Don't miss Saturday's free grand opening party for ARTS at King Street Station, a new arts and culture space dedicated to displaying work by and creating opportunities for artists of color. The opening exhibit is yəhaw̓. Priya Frank

Panicking because you don’t know what to do this 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 Holi celebrations in Redmond and Bellevue to the Center for Wooden Boats’ Wagner Education Center Grand Opening, and from the Seattle Gaels Field Day to Seattle's French Fest. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar, our list of cheap & easy things to do in Seattle all year long, and our roundup of exclusive flash deals on upcoming events.

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    FRIDAY

    COMEDY

  1. Double Feature: Fur Baby & Mixer Upper
    Have you ever wondered what your pet would be like if it were a human? For example, maybe your Goldendoodle is a "preteen gymnast with Olympic sized dreams." The improv performers of Fur Baby will riff on your relationship with your non-human companion. After that, Mixer Upper will take the stage with their "designing and remodeling" improv. 
    (Fremont, $10)

    COMMUNITY

  2. A Hooping Purim Party!
    Hear a Megillah reading, see a twirly performance by HoopSmiles, shape your own hamentaschen, and fill up your plate at a buffet to celebrate Purim.
    (Kirkland, free)

  3. Muslim Voices 2020: A Community Conversation
    Join a conversation about issues facing the Muslim community in Seattle and beyond with CAIR-WA Executive Director Masih Fouladi and State Representatives from the 48th District.
    (Fremont, free)

    MUSIC

  4. Cornish Music Department Presents "Two Scores": A Roger Nelson Retirement Concert
    Cornish professor Roger Nelson is retiring after 40 years of teaching, so a group of past and present Cornish faculty will join together with an alumni choir in a celebratory show of Two Scores, which will honor his work and art.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  5. Fell From The Ship, Guests
    Energetic Spokane rockers Fell From the Ship will roll through town on their Slacktide Mini Tour with support from local indie rockers SOVA, Tin Foil Top Hat, and Deschamp.
    (Belltown, $10)

  6. Glenn Cannon, Garrett Whitney & the Outlaw Gruntry Band, Double Cross Committee
    Get loud and rowdy with Burien country rockers Garrett Whitney and the Outlaw Gruntry Band, plus more country rock from Glenn Cannon and Double Cross Committee.
    (West Seattle, $8)

  7. Jim O'Halloran Trio with Farko Dosumov and Royce C. Shorter, Jr.
    Andreya Shorter will tap dance while the Jim O'Halloran Trio plays music with fellow local jazz mainstays Farko Dosumov, Royce C. Shorter, and Jr. Trio.
    (Columbia City, free)

  8. Johnny 7 & The Black Crabs
    Join hillbilly swing band Johnny 7 & the Black Crabs for some unique honky-tonk and rockabilly. 
    (Downtown, free)

  9. New Candys, Steal Shit Do Drugs, [b r a c k e t s]
    New Candys will travel all the way from Venice on their 2019 US Tour. Enjoy their brooding-yet-melodious rock and crafty visuals after opening sets from local punks Steal Shit Do Drugs—who Jasmyne Keimig has called "a great fucking band"—and local indie rockers [b r a c k e t s].
    (Pioneer Square, $8)

  10. Pam's Jam
    Make the most of your jumpy springtime energy by dancing to soca, calypso, reggae, and Afrobeats until the wee hours. You can stay fueled with rum punch and "hot delicious doubles." 
    (Wallingford, $10)

  11. Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders, Girl Trouble, The Lovesores
    Pat Todd—the former lead singer of '80s-era Los Angeles punks the Lazy Cowgirls—will come to town with his current band, Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders, with support from Tacoma's Girl Trouble and the Lovesores.
    (Georgetown, $10)

  12. Perfect Buzz, Sir Coyler & the Asthmatics, Machine Animal
    Join Perfect Buzz for a night of garage-y psych rock and power pop with "fast and sloppy" rockers Sir Coyler & the Asthmatics and Bellingham's Machine Animal.
    (Tukwila, $7)

  13. Prom Date Mixtape - Stripped!
    Are you in the New Wave camp, the Britpop camp, or both? Find out at this Prom Date Mixtape dance party with DJs Patrick and Daniel. This special "stripped" edition will offer unique versions of your favorite songs.
    (Fremont, free)

