Even if thunder and lightning don't strike again this weekend, it's sure to be a dark and stormy one in spirit: This Friday the 13th will coincide with a full moon, summoning artisan witches, scary sludge-rock bands, and spooky drag queens. Keep reading for all the ways to make the most of this serendipitous occasion.
Friday! The 13th Tattoos
If Friday the 13th has you feeling a little dangerous, get some impulse ink ("silver dollar-sized" in black or grey shading) on your arms and legs at this flash event.
Emerald City Tattoo (Lake City)
An Evening of Antique Entertainment
"Seattle's premier teen old man playwright" Lark Keteyian will present this evening of Edward Gorey-inspired theater, featuring "dead poets, sharp-eyed widows, and old ladies who aren't what they seem."
The Pocket Theater (Greenwood)
Children's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Celebrate the full moon by eating as many mooncakes as you can and playing games for prizes at this family-oriented affair.
Donnie Chin International Children's Park (Chinatown-International District)
The Best 'Friday the 13th'
The Beacon is being coy and refusing to say which movie from the Friday the 13th horror franchise they'll be screening, except that it stars "Jason Voorhees" and "Doomed Teens." You'll be surprised! Drink $2 Rainiers at the specially priced screening at Seattle's newest indie cinema.
The Beacon (Columbia City)
9th & Hennepin at Wayward
Enjoy Justin Newstrum's seasonal, made-to-order doughnuts sizzling hot out of the fryer with a cup of coffee from Wayward.
Wayward Coffeehouse (Roosevelt)
Ain't Superstitious Revue: Live At Tim's Tavern
Boogie to the Seattle Houserockers, the John Stephan Band, and Trouble at Home at this R&B show with a spooky twist.
Tim's Tavern (Greenwood)
The Blood Moon Orchestra, Champagne Honeybee, Heather Thomas Band
All-female improv band the Blood Moon Orchestra will sync up their talent for a night of audience-inspired songs on the night of the full moon after opening sets from Champagne Honeybee and Heather Thomas Band.
Parliament Tavern (West Seattle)
Friday the 13th Late Night Snacks
Howl at the moon with DJ Morgue Anne and special guest DJ Wolftron (a frequent DoNormaal collaborator), who will be spinning all the synth-wave and retro beats your heart desires.
Lost Lake (Capitol Hill)
Friday the 13th with Greenriver Thrillers and Guests
Four Seattle sludge-rock bands (Greenriver Thrillers, Detonator, KLAW, and Thee Deception) will shred under one roof on what we can only hope is a dark and stormy night.
Darrell's Tavern (Shoreline)
Friday the 13th: Wildcat Rose, Wild Wild Mexico, The Delstroyers
Lurch into fall with cowboy surf and alt-country sounds from local bands the Delstroyers, Wild Wild Mexico, and Wildcat Rose. Something Weird Video will provide spooky visuals.
Slim's Last Chance (Georgetown)
Soft Shock: Friday the 13th
Love scary drag? Get your butt to this show hosted by Old Witch and starring D'Monica Leone, Nyx Moons, Issa Man, and Rowan Ruthless.
Witches' Night Out Market
There's nothing more witchy than a Friday the 13th that coincides with a full moon. Embrace your spooky side by shopping from local artisans and mystical merchants, getting psychic readings, and more.
Paddle through the watery trails of the Arboretum by the light of the (full) moon. You'll no doubt be accompanied by the sounds of nocturnal wildlife.
Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club (University District)
Moon Viewing 2019
An aristocratic eighth-century Japanese tradition welcomes the full moon with poetry, music, and all manner of lanterns and luminaries.
Seattle Japanese Garden (Madison Park)
Sing a love song with a stranger for the chance to win prizes at this end-of-summer full moon party hosted, as always, by local drag queen Catty Wompus.
Hula Hula (Capitol Hill)
Fall Equinox & Full Moon Gong Celebration
After a Kundalini yoga session, relax more to the sounds of meditative Tibetan sacred bowls and gongs to welcome the approaching fall equinox.
Nalanda West (Wallingford)
Moon Festival Melody 2019: Cellist Kai Chen & Orchestra Seattle
Celebrated cellist Kai Chen and Orchestra Seattle will perform classical repertoires and Chinese music in honor of the Chinese Moon Festival.
Meydenbauer Center (Bellevue)