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Raise money for the indie arts hub Studio Current and enjoy drag, food by the locally revered caterer That Brown Girl Cooks (their hummus is unbelievable), drinks, and outré performances by Arson Nicki, Randy Ford, the Murkies, and others.
2. Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies: 500 Years
500 Years traces major moments in Guatemala's history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina's rule.
3. EXcinema Group Show
This "global"-themed film showcase will feature Elena Pardo’s De la Naturaleza del Hueso, about the 1968 Mexico City student protests; Salise Hughes’ Yugoslavian Home Movies, which shows footage of Belgrade students protesting Communism in 1968, Aaron Valdez’s The Life and Times of Robert F. Kennedy; Salise Hughes’ War to End War: Joie de Guerre, and others.
4. Harry Potter Trivia: Chapter 6 (Halloween Edition)
Break out your wand and robe and head to this special Halloween edition of Harry Potter trivia to prove that you truly belong at Hogwarts.
5. Nerd Nite Seattle: Great Scott!
Wear a costume to get free admission to this talk about the history of time travel with documentary filmmaker Gisella Bustillos.
6. Trivia Tuesday: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sharpen the wooden stakes of your brain for this trivia night dedicated to your favorite teen vampire slayer.
7. Effen Twisted Carnival
Already have a Halloween costume? Wear it to this spooky carnival to sip various flavors of Effen vodka and dance the night away.
8. Bob Peterson and Tony Angell on Unforgettable Images
Meet the man who photographed Clint Eastwood, Michael Jordan, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Philip Roth, and many other personages for Life magazine. He's now coming out with a book of his best images. He'll be speaking with natural history illustrator and author Tony Angell at this event.
9. Celebrating Thom Jones and 'Night Train'
Celebrate the work of the late Northwest short story writer Thom Jones as his widow, Sally Jones, reads from Night Train: New and Selected Stories.
10. John Scalzi: The Consuming Fire
In Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author John Scalzi's The Consuming Fire, the sequel to The Collapsing Fire, Emperox Grayland II, leader of the interstellar empire the Interdependency, goes to great lengths to ensure the survival of her people. Hear the author read.
11. Merging Text and Image: Creating an Erasure Page
Make an existing page of writing your own by redacting certain words to make a found poem of sorts. All materials will be provided.
12. Offbeat Ada's: Demon Dialogues with Lucy Bellwood
This graphic novelist chronicled her life with "imposter syndrome" and feeling like a failure, using whimsical demons to express herself. Join her as she presents her collection Demon Dialogues.
13. Richard Notkin: The Power of Art and Our Precarious Future
This ceramics artist, whose works are exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and other world-class institutions, will give a talk on what studio art can do and has done in the political sphere.
14. Welcome to Subirdia: A Lecture by John Marzluff
It's not just crows and pigeons: Urban and suburban environments are filled with diverse birdies. Learn more at this lecture, which is being offered to help celebrate the exhibit From Albatross to Zigzag Heron: The Year of the Bird at the UW Library.
15. Stone Images IX
This exhibition honors that Japanese suiseki and Chinese scholar stone tradition of prizing naturally formed sculptural rocks that evoke landscapes, animals, or other pleasing forms. They say, "The practice of collecting and viewing stones originated in China about 2,000 years ago; it was introduced to Japan in the sixth century CE, and is now practiced worldwide." This free show is organized by the Puget Sound Bonsai Association's Viewing Stone Study Group.
16. Mystic Midnight: Cat Mask Painting
For this Halloween edition of Paint and Purr, design your own cat mask for all your future masquerade parties. Real live cats will be present to give you some tips and inspire you with their cuteness.
17. Our Voices, Our Future
Learn about the impact Indigenous women have on social justice movements in Chiapas, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest from panelists from both sides of the border: community radio coordinator Amalia Hernandez Gomez, Center for Indigenous Rights director Marisela Garcia Reyes, Chief Seattle Club director Colleen Echohawk, and Indigenous Peoples' Institute director Dr. Christina Roberts.
