Final Summer Festival Flings

A flurry of arts festivals helps you give the last days of summer everything you’ve got
Brangien Davis  |   September 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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Seattle Design Festival
[DESIGN] This year’s 10-day festival of architecture and design boasts more than 60 events, including architecture walking tours, a design-focused film festival (see page 141) and the popular Design Block (which, for the first time, will take place in Pioneer Square), featuring an array of intriguing and interactive inventions, including human-powered machines. 9/13–9/22. Times, prices and venues vary. seattledesignfestival.org

Seattle Fringe Festival
[THEATER] A fast-paced, five-day frenzy of fun, funky and sometimes confounding performances! The Seattle Fringe Festival brings 22 edgy acts (monologues, cabaret and full-on plays), all less than an hour long, to Capitol Hill venues, including Richard Hugo House and Annex Theater. 9/18–9/22. Times, prices and venues vary. seattlefringefestival.org

Decibel Festival
[MUSIC] Seattle’s impressive festival of electronic music is celebrating its 10th year in high style, with DJ acrobatics, heavy beats and synth magic performed by an astounding 80-plus bands hailing from all over, including Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces, Nightmare Fortress, J.Alvarez, Vox Mod and TheeSatisfaction. 9/25–9/29. Times, prices and venues vary. dbfestival.com