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July 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

5 fun things to do outside this sunny weekend

Skyline by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Tijmes.

Skyline by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times.

Last time I called for sun on this blog it clouded over, but this time, I swear, it really looks like the weekend is going to be hot. With an optimistic attitude, we offer this list of five outdoor events to entertain you.

As always, if you have activities you’d like to recommend to other readers — indoors or out — leave a tip on the comments thread.

1 Outdoor movies

"Transformers," Dreamworks and Paramount.

“Transformers,” Dreamworks and Paramount.

Our list of outdoor movie screenings is growing weekly. Some of the highlights this weekend: “Transformers,” “Superbad,” “The Lion King” and “Hairspray.”

2 Outdoor theater

Amy Thone in "The Tempest," by John Ulman.

Amy Thone in “The Tempest,” by John Ulman.

Our staffers and freelancers raced from park to park this past week, to review six outdoor shows: three here and three here. That means you can browse and take your pick. It’s not all Shakespeare, but there’s plenty of that for you purists, as well.

3 Paul McCartney

8 p.m., Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $39.50-$253 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).

 

Sir Paul, by Chris Pizzello.

Sir Paul, by Chris Pizzello.

Take me out to the … Beatle? Sir Paul is playing on the field at Safeco on Friday night. We hear there are still some tickets left, but hurry …

4 Bite of Seattle

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or biteofseattle.com).

Bite of Seattle, by John Lok / The Seattle Times.

Bite of Seattle, by John Lok / The Seattle Times.

Seattle’s annual munch-out is back at Seattle Center. Madeline McKenzie has the lowdown, and our resident foodies have a list of 10 recommendations on site.

5 Bon Odori

4-10 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main, Seattle (seattlebetsuin.org).

OdoriJordanSteadIf you’re not in the mood to hang out with countless thousands at Safeco or Bite of Seattle, opt for this smaller community festival, which marks a time of remembrance with traditional Japanese dancing, music and food.

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