18. Psychological Cinema
How are films and psychology related? Filmmaker Craig Detweiler will lead a three-session class exploring the subject, looking at films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Babadook.
19. Science and a Movie: Return of the Living Dead
Derek Erdman wrote of this George Romero campfest: "As it's the time of the month to watch the best ever genre of movies, the 1985 punk-tastic Return of the Living Dead should be a staple for any Halloween horror viewing session. It's a mostly typical romp through chemically infected brain-eating zombie gore that spawned 999 sequels, but the soundtrack is oddly blistering. Comprised of a number of classic bands past their prime, the highlight for sure is 45 Grave's 'Partytime (Zombie Version).' I had a cassette of this soundtrack as a youngster and it was the first time I'd ever heard the voice of Roky Erickson. Can you imagine that?" This event, co-produced by Pacific Science Center, will use the not-great but entertaining flick as an excuse for researcher Cate Sanders to teach you the science of zombie-like viruses.
20. Learn How to Podcast! An Introduction to Audio Fiction Podcasts
Learn the basics of indie podcast fiction from Ayla Taylor of the very cool xenobiological sci-fi podcast Tides. The organizers say you'll discover some awesome new stories to listen to and get ideas for your own.
21. Art History Lecture Series
Practicing artists and art historians will speak on such artists as Edvard Munch, Hilma af Klimt, and Lucian Freud and on topics like "Humor in Visual Art," "Post-Impression and the Emergence of Color," and "Bad Paintings by Good Artists." Terry Furchgott will kick things off with a talk on French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin.
22. Brooke Barker: Sad Animal Babies
Brooke Barber examines "the various foibles and pitfalls of the zoological world," specifically its fledglings, in her latest children's book, Sad Animal Babies. Join her for a reading.
23. Panel Talk: Preston Singletary, Dan Friday & Raven Skyriver
Three lauded Northwest glass artists—Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, and Dan Friday—will talk about the intersection between the studio glass movement and Northwest Native art.
24. Space.City presents Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman
These two architects specialize in work in Latin American cities. Hear them speak about their urbanism practice.
25. Seattle Interactive Conference 2018
Entrepreneurs and online business professionals in areas ranging from storytelling and branding to PR and social media will assemble for a two-day conference to share their work and build connections. 2018 speakers include Precision Nutrition's Mary Hable, Nordstrom's Evan Barocas, Zillow's Justin Farris, the Evergrey's Mónica Guzmán, and many others.
26. More Than Maria: A Puerto Rican's Guide to Survival
Eight Latinx playwrights have taken inspiration from survivors of Hurricane Maria to create a short play each to raise money for the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund. The writers are Ana Velasco, Ana J Urena, Luis Galli, Cheuy (Jesus) Sanchez, Laura Steiner, Julia Taveras, Sofia Cerda, and Christin Eve Cato.
27. The Art Club of Glamorous Refusal
Join the pro-no magazine (dedicated to refusing social pressures on women to be compliant) to make art mobiles to hang around Capitol Hill.
28. The Great Goblin Blow
Tacoma glassblowing artists will get in the Halloween spirit by crafting goblins and creepy crawlers.
29. London Plane Pop-up Plant Shop
Shop for all the "desk-friendly potted plants and blooms" your heart desires at this London Plane pop-up.
The Seattle Aquarium will welcome Julie Packard, founding executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who will give a speech (over breakfast) about conserving aquatic ecosystems, as well as aquariums' role in marine life protection and restoration.
31. Stories of Our Watersheds: 5th Annual RRNW Film Event
Learn about river systems and watersheds at this conservationist film festival, featuring 12 short films. Travel cinematically to Eagle Creek, the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Klickitat River Basin, and elsewhere. Presented by the non-profit River Restoration Northwest.
32. Beyoncé vs. Gaga vs. Britney vs. Madonna
Sing along to 25 classic music videos from the pillars of pop: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Madonna.
