Learn about wild mushrooms (perhaps like this purple Cortinarius traganus) at the Puget Sound Mycological Society’s 55th Annual Wild Mushroom Show this weekend. Puget Sound Mycological Society via Facebook
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1. Crafting Mini Worlds, Tiny Bell Jar
Maybe you read Sylvia Plath at an impressionable age and this event sounds sinister to you. Don't worry! All you'll do is make an adorable little display piece for your own personal museum. They provide all supplies.


2. #MeToo Mass and Story Sharing
The Christ Episcopal Church invites people to share their #MeToo stories in a supportive environment following a #MeToo-themed mass.

3. Ballots & Baristas
Join League of Women Voters volunteers for cup of coffee, a (free) baby cupcake, and a conversation about what's on the ballot for the upcoming midterm elections, including gun regulations, a pollution fee, changes to police training and use of force, and a ban on taxing groceries.

4. Free Head Shavings!
Release the burden of hair that sits atop your head at this free head-shaving party, hosted by the magazine that celebrates women saying "no," Glamorous Refusal.

5. Speak Out for Affordable Housing
If you'd like to see more of the city's budget go toward affordable housing, tenant rights organizations, Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrations, LGBTQ+ services, senior services, and restorative justice programs, join councilmember Kshama Sawant for a rally.


6. Happy Birthday to Stoup!
The Ballard brewery will mark a half-decade of business by releasing their Export Stout beer and NuIPA, Export Stout floats made with Nutty Squirrel Gelato, and root beer floats for kids.

7. Plant-Based Dessert Tasting with Chef Makini Howell
Taste a variety of plant-based soft serve in flavors from pumpkin spice to apple cider donut to agave Earl Grey fig cake, led by chefs Makini Howell and Abby Setal.


8. Gaming & Government Fundraiser with Steve Hobbs
Steve Hobbs, a Democrat representing Washington State's 44th Legislative District, will host an evening of games, snacks, and conversation about the upcoming election. 

9. Trivia Tuesday: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Just how many times have you drooled over Tim Curry in drag? If the answer is "many, many times," you can prove it at this night of trivia.


10. Allied Arts Beer and Culture: Lessons From the Showbox
If you're passionate about the continued fight to save Seattle's Showbox Theatre—and other historic venues around the city—join Eugenia Woo of Historic Seattle, Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle, and Sam Farrazaino of Equinox Studios for a conversation on local landmark preservation efforts.

11. Betsy Bell: Open Borders
In Open Borders, Betsy Bell recalls the year 1983, when the anti-war movement she belonged to, Target Seattle, was preparing for a trip to Tashkent, Seattle's Sister City in Uzbekistan. She and her fellow members carried with them thousands of copies of peace treaties, and discovered first-hand the risks of traveling as an American to the USSR.

12. Caribou Rainforest: Free Multimedia Book Launch & Film Screening of “Last Stand”
Wildlife tracker, photographer, and author David Moskowitz will host a "multimedia" book launch in celebration of his latest release, Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope. After reading from the book, he'll present its accompanying film, Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest, to show the threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest last remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of their ecosystem.

13. Ingrid Rojas Contreras: Fruit of the Drunken Tree
In the midst of violent unrest in Bogotá, Colombia, a little girl named Chula and her secretive, conflicted maid Petrona have to grow up fast and make very adult, difficult decisions. Ingrid Rojas Contreras's novel, which she'll read from tonight, is based on her own experiences.

14. Leif Enger: Virgil Wander
A Midwestern movie theater owner's memory and language are altered after a car accident sends him crashing into Lake Superior. He tries to piece his life back together with help from a ragtag group of locals. Hear Leif Enger read from the book.



15. 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.



16. Gayle Bard, Samuel Blatt
Gayle Bard's cloud paintings and landscapes expose what she calls "perceptual dissonance." Samuel Blatt usually employs oils to depict old-fashioned people in photographic glimpses, highlighting the weirdness of these ephemeral moments.
Closing Saturday

17. Sonny Assu: Études for the Settler
This new series of "found paintings" by Sonny Assu is presented alongside his previous series that "problematize colonial conceptions of the landscape": 2017's The Paradise Syndrome, 2016's 1UP, and 2014's Interventions On The Imaginary.
Opening Tuesday


18. Fall Foliage Festival & Plant Sale
Pick up plants, pumpkins, and seasonal treats, see pop-up artist demos, take gardening workshops, and more at this week-long autumnal festival.



19. Queering Politics Forum
This gathering will approach various ballot initiatives from a queer perspective. Hear speakers on I-1631 (carbon fee), I-940 (police training and rules for use of deadly force), I-1634 (anti-soda tax), I-1639 (gun control), and I-1000 (affirmative action). 

20. Wikipedia & the Future of Free Knowledge
KEXP will celebrate and support the internet's beloved free encyclopedia with a conversation about its future.

