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August 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Friday Memo: Hello, fall … Bumpin’ at Bumbershoot … King Felix … Methow bound

Hey fall. Long time, no see:  Get your sweaters out for Labor Day weekend. The highs aren’t even expected to reach 70 until maybe Monday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. It’s a weekend to embrace your love of Northwest gray skies, drizzle and cool days.

Weather be damned. There’s still fun to be had: Seattle’s Labor Day music and entertainment classic Bumbershoot  returns to Memorial Coliseum this year. It’s a great year for music acts with evergreen favorites (Elvis Costello, the Wu-Tang Clan, Los Lobos) and up-and-coming new acts (Schoolboy Q and Gregory Porter). Can’t decide what to do? Check out our list of 35 things to see at Bumbershoot to plan your festival weekend.

Felix Hernandez will pitch tonight. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Felix Hernandez is scheduled to pitch Friday night. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Music not your thing? The Mariners play the Nationals this weekend with fireworks tonight. Join the King’s Court as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. Look for some interesting roster changes on Monday as the team is in a post-season race for the first time in years. Can’t get enough of the King? It’s Felix Bobblehead Night on Saturday.

Get out of town: The Methow Valley has had a rough summer, but the floods and fires are history and the area is a great place to finish the summer. It’s rodeo weekend in Winthrop and you can support the area with the Blues for the Burn fundraising concert. Plan your Methow trip here.

Practice game: The Seahawks ended the preseason with a 41-31 loss to Oakland Thursday night. Despite describing the game as “terrible,” coach Pete Carroll says the first-team offense is “ready to play some football.” Bob Condotta breaks down the game by position.

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