Beat your post-Halloween blues at the third annual Cunning Crow Witches' Ball & Pop-Up Market on Saturday, where you and your coven can dance to indie-rock, shop from mystical vendors, and enter a costume contest.
Our arts critics have already recommended 84 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 47 best concerts, 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 Cunning Crow Witches' Ball & Pop-Up Market to the Museum of Flight's Space Expo, and from Green Seattle Day to Ratapalooza. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar, or our guide to last-minute and affordable Halloween events.

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TUESDAY

GEEK & GAMING

1. Becoming a Werewolf
Ever wonder how much you have in common with wolves, or if you might even be a werewolf? Learn as much at this spooky science class, and get tips on how to "wolf-proof your house in preparation for the full moon."

2. Rock N Roll Heavy Metal Trivia
Dress up as your favorite rock star (or rally your team to dress as a whole band) at this music-focused trivia night.

3. Tuesday Trivia: Stranger Things
Just in time for Halloween, prepare to answer trivia questions about Stranger Things by indulging in the show's excellent knitwear and inexplicable spookiness in a binge-watching session.

HALLOWEEN

4. Tarot Card Tuesday
Get some insight into your future by having your tarot read while you sip cocktails.

MUSIC

5. HalloWEEN: An Americana Tribute to WEEN
Groove to the spooky Americana sounds of Pickup Truckers with Liz Chibucos, Caleb and Walter, Great American Trainwreck, and Pickled Okra as they cover Ween songs at this creepy and kooky dance party.

6. Music of Today: DXARTS
The University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS—Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media have partnered once again to co-sponsor Music of Today, a series that showcases the innovative new works and contemporary classics composed and initiated by faculty members and guest composers.

7. Toetorhead, Chicken Riot, Area 51, The Bitter
It's a Halloween tradition for adoring cover bands to convene for tribute shows: This one will feature Toecutter and Motorhead covers by Toetorhead, Chicken and Riot Grrrl covers by Chicken Riot, Dead Moon covers by Area 51, and punk originals by Bitter.

PERFORMANCE

8. Halloween Mash: A Burlesque Bash
Ah Halloween, that time of year when playful fear and cheeky seduction twine together like black cat tails. Nox Falls, Kiki Mustang, and Fosse Jack will strut their stuff, Corbeau will twist into cool shapes, and more, courtesy of WhatNot Theatrics.

READINGS & TALKS

9. Blast from the Past: Ecological Resilience on Mount St. Helens
This talk with Cynthia Chang will address how plants and other living things in ecological communities have recovered since Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.

10. Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana
Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer will show you nerds art from their book Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana and reveal highlights of the history of the wildly popular game.

11. Gary Giddins: Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star
Giddins's two-part biography reveals the life and influence of the popular singer Bing Crosby, whose songs (like "White Christmas," "Pennies from Heaven," and of course "Swing on a Star") comforted American souls from throughout the '30s to the '50s. Tonight he'll read from the second volume, covering 1940 to 1946.

12. great weather for MEDIA - Seattle Book Launch
Celebrate indie press great weather for MEDIA's latest poetry and short fiction anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, by hearing readings from some contributors: Josh Anthony, Shannon Bushby, Bryn Gribben, Carol Guess, Richard Loranger, Mary Mackey, Jenny Montgomery, and G.G. Silverman, plus editor Jane Ormerod.

13. Joshua Hunt: University of Nike
Nike founder Phil Knight has donated more than half a billion dollars to the University of Oregon in exchange for high-visibility branding. In University of Nike, journalist Joshua Hunt reveals how this sort of "corporate overreach" has negatively affected students in both their personal and academic lives.

SPORTS & RECREATION

14. Thriller Flow Yoga
Even undead limbs need to be stretched. Resident yoga instructor Morgan Zion O'Friel invites you to "fuel your inner zombie" at this spooky flow class. 

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY

ART

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

FOOD & DRINK

16. Nightmare on Wall Street
Satisfy your thirst for horror-themed cocktails (like the pumpkin-vesseled "Slasher," which contains "candy corn orgeat") inspired by movies like Jaws, Hereditary, Drag Me to Hell, and Night of the Living Dead at the award-winning Belltown tiki bar. They'll be playing horror movie soundtracks to add to the mood.