21. Youth Incarceration in SE Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
A panel of formerly incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islander youth will talk about their experiences within the criminal justice system. 


22. Racism in Film Class
As a mass medium, film is particularly good at spreading trends and ideas...including pernicious ones. Filmmaker and professor Richie Meyer will take you through the long, dreadful history of racism in cinema, from Birth of a Nation to Charlie Chan and beyond. SIFF and Scarecrow are co-sponsoring this class.


23. Author Talk with Mike Solomonov & Steven Cook: Israeli Soul
With their newest book, James Beard Award-winning authors Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook will explore the traditional street food that comprises the spirit of Israeli cuisine. They'll discuss their work with Seattle Times writer Rebekah Denn.

24. Continuous Revelation Launch Party
Seattle loves coffee and IPA, and Brewlab's newest limited release combines the two, using whole, single-origin coffee beans. Be the first to taste it, with happy hour-priced pints and special food pairings, and paint a giant version of the label designed by Pam Wishbow.

25. Science of Coffee: Making
Bring in the supplies for any brewing method you like to practice, and Ada's will teach you the chemistry behind a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. They'll also provide gear for you to practice other brewing methods with.

26. UW Farm To Table, Fundraiser and Celebration
Taste the fruits (and vegetables) of the UW Farm's labor at this annual fundraising dinner buffet, prepared this year by Bay Laurel Catering. Plus, enjoy live music and raffles. 


27. Pumpkin Carving & Horror Movies
If you haven't checked off enough Halloween-y activities from your list this season, knock out two in one night by carving a pumpkin while you squirm over both the 1987 and 2013 versions of the woodsy horror flick Evil Dead. They'll have some fall cocktails, too.


28. Just One More Thing x Orphan.
Want to hang out with nice people and listen to music? This listening party highlights a different local artist, collective, or label each month. This time, it'll be artists from internet radio station and independent record label Orphan. Sip a special cocktail while you bob your head.

29. Secret Concert in a Mansion
A secret lineup of local singer-songwriters across genres (folk, Americana, blues, rock, etc.) will play an intimate show in a mansion's library.


30. Full Moon Party
Local queens Catty Wompus and Molly Womp will host a night of drag and karaoke. You're encouraged to wear neon and sing your favorite song. 

31. GeekWire Live
For this live taping of the GeekWire podcast, hosts Todd Bishop and Monica Nickelsburg will welcome special guest Cory Bergman, co-founder of Breaking News and Next Door Media, for a conversation on his news-tech startup Factal ("where facts save lives").

32. Heels! Drag-Rock show with Betty Wetter and Butylene O'Kipple
Glamorous local queens Betty Wetter and Butylene O'Kipple will host a night of drag and rock with local pop star Michete, '80s-beckoning rock group the Loungettes, and dance-pop band Steaming Manhole. 

33. Magic and Music
The Mentalista (aka Maritess Zurbano) will hypnotize and read the minds of audience members. Plus, special musical guest Abby London will play songs on the guitar and piano about "time, money, freedom, love, and consumerism."


34. Art History Lecture Series
Art historians Rebecca Albiani and Gianlorenzo Bernini will speak on "Sculptor of Ecstasy" by exploring works by Roman sculptor/architect Bernini.

35. Chaya Bhuevaneswar: White Dancing Elephants
Fiction writer and poet Chaya Bhuvaneswar will read from her debut book of stories White Dancing Elephants, for which the author was awarded a publication prize from Dzanc Books.

36. Craig Holt: Hard Dog to Kill
Atlas Coffee owner Craig Holt is out with his debut novel, Hard Dog to Kill, about the adventures of two mercenaries in the Congo. Join the local author for a reading.

37. Kathryn Gillespie: The Cow with Ear Tag #1389
What can the life of a singular dairy cow tell us about livestock across the agricultural spectrum? Kathryn Gillespie finds out by following the journey of a cow with the ear tag #1389. Hear about her discoveries at this reading.

38. Sophie Labelle
Queer Canadian comics artist Sophie Labelle, author of Assigned Male, will speak on her work and lead a discussion as part of her international Serious Trans Vibes tour. Pick up a copy of her book and get it signed.


39. Daybreaker SEA: Never Never Land
Channel Peter Pan and his gaggle of whimsical comrades at this pre-Halloween early-morning dance party and yoga session. They'll have free kombucha, matcha lattes, breakfast bites, and other healthy treats. 



40. Designer Treasure Sale
Buy a discounted fancy outfit from designers like Coach, St. John, Eileen Fisher, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and other household names to raise money for Dress for Success, which helps fight for equal pay.



