Learn more about Iceland, the nation of Northern Lights displays and a firm belief in elves, at the Taste of Iceland this weekend. Free events include Iceland Day at KEXP and the Shortfish film festival. Shutterstock

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from Oktoberfest at Melrose Market to a night of slasher films and '80s music, and from the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair to the Seattle Made Market Day. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. Art Up PhinneyWood
Walk around charming Greenwood/Phinney (just north of the zoo) and take in art from dozens of venues, from galleries to restaurants to bookshops, including Couth Buzzard Books, Naked City Brewery, and the Phinney Center Gallery. This month, check out Doug Newman's "And These Are The Days of Our Lives" and the Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Art Show at Urban Light Studios.
(Greenwood, free)

2. Iceland’s Thriving Contemporary Visual Arts Scene
Björg Stefánsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Art Center, will discuss how Iceland's contemporary art scene manages to be so successful despite the nation's small population of 340,000 people.
(Bellevue, free)

3. Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison: Mikawa
This sound and sculpture installation is inspired by the epic Japanese poem (or series of poems) Tales of Ise, and will explore "longing, beauty, and the ephemeral." Tonight, hear the artists talk about their work.
(University District, free)


4. Friday the 13th: A Night of Slasher Films and '80s Music
Pause to consider the impressive number of slasher flicks set to synth-laden soundtracks. It's a lot. Embrace it by allowing DJ Nasty Nams and DJ Hellbound to give you the creeps with their all-vinyl sets of horror movie deep cuts, '80s synth, pop, punk, hair metal, and other witchy tunes. Also enjoy "spooky cocktails."
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

5. Meaningful Movies: 13th
In reviewing the new Netflix documentary 13th, about the "rebirth of American chattel slavery in the American prison system," Ijeoma Oluo wrote, "If you want to understand the anger and the mistrust that many black Americans have toward both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, please watch 13th. If you want to know why we are just as likely to shout down a Democratic rally as a Republican rally, watch 13th. If you want to know why your black friends might be rolling their eyes at your “I Voted” stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony, watch 13th. And if you want to understand why it must be black lives that matter, watch 13th." Meaningful Movies will screen this important work.
(Wedgwood, free)

6. October Movie Series
Spend your Fridays leading up to Halloween watching Shelley Duvall, Sandra Bullock, Bette Midler, and others in classic spooky flicks. Tonight, see Friday the 13th.
(Pioneer Square, $8)


7. Night Lab: Board Games and Booze
Play a round of Betrayal at House on the Hill, a haunted house-set board game that will make your Friday the 13th even spookier. To get in the mood, see screenings of the 1959 House on Haunted Hill (based on the Shirley Jackson story) and, fittingly, Friday the 13th. Don't miss Halloween drink specials and a curated selection of scary books to peruse.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)


8. Alternating Currents
New event series Alternating Currents will kick off with this first iteration featuring music and visuals from local talents like Miles Mercer, T.Wan, R-Pal, Conduit, sighup, and Lux. Proceeds from the evening will go to America SCORES, a foundation that focuses on engaging students and at-risk youth.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

9. Black and Tan Presents... The Lucky 13 Jelly Roll Stomp
DJ Everything'll Be Alright will be spinning some "curse-breakin', ass-shakin', jelly-rollin'" soul, funk, and dance tunes that you won't want to miss.
(Hillman City, $10)

10. Bootie Seattle: Friday the 13th Halloween Pre-Party
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration of the dark and twisted by paying tribute to the ultimate freakiness of Friday the 13th (as a pre-party for Halloween).
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

11. Diwali
Celebrate India's festival of lights with Boom Swara's Diwali-themed Bollywood dance party. Dance to Bollywood music while Diwali videos are projected on the walls, drink, eat, and learn about the history of the festival.
(Downtown, $10)

12. The Grindylow, Pukesnake, Weirdons
Post-everything loud rock trio The Grindylow will play a live set flanked by heavy rippers Pukesnake and Weirdons.
(Tukwila, $5/$8)

13. HeartBeat Silent Disco: Mystery Train Masquerade Party
Heartbeat Silent Sound Systems will be hosting a masquerade party that doubles as a silent disco in which nine DJs will perform sets across three train cars, and party-goers will be hooked up the whole time through their headphones. The theme is "Mystery Train" so the organizers recommend that you "bring a mask and keep it sexy." Entry is free but headphones will set you back ten bucks.
(Sodo, free)

