See a special performance from Johnny Jetpack at Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments—an event that's become so big since their inception in April that they've had to switch to a larger venue for this month. EricFrommerPhotography / Science Night Facebook

Our arts critics have already recommended 70 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 30 best concerts, but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from a Guy Fawkes Day-themed burlesque show to the Jet City Comic Show, from a celebration of Jane Austen at JaneFest to the Witches Ball & Pop-Up Market, and from Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments to Green Seattle Day. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Stop the Sweeps: Public Hearing & Campout
This overnight Stop the Sweeps event will start with a rally and hearing, followed by a campout and teach-in to "show politicians we're serious in demanding real solutions to homelessness." Guests are invited to bring a tent and a sleeping bag and share stories of homelessness, displacement, and activism. Donations will also be collected for the supply drive, so bring warm clothes, tarps, and blankets.

FILM

2. Saturday Church: TWIST Award-Winning Encore Screening
For this month's First Wednesday queer film screening, see the Audience Award winner of TWIST Festival: Saturday Church, about a young New Yorker who finds a queer community and discovers voguing and romance.

FOOD & DRINK

3. Brew Fest: Fundraiser for Men's Health
Taste some newly-brewed and unusual beers from Seattle and beyond to support the Movember (mustache November) Foundation and men's health research at UW Medicine. Participating breweries and cideries include Bad Jimmy's, Schilling, and Postdoc.

MUSIC

4. Fantasy World of Senju
Portland's Senju Matsunami, a classical musician who plays a variety of traditional Japanese instruments, will perform with five other players, including Kuniyoshi Sugawara on the Japanese wooden flute. The piece will be accompanied by a Japanese dance.

5. U-Men Record Release Party
Legendary Seattle noise-rock group the U-Men will gather for the first time in many years to celebrate the release of their entire collection—a three record set including five previously unreleased songs—on Sub Pop Records. There won't be a live set, but the band will be interviewed followed by a brief audience Q & A.

READINGS & TALKS

6. James Suzman
In anthropologist James Suzman's book Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen, he recounts his time—over 25 years—living among the Bushmen of South Africa's Kalahari region.

7. Maria Hinojosa
Award-winner journalist and anchor of NPR's Latino USA Maria Hinojosa will address the "routine denial of due process to immigrants," as revealed by her decades of reporting.

8. Matt Jennings
Matt Jennings, four-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef, shares his debut cookbook, Home Grown. In it, Jennings honors the fresh, sustainable ingredients he grew up cooking with in New England.

9. Reading Through It: White Rage
Carol Anderson's book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth About Our Racial Divide will be the subject of Paul Constant's Reading Through It book club, which helps readers make sense of the current political scene through insightful literature. White Rage contends with the anti-black fury that has hindered the progress of black citizens since emancipation.

10. Seattle Science Slam
For this edition of the Science Slam, where "audience applause decides who wins," a computer scientist, a biologist, and an environmental engineer will give you exciting, un-academic insights into their work. Camille Cobb will present "Privacy in online dating"; Cecilia Noecker will speak on "Uncovering microbiome workings with simulations and big data"; and Nick Waldo will unveil "Tiny and Hidden but Changing Your World: The Importance of Soil Microbes to Climate Change."

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

11. Sings the Hits
In Scotto Moore's play directed by Katie McKellar, Amanda Bixby (a returning character from last year's Can't Talk Right Now) is a radio show host whose new episode "faces down multi-generational sexism in the music industry." In an interview with a dreamy young rocker, Amanda learns that the singer’s new record includes a sample from a jazz recording from decades earlier that was thought to be lost. Amanda makes it her mission to both solve the mystery of the original recording and to help the rocker escape from her abusive manager.
There are no performances on Thursday or Friday.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

12. Baseball Culture in Cuba: Photographs by Ira Block Opening Week
In photojournalist Ira Block's new exhibition, he aims to to capture how baseball influences everyday life in Cuba through video interviews with players from the Mariners.

PERFORMANCE

13. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Rich Smith recently described two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage as "all-powerful," which lines up perfectly with her impressive list of accolades and awards. Her uneven but fascinatingly character-driven 2011 play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is about a young black woman who starts out a maid and becomes a burgeoning Hollywood star, and explores racial stereotypes in Hollywood with playful humor.

