Now in its seventh year, Short Run Comix & Arts Festival has firmly established itself as an indie comix festival of the first order, so you shouldn't miss it. (Plus, it's indoors so you'll stay warm.) Alex Stonehill

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 the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival to JaneFest, and from the closing weekend of Zaria Forman: Antarctica to Volunteer Park's Chrysanthemum Show. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. Burien Día de los Muertos
Celebrate Día de los Muertos in every way possible at this community affair. Place momentos of loved ones on traditional altars, see a Frida Khalo art installation by Amaranta Sandy, get your face painted by Burien Arts, and hear storytelling from Nora Girón-Dolce. You'll also find a bingo room, arts & crafts, "frames in the style of Mexican Nichos," and skeletons.
(Burien, free)


2. Mums and Mumosas
To kick off the Volunteer Park Conservatory's Chrysanthemum Show this weekend, the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Society and Friends of the Conservatory will co-host this open house, featuring a short informational presentation about the show, free snacks, and healthy, non-alcoholic mumosa mocktails.
(Capitol Hill, free)

3. Ounces One-Year Anniversary Bash
Ounces will celebrate one year of being around with some beers from Chainline Brewing Company, including a special IPA release. They also promise discounted growler fills, free giveaways, birthday cake, and much more.
(West Seattle, free)


4. Courtnee Fallon Rex & Friends
Join Seattle's Aaron J. Shay, Kiyan Fox, Fedora El Morro, Dogwood and Johnstone, and Courtnee Fallon Rex for a night of local lilting indie folk music.
(Belltown, $5)

5. Kye Alfred Hillig with Guests
Tacoma singer-songwriter Kye Alfred Hillig will share their alt country vibes.
(Ballard, $8)

6. La Fonda, Weep Wave, North By North, Pinkys Out
Wear your happy indie heart on your sleeve as the members of La Fonda belt out laid-back, catchy songs reminiscent of funk and garage rock. They'll be joined by Weep Wave, North By North, and Pinkys Out.
(University District, $8)

7. 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.
(Downtown, free)

8. Panoramics, The Deadrones, Wrecking Yard
Welcome local rock group Panoramics to the scene as they play their debut show, with Wrecking Yard and The Deadrones.
(Shoreline, $8)

9. PlayBack Afterhours
Hear tunes from SPL's local music collection with Adra Boo and KEXP DJ Riz. Also dance to live music from Falon Sierra, Shower Scum, and Future Shock, along with drag and burlesque performances by artists from Legendary Children.
(Downtown, free)

10. P.S., Wild Wild Mexico, Final Body
Seattle indie rock trio P.S. blends chillwave vocals with surfy guitar. They'll be joined by Wild Wild Mexico and Final Body.
(West Seattle, $8)

11. 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.
(Downtown, $10)

12. Stereo Embers, Warren Dunes, The Black Chevys
Seattle-based psych-influenced rockers Stereo Embers will be joined by Warren Dunes and The Black Chevys for a high energy night.
(Ballard, $10)

13. Stubborn Son, The Landmarks, Moon Dial
Stubborn Son combines "visual stylings of the '60s, sonic infusions of the ‘70s, and indie rock of today." Their kinetic performances teeter on the edge of euphoric and possessed. Hear them perform material from their new EP, Fortunes, with support from The Landmarks and Moon Dial.
(Fremont, $8/$10)


14. 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. Joining him will be Alex Vigue.
(Wallingford, free)

15. Barry Blitt with Luke Burbank
Think of any memorable, timely New Yorker cover in recent memory, and chances are good that Barry Blitt drew it. Donald Trump as a beauty queen wearing a sash that said “Miss Congeniality” in October 2016, when it seemed like he was going to lose. The guy on the subway right after the election reading a newspaper headlined “OH SWEET JESUS, PLEASE GOD, NO.” Even the highly controversial satirical drawing of Barack Obama in a turban fist-bumping a heavily armed Michelle Obama was his. There is much to discuss—and funny guy Luke Burbank will be asking the questions. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
(Capitol Hill, $5)

16. Paola Caridi: Jerusalem Without God
Sicilian journalist and author Paola Caridi will present her new book, Jerusalem Without God: Portrait of a Cruel City , which takes a look at Jerusalem beyond its historic mantle as holy city to the three Abrahamic religions, instead examining the divisions and barriers enforced by its government and how they affect daily life.
(Capitol Hill, free)