14. IvyLane
Hear a plethora of acoustic covers from vocal and guitar duo IvyLane (aka Ivan Lee and Elaine Skeffington), who dish out everything from Yes to Nirvana.
(Shoreline, $10)

15. The Mountain Flowers, Leah T & The Baked Goods, John Dillon
Bellingham-based indie pop trio The Mountain Flowers don't skimp on the reverb pedal. They'll be dishing out their beachy tunes with support from Leah T & The Baked Goods and John Dillon.
(Ballard, $8)

16. Pop2K: Spinning Dance Party Hits from 2000-2010!
If the 2000s were your favorite decade, then Pop2K will be your new dance party of choice. The Pop2K DJ team break out all the best millennium jams from artists like Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Sisqo, and many, many more.
(Ballard, $10)

17. Smooth Sailing, Junebugs, Young Go Hards, Matriarch
Seattle-based punk-metal hybrid sextuplet Smooth Sailing describe their music as "sonic story telling," and they'll be joined by Junebugs, young Go Hards, and Matriarch in those efforts.
(University District, $7)

18. Spooky: Smoke & Honey
Wear a silky chemise, sip a dirty martini, and listen to swanky jazz and blues from six-piece loungers Smoke & Honey.
(Downtown, free admission)

19. Transmute: Alluxe and Hydrah
Producer, designer, and violinist Alluxe is described as a "one-woman electronic orchestra." Her new show, Transmute, pairs her violin work and ambrosial vocals with live custom controllers, lighting, and video elements.
(Belltown, $10)

20. Uh Oh Eskimo, The Surf Aces
Swirl-heavy indie rock group Uh Oh Eskimo is back for a night of dreamy alt-pop with The Surf Aces.
(University District, $7)

21. Who Is She? with Secret Superpower and Guests
Who Is She? is a supergroup of a supergroup, combining Robin Edwards of Lisa Prank, Bree McKenna of Tacocat and Childbirth, and Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt and Childbirth into a new trio who sing about missed connection ads, Friends veterans, time lords, and the hot goss trailing around our fair city. Get their new album, out now on Father/Daughter Records, at this free and all ages party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

22. Witch Ripper, Cloud Catcher, Hundred Loud, Infinite Flux
Four-piece stoner metal outfit Witch Ripper will be joined by Denver rockers Cloud Catcher, Seattle rock trio Hundred Loud, and Tacoma's Infinite Flux just in time for the second freakiest night of the year.
(Ballard, $10)

23. Woodshed, Custom, Stoic F.B., The Ludovico Treatment
Thunderous rockers Woodshed will headline this spooky weekend party show, with support from Custom, Stoic F.B., and the Ludovico Treatment.
(Fremont, $8/$10)


24. SPOOKY! An Evening of Halloween Plays
It's a special edition of the Seattle Playwrights Salon, appropriate to the ominous date. They promise "monsters, mayhem, and murder" in the atmospheric Georgetown venue.
(Georgetown, free admission)


25. Butch Alice's Tea Party
Join Butch Alice and Brendan Mack for their "Escaping Alaska/ Birthday/Make me feel Alive again" party. Bring your own tea cup to drink tea, spill tea, and share tea to support STAGEright Theatre in their eighth season.
(Sodo, $10)


26. Cleve Jones
The famous gay and anti-AIDS activist Cleve Jones will present his memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. Immerse yourself in queer history with one who helped shape it.
(Capitol Hill, free)

27. Gabrielle Langholtz with Renee Erickson and Naomi Pomeroy
Join food author and editor Gabrielle Langholtz in presentation of her book America: The Cookbook, which explores America's "myriad traditions and regional favorite dishes." Langholtz will be joined by Seattle-based chef and author Renee Erickson and Portland's Naomi Pomeroy.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

28. Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown, will speak about his book on a pressing subject: how "whites who care about real social progress must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted." Learn about what he has to say in his thought-provoking recent book, Tears We Cannot Stop.
(Capitol Hill, free)

29. Robert Wrigley
Robert Wrigley is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems , which won a 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award. Hear him read from his latest collection, Box.
(Wallingford, free)


30. Air Sex World Championships
Watching someone shred an imaginary guitar is fun, but not as much fun as watching someone have imaginary sex onstage, alone, with imaginary partners. That's exactly what you'll see at this kinky sporting event created and hosted by comedian Chris Trew.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)