33. Elliott Smith Tribute Night
Sway in your corduroy pants and well-loved hoodie to tribute songs by Portland's late, great singer-songwriter Elliott Smith on the 15th anniversary of his death. Artists include Elijah Dhavvan (of Tobias the Owl), Sarah Pasillas (of Antonioni), Noah Byrd, Elena Loper (of Dravus House), and many adoring others.
34. Kung Fu Plays Steely Dan with Swindler
Jammers Kung Fu, currently on their Fez West Tour, will stop by Fremont for an evening of Steely Dan covers and Kung Fu originals, with a set by jazzy funk band Swindler.
35. Queer/Bar's All Stars
The bar will host a lengthy competition to determine who the next star of Mx. (alongside an RPDR star) will be. The winner will also receive $3,500 and a ticket to DragCon LA. You, the audience, can experience all the tension and triumphs of an elimination drag contest in the flesh.
36. A Very Burly Birthday with the Trinkettes
Burlesque revue the Trinkettes will mark their second anniversary with cocktails and special birthday performances.
37. For Freedoms: Environmental Justice Roundtable
In honor of For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative, whose goal is to "spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics," this panel will make use of pieces from the Henry's permanent collection for a conversation about environmental justice issues.
38. Joseph Olshan: Black Diamond Fall
Joseph Olshan will share his latest mystery novel, Black Diamond Fall, based on two missing persons events that took place at Middlebury College.
39. Poverty and Prosperity in King County
Town Hall will play host to city planners and governmental representatives as well as author Alan Mallach (The Divided City) for a discussion on urban revival, crowding, inequality, and the steps we should take to ensure a better quality of life for all.
40. Science, Salmon, and Southern Resident Orcas
Learn about the fishy friends that reside in Northwest waters—namely Chinook salmon and resident Orca whales—from researchers and ecologists. One dollar from every pint will benefit Killer Whale Tales.
41. Northwest Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival
Are you a crafty individual? Immerse yourself in sewing, quilting, and other demos, and shop for materials for your next project, at this three-day expo.
42. The Cabiri's Ghost Game XII: Into the Dark
The Cabiri semi-circus troupe will perform their 12th annual show on the Ghost Game theme. Hear creepy stories and myths musically accompanied by Susan Du Mett of vox vespertinus, Eric Maia of celadon, and Seattle Kokon Taiko.
43. Hypnopompic Dreamland Featuring Maxx Follis-Goodkind
Quirky Push/Pull collective member Maxx Follis-Goodkind shares weird visions from the "period of sleep right before waking." The artworks incorporate moving pieces, LEDs, and more for maximum surrealistic effects.
44. Haunted Chocolate Factory Tour
Take a tour through the Seattle Chocolate factory after hours for tricks and treats, as you search for clues to solve a mystery and find hidden treasure.
45. Pumpkin Workshop
Save yourself the mess of carving a real pumpkin and make one out of glass instead. Professional glassblowers will teach and help you to create either a solid or blown glass pumpkin to get your home ready for fall.
46. Small Town Murder Presents: Shut Up and Give Me Murder!!
James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman will deliver "true-crime comedy" about life and violent death in a small town.
47. Villains or Heroes?
Improviser, teacher, and Bandit Theater founder Annie Barry will perform a show on over-pervasive technology, manspreading, mansplaining, environmental catastrophe, and other issues plaguing our time. Mary Stratton directs, and sketch performer Matt Olson will do the opening act.
48. 52 Lists for Togetherness Launch Party
Moorea Seal and Seattle Refined will celebrate their new "52 Lists for Togetherness" journal and postcards—which provide "new ways to connect and love through the power of list making"—with a brief discussion followed by a party and singing. The first 100 guests will receive complimentary swag bags.
49. The Wing's House Party
At this inaugural event, the Wing Luke Museum will play host to performances, tarot readings, live music, and work by contemporary Asian American artists. Plus, guests can enjoy access to exhibits after hours.
