Let your enthusiasm for LEGO® be known at the BrickCon 2018 Public Exhibition this weekend.
Our arts critics have already recommended 68 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 33 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 return of Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell to the Seattle Blind Café, and from PotterMore: A Harry Potter Variety Show to Seattle Made Week. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

FILM

1. Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Boy, is this well-timed. This 45-minute film aims to make it easier to talk about mental health and anxiety issues. Stay after the screening for a chat with the CEO of the producing company, IndieFlix, along with producer Scilla Andreen.

FOOD & DRINK

2. Grow Your Garnish: Microgreens
Learn to grow tasty, nutrient-rich miniscule leafy greens at home. You'll leave with a custom tray of microgreens and some new recipes to try out.

MUSIC

3. Trapital Hill
This trap DJ night with DJs Charlie, Malachi, WhoSaw, Edibles, and Malcolm Rebel will keep you moving and grooving.

READINGS & TALKS

4. Art for Social Change: Beverly Naidus
Naidus's talk, fully titled "A Bright Orange Life Jacket, A Beacon and a Promise of a Feast: Socially Engaged Art in Difficult Times," is about the power of art to effect social change and heal the hurt in communities. Naidus is an associate arts professor at UW Tacoma as well as a working artist who's been exhibited here in Seattle and in the UK.

5. Booktoberfest: Bookish Trivia Trilogy, Book One
Exercise your book smarts at the first of three beer-filled Booktoberfest trivia nights. Compete for prizes with your friends (or with strangers—feel free to come alone and join a team).

6. Bruce Ramsey on "The Panic of 1893" and the Birth of Modern Seattle
Bruce Ramsey's The Panic of 1893 delves into the final economic depression of the 19th century, and explains how the residents of a newly formed Washington State managed to survive. He'll be in conversation with David Brewster. Co-presented with HistoryLink.org.

7. Kat Holmes: Mismatch
Kat Holmes is the founder of mismatch.design and the author of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design, both of which address design elements that exclude different types of minorities—right-handed computer mice, English-only digital menus, and so on. Hear from her at this Town Hall event.

8. My Vote Is My Voice: Storytelling to Inspire Civic Engagement
Before they close their doors for Election Day (Tues Nov 6), Patagonia will team up with Grist.org, Amplifier, Our Climate, and Duct Tape Then Beer for a night of storytelling with artists and sustainability/environmental justice activists to encourage people to vote. They'll also have free snacks.

9. Taking Action: The Reality of Fake News
Sometimes fake news is easy to spot, but not always. Join a discussion on how to identify false stories and stop them from spreading.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY

FESTIVALS

10. GeekWire Summit 2018
Hundreds of leaders in tech fields around the world will gather for live Q&As, talks, product demos, and a smattering of fun parties. The pricey two-day summit will host the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Cowboy Ventures' Aileen Lee, Facebook's Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, eBay's Devin Wenig, and tons of others.

MUSIC

11. Stanley Jordan
Bold jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan wowed the world back in the '80s with his eloquent fret-tapping technique, which remains a persuasive pleasure in his current live shows.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

ART

12. Adrían Gómez: NosotrUS
Mexican American artists reflect on identity in this collection of six solo exhibitions.
Closing Friday

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

13. Open House Sale
For 11 days, browse new stock from Kyoto Art and Antiques.

FOOD & DRINK

14. Whidbey Island Grown Week
This event showcases Whidbey Island farmers, specialty food purveyors, chefs, and artisan producers. Guests can meet the island's makers at farm-to-table dinners, take cooking classes, and pick up lots of fresh produce.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDY

15. The Great Love Debate
"America's #1 Dating Enthusiast" and the author of How to Find Love in 60 Seconds, Brian Howe, will welcome local specialists and personalities to the stage for a quarrel on the subject of love.

FILM

16. Haunted Healing: Confronting Intergenerational Trauma
Explore the horror of America's history by watching a screening of Daryn Wakasa's short horror film about the incarceration of Japanese Americans, SEPPUKU. After that, hear from Melissa Bennett, who will talk about the history of medicine and its ability to "heal historical trauma among indigenous communities."