  14. Snuff Redux, Spesh, Chris Cheveyo
    Seattle lo-fi garage-rock four-piece Snuff Redux are the kind of band that sings about Lou Reed. On the song “French Press,” off their most recent outing, Denim American, lead singer Skyler Ford recounts sitting on a bench with the aforementioned coffee brewing device on the day Lou Reed died, wishing that he was Paris again, thinking about love, etc. Snuff Redux will be joined by the fun, dancey Spesh and the dreamy Chris Cheveyo. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Beacon Hill, $10)

  15. Tourist Activities, Guests
    Tourist Activities make "Seattle indie rock & sandwich pop." They'll be playing tracks off their new EP at this release show.
    (Eastlake, $8)

  16. W Music Spotlight: Whitney Mongé
    Local alternative soul artist—and former Seattle busker—Whitney Mongé will fill your eardrums with a voice that Stranger contributor Andrew Hamlin has called "understated but emphatic."
    (Downtown, free)

  17. Water Felon, Swinson & the Expedition, Casual Cubs, Fawkes and Hownd
    Seattle five-piece Water Felon run the gamut of jazz, funk, folk, and soul. They'll share a bill with Swinson & the Expedition, Casual Cubs, and Fawkes and Hownd.
    (Greenwood, $8)

    PERFORMANCE

  18. Talent Show Extravaganza !!! Toya B, Artemis, Tattoo Raffle!
    Celebrate spring by witnessing everything from poetry to live music to dance performances from talented locals, entering tattoo and art raffles, and dancing to tunes by DJs Toya B and Artemis.
    (University District, donation)

  19. Trivia Puppet Company Presents: Cominciamo
    Catch up with the puppet theater company's latest developments.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

    READINGS & TALKS

  20. Andy Lee Roth: Censored 2019
    Andy Lee Roth's Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion highlights important news stories covered by independent journalists (but ignored by mainstream news sources) from 2017 to 2018. Join the author for a reading.
    (University District, free)

  21. Debra Gwartney: I Am a Stranger Here Myself
    Gwartney's memoir/historical chronicle recounts her research on a missionary named Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first white woman to cross the Rockies, who died in 1847 in Eastern Washington during an attack by Cayuse Indians. Gwartney's examination of gender, identity, history, and her own family won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  22. The Intimacy of Distance: Matthew Zapruder and Catherine Barnett
    Writer and poetry editor Matthew Zapruder (Wave Books, a Stranger Genius nominee) and poet Catherine Barnett (Human Hours) will converse about their years of correspondence and literary experimentation.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  23. S. Brook Corfman and Malcolm Friend
    S. Brook Corfman—the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, which was chosen for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize—will read alongside Malcolm Friend.
    (Wallingford, free)

  24. Vanessa McGrady: Rock Needs River
    When a woman finds out her adopted daughter's biological parents have become homeless, she invites them to live with her. Hear Vanessa McGrady read from her memoir Rock Needs River live.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  25. Visiting Artist Lecture: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas
    Mexican American artist Rodrigo Lara Zendejas, whose accolades include the first prize in sculpture at the 2010 National Award for Visual Arts in Mexico, will come to Seattle to talk about his work.
    (Belltown, free)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  26. Colorbomb Birthday Bash
    Get covered in colorful powder, taste exclusive cocktails, and play ping pong to celebrate SPiN's first year in Seattle.
    (Downtown, free)

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    VISUAL ART

  27. Cameron Anne Mason: Field
    Seattle artist Mason's heavily textured, dyed textile/print sculpture mimics natural Pacific Northwest landscapes. Mason is a member of Dusty Nation, a collective that creates interactive pieces at Burning Man.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  28. Taiji Miyasaka: Circum•ambience
    When you enter MadArt, you unwittingly enter a planetary system. MadArt is currently occupied by three spheres of vastly different sizes that all seem to be frozen in mid-orbit around each other. It's easy for you, a puny human, to get sucked into each orb's gravitational pull. And you should give in. All three spheres were created by Taiji Miyasaka, an architecture professor at Washington State University's School of Design + Construction, as part of his show at MadArt, Circum·ambience. Miyasaka, who emphasized to me that he's not an artist but an architect, is most interested in the complexity of how light moves—exists—in a space. As I slipped off my shoes and ungracefully climbed into the small square opening of the larger sphere Earthen Light, I felt like I was being reverse-birthed back into my mother's womb. Everyone inside sat with their butts on the edge of the circle, backs leaning on the plaster walls, legs crisscrossed underneath them. Someone let out a soft coo—to test the acoustics of the space—and it boomeranged back to them. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (South Lake Union, free)
    Closing Saturday

