The eighth Short Run Comix and Arts Festival is bigger than ever. Pick up art books, zines, buttons, and little strips of beautiful screen-printed ephemera from more than 270 creators. Alex Stonehill

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival to a Diwali Family Festival, and from a Polish Bazaar and the United Indians Art Market to the Cave Canem Writers Showcase. For even more options, check out our Things To Do calendar.

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FRIDAY

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

1. El Centro de la Raza Día de los Muertos
This annual party will return with the theme "Long Live the Struggle, the Resistance, and Hope." Take in ofrendas (altars honoring loved ones who have died), folk dances, and much more.
(Beacon Hill, free)

2. Mezcaleria Oaxaca Muertos 2018 Fiesta
Head to the heated rooftop for patron specials and festive music from DJ Cesar Sanchez Djyambu. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

3. Miller Community Center Día de Muertos
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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

ELECTION

4. Election 2018 NewHolly Voting Party
Finish filling out your ballot with the help of non-partisan interpreters, then enjoy food, dancing, and family activities.
(Rainier Valley, free)

5. YES 50th Anniversary Celebration and Open House
Youth Eastside Services will celebrate 50 years of service to local youth and families with a raffle, live music, and refreshments.
(Bellevue, free)

GEEK & GAMING

6. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

MUSIC

7. 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 will join the Electric Circus to perform jazz covers.
(Columbia City, donation)

8. Crazy Eyes, Guests
Crazy Eyes give us what not enough Seattle bands offer: rock that’s as comfortable getting unhinged and coloring outside the lines of decorum as it is bedazzling you with melody. Their 2015 album Ring Ring Jingalong and Dark Heart Singalong is as reckless and fun-loving as that title suggests. Feedbacking guitars in odd tonalities and tunes that unleash streamers hither and yon recall early Mercury Rev, and the spasmodic dynamics and raucous vocals hint at Ty Segall at his loosest. Crazy Eyes are adding much-needed wild energy and attractively ramshackle songcraft to our music scene, which is often too polite for its own good. DAVE SEGAL
(University District, $8)

9. Sandi Fernandez & the Beacon Hill-Billies, Salmonberries, The Owl Heads
Join Sandi Fernandez & the Beacon Hill-Billies, Salmonberries, and the Owl Heads for a country-rock extravaganza.
(Columbia City, $8)

10. Trickbag Record Party
Dance to 45s in Linda Derschang's latest kitschy, cozy restaurant and bar.
(Belltown, free)

READINGS & TALKS

11. Cave Canem Writers Showcase
Seattle civic poet and one-woman literary powerhouse Anastacia-Reneé curates and headlines a group of fellows from Cave Canem, a literary organization founded in 1996 to support black poets all over the country by hosting workshops, fellowships, and readings. If you've been reading The Stranger like you should be, you already know you love Anastacia-Reneé and Quenton Baker. This is your chance to catch up with their work and also familiarize yourself with Amanda Johnston, Dante Micheaux, and L. Lamar Wilson, who are traveling into town from Texas, England, and North Carolina, respectively. RICH SMITH
(Capitol Hill, free)

12. Jabari Asim: We Can't Breathe
Jabari Asim will present a wide-ranging book of eight essays that "reclaim the narrative of Black history and culture in America, focusing on how Black bodies, Black words, and Black culture and society have been policed, punished, and stolen for hundreds of years." Topics include black fatherhood, black literature, and the resilience of black culture.
(Capitol Hill, free)

13. The Personal Genome: Sequencing, Understanding and Editing the Genome to Improve Human Health
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Use Research Program, will give a talk on his organization's effort to gather genome data from one million or more people in the United States in order to accelerate health and medical research.
(University District, free)

14. Rice Baker-Yeboah: Dropback
When gentrification forces a black college football player's family from their Venice Beach neighborhood, he's tasked with caring for his younger half-sister in Rice Baker-Yeboah's book Dropback. Join the author for a reading.
(Ravenna, free)

15. Sierra Nelson: The Lachrymose Report
Sierra Nelson's work combines the scientific with the lyrical in ways that inject wonder back into both disciplines. And it's looking like her new book, The Lachrymose Report, will be more of the same greatness. Nelson's book will be the first of hopefully many from brand-new Seattle press PoetryNW Editions. RICH SMITH
(Wallingford, free)