FOOD & DRINK

17. Shell Your Soul Night
With cold weather comes the best time of year to slurp bivalves, and Bar Melusine is welcoming them back with all-night happy hour deals on raw oysters, fried oysters, burgers, cocktails, wine and more, plus lots of soul jams.

MUSIC

18. Artis the Spoonman
Seattle's Artis the Spoonman has been rocking the virtuosic spoon since 1972. Pete Seeger called him "the best spoon player in the whole damn universe," and he's recorded with Frank Zappa. Join him as he celebrates his 70th birthday with some timeless tunes.

19. We Were Promised Jetpacks
Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks will celebrate their new album with a tour through the U.S. On this Seattle stop, they'll be joined by local bluesy punk favorites the Black Tones.

READINGS & TALKS

20. Becky Selengut and Matthew Amster-Burton
Matthew Amster-Burton and Becky Selengut host the Look Inside This Book Club podcast, where they read passages from "terrible" books that have somehow turned into best-sellers. This live taping will include readings from two books, games, and prizes.

21. Bird Tales From BirdNote®
Zoologist and professional birder Gordon Orians is an expert on all kinds of winged vertebrates, but especially American blackbirds. He'll be the special guest at this live taping of the BirdNote podcast.

22. Cassandra Overby: Explore Europe on Foot
See Europe without looking through a dirty window with the help of Overby's hiking guide, which includes itineraries in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

23. Civic Cocktail
Join Seattle bigwigs and host Joni Balter to discuss the measures on the November ballot, like the carbon fee initiative (I-1631), the anti-food and drink tax initiative (I-1634), and the gun regulation initiative (I-1639).

24. Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases: The Spanish Flu Pandemic
If you've got a fascination with the awfulness of history and past deadly pandemics, learn about the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 and its effects on Seattle in this performance / talk. They helpfully offer a flu shot clinic alongside this event.

SPORTS & RECREATION

25. Pride Skate's Annual ROCK-tober
Do the pelvic thrust at this Rocky Horror-themed skate night, where you can twirl around the rink in your pillbox hat to songs from the show, see a performance from the Vicarious Theatre Company, and sing karaoke.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

26. Signs of Life
Jewelry and literary arts make felicitous bedfellows in this exhibition honoring Signs of Life, a journal now in its 14th year of publication. The artists Jenine Bressner, Daniel DiCaprio, Kirk Lang, Maia Leppo, Tara Locklear, Megan McGaffigan, Kranitzky & Overstreet, Melinda Risk, and Liaung-Chung Yen have been inspired by writers Claudia J. Bach, Ellen Wade Beals, Stuart Greenman, Holly J. Hughes, Sharon Mentyka, Matthew Nienow, Roz Ray, Molly Thornton, and John Mark Tucker.
Opening Wednesday

PERFORMANCE

27. Heartless
Sam Shepard's black comedy, staged here by Outsiders Inn, is about a middle-aged man named Roscoe, his video camera-wielding younger girlfriend, her mad mother, and her sour sister.

28. Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell
The Heavenly Spies are back with their annual Halloween show featuring scary hot dancers—plus "terrifying masks and pretty pasties, black cats and twerking booties, sweet transvestites and dancing cuties."

THURSDAY

ART

29. Is this burning an eternal flame? (A Queer Rite)
Start October with a queer bondage ritual, in which Allie Huska will tie model MKNZ (Mackenzie Porritt) and smear them in animal fat, after which attendees will be invited to place a candle on their body. The gallery writes, "What melts off during and what remains after the performance will be kept in the gallery until the end of October."

30. Pizza My Heart
Nosh on a free slice from Big Mario's at this traveling pizza-themed art show with work by Jason Abraham Smith, Patch Whisky, Jeff Kubasak, Phil Toselli, Chris Piascik, Blair Wear, and others.

31. Swanson's Wine and Terrarium Workshop
Sip wine while you create your own open-air indoor plant terrarium filled with your choice of tropical plants or succulents.

32. Women in Fashion and Tech, Machine Learning and Style
Armoire.com is a women-founded clothing start-up that uses algorithms to match customers with garments. Learn about their technology and sip a glass of sangria (included in the ticket price, which also gets you a $50 promo code to Armoire.com).