PERFORMANCE

17. 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.

18. 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."

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

HALLOWEEN

19. Georgetown Morgue
This annual haunted village of doom—which takes places in an actual former morgue—hosts scares throughout autumn.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDY

20. Misfits and Monsters
Seattle comics will serve their best Halloween costume looks at this stand-up show. The twist? They'll deliver their sets as the character they show up as.

FILM

22. Big Trouble in Little Rumba
Watch a slew of Kurt Russell movies while you sip Halloween cocktails at this tiki-themed Halloween bash. 

23. The Eyeslicer Halloween Special screening + ggnzla karaoke
Attend a screening of the creepy indie collection The Eyeslicer (a "mind-melting new variety TV show designed to slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into a delicious ceviche"). Then, sing some songs in karaoke. 

24. The Naked & Dead Halloween Double Feature
Artists will perform live soundtracks to Japanese sci-fi thriller Mothra vs. Godzilla and the original Nosferatu.

HALLOWEEN

25. 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). 

26. Homoween
This Halloween bash will kick off with the MX All-Stars “Nightmare on the Runway” competition show, where 12 contestants will serve their most slasher-y looks. Then, you can dance the night away to funky jams from DJ Pretty Please. 

27. Howl at the Moon Mutt Mixer
Dress your dog in a prize-worthy costume (you can wear yours, too) at this annual Halloween puppy party with CityDog Magazine. Dog swag bags and treats for humans will abound.

28. Rick and Morty Halloween Party
Bust out your Rick and Morty-inspired costume for a geeky Halloween night of unabashed fandom and dancing.

29. Seattle Meowtropolitan Free Halloween Visits
You can hang out with kitties for free on Halloween if you show up in a costume (dressed as a cat yourself, of course).

30. 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.

MUSIC

31. Broken Bodies, The Darned, Maliboo, Operation Timebomb
Celebrate Halloween the grittiest way possible with sets by Broken Bodies (a female-fronted Misfits cover band), Darned (the Damned cover band), Maliboo (Hole cover band), and Operation Timebomb (Rancid and Operation Ivy cover band).

32. Bruce Bickford's All Hallows Eve
Animator Bruce Bickford (who collaborated on multiple Frank Zappa music videos in the late '70s) will sign copies of his prints and DVDs at this artsy Halloween party. Guests can also join Bickford for some pumpkin carving and listen to live music by local six-piece the Silver Tongued Devils.

33. Halloween Tribute Show
Enjoy Early Neurosis covers by Neurotic Orphans, Heart covers by Sheart, Rudimentary Peni covers by Radio Schizo, and Dead Moon covers by Area 51.

34. Howl-o-ween with Jealous Dogs
Pretend to be an '80s rock great this Halloween with Pretenders tribute group Jealous Dogs, starring the talents of Sherri Jerome (lead vox, electric guitar, harmonica), Aaron Taylor (electric guitar, vocals), Matt Deason (bass), and Aimee Zoe (drums, vocals).

35. Laser Halloween
Enjoy Halloween-y laser shows dedicated to Stranger Things, John Carpenter, and REZZ in virtual and augmented reality.

36. Locals Covering Locals Halloween Show!
At this "locals covering locals" Halloween show, enjoy a tribute to Hollowpoint by Kitchen Punks, a the Loss tribute by Loss Loney Boiz, and a Jefferson Death Star tribute by Jefferson Doris.

37. Psychostick, Downtown Brown, Danimal Cannon, Rockula
Psychostick describe themselves as a "comedy metal/hardcore" band. Laugh and cry as you watch their set, with support from Downtown Brown, Danimal Cannon, and Rockula — the Prince of Rockness.

38. A Rambling Halloween with the Sadies
The Sadies love American country almost as much as they love American punk, although their shows sometimes out-punk their records, and their guitars sometimes out-punk their voices. ANDREW HAMLIN

PERFORMANCE

39. Tim Burton Drag Tribute: Encore Presentation
Revisit Jack Skellington, the Corpse Bride, and other denizens of the Burtonverse at their most fabulous in this reprise of a successful show, hosted by Old Witch and Londyn Bradshaw. 

