THURSDAY 11/6

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COMPETITION QUEENS AT JULIA'S!

I'm so depressed. You too? Well of course you are, silly. It's just too bloody awful when Halloween season comes to a screeching, bitter halt, leaving big candy-corn-shaped holes in our hearts. It seems all we have left to look forward to is a long and miserable slide into Thanksgiving (a holiday dedicated to dry birds, plates of goop, and genocidal religious nuts) and what's worse—football season. Dreadful. But wait! Try not to slit those pretty wrists just yet, darling 'mo, because Seattle's brilliant nightlife architects are laboring hard to keep our party balls rolling. (And who doesn't love rolling party balls, I ask you?) For example: Julia's on Broadway is deep in its fifth season of D Factor, wherein fresh drag talent is vetted by a mouthy panel of seasoned dragsters in an effort to identify Seattle's Next Big Drag/Celebrity Impersonating Thuperstar. It's been going on for a few weeks now (every Thursday until the big winner is announced), which is good news, as the talent has been honed and distilled to the best this season has to offer. It's a fun night of unbridled drag and mid-week drinking (try a "Margarona"—if you dare!), and it's the perfect distraction to stave off the post-Halloween blahs. Julia's, 8:30 pm, free, all ages.

THURSDAY 11/6

A BELATED SEX.WAV SAMHAIN

PSYCH! You totally thought Halloween was over, but WRONG ANSWER! Halloween's real-and-for-true last hurrah happens tonight at the witchy Mercury. Our freakish friends behind the party night SEX.wav keep the spooky spooking with their belated, but much appreciated, Halloween installment, featuring resident spinners Ill Camino and Ozma Octavia, tons of very scary queens (Cherry Sur Bete—shudder!), and the triumphant Seattle return of everyone's favorite shock queen, Ursula Major! Prefunk at Julia's D Factor first, and then head to the Mercury to dance Halloween into its grave. Mercury, 9 pm, $5, 21+.

MONDAY 11/10

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A BIG PLATE OF SYLVIA

You just can't keep a good queen down—especially not Sylvia O'Stayformore. You might have surmised that we'd be seeing a lot less of her lately, as Bacon Strip only happens very rarely these days, instead of once a month like God intended. Sylvia's got a whole lot of fingers in a whole mess of pies, and tonight she brings us her signature event, Blue Plate Special, featuring not only her fun, fine self but also Aunt Betty Malone and Autumn Equinox-Weinstein. The Royal Room, 6:30 pm, free, all ages. recommended