Celebrate our sister city of Reykjavík at Taste of Iceland activities throughout the weekend, including a synth-punk concert on Saturday and a short film festival on Sunday. shutterstock

All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy (including the best arts & culture events, quirky things to do, and the best music shows to see), but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the Who to This Is Halloween to Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience. See them all below, and find even more things to do this weekend on our complete EverOut Things To Do calendar, including the highlights for the entire month.

SEASONAL & COMMUNITY FESTIVALS

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale
Pick up plants, pumpkins, and seasonal treats, see pop-up artist demos, take gardening workshops, and more at this autumnal festival.
Saturday-Sunday, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (Federal Way)

Harvest Fest
Kids and families can go pumpkin bowling (we assume that means knocking down pins with pumpkins, or perhaps even knocking down pumpkins with pumpkins), make crafts, and show off their Halloween costumes.
Saturday, Sky Nursery (Shoreline)

Issaquah Fall Festival
Enjoy crafts, entertainment, and treats for the whole family at this fall festival in Issaquah.
Saturday, Grand Ridge Plaza (Issaquah)

Halloween film premiere – Oct. 31st at 5pm & 9pm
BeautyBoiz go BOO at home with an original film about a mysterious cult where no one is safe.
TONIGHT! Last chance to watch The Stranger’s 1st Annual SLAY Film Festival!
Ghosts, zombies, slashers, witches, Eldritch beasts, gore-- SLAY has something for every horror fan!
Earshot Jazz Festival | Oct 16 – Nov 8
This week: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Charles Lloyd, Reggie Goings, Bill Frisell, John and Gerald Clayton

Issaquah Goes Apples
Local Issaquah farmers will set up shop at the Historic Shell Station with a bounty of farm fresh produce. Fill your bags with fruits and veggies, then leave them with a concierge (fancy!) while you enjoy fall activities like pumpkin-picking and cider-pressing at various downtown spots.
Saturday, Downtown Issaquah

Kubota Fall Color Tours
See the Kubota Garden in all of its autumn glory as the leaves of the euonymus, Japanese maple, and gingko trees change colors.
Saturday-Sunday, Kubota Garden (Rainier Valley)

Pacific Bonsai Museum Fall Foliage Festival
Check out special fall exhibitions and shop for plants.
Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Bonsai Museum (Federal Way)

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Whether you're bubbling over in anticipation of the holiday season or you want to save yourself from scrambling for gifts in December, you'll find all sorts of wintry goods at Tacoma's annual gift show. They promise hundreds of booths, entertainment, and more.
Friday-Sunday, Tacoma Dome

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
What building is better suited for a haunted house than one that's played host to funeral preparations, cremations, and the processing of animal carcasses? This annual haunted village of doom takes place in a former morgue, where brave souls are invited to explore the facility's "decrepit Catacomb" where toxic chemicals have turned dead bodies into slightly less-dead zombies. If you want VIP access, Bloodworks Northwest will be onsite on Saturday nights offering admission perks to those who volunteer to donate blood.
Friday-Sunday, Georgetown Morgue

Halloween Pet Parade
As if pets weren't cute enough on their own, this event gives you the chance to dress them up in Halloween costumes and parade them around for the ultimate cuteness overload. Then, you can thank them for putting up with you with vendor booths, prizes, and more.
Sunday, Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill)

Halloween Pub Crawl 2019
Give your Halloween costume a test run at this downtown pub crawl that lasts 14 hours. Spots like Blarney Stone, Hard Rock Cafe, and Xtadium will dole out drink specials and prizes. 
Saturday, Various locations

Hamlin Halloween Haunt
Get mildly spooked by ghostly songs and stories around a campfire while you roast marshmallows. Or you can hop on a hayride, play games, and get your face painted.
Friday, Hamlin Park (Shoreline)

Howl-O-Weenie Pop-Up
The Seattle Barkery food truck will host a pop-up for canines and their human companions complete with a pet-friendly costume parade, dog adoption opportunities, and treats for dogs and children alike. 
Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market

Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour
If you're too squeamish for a traditional blood-and-guts haunted house, check out this interactive, family-friendly option with a sweet twist. You'll traipse through the Seattle Chocolate factory in the dark, encountering a series of costumed characters, hunting for clues, and solving puzzles, all with the goal of determining why the factory is haunted in order to oust the unwanted resident. There will be plenty of candy to be eaten along the way, of course.
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Chocolates (Tukwila)

CULTURAL EVENTS

Arts Gumbo: Samoa
Arts Gumbo will screen two family-friendly animated short films about Samoan myths and legends: Ryan Woodard's "The Turtle and the Shark" and Doveton Live's "Sina and the Eel." Island Breeze Catering owner Theresa Sausau will be cooking up sweet and savory Samoan dishes like pineapple BBQ chicken, oka (poke), sapasui (rice noodles with beef), panikeke (deep-fried doughnuts), and poi fa'i (blended banana and coconut smoothies). Plus, kids can make their own leis and kukui nut bracelets at a craft station.
Saturday, Rainier Arts Center (Columbia City)

Diwali presented by the Bellevue Collection
Light will prevail over fall darkness both literally and figuratively at this Diwali celebration with live performances, henna, and crafts. 
Saturday, Bellevue Square

Taste of Iceland
Seattle and Reykjavik aren't just close pals, they're sister cities. In fact, Seattle is home to more Icelandic people than anywhere else in the United States. To celebrate the culture of the magical Nordic land, Seattle invites Icelandic chefs, musicians, writers, artists, and filmmakers to town every year for the 10-day Taste of Iceland festival. This weekend's main event is the Reykjavik Calling concert with synth-punk bands Kælan Mikla and Sólstafir, but you also shouldn't miss Iceland Day with Icelandic theater group Leikhópurinn Lotta.
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

Turkfest
If you saw Kedi and you're fascinated by a place that justly treats cats like royalty, or you just want to learn more about Turkish culture as a whole, this festival promises to enlighten you with live performances, visual arts, food, a Turkish tea house, and a marketplace.
Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Bothell Underground Beer Festival 2019
Huddle in a cozy garage to taste local brews and ciders from spots like Pear Up Cider, Postdoc Brewing, Schilling Cider, and Sumerian Brewing. There will also be plenty of food offerings, as well as live music from the Vet Chef, ChicagoWest, and Athenas. 
Saturday, Bothell City Hall

Brewology
What if your sixth-grade museum field trip grew up to be the boozy evening of your dreams? Such is the premise behind this geeked-out craft beer fest, where you're invited to imbibe as many four-ounce samples as you can handle from breweries and cideries and learn the science behind your favorite beverages. Talk to the brewmasters to get the scoop on their processes, take a toasty trip through the Science Center, and participate in hoppy hands-on activities and demonstrations that would make Bill Nye proud. JULIANNE BELL
Friday, Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center)

Crush: Grape Stomping & Harvest Festival
Enter a grape-stomping competition, dance to live music from the Bonnie Birch Band, graze from food trucks, carve pumpkins, and enter a costume contest at this fall affair in wine country. 
Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Woodinville)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Since Leavenworth is Washington's Bavarian-style village all year round, we believe them when they say that their Oktoberfest celebration is "the next best thing to Munich." Kicking off with an opening ceremony complete with a keg tapping and an oompah-style marching band dressed in dirndls and lederhosen leading a procession, the festival promises German-style fare like bratwurst and coleslaw, family activities, and enough beer to keep your stein full at all times.
Friday-Saturday, Leavenworth Festhalle

Trucktoberfest 2019
Twenty-five Seattle food trucks and over 30 breweries will convene curbside for a day of Bavarian-inspired feasting at the fourth annual Trucktoberfest, which also includes live music and lawn games.
Saturday, South Lake Union Discovery Center

Zoo BOOze & Bites 2019
Support the Zoo Society by enjoying wine, whiskey, beer, and food tastings from local restaurants. There will also be Halloween-y games, raffles, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged.
Friday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma)

