Our arts and culture critics have already recommended 61 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 52 best music shows, 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 a Lana Del Rey-themed drag show to the opening of the Georgetown Morgue haunted house, and from the Night Nation running music festival to Sea Otter Awareness Weekend. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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- The Pump and Dump Show: Parentally Incorrect
This irreverent comedy show geared toward parents promises "music, prizes, games, swearing, and commiseration." READINGS & TALKS
- Literary Mixer
Tote along your favorite tome (or an e-reader) and mingle with other bookish types at this social. One dollar per pint will go to local nonprofit Literary Source, which helps promote adult literacy.
- Christopher Kroehler
You might detect a hint of German Expressionist aesthetics and attitude in Christopher Kroehler's oil-on-glass narrative depictions of "a playful cast of characters."
- This Show Is About Progress
Two Seattle siblings cope with the loss of their mother and the impending sale of their childhood home in this original play by Carol Louise Thompson, directed here by Julia Griffin. VISUAL ART
- Alla Goniodsky: In Between
Teeter between earth and sea, horizon and field, sleep and waking in Goniodsky's abstract paintings.
- Anne Traver: Unearthed
Ceramics artist Traver professes her interest in "diminishing the functional nature of the pot with a little push towards the forms of nature" and "the remains of ceramic objects as signposts of human history."
- Barbara Noah: Toss and Turn
This artist has had works hung in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, in museums abroad, and at the Henry and Seattle Art Museum. With Toss and Turn, she continues a series called Likely Stories, which depicts "metaphoric objects" symbolizing the imaginative possibilities of childhood hanging in the cosmos. The effect is both playful and melancholy, an evocation of human endeavor in the vast emptiness of space.
- Marilyn Charlat Dix: Shadows Cast
Dix explores imagery of humans and their stories in paintings of ambiguous interactions.
- Monica Daugherty
In the BLUR Gallery, Daugherty's night interiors exert an expressionistic pull.
- Richard Hutter: Bloom
Abstract printmaker/mixed-media artist Richard Hutter, influenced by pop art and minimalist design, has work in public and private collections like University of Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, Swedish Medical Center, and the King County Public Art Collection, and has been commissioned by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Seattle City Light's 1% for Arts Funds to create a large-scale public mural. Here's an excerpt from the gallery description: "Unified by an ongoing exploration of organic forms seen through an architectural lens, the work combines a range of mediums: painting, collage, printmaking, and drawing. Over his career, Hutter has constructed a unique visual language of floral shapes and clean, repetitive forms created using drafting tools. His vocabulary conflates minimal and pop aesthetics with nostalgic languages of images and writings from textbooks and encyclopedias."
- Richard Marquis and Johanna Nitzke Marquis: Recent Works
In addition to his show at the Museum of Glass later this fall, prominent glass artist Marquis collaborates with his life partner, painter and sculptor Nitzke Marquis, who's the former director of the Foster/White Gallery and of the Visual Arts Program of the Washington State Arts Commission.
- End of Day: American Oil Painting Around 1900
Around the turn of the last century, American artists who enjoyed new prospects for travel and education were inspired by European masters and contemporaries to depict natural landscapes in their own land. This exhibition captures a particular moment in American history, in which painters were poised on modernity and mass industrialization and longed to capture the comforts and beauties of the bucolic countryside.
The Pacific Bonsai Museum pays tribute to "American bonsai renegade" Dan Robinson, one of the founders of the PNW bonsai scene and a lover of whorly, gnarly forms in nature.
- Joe Max Emminger: The Long Way Home
Joe Max Emminger's humans, animals, and hybrids, painted on canvas or wood panel, cavort and chat against colorful monochromatic backgrounds or naive landscapes. This is his first solo art museum exhibition.