17. Active Voice: They Did
In response to #metoo, a social media campaign meant as a platform for victims of assault to come forward, Charlie Shih's interactive art installation/performance piece "shifts the burden onto the perpetrators and calls for communities to do better." In Part One, participants will be invited to write the first name(s) or initials of their assailant(s). In Part Two, they'll do the same with the names of people who could have intervened. The artist adds: "My intention here is not to public shame, but rather to empower victims with a place to name perpetrators and to illustrate that sexual violence and sexual harassment come from within our immediate communities."
(University District, free)



18. Cynthia Hibbard: Groundswell Opening
Cynthia Hibbard's multimedia works examine "the intimate, evocative, and cryptic messaging in common ground imagery."
(Pioneer Square, free)

19. 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.
(Downtown, free)

20. Material Performance Closing
The first half of this group show about materiality and time will feature work by UW MFA students in Art + Art History + Design, and the second half will highlight pieces by UW alumni, UW faculty, and regional artists. Both phases of the exhibition will "enact changes over time, taking up the dynamic forces of that continually shape and reshape matter, extending the legacies of kinetic art and process-based artworks."
(University District, free)

21. A Rare Glimpse Into Russian Life: From Tsar to USSR
See a small collection of cabinet and period photographs, rare books, silver cigarette cases, badges, and an Imperial officer's frock coat from the period of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II. On Friday, hear Jim Clarke give a gallery talk and see a sneak peak of Northwest artist Valarie Cox's new Encaustic collection.
(Mercer Island, free)

22. Sustaining New Patronage: A Brainstorming Project
This group show investigates the complicated workings of the gallery world, a pressing issue as galleries in Seattle and around the world struggle to adapt to new approaches to art buying. This show will explore "the idea of 21st century patronage, how the ways people engage with the art world is changing, and how people from varying economic backgrounds may gain and benefit from artist and gallery relationships outside of or in addition to buying art."
(Georgetown, free)

23. Tip Toland: 'Fall Out'
Hyperrealism is already kind of unnerving, especially in sculpted form. Nothing quite gets you into uncanny valley territory like a facsimile of life in perfect stillness. Northwest artist Tip Toland's painted clay figures seem to concentrate our reality to explosive density, whether through their apparent emotional extremity or their air of not-quite-humanity. Five of these sculptures, entitled Refugee, Cloud, Tantrum, Beauty Parlor, and Remembrance, are showing at the Traver Gallery in October. You won't catch them breathing, but it may be hard not to try.
(Downtown, free)

24. Zaria Forman: Antarctica
This exhibit featuring work by Zaria Forman is inspired by the month she spent aboard the National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica. Large-scale, immediate, and almost photo-realistic, these soft, chilly pastel landscapes memorialize a vanishing environment and capture a crucial moment in our environmental history. As the global ice caps continue to melt, Forman's art allows us to witness our planet in flux.
(South Lake Union, free)


25. 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.
(Central Library, most events free)



26. Art of India and Southeast Asia & Dreams of Being Closing
In the Guest Gallery, see a celebration of art from India and SE Asia (presented in collaboration with Rainier Art Center's Arts Gumbo). In the main gallery, see a group show titled Dreams of Being featuring work by Di Faria, Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger, Tara McDermott, and Pamela K. Beer.
(Columbia City, free)

27. The Fold Gallery Group Exhibit Closing
See works from or inspired by the women-focused Fold magazine: ceramics and mixed media by Hardie Cobbs, photos by Rachel Demy, collage by Rosie Bowker, and illustration by Teresa Grasseschi.
(Capitol Hill, free)

28. Modern Symbolists Closing
Artists from around the world will present their takes on modern symbolism in this group show curated by Liba WS and Julie Baroh.
(Georgetown, free)

29. Paul Horiuchi Closing
Best known to the public for creating the colorful glass mosaic backdrop for Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheater, Paul Horiuchi immigrated to the United States from Japan as a teenager and spent many years as a railroad worker. After World War II, he moved to Seattle, where he became associated with Mark Tobey and the rest of the Northwest School. Following successful shows at Zoë Dusanne Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum, he was represented by Woodside/Braseth Gallery until his death in 1999. The current exhibition features important works in painting and collage by this essential 20th century Northwest artist. EMILY POTHAST
(Downtown, free)

30. Short Run Marathon Art Show & Festival Reception
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival is an overwhelming yet essential Seattle indie experience—celebrate the event with this accompanying art show featuring works by local favorites including Gemma Correll, Tom Hart, Anders Nilsen, Julia Wertz, Leela Corman, Rebecca Artemisa, Jordan Crane, Nishat Akhtar, and Anders Nilsen.
(Georgetown, free)