MAJOR CONCERTS

Andrew Bird, Meshell Ndegeocello
Twelve albums deep, and Andrew Bird is still taking my breath away. His classy whistle-blown, violin-swept baroque pop has always had a certain groovy swagger, and he leans into it while taking a sharper turn into his folk and rock tendencies on the finely wrought My Finest Work Yet. It’s his most overtly political outing to date, with themes of the country’s divisive atmosphere, climate change, and apathy littered throughout. (The triumphant chorus that rages against the darkness bubbling beneath the surface in “Olympians” is an album highlight.) Bird’s vocals feel like a supple caress to the consciousness, his lower-toned, pitch-perfect, mellifluous, mild, and woolly quality conversely stunning and comforting. Support on this tour from funk/soul/jazz/rock singer, songwriter, and bass slinger Meshell Ndegeocello, who’s touring behind her own 12th outing, Ventriloquism, which includes covers of 11 R&B and pop tracks from the 1980s and ’90s, including a breezy, ethereal take on TLC’s “Waterfalls.” LEILANI POLK
Saturday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

Big Boi
Big Boi’s post-Outkast career has seen the ATL rapper with the effortless flow—which can be syrupy or serpentine, his rhymes fun, upbeat, and always clever—release three high-quality solo LPs and a collab, beginning with his fantastic debut, 2010’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (see: “Back Up Plan,” “Turns Me On,” “Shutterbugg,” “Hustle Blood,” etc.). Then came 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (a sexy, groovy outing that cemented his creative relationship with Phantogram and prompted their co-project, Big Grams, in 2015), and most recently and probably most pop-catchily, Boomiverse (2017); one of its finest tracks, the oddly-paced, keys-fueled good time that is “All Night,” was Big Boi’s highest charter as a solo artist to date. He lands in town shortly after dropping “Intentions,” a smooth electro-funk joint with CeeLo Green and Sleepy Brown that’s the first single off Big Boi’s upcoming collaborative album with the latter, Big Sleepover, due out sometime next year. LEILANI POLK
Saturday, Neptune Theatre (University District)

Earshot Jazz Festival 2019
Earshot Jazz Festival, an annual month-long examination and celebration of the art form, includes over 50 concerts featuring acts both local and (inter)national, old and young. This weekend's docket includes Cécile McLorin Salvant with Aaron Diehl Trio (Fri) and DJ OCnotes with Smacktalk (Sun).
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

Gloria Trevi, Karol G
Mexican pop artist Gloria Trevi will breeze through on her Diosa de la Noche Tour with Columbian pop phenom Karol G. 
Saturday, ShoWare Center (Kent)

Hozier, Freya Ridings
Even if you think you're unfamiliar with Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, you've no doubt heard his wildly popular 2013 single "Take Me to Church." He'll come to Seattle on this autumn tour stop with English songwriter Freya Ridings (whom you probably know from her 2017 single "Lost Without You") in tow.
Saturday, WaMu Theater (Sodo)

Jade Bird, Flyte
Young rising London star Jade Bird brings together folk and pop in her work, buoyed by her charismatic voice and unique, genre-blending writing talent. She'll be joined by London alt-pop group Flyte.
Friday, the Showbox (Downtown)

Marisela & Amanda Miguel
Mexican American pop star Marisela, alternately known as the "Latin Madonna," will return to the States for a racy night of decades' worth of chart-topping hits in partnership with notable Argentinian singer Amanda Miguel.
Friday, Moore Theatre (Belltown)

Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke’s solo output is, in some ways, clearly related to what he does with his mega band Radiohead, and in other ways departs from it with a swan dive into the deep end of electronic experimentation. He explores sounds, textures, and beats in cold, minimal soundscapes pierced by the odd rays of warmth (like the groovy bass line of “Impossible Knots,” or when “Twist” segues from its chilly starkness to glowing, expansive waves of sound), and multitracks his delicate falsetto into weird multilayered vox approximations, or leaves it bare as it drifts and slinks and soars over the music. This show has been sold out since day one, because the chance to see Yorke in such an intimate venue is an opportunity that few Radiohead fans will pass up. LEILANI POLK
Sunday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