WEDNESDAYFOOD & DRINK
- Pig Out to Root Out Hunger 2019
Stuff yourself silly with food from dozens of participating restaurants, pubs, and cafes in the Phinney and Greenwood area to help raise funds for healthy free meals at the Greenwood Senior Center and St. John United Lutheran Church. GEEK
- Astronomy on Tap: Astronomy Behind the Scenes
Samantha Gilbert will talk about the myth of the "lone genius" in science by taking a close look at the Cosmic Microwave Background. Then, Leah Fulmer will shed light on astronomical discoveries made by accident. Grab a beer and learn new things.
- Harry Potter Trivia
Faye Fearless and Worthwich School of Wizardry present 70 original questions about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. MUSIC
- Live for Matt III - Supporting PanCAN with Element47, Custard Pie
Throw it back with a night of '90s alt-rock from Element47 and Led Zeppelin hits from Custard Pie at this third annual concert honoring the late local singer Matt Bencke. PERFORMANCE
- Lunch-and-Learn with Seattle Repertory Theatre: A Reading of 'Indecent'
Actors from Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent will present an excerpted reading, after which Dr. Lisa Marcus (an English professor and the Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Pacific Lutheran University) will give a presentation.
- Money Power Glory: The Lana Del Rey Drag Show
Revel in your summertime sadness at this Lana Del Rey-inspired drag show with local queens Angela Visalia, Cookie Couture, Hoochiepapa, Kitty Glitter, Monday Mourning, and Rowan Ruthless. READINGS & TALKS
- Gasoline: A Guided Writing Session for Women + Queer Writers
Kate Berwanger (who organizes the Assembly Literary Open Mic) will lead womxn and queer writers in a series of prompts in the form of a guided meditation.
- Wolverine Recovery in the North Cascades: Stories & Images
Field biologist Steph Williams and wildlife photographer David Moskowitz will talk about the challenges of studying and protecting notoriously hard to track wolverines, whose population is dwindling in the North Cascades. Proceeds from snacks and drinks provided by Patagonia Provisions will benefit the Cascades Wolverine Project. SPORTS & RECREATION
- Hockey Analytics: The Numbers Behind the Game
National Hockey League Seattle (which will officially begin to play in the 2021–22 National Hockey League season) leaders Ron Francis (General Manager), Ricky Olczyk (Assistant General Manager), and Alexandra Mandrycky (Director of Hockey Administration) will delve into the use of player data and statistics, the effect it has on determining the value of a player, and more topics hockey fanatics will appreciate.
- Winterland: A Ski & Snowboard Film
Experience winter sports while staying warm and lazy. Teton Gravity Research will present snowboard and ski films for you to marvel at, paired with swag bags and whiskey from High West Distillery.
- Bellevue Fashion Week
See what fall fashion trends are in store at the Bellevue Collection's annual week of runway shows, beauty demos, fancy parties, and lots of shopping.
- Kellie Talbot: America
Kellie Talbot's oil paintings revolve around the landscape of American artifacts, craftsmanship, and history, using "rust and decay" as agents of change rather than negative forces.
- Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling R@cism
How can personal storytelling help communicate the effects of institutional racism? Ebo Barton, Jordan Green, Natasha Marin, Fleur Larsen, and Bert Hopkins will lead a workshop on the fundamentals of storytelling and how to get people to listen. FOOD & DRINK
- Agave Tasting Cruise
Sip tequila and snack on hors d’oeuvres aboard a cruise ship for a fancier-than-average Thursday night. Tickets include a complimentary pint of Pelican Brewery's Cactus Queen beer, a double-barreled creation that "has characteristics of your favorite spicy tequila." MUSIC
- Naturally 7
These a cappella guys, led by Roger Thomas, have performed with Michael Bublé and Ludacris and been guest musicians with Coldplay. Now, they'll show their musical chops on their own.