COMMUNITY

33. Ice Cream Thursdae Vol. 21 - Filipino American History Month
To kick off Filipino American History Month, Kapatid Kollective will host a lineup of art vendors, performance artists, and more.

34. Ingersoll's Second Annual Birthday Party and Fundraiser
Join Ingersoll Gender Center as they celebrate their 41st birthday with beer, wine, appetizers, and fundraising activities.

35. La Charla de la Gente: Ayer
Starting with a panel on Mexican American identity with Francisca Garcia, Enrique Cerna, and Miguel Maestas, this series of conversations presented by Northwest Folklife will examine Mexican American, Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous identities.

36. OR/Ruffwear present: Meet & Greet w/ Pebble and Graham Zimmerman
Humans can drink beer and eat snacks, dogs can get their portraits taken by Elise Giordano, and everyone can meet an adorable pup named Doodle—the official Ruffwear ambassador—at this party.

FILM

37. Humor Me
The directorial debut of Sam Hoffman, creator of the web series "Old Jews Telling Jokes," follows a semi-washed-up New York playwright whose wife leaves him as he's struggling to finish a play. Hard up for cash, he goes to live with his widowed father at a New Jersey retirement community.

FOOD & DRINK

38. DiVe - Oyster Hour
Taylor Shellfish's Shigoku oysters ("ultimate" in Japanese) are prized for their deep, smooth cups. Gulp a dozen of them along with accoutrements at this event.

39. Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home
Over 18 pounds of food get thrown out per person in the United States. Learn how to scrimp with clever recipes and ways to use your food scraps, including turkey bones, broccoli stems, bruised apples, restaurant leftovers, and more, with editor and writer Jill Lightner's new book on reducing food waste.

GEEK & GAMING

40. Making Fetch Happen: A Mean Girls Quiz!
Test your knowledge of the classic high school flick at this trivia night (which, we were slightly disappointed to find out, happens the day after October 3rd).

41. Salish Sea in Focus: An Evening with SeaDoc Society
SeaDoc Society's Joe Gaydos will lead a presentation on the unique ecosystem of the Salish Sea, paying particular attention to its resident whales.

MUSIC

42. American Experiences: SMCO's Tenth Anniversary Celebration
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra will open its 10th season with a program of music by American composers that highlight different versions of the "American experience." Pieces include Leonard Bernstein's "Candide Overture," Jennifer Higdon's "Selections from Dance Card," Randall Woolf/Wordisbon's "Blues for Black Hoodies," and more.

43. Feat A Peach: A Tribute to Allman Brothers, Little Feat & More
Hark back to 1969 with a night of Allman Brothers and Little Feat covers.

44. In the Raw
DJs Cholera (aka Min Yee) and Asphalt Party (aka Brian MacDonald) will spin noise rock records by thrashers of the recent past, including Rancid Hell Spawn, World Domination Enterprises, No Trend, Trumans Water, A.H. Kraken, Noxagt, Flipper, Head of David, Sick Bees, Dog Faced Hermans, and many others.

45. Minor Adjustment
Enjoy the practiced harmonies and "mostly a cappella" stylings of Minor Adjustment.

PERFORMANCE

46. Mx. A Queer/Bar Drag Show
Stacey Starstruck and Visage LaRue star in this weekly drag show hosted by La Saveona Hunt, featuring special guest performances from RuPaul's Drag Race queens each month.

READINGS & TALKS

47. Ignite Seattle
With five minutes and 20 PowerPoint slides (each 15 seconds long) for each topic, the Town Hall-presented Ignite Seattle is back, featuring their fast-paced take on public speaking and education.

48. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner: Keep Marching
Author Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner will share her thoughts on how women can create change in their personal lives and communities from her book Keep Marching.

49. Transit Talk: We're in It Together
Link light rail stations are slated to be up and running in the U-District, Roosevelt, and Northgate by 2021. Now's the time for community members to ask questions, share thoughts and concerns, and learn what the neighborhoods are doing to prepare for these changes.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

50. JP Sears
The YouTube comedian and mocker of self-satisfied New-Agey types will demonstrate his "How To Be Spiritual" material.