41. Annie Morris
Morris, who graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2002, sculpts towers out of plaster and decorates them with cheerfully colored paint and sand.
Opening Wednesday

42. Michael Doyle: Pantry
Explore domestic spaces and more with Michael Doyle's paintings and works on paper.
Opening Wednesday

43. Scott Mayberry: New Work
Inventive mixed-media maker Scott Mayberry mocks "social constructs" with visual puns and surreal imagery.
Closing Saturday



44. La Fin — Halloween Kink Cabaret
Expect a melding of dance, contortion, and aerial arts as the performers of burlesque revue Valtesse bring out their demons for a night of sexy spooks.



45. 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.


46. Cory N Chad the Smash Brothers
These naughty comedy twins from LA have toured with Ralphie May, and now they'll come to Seattle to a live set.

47. Jenny Zigrino with Thomas Nichols
Brassy observation comedian Zigrino (@Midnight, MTV’s Girl Code, Adam Ruins Everything, Bad Santa 2) will take the stage.


48. How Do We Create Balance In Times of Anxiety
Artists, psychologists, political activists, and others will share their thoughts on how to stay relatively sane in our troubled times.

49. 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.

50. Pike/Pine Protected Bike Lane Community Design Workshop
The city plans to build protected bike lanes in the Pike/Pine corridor by the end of 2019, and your expertise as a cyclist/walker/solo-wheeler/bus rider is needed to help forge the design process. Share your thoughts at this workshop session.

51. Third Annual Barktoberfest - Spooktacular Costume Contest
Join sweet adoptable pups from Dog Gone Seattle for a Halloween party with a costume contest, demonstrations from King County Search Dogs, a haunted garden, music and games, and more.


52. Film & Panel: Crime after Crime
The documentary Crime after Crime reveals institutional flaws within the US Criminal Justice System, and its effects on women who defend themselves against their domestic abusers. Stay on after the screening for a discussion.

53. Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders
This timely film follows Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio—three Dreamers who were brought to the US as young children, and whose families have since been deported. Today, they're working on petitioning for a special waiver that would allow them to leave the country to visit their families and legally return to the US, which is proving increasingly difficult under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

54. Seattle Premiere + Afterparty: A Brief History of Time Travel
See a documentary about the evolution of time travel, from its depictions in science fiction to actual research done by scientists. Oh, and travel back in time yourself, sartorially, by showing up in a retro costume.


55. 2018 City Fruit Celebrates!
Celebrate City Fruit's Great Seattle Fruit Harvest with live music, food from Hot Stove Society, cider tastings from local cider makers, and games and raffles.


56. A Night of Spooky Electronic Music with Kylmyys, Tubbs & Oats, The Orphan, USER
Wind through some spoopy tunes thanks to electronica artists like Kylmyys, Tubbs & Oats, the Orphan, and USER at this pre-Halloween show.


57. Bawdy Storytelling's 'Wicked'
Described by LA Weekly as "The Moth for pervs," this night of stories and songs features a lineup of people (including "sexual folklorist" Dixie De La Tour, "reinventionist" Gretchen Shanks, "Burning Man attendee" Soren Berg, and many others) sharing their sexual exploits live on stage. Wear a sexy costume to this special Halloween edition.

58. Lisa Herbold and Matthew Richter on Saving Cultural Spaces
District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and art space founder Matthew Richter will discuss possible solutions for making sure artistically important institutions survive gentrification. David Brewster will moderate.

59. Women in the Movement
Join a discussion on how women have influenced society throughout history with panelists Vanetta Molson Turner (one of the original members of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party); activist, artist, and attorney Nikkita Oliver; activist Megan Cornish; Seattle 2018/2019 Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji; and others.



60. The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Single and Want to Fall in Love
Nice people looking for romance with other nice people can cohort at this singles night that promises to provide a respite from "cruise-y bar scenes and soulless dating apps." People between their 20s and 40s can head to Thursday's event, and people 40 and over can head to Friday's. Be sure to bring a notebook for some writing exercises.



61. Weavers Guild Show and Sale
Weaving, in its many forms, goes on full display as the Seattle Weavers Guild spreads its creations out before us.


62. Carnevolar IX: VHS - Circus Spectacular and Dance Party
Emerald City Trapeze performers will fly above your head in feats of circus wonder, all while taking you on a gruesome journey through "horror movies of the ages." Come in your costume to look cool on the dance floor after the show.

63. Ludus Performing Arts Presents 'Sweeney Todd'
Sweeney Todd ranks up there with the very darkest musicals, but you can't deny the addictive gleefulness of songs like "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Worst Pies in London," and "God That's Good." A mad barber returns to smoggy Victorian London after a prison spell, and—with the help of an enterprising meat pie-shop owner—converts his annihilating rage at humanity into a lucrative and tasty business.



64. 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.

65. Zom-Bees Knees Bash
Undead spirits from the 1920s—including zombie flappers—will haunt this speakeasy Halloween party while Sister Kate Dance Company gives ghoulish dance performances. Wear your best era-appropriate costume, and keep your eyes peeled for a special séance.