- Ross From Friends
When Felix Weatherall’s electronic project surfaced a couple years back, it was highly on trend. A number of producers had been tearing up SoundCloud with hazy, nostalgic house music released under monikers that were either irreverent (DJ Boring, DJ Houseplants) or referenced ’90s ephemera (DJ Seinfeld). Now signed to beat-oriented label Brainfeeder, where his deep house is something of an outlier, Ross from Friends has grown up, gotten serious, and moved in with Rachel. Though it retains touches of trademark smooth-jazz saxophone, debut album Family Portrait is more purposeful than his early work, full of pared-down, heady house and techno made with the dancefloor in mind. ANDREW GOSPE PERFORMANCE
- Crosscut Talks Live: Equal Play
The US Women's National Soccer Team scored big at this year's Women's World Cup, but they (and other professional women's sports teams) are still given less pay, media coverage, and sponsorships than men's teams. Join Reign FC owner Teresa Predmore, former World Cup champion and UW head coach Amy Griffin, Seattle Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder, and former Seattle Storm player Jamie Redd for a discussion at this live taping of Crosscut Talks.
- The Trinkettes’ Tropical Two-Cans
The equinox has passed, but if you're still not over summer, take the opportunity to sip umbrella-adorned cocktails in your favorite tropical print and your floppiest flip flops as the Trinkettes' Tropical Two-Cans perform beachy burlesque live. READINGS & TALKS
- Boldly Went: Live Adventure Storytelling Show and Podcast Recording
If you've got a 10-minute crowd-pleasing story about an outdoor adventure, be it sailing, climbing, scuba diving, or something along those lines, tell it to fellow fresh-air enthusiasts at this Moth-style live podcast.
- The Story Collider
Hear five personal stories from scientists and laypeople about environmental science at the first Story Collider show to visit Seattle. VISUAL ART
- 'Art of Soul' Gallery Grand Opening
Columbia City's new Art of Soul Gallery will fête their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony preceded by a buffet dinner, artist presentations, and a special surprise performance.
- Art Battle Seattle
Local painters will compete to snag the prize at this 20-minute-long competition. The paintings will be available afterward for a silent auction.
- Nearly Dan
Steely Dan were one of the smartest bands to consistently rack up platinum records. They got away with singing blisteringly acerbic lyrics and executing complex key changes and tricky time signatures while accruing crazy air time on commercial radio, back when that meant something. So a band dedicated to paying tribute to Steely Dan has to be sharper than your typical homage outfit. Nearly Dan's 12 members (who've played with Ray Charles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, and, most importantly, Huey Lewis) are up to the task, interpreting the hits and deep cuts with a professionalism that would impress Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker's accountants. DAVE SEGAL
- Funhouse V
Alex Garramone, Francie Mylet, and Brian Toews will present an anthology of short theatrical pieces with an emphasis on experimentation and satire. The playwrights for this edition are Rachel Atkins, Marie Biondollilo, Rachael Carnes, Marcus Gorman, Jake Foerg, Levi Friedman, and Seayoung Yim.
- Science Fiction Double Feature
Get a double dose of sci-fi with L. Nicol Cabe's solo show Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans and Aaron J. Shay's song cycle Apocalypse Songs: Captain Redacted. The first is a comedy about a sex-hungry nerd who tries to boost a chatbot to the role of AI dictator; the second is a folk-tinged series of tunes and stories featuring sea-monsters and megalopolises. VISUAL ART
- D.W. Burnam: Roommate
Burnam juxtaposes photographic collage with "short narrative pieces" about humanity, ecology, and "depersonalization."
- Susan Christensen: Benefaction
The figure of the mother creator dominates in these emotional, fantasy-tinged paintings.
- Yvonne Kunz: Apron Strings
Kunz explores the metaphor of the apron as a pejorative synonym for a woman's role (as in "apron strings") in an attempt to reconcile womanhood and her experience as a soldier.
- Catapult Dance: Homeland
This premiere, Catapult's first evening-length work, intriguingly promises a mix of "modern dance, contact improvisation, martial arts, and physical theater."
- Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Fern Shakespeare will stage the classic comedy of cross-dressing, twins, and mistaken identity in a production directed by Wiley Basho Gorn.
- The Fremont Troll Farm
Local and touring musicians will make jokes in the Fremont arcade bar Add-a-Ball.