FOOD & DRINK

51. Seattle Blind Café
Dine in the dark with the Blind Cafe, a traveling pop-up experience that hosts sensory tasting dinners in 100% darkness to raise awareness for social issues. For this event, they've partnered with Airbnb to hold the event at a secret location and will greet guests with dark chocolate and red wine by candlelight before they are engulfed in darkness for a vegetarian meal and music from Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra.

PERFORMANCE

52. Three Days of Rain
This play starts as many classic tales of family conflict do: at the reading of a will. Walker and Nancy Janeway discover that their father made some unexpected bequests, prompting them and their childhood friend Pip to investigate their parents' unknown youth.

53. 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.

54. A Very Scary Misfit Cabaret
These misfits fit together pretty well, led by San Franciscan Kat Robichaud in a fearsome variety show of aerialist demons, burlesque witches, and other creepy characters dancing to a rock 'n' roll soundtrack.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

55. Cicelia Ross-Gotta: Milkweed : Monarch :: Mother : Child
This artist will make a gigantic "suspended loom," then ask in the public to see and participate in the last finishing touches on the installation. Ross-Gotta, whose work has been exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and Gramma Poetry, emphasizes "vulnerability as a part of the human condition."
Closing Sunday

56. The sight of a simpler negative answer
A group show of "lens-based works," The sight of a simpler negative answer features work by London's Angharad Davies, Brooklyn's Alina Tenser, and Seattle's Laura Hart Newlon. They interrogate visual media's abilities to capture "the manifold qualities of objects."
Opening Thursday

FESTIVALS

57. Maple Festival
Maple trees abound in the tranquil gardens, so if your favorite thing about fall is the changing leaves, don't miss your chance to walk the grounds of the Seattle Japanese Garden. Plus, you can make nature-inspired crafts, go on a maple tree scavenger hunt, watch cultural performances, and attend tea ceremonies.

PERFORMANCE

58. Why the Moon Hides Its Face
With a story and lyrics by Bret Fetzer and music by Sari Breznau, the Moonshine Revival Tent will tell the tale of how the face of the moon came to be covered in shadows through theatrical a cappella choral singing.

FRIDAY

ART

59. For Freedom Tours: Freedom from Want
As part of For Freedom's 50 State Initiative, a project by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman to reflect on Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" and the Norman Rockwell paintings they inspired, SAM staff member and performing artist Adera Grandy will lead a tour and conversation at the museum about "Freedom from Want."

60. HEART BEAT
The Creative Equity Fund and its mission of racial justice in the arts will get a boost from your admission dollars at this 21+ party full of Amplifier's resistance art, drinks (two are included with general admission), food trucks, and DJs.

61. Salvador Dalí Night
Stop in for a surreal painting party—canvas, brushes, and paints will be supplied, and you can buy booze to get yourself in that non-rational mood. There will be prizes for the best paintings.

COMEDY

62. Billy Gardell
The Emmy-nominated star of Mike & Molly is also a down-to-earth stand-up comic. Watch him perform live.

FILM

63. Campout Cinema: Scream
Arrive early to explore Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film and watch the cold-hearted meta-slasher Scream in MoPOP's Sky Church. As at all Campout events, only those 21 and over are allowed in, and there will be trivia, cocktails, and more.

64. Manhattan Short Film Festival
Judge finalist short films from all around the world at the Manhattan Short Festival, which tours worldwide. Your ballots for Best Actor and Best Film will be counted, along with those of thousands of other filmgoers.

FOOD & DRINK

65. Wine Food: New Adventures in Eating and Drinking
Portland-based natural wine bar and winery owner Dana Frank and author and stylist Andrea Slonecker partnered up to share 75 recipes that pair well with affordable wines. This dinner at the Seattle natural wine bar will offer a meal inspired by the book. The authors will be there to sign your copies.

MUSIC

66. The Intersection between Hip Hop Culture & Education
In this presentation and performance, Jahi—the lead MC of Public Enemy 2.0—will examine hiphop through an academic lens.

67. A Night of George Harrison Music
Have a good cry as local artists pay tribute to the solo work of a very good Beatle, George Harrison. All proceeds will benefit the Looking Out Foundation.

