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