THURSDAY

COMMUNITY

14. 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening
El Centro de la Raza's annual ofrenda (remembrance altar) exhibit has a special intention this year: "We want to honor all of those who fought to build bridges not walls (Construyendo puentes no paredes!), arm in arm together, fighting against the injustices in our communities and remember those who have died fighting for freedom and justice." The opening night celebration will feature a free chicken mole dinner, a raffle, children's activities, and live entertainment from Duo Finelli, Los Rebeldes de la Cueca, Salsa n Seattle, Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin, Chief Sealth International High School's Folklorico and Quinceanera Club, and Danza Azteca.

15. Gates Foundation Discovery Center Launch Party
The Flavr Blue and Gansango Music and Dance will help fete the Gates Foundation Discovery Center's revamp. See the exhibits, play games, meet community partners, and drink Optimism brews.

16. Goats for Good
Pet some adorably scruffy goats and learn about Goats for Good, a project created by Tether and WE that's meant to support communities around the world by giving them goats, whose endless supply of milk can be used as a source of sustainable income. (Plus they make great pals.)

17. Pen 2 Pad: Why We Write
This community event—a spinoff of the Seattle Urban Book Expo (SUBE)—invites emerging POC writers to read their work and share their process and inspiration. SUBE creator Jeff L. Cheatham will host a panel of new and seasoned writers, with music provided by DJ Kun Luv.

FILM

18. Alphaville
Is this the first time a computer museum has shown a film by Jean-Luc Godard, the renowned (and, some would say, stupendously pretentious) French New-Waver of the 1950s on? We don't know, but we're impressed they found an intersection with geekdom and Alphaville, an experimental film noir/sci fi/dystopia film about a society where certain words and emotions are punishable by death, and the hard-bitten outsider bent on destroying an evil supercomputer.

19. Hummus! The Movie
Who doesn't love hummus, that creamy and mysteriously meaty Middle Eastern spread? Find out the delicious food's origins in this documentary—but show up early if you want to take part in "a hummus cooking class and taste-off."

20. Intore
As part of the museum's AfroPop Film Series, see a screening of Eric Kabera's Intore. The film looks at how Rwanda regained its identity through music, dance, and "the resilience of a new generation" after a tragic past.

21. Reel Rock 12
The five short films under the umbrella of Reel Rock 12 celebrate those brave people who scale rocky cliffs, including Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15.

FOOD & DRINK

22. Auxiliary
Executive Chef Derek Simcik and DJ Neil Armstrong are teaming up for a night of food and deep cuts. The tasting menu is sold out, but you can still catch the after party.

23. Movembeer
At this celebration supporting men's health, taste Dru Bru's newest beer, Rauchbier: a smokey German beer made in partnership with Chicago's On Tour Brewing Company. Meet the Dru Bru team, get saucy from some tasting flights, and try the debut of Chef Tony's smoke-inspired pizza. They'll also be giving away a $50 gift card to the beer guzzler with the best "craft mustache."

24. National Stout Day
Celebrate your love of dark, chocolatey beer with a lineup of select stouts. The tap list includes Bourbon Barrel Breakfast Stout, Coffee Stout, Chocolate Orange Stout, Mole Stout, and many others.

25. Red Wine 101
Seattle sommelier Rita Marie Di Tondo will teach you the basics of vin rouge, from its main styles and how it's made to pairing, sharing, and serving ideas.

MUSIC

26. Free First Thursday: Día de los Muertos
In honor of Día de los Muertos, the Ballard Civic Orchestra, the Singing in the Rain Family Choir, and Plymouth Congregational Church will join musical forces in a concert featuring Jose Rubio, Sari Breznau, and Wanda Griffiths, conducted by Paula Nava Madrigal. Guests can also enjoy storytelling with children’s author Nora Girón-Dolce and art-making with a "Michoacán Master Craftsman."

PERFORMANCE

27. WEIRD
Join Miss Gay Seattle 53 Londyn Bradshaw at this month's installment of what claims to be "Seattle's oddest drag show." Performers include Old Witch, Mercury Divine, DonnaTella Howe, Butch Alice, SHE, 35 Sierra, and a mystery act, who will all perform "the weirdest numbers they can think of." Proceeds benefit Lambert House.