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    VISUAL ART

  29. Exploring 'THAT!'
    Julie Devine, Suzanne Brooker, and Jeane Myer paint the links "between the subconscious, conscious, and material realms," whether through landscapes, abstracts, or figuration.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Sunday

  30. Lee Davignon: Pedestrian
    Textile artist Lee Davignon's installation Pedestrian uses upcycled plastics, fabrics, hardware, and other materials to explore the intersection of craft and construction in Seattle.
    (Belltown, free)
    Closing Sunday

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  31. NW Peaks Comedy Night
    Comics you've seen at Bumbershoot, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and Emerald City Comic Con will come together for a night of locally sourced laughs.
    (Hillman City, $10)

    COMMUNITY

  32. Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting Celebration
    The Liberty Bank Building, the first African American-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest, is home to a network of nonprofits that serve the African American community in the Central District—a feat of resilience in an area continually facing racist disinvestment and redlining. Celebrate the opening of its new building, which provides 115 new affordable homes and affordable retail space for three local minority-owned businesses. There will be live music, performances, food, and tours of the space.
    (Central District, free)

  33. Mastering The Hustle: Creating Safer Spaces III
    Join a panel of local music experts—Reel Grrls Executive Director Nancy Chang, Bait Shop co-owner Jonah Bergman, and The Stranger's own Music Calendar Editor Kim Selling—for a conversation on how those with privilege can help create safer and more inclusive music and art spaces.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  34. Moonlight Tattoo Grand Opening Party
    Stop by the new tattoo parlor to get inspired for your next piece of body art, then head across the street to Latona Pub for drinks and merriment.
    (Green Lake, free)

  35. Princess Angeline Spring Tea
    Every spring, the Duwamish Tribe hosts a high tea ceremony to honor Chief Seattle's daughter, Kikisoblu. Join them for an afternoon of finger sandwiches, tasty desserts, and English tea.
    (West Seattle, $10 suggested donation)

  36. Teen Action Fair
    Garner some hope for the future by meeting 30 teens and youth-focused organizations working to make a difference in Seattle and around the world through volunteering, art, and social justice.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  37. Trees for Seattle: 85th & Meridian Work Party
    Help clean up a forgotten neighborhood greenspace by removing invasive weeds. 
    (Wallingford, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  38. The Hideout's 14th Anniversary Party
    The dimly lit Capitol Hill bar is lucky enough to share a birthday with legendary singer Chaka Khan, which means they'll celebrate 14 years around the sun with an '80s dance party.
    (First Hill, free)

  39. Populuxe Retro Game Show Night
    Local queen Betty Wetter will host a night of retro game show-style fun in celebration of Populuxe Brewing's sixth anniversary. 
    (Ballard, free)

    GEEK

  40. Hellboy Day 2019
    On the 25th anniversary of Hellboy—Mike Mignola's comic book mini-series about the life and times of a paranormal investigator—and in celebration of the soon-to-be-released film, take advantage of deals on a special reprint of the series's first release, Seed of Destruction, plus buttons, posters, and more.
    (Wallingford, free)

    HOLI

  41. HOLI - Festival of Colors
    Enjoy music, food, and eruptions of gulal at this Bellevue Holi celebration in Crossroads Park.
    (Bellevue, $10)

  42. Holi: Festival of Colors
    This major celebration of India's festival of colors in Marymoor Park will feature live music from DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid, live dancing by BollyPop, food, and a chance to cover yourself in gulal.
    (Redmond, free)

    MUSIC

  43. Cozmotion
    Join local quartet Cozmotion for a night of jazz. They promise a blend of swing, Bossa Nova, and funk.
    (Downtown, free)

  44. Da Are You MADD Yet Tour
    Bay Area hiphop label Da Maddhouze will host this dance party in Seattle with Raw B, Scorpion, DEZZ, and other special guests like Seven Da Pantha and Lyric Divine.
    (Capitol Hill, $5)