READINGS & TALKS

68. Book Signing and Dyeing Workshops
Textile artist Maggie Pate will be in store to sign copies of her Natural Colors Cookbook and to teach you how to dye things naturally.

69. Denise Levertov Award
This year's recipient of Image magazine's award for "work exemplif[ying] serious and sustained engagement with faith" will be poet, translator, and human rights activist Carolyn Forché (Blue Hour), who's already won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Celebrate at this award presentation, poetry reading, Q&A, and dessert reception.

WEED

70. Seattle Kush Marketplace Live
At "the state's largest wholesale trade show," pot buyers and sellers can meet, mingle, and possibly build new business.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

71. Jordan Rock
Jordan is a younger brother of the illustrious Rock clan, of Chris and Tony fame. You may have seen him on Netflix's Love, and now you can see him in the flesh.

FILM

72. The Resistance Saga
On Friday, see a free screening of the film 500 Years: Life in Resistance, the latest in a trilogy about indigenous people in Guatemala, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The organizers write that the film is about "the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina." Then, on Saturday, human rights leader and journalist Dr. Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj will lead a workshop featuring a screening of When the Mountains Tremble (the first movie in the Resistance Saga trilogy about indigenous people in Guatemala) and a talk about "the groundbreaking movement to honor the dignity of Guatemala’s Indigenous communities." The workshop will wrap up with a presentation from Paco de Onís and Pamela Yates of the human rights media organization Skylight about the making of the trilogy.

HALLOWEEN

73. Candlelight Tour
Go back in time to 1857, when many Fort Nisqually residents were celebrating the marriage of Letitia Work and fort clerk Edward Huggins. As you walk through the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, you'll find historical interpreters embodying American settler families, fur trappers, Scottish and French Canadian laborers, blacksmiths, and the like.

PERFORMANCE

74. The Undead Cabaret: Helloween
The Undead are back with a new music and comedy cabaret that pays tribute to horror films.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

75. Seattle Made Week
Not only do local producers and manufacturers make cool stuff, but they also create jobs and allow our region to rely less on the global economy. Seattle Made’s annual celebration of local makers features a week of pop-ups, meet-the-maker events, a party, a panel discussion, and vendor showcases. This year, the Central Co-op will kick things off with Taste of Seattle Made on Friday, which will feature samples of everything from spicy sausage pasta to ice cream sandwiches to boozy appetizers from over 40 local businesses.

COMMUNITY

76. Cinema of Horrors
If you dare, venture to Kelso to pay a visit to "Ma's house," where a creepy, bloodthirsty family awaits your arrival. Or, visit the new Dark Legends of New Orleans if witchcraft is more your thing.

FESTIVALS

77. Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
Port Angeles's nationally recognized crab extravaganza, whose claim to fame is apparently having been featured in a question on Jeopardy!, offers copious crustaceans, as well as a chowder cook-off, a "grab-a-crab" derby, local beer and wine, craft vendors, live music, art, Native American activities, and more.

FILM

78. Seattle Latino Film Festival
This year's Seattle festival of Hispanic and Latinx cinema will highlight Spanish filmmakers and feature eight days of independent movies, filmmaker panels, workshops, and more, beginning with a splashy opening gala.

MUSIC

79. Bachtoberfest
Get hammered for a good cause, that is, supporting the upcoming season of the Seattle Bach Choir. The 14th annual Bachtoberfest will feature a performance by the Seattle Bach Choir, including Johann Sebastian Bach’s ebullient Brandenburg Concerto #5 and works by Johann Bernhard, Johann Michael, and Johann Christian Bach.

80. '80s Rewind
Take it back a few decades with a show featuring mega hits by Sting, Elton John, Lionel Richie, and Cyndi Lauper performed by Broadway stars Nicole Parker and Aaron C. Finley with conductor Stuart Chafetz and the Seattle Symphony.

81. Harp Seattle 2018
Join Seattle's folk harp community for three days of workshops and performances aimed at "harpers" of all levels. There will also be two evening concerts: Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne on Friday, and Martha Gallagher and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz on Sunday.