66. Vocalpoint! Seattle: Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘n’ Roll
Experience the popular music from the '60s, '70s, and '80s as Vocalpoint! performs classic rock and roll and pop tracks from the Great American Songbook.


67. Legally Blonde
The chihuahua-toting valley girl who gets accepted to Harvard Law will grace the stage in a musical rendition of the classic rom-com.



68. Día de los Muertos Community Night Out
Día de los Muertos, as you probably know, is more than just sugar skulls and black-and-white makeup: It's an indigenous Mexican festival whose origins stem from pre-Columbian times. The museum's ancestor-honoring party will include an installation of tapete (sand painting), art activities, music, and dance, all for the whole family.

69. Hard In The Paint: Art Show and Trap Paint Party
Get down and dirty in a two-hour freestyle painting session (complete with art supplies, instruction, and a glass of wine), or just show up for the art show to see work by live painters and featured artists, dance to live trap DJs, and win raffle prizes.

70. Haunted Underworld with Daniel McManus and Craig Luckenbach
Daniel McManus traveled to European catacombs to capture photos of his obsessions: ossuaries and charnel houses. See them alongside dark paintings by Craig Luckenbach. 

71. Unframed: Día de los Muertos Celebration
Revere the dead at this 21+ party with an installation of ofrendas (altars), tapete sand painting by Fulgencio Lazo, performance art with Dos Fridas, a craft for you to memorialize your loved ones, and a cash bar.


72. Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions Tour!
Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza (who overcame drug and alcohol problems in East LA as a kid and went on to win NBC's Last Comic Standing) will perform his stand-up. "What's up fool?"


73. Fall Lantern Fest
Freeway Park will unveil its installation of community lanterns, which will illuminate the grounds throughout fall and winter. They'll celebrate with live music from the Barrelhouse Gang, cider pours and sausages, games, lantern crafts, and more family-friendly fun. 


74. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Give yourself over to absolute pleasure at this screening of the Halloween-appropriate cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Plus, look forward to trivia, door prizes, prop bags, a costume contest, and more.


75. Meesha: Royal Kitchen of Jodhpur
At this five-course pop-up dinner by Meesha, gather around a communal wooden table decked out in candles and flowers and take part in a Jodhpuri feast inspired by the region of Rajasthan, accompanied by wine pairings.


76. 13th Annual Baila Con Los Diablos Halloween Salsa Party
Channel your passion for Halloween into salsa dancing at this dance competition and party. If you don't feel like entering the competition, you can also just show up in your costume to sip special drinks, see others perform, and enter raffles.

77. Hocus Pocus Movie and Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite Sanderson sister and vie for a prize at this screening of the beloved witchy kids' movie.


78. Bleeding Tree, Kelly Shirey, Jessie Penaluna, Steve Dorn
Loosen up your limbs to "the spookiest danciest pop hits" from local Top 40 cover band Bleeding Tree, plus singer-songwriters Kelly Shirey, Jessie Penaluna, and Steve Dorn. You're encouraged to wear a costume.

79. Bollywood Thriller Halloween Costume Party
Get spooky on the dance floor to sets from DJ Phrashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe. There will also be a costume contest with prizes and henna (by donation). The organizers add some helpful details: "Imagine an Indian wedding gone awry as the joyful celebration takes a turn for the wonrst with a blast that transforms all attendees into zombies."

80. Bootie Seattle: A Monster Mash-Up Spooktacular
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration of the dark and twisted by breaking out Halloween-themed performances and "spooktacular" mashups (as a pre-party for the big day itself), with a midnight costume contest and cash prizes.


81. Things That Go HUMP In the Night
The Titillation Sinsations offer you sweetness and frights in a babely, booby show for Halloween.


82. Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Lies That Bind
Philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah, who sat on the 2018 Man Booker Prize jury, will stop in Seattle on tour for his newest book on identity, The Lies that Bind, in which the author attempts to dismantle the way we talk (or don't talk) about "some of the thorniest issues of our times."


83. Lights Out Climbing
Pretend you're scaling an eerie mountain in the dark, equipped with only a headlamp, as the climbing gym turns off all its lights, blasts music from a live DJ, and summons creepy crawly creatures from behind the walls.



84. Priscilla Dobler: La Cocina
Weaver and installation artist Dobler combines a kitchen with audio interviews about food and identity with women from various backgrounds.
Closing Saturday


85. Night on a Dark Trail
Brave the darkness and walk through a trail in an abandoned RV campground, where you'll experience Halloween-themed theatrical performances ranging from kooky to straight-up spooky.


86. The Dark Circus
Sinister acrobatics and lavish costumes by Dark Circus will get you in that extravagant Halloween mood.

