See pretty fall foliage at the Seattle Japanese Garden's Maple Festival this weekend.

Congratulations, you've made it to the weekend! All week long, we at Stranger Things To Do have been posting lists of Seattle events to prepare you for this moment, but if you haven't been keeping up, don't worry—here are the basics to get you started on your weekend planning adventures.

If you want to immerse yourself in seasonal festivities...
Head to the UW Botanical Gardens' Fall Arboretum Weekend Walks (Sun), the Seattle Japanese Garden's Maple Festival (through Sun), the Stocker Farms Sunflower Jubilee (Sat–Sun in Snohomish), the family-friendly Occidental Square Fall Festival (Sat in Pioneer Square), or the last weekend of A Very Scary Misfit Cabaret (Fri–Sat at Hale's Palladium).
See more... 77 Places to Watch the Seahawks & College Football in Seattle in 2018, Our Complete Guide to Pumpkin Patches, or our fall and Halloween calendars

If you're a beer lover and you want to get out of town ...
Find someone to drive you to Bier on the Pier (Fri–Sat in Anacortes), Leavenworth Oktoberfest (Fri–Sat), Oktoberfest Northwest (Fri–Sun in Puyallup), or the Bothell Underground Beer Festival (Sat).
See more... 33 Oktoberfest 2018 Events in Seattle

If you want to get out of town for some seafood...
Consider the Port Angeles Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival (Fri–Sun), Shelton's OysterFest (Saturday), or the Issaquah Salmon Days (Sat–Sun).
See also... The Puyallup Festival of Books (Fri–Sat)

If you're a foodie and you want to stay in town...
Indulge in the Cowabunga beef festival (Fri–Sun in South Lake Union), the Taste of Seattle Made (Fri at AXIS Pioneer Square), or Osteria La Spiga's 20th Anniversary party (Sun).
See more... Seattle Food News You Can Use This Weekend

If you're a music lover...
Don't miss Kikagaku Moyo (Fri at Neumos), the Helio Sequence, the Moondoggies, and Smokey Brights at the Rainier Beer R Day (Sat in Georgetown), BEAK> (Sun at Columbia City Theater), or the the public unveiling of a bronze Chris Cornell statue (Sun at MoPOP).
See more... The 33 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week or The Top 13 Shows to Check Out at Seattle's 2018 Earshot Jazz Festival

If you're nostalgic...
Get pumped for the Seattle Symphony's '80s Rewind (Fri–Sun at Benaroya Hall), '80s Australian psych-rock group the Church's 30th anniversary tour (Fri–Sat at the Triple Door), the 90s Bar Crawl (Sat at various downtown bars), or the No Duh! '90s-ish Dance Party (Sat at Central Saloon).

If you're an art lover...
Check out Maja Petrić: We Are All Made of Light (opening Fri at MadArt), Quenton Baker: Ballast (opening Fri at the Frye Art Museum), or This Is Our Home, Where We Belong (opening Sat at the Central Library).
See more... The Top 10 New Pioneer Square Art Shows to Check Out in October 2018

If you're a theater nerd...
Dive into Richard III (closing Sun at the Seattle Rep), A Thousand Splendid Suns (opening Fri at the Seattle Rep), or Everything You Touch (closing Mon at 12th Avenue Arts).
See more... The 68 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week

If you're a film buff...
Sit back and take in the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (through Sun), the Seattle Latino Film Festival (opening Fri), the Social Justice Film Festival (opening Fri), or the Scandinavian version of This Is Spinal Tap, Heavy Trip (Fri–Sun at Grand Illusion).
See more: 28 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend

If you want to fight back against our current political climate...
You should know about the No Justice, No Seat: March and Rally to #StopKavanaugh (Sat at Westlake Park), the People's Budget 2018 forum and rally with Kshama Sawant (Sat at City Hall), the Stand Up for Something Comedy Show (Sun at Queer/Bar), and the VOTE or CRY - Voter Registration Dance Party! (Sun at Now or Never).
See more: Our resistance & solidarity calendar

If you're a little nerdy...
Geek out at BrickCon (Sat–Sun at Seattle Center), the Equine Life Solutions Medieval Festival (Sun in Bothell), or Robothon (Sat at Seattle Center).

If you're a dog lover...
Bring your pup to Dogtoberfest (Sat in Beacon Hill) or the pet photo booth at Dockside Cannabis' Best Buds Party (Sat), or see if you can handle the cuteness at the Adoptable Dog Meet and Greet (Sat at Light in the Attic Record Shop) or NY Dog Film Festival.

If you're in need of some retail therapy...
Consider the Antiques Rodeo Pop-Up (at the Fremont Sunday Market), Kyoto Art and Antiques' Open House Sale (Fri–Sun), or the October Macabre Market (Sun at the Mercury).

If you're a procrastinator...
Read our list of last-minute events that won't cost more than $10 or our October events guide.

If you're still not satisfied...
See more events in our Things To Do calendar.