READINGS & TALKS

28. Climate Change Impacts on Plant Communities in the Pacific Northwest
Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, the Walker Professor of Natural History in the Biology department at University of Washington, uses field observations, manipulative experiments, citizen science, and statistical modeling to study the relationship between climate and species distributions in space and time. Current study sites are in the Pacific Northwest (including Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Park). At this talk, she'll present her lab's most recent work regarding how coniferous forests and wildflower meadows at these sites (and beyond) will respond to climate change.

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

29. Take Back the Night
Victims of sexual assault and allies are invited to join the annual Take Back the Night march, an international event that aims to raise awareness of sexual violence on campus. The march will start at Kerry Hall and end at the Cornish Commons, where there will be an opportunity for participants to speak and to listen to others' stories.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

30. Lost Angels: Mobile Outdoor Art Show
Lee Jeffries has taken soulful portraits of people living on the street in Seattle, in particular those visiting the Union Gospel Mission. Catch his work in this "massive, mobile outdoor art installation," in which the photos will be projected onto the sides of buildings in an attempt to make the humanitarian homelessness crisis more visible.

PERFORMANCE

31. Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil
The eleventh annual Ghost Game dessert theatre cabaret promises an evening of ghoulish folklore and mythology, plus devilish desserts from the Confectional. Each of the five vignettes features contemporary dance, aerial acrobatics, and storytelling, with live accompaniment by celadon and Vox Vespertinus.
Friday's and Saturday's shows are sold out.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

32. Art To Read
See experimental, sculptural, and interactive book-inspired works by book and comic artists Taylor Dow, Michael Heck, Mita Mahato, Alexandria Vickery, Jessica Hoffman, Yuka Petz, and Martine Workman. The multi-part exhibit will also feature an "interactive imagination hut" and a vinyl window installation by Martine Workman. Co-curated by Jessica Hoffman and Short Run Seattle co-directors Eroyn Franklin and Kelly Froh.

COMEDY

33. DeRay Davis
Don't miss a stand-up set from DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street, Jumping the Broom) as he performs new material. Davis recently released a one-hour Showtime special, DeRay Davis: Power Play.

34. Seattle International Comedy Competition
For 26 days in November, a lengthy last-comic-standing battle rages. 32 comedians (split into two batches, each of which performs every night for one week) start the contest, and one will finish a champion. Celebrity judges and audience reactions determine who passes the preliminaries and who becomes a finalist.

MUSIC

35. Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Every time I conduct an interview with Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot—no matter what it's about—he always mentions French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz as an obsession and influence. (Well, him and Messiaen.) Anyhow, Morlot's at his best as a conductor when he's swimming around in the colorful Frenchy music he truly loves, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Les nuits d'été fit that bill. The former piece is a canonical experiment in symphonic psychedelia, and the latter alternates between a heart-melting nocturne and a dramatic soul-scream. Joining the symphony for Les nuits is the English tenor, Ian Bostridge, whose ghostly and theatrical style is perfect for the part. RICH SMITH
There is no performance on Friday.

PERFORMANCE

36. Wonderland
Wonderland returns! Can Can will transform its venue into a snowy chalet and populate it with teasing beauties. VIP tickets get you champagne and a meal as well.

FRIDAY

ART

37. Fall Open House
Attend an open house to celebrate the opening of the Henry's museum-wide exhibition, The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection. Enjoy art, drinks, and music from KEXP DJ Larry Rose, plus a plethora of grilled cheese sandwiches from Cheese Wizards.

COMMUNITY

38. Seattle Obscura Society: Día de los Muertos—Living with the Dead
Check out a traditional community altar built by poet Raúl Sánchez and learn about "the levels of symbolism embedded within the structure and cosmology" of the shrines. You can also decorate a sugar skull to use as a ritual offering, explore the food, gastronomy, and iconography associated with Día de los Muertos, and learn about the holiday's history and evolution.

39. Witches Ball & Pop-Up Market
Prepare for an evening of dark magic with the Burlesque Coven of Yum, musicians Blakk Glass, Year of Death, and Wind Burial, Neema's Comfort food and Mini the Dough-Nut, flash tattoos, psychic readings, and a witch market.

FOOD & DRINK

40. In the Kitchen Tarik Abdullah
The first in an upcoming series of cooking classes with Chef Tarik Abdullah, known for the VICE "MUNCHIES Guide to Washington" series, explores the chef's culinary background in North Africa and the Mediterranean, as well as parts of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

GEEK & GAMING

41. Design Happy Hour: Illuminate the Tarot
Tap into your creative and intuitive energy as Kelsey Letcher guides you through the traditional Rider-Waite deck. She will illuminate the Arcana, the Four Suits of the Tarot, and show you how to read simple spreads.

