Weekends are for fun; here are ideas to get you started

Cute and cuddly: The Everett animal farm in Forest Park opens on Saturday. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Aug. 24. See baby goats, sheep, ducks, hens, rabbits and pigs. More info here.

Look up: See rare vintage aircraft fly and meet the pilots who fly them. At 11 a.m. Saturday at the Flying Heritage Collection, there will be a roundtable talk followed by flights at noon. The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and the rare Ilyushin Il-2M3 Shturmovik are set to fly. Get more info here.

Small-town fun: Darrington’s “Street Fest in Old Town” summer series begins on Friday at 7 p.m. There will be music, art, activities and family-friendly outdoor movies in downtown Darrington. The fun is on Darrington Street between Emmens and Sauk Avenues. Get more info here.

Free strawberries: Most people like strawberries, but free strawberries? That’s something everyone can get behind. The Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm in Skagit County is giving away strawberries this weekend. The farm opened 30 acres of strawberry fields on Friday for locals to pick strawberries free of charge and will keep them open until Tuesday. The fields are located at the northwest corner of Josh Wilson Road and Avon Allen Road in Burlington. The family asks all pickers to bring their own containers. Get more info here.

Get modern: See the roots of modern art that grew in the Northwest. Seattle Art Museum’s big summer show, “Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical,” is exhibited Wednesdays through Sundays until Sept. 7. Get all the details in our story here.

Shiny: See classic, antique and custom cars and motorcycles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Twin City Idlers show is in downtown Stanwood. It’s free. More info here.

Boom: See a musical fireworks show at dusk on Saturday in Monroe. Get more info here.

Country Boy: Ted Vigil, who has a striking resemblance to John Denver, will perform a tribute concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Everett. Get more info in our story here.

Live music Everett’s Music on the Waterfront concert series begins this weekend. Catch DoctorFunK at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and the Gary Evans Collective at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The concerts are at Port Gardner Landing. Get more info here.

Bats: Learn the truth and fiction about bats at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Edmonds Wildlife Native Plant Demonstration Garden, 95 Pine St. Barbara Ogaard, who has been rehabilitating bats for more than 30 years, will talk about how to safely observe bats and then lead a twilight bat walk. Call 425-771-8165 for more information.

Wildlife gardens: Take a look at wildlife-friendly gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on Camano Island. Begin at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, to get maps. Gardens are small to large and in a variety of habitats. Free. Get more info here.

Cher: The iconic singer brings her five decades of hits to Seattle on Saturday. Get more info, and see who else is playing soon, here.

Comedy: Actor/comedian David Spade performs at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Get tickets here.

Summer fun: Find more things to do all summer long in Splash!

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