31. Leiko Ikemura and Alwyn O'Brien Closing Weekend
In 2012, Jen Graves wrote, "Alwyn O’Brien’s ceramics are the smartest to come out of the UW’s great program in the last few years, and the sexiest, too. They’re like patches of weeds embedded with video feeds. In that tangle of porcelain you might find a mysterious photograph of a blindfolded crowd in a meadow, say. All you know for sure is that you will follow these curving transports." See pieces by O'Brien alongside a variety of haunting, shadowy, and symbolic works (including paintings and ceramics) by Leiko Ikemura.
(Downtown, free)

32. Mark Von Rosensteil: On the Mode of Existence of Narrative and Structure Closing Weekend
Mark Von Rosensteil makes sculptural, immersive, mechanical installations; his artwork looks like a science lab in the middle of an experiment.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

33. Matt Kandegas: 20-year Retrospective Opening Weekend
Swedish artist Matt Kandegas' signature paintings feature minimalist, oversized paperclips—see a 20-year retrospective of his work.
(Belltown, free)

34. Super Natural Closing Weekend
Jennifer Angus's art show is a "sacred space" decorated with "insect kaleidoscope" art, mostly constructed with reused and farmed critters. Angus is a design professor at the University of Madison—Wisconsin whose work has been shown at the Textile Museum of Canada and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.
(South Lake Union, free)


35. Toxic Shock: Pure Moods
Allow yourself to be swaddled by new age music while Toxic Shock's Bettina McKelvey and Emily Shahan lead you on a mystical, nightmarish, and sultry journey with their spooky sketch comedy performance. Also prepare for dance sequences and a music video debut.
(Greenwood, $10)


36. Seattle Sings! Choral Festival 2017
Presented by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the third annual Seattle SINGS! Choral Festival will feature 35 (!) choirs presenting a range of work from around the world, from folk to gospel to classical music.
(First Hill, free)

37. Smokey Brights with Guests
Go to this set. Do it. Do it for Smokey Brights, who are the kind of crackly and warm guitar-driven rock that you already know and love, even if you’ve never heard it. It’s that warm blanket that you throw over your head to avoid dealing with your uncle’s off-color rants about refugees. Do it for yourself. KATHLEEN TARRANT
(Ballard, $10)



38. A 70's Rock Art Experience Closing Weekend
Find original '70s band merch from the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and others at the "Living on the Fringes" exhibit.
(Georgetown, free admission)

39. Industrial Strength Closing Weekend
Celebrate the austere and stalwart beauty of the industrial landscape at this exhibit featuring works by Iskra Johnson, Kate Protage, and Kellie Talbot.
(Downtown, free)


40. Maple Viewing Festival 2017
The Seattle Japanese Garden is meant to be enjoyed in all seasons and weather, so, regardless of what it looks like outside, it'll be a great time to check out the beautiful fall foliage. The festival promises crafts, taiko performances, scavenger hunts, tours, and a photography exhibit.
(Capitol Hill, $6)


41. Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human
Four scientists have each teamed up with a Seattle playwright to create four short productions that address how we make decisions, how we change our minds—or don't—and what our decision-making tells us about the human condition.
(University District, free)



42. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. This week, don't miss Noah Van Sciver, Joseph Remnant & D.W. at Fantagraphics, the opening for Sustaining New Patronage: A Brainstorming Project at Bridge Productions, What are we but lying single surface? at the Alice, Gillian Theobald: When You Were There You Knew The Language at studio e, With butter, run towards it crying. at the Conservatory, and openings for Ellen Ziegler & Kim Van Someren: Adjunct Appendages, Alexander Miller & Alexander Nagy: Spacefiller / Algoplex II, and Kat Larson at Hoedemeker Pfeiffer Gallery.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you can)

43. Rahikka, Lavender, Marc Kate
Carson Rennekamp (aka Rahikka) will produce light field projections and soundscapes in order to "evoke patience and a spiritual connection to life in the present." He'll be joined by Portland composer Lavender, who'll offer a "minimal modular synthesizer setup and video projections," and Marc Kate, a Bay Area composer and producer.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you can)


44. Anti-Racism Workshop: Black Liberation
The Mangrove Collective will lead a workshop that highlights the racism present in our lives and community spaces, the history of anti-black racism and how our economy benefits from it, strategies for working in solidarity to fight against racism in our community, and more.
(West Seattle, free)