PERFORMANCE

82. Against the Grain/Men in Dance
Men dancers on the highest levels of artistry will enliven modern, contemporary, urban, jazz, and ballet genres. The attractions will include Alex Ketley's new piece for five Seattle men, a work by Cameron McKinney, the LA-based company VERSA-STYLE, and locals like Marie Chong, Gerard Theoret, Deb Wolf, and Spectrum's Donald Byrd.

83. Bret Fetzer: All Her Earthly Days
Brett Fetzer's one-hour, one-man show is a series of Appalachian/Dust Bowl fairy tales, full of murders, hauntings, and devils.

84. Dr. Frankenstein
In this adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the doctor is reimagined as a woman—Victoria—whose mutant creation emerges from the lab an articulate and thoughtful companion. How nice! See what other twists are in store in Selma Dimitrijevic's take on the classic story.

85. The Lead In
Seattle's newly formed Guild Dance Company, founded by choreographer and dancer Alex Ung, will give their debut performance, promising a range of ballet, contemporary, and hiphop from its nine members. Stay put after the show for a reception with the artists.

86. PotterMore: A Harry Potter Variety Show
If your Harry Potter fandom kicks in heavy during Halloween season, you might enjoy watching singers, belly dancers, burlesque performers, bachata dancers, drag queens, and other performers embody your favorite witches, wizards, and evil lords.

SATURDAY

ART

87. 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Pull an all-nighter to create a brilliant 24-page comic in 24 hours. You'll be provided with breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night snacks, and coffee, obviously, to pull you through. This year, there will also be space for four teen artists (13-18).

88. 6X6NW
If good things come in small packages, this exhibition of over 700 six-by-six-inch works of art will surely have plenty of gems for art lovers to peruse and/or purchase.

89. Runic Galdr: Singing Magic Into Form | Workshop with Ylva Mara
Ylva Mara, the witch who runs Cunning Crow Apothecary, will run two rituals of "Slavic polyphonic singing and chanting." The second session is reserved for queer, trans, and non-binary participants. These workshops are part of the exhibition Group Therapy.

COMEDY

90. Slam Dunk Improv Competition
This is the improv equivalent of "HORSE," a competition format wherein a team "throws a shot and challenges the opposing team to beat them for the point." We're not exactly sure how that translates from basketball, so you'll have to see for yourself.

COMMUNITY

91. 7th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House
If you've been thinking about a new pet, visit your local shelter for a state-wide open house to learn about adoption.

92. Dogtoberfest
Dress your dog in a sweet costume and head to this Oktoberfest party to enjoy lots of local brews and prizes.

93. Fall Festival 2018
Recall the face painters, balloon twisters, pumpkins, and carnival snacks that abounded in the fall festival Tom Hanks takes his kid relatives to in You've Got Mail. That's what you can expect at this family-friendly affair, which also promises a petting zoo, hula hoop dancers, and free apple cider.

94. For FAHM: Filipino American History Month Celebration
In honor of Filipino History Month, join Kapatid Kollective for an afternoon of art, vendors, BBQ, and live music hosted by Aleksa Manila.

95. Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade
See trucks, tractors, horses, livestock, and more outside of the farm and on the streets of Friday Harbor in this celebration of fall and all things agricultural.

96. Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout Celebration
Join the Northwest Stream Center for a happy hour fundraiser, featuring wine from Forgeron Cellars, smoked salmon hors d'oeuvres, and a nature walk, to help them build a stainless steel fish run for their Trout Stream Exhibit Wall.

97. Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking
Learn about the art of shoemaking from Michael Barakat—who is apparently also known as "shoemaker to the clowns"—by visiting his studio with the Atlas Obscura Society.

98. Wallingford Historic Homes Fair
Discover the history behind Wallingford properties and hear lectures on how to find out more about the history of your own home at this all-day event.

FESTIVALS

99. OysterFest
The first weekend in October brings microbrews, wine, freshly shucked bivalves, live music, environmental exhibits, and competitions to Shelton. For the 37th annual event, expect to learn about mudflats and tidal zones while you try oysters "prepared in every way imaginable."