  45. Disco Purim Party
    Wear your finest bellbottoms and silks for a post-Purim disco roller-rink party. The beer will be free.
    (White Center, $10)

  46. Haute Sauce: TWRK
    New York-based electronic music duo Benzi and Esentrik will supply their party grooves in Seattle.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  47. Head Band, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Bad Blood
    Local psych-rock foursome Head Band will share a bill with Nashville's Teddy and the Rough Riders and '70s-inspired hard rockers Bad Blood. 
    (Beacon Hill, $10)

  48. Kline’s 57, Caspian Coberly
    High-energy rockers Kline’s 57 will make their Cafe Racer debut with support from local singer-songwriter Caspian Coberly. 
    (University District, free)

  49. Lady Krishna’s Cosmic Panties, Garden Chat, Ghost Power!!!, Dead Obvious
    Enjoy sets from Lady Krishna's Cosmic Panties (featuring Lelah of Tacocat and Tess of Bad Saint), "gospel-punk" band Garden Chat, experimental punks Ghost Power!!!, and groove-punk duo Dead Obvious.
    (West Seattle, $8)

  50. Loose Wing, Black Nite Crash, Aaron Starkey
    Local band Loose Wing describe their sound as "a swirling blend of psychedelic Americana and old-school college rock." They'll celebrate their new album with a night out with psych-gaze band Black Nite Crash and Aaron Starkley.
    (University District, $10)

  51. Operation Timebomb, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, Good Riddance
    The members of Seattle's short-lived Operation Ivy tribute band Risen from the Ashes are now called Operation Timebomb. They'll be joined by Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (the pop-punk cover band, not the video game), and Santa Cruz punks Good Riddance.
    (Greenwood, $8)

  52. Phantom Fears, Fever 103
    Jam the heck out to your favorite Rush and Foreigner songs as performed by tribute bands Phantom Fears and Fever 103. 
    (Downtown, $10)

  53. Phoenix Rising
    A lineup of up-and-coming DJs will mix their trance-fueled creations. 
    (Sodo, $5)

  54. Proofs, The Tuners, Itemfinder, The Flowers
    Local math rock and "fudgecore" group Proofs will play a live set out in Eastlake with support from fellow rockers the Tuners, Itemfinder, and the Flowers.
    (Eastlake, $5/$8)

  55. Reality Check, Jaguar Paw, Love And Fury, Alright By Midnight
    Local rock groups Reality Check, Jaguar Paw, Love And Fury, and Alright By Midnight will donate all proceeds from this show to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
    (Shoreline, $10)

  56. Spellbound: Ides O' March
    At this "gothic toga party with a murderous twist," dance to a mix of old-school goth and industrial punk spun by DJ voodoo.  
    (Downtown, free)

  57. Xander Corbett: Album Release Party
    Alt singer-songwriter Xander Corbett will celebrate his new album Stitches on a Broken Heart with a night of live tunes.
    (Belltown, $10)

    READINGS & TALKS

  58. Ali Rosa-Salas
    On the Boards' new lecture series invites curators from around the world to come to Seattle to share their research. This installment welcomes Ali Rosa-Salas, the Director of Programming at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, who has produced visual art exhibitions, performances, and public programs with AFROPUNK, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Knockdown Center, MoCADA, and others.
    (Queen Anne, $10)

  59. Catherine Bresner, Sarah A. Chavez, Heather June Gibbons
    Hear work by Catherine Bresner, author of The Merriam Webster Series and Everyday Eros; Sarah A. Chavez, who wrote Hands That Break & Scar and All Day, Talking; and Heather June Gibbons, who created Her Mouth as Souvenir, Sore Songs, and Flyover.
    (Wallingford, free)

  60. Dana Grigorcea with Alta L. Price
    Swiss Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea and her translator Alta L. Price will come to Seattle for a reading of the newly released English language edition of Grigorcea's novel An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence, which follows a woman who returns home to Bucharest during the Ceausescu regime.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  61. Ed Sobey: The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging: Animals, Ships, and Weather at Sea
    Learn how to be a good observer on your next ocean voyage from Ed Sobey, author of The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  62. Poetry Brunch
    Hear from some interesting poets—Stranger favorite Sarah Galvin and Vinnie Sarrocco, Meredith Clark, Vi Tranchemontagne, Sonya Vatomsky, and Alexis Lopez—while you linger over a special brunch menu.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  63. Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred
    Local historian Paul Dorpat and photographer Jean Sherrard will share their book Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred, which features local photo-history columns from throughout their careers.
    (Columbia City, free)