87. Real Housewives of Sparta
Based on Jacques Offenbach's 1864 opera La Belle Helene, about the life and times of Helen of Troy, Seattle Modern Opera Company's The Real Housewives of Sparta follows Helen as she searches for happiness and fulfillment outside her marriage to King Menelaus.

88. Seattle Latin Dance Festival
Latinx dance artists both local and visiting will offer workshops in salsa, bachata, and other styles, and will give stellar performances at this two-day festival.



89. Twisted Flicks
Based on audience suggestions, Jet City improvisers will add their own dialogue, music, and sound effects to incredibly cheesy B-movies, like this weekend's Destination Inner Space, Bride of the Monster, and The Blob


90. Huge Seattle Estate Sale
Peruse "tens of thousands" of collectable items for your crafting and knickknack needs.


91. Steamposium
Whether you're a sky pirate, a mad scientist, or a goblin, you're invited to partake in a mischievous weekend of steampunk activities, from favorites like the Tea & Fashion Show, Murder Mystery, and the Shake that Brass burlesque show to vendors, panels, and an artist alley.

This event was cancelled.


92. The Nightmare Emporium
Horror flick fiends can get their fix of frightful short films at this multi-venue mini-festival.

93. Seattle 48 Hour Horror Project
Watch the films featured in the sixth annual Seattle 48 Hour Film Horror Project: creepy, startling shorts from local filmmaking teams—made in less than 48 hours! The winning flick will screen at Filmapalooza.


94. Wild Waves Fright Fest
If you think theme parks are kind of creepy on their own, prepare yourself for Wild Waves' October transformation, which will provide visitors the opportunity to brave three haunted houses and ride roller coasters in the dark (eep!). Little ones can play in Booville.


95. Casa Valentina
In this production of Harvey Fierstein's play Casa Valentina, a group of straight, crossdressing men in the 1960s are free to be themselves on a small resort in the Catskills.

96. 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.

97. Lonely Planet
In Steven Dietz's play, two friends at the height of the AIDS epidemic begin to fear the outside world so much that they isolate themselves completely.



98. ComicFest 2018
Delight in free comics from the 1970s to the present (including the second wave of the Kevin Collection), costume contests, door prizes, and more geeky Halloween fun.

99. Halloween ComicFest at Arcane!
Geeky ghosts can shop for tons of discounted comic gems, participate in a costume contest, play some board games, and meet famous comic artist Marc Palm (MAD Magazine) in person.

100. Maker Day: Painting with Bacteria
SoundBio will show you how to make a living painting using florescent (totally safe) bacteria.

101. NW Artist Showcase: Battle of Brushes
Artists paint canvases and bodies live onstage in competition for money and glory. Also come for raffles, activities, and vendors.


102. Comedy Roast Battle
Eight comedians will say mean things about each other, and the one with the saltiest insults will win the roast. Contestants this time include Adam Luckey vs. Spencer O'Neill and Mihkel Teemant vs. Mike Parker. Cheri Hardman will host.

103. Tony Daniel and Friends
North Carolina-born, Seattle-based comic Tony Daniel will use his Southern charm to indulge in some witty mockery at this stand-up show.

104. U.P. North: Up in the Woods
Help improvisers weave a spontaneous horror movie story by deciding the setting, the haunted artifact, the villain, and more. 


105. At Home in the World
Learn how Seattle's housing crisis and climate crisis are intertwined from a group of local leaders: councilmember Teresa Mosqueda; Got Green's Hodan Hassan; Transit Riders Union organizer Katie Wilson; Sightline Institute's Margaret Morales; and others.

106. Pop Up Mercado: Dia de Los Muertos
For Día de los Muertos, over 30 local artists and artisans will sell colorful apparel, food, jewelry, and lots more at this pop-up market.

107. Seattle Pop-Up Shop! Etsy & Insta Edition
Meet and shop from Seattle-based Etsy and Instagram sellers and makers to scoop up everything from jewelry and pins to leather goods and plants.


108. Earshot Jazz Films
If you can't get enough of the live concerts at Earshot Jazz Festival, watch an encore screening of Full Mantis, about legendary percussionist and "free jazz pioneer" Milford Graves.


109. Beers Made by Walking Tapping
Twelve Washington breweries will showcase their "hike-inspired" brews along three outdoor trails: Pratt River Trail, South Tiger Traverse, and Heather Lake. 

110. Big Pumpkin 2018
Swill Dogfish Head Punkin Ale tapped from a gigantic hollowed-out gourd cooled with dry ice. Pours of the Punkin Ale will be available for five bucks during happy hour.

111. Bourbon and Bacon Fest Tacoma
It’s no secret that the smoky, fatty flavor of bacon holds a near-primal appeal, and it’s only magnified when paired with the caramelly, butterscotch-tinged notes of bourbon. At this event, you can sample plenty of crispy, pork-studded dishes from Puget Sound vendors like Biscuit & Bean and Uli's Famous Sausage alongside bourbons and other brown liquors from all over the country. Proceeds benefit Treehouse, a local nonprofit that provides academic resources and support for children in foster care.

