See the classic Muppet Movie for free on your bike this week. Courtesy Henson Associates.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Organize for climate justice, swoon over Chris Isaak, or float on Lake Washington with DJs.

August 31


I Will Send Rain Rae Meadows’ fourth novel, I Will Send Rain, is set against the backdrop of the mid-1930s dustbowl. It’s the kind of impressive, intensely researched work that reinvigorates an author’s career. Meadows shares the stage tonight with Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., 624-6600, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

John Weise Tonight the Central District is visited by three heavies in the field of noise. The intensely prolific John Weise brings his chaotic gift to Hollow Earth Radio, complemented by Jason Anderson, that guy behind Gift Tapes and LIMITS, and Greg Kelley, who blew away Debacle Fest audiences in May. Hollow Earth Radio, 2018 A E. Union St., $5–$15. All ages. 9 p.m. MEAGAN ANGUS

Bike-In Muppet Movie Join Bike Works, a community bike shop, to celebrate the end of summer with Kermit and company’s original 1979 motion picture. There’ll be free popcorn courtesy of Ark Lodge Cinemas and, of course, bikes. Lots of bikes. Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St., 695-2522, Free. All ages. 8 p.m. CASEY JAYWORK

Overdose Awareness Day Join harm-reduction advocates at a poignant memorial for the 320 King Countians who died from drug overdoses last year. Each lost life will be represented by a white balloon attached to a pair of shoes, and speakers will talk about their own experiences with overdoses and what’s being done to reduce drug deaths in Seattle. Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Free. All ages. 6–8 p.m. CJ

September 1


Loch Lomond In the decade-plus that it has filled Portland clubs with its plaintive pop songs, Loch Lomond has seen more than 75 artists pass through its ranks. That the band’s latest, Pens From Spain, retains both its trademark light-touch chamber orchestrations and its left-of-center lyricism is a testament to the talents and vision of bandleader Ritchie Young. See it in action tonight, and arrive early for Seattle Weekly favorites Planes on Paper. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, $10 adv./$15 DOS. All ages. 7:30 p.m. MARK BAUMGARTEN

Wintering and The Gunnywolf It takes some poets years to put out a single collection of poetry. This year, Seattle poet Megan Snyder-Camp has published two: Wintering is based on the journals of Lewis and Clark, while The Gunnywolf examines racial tensions in America through the lens of a mythological creature. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

September 2


Jungle Gym Patio The young electronic-music crew behind one of our favorite local records this month is taking over the brand-new Timbre Room patio for their first Seattle show since they moved to the city a year ago. You can dance if you want to, but René Najera and Dravier’s stylings are just as appropriate for chilling out and basking in the last few rays of summer we’ve got left. After this rare performance, the duo are off to Europe—come out and wish them well. Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave. E., Free. 21 and over. 7–11 p.m. KELTON SEARS

Summer Vacation With C89.5 C89.5 is an unheralded treasure of Seattle. Owned by Seattle Public Schools, for 42 years it has provided kids at Nathan Hale High School the opportunity to rattle the airwaves with a consistently solid dance-music format. With summer vacation coming to an end, come down to the Waterfront to boogie with the station’s DJ Kryspin, who will spin the final installment of Summer Vacation With C89.5. Hot Spot, 1401 Alaskan Way (between the Great Wheel and the Aquarium). Free. All ages. 6–9 p.m. DAN PERSON

The Lesser Evils Dylan Ward has been thinking about the choices we make every day, and The Lesser Evils is the result—we have to assume that things could have been so much worse. He’s invited Laura Aschoff of Grief Girls and Kim Lusk to join him in a mixed-repertory evening contemplating all the options. BASE, 6520 Fifth Ave. S. #122, $5–$10. All ages. 8 p.m. Through Sat., Sept. 3. SANDI KURTZ

PNW Just Transition Assembly What would an equitable transition away from fossil fuels actually look like? Can we solve the climate crisis through tackling other socioeconomic crises? How can we make sure that the people most impacted by climate change have a voice in mitigating it? The second annual four-day gathering of PNW environmental-justice advocates will usher in heady discussions of all this and much more. Activities include a “Decolonize Our Activism” dinner and workshop focused on building alliances between white and indigenous environmentalists and a “People’s Solidarity Night” featuring local food, art, and music. Various locations in South Seattle. Seattle. Free (donations accepted). All ages. Noon. Through Sept. 5. SARA BERNARD

Selena in the Park

Pack a blanket and head to Delridge Park for Reel Grrls’ LatinX Movie Night, featuring the iconic biopic Selena at 8 p.m. As the sun sets, see films made by youth in the Reel Grrls summer programs, plus Every Row A Path, a documentary about young migrant women in the Skagit Valley. Delridge Community Center Park, 4501 Delridge Way SW. Free. All ages. 6 p.m., Selena starts at 8 p.m. ELISSA BALL

September 3


Justice Yeldham What do you get when you cross a human trumpet with a pane of glass? Blood. Lots of blood. Justice Yeldham, the latest incarnation of Australian noise vanguard Lucas Abela, is a meditation on pressure, sonic annihilation, and the extremes a body can go to for the sake of expression. With Daniel Menche and Eric Ostrowski. Teatro de la Psychomachia, 1534 First Ave. S. $5–$15. 21 and over. 8 p.m. MA

September 4


Chris Isaak Isaak’s latest album, 2015’s First Comes the Night, sticks closely to the formula that’s served him so well for so many years: simple love songs whose reverb and effortless vocals could have been lifted from a 1960 Sun Records 45. With a sip of wine, you’ll want to fall in love with the ’90s heartbreaker all over again. Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, $45. 21 and over. 7 p.m. DP

September 5


Labor Day Float Puyallup’s Under Ground Visions & Plurfexion Productions is hosting a waterfront DJ party on Lake Washington (featuring folks with names like Wigglez and Nudl3s), and if Facebook is correct, some 1,200 people are expected to float out into the water to rave on the waves. If you’re looking for a bizarre way to end the summer, look no further. Lake Washington (map of musical locations due out on Saturday); see Under Ground Visions & Plurfexion Productions Facebook page for details. Free. All ages. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. KS

September 6


Everfair Sci-fi author and book reviewer Nisi Shawl has long been a terrific supporter of Seattle’s literary scene. Tonight, Shawl debuts her novel Everfair, a steampunk recasting of the colonization of the Belgian Congo, giving Seattle an opportunity to return the favor. Shawl is one of the best sci-fi writers in town, and she deserves to be celebrated. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

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