    SHOPPING

  64. Kino Artist Alley
    Shop goods by local artists at this seasonal market. 
    (Chinatown-International District, free)

  65. La Macón by Shari Noble
    Meet designer Shari Noble, who makes bags, berets, and dresses out of vintage cloth.
    (Greenwood, free)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  66. Adult Rowing Open House
    Whether you've never been in a rowboat or you want to revisit your past crew days, here's your chance to row for free around South Lake Union with a coach.
    (Eastlake, free)

  67. Fly Fishing Fair
    Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts while you watch fly-fishing demos and shop for goods from the Emerald Water Anglers, shop for fish-themed art by Casey Underwood, and snag free giveaways.
    (Sodo, free)

  68. Seattle Gaels Field Day
    Try your hand at Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie—ancient Irish contact sports—at this free field day.
    (North Seattle, free)

    VISUAL ART

  69. Boyhood Society X The Love Project
    This art installation and runway show presented by Boyhood Society and the Love Project features designs by local artists Arcadya, Jan, and Boyvillain, and is all about inclusivity and self-love.
    (Georgetown, donation)

  70. Grand Opening: ARTS at King Street Station
    Celebrate the opening of ARTS at King Street Station, a new arts and culture space dedicated to displaying work by and creating opportunities for artists of color. The opening exhibit is yəhaw̓, curated by Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation), and Satpreet Kahlon and featuring 200 pieces by indigenous artists working in all sorts of media.
    (Chinatown-International District, free)

  71. Mike McCready and Kate Neckel: Sway
    Mike McCready of Pearl Jam joins energetic abstract artist Kate Neckel for a multimedia exhibition featuring music, collage, painting, and more.
    (South Lake Union, free)

  72. Muñecones: Paintings inspired by memories of Cuban Carnaval
    Juan Alonso shows art about Carnaval, based on his memories of Cuba.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  73. Ulrich Pakker's Studio Leaves Seattle Potluck
    Sculptor Ulrich Pakker is preparing to leave his 100-year-old Seattle studio after 28 years. Join him for a potluck (BYOB) and a concert by Glass Beaches featuring Nick Gendreau.
    (Sodo, free)

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  74. Mexika New Year
    Ceatl Tonalli's Aztec dancers will perform at this celebration of indigenous culture, which also includes food and art.
    (Magnolia, free)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  75. Seattle Mariners FanFest
    Hang out with the Seattle Mariners and wish them luck on their upcoming season upon their return from Tokyo, where they played the Oakland Athletics in the Opening Series. You can get your favorite players' autographs, sit in on a Q&A with the team, play catch in the outfield, and explore interactive exhibits.
    (Sodo, $10)

  76. Wagner Education Center Grand Opening
    The Center for Wooden Boats, a haven for paddling enthusiasts of all ages, will celebrate their new facility, the Wagner Education Center, with a grand-opening party in South Lake Union. Your kids can decorate their own toy boats or paddles while you can learn all about traditional boat building. Then, go on a scavenger hunt (all ages welcome) to collect stamps for the chance to win a prize; ride on all sorts of boats; tour a collection of classic wooden yachts; or watch the carving of a traditional Native American canoe.
    (South Lake Union, free)

    SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  77. Never Here: Exxon Valdez 30 Years Later
    Unseaworthy barges and many other means of oil transport harmful to local coasts and the Indigenous communities that surround them. At this event, find out about ocean protection initiatives with the Heilstuk Nation.
    (Ballard, free)

    FESTIVALS

  78. Seattle’s French Fest
    France isn't the only country that speaks French—this festival celebrates the cultures of the places around the world where the language is spoken, from Senegal to Belgium to Canada (and yes, Paris). Expect food, live music, kids' activities, a graffiti-themed art contest, and more. 
    (Seattle Center, free)

    FILM

  79. Paris Blues
    Dress in your best French-themed clothes ("No Sneakers Allowed. Special Give Away for Best Dressed!") for this brunch and screening of the 1961 movie Paris Blues, about black American expats who've moved to France to avoid the racism back home. It's an amazing cast: Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, and Louis Armstrong. Brought to you by Purple Reels Pop-up Cinema.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    MUSIC

