Get Out: Weekend Planner Aug 26-28

Check our picks for the activities and hot spots to hit this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Mercer Island Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.


  • Where/When: 8 p.m. Fri, Aug 26 at .
  • Why Go: The Fat Chance Opera Company is coming to the Mercer Island Covenant Church this Friday to present Opera and Operetta Scenes from various Operas in a fun performance that will definitely has a sense of humor. All of the performing artists are local residents that have a passion in music and singing. The performance is also a great way to present operas to those who may not like operas in general. Enjoy the show!
  • Pricing: $10.00 suggested donation. Tax deductible receipt provided. 


Seahawks Pre-Season Football

  • Where/When: 6 p.m. Sat, Aug 27 at .
  • Why Go: It's not a regular season game, but it'll be the best look at the Seahawk's new squad you've seen all year. Most of the starting players are expected to play a full three quarters if not more. Get the The Islander early to take advantage of the 3-6 p.m. happy hour.
  • Pricing: No cover.


  • Where/When: 7:45-11:30 p.m. Sat, Aug 27 at Mercerdale Park.
  • Why Go: Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights to Mercerdale Park this Saturday night for the last of the Movie in the Park series. The featured movie will be the family friendly film Tangled, starring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy. Keep an eye on the weather though, the showing will be cancelled during inclement weather.
  • Cost: Free.


  • Where/When: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sun, Aug 28 at .
  • Why Go: Join the Mercer Island Arts Council's for the last installment of their summer concert series, Mostly Music in the Park. Swamp Soul will be the featured musicians. Not sure of what to expect from Swamp Soul? Check out this clip of the group in action.
  • Pricing: Free.



  • Where/When: 6 p.m. Sat, Aug 28 at various locations, use the UFC Bar Finder to view a list of bars or restaurants showing the fights.
  • Why Go: The World Middleweight Championship is on the line this Saturday as Anderson "Spider" Silva aims to avenge is last loss (disqualification in 06') against Yushin Okami. Also on the card this Saturday, is the highly anticipated rematch of Forrest Griffin and Shogun Rua. Need a little more back story to get into these fights? This pomo should do the trick.
  • Pricing: Usually no cover.


And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly column refreshed every Wednesday.


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