Our Top To-do's for the Week of August 11-17

Phinneywood's Art Up takes it to the streets this Friday when Greenwood and Phinney avenues will be closed to traffic

Must Get Arty
Art Up Phinneywood
Friday (8/12) -
Phinneywood is shutting Greenwood/Phinney Avenue from N 67th Street to N 87th to cars for its neighborhood arts walk featuring work from local artists, live music, a farmers’ market and food ($5 happy hour menu all evening at Carmelita’s). Part of the City of Seattle’s Summer Streets program, bike, walk or bus to the festival for extra “street” cred. Free. 6 - 9 p.m. http://artupgreenwood-phinney.blogspot.com/

Must Taste
Beer Floats

Never again must you make the agonizing decision of whether to down a cold beer or scarf a scoop of ice cream. Belly up to beer floats—appearing on more local menus, including at Bluebird Ice Cream, where you can pair your choice of a locally made flavor with a locally brewed beer. Slurp. bluebirdseattle.blogspot.com

Must Watch
The Vibrator Play
Through 8/28 - ACT’s artisitic director, Kurt Beattie directs In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl, about a Victorian-era wife whose doctor husband stumbles across a stimulating cure for treating “hysteria.” 8 p.m. Prices vary. ACT, 700 Union St.; 206.292.7676; acttheatre.org

Must Listen
Vicci Martinez

Grab lunch from one of the countless counters at Whole Foods and take in some midday sunshine during the Downtown Seattle Association’s Out to Lunch concert series. This week, the series features the bluesy, jazz-infused tunes of Tacoma-based singer Vicci Martinez.  Free. Noon. 601 Union St., Downtown

Must Taste
12th Avenue Street Fair
Sunday (8/14)
- Head to the Hill for a street fair putting a foodie spin on the usual neighborhood celebration. Local restaurants will be serving up $5 and under bites (from Café Presse, Osteria La Spiga, Caffe Vita, Barrio, Zobel Ethiopian Restaurant, High 5 Pie, Caffe Pettirosso, Bluebird Microcreamery, Poquitos, Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant) along 12th Avenue which will be closed to vehicles between E. Pike and E. Madison streets. Free. Noon - 6 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/12thAvenueSeattle

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