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Weekend: Tour de Fat, jazz, Irwin’s party, more

Posted by Kate Bergman on July 30th, 2010

Saturday
Hop on your bike and head to Gas Works Park for Tour De Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling bicycle festival that rolls into town this Saturday. The brewers partner locally with Bicycle Alliance of Washington to celebrate cycling — the event features a costumed bike parade for children and adults, music and other live performances, a car-for-bike swap, beer garden and food vendors.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

10:00 a.m.  Bike Parade Registration
11:00 a.m.   Bike Parade Launch
12:00 p.m.   Performances Begin
12:20 p.m.   The SLOW RIDE
1:30 p.m.     The Great Bike Story Contest for New Belgium Cruiser Bike
2:35 p.m.     Car for Bike Trade Celebration
4:50 p.m.     Faux Finale
4:55 p.m.     Faux Real finale
5:00 p.m.    Curtain Closes

The folks at Sustainable Seattle are looking for volunteers for Tour de Fat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how you can help by contacting Eldan Goldenberg eldan@sustainableseattle.org or going to this site.

As part of the Wayward Music Series, avant-jazz band Ask the Ages will play in the Chapel performance space at the Good Shepherd Center at 8 p.m.

Sunday
Irwin’s Bakery, at 40th and Bagley, is throwing a customer-appreciation party from 4 to 7 p.m. The sidewalk cookout is free.

Sadly, the Avila Sunday dinner (and Avila itself) is no more. But Joule still serves up a special menu at the end of each week. This week the theme is Italian grill, featuring smoked pork belly and anchovy grilled pizza, grilled pesto octopus with chickpeas and sorrel, peach with basil and pecorino salad. They’ll also make Italian ice with a snow cone machine.

Feeling pretty stuffed? Digest in front of the TV — watch Tilth chef Maria Hines battle Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” at 10 p.m.



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