112. Defense Against The Dark: Festival of Stouts
Revel in an exclusive selection of hard-to-find stouts for one day only and try a flight.


113. Black Cat Ball
Raise money for the kitties at Purrfect Pals by wearing a feline masquerade disguise and dancing the evening away after enjoying a three-course dinner and live auction.

114. Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tours
Ghosts reside in all corners of Capitol Hill, from alleyways to historic landmarks. Hear about the creepy characters that have called the neighborhood home (including "Seattle's first serial killer," Dr. Linda Hazzard), the floating wine bottles that have been seen hovering in some old restaurants, and more. Costumes are encouraged (except for clown costumes). 

115. Cemetery Lichens
Head to a cemetery to observe life, rather than death, as you learn about lichens (the organisms that you see all over trees and headstones) with Dr. Katherine Glew and the UW Botanic Gardens.

116. Flashlight Walking Tour
Explore this abandoned cemetery after dark with Atlas Obscura field agent Jared Steed.

117. Halloween ComicFest
Scoop up tons of free and marked-down comics of the scary and ghoulish varieties the weekend before Halloween. Costumes are very much encouraged. 

118. Halloween Party + Costume Contest!
Indisputable reality TV legend Tiffany "New York" Pollard will grace Seattle as the host of a costume contest with local drag talents Nebraska Thunderfuck and La Saveona Hunt (so look your absolute best). After the contest, get down to spooky town with DJ Nitty Gritty.

119. Haunted Puppy Town 2018
If you prefer pets to children but still wanna get in on the Halloween fun, take your fur babies to this event, where you both can enjoy a costume contest, carnival games, a haunted maze, a doggie obstacle course, and more. All donations will go to local animal organizations.

120. Seattle Opera Halloween Party
After getting the daylights scared out of you at The Turn of the Screw, head backstage in your costume for food, drinks, dancing, and more with Seattle Opera.

121. Spooky Moon Tour
Paddle on the lake by the light of full moon to get an earful of nocturnal wildlife (and ghosts!).

122. Voodoo on the Bayou Halloween Costume Party
This New Orleans-inspired Halloween party will have live jazz, live painting from Chris Kelleher, tarot readings by Angela Maria-Fava, a drag performance by Sylvia O'Stayformore and her "voodoo vixens," and more mystical fun.


123. Bollywood Halloween Scream
Enjoy Halloween cocktails and get creepy and kooky on the dance floor at the fifth annual iteration of Bollywood Scream, a Bollywood-themed costume and dance party. DJ Gabbar will be spinning Bollywood beats and judges will be awarding costume prizes.

124. Diwaloween
Kill two birds with one very festive stone by celebrating Halloween and India's festival of lights in the same night. Hear music from Canadian dhol player 2faanmusic, dance to Bollywood music from DJ Aanshul and DJ TAMM, enter a costume contest, wear free glow necklaces, and eat free candy.

125. HalloQueen, Blackie
Seattle's foremost Queen tribute band HalloQueen will hit the stage with their power-surge glam rock act aimed towards this Halloween season. They'll be joined by Blondie tribute group Blackie.

126. Opulent Temple: Gothica
Opulent Temple will host this eerie gothic bacchanalia with an intimate area of music, costumes, and dancing provided by DJs HOJ, Billy Casazza, Grammar, Ian Powers, and Chris Tower, all amidst the trappings of an underworld costume party.

127. Platinum Spandex's Hard Rock Halloween
Rewind all the way back to the '80s with hair metal and butt rock cover band Platinum Spandex as they celebrate Halloween the only way they know how — shellacked with hair spray.

128. The 31st Annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands
See 17 high school marching bands, big and small, compete to see who is the best in the western US.

129. Transit: House Without Lights
Celebrate the crepuscular pleasures of dancing to house music in a dark room from a slew of local DJs. You can also sip cocktails, get spooked from clips of Halloween movies, and enjoy live dance performances. It's as good an opportunity as any to wear your costume.

130. The Ukadelics Hulaween
Tiki-obsessed throwback group the Ukadelics will take the stage for a Halloween-infused performance of '60s Hawaiiana.


131. Artists in Conversation: Abraham Avnisan, Caitlin Berrigan, micha cárdenas, and Patrick Staff
The artists of Between Bodies will discuss the relationships between humanity and the Earth, touching on themes of contamination, ecology, and agency. 

132. Community Conversation: The Reality of Fake News
Enrique Cerna will moderate a community conversation that will help you identify misinformation in the media.

133. The Literature of Glamorous Refusal
In partnership with Glamorous Refusal—the magazine that celebrates women saying "no"—Mount Analogue will present a selection of small-press books, zines, and handmade objects from their collection that deal with the theme of refusal. Browse and buy the pro-nope offerings.