- Liz Miele
Liz Miele (you might've read her profile in the New Yorker, or seen her viral hits "Feminist Sex Positions" and "The One Benefit of Online Dating") will come to deal out some jokes.
- One-Handed Clap with Surprise Special Guest
Audience suggestions will fuel this improv show, making for a night of "thrilling stories and gut-busting laughs." COMMUNITY
- Snowbash 2019
Stoked for the cold season to kick in? Head to this fundraiser for the Northwest Avalanche Center for beer, food, music, raffles, winter-themed games, and a silent auction. FOOD & DRINK
- Bubble Ball: Champagne Tasting & Disco Dance
You'll leave this champagne tasting and disco dance party feeling sparkly. Tickets include bubbly sips from Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon Champagne, Treveri Cellars, and many others. If your moves are rusty, learn the Hustle before DJ Dana Dub cues up the smooth grooves. MUSIC
- Leed Zeppelin, A Very Ozzy Tribute, Twasmonaut, Johndus Beckman
Soak up a healthy dose of guitar solos at this hard rock tribute show with Leed Zeppelin, A Very Ozzy Tribute, Twasmonaut, and Johndus Beckman.
- School of Rock Seattle Performs: More Cowbell!
The tiny musicians of the future will get meta by performing their version of the SNL sketch that fictionalizes the recording of the song "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult.
- Seaprog Presents: Shimmertraps, Isthmusia, Pinto Wagonfire
The fall edition of the quarterly Seaprog concert series (which is inspired by the artist-run Seaprog Music Festival) will feature prog-rock bands Shimmerraps (Bellingham), Isthmusia (Kingston), and Pinto Wagonfire (Seattle). PERFORMANCE
- Magic Mike Male Revue: Men of Torque
Performers with bods so chiseled they could be Magic Mike extras will get sexy for a good cause: the Historic Everett Theatre Preservation Society.
- The Panel Jumper Live VIII
The multimedia Panel Jumper series takes you deep into the art of comic books and graphic novels. This iteration promises music by Kathryn Farrell, a solo play by UMO Ensemble's Lyam White, a work by playwright Anthea Carns, burlesque by Vixen Valentine, and, as always, a screening of a Panel Jumper video by Cole Hornaday and Andrew Lee Creech.
- Weedini: The Marijuana Magician
Weedini the Marijuana Magician (also known as the "Wizard of Weed") will make you laugh while performing astounding feats of "real psychedelic simulation."
- Wickerman Theatre
Thrill to the "dark pagan rituals of yore" at this melding of music, "fusion ritualistic dance," and performance art evoking the sinister mystical world of the 1973 folk horror film. SPORTS & RECREATION
- DEFY | Doomsayer
Get ready for a rowdy night of wresting as Darby Allin steps into the ring for his last DEFY match, along with DEFY World Champion SCHAFF and his nemesis, "Bad Boy" Joey Janela. Plus, Lucha sensation Rey Horus will battle Mexico's Bestia 666 and one half of the NJPW Junior Tag Team Champions will go up against Super J Cup winner El Phantasmo.
- Chris Cope
Florida-born, LA-based comic Chris Cope has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Tosh.0, and Grey's Anatomy. He'll come to town to rehash jokes from his first full-length comedy album White Trash Super Computer.
- Seance at the O.K. Corral: A Horror Double Feature
Get creeped out by some "rootin', tootin', cowboy-spookin'." FESTIVALS
- Kaleidoscope Ballard
Get a little woozy this autumn at Kaleidoscope, a newish music and art festival that will feature live sets by So Pitted, Actionesse, Kilcid Band, Ruler, and many more all accompanied by a Space Pyramid-made "analog light experience" for some extra sensory overload. FILM
- Manhattan Short Film Festival
Judge finalist short films from all around the world at the Manhattan Short Festival, which tours worldwide. Your ballots for Best Actor and Best Film will be counted, along with those of thousands of other filmgoers. HALLOWEEN
- STAR 101.5's Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
This annual haunted village of doom—which takes place in an actual former morgue—hosts scares all throughout autumn. Bloodworks Northwest will be onsite on select Saturdays and promise VIP access to those who volunteer to donate blood. PERFORMANCE
- 360:1 - if not NOW, when?