MUSIC

42. Hauschka
German pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann, known as Hauschka, creates sonic landscapes from prepared piano pieces with sound props ranging from ping pong balls to aluminum foil.

43. Mega Mix II, Part V: Movember Edition
Celebrate Movember with a night of funk, soul, disco, and hiphop super cuts from three different decades courtesy of party DJs like Mr. Sparkle, Dale Patchouli, Bam Stroker, The Cowboy, and DJ My Dad Your Dad.

44. Roots Launch Party
Techno resonates from basement parties and venues everywhere in Seattle, but where did it come from? Dance to live sets by DJ Hyperactive, DJ Bricks, tollefson, and Cory Simpson as they spin some classic techno.

45. Yanni
Bury yourself in the glossy mane of Greek heartstring-tugger Yanni as he performs an intimate set of his mellow New Age classics, along with "piano and conversation."

PERFORMANCE

46. Den Of Indecencies: A Night of Vintage Burlesque
Join the Devil's Advocates for their third edition of Miss Effie DuBois' Den of Indecencies. See jazz-era burlesque from Willy Nilly, Jax Mourningwood, Lil Tigre, Tout D'Lou, Malibu Bambi, Mystic Deflowered, and many others.

47. The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Watch as a full "Shakespearean play" is improvised based on audience suggestions. The players have mastered the vernacular of “thee’s" and “thou’s" to prepare for an on-the-spot performance that the Bard himself may have even approved of.

READINGS & TALKS

48. Aaron Shurin: Flowers & Sky Book Launch
Aaron Shurin will read from his collection of lectures and unpublished poems, Flowers & Sky: Two Talks, to celebrate its recent publication at Seattle poetry press. Joining him will be Entre Ríos and Alex Vigue.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

49. Georgetown Morgue
Want to grope through a pitch-black maze with a bloody clown screaming in your ear, but most likely emerge with all your important bits still attached? Cheesy as it looks, Georgetown Morgue has scared a lot of people. Halloween may be over, but you can still indulge in the spooky spirit of the season for a few more days.

PERFORMANCE

50. After Midnight Cabaret presents: Whiskey Business
Get drunk on your favorite libation and stumble along with the ladies of After Midnight Cabaret as they "share the best parts of their favorite vice with you," from "speakeasies to lounge singers" and from "delirium tremens to saloon girls."

51. Cuddling With Strippers
See a show written and performed by Nik Doner, about "cancer, love, and sex through the blurry lens of the addiction that blacked out many nights." Hannah Victoria Franklin directs.

52. The Inappropriate Suitor
Steven Sterne directs this "us against the world" love story about a rebellious boarding school girl and a city boy who live in an oppressive world. The show is inspired by German Expressionism, "boarding school gothic," and Medieval super-science. Fans of old New York, Tim Burton, doppelgangers, and ice skating are expected to particularly enjoy it.

READINGS & TALKS

53. Northwest Green Building Slam & Summit
At the Northwest Green Building Slam on Friday, the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild presents 10 experts speaking for 10 minutes on 10 subjects (not all at once, we assume) related to eco-conscious architecture, real estate, interior design, and energy. Tickets are also available for the summit on Saturday, with longer sessions on topics like "Residential Energy Storage Systems" and "Co-Buying Is the New Affordable Housing."

54. Read with Pride Northwest
This is the fifth annual Read with Pride Northwest conference, promising panels, "swag," a bookfest, and evening readings of LGBTQ+ romance fiction.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

55. Vogue Knitting Live
This festival is devoted to everything knitting, including 150 workshops on things like Japanese patterns and "steeking," fashion shows, a knitted art gallery, and a marketplace.

COMMUNITY

56. Chrysanthemum Show
Rejoice in the chrysanthemum, that boule or button-like flower originating in Asia, and see a multitude of gorgeous blooms. Come on Friday for the Mums and Mumosas kickoff event, featuring free snacks and mocktails.

FILM

57. Friday Harbor Film Festival
Tip: take advantage of any excuse you have to travel up to the San Juans. The Friday Harbor Film Festival is a pretty good one, with documentaries focusing on Pacific Rim topics from culture to environmentalism, as well as discussions and special events (including an opening night filmmakers' gala).