READINGS & TALKS

40. Two-Hour Transport
This science fiction and fantasy reading series begins with an open mic (with five-minute slots) and ends with a lineup of guest readers.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY

PERFORMANCE

41. Highline Indigenous Theater + Music Festival
Celebrate Indigenous artists from around the country at this two-day festival, including performances from New York-based company Spiderwoman Theater, Portland-based musician Black Belt Eagle Scout, virtuoso violinist Swil Kanim, and others.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

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.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

43. Contemporãneo—Contemporary: Quilts from Brazil
See quilts from Brazil and Washington state juxtaposed side by side.
Artist reception Saturday

THURSDAY

COMEDY

44. Derek Sheen and Friends: Benefit for Northwest Harvest
Bring non-perishable food donations for Northwest Harvest to get discounted admission to this stand-up show with Derek Sheen.

COMMUNITY

45. Designing with Empathy
Learn about how local organizations, artists, and designers are addressing the homeless crisis in their work.

46. The Future of Worker Power
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will talk about the work he, Working Washington, and Fair Work Center are doing to fight for economic justice for Washington workers.

FILM

47. World on a Wire, part 2
This series dissects classic Criterion Collection films that deal with artificial intelligence. For this installment, watch the second part of the 1973 German mystery/crime World on a Wire. (Don't worry if you missed Part I—they'll recap it before the screening.)

FOOD & DRINK

48. Chefs Without Borders 2.0
Chef Dezi Bonow will prepare a traditional, four-course Iranian meal designed by popular Iranian American Chef and cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij. Proceeds will benefit the Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy, which "seeks to improve understanding between Iran and the United States," and which puts on cultural events in Seattle throughout the year.

49. Williams Sonoma + Breville Pizzaiolo Pop Up
Watch the new Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo (a home pizza oven that recreates wood-fired pizza) in action with a pizza-making demonstration from John Sundstrom of Southpaw.

PERFORMANCE

50. Crosscut Live: A Hip Hop History of Seattle
Hiphop and public policy are more intertwined than you might think. This edition of Crosscut Live features special guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ricardo Frazer, Gifted Gab, Gabriel Teodros, Porter Ray, Vitamin D, and Upendo Moore, who will join host Florangela Davila in tracing the history of Seattle's jazz scene, the rise of local hiphop, and how they've been shaped by redlining, the Teen Dance Ordinance, gentrification, and the tech boom. 

READINGS & TALKS

51. Exalting Life, Embracing Death
In honor of Día de los Muertos and Latinx cultures, the theme of this reading will be "Exalting Life, Embracing Death." Hear work by Kathleen Alcalá, Anna Balint, Jim Cantu, Catalina Cantu, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Maiah Merino, Raul Sanchez, and other special guests.

52. Laura Da': Instruments of the True Measure
Laura Da' is a poet and a public-school teacher who has lived in the Pacific Northwest her entire life and is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. She's been a Made at Hugo House Fellow and a Jack Straw Fellow. She'll read from her second collection of poetry, Instruments of True Measure, alongside fellow Native wordsmiths Sasha LaPointe and Casandra Lopez. This event is co-presented by Seattle University's Indigenous Peoples Institute. 

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

53. Free Barber Shop Hair Day!
In honor of the play Barber Shop Chronicles, this free day of activities supports black-owned businesses and celebrates black barber shop culture with live music, vendor booths, and barbers offering basic shape-ups and lineups on a first-come, first-served basis.

PERFORMANCE

54. Brainpeople
Jose Rivera's Brainpeople follows three women and the life events that haunt them, including a wealthy Puerto Rican woman who is still obsessively grieving the parents she lost at age eight.

55. She Kills Monsters
A teen girl deals with grief through the healing powers of Dungeons & Dragons in this youth production of a play by Qui Nguyen.

SHOPPING

56. Evergreen Chrysanthemum Society Show
See beautiful, inviting Chrysanthemum flowers at the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Society's annual fall show. 