50. William Castle's '13 Ghosts' in Illusion-O
Watch the 1960 horror flick 13 Ghosts, about a poor family who inherits an old (ghost riddled, duh) mansion.
51. Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
How much of the autumnal dessert can you gobble in one sitting? Find out at this pie-eating contest, and win prizes for your stomach's fortitude.
52. Science of Spirits
Discover the science behind your favorite boozy refreshments, and taste samples from local distillers like 3 Howls Distillery, Blackfish Spirits Distillery, Bomond Vodka, Captive Spirits Distilling, and others.
The local tribute group Bowievision—featuring members of Dudley Manlove Quartet and Purr Gato, plus saxophonist Brian Bermudez—replicate as faithfully as they can the chameleonic British singer/songwriter’s hits, with a light show and video backdrops for bonus dazzlement. DAVE SEGAL
54. Bushwick Book Club: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Local artists and musicians will perform original music inspired by and based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's genre classic The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
55. Deep Energy Orchestra
Enjoy the merging talents of traditional Indian, prog rock, and classical musicians with a set from Deep Energy Orchestra.
56. Drake Nite
Dance mediocrely (just kidding!) to Drake classics, remixes, and more into the wee hours at this annual tribute night.
57. Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Spare Rib & the Bluegrass Sauce, Sweet Lou's Sour Mash
The Grateful Bluegrass Boys will play your favorite stoner hits by the Grateful Dead, but through a "bluegrass lens."
58. Heartbeat Silent Disco - Mystery Train 2 Masquerade
Shroud yourself in mystery by donning a mask and dancing to tunes of your choice in a silent disco.
59. Aaron Mahnke
Writer, host, and producer of the podcast Lore and a newer venture, Cabinet of Curiosities, Aaron Mahnke will share his spooky folkloric storytelling with a live audience.
Minerva Markos will host a frightening evening of contacting the beyond with the help of Cherry Markos, Cookie Couture, Irene Dubois, Old Witch, and Voodoo Nightshade.
61. David Hu: When Robots Walk on Water
At this Town Hall event, the author of How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls will explain how animal locomotion is inspiring the polymorphic robot horde that will probably supersede our own sluggish, meaty species.
62. Lube Wrestling: Super Hentendo Edition
Help support the Emerald City Mudhens (Seattle's DII women's rugby team) by watching team members wrestle each other in Nintendo-inspired costumes, covered in globs of lube.
63. Carmen Lynch
Carmen Lynch has been featured on Colbert's and Letterman's Late Nights and sold out her shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. She'll come to Seattle to make you laugh.
64. Seattle Home Show
Find all your home and garden products at this 20th annual vendor showcase. In addition to shopping, guests will get to witness product demos (including a BBQ cook-off with featured grills), attend "meet the experts" seminars, and much more.
65. Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Whether you're bubbling over in anticipation of the holiday season or you want to save yourself from scrambling for gifts in December, you'll find all sorts of wintry goods at Tacoma's annual gift show. They promise hundreds of booths, entertainment, a premature visit from Santa, and more.
66. Georgetown Haunted History Tour
Discover the creepy secrets that lurk behind the street corners of Georgetown at this ghostly tour.
67. Connie & Luny Present: Skeletons Out of the Closet 2
For some sheer queer late-night fun, join hot "cannibals, roller girls, vampire slayers, Ken Dolls, and MORE" as played by Luny Rosé, Connie Cavity, BrownSugar Grrrumpyboy, and other hotties at this show hosted by Grannie Pannies.
68. [title of show]
Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell wrote this Tony-winning musical about two friends, Jeff and Hunter, who struggle to write a musical for a local competition and decide to create a show about...creating a show.
69. Beth Terwilleger, The Gray: The Midsummer
This narrative dance explores "the emotional and psychological development that could have transpired" had the four lovers of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander, Hermia, Helena, and Demetrius) indulged their uninhibited desires.
70. Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged
This goofily ambitious play condenses all of Shakespeare's greatest works into a 90-minute frenzy that will include a presenting Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and performing Hamlet "three times faster and backwards."
71. Crankie Festival
The fourth annual Crankie Festival will feature a combination of live music, storytelling, and shadow puppetry from artists like Dejah Léger, Alex MacLeod, Podorythmie, Holler and Glen, and Kelsey Nelson.
If you're jonesing for spooky ballet scenes and can't wait for the scary mice in The Nutcracker, see International Ballet Theatre's dance adaptation of the tale of everyone's favorite bloodsucking seducer.
73. Much Ado About Nothing
Continuing their "Pursuit" series, indie company Fern Shakespeare will stage Much Ado About Nothing with an all-womxn cast. Everything ends well in this comedy of hearsay, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives.
74. Fortune House: Tarot & Palm Readings by Cindy Mochizuki
As part of the Group Therapy exhibition, Vancouver psychic Cindy Mochizuki will set up a trade: If you tell her about a personal monster of yours, she'll bestow upon you a tarot reading and translate your words into a work of art.
75. 2018 Glitter Gala and Fashion Show
Get gussied up for a glittery cocktail hour, dinner, and fashion show hosted by Seattle Goodwill.
76. Arts Gumbo 2018: Celebrating Mexican Arts & Culture
Honor Dia de los Muertos with a screening of "Flor Silvestre," about the Mexican actress and equestrian, at 1:30; come back at 6 for a Day of the Dead presentation, dance performances by Joyas Mestizas Youth Group and Bailadores de Bronce, the talk "La Charla de la Gente: Mañana" with Proxima Generacion Youth Expression and Jake Prendez, presented by Folklife, food by Tacos Chukis, activities, art by Prendez, and more.
77. Behind the Seams: Fashion during World War I
Discover the museum's secret textile collection with detailed show-and-tell on selections from the turbulent wartime period of social change and anxiety.
78. Fashionably Undead VIII
Wear your most freakish and fabulous costume to this spooky-ooky party to win appropriately ghoulish prizes. There will also be drinks, live DJs, art installations, and access to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.
79. Gary Gulman: Must Be Nice
The Boston comedian, who's been seen on 2 Dope Queens, Inside Amy Schumer, Crashing, and Last Comic Standing, will bring his rock-solid comedy to our own gray city.
80. Arbor Day
Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated in April, but Seattle likes to follow its own rules, so we celebrate it in October. Show your love for Washington's trees by planting saplings, going on a neighborhood tree walk, pressing apple cider, and more.
81. Fall Feminist Fest
Reel Grrls invites community members to "invest in a feminist future" by checking out a showcase of progressive media makers. Activities include film screenings, VR experiences, a "best feminist icon" costume contest, a performance by Salome MC, a dance party with Coley Mixan, and more.
82. Grand Opening Celebration
Win tiny plants and shop all inventory for 20 percent off at the grand opening of this new plant shop.
83. Nepali Nights Festival of Lights
Support the orphaned children at Ama Ghar House and celebrate Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) at this fundraiser with live music from Jay Malla and his band Adventure of a Lifetime, a live auction, and more.
Arts nonprofit Ignition Northwest will host a free, family-friendly street fair with arts activities, performances, and a beer garden. If you're over 21, venture inside for even more music and fun.
85. Diwali: Lights of India
Experience Diwali, the autumn Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, by seeing classical Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dances, admiring a mandala (rangoli) decorative arrangement, getting a henna tattoo, eating Indian vegetarian food, and more.
86. Northwest World Fest
This inaugural festival celebrates African cultures, featuring live bands helmed by Burkina Faso's Mamadou Diabate, Guinea's Yaya Diallo, and Seattle's Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble, respectively. They also promise traditional West African food and vendors.
87. International Independent Video Store Day
On the invaluable video store/rental's 30th birthday, play games for prizes, groove to movie soundtracks, and shop—almost every Criterion Collection title will be 50 percent off, so you can stock up on great cinema for the rest of the year.