The Who, Liam Gallagher
One of the Big 4 original British Invasion groups whose back catalog has withstood the test of time, the Who return for perhaps the last time to give die-hard fans a stadium-sized wallop. They’ll be rooting on singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Pete Townshend, whose best songs—“Instant Party,” “My Generation,” “Can’t Explain,” “The Ox” (written with John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Nicky Hopkins), “Run Run Run,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Eminence Front,” etc.—swagger with more bravado than most from their peak era (mid ’60s–early ’70s) and country (England). For sheer sonic power and lyrical prowess, the Who are hard to beat. Opener Liam Gallagher boasted one of the brattiest, Lennon/Rotten-est voices in rock with world-class plagiarists Oasis and in Beady Eye. In his solo career, however, Gallagher has released two albums of accessible journeyman rock. The most entertaining thing about Liam these days is his chronic feud with older brother Noel. DAVE SEGAL
Saturday, T-Mobile Park (Sodo)

READINGS & TALKS

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton: Gutsy Women
The former Secretary of State HRC will appear with her daughter and co-author to introduce their new book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, highlighting women of history who didn't shy from danger and conflict.
Friday, Campion Ballroom (First Hill)

Ta-Nehisi Coates
The eminent author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years In Power and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration" is not such a great novelist, according to Charles Mudede. Mudede writes: "The main flaw with the novel The Water Dancer is Coates wrote it to sound and feel like a novel. The story—which is set in Virginia, and is narrated by a young man, Hiram Walker, who has a photographic memory (one of the two superpowers he possesses)—is told with the deliberate gravity of a writer who believes he's writing a major work of fiction." Despite this apparent misstep, you should still see Coates, because he's a brilliant essayist and an important voice for addressing the deep wounds and injustices afflicting the African American community.
Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

COMEDY & PERFORMANCES

Austen’s Pride: A New Musical of 'Pride and Prejudice'
The 5th Avenue Theatre's season begins with Austen's Pride, a quasi-adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that is also about Jane Austen's writing of the novel. Written by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, Austen's Pride has been in development for years. It started without Austen in it—but over time, it's become about the author herself. One of the reasons producing artistic director Bill Berry picked it is because "it's about a female character at the center, a woman who is powerful, has agency, is literally forming her own narrative." CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
Friday-Sunday, the 5th Avenue Theatre (Downtown)

Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor
The world-famous Seattle-based drag queen BenDeLaCreme has written and performed three acclaimed solo shows, but Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor, which premiered in 2017, was the artist's first foray into writing, directing, and starring in an original play of her own. It's a spooky, campy twist on the horror-flick genre, featuring ghosts, dancers, music, and special effects. The chemistry between BenDeLaCreme and Scott Shoemaker alone is worth the price of admission. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

Cinderella
If you think opera is all bombast and tragic onstage death, the music of Gioachino Rossini will reveal the genre's capacity for outright bubbliness. Seattle Opera's Lindy Hume will take inspiration from English music hall comedy and Victorian decor for this extravagant-sounding production.
Saturday-Sunday, McCaw Hall (Seattle Center)

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is a comic, actor, and musician who looks (and kind of sounds) like the late, great fusion keyboardist George Duke. On the screen, he’s been an animatedly deadpan laff riot in The Office, Brooklyn Nine-NineHot Tub Time MachinePineapple Express, and other projects. His stand-up routines are actually more like a sit-down act, as Robinson deftly plays keyboards and sings soulfully, as he rewrites the lyrics of popular tunes to hilarious effect. While comedy rarely works in music, music in comedy has a much more successful hit-to-miss ratio. To get an idea of Robinson’s ingenuity, check out the “sexy public domain songs” segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, in which he reinvents utterly shopworn songs into something fresh and funny. DAVE SEGAL
Sunday, Neptune Theatre (University District)

