South Lake Union Block Party

If Seafair and the Capitol Hill Block Party weren’t enough to sate your thirst for music, booze, food, and sunshine, the South Lake Union Block Party is upping the ante with a kid-friendly, one-day celebration. Food tickets buy bite-size treats from Tuta Bella, Flying Fish, and others ($1-$5). Larger portions are also available from Molly Moon’s, Marination Mobile, and Dante’s Inferno Hotdogs, complemented by a beer garden and wine tasting area. For kids, in addition to the usual face painting and bouncy toys, there will be real, live ponies to ride! And in true summer fashion, because no block party is complete without a grill-off, chefs from Seastar, Raw Bar, and Whole Foods will go head-to-head in a 90-minute burger battle. Taking into account today’s date, Friday the 13th, the 9 p.m. outdoor screening of Zombieland concerns the unlucky survivor of an undead apocalypse (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the cause of which is mad cow disease. (Don’t tell the burger battlers.) Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Historic Seattle, which has helped preserve at-risk old buildings like Washington Hall. CELINA KAREIVA

Fri., Aug. 13, 12-11 p.m., 2010

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