45. Filson Dog Happy Hour
Drink hot cider and coffee from Fundamental Coffee Company in the presence of your dog, and treat them to Mud Bay treats and a complimentary professional photo. Conservation Canine handlers Julie Ubigau and Mairi Poisson will also be around to discuss the organization’s work with natural resource managers, researchers, and conservation organizations.
(Sodo, free admission)

46. Green Tukwila Day
Help plant trees and shrubs for our forest friends of the south at the first annual Green Tukwila Day, where volunteers are invited to beautify the park and work on their green thumb. Gardening tools are provided.
(Tukwila, free)

47. Iceland Day at KEXP
Join Chef Viktor Orn Andresson, contemporary artist Ólöf Björg, artist and knitting extradonaire Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir, Mammút vocalist Katrína Mogensen, and Fufanu vocalist Hrafnkell Floki Kaktus Einarsson for a day of Icelandic culture.
(Seattle Center, free)

48. Lummi Totem Pole Journey: We Draw the Line!
The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel across the Western US (and Canada) with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.
(University District, free admission)

49. More Fats More Femmes 4.0
Celebrate your babely bod while shopping for plus size vintage clothing and accessories at this stacked size-inclusive market hosted by Indian Summer owner Adria Garcia, ex-IS manager (and current Stranger music calendar editor) Kim Selling, and current IS shopgirl Abby Cooke. They'll have pieces from a wide variety of styles, from size 12 to 30, and wares from jewelry vendor Mia Stephenson of OhMe Shop for this pre-Halloween fashion extravaganza.
(Capitol Hill, free)

50. Naked City 9th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate Naked City's ninth anniversary with the launch of Second Saturday Cinema ((which will open with Disney's Trolls), a performance from bluegrass band 3 Play Ricochet, "Troll-themed food specials," and beer.
(Greenwood, free admission)

51. Seattle Made Market Day
Seattle Made and Pike Place Market will host 35 Seattle Made members for an afternoon of artisanal shopping in the newly opened Pike Place Marketfront.
(Downtown, free)

52. KawaiiWeen
Mahouto Market will host a kawaii-centric event that will be both cute and spooky. They promise an artist alley, cosplay contest, coloring contest, and photo booth. Win prizes, chat with artists, eat candy, and feel adorable.
(Chinatown-International District, free)


53. Meaningful Movies: Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg's documentary explores the downfalls of US healthcare, what single payer health care is, and how it could benefit our economy. They add: "The US pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens."
(Queen Anne, free admission)


54. Food Truck Round-Up 26
Go ham on gourmet snacks with bites from local food trucks like Charlie's Buns 'N Stuff, NOSH, Slide Thru, Xander's Incredible Sandwiches, Green Tree, Meat On A Mission, and more.
(North Seattle, free admission)

55. Hood Famous Bakeshop Anniversary
Every Saturday in October, drop by the bakery to celebrate its one-year anniversary by tasting treats from local Pinay bakers, including a pumpkin-haupia and champorado cheesecake, macarons in funky flavors like ube, biko, and mango, and more.
(Ballard, free admission)


56. Caveman Ego with Lost Ox
Progressive funk-rockers Caveman Ego have been developing their unique sub-genre, described as "prehistoric anti-structural cave jams," since 2014. They'll be joined by Lost Ox.
(University District, $7)

57. Chasing The Lightning with Dan Tedesco, The Crying Shame, Trash Dogs
This film follows alt-folk artist Dan Tedesco as he tours his way through the countryside, playing small clubs and ruminating about life on the road. After the screening, Tedesco will hold a Q&A and perform an acoustic set, joined by Crying Shame and Trash Dogs.
(Ballard, $8)

58. Hot Lava, Ready Steady Go
Dance to your heart's content to performances by Hot Lava, a B52's tribute band, and Illinois' Ready Steady Go, who will be playing '80s hits all night.
(West Seattle, $10)

59. Jim O'Halloran Trio
Hear local acclaimed musicians, including Evan Flory-Barnes, Heather Thomas, and the Jim O'Halloran trio for a night of "jazz, blues, African, and Latin music."
(Rainier Valley, free)

60. J.Lately with Guests
Bay Area hiphop artist J.Lately will perform songs from his latest EP, The Good Panda, on his Be F'ing Happy Tour.
(Pioneer Square, $8/$10)

61. King Black Acid, The Purrs, This Blinding Light
Hear psychedelic space rock from Portland's King Black Acid, who have been playing together since the '90s.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