88. Video Apocalypse!
It's time again for Push/Pull's weird VHS and video swap! Feel like you're back in the esoteric '90s. Donate a dollar if you're just coming to see the tapes.
89. Chocolate for Dinner with Chef Eric Olinksy
You won't be spoiling your dinner with chocolate, because your dinner will be made of chocolate. This installment is brought to you by CEO BBQ Team head chef Eric Olinksy.
90. 'Downton Abbey' Themed Tea
Put on some fancy Victorian garb and pretend you're a member of the Crawley family at this high tea experience fit for even the classiest British aristocrat.
91. 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.
92. Fear Factory
The organizers say: "Be ready for a haunt and a thrill. Bring your best costume and rave with us to shirk the late night chill!" In other words, look your spookiest and dance between "three stages" of live DJ sets.
93. Halloween Pub Crawl 2018
Don your Halloween costume and hop around to various Seattle bars for 14 hours at this eighth annual crawl.
94. Jello Underground Halloween Extravaganza
Go below the streets of South Lake Union for a special Halloween edition of this female Jello-O wrestling show. Expect an event full of competition, extravagant theatrics, and a mess of Jell-O.
Halloween will get a dose of extreme cuteness—with a special focus on witches—at this Kawaii art show, fashion show, and crafting event. There will be lots and lots of candy.
96. Last Rockers Presents: Hauntings
Spend your Saturday afternoon dancing to "dark and spooky" sets from local new wave goths Suffering For Kisses, electro "horrorsynth" artist Idoless, dark wavers NiGHTofAL, punky shoegaze band Red Martian, and DJ Seraphim.
97. Pumpkin Carving
Sip hot apple cider while you carve designs into gourds.
98. Snohomish Zombie Walk
There's finally an excuse to zombify yourself and stomp down the street with equally dead-looking individuals. Don't have adequate makeover materials at home? Stop by the face-painting station to get that corpse pallor. You can also help prepare for a potential zombie apocalypse by bringing food for the Snohomish Food Bank, who will be on site to collect donations.
99. 2018 Big Sing with the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium
Belt Brahms' Requiem with a chorus of skilled singers. Various conductors from the 85 member choirs of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium will lead the different movements.
100. The F-Holes, The Human Flys, Damned I'm Cramped, Chris Newman, DJ Hubba Hubba
Rowdy Northwesterners the F-Holes will take on Georgetown with the Human Flys, Damned I'm Cramped, Chris Newman, and DJ Hubba Hubba for their annual Cramps tribute night.
101. Puget Sound Brass: An Oktoberfest Celebration!
The many-membered Puget Sound Brass band will play festive Oktoberfest anthems before joining guests at a reception with a beer garden, pub snacks, and a "brass instrument petting zoo" where guests can play all the instruments featured on stage.
102. The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus
The Bread and Puppet Theater will use the playful act of puppetry to address our current political climate. Expect "roaring puppet tigers," "chest-drumming apes," "neighing puppet horses," and "celestial grasshoppers teaching ICE agents the basics steps of grasshopper rebellion dancing." The company—which has been based in Vermont since the early 1970s and has garnered attention for its puppet-based protest art from the likes of NPR—is famous for their sourdough rye bread with aioli, which they'll serve (for free) after the performance. There will also be postcards, books, and other art from Bread and Puppet’s Cheap Art Emporium for sale after the show.
103. The Greatest Generation Podcast Live
Revisit the glory-dork years of Star Trek in its many incarnations with Adam Pranica and Ahr Harrison, who proceed episode by episode where many fans have gone before and make jokes about the space dramas.
104. Dylan Thuras: The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Atlas Obscura, the organization devoted to adventures in geography, culture, and history, is bringing out a book about world exploration for kids. Dylan Thuras, co-founder of the foundation, will debut his guide to 100 landmarks in 47 countries at this Town Hall event.
