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October 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

5 things to do this weekend, from cheap to splurgey

Whether you’re feeling broke or flush, there are plenty of things to do in the Seattle area this weekend.

Feel free to offer your own suggestions for other readers on the comments thread.

1 Seattle Children's Festival

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12, Seattle Center, free (206-684-7200 or NWFolklife.org/SCFestival).

Young Folklifers. By Christopher Nelson.

Young Folklifers. By Christopher Nelson.

Northwest Folklife has a new venture aimed at kids and families — a one-day festival of music, dance, arts & crafts and more, at Seattle Center on Sunday. Magic, puppet shows, Bollywood dance: The lineup sounds so much fun, you’ll feel like a kid again.

2 St. Demetrios Greek Festival

Oct. 10-12, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle (seattlegreekfestival.com).

Bougatsa fpr sale at the Greek festival in 2010. Photo by Ellen Banner/The Seattle Times.

Bougatsa fpr sale at the Greek festival in 2010. Photo by Ellen Banner/The Seattle Times.

There’s more free entertainment to be had on North Capitol Hill at this annual festival of Greek culture. Music, dancing and church tours are yours for the taking, but you might also want to drop a few dollars on some dolmathes, moussaka, souvlaki or other regional delicacies.

3 SAM's 'Pop Departures'

Wednesdays-Sundays through Jan. 11, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50 (seattleartmuseum.org).

Andy Warhol's "Vote for McGovern" hangs in the foreground. Photo by Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times.

Andy Warhol’s “Vote for McGovern” hangs in the foreground of this SAM gallery. Photo by Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times.

SAM’s splashy new show revisits some of the great Pop artists of the ’60s — Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg — and then traces their influence today. Themes of consumerism and celebrity culture seem just as vital today as they did back then, says reviewer Michael Upchurch.

4 'Movie Music of John Williams'

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10-12), Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $30-$105 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).

Composer and conductor John Williams. Photo by Craig Mathews.

Composer and conductor John Williams. Photo by Craig Mathews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for this Symphony Pops program are running short, no doubt due to the immense popularity of the movie music of John Williams. He’s the composer behind the scores of “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and many, many other movies you know and love. Read all about the concert in Tom Keogh’s preview article.

5 'Beaumount & Caswell in Hacienda Holiday'

Wednesdays-Sundays, 222 Mercer St., Seattle; $86-$163 (zinzanni.com).

Emcee Robert Lopez, by Alan Alabastro.

Emcee Robert Lopez, by Alan Alabastro.

Now for the splurge: Teatro ZinZanni’s latest collage of music, cabaret-style vignettes and circus arts is open for business under the vintage European tent on Mercer Street near Seattle Center. Included in the ticket price (starting at $86 for matinees) is a multi-course meal, with a choice of steak, salmon or a vegetarian entree.

Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Children's Festival, Folklife, Pop Departures

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