31. The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad Closing
Danish artist Bjørn Wiinblad's work often depicts cutesy, distinctively-featured women wearing costumes and elaborate garb. But his body of work is vast, from paintings to ceramics to theater sets to jigsaw puzzles. See his art portrayed through 78 examples ("from one-of-a-kind commissions to mass-produced pop culture") at this whimsical exhibit.
(Ballard, $8)


32. 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.
(Capitol Hill, $4)



33. Holiday Craft Fair
Get your friends (or yourself) some sweet local arts and crafts for the holidays, featuring jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more.
(West Seattle, free)

34. Kerry Downey
New York-based artist Kerry Downey will share their creative process and discuss Nothing but Net—the multimedia production that generated the monotypes on view at the Alice's current group exhibition.
(Georgetown, free)

35. Meet the Maker: Cosmic Twin
Seattle's Madeleine Pope is the artist behind Cosmic Twin, a maker of playful, minimal jewelry. The pieces are influenced by dance and movement, surrealism, natural asymmetry, and contemporary minimalism. Check out her latest collection, So Real, which was inspired by early '90s street fashion.
(First Hill, free)

36. 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.
(Central District, free)

37. Short Run After-Party
Once you've checked out the awesome underground zinefest known as the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, party arty with DJs Pepperazzi and DJ Traditional Grrrl, the oracle Lily Kay, and art and photography photobooths with Rose Metting and Allyce Andrew. Those 21 and up can drink.
(Seattle Center, $5)


38. Incomplete Séances
Sleepover, a sketch comedy trio consisting of Alex Blackstone, Kristopher Gray, and Justina Kolb, will perform their new show about "bass players, feeding your dog, taking Ubers, roller disco, and eating Taco Bell."
(Greenwood, $10/$14)


39. Day of the Dead Festival
This free Día de los Muertos celebration will begin with a community procession of a traditional altar, where community members can add pictures, momentos, or other small items to honor deceased loved ones. Afterward, dance to live music, decorate sugar skulls, get your face painted, eat food, and sip Mexican hot chocolate.
(Phinney, free)

40. Diwali Family Festival
There are plenty of Diwali festival celebrations that involve dancing late into the night, but if you're looking for a daytime gig and want to learn about the history of the festival, this event promises dance performances, art activities, a fashion show, and traditional music.
(Downtown, free)

41. Family Saturday: Free Haiku Workshop
Michael Dylan Welch of Haiku Northwest will conduct a special writing workshop.
(Downtown, $6)

42. 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, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland, Camp Long, Discovery Park and many other sites are still open as of November 1. 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.
(Across Seattle, free)

43. 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.
(Rainier Valley, $5)

44. The Outsider One-Year Anniversary Party
Celebrate one year of women-and-minority-focused comic shop Outsider Comics with music by the Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir, fortunes by Zoltar, snacks, and special guests.
(Fremont, free)


45. 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.
(Edmonds, free)

46. 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.
(University District, free)

47. Seattle Hmong New Year
Fete Hmong culture with food and performances, including a concert in the evening, and buy yourself some souvenirs made by vendors from the local Hmong community.
(Seattle Center, free)


48. Ready
International fine-dining chef Justin Khanna (Per Se, Grace, the French Laundry, Lysverket) is bringing fancy cuisine to an old storefront on Beacon Hill, and you won't have to bankrupt yourself to indulge in it. The "Dish Drop" on November 4 will feature a new dish his team has been working on for just $10 (if you reserve your ticket ahead of time).
(Beacon Hill, $10)

49. Two Beers Brewing 10th Anniversary
Two Beers Brewing Co. has been pouring beer for a whole decade. Help them celebrate by tasting beer from more than 20 taps highlighting new releases, a few throwbacks, some favorites, rotating infusions, and speciality casks. Plus, Bread and Circuses will be showcasing their new tapas menu.
(Georgetown, free)


50. Board Game & Miniature Quarterly Swap
Buy, sell, and trade board games, card games, role playing games, miniatures, comics, and video games to prepare for a cozy winter. Dealer and trade tables will be available to rent (prices vary based on table size).
(North Seattle, free)

51. Mini Game Day
Every table in the library's meeting room will 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.
(Skyway, free)


52. Aether
There's a new emotive genre of bass music that all the kids are talking about: It's called Wave, and you can hear it for yourself at this dance party with live sets from artists like White Katana, foxwedding, brothel, Dyzphoria, and others.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

53. By the Way and Nate B
Acoustic trio By the Way are fans of sweeping melodies, strong rhythms, and generous helpings of harmonica.
(Columbia City, free)

54. The Critical Shakes, WONGS
Eugene dance punks Critical Shakes will be joined by Seattle stoner rockers WONGS.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

