Welcome to Events Roundup, Eater Seattle’s breakdown of upcoming local dining and drinking happenings. This is a list of everything most worthy of your time, with a focus on events taking place in the next week, as well as upcoming meals you’ll want to make reservations for soon, before they sell out.
Wine and beer are the key themes for this week, with an array of several multi-day festivals to keep your weekend booked.
Friday, May 31 – Saturday, June 1
What: The Summer Solstice Beer Festival at Magnuson Park Hangar 30 kicks off this weekend, featuring live music, 150+ vendors and food from 25 food trucks and popups. Sample a lineup of more than 30 local beers, seltzers and ciders. Each ticket also comes with eight tasting tokens.
Details: 4 – 10 p.m. Friday and 12 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Magnuson Park Hangar 30, 6310 NE 74th St. Tickets are $25.
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2
What: For Greek food lovers, this annual three-day festival in Capitol Hill lets attendees try dishes such as souvlaki, tiropita (a cheese pie made from phyllo dough), and baklava. There will be live Greek music and — of course — lots of dancing. Imported pastries, deli items, and handmade goods will also be available to buy.
Details: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave.
Saturday, June 1
What: Head over to the Charles Smith Wines Jet City tasting room in Georgetown for the Third Annual Jet City Rosé Experience — an evening featuring live music performances and rosé from more than 25 regional wineries, including K Vintners, Amavi Cellars, Matthews Winery, Milbrandt Vineyards, and more. Reverend Horton Heat will be headlining the event while a few local food trucks are serving up grub.
Details: 1 to 6 p.m. at Charles Smith Wines Jet City, 1136 South Albro Place. Tickets are $45.
Saturday, June 1
What: Silver City Brewery is hosting its eighth annual Mariners Pub Crawl at Pioneer Square this Saturday after the game against the Angels. The booze-filled tour will visit more than 10 bars and restaurants, including the golf-themed Flatstick Pub, Josh Henderson’s upscale sports bar Quality Athletics, and the seafood destination Ivar’s Acres of Clams. Those who want to check it out should head toward Flatstick first, before the crawl goes to the various pubs in the neighborhood and then T-Mobile Park (yes, it hasn’t been pretty of late, but know that the M’s still have the wonder that is Dan Vogelbach).
Details: 1:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Pioneer Square. Ticket sales for the crawl have ended, but anyone who is going to the Mariners game on their own or just really like beer are welcome to join in the revelry at these participating locations.
Saturday, June 1
What: Make way to the Eastside to test your wine knowledge and take part in multiple seminars taught by winemakers and other industry experts. The wine boot camp includes lunch and wine tastings, accompanied by chocolate from Jcoco. Seminar topics range from decoding foreign wine labels and debunking myths to discovering Washington’s lesser-known varietals.
Details: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Patterson Cellars Tasting Room (Warehouse District), 19501 144th Ave NE, Woodinville. Tickets are $169.