Splinter Dance Company will present an evening of new and existing works that respond to various social justice issues.
In Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical, everyone from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley Jr. gets a chance to explain themselves: Some are driven by insanity, some by politics, some by a desire to be remembered. Their motives and circumstances vary, but their common bond is that they all grasped for power by taking shots at some of the most powerful men on earth. The cast members of Assassins face the exhausting task of identifying with killers and trying to convince the audience to take their side. MATT BAUME
- Relentless VII
This "in-your-face" burlesque show returns with Bazuka Joe from Chicago, Ray Gunn, Paris and Trojan Original, Iva Handfull, Seraphina Fiero, and host Elsa von Schmaltz.
- Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth
Celebrate the changing colors of the fall leaves with music, dancing, food, a car show, a parade, and more at Leavenworth's longest-running festival. PERFORMANCE
The Kenan Fellowship for Directing will co-present this play about two teenage brothers whose porn-and-video-game-filled existence is interrupted by a stranger who changes everything.
- It Takes Two
Austin Olson and Grant Scott of Bad Breath Improv will host a live daytime talk show with their performer friends. COMMUNITY
- The 2019 Teeny Awards
The teens are our future, and they're taking over at this annual awards show, giving all the olds (read: non-teens) a chance to peer into their minds. In addition to giving recognition to their favorite local arts and culture figures, they'll open up the stage to Seattle entertainers like glam drag performer Betty Wetter (who will also host), Jet City Improv, and Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Wei-Wei Lee. FESTIVALS
- Night Nation Run Seattle
At the "world's first running music festival," runners will wait for nightfall to make their way along a 5k course punctuated by party zones full of live EDM music and interactive light shows. Prepare to get glowy and sweaty.
- Seattle Children's Book Festival
Take your young readers to meet award-winning children's book authors and illustrators from all over the country, including Tracey West (DragonMasters), Tui T. Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and her Unicorn), and many others. You'll have the chance to pick up signed copies, participate in hands-on literary and arts activities, and hear readings and presentations.
- Sustainable Ballard Festival
The Sustainable Ballard Festival will continue its tradition of championing a more environmentally friendly world by offering arts activities, an urban farm with goats and chickens, live music on a solar-powered stage, a tea garden, and much more. This year's theme is "Green Steps," which will focus on ways you can make a difference in your community.
- Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival
If you've been waiting for an opportunity to wear your grandfather's Italian loafers, this boozy-smokey festival is it. The event will feature tobacco products from eight cigar manufacturers and dozens of spirits to try. FILM
- Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary
Your favorite sitcom is turning a quarter-century old. Why not celebrate by revisiting some classic episodes (like "The One Where Ross Finds Out" and "The One With Chandler In A Box") on the big screen? FOOD & DRINK
- New Cider Making Class
Pick up the skills you need to DIY your own fermented fruit beverages at home, and take home a growler of your own custom cider. GEEK & GAMING
- MINECON Live Party
If you're crazy about Minecraft, now's your chance to "celebrate your love for all things blocky and brilliant" with fellow gaming geeks at this Minecon Live party with trivia, giveaways, a costume contest, and, of course, gaming opportunities.
- Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments!
Get drunk and have fun with liquid nitrogen, levitate metal, make mini explosions, craft a handmade lightbulb, create an impenetrable bubble, and much more. MUSIC
- The Doors Experience - Alive She Cried
David Davas will don leather pants and drone into the microphone as if he were Jim Morrison, backed by his band the Doors Experience - Alive She Cried.
- Fleetmac Wood Presents Gold Dust Disco - Seattle
DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing will edit and remix Fleetwood Mac songs for the dance floor. The dress code is "Metallically Magnificent."
