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Four Can't-miss Happenings for the Week of July 14 - 20
Saturday (7/16 - 8/7) - Five condemned Capitol Hill homes have been taken over by local artists for this temporary art exhibit that gives new meaning to the phrase, "neighborhood in transition". Visitors will have full access to four of the five homes featuring work from Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp and Luke Haynes. Free. Noon - 7 p.m. daily. Mad Homes, 711 Bellevue. madartseattle.com
Seward Park 100 Year Anniversary
Saturday & Sunday (7/16 & 7/17) - Seward Park celebrates its centennial this weekend with a south-end festival featuring a classic car show, historic hydroplane display, vintage fashion show, food vendors and live music. Cyclists can swing by the park this Sunday when Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from the entrance at Seward Park north to Mount Baker Park Beach. We’ll pop a wheelie to that. Free. Times vary. Seward Park, 5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S. sewardpark.org
For years, Damsalfly has been providing Seattle women with the most affordable and funky boutique finds around. Now that owner Jenny Monroe has relocated into the former Bark space a couple of doors down, her husband, Jake, is manning the remodeled space, filling it with a hearty mix of vintage home décor, gifts and clothing for the urban dude with style (but not too much style). Swing by the Ballard Farmers Market this weekend and stop by this cool, new shop featurin an array of small potted succulents, cool black distressed wood wall art, vintage glassware, and retro/modern bars and ottomans that Jake crafts to order. The apparel section in back features a carefully chosen selection of blue-collar yet sharp mensware: platoon shirts ($32–$35), fedoras ($20) and vintage sport jackets ($35). Jax Joon, 5346 Ballard Ave. NW St. 206.789.8777.
Women’s World Cup Final
Sunday (7/17) - Sports alert! The United States and Japan are squaring off this Sunday for the biggest prize in women's soccer. Even if you’re not a hardcore futball fan, you’d be wise to block out a few hours to watch this sure-to-be-water-cooler fodder match. Watch the game from the comfort of your couch or swing by your favorite neighborhood bar (our pick: belly up at Cafe Presse) to cheer on the ol' USA. 7/17. 11:30 a.m. Free. Cafe Presse, 1117 12th Ave. cafepresseseattle.com