134. The Outrageous Show
Dare to open your ears to these uninhibited performers, including the Gay Uncle on "The History of Gay Sex" and Domina Ruby Enraylls on "BDSM and the Bedroom," among other speakers. Hosted by Patrick Higgins. 

135. Passport to Romance
Romance novelists Beverly Jenkins, Damon Suede, Elizabeth Hunter, Julia Quinn, and over 40 others (including some historical and sci-fi authors) will gather to talk about their steamy work with readers.

136. Priscilla Long: Writers' Portable Mentor
Priscilla Long's Writers' Portable Memoir serves as a guide for anyone looking for help structuring a book, story, or essay. Meet the author and ask her questions.


137. DEFY Dia De Los Muertos
DEFY tag team champions the Amerikan Gunz, Mike Santiago, and Ethan HD will go up against Mexablood, Bandido, and Flamita in this round of wrestling honoring Día de los Muertos.

138. Monster Dash 5K
Walk or run a 5K dressed as a monster, then release your excess ghoulish energy in a post-race dance party.

139. Thrill the World Redmond
Zombify yourself and join the rest of the horde to perform the "Thriller" dance to raise money for Team Survivor Northwest. There will also be a photo booth, costume contest, and live music.


140. BodyVox's "BloodyVox"
The BodyVox dance company turns sanguine (but stays family-friendly) in this ballet full of zombies, ghosts, crime, and other frights.

141. Boudoir Messoir
This burlesque melding of "sexy glamour" and "messy trash" is brought to you by Angela Visalia and Baby Guuurl, with performances by Butylene O'Kipple, D'Monica Leone, Lucy Lips, Mona Real, and She.

142. The Dinner Detective
Enjoy a big meal (with choice of entree), but know that a killer is in the room, and they may just be hidden at your table.

143. Glitty Litter
Greet new local drag faces with smiles (and tips!). Performers include Alexxxis Cartier, Cosmella Bella, Misty Matchez, Carmen Dioxide, and Solana Solstice.

144. HalloQueen: A Royal Ball
Spookily beguiling drag queens (like Visage "Legs" LaRue, Stacey Starstruck, and Andrew Scott), DJs, and drink specials will abound at this Halloween blowout.

145. Halloween Rocky Horror
A shadow cast will take on the roles of Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Janet, Brad, and all your other Rocky Horror favorites while the film plays behind them. While you watch riotously, you can also enjoy food and drinks.

146. Puddles Pity Party
The extremely popular "sad clown with the golden voice" presents his downcast live production featuring a mopey clown, absurdism, and some laughs.

147. Reboot Theatre Company Presents Halloween IV: FOURboding...
The Reboot Theatre Company will put on a fun, dancy, boozy time for you and raise money for their own programs. Eat Plaza Garibaldi's Mexican food, try your luck in a raffle, and partake of the open bar.

148. Spirit of Hungary 1848: Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music
Watch the celebrated Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Tancegyuttes) pay tribute to the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against the Hapsburg empire. They don't tour the US often, so seize your chance: Expect folkloric choreography and Central European rhythms on this rare occasion.

149. Tits or Treats—A Halloween Hextravaganza
Enjoy a night of "dancing, singing, stripping, howling, boos, boobs, and booze" in Columbia City at this Halloween cabaret.



150. The Playful Brush
Head to the community gallery for a demonstration of Japanese calligraphic art, with demos by Yoshiyasu Fujii, courtesy of the Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association.
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151. The Travel Photography of Glamorous Refusal: Sent You A Postcard by Andrea Li
This year's-worth of photographs documents unseen places, serving as a "quest for understanding, empathy, and acceptance."
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152. Crystallography Gem Rock Mineral Jewelry Show
Stock up on all the crystals, minerals, gems, and fossils (not to mention palo santo, singing bowls, and feather earrings) missing from your life at this full-inventory sale.

153. Pacific Place 20th Anniversary Celebration
Pacific Place will fete 20 years of business will four days of special activities, including the unveiling of a new mural on the third floor by Northwest artist John Osgood, performances from the Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and harpist Alyssa Martini, a photo contest, and more.


154. 55th Annual Wild Mushroom Show
Tote along some 'shrooms from your garden or travels and have them identified at this event billing itself as "one of the largest and most complete exhibits of mushrooms in the United States," which will display and identify over 200 varieties of wild fungi and classify them as edible, poisonous, or valueless as food. Plus, check out a slide show lecture, a "feel and smell" demo, a mushroom tasting prepared by top Seattle chefs, a photography display, and more.


155. 2018 Rock, Gem, Mineral Show
Gem, jewelry, and mineral dealers will show their lapidary and metaphysical wares at this annual show.