62. Reykjavik Calling at KEXP
See performances from Icelandic artists Mammút and Fufanu, who will be joined by Seattle noise-punk trio CHARMS for an Icelandic-American concert hosted by KEXP DJ Kevin Cole.
(Seattle Center, free)

63. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Toronto-based Sam Coffee & The Iron Lungs are into catchy melodies, lo-fi production, and the idea of keeping '70s-inspired garage rock alive. They'll be performing with a secret special guest.
(Downtown, $10)

64. Steve Harwood with Eva McGowan
Bellevue-based singer/songwriter Steve Harwood will play a free set, with local support from Eva McGowan.
(Capitol Hill, free)


65. BorderLands Workshop: Shakespeare Nation
In this BorderLands performance, enjoy snippets from Shakespeare's As You Like It and Hamlet with the talented young artists of Young Shakespeare Workshop, led by YSW director Darren Lay.
(Pioneer Square, free admission)


66. Truth or Bare: The Strip Gameshow
The XL Bears will get ready to show their good stuff at this game show, which promises to culminate in an underwear party.
(Sodo, $10)


67. 2017 Washington State Book Awards
Celebrate the best books published by Washington State authors in 2017 at this annual celebration of local literature and creation. They'll award prizes to books for children and young adults, but the big four categories for adult readers are poetry, fiction, biography/memoir, and history/general nonfiction. A few of this year's finalists include Laurie Blauner for "The Solace of Monsters" (fiction), Don Mee Choi for "Hardly War" (poetry), Lindy West for Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (biography/memoir), and Eli Sanders for While the City Slept (history/nonfiction).
(Downtown, free)

68. Lisa Congdon with Shauna Ahern
Lisa Congdon's new book features profiles, interviews, and essays from women like Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many others, who've found creative fulfillment and have achieved notable accomplishments in the second half of their lives.
(Capitol Hill, free)

69. Parenting While Queer: Conversations with LGBTQ Parents About Identity and Family
LGBTQ+ parents are invited to share about their home lives, from handling the probing questions of strangers, to talking about sex with their kids, to doing everyday tasks.
(Downtown, $5)


70. Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace
This nationwide march invites any and all individuals who care about calling out the hatred and violence in our society to come together for a day of "[celebrating] our differences all while uniting together."
(Downtown, free)



71. Arts North! Studio Tour
Visit North Seattle artist’s studios (many of which will be hosting guest artists), take in artwork and artisan creations, and chat with artists.
(North Seattle, free)


72. Fall Native Plant Sale
Get lost in a sea of locally-sourced native plants for sale, and get expert advice on selection, planting, and care.
(Rainier Valley, free admission)

73. Swansons Fall Festival
Help support youth education programs at Tilth Alliance by engaging in some good old fashioned veggie car racing, arts and crafts, tractor rides, games, and other fall activities.
(Crown Hill, free admission)

74. Moorea Seal Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of Moorea Seal's new flagship store that's twice the size as the old location by perusing their new arrivals, eating fresh-basked cookies from Hello Robin, and drinking mimosas from Sweetgrass Food Co.
(Downtown, free admission)


75. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Thousands of antique books, manuscripts, photographs, posters, and other ephemera will be on display at this event, featuring the better part of 100 dealers from the US, Canada, England, and beyond.
(Seattle Center, $5)

76. TurkFest
Enjoy a vision of the Eastern/Western contemporary influences and cultural touchstones that make up modern-day Turkey, in the forms of live music, dancing, food, visual arts, and an authentic Turkish tea house.
(Seattle Center, free)


77. Fall Bake Sale for Pigs Peace
If you're vegan, you almost definitely care about pigs. Celebrate both of these qualities about yourself at a vegan bake sale that supports Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary, where you'll find an array of pumpkin-flavored treats.
(University District, free admission)



78. Disaster Movie: Improvised
Whether it's a crashing plane, a sinking ship, an alien fleet invasion, or another catastrophe, you can watch it unfold safely from your seat as improvisers fall victim and struggle against the odds.
(Downtown, $10)

79. Okstupid
Watch host Patrick Higgins and friends take control of strangers' OkCupid profiles (and maybe create some of their own) at this comedic exploration of contemporary dating. They also promise instructional dating videos, audience games, and giveaways.
(Greenwood, $7.50-$10)


80. Free Weekend Walks
This month, the UW's Arboretum tours focus on the fall color in their Japanese Maples and other deciduous trees. You can learn about what causes the changing of the leaves' colors, or you can just take some gorgeous photos.
(Washington Park, free)

