Lit Crawl Is Tonight: It’s the biggest night of readings all year! To help counter your feelings of being overwhelmed and having major FOMO, Rich Smith has put together a handy-dandy guide to all the literary fun, with routes to follow in both Capitol Hill and First Hill.. Extra special shameless promotion: The Stranger's own Sydney Brownstone and Heidi Grover will be doing a live taping of their fantastic podcast about conspiracies, Trust Issues, and I’ve been told there will be “interactive elements."
Café Racer Closed Its Doors Last Night : Another one bites the dust in the crumbling Seattle we once knew and loved. The beloved café had a 14-year run, filled with triumphs (and tragedies). The place was a beacon for a community of DIY artists and musicians, and even had a "Temple for Bad Art." Here’s more about the closing, and here’s a video of a band paying tribute the café last night:
A band dropped by tonight to pay tribute to Cafè Racer. The restaurant is closing this evening after 14 years in the U District. pic.twitter.com/U4wCY6eAlP
— Megan Murnane (@MeganMurnane) October 19, 2017
The Comprehensive Andrew Wyeth Retrospective Opens at SAM Tonight: Over 100 paintings from famed Realist painter and American landscape and portrait master will be shown. And, here’s a fun way to cross mediums—SAM is inviting local filmmakers to create a short film inspired by Wyeth's paintings in a week-long film sprint that kicks off next Wednesday. I suppose the obvious choice is Christina's World, Wyeth’s most well-known painting:
But personally, I think there's a story to be told in this one:
Seattle Artist’s Exhibit Deemed "Too Powerful" for the Public to See: Guggenheim Fellow Paul Rucker, who splits his time between Seattle and Baltimore, makes KKK robes that he and his family sews by hand for his traveling exhibition, Rewind. York College closed the exhibit to the public, saying the exhibition was “very provocative and potentially disturbing to some.”
What’s Going on with Seattle Weekly?: The paper just laid off two staffers yesterday—Culture & Comix editor Kelton Sears and staff reporter Casey Jaywork. Editor-in-chief Mark Baumgarten denied rumors of the paper folding and said that “more information about …the new Weekly will be coming out over the next week.” Sean Nelson has more.
The New Theatrical Version of Pride and Prejudice Is One of a Kind: And you only have two more weekends to see it. “The show is a madcap, postmodern, fourth-wall-breaking, Jane-Austen-joke-making take on Pride and Prejudice,” writes Christopher Frizzelle.
KEXP to Host Its Second Annual Record Fair October 28: Popular Seattle radio station KEXP—in conjunction with Easy Street Records—will host a huge record sale on its Seattle Center grounds Saturday, October 28. Several local record labels (including Sub Pop, Light in the Attic, and Freakout), retailers (Silver Platters, Sonic Boom, and more), and independent dealers will be peddling new and used vinyl, while DJs spin records. Last year’s inaugural fair was excellent and did serious damage to at least one Stranger staffer’s wallet.