  80. Black Doubt, Werthless, Better Daze, Doc Rotten, Teen Cat
    Let loose with Black Doubt's "killer rock sounds with beer-like overtones," plus sets from fellow rockers Werthless, Better Daze, Doc Rotten, and Teen Cat. 
    (Tukwila, $7)

  81. Crunk Witch, Shubzilla & Bill Beats, Dead Obvious, Death Star
    Electro-pop duo Crunk Witch will come to town with support from Shubzilla & Bill Beats, Dead Obvious, and Death Star. 
    (Pioneer Square, $8)

  82. Driftwood, Guests
    Upstate New York rockers Driftwood will come to town with their blend of folk, "old-time," country, punk, and rock.
    (Ballard)

  83. JazzED: Louis Armstrong and Nina Simone Choir
    Students of the JazzED program will play genre standards by two greats: Louis Armstrong and Nina Simone.
    (Columbia City, free)

  84. Jed Crisologo & the Sun Killers, The Searchers, Mealfrog
    Singer-songwriter Jed Crisologo brings Americana, punk, jazz, and soul influences to the stage. 
    (Belltown, $8)

  85. The Regrets, Blurred Out, Hi Crime
    Seattle's the Regrets will jangle their '60s-inspired pop and garage rock in Fremont with support from Blurred Out and Hi Crime. 
    (Fremont, $5/$8)

  86. Thrombosys, Fragile Weapons, Stricken
    Get your doomy sludge metal from Washingtonians Thrombosys, Fragile Weapons, and Stricken.
    (Ballard, $8)

  87. [lavender] After Party
    After the performance of [lavender], join the artist at an afterparty, where they'll perform a dance demo. With music by DJ Essex.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    PERFORMANCE

  88. Opera on Tap
    Need help waking up? Some shattering high C's at this operatic matinee at a bar should help!
    (Queen Anne, free)

    READINGS & TALKS

  89. Adam Giannelli and Donna Stonecipher
    Join Iowa Poetry Prize winner Adam Giannelli and Berlin-based/Seattle-born poet Donna Stonecipher for a joint reading. 
    (Wallingford, free)

  90. Catriona McPherson: Scot and Soda
    In Catriona McPherson's mystery novel Scot and Soda, a Scottish transplant's houseboat Halloween party is derailed when a body is found on board. The author will be joined in conversation by Brian Thornton.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  91. David Carlin, Alvin Pang, Francesca Rendle-Short, Nicole Walker
    Before they head down to Portland for the AWP Conference, hear poetry from David Carlin, Alvin Pang, Francesca Rendle-Short, and Nicole Walker.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  92. Deborah Fleming: 'Without Leave' and 'Into a New Country'
    Poet and novelist Deborah Fleming will read from her most recent collections. 
    (Ravenna, free)

  93. Josef Alton: Throw Away Faces
    In Josef Alton's horror novel Throw Away Faces, a washed-up Scottish doctor receives a mysterious manuscript from a fellow Scotsman recounting his dark experiences in Seattle in 1889, revealing connections between murders that took place in Dublin and the Emerald City in the same year. Join the author for a reading and signing.
    (Pioneer Square, free)

  94. Kristen E. Nelson: The Length of This Gap
    Kristen E. Nelson will read from her new collection of poetry, The Length of This Gap, alongside fellow poets Rebecca Brown, Deborah Poe, Kristiana Kahakauwila, and TC Tolbert.
    (West Seattle, free)

  95. T Kira Madden with Kimberly King Parsons
    T Kira Madden will read from her memoir-in-essays, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, in which she writes about her parents' struggle with addiction, her own experience of queer love, and her love of horses.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  96. Technology Will Save Us: That’s Debatable
    KUOW will host a debate on whether technology will damn us or save us in the future. Hear arguments by Hanson Hosein and Amy Webb (damn) and Elizabeth Scallon and Vinay Narayan (save). Listen closely, because you'll be voting for the winning argument!
    (Central District, $10)

    SHOPPING

  97. Chop Suey Flea Market
    Shop from dozens of local vendors selling everything from art to books to vintage goods while you drink booze and enjoy live music.
    (Capitol Hill, free)