Night Nation Run is the "world's first running music festival," featuring a 5k course punctuated by party zones full of live EDM music and interactive light shows. Night Nation Run
Our arts critics have already recommended 52 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 38 best music shows, 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 the Oatmeal-inspired Beat the Blerch run to the opening of the Sherlock Holmes adaptation Baskerville, and from Zombie Fest NW to Dude Fest XX, celebrating The Big Lebowski's 20th anniversary. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

FILM

1. An Invisible College: Experimental Shorts, 1936 - 1978
Expand the surreal pockets of your mind by checking out a collection of experimental 16mm animation, abstraction, "visual music," and collage film prints by artists like Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker, Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart, Jim Davis, Douglass Crockwell, and others.

FOOD & DRINK

2. Fall Fermentation Festival
Revel in all things funky at this fermented food festival, with a lecture from certified fermentationist Carrie Siadak on the benefits and basics of fermented foods and mini-workshops for making your own hot sauce, kombucha, and water-kefir.

GEEK

3. The Succulent Garden 3D: 3D Printing Workshop
STEM meets stems in this two-class workshop, where you'll learn to design and 3D-print your own geometric creations by designing either your own 3D-printed succulent plant to put in a pot or a 3D-printed pot to use with a real succulent plant (provided), then paint and customize your model.

4. Trivia Tuesday: Silicon Valley
Are you caught up on the HBO show all about the lives of computer programmers in the cutthroat tech hub of Silicon Valley? Spill your knowledge at this trivia night.

MUSIC

5. Flower Fest 3
Four bands from Guadalajara, Mexico (Neptuna, UAY, Mortemart, and Mindhala) will join forces with local acts Great Spiders, TERMINATor, Swamp Meat vs. Killer Ghost, and Secret Superpower for a "cave party." Bring your own flowers and dance into the luscious night.

6. Mincefest
Thrash around to a bunch of hardcore, grindcore, and mincecore from Los Angeles and Seattle bands like Pimp Nasty, Happy Pill Trauma, Twitch, Disease, Sarin Attack, and Bummer.

7. Sky High: Above The Sound IV
Join DJs Ramiro, Subset, Chick Iverson x Phoseph, Jesse Leer, and Trevor Little for an end-of-summer rooftop dance party.

READINGS & TALKS

8. Bonnie J. Rough with Amy Lang and Nicole Brodeur: Birds, Bees, and #MeToo
Sex education in the #MeToo era is about a lot more than reproductive diagrams—it's also starting to incorporate lessons about consent and gender equality. Sexuality and parenting expert Amy Lang and columnist Nicole Brodeur will join Bonnie J. Rough for a conversation about Rough's new book, Beyond Birds & Bees: Bringing Home a New Message About Sex, Love, and Equality, in which the author recounts experiences she had that transformed her approach to educating her kids about sexuality and human bodies.

9. D. Wystan Owen: Other People's Love Affairs
Bay Area writer D. Wystan Owen will share his debut book of stories, Other People’s Love Affairs.

10. Letting Go of Anxiety: A Public Talk
Visiting Buddhist teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa will offer tools and advice to help combat everyday anxieties.

WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

11. Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough?
Watch a video of scientists Michael Shellenberger and James Hansen discussing renewable energy and the demand for nuclear power (specifically in Germany), then stay on for a discussion.

FOOD & DRINK

12. Green Drinks Fall Festival
Sustainable architecture, interior design, and landscape firm Weber Thompson will celebrate 30 years of business with an environmentally conscious evening of music, food, and drinks. They promise libations from Wilridge Winery and Fremont Brewing and bahn mi sandwiches from Saigon Deli.

READINGS & TALKS

13. Clementine Ford: Fight Like a Girl
Melbourne author and journalist for the Sydney Herald Clementine Ford, who gained popularity for her TED Talk on rape culture, “Your Vagina is Not a Car,” will share her latest book, Fight Like A Girl. She'll be joined in conversation with Shout Your Abortion co-founder Amelia Bonow.

14. Keith O'Brien: Fly Girls
Former Boston Globe reporter Keith O'Brien will share the story of five women who fought to compete against their male counterparts in the national air races of the 1920s and 1930s (and won) in his book Fly Girls.

