Summer better than others.
What: A triple threat of emerging U.S. choreographers stage original, groundbreaking, and critically acclaimed contemporary dance for two nights only.
Why: Get a move on.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Velocity Mainspace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., ste. 200 (206-325-8773). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
YuSoFyne Benefit Concert for 826 Seattle
What: Support the writing program’s Youth Advisory Board and take in local bands The Pica Beats and Truckasauras at the secretive Healthy Times Fun Club in Capitol Hill.
Why: It’s a fine how-do-you-do.
When: Sat. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Where: For location, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday BBQ at Joule
What: Korean street food like blood sausage, spicy rice cakes, and roasted pig’s feet with salted shrimp and chili relish leads to finger licking.
Why: East meets Northwest.
When: Thru Aug. 30. Sun. Food, noon.-8 p.m.; live music, 2-4 p.m.
Where: 1913 N. 45th St. (206-632-1913).
Tini Bigs Mixology Class
What: Bartender Ryan Tatum schools you on how to shake and stir mean martinis to wash down apps like yellow beet goat cheese ravioli and pulled pork flautas.
Why: He’ll give it to you straight.
When: Sat., 4 p.m. (Classes featuring an alternating liquor occur the last Sat. of each month thru the end of the year.)
Where: 100 Denny Way. Reservations at 206-284-5003.
SportsWise Warehouse Sale
What: High-performance workout gear from Merrell, Oiselle, Lole, Descente, and more at 50-70 percent off retail price.
Why: Ex-spandex your workout wardrobe.
When: Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. Info at 425-476-1575.