GEEK & GAMING

58. Interactive Experience Jam
In partnership with Academy of Interactive Entertainment, participants in this science competition are given a surprise theme and must create their own experience in no more than 48 hours. Each participant is asked to bring their own equipment, but internet connectivity is provided. Watch the young brainiacs at work and marvel at their capabilities.

PERFORMANCE

59. Guest Artist Series: Joanna Kotze (NYC) / Kim Lusk (Seattle)
NYC-based choreographer Joanna Kotze will show work alongside Seattle-based choreographer (and zoe|juniper choreographic assistant/performer) Kim Lusk. Prepare to get up close and personal with the dancers; the press release says they'll "breathe, sweat, stomp, clap and dance in close proximity to the audience; their physicality and vulnerability viscerally felt."

SATURDAY

ART

60. Peoples Quiltmaking and Storytelling
This free series of classes presented by Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture provides sewing machines, fabric, supplies, and snacks to anyone interested in the art of storytelling through quilt making.

COMEDY

61. Mixed Bag
Daemond Arrindell is the featured poet at this comedy and music variety show hosted by Jeanine Walker of Cheap Wine & Poetry. Comedy sketches for this episode will present "some fresh holiday humor, a backwards nod to Pepsi, an original Thanksgiving song," and plenty of other live music, mime video, and stop-motion wonders. Other performers include Starring Amelia Peacock, Chris Walker, Steve Mauer, and the Drop Shadows.

62. Suzanne Westenhoefer
See a stand-up routine from Suzanne Westenhoefer, who was the first openly lesbian comedian to both release an HBO Special and to appear on Late Night with David Letterman.

COMMUNITY

63. Green Seattle Day
Seattleites are justly proud of the city’s emerald hues—but beauty takes work, as do healthy green spaces. Show up and plant trees with other civic-minded volunteers at various parks around the city. The “hub” location, Jefferson Park, currently has more than enough volunteers, but the East Duwamish Greenbelt, Seward Park, Southwest Queen Anne Greenbelt, Leschi Natural Area, and many other sites are still open as of writing time. Do good honest work all morning, then meet at Jefferson Community Center for a free lunch and the Hubsite Fair, which will offer information and giveaways.

64. Heather Tartan Ball
Scots and Scottish enthusiasts alike are invited to don their Clan tartans for an evening of Scottish pipe bands, highland, country, and ballroom dancing, and a silent auction.

65. Mushroom Guided Walk
Learn which mushrooms are tasty and which are deadly at this naturalist-led walk—you won't pick any mushrooms in the park, but you'll get some vital tips.

66. Russian Revolution 100th Anniversary
Celebrate the Russian Revolution on its 100th birthday by hearing talks from Jared Karl (Union grocery employee and barista, Marxist feminist journalist, and Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity member) and Christina Lopez (author of Estamos en la Lucha: Immigrant Women Light the Fires of Resistance). There will also be a Taste of Russia dinner.

FESTIVALS

67. Fall Travel Festival
Rick Steves and company will offer classes in being a better traveler and getting the most out of your sightseeing in Europe. Get insights on individual countries, as well as on more general travel tips.

68. JaneFest
Spend all day commemorating Jane Austen and her oeuvre. It's been 200 years since the great author died, and you can honor her by playing Regency-era games, trying Regency-era recipes, watching fashion shows, trying out embroidery and other old-school feminine pastimes, and more. And discussing her fiction, of course.

FOOD & DRINK

69. Avocado Toast Bar
Fix yourself an Instagram-worthy snack and post it on the 'gram for a chance to win the avocado toast contest (the winner will receive Indi chocolate spice rub). Contestants will be offered one piece of toast that's loaded with avocado, plus a plethora of toppings.

70. Craft Beverage Walk
Taste beer, wine, cider, and spirits from Yakima craft beverage producers, who will be giving out samples of their products in 11 downtown Yakima business locations.

71. Raised Doughnuts Cooking Class with Mi Kim
Learn how to make warm, fluffy glazed and mochi doughnuts (the mochis are gluten free) at this class with Raised Doughnuts' Mi Kim. Everyone will leave with a box of six to eight doughnuts, not including those gobbled up in class.

GEEK & GAMING

72. Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments
Get drunk and have fun with liquid nitrogen, levitate metal, make mini explosions, craft a handmade lightbulb, create an impenetrable bubble, and much more. Plus, see boozy performances by inventor Johnny Jetpack and Isaac Vicknair.