15. Mark Leibovich: Big Game
Journalist and author Mark Leibovich (This Town) will share his latest book: A probing of the world of professional American football.

16. MOHAI Fashion Lecture: Seattle Fashion in Boom Times
How have Seattle's industries—the Gold Rush in the past, and tech today—shaped the fashion industry? Clara Berg, MOHAI’s Clothing and Textile Specialist, will give you insights.

17. Science Slam
As part of an effort to engage the public on scientific matters while offering fun times in an informal, boozy setting, Seattle Science Slam will once again welcome three young scientists to speak about their areas of expertise: Andrew Lincowski on "characterizing terrestrial planets with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope"; Hannah Ledvina on tularemia and the bacteria that causes it; and Antony Abraham on the effects of stress on the brain. Reward them with applause to determine the winner of the three.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

18. Caravan Stage: Nomadic Tempest
Nomadic Tempest is a 75-minute, one-act show about four monarch butterflies struggling to survive in 2040 after fossil fuel consumption fucks our climate. The cast are also the crew of the tall ship Amara Zee, which sails from port to port for performances. The plot consists of Kahandra, a soothsayer of lost humanity, telling a multihued batch of children around a campfire the story of how fossil fuels destroyed our planet—and the valiant efforts of a quartet of monarchs who use their fabled butterfly effect to flap their wings and cause an alternate future in which we don’t ruin the earth. The goal of raising awareness about climate change is laudable, of course, and I confess to enviro-guilt with my car keys at my side as I looked down at the plastic takeout containers from the dinner we brought for the show. Amidst the mediocrity, I was captivated by the four monarchs suspended in air, who danced across the set like a DIY Cirque de Soleil. GREG SCRUGGS

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

19. Nick Thorburn: Penguins
Nick Thorburn, formerly the frontman of the Canadian indie rock group Unicorns, makes his debut as a graphic novelist in Penguins. He tells sad tales of the dumpy little birds, who, he says, "go through a lot of a hell that could be avoided if they had the ability to fly.”
Opening Wednesday

PERFORMANCE

20. Baskerville
The game is afoot! Detective Sherlock Holmes investigates rumors of a monstrous pooch in this adaptation of the Hound of the Baskervilles, in which five performers play 35 characters.

21. The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes
Howard, an ordinary guy, wakes up one day to find out his life is a musical. How can he return to normal? And will he find love? A production by the very good Village Theatre.

THURSDAY

COMMUNITY

22. Community Conversation: Help Shape the Future Of the Library
Join Seattle Public Libraries' Executive Director and Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner for a discussion of the future of SPL.

23. Magnuson Park Night Market Finale
It's your last chance this summer to shop for handmade and vintage goods, eat street food, and listen to live music in the park before the summer ends. Bring your dog along, too.

24. Tigers, Bears and Bubbles, Oh My!
Network for Nature will celebrate their first anniversary with a party filled with drinks, snacks, and lectures among Malayan tigers, sloths, and small-clawed Asian otters.

FILM

25. Arrangiarsi: Pizza...and the Art of Living
This film is Matteo Troncone's account of traveling to Naples, Italy to discover the perfect pizza. After the screening, Troncone will dish on his documentary and culinary journey. There's also a dinner deal: Visit Columbia City's Tutta Bella before the show and get 20 percent off with your ticket.

PERFORMANCE

26. Adam Carolla Show
Hollywood staple Adam Carolla will record an episode of his podcast about his personal industry, the movie biz, and stuff that annoys him. He'll be joined by Gina Grad and Bald Bryan.

27. A Delicious Taste of LGBTQ* Square Dancing
Square dancing enthusiasts across the LGBTQ+ spectrum can mosey their way to this free hoedown.

28. Not Another D&D Podcast
Live vicariously through Brian Murphy, Emily Axford, Jake Hurwitz, and Caldwell Tanner as they try to save the world in this live Dungeons & Dragons podcast taping.