The Christians
Pony World Productions will present Lucas Hnath's Obie-winning play about the leader of a highly successful, growing church who suddenly announces that he no longer believes in hell, disconcerting his congregation and straining his marriage. Leah Adcock-Starr (of Wooden O) will direct.
Friday-Saturday, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Chinatown-International District)

Dracula
This new take on the darkly sexy Gothic tale is by Seattle's Steven Dietz, the playwright behind Lonely Planet and God's Country. Dietz promises a new spin on the endlessly filmed, adapted, and re-adapted 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, with the character of Mina assuming a more active and heroic role. ACT's artistic director, John Langs, will stage this chillfest with some excellent local actors, like Khanh Doan and Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako.
Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

The Great Moment
Playwright Anna Ziegler earned a lot of attention in 2015 for Photograph 51, a well-received bio-drama about Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered DNA. Nicole Kidman played the starring role, everybody loved it, and Ziegler was praised for her "fair-minded and philosophical" approach to character building. Ziegler will likely bring that same talent for creating multidimensional characters to The Great Moment, which will have its world premiere at the Seattle Rep. According to press materials, the story follows a woman named Sarah, who is watching her grandfather slowly die while she raises her son. Alexandra Tavares plays the lead in this, and I've loved everything I've ever seen her in. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

Ian Bell's Brown Derby's Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stroker's Ruth's Chris Dracula
The Brown Derby Series always presents a goofy staged reading of a—let's say—heavily altered film script. Local producer, director, and comedic actor Ian Bell has been running it for years, and the show has developed a strong cult following. This time he's taking on Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation of Bram Stoker's famous epistolary novel, both canonical pieces of goth culture that are ripe for parody. I don't know who's going to play Gary Oldman as Count Dracula, but if they don't wear that powdered, butt-shaped wig with the psychotic rat-tail I'm going to be pissed. And will the actor in the role as Keanu-Reeves-playing-Keanu-Reeves-with-a-slightly-English-accent be able to nail it? There's no way this isn't going to be a good time. RICH SMITH
Saturday-Sunday, Re-bar (Downtown)

Indecent
Any play that involves an obscenity trial has a high probability of piquing my interest, if only because the most fascinating obscenity is always the trial itself. However, in Indecent, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Paula Vogel focuses less on trial scenes and more on the reason a state would use the courts to stomp out a play in the first place: power. Indecent tells the history of The God of Vengeance, an early-20th-century play by Sholem Asch about an Orthodox Jew who runs a brothel. The controversial drama reveals the hypocrisies of Judaism—of all religions, really—and includes a romantic lesbian kiss with heavy petting in the rain. But the queer content wasn't the only issue with The God of Vengeance. Plays containing lesbian relationships were seen as just one of the many forms of filth that Jews were sneaking into the country. With the influx of Eastern European immigration, anti-Semitism and extreme xenophobia were on the rise in the United States, and so the obscenity trial was just one more way the country could harass immigrants. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

The Thanksgiving Play
Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse's comedy addresses the cognitive dissonance that results when "terminally 'woke'" Americans try to square the colonial ideology behind Thanksgiving with the reality of genocide against Native people. When teaching artists try to stage a Thanksgiving pageant, they end up wrestling with their white guilt. Of the play's opening run at Playwrights Horizons, New York Times critic Jesse Green wrote: "Ms. FastHorse [...] is aiming for a takedown of American mythology — white American mythology, that is. The national narcissism, bordering on sociopathy, that could turn theft and genocide into a feel-good feast is her play’s point of entry."
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)

This Is Halloween
It’s Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas; repackaged as a semi-scandalous spectacle for the masses. The audience eats chicken skewers and knocks back cocktails while they watch Jack “the Pumpkin King” Skellington sing and dance, cabaret-style, while a ghoulish orchestra pumps out the show’s signature tunes. Despite the glitzy and consumerist exterior, the crew manages to smuggle a complicated cabaret about the horror of fixed identities into the unpretentious space of the Triple Door. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Triple Door (Downtown)

ART EVENTS & OPENINGS

Fiber Fusion Northwest
Prepare yourself for the cold winter by snatching up fleeces and knitwear at this two-day showcase, which also promises tons of demonstrations, workshops, and a fiber arts show.
Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds (Monroe)