16. Stories Worth Choosing: A Story Concert
Writers, musicians, and artists (including novelist Stephanie Kallos, environmental activist and musician Kiran Oommen, trans singer-songwriter and "interspiritual minister" Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil, and dancer/choreographer Lindsay Williams) will share stories about making choices.
(University District, pay what you can)

VISUAL ART

17. Lynne Hobaica: I will help you live forever
Ceramicist Hobaica closes out her residency at Pottery Northwest with a solo exhibition.
(Seattle Center, free)
Opening Friday

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

18. 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.
(Central District, free)

19. Nightfall Orphanage - House Haunt
Think you can handle the ghosts that lurk in this haunted orphanage? If so, you will be rewarded with candy. 
(West Seattle, free)

VISUAL ART

20. Bruce Bickford: Poster Series and Clay Relics
Bruce Bickford is a master of the mercurial art of claymation; he's responsible for the morphing creatures in the Frank Zappa videos Baby Snakes and The Dub Room Special, as well as Zappa's The Amazing Mr. Bickford, which was a special showcase of his eccentric, autodidactic talents. Here you'll have the chance to see clay objects from Mr. Bickford and other films, as well as a new Zappa poster series. For lovers of charming yet perturbing outsider/DIY art, this is an essential stop.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Saturday

21. David W. Lynch: Guatemala
Vashon Island large-format photographer David W. Lynch shows images from Central America.
(Queen Anne, free)
Closing Saturday

22. Follow Me Through Four Levels, a Video Installation
Emily Tanner-McLean's video installation "inspired by the four levels of achieving consciousness" creates a "room within a room" using footage of an archetypal mountain and forest scene flickering in and out.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

23. Periphery: New Work by Molly Magai
Molly Magai examines factories, highways, and other manmade spaces that we generally see out of the corners of our eyes. Her blurred, dynamic style imitates glimpses from a moving vehicle.
(Georgetown, free)
Closing Saturday

24. Voyager: Steve Jensen
This funerary boat sculpture series began as a tribute to a deceased friend, a Norwegian fisherman and boat-builder. It continues as Jensen's way of coping with personal grief.
(Everett, free)
Closing Saturday

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

VISUAL ART

25. Adrienne Anderson-Smith, Forrest Goldade
Adrienne Anderson-Smith makes digital and sculptural art in "Let's Rock the World!" and Forrest Goldade favors impressionistic watercolors in "Northwest Impressions."
(Kirkland, free)
Closing Sunday

26. Daniel Ursache: Uncanny Figments
Daniel Ursache, a Romanian-born, Montreal-based artist who created the beautifully eerie poster art for the Romanian Film Festival Seattle, will show his stark, detailed, surreally charming pen and ink drawings all month.
(Seattle Center, free)
Opening Friday

27. Elizabeth Murray and Anne Waldman: Her Story
Elizabeth Murray and Anne Waldman's long collaboration produced a collection of drawings, prints, and poems reflecting on femininity, freedom, and interior and exterior life. Their symbiotic creation, consisting of 13 folded pages, will be on view, a testament to their friendship.
(University District, $10)
Closing Sunday

28. Lucas Vidaña: Portraits
This painter, public artist, curator, and glass muralist has been an advocate for people with disabilities and other marginalized artists. He paints soulful portraits with surreal or abstract colors and backgrounds. This time, he focuses on anonymous people in photographs.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

29. Peter Ferguson: Mock Robin
Peter Ferguson, a Roq la Rue regular, paints rich, imaginative, warmly hued pop surrealist works that evoke Northern Renaissance strangeness.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Opening Friday

SATURDAY

COMEDY

30. 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.
(Beacon Hill, free)

COMMUNITY

31. 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 of its longtime residents, the trees. 
(Columbia City, free)

32. 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.
(Various locations, free)

33. 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.
(West Seattle, free)

34. 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. 
(Ballard, $5)

35. Team Pramila Ballot Party
Fill out your ballot for the midterm elections with congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
(West Seattle, free)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

36. Día de los Muertos Festival
Commemorate loved ones who have died by bringing small momentos to add to a community altar (which you can retrieve later) to this family-friendly festival. There will also be a performance from the CeAtl Tonalli Aztec dancers, student performances, a silent auction, Mexican folk dancing, raffles, food, and more.
(Phinney, free)

37. Día de Todos los Santos Concert ft. Mozart's Requiem
The Ballard Civic Orchestra and the Singing in the Rain Family Choir will perform a special concert for Dia de todos los Santos, (All Saint's Day), featuring Mozart's Requiem and additional Mexican orchestral music. Guests are welcome to bring a photo or memento of a departed loved one to add to a community altar.
(Downtown, free)