READINGS & TALKS

29. Cindy Domingo and Michael Withey
In 1981, two young Filipino activists working against against Ferdinand Marcos' corrupt regime were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear as a gang killing. The true story of the activists—Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes—is brought to light in Michael Withey's book Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, which describes the 10-year struggle for justice and subsequent legal victory against the Marcos regime. Withey will be joined by Domingo's sister Cindy, the co-founder of the Committee for Justice, who will share her book A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP).

30. Justin Driver with Lisa Manheim: How the Supreme Court is Threatening the Rights of Our Students
The constitutional rights of public school students has been a point of controversy for a long time within the Supreme Court. In his book The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, Justin Driver illustrates how the Supreme Court "has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students’ constitutional rights" since the 1970s. He'll be joined in conversation by law professor Lisa Manheim.

31. Wheel of the Year Series - Mabon: Witch's Thanksgiving
Learn about Mabon, a pagan harvest festival celebrated on the fall equinox, as well as other pagan holidays, at this witchy lecture.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

FOOD & DRINK

32. The Chromatic Dinner
Vegan chef Alexander Gershberg and artist Martin Butler will serve what they call a "Neo Futurist Dinner," a synesthetic experience based on Kandinsky's Klangfarbe ("sound-color") and "the Chinese five elements: Tree, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water." They say: "Each course is created in accordance to the colour and underlying design principles of each element."

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

33. Kudzanai Chiurai: We Live in Silence
The "first black student to graduate with a BA Fine Art from the University of Pretoria," this politically oriented Zimbabwean artist and filmmaker has had work shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. His short work "Iyeza" was included at Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontier program.
Opening Thursday

COMEDY

34. The Dark Fantastic
Seattle Experimental Theater will improvise a horror story from your suggestions, following the framework of "following one woman’s battle against demons within and without."

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

35. Schack-toberfest: Glass Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Art
Immortalize your fall spirit by choosing from over 700 glass pumpkins and gourds, handcrafted in the Schack glassblowing studio, to "pick" and purchase.

COMMUNITY

36. Boats Afloat Show
Before it gets too cold to walk along the shore, tour over 225 vessels of all brands and styles, take docking and sailing lessons, and go on free boat rides.

PERFORMANCE

37. Communicating Doors
Alan Ayckbourn's comedic sci-fi play is about a dominatrix who stumbles upon something frightening and must flee for her life with the help of an older woman. Lamplight Productions will stage it with Ken Michels as director.

38. Ghost Light
An Irish Traveler woman begins to lose her sense of reality in this first run of a frightening play by New York playwright Tod Rainey. Catch the story of the matriarch Catherine Wraith, who's trying to protect her family from foreclosure and herself from the advances of the Clown.

39. Jane Eyre
Book-It's inaugural play of the 2018-2019 season is based on Charlotte Brontë's Gothic novel about an orphaned young woman who becomes a governess to the handsome but taciturn Edward Rochester and discovers strange goings-on in her new home.

40. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
The company's 75 puppets animate this story of the adorable, voracious larva, as well as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Lonely Firefly.

FRIDAY

ART

41. Art Day
See art and performance by people enduring homelessness. If you like, you can stay on for an orientation in the nonprofit host's "Window of Kindness" program.

42. Art Talks: 10 European Art Masterworks That Everyone Should See Before They Die
Seattle artist and critic Gary Faigin will provide you with an overview of what he deems the 10 most important artworks on display in Europe, so you'll have them handy when you're drafting your bucket list.

43. Bead Challenge: Open Studio
Learn all about the art of blown-glass bead making from local artists in support of Beads of Courage, a nonprofit that provides arts-in-medicine programs to children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.

44. Incident Exposure
Check out ink blot art by Tanya Dean (aka ShesMaybe) while you sway to live electronic sets from Djime, Alpha Stream, Sadboy Seattle, Jeff Harrison, and Kevin Ducoing.

COMEDY

45. Just Richard
Wicked-humored Elena Martinez and wildly expressive Annie Barry are two halves of an improv duo promising "Screwballing and make um ups."

COMMUNITY

46. Children's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Kids and families can gaze up at the full moon and snack on traditional Chinese mooncakes (or scarf them down in a mooncake-eating contest). There will also be story time and games.