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

57. 45th Anniversary Show
The gallery celebrates its 45 years of highlighting up-and-coming artists with a show of SAM Gallery veterans like Deborah Bell, Troy Gua, Linda Davidson, Nichole DeMent, Kate Protage, and Chris Sheridan.
Opening Thursday

58. Truths Are Lies, Lies Are Truth
This show curated by Jennifer Ament will feature donated work by Alyson Provax, Ashley Armitage, Barry Ament, Becca Furman, Cheyenne Randall, Danny Schlitz, Derek Erdman, Dominic Nieri, Duffy Leg, and many others. Proceeds will benefit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and Everytown.
Opening Thursday

PERFORMANCE

59. Fade
A Mexican-born screenwriter in Hollywood makes friends with a Mexican American janitor at the studio—but then finds his bounteous ideas for plots are intertwining with hers. A new comedy by Tanya Saracho, directed by Pílar O'Connell.

FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

60. Celebrate Dia de Muertos- Day of the Dead!
Seattle-based Mexican folk dance group Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara Wa will perform a traditional Mexican dance and paint people's faces like sugar skulls. After their set, guests can settle down for a screening of Coco.

61. Entre Hermanos Dia De Los Muertos Gala
Local Latinx LGBTQ+ organization Entre Hermanos' biggest fundraising event of the year brings live music and cultural festivities in honor of Día de los Muertos.

FOOD & DRINK

62. A Whiskey Night at OOLA Distillery
Take a tour of OOLA Distillery, then learn how to shake and stir up some warming whiskey cocktails for winter from OOLA founder Kirby Kallas-Lewis and the OOLA team.

GEEK & GAMING

63. BlizzCon Queer Geek Viewing Party
If you're unable to make it to Burbank, California, for BlizzCon, fear not: Queer geeks and friends can still experience the game developers' huge event through virtual and augmented reality sets. Plus, you can win free swag.

64. Bruce Campbell's Last Fan Standing
Geeky pop culture super fans well-versed in all things fantasy, horror, and sci-fi can compete to be the "last fan standing" in this trivia game show hosted by actor Bruce Campbell (whom you may have seen in Burn Notice or Ash vs. Evil Dead).

MUSIC

65. Benefit for Initiative I-1631: Nate Chinen and Electric Circus
Support the carbon fee initiative on November's ballot and hear a talk on jazz by critic Nate Chinen, who's written for the New York Times and currently works for NPR. He may be reading from his book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century. Kathy Moore, Alex Guy, Wayne Horvitz, Thione Diop, and others join the Electric Circus to perform jazz covers.

66. Dia de Muertos Celebration & Art Show
Immerse yourself in artwork honoring the Mexican holiday, including calavera prints by influential Mexican political printmaker and engraver José Guadalupe Posada, as well as contemporary work by Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez. Bring photos and other memorabilia of loved ones to add to an altar, and enjoy free drinks and appetizers.

67. Intimate Concert on a Steamship
At this mystery concert on the S.S. Virginia Steamship, you won't know which Northwest singer-songwriter you're seeing until you board.

68. Plain White T's, Armors, SayWeCanFly, A Summer High
Belt "Hey There Delilah" with glee at this live show with Chicago pop-punk band Plain White T's. They'll be joined by opening rock bands Armors, SayWeCanFly, and A Summer High.

69. Rock the Vote with Ned Blandski and the Greenwood All Stars
Local "comedy rock" artist Ned Blandski will encourage you to vote (if you haven't already) with an evening of energetic songs.

70. Voodoo Boogaloo, Fragile Lung, Merchant Mariner
Dance to "chilly electro-pop" and "moody trip hop" from Voodoo Boogaloo, who will be joined by fellow psychedelia-inclined bands Fragile Lung and Merchant Mariner.