DIWALI

38. Bellevue Collection Diwali
Head to the Bellevue mall to take in performances from the Urvasi Dance Ensemble, participate in a Bollywood fitness class, see a collection of colorful sarees in a fashion show, and more in celebration of Diwali.
(Bellevue, free)

39. Diwali Celebration & Author Reading
Just in time for Diwali, local author Gowri Nat will read from her latest children's book, Leela's Diwali Celebration, and join families for crafts and treats.
(Mill Creek, free)

40. 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. 
(Downtown, free)

FESTIVALS

41. 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.
(Seattle Center, free)

MUSIC

42. Chris Cheveyo, Nick Merz, YDC
Frontman for Draemhouse and ex-Rose Windows bandleader Chris Cheveyo will headline with his backing band, as well as support from Nick Merz and YDC.
(Ballard, $10)

43. Electropika - Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Get down to cumbia, tropical bass, baile funk, and dembow beats from Seattle's Jorge Bex and Biaco Chaves and KEXP's DJ Chilly at this Día de los Muertos dance party.
(Downtown, free)

44. The Fairies (Pixies tribute), Blackheart Honeymoon, Coley Mixan
Rock out to your favorite Pixies songs as interpreted by tribute band the Fairies. They'll be joined by local folk-rock quintet Blackheart Honeymoon and multi-instrumentalists Coley Mixan. 
(University District, $10)

45. The Famished, Midnight Track, Snow White, Aint Got Time To Bleed
Thrash to "beachy metal party punk" with the Famished, San Diego punks from Midnight Track, local punks Snow White and the Baby Eaters, and Tacoma shredders Ain't Got Time to Bleed.
(University District, $7)

46. Brainard (Acoustic)
Enjoy an acoustic evening with Missouri indie garage rocker Mark Brainard.
(Capitol Hill, free)

47. MKB Ultra, Bear Axe, Guests
Enjoy psych-infused bluesy rock with veteran Seattle singer-songwriter Mia Katherine Boyle and friends as MKB Ultra, including iconic rock producer and guitarist Jack Endino, vocalist and tambourine player Lisa Mansfield, drummer Patrick Lennon, and 5-Track on bass.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

48. Nick Weaver, New Track City
Up-and-coming alt MC and producer Nick Weaver braids influences from the Pacific Northwest underground hiphop scene, as well as base personal themes like anxiety and desire, throughout his work. He'll be joined by upbeat hiphop trio New Track City.
(Columbia City, $10)

49. Rest As Mutes, The Revolving Bullets, DedElectric, Hourglasses
Rowdy rock boys Rest As Mutes will play a brand new song ("Plague") after opening sets from fellow local rockers the Revolving Bullets and Hourglass.
(Greenwood, $10)

50. Tellers, Maltby, Kevin Murphy
Tellers, an intricate indie rock group out of Everett, have fleshed out their lineup from singer-songwriter Sarah Feinberg to a full five-piece in order to further develop their driving rhythm base and melodic structure centered on Feinberg's introspective lyricism. Tellers will be joined by Maltby and Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies.
(Ballard, $10)

51. Wig Out at the Clock-Out '60s Soul & R&B Dance Party
DJ Kurt Bloch will provide tuneage for both R&B and garage rock lovers at this dance party. Practice your moves for the midnight dance contest. 
(Beacon Hill, free)

PERFORMANCE

52. Botnik Live!
Botnik Studios writers and engineers—who have created a predictive text Harry Potter chapter and a computer-generated Coachella poster, among other things—will host a night of readings, sketches, songs, and interactive experiments.
(Capitol Hill, $7)

READINGS & TALKS

53. Jack Straw Writers Group Reading
This year's Jack Straw Writers Program Curator Daemond Arrindell will host a reading with resident writers Daniel Atkinson, Danielle Bero, Kamari Bright, Jalayna Carter, Meredith Clark, Bryan Edenfield, Corbin Louis, Sarah Maria Medina, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Juan Carlos Reyes, Dujie Tahat, and Rachel Trignano.
(Downtown, free)

54. MoonPath Press Reading
Poets Carol Levin, Lorraine Ferra, Risa Denenberg, Alice Derry, Raul Sanchez, Rena Priest, Connie K Walle, Ronda Piszk Broatch, and Chris Jarmick will gather for a reading.
(Wallingford, free)

55. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

56. Short Run Comix and Arts Festival
Short Run is eight years old this year and, once again, it’s bigger than ever. You’re going. You’re bringing at LEAST $50 cash. You’re picking up new art books, zines, buttons, and little strips of beautiful screen-printed ephemera from more than 270 internationally/nationally/locally-renowned comics creators. Look for Jason Lutes, who’s debuting his gorgeous, sweeping, incredibly drawn book Berlin—which is about the rise of fascism and socialism in Germany before WWII. You also don’t want to miss Mimi Pond (Over Easy), Olivier Schrauwen (Arsene Schrauwen), Anna Haifisch (The Artist), Whit Taylor (The Anthropologists, Ghost), Carol Tyler (Late Bloomer), France’s Antoine Maillard, and Rina Ayuyang (Blame This on the Boogie, a Drawn & Quarterly–published book debuting at Short Run). Local stars like Spicy Metal, Cold Cube Press, and Colleen Louise Barry will also be peddling their wares. Okay, maybe bring $75. RICH SMITH
(Seattle Center, free)

57. 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. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

58. Writing Silence
Award-winning author Nancy Rawles (Love Like Gumbo, Crawfish Dreams, My Jim) will host a workshop on depicting silence in your stories.
(Ballard, free)

SHOPPING

59. 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.
(Ballard, $8)

VISUAL ART

60. The Harvest
Following their summer 2018 exhibition Veils, Seattle artist Sequoia Day O'Conchnell has curated The Harvest: an exploration of how systems of power "restrict evolution, silence survivors and marginalized voices, and continue erase cultural and spiritual practices in favor of power and control" through the lens of fall. See small works by Ko Kirk Yamahira, Markel Uriu, Taylor Hanigosky, and Charlie Crowell, along with offerings from BBMagda and Emma Kates-Shaw, and performances by TUSK and Alex Mari.
(Capitol Hill, free)

61. Kim Van Someren: Into Its Own Echo
Kim Van Someren’s earth-toned collages evoke clumsy brick or wood architecture on the verge of collapse, or defying gravity to remain in improbable stasis. Van Someren, who is a printmaking instructor at the University of Washington, uses abstraction to create impressions of heaviness, misshapenness, even comical maladroitness, but her process is almost painfully meticulous. She uses prints on Japanese paper that she then cuts and reassembles into these weird forms. Though the shapes themselves may be awkward, they’re born out of discipline and delicacy combined with formal experimentation. JOULE ZELMAN
(Georgetown, free)
Closing reception Saturday

62. Level It Fundraiser Party
Boost Level It: Women's Art Handlers Network at this music- and drink-filled party.
(South Park, $10)

63. Roldy Aguero Ablao
Mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao will create artworks inspired by themes of home, Indigenous identity, and environmental justice.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

64. Treats! Art Show
There are no actual edible treats expected at this event, but they do promise lots of fun paintings, sculptures, dances, and other art across mediums.
(Capitol Hill, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

DIWALI

65. Diwali - Festival of Lights
Celebrate the autumn Hindu festival of light in Sammamish with a variety of cultural activities. 
(Sammamish, free)

FESTIVALS

66. 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."
(Mount Baker, free)

SHOPPING

67. Evergreen Chrysanthemum Society Show
See beautiful, inviting Chrysanthemum flowers at the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Society's annual fall show.
(Capitol Hill, $4)

68. 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. 
(Crown Hill, free)

69. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

70. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Whether you want to buy someone an early holiday gift or just eat Scandinavian treats, you'll coffee, baked goods, aquavit, sweaters, and other Nordic delights at this bazaar.
(Queen Anne, $1 suggested donation)

71. United Indians Art Market
Discover clothing, jewelry, drums, and art from local Native makers, watch Native performances, and feast at a salmon bake.
(Magnolia, free)

VISUAL ART

72. Robert Hardgrave and Jeremy Eaton: hARDGRAVeATON
“It’s more like challenging each other to work off what’s in evidence,” Jeremy Eaton said when I asked if his process with Robert Hardgrave was like that of the Dadaist exquisite corpse game. Their growing rapport as friends and respect for each other as art collaborators can be seen in the works on paper they’ve co-created over the past four years. Eaton’s background as a comic illustrator brings narrative into Hardgrave’s Xerox transfers and bold mark making. There is a tentativeness in their early pieces, while recent works show their two styles fully enmeshed. It doesn’t hurt that they’re neighbors, too. KATIE KURTZ
(Georgetown, free)
Opening Saturday