47. Puget Sound Birdfest of Edmonds
Celebrate the many species of birds that flock to the shores of the Puget Sound with speakers, guided walks, field trips, and exhibits.

48. Seward Park After Dark
The audubon center will celebrate 10 years of protecting and teaching about birds with a big ol' party. Expect tasty bights from Skillet, treats from Top Pot Doughnuts, and sips from Georgetown Brewing, plus guided nighttime walks and close encounters with the Falconer's raptors and owl expert Paul Bannick.

FOOD & DRINK

49. Bavarian Crush Can Release
To kick off the East Ballard Oktoberfest festivities of the weekend, Reuben's will release the latest addition to their Crush series, an Oktoberfest-inspired hazy IPA called Bavarian Crush made with the the German-origin hop Mandarina Bavaria.

MUSIC

50. The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Time 2018
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Pink Floyd cover bands out there, but the Australian Pink Floyd Show might be the most well-known, having formed in 1988 and toured around the country with their laser-beam-filled stage display. Rock out to your favorite Dark Side of the Moon bangers.

51. Bootie Seattle: '00s Mash-Up Night
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration by paying tribute to all the club bangers and Top40 hits that came out in the '00s.

52. Sail Awake: Daybreaker's 2nd Anniversary Party
The daytime ravers are going all out for their second anniversary with an early-morning dance cruise on the Salish Explorer. DJs Subset and Kryspin will spin party-time tunes and there will be three yoga classes to choose from. Plus, healthy treats.

53. Whiteout: Blacklight Glow Party Cruise
The party boat will transform into a moving blacklight and host live DJs spinning all manner of EDM, trance, deep house, and disco as it cruises along Lake Union. Wear white if you want to glow in the dark.

PERFORMANCE

54. An Evening with Terry Fator
2007's America's Got Talent-winning ventroliquist has spent the past 11 years headlining in Vegas. See him breathe life into a host of puppets, including "Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice," and "Maynard Thompkins, the Elvis Impersonator."

READINGS & TALKS

55. Meet the Author: R.L. Stine
The man behind all those spooky paperbacks you read in elementary school is coming to town. Get your well-loved copy of Stay Out of the Basement signed by the author, snap a photo in a Goosebumps booth, and hear scary stories.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

56. Four Hearts: An Improvised Play
Seattle performers will use the transitional nature of improv to explore how relationships "blossom, grow, and change over time."

COMMUNITY

57. Salmon Homecoming Celebration
This annual Native celebration honors the fall return of the salmon to the Puget Sound with two days of pow wows, cedar canoe events, and more.

MUSIC

58. Georgetown Music Benefit Show
Help keep Georgetown Music in business by entering raffles to win cool prizes and dancing to live sets from bands like the Hinges, Brad Yaeger, Hel Mary, Annie O'Neil, and others.

PERFORMANCE

59. Strip Alone Complex: A Burlesque Tribute to the Music of Yoko Kanno
Sometimes there are clichéd burlesque show themes, and sometimes there are strip shows paying tribute to the cyberpunk Japanese composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop). This is the latter, courtesy of Scarlett O'Hairdye and friends.

60. Two Sisters and a Piano
Cuba, 1991: Sisters Maria Celia and Sofia are under house arrest as the Russian army begins to leave. José Amador directs this play by Nilo Cruz.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

61. Bravern Fashion Week
The Bellevue shopping center will celebrate its birthday with three days of fashion shows, designer shopping deals, industry talks, and fancy parties.

FESTIVALS

62. St. Demetrios Greek Festival
This annual fall Greek festival will return for three days of Greek delicacies (like spanakopita and baklava), traditional music and dance performances, wine tasting, and church tours.

FILM

63. Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival
This brand-new fest is a short ferry ride from Seattle, and it sounds worth the trip: It's got three days of short animated films from around the world featuring "humanistic themes" and a focus on social justice. See films on queer Egyptians, Holocaust survivors, resilient children, and others.

GEEK

64. SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition
Did you know avid collectors of stamps have a name for their passion? It's called philately. At this exhibition, philatelic enthusiasts can peruse rare stamps from over 30 collectors and purchase some to add to their own collections.

