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Weekend Planner: Operatoberfest, Islander Football and More

Check out our picks for the top 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: 7 p.m. Fri, Oct, 14 at Liberty High School in Renton.
  • Why Go: Come root on the Islanders as they take on the Liberty Patriots this Friday. The Islanders are coming off a 42-14 victory over Mt. Si last week and should be ready for another breakout performance this week against Liberty. Click here to see the highlights from last week's game. Go Islanders!
  • Pricing: $5, free with student ID.

  • Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 14 at .
  • Why Go: This week, the Mercer Island Arts Council's "Classics on Film" features the winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Feature Length Documentary, Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, 2010). Never seen it? Check out the film's trailer to see what you're in for. Stick around after the showing for a Q&A with Lance Rhoades, film historian and program director for the Mercer Island Arts Council Classics on Film Program.
  • Pricing: Admission is free.

  • Where/When: 1 p.m. Sat, Oct. 15 at .
  • Why Go: Join the Friends of the Mercer Island Library this Saturday for another installment of their ongoing Saturday Matinee film series. This week, the series continues to examine the portrayal of the media in Hollywood films with the 1940 classic, The Philadelphia Story.
  • Pricing: Admission is free.

  • Where/When: 6-9 p.m. Sat, Oct. 16 at .
  • Why Go: Wind down your Saturday at The Olde Wine Store with a glass of wine and the smooth jazzy, blues and folk tunes from local musician Patrick Daughtery. Come and join the community discussion, discuss ideas with peers, and enjoy the great music.
  • Pricing: Admission is free.

  • Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 15 at .
  • Why Go: Grab your friends and family for this special evening of music at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church this Saturday. Operatoberfest isn't just for fans of opera. Expect a variety of musical genres, everything from musical theater ditties to popular jazz songs. Children of any age are welcome and they might even be asked to assist in some of the numbers!
  • Pricing: A suggested donation to you're favorite cause. You can bring food for the food bank, clothing for homeless, or cash for a variety of causes.

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

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