Get Out: Weekend Planner July 29-31

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-with-work-get-me-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit.


  • Where/When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at .
  • Why Go: We got another weekend of summer weather ahead of us, so take advantage of it, and do something outside. Like checking out the Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth at the Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre. Pack a blanket, chairs and a picnic for a wonderful night of Shakespeare in the Park.
  • Cost: Admission is free.


  • Where/When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at .
  • Why Go: If you're a fan of anything India, you'll want to check out this festival in Redmond this weekend. Enjoy the rare live musical performances, taste the traditional Indian cuisine, or check out some of the family friendly performances. And while you're there, be sure to stop by our Patch booth to say hi and grab some free patch swag!
  • Cost: Admission is free.


  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sun, July 31 at .
  • Why Go: Pick up all your locally grown favorites and more this Sunday at the Market. Mr. Darby will be entertaining the little ones from noon to 12:45 p.m. Followed by a Cherry-pit spitting contest for the kids at 1 p.m. The Yaamba Marimba Band will also be performing this Sunday. And as always, the Master Gardeners will be on site to answer any gardening questions you have.
  • Cost: Admission is free.


  • Where/When: 7:30 p.m. on Fri, July 29 at  in Bellevue.
  • Why Go: Looking for laughs this weekend? Just a short drive across the bridge to the Parlor in Bellevue is where you'll find them. Kyle Cease is a stand-up genius. His routine will have you laughing all night long. But don't take my word for it. Check out this YouTube clip to see Cease in action.
  • Cost: Tickets range from $20 to $30.

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Sun, July 31 at .
  • Why Go: Join the Mercer Island Arts Council's for another installment of their summer concert series, Mostly Music in the Park. Sunday's featured musicians will be Orchestra Zarabanda, an extremely talented Cuban salsa orchestra. Not sure of what to expect from Orchestra Zarabanda? Check out this clip of the group performing at Teatro Zinzanni in Seattle to see what you'r in for.
  • Cost: Free.



Still want more? Check out our family-friendly  column refreshed every Wednesday.


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