65. The Vampire Diaries & The Originals Convention
If The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are your favorite shows about werewolves and blood-sucking immortals, here's a convention for you. Fans will get to bid in a live auction and meet lots of celebrities from both shows, including Paul Wesley, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Nathaniel Buzolic, and many others.

PERFORMANCE

66. The Journey of the Saint
Two Spaniards—one a religious actor, one an atheist special-effects master—flee their home country to South America in the company of the mummified relics of Saint Fortunata in 1786. Come for miracles, doubt, faith, and hilarity in a translation of César de María's play by director Rose Cano—an English-language debut!

SATURDAY

ART

67. Beacon Hill Public Art Bike Tour
From its Link Light Rail station to its parks, Beacon Hill is filled with cool art that doesn't cost anything to see. Check out great pieces throughout the neighborhood on this bike tour with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The seven-mile excursion includes stops at Jimi Hendrix Park, the Northwest African American Museum, and Jefferson Park.

68. Belfry Oddities Pop-Up Shop
Buy weird artifacts like "taxidermy and skulls" at this pop-up, as well as wares from friends of the gallery Resting Waters Aquamation (an ecological pet remains service), Natalia Czajkiewicz (Lost Teeth), and Zoe Brookes.

COMEDY

69. Safeword: A Reunion
This improv troupe will come back together for a show benefiting the Women's Education Program, a nonprofit for women experiencing homelessness.

COMMUNITY

70. Fiestas Patrias Parade
The local festival honoring the many Latin American countries represented in Washington State—including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua—that celebrate their independence in September will begin with a parade and community festival in South Park. The procession will feature Mexican cowboys on dancing horses, mariachi bands, and plenty of colorful dancing and costumes. The day will end with a festival complete with health screenings, traditional food, and more entertainment.

71. Forest Bathing
Immerse yourself in the healing surroundings of your local forest with guidance from Cascadia Forest Therapy. Afterwards, enjoy tea and snacks.

72. Pirate Day
With a treasure map in hand, drag your boots to various Country Village shops in search of pirate's booty. Once you've collected your treasures, meet the Pirates of Treasure Island and go for a ride on the Jolly Rodney pirate ship.

73. Salish Sea Day of Action
Pollution, climate change, and ocean acidification all threaten the Salish Sea and its inhabitants—including orcas and the Chinook salmon they rely on for food. Take action in various Salish communities to help protect the local waters.

74. Solstice Night Market
Shop for food, drinks, and other goods at an outdoor market, then settle in for a screening of Black Panther on the grass.

75. Tacoma Moon Festival
Celebrate the diverse communities in Tacoma—and the turning of the season—by enjoying Chinese, South American, Caribbean, Spanish, Japanese, and Cambodian performances and traditions. The day includes lion dances, Cambodian folk dances, flamenco performances, moon stories, and more, culminating in the arrival of the moon princess.

FESTIVALS

76. Microfest
See an array of performances and eat tamales at this festival where attendees are encouraged to "push their own boundaries, talk to strangers, share their vulnerabilities, and indulge in the present moment." Performers include Scribe The Verbalist, Da Qween, La Ro$a, Peace and Red Velvet, Another Perfect Crime, Artemis Moon, Always Naked, and Brittany Allyson + FILAMENT: A Collab Lab.

FILM

77. Dude Fest XX: 20th Anniversary
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult classic The Big Lebowski and its white-Russian-slurping protagonist, the Dude, with an outdoor screening during Trucktoberfest.

78. Free Outdoor Movie Night and Dog Pawty
Bring your pooch to this movie night full of dog-centric vendors and prizes, and stay on for a screening of Isle of Dogs on the grass.

FOOD & DRINK

79. Dieciséis de Septiembre Celebration at Cubes Baking
In observation of Dieciséis de Septiembre, a day celebrating Mexico's independence, the playful Mexican bakery Cubes Baking Co. will host a pop-up with special baked goods in tribute to traditional treats, tamales from Frelard Tamales, and hand-crafted wares from Amano Seattle, MariGlvn, and Art by Alexia.