FILM

100. 'The Exorcist' with Colleen O'Holleran
What makes William Friedkin's eternally freaky The Exorcist such a timeless horror flick? SIFF WTF programmer Colleen O'Holleran will lead a five-hour exploration on the subject.

FOOD & DRINK

101. 3rd Annual Single Malt Saturday
Snack on appetizers and sample from the largest collection of single malts on the West Coast, with over a hundred options and a small collection of unique scotches, single malt Irish whiskey, and Japanese single malts.

102. 90s Bar Crawl
Whether you desperately miss drinking in the '90s or you wish you were old enough to have experienced slap bracelets as an adult, this bar crawl will hit the spot. Participants can tote their signature cup to various establishments to take advantage of drink specials and jams from the era.

103. Brew Your Own Kombucha
Learn how to brew and bottle your own tart, fizzy fermented elixir with fresh fruit, ginger, herbs, and spices, and go home with your own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) equipped to start a new brewing habit at home.

104. Harvest Oyster Party
Gulp briny Hama Hama oysters and sip crisp sparkling wine and cider from around the globe as you take in live music.

105. 'Lucy' Grape Stomp!
Channel your inner Lucille Ball (in honor of her 100th birthday) and stomp some grapes the old fashioned way. Wear your best Lucy costume for the chance to win a prize, and enjoy lots of fall activities while you're there.

GEEK & GAMING

106. Botnik Live!
Join the geeky geniuses of Botnik Studios (and their friends) for a night of readings, sketch comedy, songs, and interactive experiments.

107. Robothon 2018
The Seattle Robotics Society presents a day of competitions—including Line Following and mini-Sumo—and vendors.

MUSIC

108. Electric Jellyfish: 5th Tide
Don an outfit you would wear if you lived in the sea and dance to shimmery, scaly electronic party music with DJs Riz Rollins, Rob Green, Gene Lee, Karl Kamakahi, and BBecks.

109. HouseQuake with Trinitron, EMRLDZ, Mr. Linden
Seattle Quake Rugby presents HouseQuake, a rowdy night of house music with selections by former MudHen member Trinitron, EMRLDZ, and Mr. Linden, and dancing all night long with your favorite gay rugby boys.

READINGS & TALKS

110. Bradley Stevens; The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor
In his book The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor, Bradley Stevens reveals "what really happened" in one of the oldest-known shipwrecks in Alaska, the Kad'yak, which allegedly met its fate because the captain broke a promise with a saint.

111. Memoir: The Stories We Know by Heart
Reagan Jackson, a journalist at the South Seattle Emerald and the Globalist as well as a poet and children's book writer, will conduct a workshop on memoir.

112. Saturday University: East Javanese Dance and Female Power
UW professor Christina Sunardi will introduce the gamelan music and dance traditions of east Java, Indonesia, and will talk about how performers from the area represent gender fluidity.

113. The Slow Art: Book Launch
In celebration of his new book of poems inspired by commercial fisheries in Washington and Alaska, Michael McGriff will helm a night of water-focused readings with fellow poets Sierra Nelson, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Sierra Golden.

SPORTS & RECREATION

114. SpiritWalk - Walk for Native Health
Celebrate Native cultures and help expand healthcare resources for local Native communities at this 5K walk/run. A picnic with live entertainment and raffles will follow.

PERFORMANCE

115. ArtHaus 5.0: Nightmare Before Prom
This great weirdo drag competition will get the Halloween treatment, Carrie style (that means prom and pig's blood), as Gothic Barbie Drag Haus and Tragic Treehaus duke it out for a spot in the cast.

116. King’s Queens Old Witch’s Bacon Strip
In honor of the spookiest season, Old Witch will host a night of Steven King-themed drag with Sylvia O’Stayformore, Honey Bucket, James and Kerry Darling, Monikkie Shame, Tyler Prentice, and others.

117. Year/One Anniversary starring Amanda LePore, Caswell, and Matthew Camp
Queer Bar will celebrate 365 days of drag shows and dance nights with a live performance from local queen and singer-songwriter Rhea Litre. Guests can also expect gogo dancers and fun beats from DJ Matthew Camp.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

118. BrickCon 2018 Public Exhibition
You're never too old to build a LEGO® world. At this two-day festival, you'll get the chance to build your own masterpiece, marvel at models made by master builders from around the world, and purchase custom sets and parts.

