Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.
Tastin’ n Racin’: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8. Features hydroplane racing, live music, boat and auto exhibits, children’s activities and more. Cost: $5-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah. www.tastinracin.com.
Benefit River Rafting Trip: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 8. Open to ages 12 and older. Proceeds benefit Hopelink programs for the homeless and low-income. Cost: $65 minimum donation; advance registration required. Starts from the Wenatchee River outside Leavenworth. 425-822-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirkland Performance Center 10th Anniversary Community Open House: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 8. Free performances include: 11 a.m. “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Book-it Repertory Theatre; 1 p.m., Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra; 3 p.m., Keith Highlanders Pipe Band; 5 p.m., Bottom Line Duo; 7 p.m., Showtunes! Theatre Company; 9 p.m., horror improv group Blood Squad. Cost: Free; reservations required. 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.
Third annual Washington Brewers Festival: 5-9 p.m. June 13; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 14-15. Features beer tasting, keg-toss contest, live music, kids’ playground and more. Friday night open to ages 21 and older; Saturday-Sunday open to all. Cost: $15-$20; free for ages 20 and younger with a parent. Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 206-447-5649 or www.washingtonbeer.com.
LiveARTS Bothell: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28-29. Summer festival features art exhibits, food, live entertainment and more. Cost: Free. Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St., Bothell. 425-488-2787 or www.liveartsbothell.com.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29. Features history displays, vendor booths, entertainment, strawberry shortcake-eating contests, food and more. Free. Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue. 425-450-1049 or www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org.
Symphony of Gardens Tour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. Self-guided tour of five private gardens, with artists painting in each garden. Live music and refreshments 11:30 am.-3:30 p.m. at Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Proceeds benefit the Bellevue Philharmonic League. Cost: $25. Call for details, maps. 425-455-4171.
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.
• Bobby McFerrin: 8 p.m. June 7. Grammy award-winning singer to perform. Cost: $79-$150.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.
• “Standards—An Old Familiar Tune”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 7. Presented by Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Cost: $9-$18.
“Best of Broadway—the Biblical Story”: 7:30 p.m. June 7. Music from “Godspell” and “Children of Eden” presented by Bellevue Community College’s Concert Choir. Cost: $8. Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. 425-564-3114.
Spring Choirs Concert: 3 p.m. June 8. Cost: By donation. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th N.E., Bellevue. 425-454-2059.
Music Works Year-End Sunday Brunch: 12:30 p.m. June 8. Features performances by student and faculty ensembles, along with buffet brunch. Cost: $10-$15 in advance; $15-$20 at the door. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988.
Eastside Jazz—Jovino Santos Neto: 7:30 p.m. June 10. Refreshments provided. Cost: $6-$12. Sherman Clay Pianos, 1000 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-828-9104, 425-454-0633 or www.eastsidejazzclub.com.
Music Works Northwest—Executive Series: 7:30 p.m. June 13. Top student musicians to perform. Cost: Free. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.