73. Mini Game Day
Every table in the library's meeting room with be covered with board games, dice games, and role playing games based on the theme "Build a Better World." In addition to some classics, expect local indie games and appearances from their designers, who will teach you how to play.

MUSIC

74. The Best 80's Prom Nite Ever (So Far)
Get ready to dance at the self-proclaimed Best 80's Prom Nite in Seattle with new wave rockers Nite Wave and DJ Baby Van Beezly. '80s prom attire is highly encouraged.

75. Gram Parsons Tribute with Country Dave & the New Fallen Angels and Guests
Hosted by Country Dave & the New Fallen Angels, this Gram Parsons Tribute show features the talents of local folk, blues, and rock musicians like Aaron Harmonson, Kelly VanCamp, Bob Nketzger, John Olufs, Brigitt Rains, Fredd Luongo, Ethan Anderson, Caitlin Sherman, Devin Champlin, Gus Clark, Kim Field, Liam Fitzgerald, and Jesse Harmonson.

76. Hip Hop History Month Kick-Off
As a part of Nights at Washington Hall, celebrate the roots and legacy of hiphop culture in the Northwest with performances from Xola Malik (formerly known as Kid Sensation), King Wojack (Criminal Nation), E-dawg Edawg, and the High Children.

77. Philharmonia Northwest: Finland 100
In their second concert of the season, Philharmonia Northwest will celebrate Finland's centennial, performing pieces reminiscent of Nordic pride, like Kaija Saariaho's Leino Songs, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Lintukoto (Isle of Bliss), and three selections of Jean Sibelius.

PERFORMANCE

78. Bubba's Bearded Broadway
This month's Art Haus theme is "Bearded Broadway," hosted by Bubba and featuring Strawberry Shartcake, Miss Texas 1988, and Uh Oh, with Kyte Mika on piano.

79. Shamuses, Sleuths, and Gumshoes
Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound will present a two-hour, multi-media retrospective on the writers and actors who brought characters such as Philip Marlowe, Richard Diamond, Candy Matson, and Boston Blackie to life on radio, TV, and film. In addition, director Roger Kim will present a re-enactment of a lost Sam Spade episode, "The Blood Money Caper."

80. Stuff Your Face
At a special Turkey Day version of Sylvia O'Stayformore and Honey Bucket's monthly drag show Bacon Strip, get ready to give thanks after seeing performances from House of Darling, DonnaTella Howe, Suga Bear, Aunt Betty Malone, Glitterous, Old Witch, and more.

READINGS & TALKS

81. Celebrating Twain: A National Read-a-thon
Mark Twain's The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is a previously unfinished fairy tale that has recently been completed and fully illustrated by Caldecott picture book prize winners Philip and Erin Stead. To celebrate, in conjunction with Twain-themed events at bookstores around the world, local authors Mark Holtzen and Jennifer K. Mann will read from the book.

82. The Razor's Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon: Booktalk and Signing with David Berger
Digging for Pacific razor clams on Washington beaches is a chilly and rewarding tradition for some, as the little critters are often challenging to dig but decidedly delicious to eat (if you like bivalves). Razor clams are also "entwined with the state's commerce, identity, and history." Join author and clam digger David Berger to explore the process and history of this Northwest activity, from its pre-settlement days to the present.

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

83. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
At this gathering, approved by Seattle Gay News and Indivisible, mark the first year of the Trump presidency with a resounding protest.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

84. Christian French
Celebrate Awaken the Dead to the Dreams of the Living, Seattle artist Christian French's new exhibition, with a viewing and mix-tape duping, toasts, and live music on November 4. The exhibit will also be open on November 5, minus the organized merry making.

85. Handmade Tile and Art Festival
Artist Tile Northwest and its member tile artists are bringing the art of tile-making to the public. This annual festival aims to "raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest."

COMMUNITY

86. Antique & Collectibles Show
Shop for vintage items from the 1880s to the 1970s, featuring 400 booths with everything from salt and pepper shakers to slot machines. Add to your meticulous collection of vintage spoons or just browse around for something that catches your eye.

87. Fall Polish Bazaar
It's a particularly chilly fall, and there's no better way to warm up than with a bowl of pickle soup. Enjoy that and other Polish specialities like borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls, and Polish beer (not to mention coffee, tea, and dessert) at this bazaar. Upstairs, find a collecion of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), and more.