73. Short Run Marathon Exhibition
Prolong the excitement of the year's biggest indie comics event in Seattle, Short Run, with this exhibition of festival guests Mimi Pond, Carol Tyler, Anna Haifisch, Olivier Schwauren, Antoine Maillard, Rina Ayuyang, Ali Fitzgerald, Eroyn Franklin, and November Garcia.
(Georgetown, free)
Opening Friday

SUNDAY

COMEDY

74. Improvised Chekhov
Once again evincing impressive ambition, this improv company will act out scenes based on your suggestions and classic Russian plays like Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, or The Three Sisters. Since the drama of Anton Chekhov relies on deep character development, complex social mores, and lingering melancholy, these performances—if successful—will truly be coups de thèâtre.
(Downtown, $10)

COMMUNITY

75. Bunka no Hi
Celebrate Japanese and Japanese American cultures through performances, demonstrations, games, food, and other activities. 
(Chinatown-International District, free)

FOOD & DRINK

76. 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.
(Fremont, free)

MUSIC

77. #PGLFAS with Wes Sp8, Champagne Honeybee, and Andy Ayers
Space-folk artist Patrick Galactic and his Lo-Fi All-Stars will headline this show with support from Nashville rockers Wes Sp8 and Andy Ayers of Black Giraffe. 
(Fremont, $6/$8)

78. Bach + Pancakes
Join marimba player Erin Jorgensen as she performs a Bach suite, followed by a pancake breakfast.
(Seattle Center, $10)

79. BELVA, Quiet, Power Strip, Sweet Creature
Slide through an evening of haunting bedroom rock from local artists Belva, Quiet, Power Strip, and Sweet Creature.
(Ballard, $8)

80. Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica
Gamelan Pacifica will be joined by Cornish professor Jarrad Powell in this concert featuring Javanese music.
(Capitol Hill, free)

81. Emerald City Beatbox Battle
Cheer on people with percussive lips and powerful larynges as they compete in the annual Emerald City Beatbox Battle.
(West Seattle, $5)

82. Gaelic Songs of the Sea
Learn Gaelic seafaring songs from singer-songwriter Fae Wiedenhoeft and Geoffrey Sammons.
(Phinney, free)

83. Goodtime Hustle, Love Lena, This Blinding Light
Space out to an eclectic lineup of psychedelic bands, including Seattle funky folk rockers Goodtime Hustle, acoustic Hawaiian folk artist Love Lena, and Seattle's This Blinding Light.
(Ballard, $8)

84. Sick City Vultures/Paradise
"Turn back the clock with rock" at this Daylight Savings Time party with local rockers Paradise and Sick City Vultures. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

READINGS & TALKS

85. 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.
(Columbia City, $5)

86. 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.
(Downtown, free)

87. Mimi Pond and Rina Ayuyang in Conversation
In partnership with Short Run, local artist and animator (and Stranger favorite) Clyde Petersen and cartoonists Mimi Pond and Rina Ayuyang will discuss such topics as musicals, classic movies, and celebrity autographs. Oh, and all their recent graphic novels.
(Downtown, free)

88. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

89. Piloting A Category 5 Hurricane: Getting Through Tough Times
Seattle poet and playwright Anne Teplick will host this reading with the teen writers who participated in her October poetry workshops.
(West Seattle, free)

90. Renata Lubinsky: Around Seattle in 80 Dates
Author and stand-up comic Renata M. Lubinsky writes about her post-divorce romantic misadventures on online dating sites after 32 years as a married woman in Around Seattle in 80 Dates, which she'll read from and sign copies of tonight.
(University District, free)

91. 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. 
(Phinney, free)

92. Writing Emotion in Fiction
Former Hugo House Writer in Residence Karen Finneyfrock—a forceful and funny poet and novelist—will help you write emotion into your fiction.
(Central District, free)

SHOPPING

93. 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.
(North Seattle, free admission)

94. Fall Fabric Sale!
Planning some holiday craft projects? Pick up all your fabrics at this pop-up sale. Fabric bolts will be 50 percent off and wall covering bolts will be 20 percent off.
(Greenwood, $5 suggested donation)

95. 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.
(Capitol Hill, $1)

VISUAL ART

96. 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.
(First Hill, free)

97. Hate Baby Comix and Printsploitation
After 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.
(Ballard, free)