105. John Kaag: Hiking with Nietzsche
An introspective man gains insights into the human condition and his own sense of self by hiking the Swiss peaks where Nietzsche wrote his famous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Hear the author read from the book.
106. New England Review at 40: An Anniversary Reading
The New England Review will celebrate 40 years of publishing with readings from Rick Barot, Gabrielle Bates, Keetje Kuipers, Eric McMillan, Susan Rich, Martha Silano, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.
107. Saturday University: Musical Arts of Rajasthan
In honor of Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India, join Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy for a program of music from Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
108. Spiders of the Duwamish
Ah, the Northwest, rich in stone fruits, sea mammals, hummingbirds, and everyone's favorite: spiders! Learn about the crawlies that inhabit the Duwamish River Valley at this talk and nature walk. Don't worry, our eight-legged friends are not as scary as they look.
109. Night of the Outsiders (NOTO) Group Show and Exhibition
Four “Night of the Outsiders” artists—including Candace E. Behuniak, Tom Davis, Georgann Gibso, and Jacquie Theilen—will show their eclectic work.
110. Fall Foliage Festival & Plant Sale
Pick up plants, pumpkins, and seasonal treats, see pop-up artist demos, take gardening workshops, and more at this autumnal festival.
111. Fiber Fusion Northwest
Enjoy all things fiber art at this two-day event featuring demonstrations, classes, vendors, a live animal fiber exhibit, an art show, and more.
112. 16th Annual Mushroom Festival
Mycophiles should head to Quinalt for a three-day schedule of fungi fun, including interactive seminars, guided hikes and foraging in the rainforest, and autumn menus incorporating freshly harvested local mushrooms.
113. Good Night Dinners: Chicken 'n Ribs
The new White Center doughnut shop Good Day Donuts will kick off their evening pop-up dinner series, Good Night Dinners, with a casual counter-service chicken 'n ribs night.
114. Leif Erikson Bazaar 2018
This family-friendly festival will include Nordic food like krumkake, ertesuppe (pea soup), lapskaus (lamb stew), and rømmegrøt (a sour cream porridge), plus Norwegian desserts and coffee, crafts, raffles, books, antiques, and more.
115. Ghost Party
Dacha will stage another one of their site-specific, interactive productions, this one seasonally appropriate for Halloween: the story of a dead lost soul stuck in an eternal party.
116. Skate America
For the first event in the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, over 60 athletes from around the world will dance across the ice in a three-day competition.
117. Joan Stuart Ross and Rachel Maxi: Oysters
Two artists depict the delicious bivalves that so invite our lascivious slurps for this FoodArt Collection show.
118. MIPoPS Celebrates Home Movie Day 2018!
The Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound will assemble a panel of experts who can tell you how best to safeguard your home movies and videos through digitization or other means. You can watch home movies on the big screen, claim some swag, and more.
119. MoPOP Matinee: Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks's sublimely absurd comedy about a reluctant mad scientist (the staggeringly funny Gene Wilder) and his monstrous yet sensitive creation (Peter Boyle) will be shown after a reading from The New Annotated Frankenstein by Leslie S. Klinger and the unveiling of a bust of Mary Shelley.
120. SHRIEK! Pet Sematary
It's time again for SHRIEK!, the class on women and minorities in horror films, which includes a screening and discussion led by Clarion West alum and author Evan J. Peterson and "Seattle's Film Maven" Heather Marie Bartels. Watch Stephen King's infamous Pet Sematary, the movie that made you afraid of your cat and your baby brother, then discuss with an eye on gender.
121. Voyeur presents: Alice, Sweet Alice
This series of weird films will continue with a screening of Alfred Sole’s 1976 cult thriller about a young girl accused of a series of murders in her suburban New Jersey community.
122. A Conversation with Cheesemakers
Listen to stories and thoughts from a panel of local farmstead cheesemakers (and sample their delicious, creamy wares). Food and wine writer and Reinventing the Wheel co-author Francis Percival will moderate the discussion.