80. Jameson Jitney
Hop aboard the Jameson Jitney trolley and ride to multiple drinking destinations, including Art Marble 21, Olaf's, and Jupiter, for special drinks, games, and entertainment. The first stop will feature a formal tasting with "Seattle's one and only Jameson specialist," and keep an eye out for a hidden "Barrelman" at each bar to win a special prize.

81. Margarita Madness Party Cruise
Send summer off with a night of sailing, dancing, and margarita-drinking on Lake Union.

82. Wine Train Excursions
Sample local wines and learn about the arrival of the Seattle, Lake Shore, and Eastern Railway Company in the Snoqualmie Valley in 1889. Passengers will travel across the historic Bridge 35 (which boasts a pretty great view of Mount Si) and stop at tasting stations along the way.

GEEK

83. Vintage Aircraft Fly Day
Geek out over authentic B-25 Mitchell Bombers, Beechcraft Staggerwings, and other interestingly named vintage aircrafts.

MUSIC

84. Black Rock Equinox 12elve: Barbarians vs. Librarians
Revel in new-wave-harkening, synth-laden pop with Surrealized and Latin-inspired disco at this Burners Without Borders fundraiser.

85. Chris Friel Orchestra: Rolling Stones Extravaganza
Rock and roll drummer Chris Friel takes on the prolific discography of the Rolling Stones with his backing orchestra.

86. Feel Good Inc. - Soul Train Night
Do206 and Motown on Mondays are here to bring you a night of R&B, soul, and funk staffed by local talents DJ100Proof, Blueyedsoul, and Sessions playing hours of the good stuff for their Soul Train Night.

87. School of Rock Issaquah: Van Halen
Watch the tiny musical treasures of the future play the hard rock relics of the past, with School of Rock Issaquah's tribute to hair-thrashing greats Van Halen.

PERFORMANCE

88. Big Damn Party
Celebrate Theatre Off Jackson, known for fringe, burlesque, puppetry, and other unusual pleasures, at a fundraising auction/dinner.

89. Disco Infernos: Drag Does Disco
Hustle back to Studio 54 in the 1970s for a night of white-hot disco fever, featuring sparkly drag performances from Angela Visalia, Cookie Couture, Dolce Vida, Londyn Bradshaw, One, and The Stranger's own Uh Oh.

90. La Vie!
Classic 1920s vaudeville gets a Rocky Horror-esque twist with tantalizing ensemble acts, contortion, aerial, and feature performances by guest artists.

91. Living Voices: Hear My Voice
Learn about the long fight for women's suffrage through a blend of theatrical performances and archival film.

READINGS & TALKS

92. Raven Oak: 'Amaskan's War' Book Release Party
Sci-fi and fantasy author Raven Oak will celebrate the release of two new books: Amaskan's War (the sequel to Amaskan's Blood), and her coloring book From the Worlds of Raven Oak. The author will sign copies of her books.

93. Summer Book Bingo Wrap-Up Party!
If you participated in Book Bingo this summer, or if you just want to share all the great books you've read over the past few months, here's your chance to chat with other readers, get new suggestions, and win prizes in a new game of literary bingo.

SPORTS & RECREATION

94. Night Nation Run
At the "world's first running music festival," runners will wait for nightfall to make their way along a course punctuated by party zones full of live EDM music and interactive light shows. Prepare to get glowy and sweaty.

95. Salsa & Bachata on Alki Beach
Cambalache will provide live salsa and bachata music for you to dance to on the beach. If you don't have any moves, show up a little early for a quick lesson.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

96. Edmonds Art Studio Tour
Meander through Edmonds and discover the work of local artists on this free tour of private studios.

FESTIVALS

97. Seattle Fiestas Patrias
At this festival of Latin American cultures, hear live mariachi music, join a children's soccer clinic, and learn how Latin American countries celebrate independence from Spanish rule.

GEEK

98. Rencon 2018
Embrace your geekiest interests with two days of comics, cosplay, games, artist panels, and vendors.

READINGS & TALKS

99. Texts & Traditions Colloquium: Mortlake Book Fair
Looking to build up your collection of esoteric reads? Find unique books and attend presentations on obscure subjects at this ninth annual fair.