119. Issaquah Salmon Days
When the local salmon return to their home waters in early October, Issaquah celebrates with arts, crafts, food, a parade, outdoor games, a salmon BBQ, and live entertainment.

SUNDAY

ART

120. Agents of Change: 20 Remarkable Jewish Women of Washington State
The Washington State Jewish Historical Society, which is marking its 50th year, will celebrate the influential Jewish women of our fair state— spanning fields of athletics, law, activism, the arts, and more—with a fundraiser and unveiling of the Agents of Change exhibit. Some of the women you'll learn about are trans activist and veteran Rabbi Rona Matlow, philanthropist Becky Benaroya, librarian Nancy Pearl, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, WNBA All-Star Sue Bird, and Rep. Tana Senn.

COMEDY

121. Brandon Rogers
The YouTube and Facebook comedian behind Stuff & Sam and Magic Funhouse will appear in the flesh.

122. Relationship Showdown
Two or three couples will have to guess the preferences and experiences of their other half in order to win a cash prize. Sign up and show off your deep knowledge of your partner's very soul. No pressure.

123. Stand Up for Something Comedy Show
Local comics Gay Uncle Jeffrey, Jaimie Guerriero, and Max Delsohn will give stand-up sets in support of three great causes: Emerald City Pet Rescue, the Trans Suicide Prevention Project, and the People's Harm Reduction Alliance.

COMMUNITY

124. Antiques Rodeo Pop-Up
Shop for vintage and collectible finds from the Antiques Rodeo pop-up.

125. October Macabre Market
Find jewelry and clothes for your Halloween costume or your everyday life from vendors like Ground by the Sound, Bawdy Love, Blessed Beads Jewelry, and others.

126. Teeny Awards
Seattle's teens will bestow awards on their favorite arts productions and events. Join them for a dinner, paddle raise, and party.

127. VOTE or CRY - Voter Registration Dance Party!
After you register to vote (which you can do onsite), dance the night away with your fellow community members and enjoy free pizza, CLIF Bars, and drinks.

FESTIVALS

128. Equine Life Solutions Medieval Festival
Seattle equestrians will don knightly armor and compete in jousting competitions atop their noble steeds, who will also be adorned in medieval garb. Attendees can also take archery lessons, watch mounted archery pros, eat food, and make arts and crafts.

FILM

129. NY Cat Film Festival
Immerse yourself in the mysterious lives of felines at the first annual NY Cat Film Festival, knowing that a portion of proceeds will benefit Purrfect Pals.

130. NY Dog Film Festival
The NY Dog Film Festival, which returns to New York every fall, will bring movies about the love between dogs and their humans to Seattle. A portion of proceeds will benefit Pasado's Save Haven.

FOOD & DRINK

131. Oktoberfest for Wine Lovers
Who says Oktoberfest has to be all about beer? This tasting will pair five wines with five sweet and savory Bavarian bites like sausages and soft pretzels.

GEEK & GAMING

132. 13th Doctor Release Day
Celebrate a new season of Doctor Who by geeking out over your favorite moments from the series, cosplaying as your favorite character, answering trivia questions, and getting free stuff.

MUSIC

133. Downright Vocal: GIRL BAND, Mix Tape, Cascade
Hear your favorite contemporary pop songs sans instrumentation at this a cappella performance with GIRL BAND, Mix Tape, and Cascade.

PERFORMANCE

134. Sea-Men! A Mostly Boylesque Revue
Saucy boys and others will tease your admiring eyes.

READINGS & TALKS

135. COAST|NoCOAST Reading
Literary arts journal COAST | NoCOAST features writers, poets, and artists from southwest Ohio and the Puget Sound. Hear from some of its contributors—including Naomi Beeman, cris cheek, Erica Martz, Sierra Nelson, and others—at this night of readings and performances.

136. How to Be an Effective Ally on the Page and in the Real World, Too
Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Reneé will help you fight racism in writing and speech.

137. Seattle Writes: Jumpstart Your Novel
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month with a workshop by Susan Meyers to get ideas for planning and starting your novel.