SPORTS & RECREATION

71. Elysian Brewing and the Seattle Seahawks Host Blue Friday Bash
Celebrate football season by meeting former Seattle Seahawks player Jordan Babineaux, drinking Elysian brews, and dancing to music from KEXP's DJ Morgan, all in support of Plymouth Housing Group. In addition to food and drink tickets, the price of admission includes entry into a raffle and a cornhole tournament.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

GEEK & GAMING

Space Expo 2018
Attention, space nerds: This two-day expo allows you the opportunity to explore Mars via virtual reality, interact with an augmented reality clothing app, chat with an archeologist currently conducting a dig on Mars, and meet with other scientists and space explorers through lectures and special events.

PERFORMANCE

72. The Liberation
In Catherine Wiley's play, a former professor flees the college where a sex scandal cost her her job and tries to start over in Paris with a lover from her time in grad school. This play was first performed at Seattle Playwrights Salon.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

73. The Return of "That's Fucked Up!"
The dystopian nightmare that is America in 2018 will be visualized on stage courtesy of Briq House, Chaos X. Machina, EmpeROAR, the Naked Folk Singer, Princess Peach Fuzz, and other burlesque artists.

74. [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.

SATURDAY

COMEDY

75. Beyond The Tippe: Comedy Showcase
The November edition of this monthly disability-focused open mic will feature "downright frigid comedy" from great local comic Aila Slisco.

76. Suzanne Westenhoefer
See a stand-up routine from Suzanne Westenhoefer, who was the first openly lesbian comedian to both release an HBO Special and to appear on Late Night with David Letterman.

COMMUNITY

77. 3rd Annual Cunning Crow Witches' Ball & Pop-Up Market
Halloween may be over, but you don't have to stop being witchy. This annual fundraiser for the Witches Temple brings live indie-rock from the Landmarks, Razor Clam, and Mud On My Bra; mystical vendors like Lightning Moon Conjure, Nomihelene, and Swamp Swag Creations; tarot and psychic readings; a costume contest (the categories are "favorite celebrity witch" and "zombies...but with sparkles"); and more fun for you and your coven.

78. 4th Annual Heather Tartan Ball and Silent Auction
Don the tartan of your Scottish clan and enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment, like pipe bands, highland dancing, and a silent auction. You can also fill up on Scottish meat pies and booze (Scotch, we presume?) from a no-host bar.

79. Cheasty Lantern Walk
Head out on a "community storytelling walk" on the Hazelnut Loop Trail, where you'll hear stories of the woods from the perspective its longtime residents, the trees. 

80. Diwali Family Festival
Take in live performances, craft your own lantern, and tour the Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India exhibition in honor of the Hindu fall festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. 

81. Full of Hope: An Evening to Benefit Forefront Suicide Prevention
In support of Forefront Suicide Prevention, this dinner is inspired by the late celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain's visits to Seattle restaurants.

82. Green Seattle Day
Kick off planting season by heading to one of 15 local parks to plant trees and native plants. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and snacks.

83. How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance
Maya Mam community leader José Gómez will talk about the challenges of protecting Native local land and waters from corporate- and state-led development projects.

84. Nisei Veterans Hall Tour
The Atlas Obscura Society will lead a tour of this moving exhibit that highlights the experiences of local Japanese Americans during World War II.

FESTIVALS

85. Hmong New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Hmong cultural traditions of China, Laos, and Thailand with a New Year celebration replete with a ball-tossing ritual, flower cloth sessions, live performances, and food.

86. Ratapalooza
Ballard will be crawling with rats—of the adorable pet variety—at this two-day expo. You'll likely spot breeds you've never seen before—many of which will probably be wearing cute little costumes—and you can ask the owners about care, food, bedding, and so on. You can also look into adopting a rodent of your own from local shelters. 

GEEK & GAMING

87. Seattle YouTube Day 2018
Northwest YouTubers across genres will gather to share their strategies with fans and/or people looking to start their own channel. There will also be a demo zone.

MUSIC

88. The Fresh Prince of Capitol Hill: A '90s HipHop Dance Party
Get inspired by Will Smith's outfits from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and head to Capitol Hill to dance freely to '90s hiphop all night long every first Saturday of the month.

89. Lëwd & Crüed, Maiden NW
Mötley Crüe tribute band Lëwd & Crüed will share the stage with Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden NW.

