Take advantage of the warm weather this weekend to get out. Lynn Jacobson, features editor of The Seattle Times, talks about what's going on in the next few days.
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra takes a hiatus for summer, but you can still get your classical music fix at the Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival. For four weeks, more than three dozen musicians will perform 12 concerts -- including one free outdoor concert in Volunteer Park and one for families. Most concerts take place at Benaroya Hall beginning Saturday, and each concert is preceded by a free 30-minute recital one hour before the performance.
Seattle celebrity chef Tom Douglas will cook a picnic-style dinner at Victor Steinbrueck Park, near Pike Place Market, for $20, and donate the money to the park's maintenance. On the menu:grilled salmon with fennel aioli, hazelnut and rice salad, blueberry crisp and more. The first of these events begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The Seattle Pride Festival is the biggest free festival in the country, and with the recent Supreme Court rulings, the it's expected to be especially large. Kick off the weekend with Capitol Hill's pride festival onSaturday at 11 a.m. on Broadway, along with other festivals during the day. The Pride Parade is on Sunday, and then the party moves downtown for PrideFest at Seattle Center.