A Guide To Upcoming Local Music Festivals And Events Taking the stage by storm will be Seattle"s own, THEESatisfaction who are not only in town to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of thier collective, but are also here on their first-ever tour: The Black Weirdo Tour. Gold parties allow you spend some time with your friends, coworkers or neighbors, while a professional gold buyer evaluates your items and makes you a cash offer. Most are set up as a open house, drop by event wristbands. Folks come and go over a several hours and the host or hostess gets paid a percentage for holding the party. Talk about easy money. Shows cost anywhere for $5 to $12, depending on whether an out-of-town group is playing, how popular the bands are, etc. If it"s a pretty big show, you can save a couple bucks by purchasing tickets online in advance. Some of the shows are all ages but, unfortunately, quite a few require attendees to be at least 21 years old. You can check their online calendar for specifics. Summary: With a grand total of 42 acts and counting, Mile High festival wristbands is going to be a tough act to follow. With two hometown bands in the line-up, 3OH!3 and The Fray, you will be hard pressed to find another festival swelling with pride. Dick"s Sporting Goods Park should accommodate festival goers quite easily, providing open space and lush grass. Think Glastonbury, U.K. Start. I"m a big fan of starting. If you"re debating with yourself whether to exercise or not, just start. Make a deal with yourself that you can call it quits after 10 or 15 minutes (of true-blue effort) if you really, really can"t stand it. By then, your happy brain hormones should have kicked in and you"re half way to conquering the world. You"re sport wristbands good-go-go. WHY ARE YOU HAVING THE PARTY? Do you what to have a theme part or just a get together with friends? Last year my daughter turned 23. We do not have any family around so a family birthday party is kind of dull. So I decided to have a get together with friends. I did not want to call it a birthday party because we did not expect gifts so I decided to have an International Party. The party would be a small party at my house, no decorations required but all food had to be from a different country. Billy Draws Two will be opening for Queensyryche, a heavy metal band formed in 1981 in Belleview, Washington, on July 31 at the Canal Fest Concert Series in Lockport, N.Y.

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China joins best-sellers at Neo-Luxor bookstore in March, when Chinese books were displayed in Prague, Czech Republic. PENG DAWEI/CHINA NEWS SERVICE

A book of anecdotes by President Xi Jinping has sold nearly 1.5 million copies in less than four months. Another book, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, has sold 6.42 million copies in 21 languages in more than 160 countries and regions, and is about to mark its third anniversary.

For Zhou Huilin, deputy chief of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, such sales show how China has opened a window for readers from home and abroad to understand the country through themed publications.

These publications refer to titles on the theories, policies and strategies of the Communist Party of China, as well as the achievements of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the Chinese Dream.

"As China"s comprehensive national power rises, more countries and readers are eager to learn about the world"s fastest growing economy, the world"s largest political party and the leadership that oversees both," Zhou said. "Introducing good themed publications is an important way to boost China"s soft power, clearly answer questions for readers worldwide and boost our country"s image and influence."

For the first time, the government worked out a special plan for themed publications as part of its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) for publications.

In May, the administration outlined 97 major titles for themed publications for 2017, including those involving strict Party governance and the major governance achievements of the country within the past five years.

The book of anecdotes as told by Xi, published by the People"s Publishing House, includes over 100 anecdotes taken from hundreds of Xi"s speeches and articles, as selected by People"s Daily.

"These vivid stories, which embody Xi"s profound thinking on civil, political, diplomatic and national defense affairs, as well as governance of the Party, the country and the military, have opened a window to the essence of Xi"s remarks," said Yang Zhenwu, president of People"s Daily.

Since it was first published in June, copyright sales for the book in English, Japanese, Russian and Vietnamese have been authorized.

"A story is better than a thousand dry arguments," said Yang Jingjie, an undergraduate at Beijing Foreign Studies University.