90. Room Circus Presents: 6th Annual Music of Laughter
This evening of musical acts benefitting Room Circus Medical Clowning at Seattle Children’s Hospital will feature performances from Uncle Bonsai, the Go Janes, Linda Severt, Sarah Liane Foster, and Alan Genatossio.

91. Seattle Folklore Society: Greg Ruby 6 Plays the Music of Oscar Aleman
Seattle-based guitarist and composer Greg Ruby specializes in jazz music from the first half of the 20th century. Tonight, he and his band will pay tribute to the music of Argentinian jazz guitarist Oscar Aleman.

92. Skagit Gobblefest 2018
Help raise money for Thanksgiving meals provided by Northwest Harvest, Helpline House, and NK Fishline by dancing to "unrehearsed" live sets from rockers like the Zoe Moreton Band, Rock Steady, Garage Heroes, and Jefferson Rowboat.

93. To Be a Tenor
What's it like to be a tenor in 2018? This show explores "a wide range of music that a working tenor sings" in current times, from classic musical theater numbers to operatic arias, and from Disney songs to popular music.

PERFORMANCE

94. Bacon Strip
The drag company Bacon Strip, helmed by Sylvia O'Stayformore and Mizz Honey Bucket, sets a gaggle of mischievous queens to shocking shenanigans every month. For this edition, they are pre-celebrating Thanksgiving by raising money for the Palace Theatre in the Conservatory, "Georgetown’s only openly gay owned, gay, drag, and everything else, theater bar." 

READINGS & TALKS

95. A Morning with Andrea Sanders, @BeZeroWasteGirl
Concerned about all the plastic in the ocean and the inevitable demise of our planet? Join environmental activist Andrea Sanders for a talk on how to live a low-waste lifestyle.

96. Nate Chinen: Playing Changes
Music critic Nate Chinen has written for the New York Times and currently works for NPR. His book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, is full of passion for and varied knowledge of the art form. 

97. Saturday University: Music of the Tang Dynasty
Harpist Tomoko Sugawara is determined to reconstruct the art of ancient kugo harp playing. She'll give a talk and perform alongside two other members of the musical ensemble The Eurasia Consort: August Denhard (flute) and Antonio Gomez (percussion).

98. Tera Hatfield, Jenny Kempson, and Natalie Ross
A new atlas of Seattle is born: Seattleness takes an unconventional look at our green and cloudy city, spotlighting everything "from UFO sightings to pinball legacies, gray skies to frontier psychology, strong women to strong coffee." The authors—artist/geographer Jenny Kempson, writer/designer Tera Hatfield, and landscape architect Natalie Ross—will introduce you to their work of creative history. 

SHOPPING

99. America's Largest Antique and Collectible Show
Find kitschy things, antique flatware, and more gems of the past at this biannual show.

100. Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
Shop for rare orchids and learn how to keep them alive for as long as possible from experts. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

101. Handmade Tile and Art Festival
Tile Northwest and its member tile artists have brought the art of tile-making to the public for the past 13 years. This annual festival aims to "raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest."

102. Jet City Comic Show
Tacoma's "old-school" comic book convention aims to provide families with an affordable Comic Con-esque event that focuses on regional artists. Expect cosplay contests, an artist alley, panels, and special guests, including kids' musician Caspar Babypants, pro wrestler Melina Perez, cartoonist Jen Vaughn, and others.

FOOD & DRINK

103. Snohomish BrewFest
Imbibe all kinds of brews from Northwest beer makers at this annual fall festival. 

PERFORMANCE

105. I Can See Russia From My House!
Thirty actors will each be tasked with acting out a Russian spy play in 30 seconds.

SHOPPING

106. Polish Bazaar
At this annual bazaar, learn about Polish culture and customs through food (like pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, and cabbage rolls) and live entertainment. Plus, shop for holiday gifts like Polish crystal and pottery wares.

107. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Whether you want to buy someone an early holiday gift or just eat Scandinavian treats, you'll find your fill of coffee, baked goods, aquavit, sweaters, and other Nordic delights at this bazaar.

108. United Indians Art Market
Discover clothing, jewelry, drums, and art from local Native makers, watch Native performances, and feast at a salmon bake.