55. Dogstrum, Guns of Nevada, The Navins
Dogstrum, Guns of Nevada, and The Navins will play a night of ideal-for-head-banging grunge and metal.
(Pioneer Square, $7/$10)

56. Gruntruck Album Listening Party
After a two-album career cut short by "legal battles" and the death of lead singer Ben McMillan, Found Recordings have released the "lost" third album of '90s Seattle grunge rockers Gruntruck. The remaining members of the band will celebrate the rediscovery with a listening party.
(Belltown, free)

57. Medium Weekend, Power Bleeder, Shake The Baby Til The Love Comes Out, Salt Lick
Absurdist rockers Medium Weekend will take over the Blue Moon for a night out with Power Bleeder, Shake The Baby Til The Love Comes Out, and Salt Lick.
(University District, $7)

58. PopDefect, Tom Price Desert Classic, Pickpocket Revue, Palooka
Seattle's PopDefect will play their surf punk tunes with support from Tom Price Desert Classic, Pickpocket Revue, and Palooka.
(Georgetown, $10)

59. The Pynnacles, Girl Trouble, Knights of Trash
Portland music scene veterans The Pynnacles, featuring members of Satan’s Pilgrims, Big Elf, Paradise, and Crackerbash, bring the raw psych-garage sound of the late '60s to the dance floor, with Girl Trouble and Knights of Trash.
(Tukwila, $8)

60. SIN: Winters Coming
The theme of this fetish night is Darkness and Decadence. Get ready to bust out all your sinful dance moves to EDM and industrial DJ sets from DJ Shane and DJ Eyktan, with special performances, drink specials, GoGos, and more.
(Downtown, $10)

61. SolFusion Saturday
SolFusion Saturday returns with a night of neo soul and dancing. See a live set from soul singer Dwayne D'Arby and stick around to dance to a set from DJ Po'Lo.
(Pioneer Square, $10)


62. 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.
(Downtown, $7/$9)

63. 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."
(Phinney, donations accepted)


64. 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 give a Twain-centric reading.
(Rainier Valley, free)

65. Claudia Castro Luna's Book Launch & Day of the Dead Celebration
Join Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs and poet Claudia Castro Luna for a reading of Luna's new collection of poems Killing Marías and a Day of the Dead celebration.
(Wallingford, free)

66. 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.
(Rainier Valley, free)

67. Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
Now in its seventh year, Short Run has firmly established itself as an indie comix festival of the first order, featuring well over a hundred local, national, and international publishers. You should take your time and do a couple loops, but I guarantee the following artists/tables will have the best shit: Taylor Dow, 2dcloud, Fantagraphics, Cold Cube Press, and Wave Books. This year, I'm especially excited to see special guests Anders Nilsen (Big Questions) and Julia Wertz (Tenements, Towers & Trash) in the lineup.
(Seattle Center, free)


68. Cascadia Anti-White Supremacy Action Summit
The first-ever Cascadians Against White Supremacy summit addresses the rise of white supremacy groups in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The day includes workshops about the Cascadia movement and what it stands for, as well as discussions and planning for future action.
(University District, free)

69. 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.
(Downtown, free)



70. 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.
(Mount Baker, free)

71. 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."
(Mount Baker, free)

72. Hyperpredator Opening
See paintings, photographs, and performance by artists Divine Mania and Venus Raven that explore "the forces of Nature; hungry, relentless, Nature without Pity."
(Seattle Center, free)


73. 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 desserts) at this bazaar. Upstairs, find a collection of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), and more.
(Capitol Hill, free)

74. Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale
While you search for a new orchid friend for your home at Swanson's sprawling plant superstore, extra-special flowers will compete for awards from the American Orchid Society. Plus, you can go to a free orchid cultivation seminar, and you are even invited to bring your orchids from home for repotting and consultation.
(Crown Hill, free)

75. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Scandinavia: Home of high-quality design and enough food to stuff the Gävlebocken. This market will offer you a choice of goods from Old Ballard Liquor Co., Falki Textiles, Master Mitten Maker, and plenty more, then a chance to participate in a raffle. When you're done shopping, gorge yourself on "[s]mörgås, pea soup, waffles, and meatballs on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday."
(Queen Anne, free)


76. Burgundian Coffee and Beer Festival
Get caffeinated with coffee beers, bites from a coffee-inspired menu, and regular joe in its non-alcoholic form at this annual festival.
(Green Lake, free)



77. 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.
(Beacon Hill, free)

