Sample rare brews at the Seattle International Beerfest, BYOP (bring your own pillow) to a Frozen sing-along, and groove to Jack White at Paramount Theater. Later in the week, the Cougars kick off the season against the Scarlet Knights, and Arabica Lounge celebrates chess and damn fine pie with a Twin Peaks–inspired night. Have fun, and as always, check out Groupon for more things to do in Seattle.
Seattle International Beerfest
Lower Queen Anne | Friday, August 22–Sunday, August 24
This three-day festival celebrating rare and hard-to-find beers gathers together 200 brews from 16 countries right beneath the Space Needle. Admission includes 10 beer tickets, a souvenir glass, and reentry all weekend. Live musical acts including The Haggis Brothers and Jukehouse Hounds provide the soundtrack as guests sip 4-ounce pours on the lawn. (Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion; 305 Harrison St.; $25 in advance, $30 at the door; buy tickets here)
Northgate | Monday, August 25, 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
If didn’t spend your summer belting out “Let It Go” in public, well, better late than never. Bring the whole family for this movie night and sing-along at the Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library. The library will be providing free ice pops, but pillows (for sitting) are BYO. (10548 5th Ave. NE; free)
Downtown | Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
The former White Stripes frontman hits the Paramount Theatre on tour to promote his second solo album, Lazaretto, which debuted at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 chart and smashed a two-decade-long record for most vinyl albums sold in a week. Pitchfork reviewer Stephen M. Deusner called the album “the densest, fullest, craziest, and most indulgent that White has sounded.” (911 Pine St.; from $70; also playing on Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m.; buy tickets here)
Washington State vs. Rutgers
SoDo | Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m.
The Cougars go head-to-head with the Scarlet Knights for the 2014 season opener. Doors open at 6 p.m., but those who show up early can enjoy free activities—including kid-friendly inflatables and performances from the WSU marching band—to celebrate kick-off day. (CenturyLink Field; 800 Occidental Ave. S; $15 with Groupon)
Twin Peaks Chess Night
Capitol Hill | Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
Once a month, the breakfast and brunch spot Arabica Lounge stays open late to host a Twin Peaks–themed event it bills as “an evening of backwards talking, damn fine drinks, and friendly chess.” Expect TVs screening episodes of the cult-favorite show, plus themed drinks. Oh, and pie. Of course pie. (1550 E Olive Way; no cover)