SPORTS & RECREATION

100. Beat the Blerch
This run is inspired by Matthew Inman, the creator of the Oatmeal comic, who wrote about his running experiences with "the blerch." In addition to the scenic, flat course through the woods (runners can choose between a 10K, a half marathon, or a full marathon), there will be cake at every station, couches along the course, an appearance from Inman himself, and costumed, Sasquatch-like blerches who will chase you.

SUNDAY

ART

101. Bunka Gakuen (Tokyo) Fashion Show
The Bunka Gakuen University of Tokyo Japan will present its annual fashion show.

COMMUNITY

102. Plant Walk and Native Medicine Making with Della (Rice) Sylvester
Della (Rice) Sylvester will talk about Native peoples' connection to plants on this Beacon Hill garden tour culminating in a medicinal workshop.

103. Queen Crawl
Raise money for five local nonprofits—Seattle Humane, Lifelong, Human Rights Campaign, Gender Justice League, and Lambert House—by dressing in drag and joining pro queen hosts at various Capitol Hill bars for drinking, a royal crowing, and more fun.

FESTIVALS

104. Fiestas Patrias
Celebrate Mexican culture and arts with a full day of live performances, including those from Banda Pachuco, Brandon Solano, Banda Sierra Azul, Tierra Cali, traditional mariachi and bailadores bands, and folk dancers. While you take those in, enjoy traditional food.

GEEK

105. Zombie Fest NW
The undead and their challengers will gather again in Normandy Park for a family-friendly zombie-apocalypse-preparedness festival. Flail around to a live performance from the Seattle Thrillers, visit a "mock disaster zone" with vintage emergency vehicles, enter a zombie costume contest (you can get your face all gooped up at a "zombification station"), and much more.

MUSIC

106. McTuff Doing Good For Music
Move and groove to an evening of soulful funk and jazz with Hammond organist Joe Doria, Ari Joshua on guitar, Ehssan Karimi on drums, and Marc Fendel on saxophone.

107. School of Rock Seattle: Soundgarden
Watch the tiny musical treasures of the future play the power grunge relics of the past, with School of Rock Seattle's tribute to the kings of the Pacific Northwest, Soundgarden.

108. Sing It Seattle!
Regardless of your singing experience, you and your pipes are invited to sing in a pop-up choir with a mishmash of others. As a group, you'll decide which of three popular songs you want to learn and sing in front of an audience.

109. The Squirrels
Once dead, now alive, the Squirrels are still one of the city’s greatest bands, now and forever. They’re back! The world needs to know! Took fucking Trump to get them to unhibernate, but fuck, let’s be grateful for small favors. Rob Morgan, who knows every rock-and-roll song ever recorded and can kill on at least five of them at any one time, leads a ragtag assemblage of no-goodniks (one graduated Berklee in Boston, another runs a Mexican joint) through the heart, soul, alimentary canal, autonomic nervous system, and occasionally toenails of Western culture. More fun than escaping panda videos! And if you’re not careful, you will learn something… ANDREW HAMLIN

READINGS & TALKS

110. Artist Talk with Kandis Williams
Kandis Williams, who makes large-scale collages that explore systematic inequalities manifested in racism, nationalism, authority, and eroticism, will talk about her work.

111. Carol Levin: An Undercurrent of Jitters
Ballard poet Carol Levin will read from her third collection, An Undercurrent of Jitters.

112. David L. Ulin: The Lost Art of Reading
In honor of the re-release of his locally published 2010 book The Lost Art of Reading, Los Angeles book critic David Ulin will join the Seattle Review of Books' Paul Constant for a conversation on why books matter, especially in hard times. Ulin's new edition features a new introduction, afterword, and subtitle (Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time).

113. Leah Dieterich: Vanishing Twins
In her memoir, Vanishing Twins: A Marriage, Leah Dieterich explores how fluidity impacted her relationship.

SPORTS & RECREATION

114. PAWSwalk 5K Walk & Run
Help raise money for animals in need by running or walking a 5K course culminating in dog-related activities, food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment. Your dog is obviously welcome.