- LUMA Guild Rocktoberfest 2019
Tease up your hair with some Aqua Net for this hair-metal-heavy take on Oktoberfest, with performances by the "heavy lederhosen" band the Hosen Ones and country cover band All The Best Cowboys, plus beer and brats. Proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.
- MIND at LARGE IV
Electronic music and art collective Mind at Large will throw a party with live dance tunes from local DJs Pressha, PostMatts, ÅSE, Abek, and Jaderade.
- School of Rock
The tiny musicians of the future will jam out to Weezer, Santana, grunge classics, and Radiohead around town tonight.
- Seattle: Afrobeats Meets Bollywood Cruise Party
Defy space and time by cruising around the world in a single evening. This Jai Ho! Dance Party will expand beyond Bollywood-Bhangra beats to include even more worldly sounds with three live DJs spread across two dance floors.
- Snatam Kaur: Spirit Journey Live
Grammy-nominated artist Snatam Kaur will visit Seattle with her band for an evening of uplifting chanting that draws from eastern and western influences alike.
- Spellbound: One Year Anniverscary
Join DJ Voodoo for a scary-fun night of old-school goth, industrial, and post-punk.
- Tribute Night
Get your Tom Petty and Neil Young obsessions catered to in a single evening with Petty Thief and the Neil Youngs. PERFORMANCE
- Circus Du Champ
Miss Texas 1988 will star as the Clown Host in this circus-themed variety performance featuring Mia Maravilla as the "Snake" Charmer, Vincent Milay as the Ventriloquist, Willy Nilly as the Magician, Boozy Cheeks as the Singing Seductress, and SHE as the Bearded Lady.
- Conjuring Nightmares
Jared Molton shows off conjuring tricks while fighting his "internal demons" in this dark magic show.
- Experience Harry Potter
Have you ever seen the universe of Harry Potter through the media of burlesque, belly dance, flow, drag, and burlesque? Now's your chance. Feel free to wear a costume.
- La Causa by Living Voices
Celebrate Cesar Chavez day with this storytelling hour, in which an actor playing a young woman on the picket lines will talk about Latin American strikes against racism and civil rights violations in the 1960s.
- Vodka and Vaudeville
The Seagull Project, devoted to the works of Anton Chekhov, will throw a party featuring performances of his little-known but very entertaining short vaudeville plays. It's free, and your donations get you drinks (made with vodka, of course) as you watch "The Harmful Effects of Tobacco" and "The Jubilee."
- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: A Burlesque Show
Will Pinay Grigio, Carmen Caliente, Scarlett O’Hairdye, The Golden Bitch, Annie Position, et al. be able to find Carmen Sandiego, or will they be too busy showing off their butts? READINGS & TALKS
- Alexandra Horowitz: Our Dogs, Ourselves
Canine cognition scientist Horowitz will present Our Dogs, Ourselves, a follow-up to her Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, in which she delves into the strange paradoxes of dog ownership. Namely: "We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish." SPORTS & RECREATION
- Georgetown Pinewood Derby
Build your own pinewood race car from a kit (which you can pick up at Fantagraphics, 9 Pound Hammer, Star Brass, and Seattle Tavern), then test it against others' at this Georgetown race. While pinewood derbies are traditionally geared toward kiddos, folks of all ages can get in on the fun this time.
- Seattle AIDS Walk & Run
While research and treatment have progressed significantly since the AIDS epidemic of the '80s, support and prevention services are still vital. The goal of the 28th edition of the annual AIDS Walk and Run is "Zero HIV transmissions. Zero HIV stigma. Zero HIV-related deaths," with proceeds going towards cure research and relief services for patients. VISUAL ART
- Helen Lessick: The Burning Forest (Pyrolysis)
While life-sized, Helen Lessick's tree trunk installations are made of delicate, diaphanous material. They're suspended above a circle of bituminous coal, exploring the process of pyrolysis (the transformation of organic material by high heat). Learn about what happens to trees in natural disasters and ponder the peril of the wildfires currently raging in the Amazon. Also on view: bronze sculptures and works on paper "exploring vegetal responses to environmental challenges in both somber and playful ways."