FESTIVALS

88. Jet City Comic Show
This comic book convention aims to provide a less expensive and less "Hollywood driven" alternative to Comic-Con, with a special focus on Northwest artists. There will be panels, gaming, a costume contest, an artist alley, and guests including actors Sarah Butler, Jeremy Palko, and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and comic book artists like Shawn Aldridge and Matthew Clark.

FILM

89. Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
This film festival is a place for local audiovisual professionals (from Bainbridge and around the Northwest) to show their works.

FOOD & DRINK

90. Burgundian Coffee and Beer Festival
Taste coffee beers, bites from a coffee-inspired menu, and regular coffee in its non-alcoholic form at this annual caffeinated festival.

SUNDAY

ART

91. Noisy Kids
Calling all kiddos with a passion for noise machines! Young sound musicians can spend all day playing with synths, modulars, and all sorts of electronic music making devices.

92. Lisa Myers Bulmash: 'You're Not From Around Here, Are You?' Exhibit Opening
Lisa Myers Bulmash's paintings, collages, and mixed-media works reflect on the experience of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest, including "the hyper-visibility of Black bodies, and the notion of racial authenticity in overwhelmingly white spaces."

COMEDY

93. The Okstupid Show
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.

COMMUNITY

94. Bunny Love Yin Yoga
Do your sun salutations in the company of real live bun buns at this extra calming yoga class.

95. Danish Holiday Bazaar
Fill up on smørrebrød (Danish open-faced sandwiches) to fuel your early holiday shopping at this annual bazaar. Find Danish gifts, eat cookies and cake, and win Danish Julekurve (Christmas baskets) in a raffle.

96. Introduction to Urban Birdwatching
You don't need easy access to an expansive rural estate to go birdwatching (or "birding," as the kids are calling it). On this field trip, Seward Park ornithologist Kathryn Sechrist will show city-dwellers how to spot winter waterfowl, forest songbirds, and local birds of prey that fly around close to home. Binoculars, field guides, and warm drinks are provided.

MUSIC

97. DakhaBrakha
Ukrainian quartet DAKHABRAKHA, a name that means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language, play what they describe as “ethno chaos," accompanied by traditional instrumentation of Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian origin.

98. Music of Remembrance Fall Concert: Snow Falls
Music of Remembrance hosts regular concerts that pay tribute to those touched by the tragedies of the Holocaust, and so this new season will invoke the lessons of the tragedy, which call on everyone to reflect on the impact of all wars on their civilian victims. This show will feature new commissions about Japanese and Japanese American experiences with Hiroshima and Nagasaki by composers Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keiko Fujiie, and Christophe Chagnard. The program will also feature chamber music works based on concentration camp experiences, presented by guest artist Robert Orth, actress Naho Shioya, and musicians from the Seattle Symphony.

PERFORMANCE

99. Bubble Up Show
Don't get them confused with scary clowns—the goal of professional clown entertainers Olga and Viktor Nikonovi is to present kids ages three and under with an evening of balloons, bubbles, music, and fun surprises.

100. Hot Fawking Presents: Remember Remember
Hot Fawking's burlesque event in honor of Guy Fawkes Day promises a general celebration of British culture: Beatlemania, Doctor Who, and who knows, maybe some funky teeth.

101. Les Etoiles
Join Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse, Ben Lang, Gabrielle Melman, Ms. Joanne Klein, and many other performers in this cabaret that supports Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association in their mission to present a bigger and better Cabaret Month (which takes place in March) every year.

102. Shopkins Live
Bring the little ones to join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform "the coolest dance moves," sing the latest pop songs, and "show off the trendiest fashions." For those not in the know: Shopkins are apparently "grocery store-themed mini collectable toys." If your kids want to know the answers to questions like "Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant?" or "Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner?", they'll probably like this show.

READINGS & TALKS

103. Speakeasy: Dancing About Architecture
Guest choreographers Joanna Kotze and Kim Lusk and architect Ben Maestas will discuss the effect of our urban environment on our lives and creations.

SPORTS & RECREATION

104. Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
In this 5k obstacle run, racers will climb tire walls, swoosh down a giant slip and slide, and more, all while holding a pineapple. When they reach the finish line, participants can celebrate with a Hawaiian feast and a Georgetown beer garden. Proceeds directly support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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