Skip the ceremony and head straight to the reception.
Fashion First Fifth Annual Fashion Show
What: Seattle’s hottest designers and retailers gather to send fall’s gotta-have-its down the runway, with proceeds benefiting the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation of Washington.
Why: Runway love.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: South Lake Union Park, Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N. Tickets online at fashionfirstseattle.com.
Sixth Annual KEXP Summer BBQ
What: Satisfy your hunger for good food, music, and beer when our favorite radio station throws the ultimate summertime fete with The Dandy Warhols headlining.
Why: They’re stoked.
When: Sat., 2-9 p.m.
Where: South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Crystalyn Kae Rooftop Trunk Show
What: Find a truly unique tote from the Seattle handbag designer’s fall collection.
Why: We bag to differ.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 4032 Stone Way N., in Wallingford (ring the top buzzer).
What: Six local shutterbugs show conceptual works depicting intimate self-exploration, universal locations, and mundane marvels.
Why: Shot through the art.
When: Thru Aug. 30. Opening reception, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Some Space, 625 1st Ave. (206-718-3104).
What: Bardot and Piccoli play a troubled couple in this complex tale about the fragility of marital trust, which kicks off an homage to the master of La Nouvelle Vague.
Why: Leaves you breathless.
When: Thru Aug. 14. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St. (206-633-7151).