- Maker Days: Electric Fashion
Explore the intersection of technology and fashion with North End Makers by creating your own piece of illuminated, wearable fashion as part of Seattle Style: Fashion/Function.
- Miss Alternative Seattle
Sir Mark the Poet will host this sexy juried fashion show and pageant featuring local celebrity judges.
- Romancing Your Creativity: A New Moon Ritual with The Living Altar
Astrology buffs, take note: Living Altar Oracle Deck will host a launch party to help you "romance your creativity" during the new moon in Libra. Check out demo decks and enjoy free refreshments.
- Sea Otter Awareness Weekend
Learn about the lives, diets, and habitats of sea otters—those whiskered, weasel-like aquatic mammals that can be found floating on their backs in the Puget Sound with a mouth full of fish—from marine biologists. The weekend will also include diver shows, underwater feedings, and more. FOOD & DRINK
- Taste of Romania
Discover Romanian food, music and dancing, and crafting.
- Taste of Russia Food Bazaar
Choose from a variety of sweet and savory Russian pastries at this two-day bazaar. VISUAL ART
- The Book as Art: The Page and Beyond
MalPina Chan brings book artists to this gallery, with more than 30 book art pieces.
- Creative Justice: Up from the Table
Artists and organizers working with Creative Justice—an "arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County"—show new work.
- Woman on the Run
Scarecrow will present the first screening in an upcoming "Women in Noir" series. This film by Norman Foster is a midcentury crime drama about a woman chasing her husband, an eyewitness to murder, around town. FOOD & DRINK
- Friends 25th Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of National Coffee Day and the 25th anniversary of the enduringly popular '90s sitcom that launched a million copycat haircuts, the Lounge by AT&T will temporarily transform into a life-size replica of the famed TV hangout Central Perk—legendary orange couch included. The Rembrandts will be on hand to perform their theme song (you know the one) and other "Friends-related songs," and James Michel Tyler, who played the Central Perk manager Gunther, will host trivia. There's also "Phoebe’s Yellow Cab Escape Room" in a "fully functional taxicab," a Friends-themed karaoke booth, an interactive technology timeline tracking the changes in technology since the show, and coffee from the Lounge, managed by 2018 US Barista Champion Cole McBride. MUSIC
- Tula's Closing Party with the Bill Anschell Trio
The Belltown jazz institution will close its doors after this final event. Tip your hat to its loyal patrons and enjoy live music from pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer D'Vonne Lewis. PERFORMANCE
- Narae 2019: A Korean Folktale
With drums, gongs, zithers, flutes, and cymbals, this performance will unearth a traditional Korean folktale through music, original choreography, and colorful costumes. READINGS & TALKS
- Discovery Park Historic District Walking Tour
Learn about the history of Discovery Park from the turn of the century to post-Cold War, including the old hospital site that is now a forest and the original Nike missile command center. SHOPPING
- Sara's Studio Sale
Shop "colored pencil and graphite drawings, small oil paintings, and large oil paintings" by Sara Long, whose works, according to Stranger contributor Katie Kurtz, "emanate the drowsiness of a hot summer day spent lounging in tall grass entwined with the body of another." SPORTS & RECREATION
- 5th Annual Base 2 Space Stair Climb
In support of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Space Needle Foundation, climbers will choose between two open-air stairwells to take all the way to the top of the Space Needle (that's 832 stairs).
- Rocktober Yoga
Stretch your muscles in an hour-long yoga class, then wrap up with a complimentary cocktail. VISUAL ART
- National Coffee Day at Motif
To get your buzz going for National Coffee Day, Motif will host an "interactive coffee art experience" with Jon Norquist, the founder of Coffee on Canvas. You'll get to spill a bunch of the caffeinated stuff on a big canvas that will be displayed in the hotel. While you do that, you can sip a special coffee drink made with Patron Anejo barrel select, salted caramel Kahlua, horchata, and cold brew, topped with espresso beans.