78. Clean Rooms. Low Rates.
This exhibition by Marina Fini (installation) with Jeff Parker and Brendan Barry (photo-text art book) explores a quintessentially American locus: the motel. Promising a "private-turned-public and mundane-turned-psychedelic space," this work will bring to light the aesthetic, economic, sociological, and poetic aspects of the roadside inn. Tonight, they will throw a book release party for the volume by Parker and Barry.
(Pioneer Square, free)

79. Lisa Myers Bulmash: You're Not From Around Here, Are You? 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."
(Central District, $7)

80. Robert E. Marx: Another Place, Another Time Opening
Robert E. Marx's final show at the Davidson Galleries, which has hung his work since 1973, will feature 11 new paintings and 10 drawings that reveal his expressionist sensibilities.
(Downtown, free)

81. Sōsaku-Hanga Opening
Sōsaku-hanga was a Japanese art movement from the turn of last century which differed from previous forms of printing by emphasizing the role of the individual artist (rather than a division of labor). At this exhibition, discover the beauty of the art form with works by Kiyoshi Saito, Yoshitoshi Mori, Jun'ichiro Sekino, Kaoru Kawano, and others.
(Downtown, free)


82. 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.
(Greenwood, $10)


83. Ballard Locks Pumpout
See inside the Ballard Locks as they're pumped out for annual maintenance and discover the mechanics of the Locks and traces of see life left behind.
(Ballard, free)

84. 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.
(North Seattle, free)

85. Seattle Family Dance
Kids 10 and under and their families can learn "all dances" from WB Reid and Bonnie Zhanow with Musical Socks and Terry with Abigail Hobart Bellingham.
(Phinney, $5/$7)

86. Student Loan Payment and Options
Learn your options for dealing with student debt at this free presentation from the Seattle Public Library, Consumer Education and Training Services, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. They'll also be offering one-on-one debt consultations.
(Beacon Hill, free)


87. 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.
(Tacoma, $10 on Sunday only)


88. Basement Surfers, Anime Creek, Cutie Team
Local band Basement Surfers describe themselves as a "collective of deep sea bozos tootin' away the blues." They'll be joined by Cutie Team Seattle indie pop duo Anime Creek.
(Belltown, $7)

89. Daring Greatly with Letters Form Traffic
Five-piece "hippy rock" family band Daring Greatly have spent the last two years touring western Canada and part of the US perfecting their "three-part blood harmony." Hear them perform with support from Letters Form Traffic.
(Ballard, $8)

90. Stern, Lone, Myers
This jazz trio promises to whisk you back to the '30s-'50s with covers of the classics.
(Capitol Hill, free)

91. Trevor Green, Mystic Arrows, Ian Ayers
In his live performances, Trevor Green oscillates between five guitars, three didgeridoos, and an array of percussion instruments. He'll be joined by Seattle reggae artists Mystic Arrows and Ian Ayers.
(Fremont, $10)


92. Clear and Sweet 360
Before Clear & Sweet opened at the Local Sightings film festival in September, Rich Smith wrote the following about this new, 14-minute, virtual reality, "gorgeous, apocalyptic" show from Stranger Geniuses Zoe | Juniper: "Clear & Sweet is a mix of haunting shape-note singing, atmospheric sludge metal, and Zoe Scofield's sharp and innovative choreography. Juniper Shuey uses his digital wizardry to conjure up intimate battles between heaven and hell, submission and domination, and the living and the dead." This version will feature a 2D and VR 360º screening of the dance film. RICH SMITH
(West Seattle, free)


93. Mark Helprin
Mark Helprin, author of Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, will present his newest book, Paris in the Present Tense. The novel's characters, who live in present-day Paris, face death and the prospect of death in loved ones.
(Capitol Hill, free)

94. Nicole J. Georges and Julia Wertz
Join two notable cartoonists, Nicole J. Georges (Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home) and Julia Wertz (Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City). They'll read to you and discuss their careers with moderator E.T. Russian.
(Downtown, free)

95. November's Ladies After Hours Book Club
At Comics Dungeon's 21-plus naughty graphic novel club, discuss My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata. Drink cocktails and discover this bittersweet queer-focused manga.
(Wallingford, free)

96. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)


97. No Nuclear War. This Nightmare Must End.
In recognition of the bombings, occupations, and threats of nuclear attacks posed by Donald Trump, Refuse Fascism Seattle is hosting a march and "die-in" involving street theater to "demonstrate the seriousness of the threat of Nuclear War we face with this regime in the White House."
(Downtown, free)

98. Not Your Mascot
Native American people and allies will protest the Washington Redskins, whose mascot many (many, many) consider racist, as they play in Seattle. Families are welcome at this peaceful show of solidarity.
(Pioneer Square, free)