Who says our tax dollars go to waste? For the seventh year in a row, the Seattle Center for Book Arts hosts a government-funded exhibition of literary-themed baked goods. The belletristic comestibles range from minimalist works like The Bun Also Rises to multivolume confections like The Caramel Sutra (use your imagination). At 1:30 p.m., awards are given for Most Pun-derful, Best Young Edible Artist, and more. At 2 p.m., the hungry masses reconcile the divide between brain and gut. Enter your own creation (and bring the book that inspired it) to get in for free! (Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, www.frybooks.com, noon–3 pm, $10)

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