156. Deadpool Pinball Party
The arcade bar just added a new Deadpool-inspired pinball game to their collection, and they're celebrating with a five-day tournament, raffle prizes, and new Aviation Gin cocktails. 


157. Pumpkin Carving with Cats
Hang out with kitties while you carve some art into a pumpkin. 



158. SOIL’s Exquisite Auction
Join SOIL art collective for a party celebrating its 23 years with food, drink, and fun. 


159. Unladylike
Five popular local performers, Alyssa Yeoman, Dewa Dorje, Rachel Walls, Lexi Haack, and host Erin Ingle, will riff on ladylike behavior, "whatever that means."


160. 2018 Gay Filipino Pageant
Show your Filipino and gay pride at this pageant that celebrates both. Compete for the crown and $1,000 cash prize, or just watch and cheer on the contestants.

161. Families for Families Rally and March
Join Seattle Indivisible, the Washington Immigrants Solidarity Network, and many other local organizations in protesting the unjust treatment of immigrant families in the United States.


162. Alien Invasion 35mm Triple Feature
Eat pizza and enjoy the thrill of alien monsters on 35mm with Seattle's trash film cultists. 

163. Film & Panel: Monkey Business
The German Jewish husband and wife who co-wrote the beloved Curious George children's books, Hans and Margret Rey, have an amazing story of their own: They escaped Nazi occupation in Germany by fleeing to Paris on bicycles, with the manuscript of their then-unpublished book in tow. See a documentary about their lives, and then stay on for a discussion.

164. North Pole NY Documentary - The Seattle Premiere!
Santa's Workshop, one of the first theme parks in the US, struggles to keep Christmas alive all year round in the midst of a changing world.


165. Cupcake Wars
Amateur and master bakers can enter this cupcake competition by bringing a dozen of their best cupcakes in support of SwingLeft, an organization that fights to take back the House in the November midterm elections. Those who don't want to enter can just show up to taste everyone's creations. 

166. Joule's Anniversary Dinner
The theme for Joule's birthday bash will be "The Bold and the Beef," serving four courses of red meat (including dessert) with some special local wine pairings from Joule wine director Maggie Snyder.


167. Puget Sound Pagan Pride
Embrace the Pagan roots of All Hallows' Eve by dressing in your costume (there will be a contest and parade) attending workshops on the properties of crystals, queer cosmologies, folklore, and much more.


168. BarkHappy Seattle: Howl-O-Ween Pup Crawl Benefiting Seattle Humane
This Greenwood bar crawl promises much more than copious amounts of booze; there will also be games (like "bobbing for bats" and trick-or-treating), a photo booth, raffles, and more. Proceeds will benefit Seattle Humane.

169. Bizarre Bazaar Halloween Craft Fair
Need to spook up your life with some creepy crafts? Shop for Halloween-y creations from local artists and vendors.

170. EXTRA Mean
Start your Halloweekend romps early in the day at this big gay party, with a drag show featuring Dolce Vida, Aria Kane, One, VooDoo Nightshade, and Cody James, and DJing by Tank Top. 

171. Tricks and Eats
At this fundraiser supporting Woodland Park Zoo's efforts to save wildlife, don a costume and partake in fare from Ethan Stowell Restaurants while mingling with "ambassador animals, slithering friends or perhaps a cockroach or two."


172. Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Concert
Join the students of UW professor Carole Terry as they perform a free, all-ages set of spooky organ classics, including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the famed Littlefield Organ.

173. Now That's What I Call Funhouse!
Get your (re)fill of '90s pop hits from local tribute bands the Screaming Multitudes and SEACATS, as well as DJ set by Kyte Mika.

174. Patchwerks Presents: Knobsenschitt
Play with everybody's toys at the Patchwerks-hosted Synth Meetup — a legit chance to nerd out on all things electronic with like-minded enthusiasts. The latest products from popular manufacturers will be available, as well as vintage gear, and anyone is welcome to reserve a table for demo-ing their own pieces. BYOHeadphones and power strip, as well as an attitude for synth exploration. Patchwerks will also host a series of educational workshops and product demonstrations for this event, so bring your curious mind as well.


175. Ho-lloween Burlesque
Local burlesque favorites Violet Tendencies, Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, Smokey Brown the Clown, and others will keep you entertained during this sexy-spooky Halloween show.

176. Lucia di Lammermoor
The Tacoma Opera will take on Donizetti's tragic masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor, a production set in medieval Scotland and notable for its exploration of the traditional 19th-century romantic form and its thematic similarities to Roméo et Juliette.


177. An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s 'The Staircase'
David Rudolf, who was the convicted murderer Michael Peterson's defense attorney as seen in the Netflix documentary series The Staircase, will speak about his experience of defending the novelist and of being filmed.


178. Metal Yoga at Substation
Does the sound of metal music settle your bones? Let it fill your ears while you unwind in a Vinyasa flow yoga class.