Hey! You! Yeah, we’re talking to you, the one sitting around wondering, “What is there to do this weekend?” Here, we offer three things to do that will get you off that couch/barstool/toadstool and have you enjoying the arts.
1 Public-art bike tour
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, meet at Greenwood Park, North 87th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle; free, helmets required.
This 3-mile bike tour will roll you past artworks installed along the Interurban Trail between Greenwood and Bitter Lake. Artist Jen Dixon, whose “FlipBook” and “PlayLand” are along the trail, is one of the tour guides. The tour will take place on bicycle lanes and dedicated trails, so the art can be viewed safely.
2 Arty dance party
4-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, The Rhino Room, Capitol Hill.
Joey Veltkamp, the artist behind the Rhino Room installation “The Party Never Ends,” is backtracking on the title of his show (a little) with an end-of-summer “Kesha Dance Party.” He’s co-hosting with fellow artists Matthew Offenbacher and Rumi Koshino, whom he describes as fellow fans of the pop singer. And the show? It’s 13 flags inspired by “Kesha, summer, and the regrettable decisions of youth.” Kesha knows a few things about that, we’d imagine. (Since it’s a bar, 21+ only, please — and police those regrettable decisions, will you?)
3 Seattle Opera season kickoff
Noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, McCaw Hall; free, www.seattleopera.org
The company invites opera fans and the opera-curious to a season kickoff party designed to give attendees a close look at what makes the opera tick. Costumes, a backstage technical tour (full of trap doors!), improv comedy and of course, a performance are all on the program, as is new general director Aidan Lang. Note: The technical tours (1:15 and 2:15 p.m.) and the performance (4:45 p.m.) are free also, but online registration is required.