SPORTS & RECREATION

109. Northwest Pole Championships
Witness the "world's largest" pro-am pole dancing competition as both amateur and pro dancers swivel and contort for big prizes.

SUNDAY

ART

110. Art Therapy Workshop with Wynne Greenwood
For this Group Therapy art workshop, Wynne Greenwood assigns mythic and pop-cartoon characters places in an internal conversation. Greenwood will lead participants through a series of "thinking," "feeling," and "making" prompts intended to help identify pieces of dominant culture that have been internalized, and then imagine conversations that might get those pieces back out.

111. Geek Girl Brunch Fashion Show
Eat brunch and enjoy a nerdy fashion show (and shop for pieces straight off the runway) with your fellow geeks.

112. Hate Baby Comix and Printsploitation
Before the madness of Short Run, stop by to pick up some prints, books, and artwork from Scott Miller, Printsploitation artists, and Hate Baby Comics creator Corinne Halbert.

COMMUNITY

113. Bunka no Hi
Celebrate Japanese and Japanese American cultures through performances, demonstrations, games, food, and other activities. 

FOOD & DRINK

114. Author Talk: Pie Squared by Cathy Barrow
A slab pie is basically a giant Pop-Tart: a rectangular pie filled with goodness and perfect for easily feeding a crowd. Author Cathy Barrow will discuss her new book Pie Squared, with over a dozen crust recipes ranging from cookie crusts to cheddar cheese crusts and sweet and savory filling ideas. Plus, guests can try some pie and get their copies of the book signed.

MUSIC

115. Bach + Pancakes
Join marimba player Erin Jorgensen as she performs a Bach suite, followed by a pancake breakfast.

116. Emerald City Beatbox Battle
Cheer on people with percussive lips and powerful larynges as they compete in the annual Emerald City Beatbox Battle.

117. Music of Remembrance: 20th Birthday Celebration Concert
Enjoy live opera, dance, choral, and chamber pieces from throughout Music of Remembrance's 20 years of concerts, with Spectrum Dance Theater and the Northwest Boychoir.

READINGS & TALKS

118. Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall: Vicinity/Memoryall
The two former owners of this poetry bookstore, Christine Deavel and J.W. (John) Marshall, will read from their new play Vicinity/Memoryall, about two people searching for a memorial to the victims of an violence in their city. There will also be a screening of Sarah Linkatoon's short film "Olive," which won the 2018 Emerging Visions Filmmaker Award.

119. Fly to the Assemblies: Voices from the South Seattle Emerald
At this Town Hall event, South Seattle Emerald founder Marcus Harrison Green will host a group of activists and journalists working to fight back against the current administration's continual acts of injustice. They'll challenge sociopolitical structures and talk about solutions for protecting the country's most marginalized communities.

120. 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.

121. Nathaniel Philbrick: In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
The National Book Award-winning historian, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, Second Wind, and other prestigious bestsellers, tackles the decisive Battle of Chesapeake, in which George Washington led American forces to victory without a single ship.

122. Saving the Orcas: Storytelling, Kids, and Science
Killer Whale Tales will educate you and your kiddos on Southern resident orca survival—the talk is aimed at fourth- and fifth-graders but is appropriate for all ages, including adults. 

123. WTF Art History Series: Color (Lecture)
In this talk, Suzanne Walker will explore how great artists throughout history—from Rothko to Van Gogh to Titian—thought about color in their work. The instructor adds: "There will be no purple. I hate purple."

SHOPPING

124. Danish Holiday Bazaar
Eat smørrebrød (dark rye bread that's buttered and smattered with various toppings) while you do some early shopping for holiday gifts sourced straight from Denmark.

125. November Macabre Market
Shop for gothy wares from a variety of vendors, including Bone China Designs, the poshness monster, Co-op of Creation, Swamp Swag Creations, Blessed Beads Jewelry, and many others.

WEED

126. The Cannabis Alliance Presents: The Gong Show
This comedy show inspired by That '70s Show invites stoned comics to show their most prized talents in front of a panel of judges. The winner earns a bong.