123. The Anderson School Pumpkin Party
Carve a pumpkin, watch Halloween classics like Hocus Pocus and The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, sip ciders on tap, munch on BBQ and apple cider doughnuts, and enter a costume contest at this family-friendly fall celebration.
124. Halloween Pet Parade
As if pets weren't cute enough on their own, dress them up in Halloween costumes and parade them around for the ultimate cuteness overload. Then, you can thank them for putting up with you with vendor booths, prizes, and more.
125. Mourning Market
Need to make your living space a little more ghoulish? Find everything you need from over 35 local vendors, and wear your gothiest outfit while you shop.
126. Nekromantix, Messer Chups, Dragstrip Riot
Death-obsessed psychobilly fiends Necromantix will return to Seattle just before Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Throw on your victory rolls and get ready to be romanced by a real skeleton crew, along with support sets by Russian "zombierella" surf rockers Messer Chups and "roots punk" band Dragstrip Riot.
127. Northwest Record Show
Go spend your life savings at the annual record show, where you can browse thousands of classic records, music memorabilia, and compact discs (if those are more your speed).
128. Seattle Wind Symphony Presents: Weird, Wild and Wacky
The Seattle Wind Symphony will open its 2018-2019 season with a program of "weird, wild, and wacky" standards, from Dixieland to Gregorian chants.
129. Spooky as Folk
Get ghoulish in the park and dance to a full day of sets from live bands, like circus folksters Are They Brothers, local folk punks Bird Teeth, and many others.
Win prizes from local businesses like Central Cinema and Columbia Tower Club by entering raffles at this circus variety show.
131. Cupcake Fall Readings
Umbrella Project and Live Girls! will offer staged readings of works by Arlitia Jones, Jessica Chisum, Anuhea Brown, and Vinecia Coleman. Enjoy a cupcake and watch the birth of new plays by womxn writers.
132. The Drag Show of Glamorous Refusal
Betty Wetter will host a night of drag that celebrates "saying no at any age," as per the message of the Glamorous Refusal magazine, with local performers spanning generations (RainBowGore Cake, Arson Nicki, and Jackie Hell).
133. The Evil D
The Imperial Court of Seattle, a nonprofit queer royalty charitable organization, will host a kid-friendly Disney-ish drag show for Camp Ten Trees.
134. Soul School podcast launch party x lululemon
Join Audrey Sutton for the launch of her new podcast, Soul School, and for some yoga, bubbly, and a live taping.
135. A Celebration of Irish Writers: 20th Anniversary Reading
The Wild Geese Players, founded by poet Kieran O'Malley, will perform beautiful verses and prose by W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Billy Collins, Pádraig Pearse, John McGahern, and O’Malley himself. Help them celebrate their 20 years of spreading the love of Irish literature.
136. Natasha Kochicheril Moni and Rena Priest: Floating Bridge Press Group Reading
Hear recent Floating Bridge Press contributor Natasha Kochicheril Moni (the winner of this year's Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award) read new work.
137. Seat at the Table
Hollow Earth Radio host Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter has created an interactive talk show about "politics, media, pop culture, music, and food."
138. Southwest Stories: Easy Street Records
Easy Street Records founder Matt Vaughan opened his West Seattle store at age 18. He'll dish on Seattle's music scene and his own experience as a small business owner.
139. Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology
Hear work published by Raven Chronicles Press from 1991 to 1996 with readings by Ken Gollersrud Ayala, Bart Baxter, James Bertolino, Alice Derry, Paul r Harding, Alicia Hokanson, Larry Laurence, and many others.
140. Cannabliss Yoga
Get as relaxed as possible by learning how to incorporate cannabis into your yoga routine, then taking a "slow yoga flow and extended savasana" class.
141. Capes 4 Cal
Put on a cape and run a 5K course around Greek Lake to raise awareness and funds for mitochondrial disease research.
142. Where's Waldo 5K
Get lost in a sea of red-and-white-striped runners at this pre-Halloween 5K.