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum
The Capodimonte Museum in Naples is a treasure trove of delights, ranging from the Renaissance to the Neapolitan School. And they are going to be bringing some of those delights to our little corner of the Northwest. Focusing on how the human body can express “love and devotion, physical labor, and tragic suffering,” viewers will get the chance to revel in the unwieldy greens of El Greco, the soft, cloudlike skin of a Titian figure, and all around badassery of Artemisia Gentileschi. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

Lusio Lights
If you've never seen the rare tropical plants of the Volunteer Park Conservatory illuminated by light artists, now's your chance. Drink, dance to beats by DJs Livwutang and Joey Webb, and bathe your eyeballs in light work by Marcell Marias, Blazinspace, Black Water Stars, Caitlin Pontrella, and more.
Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory (Capitol Hill)

Minecraft: The Exhibition
This immersive exhibition, created in collaboration with Minecraft maker Mojang, celebrates the addictive virtual building game's 10th birthday. Publicity materials tease "life-size Minecraft monsters" and a soundscape and score combined with backdrops and a day-night lighting cycle. Find out about Minecraft's creativity, community, and influence. Don't miss this weekend's opening celebration for talks, treats, photo ops, LEGO® Minecraft activities, building challenges, storytelling, costume contests, and more.
Saturday-Sunday, MoPOP (Seattle Center)

Punk Rock Flea Market!
"Seattle's favorite underground shopping experience" will feature over 70 vendors, food trucks, live DJs, and bottom-shelf booze.
Saturday, Kings Hall (Beacon Hill)

Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience
This region—Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma in particular—are giant international hubs of glass artists and glass art. Refract is a glass festival that showcases and celebrates the use and art of glass in the Pacific Northwest as well as those that work with it and admire it. In the festival’s first year, there will be live demonstrations, tours, films, exhibitions, talks, and open studios. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Don't miss Fused: A Festival of Glass this weekend
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

FILM

...and the winners are...
This touring festival organized by the German Film Academy and the Goethe-Institut will bring you some of the best in German film.
Friday-Sunday, SIFF Film Center (Capitol Hill)

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Opening
A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora.
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

Seattle Queer Film Festival
Local shorts, indie features, and national or international releases will stoke and satisfy your appetite for gay, lesbian, bi, trans, enby, and otherwise queer-focused films, from historical romances to incisive documentaries to perverse suspense flicks. This weekend, catch the closing film, acclaimed French director Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Sun).
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

'Zombieland: Double Tap' Opening
Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland is one of my all-time favorite zom-coms, ranking right up there with Shaun of the Dead, Life After Beth, and The Cabin in the Woods (which is really more zom-fusion than anything). The plot is typical, but the execution of it and the cast involved are damn near perfect: Jesse Eisenberg as the loner-geek college kid quietly and doggedly following his own set of “rules” to make it through the zombie apocalypse (also the film’s running gag and provider of comic relief); Woody Harrelson as the redneck gun nut he meets on the road and who becomes his sidekick/partner in crime (or is it the other way around?); and the two sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) they meet, who alternately help and take advantage of them. Oh, also Bill Murray in the most epic walk-on role ever. I am super excited that Fleischer has helmed a sequel 10 years later, in which we pick up with the foursome as they deal with fellow survivors, evolved zombies, and their own makeshift family’s growing pains. No idea if it’s as good as its predecessor, but the trailer made me belly laugh, which is a good sign. LEILANI POLK
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

SPORTS & RECREATION

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
Take in views of the Seattle waterfront and support the mission of the American Cancer Society at this 5K walk. 
Saturday, Gas Works Park (Wallingford)

Seattle Out Of the Darkness Walk 2019
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose current goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025, encourages you to advocate for mental health by joining an hour-long procession. 
Sunday, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center)

Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Baltimore Ravens, whose player Lamar Jackson recently became the first quarterback to win the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. 
Sunday, CenturyLink Field (Pioneer Square)