81. Our Seattle: Candidates Forum
Get to know your candidates for mayor, City Council Positions Eight and Nine, and City Attorney by sitting in (and asking questions) at a roundtable discussion moderated by KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna.
(Rainier Valley, free)

82. Seattle CD & Record Convention
Go spend your life savings at the annual CD & Record Convention, where you can browse thousands of classic records and compact discs (if those are more your speed) in Seattle Center's Pavilion Room B.
(Seattle Center, free)

83. Self Defense Training
Learn how to protect yourself in dangerous situations by learning common attacker tricks, the most vulnerable spots on the human body and how to best impact them, and how to use your voice and body language with authority.
(Capitol Hill, free)

84. Shalom! Seferad & Sephardic Day
Play Sephardic bingo, eat Borekas, boyos, and yaprakis (and learn how to make them), see WSJHS's “Shalom! Sefarad: El Florecimiento de la Vida Sefardí en Seattle” exhibit, and much more at this celebration of Sephardic community and culture.
(Mercer Island, free)

85. Ikebana Exhibit
Feel centered with the Mercer Island's Sogetsu Ikebana school as they demonstrate and display their traditional Japanese flower arrangements in the conservatory's Seasonal house.
(Capitol Hill, free)


86. Shortfish
Watch six short films from the "Shortfish" division of Icelandic film festival Stockfish, including the Shortfish 2016 winner Like It’s Up To You from director Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir.
(Seattle Center, free admission)


87. Oktoberfest at Melrose Market
If you haven't had a chance to guzzle beer, eat artisanal bratwurst and pretzels, and sport lederhosen this season, get your thrills with a mélange of German fare, including sides from Sitka and Spruce, while you shop around the market.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)


88. Disco Town Hall
Arcade Fire's Will Butler is teaming up with local organizations, activists, and politicians dedicated to empowering underserved communities. Show your support and your love of boogying by dancing the night away. All proceeds benefit Partners In Health.
(Capitol Hill, $4)

89. DIY Sunday
Join Seattle hiphop artists Bacchus, L.E.X., Zen Seizure, and others for a musical DIY showcase.
(Ballard, $6)

90. Limanjaya, Don, Afterspace
Up and coming local electronica and hiphop producer Limanjaya has most recently headlined beloved Ballard venue the Sunset and received a spotlight from the STG and Starbucks partnership series "Up Next" for their future-focused craft.
(Fremont, $6/$8)


SANCA's fall open house will feature a flying trapeze show, circus activities, and carnival games, all to raise money for student scholarships.
(Georgetown, free admission)


92. Mr. & Miss Gay Filipino
See who gets the crown (and the title of FCS' LGBTQ Ambassador) at this pageant, with classic categories like Cultural Fantasy (costume), Tropical Realness (swimwear), Talent, Evening Eleganza (formal wear), and a Spokesmodel Q&A.
(Beacon Hill, $10)


93. Hugh Howey: Machine Learning
Hear Hugh Howey read from his collection of science fiction and fantasy short fiction, which explores everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, with each story accompanied by an author’s note exploring the background and genesis of each story.
(Bellevue, free)

94. Mohsen Namjoo: Rhythm in Persian Poetry
Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, and performer Mohsen Namjoo will examine the rhythms used to compose and recite traditional Persian poetry, as well as the structure of rhythms and beats inside the poetry itself, using examples from his own work.
(University District, free)

95. Sunday After SAL: Discussion on Stephen (Steph) Burt
After Steph Burt's Seattle appearance on Monday, Open Books will present this opportunity to further discuss the work of the person Rich Smith calls the "Harvard professor of English, one of the greatest living literary critics, and a very good transgender poet."
(Wallingford, free)

96. Suyama Space Book Release Party
Purchase books from Suyama Space and celebrate its years in Seattle (from 1998 to 2017) as an exhibition space that "provided opportunities for experimentation, inspiration, and education in contemporary art."
(Downtown, free)

97. Truffle Cultivation Introductory Seminar
Learn from truffle experts Pierre Sourzat and Aziz Turkoglu about the history, technology, and challenges of truffle cultivation around the world, and why truffles are important in other ways than being a delicious and decadent garnish on your risotto.
(University District, free)


98. No Ban, No Wall, Justice for All
Join Americans for Refugees & Immigrants, the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and others in an emergency rally to protest the Muslim ban and the proposed DHS policy modification of the Privacy Act, and to support the protection of DACA recipients.
(Downtown, free)