Our arts critics have already recommended 60 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 27 best concerts, 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 the Air Sex Championships and a one-woman Sex and the City parody to the Diwali Experience and the premiere of a Lemonade-themed laser show. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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1. Pacific Feast: Where the Wild Things Are Delicious
Learn from forager, wilderness guide, professor, and writer Jennifer Hahn about "sustainably harvesting a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious seaweeds, wild and weedy greens, berries." Hahn will share her favorite native species and her "stewardship guidelines for foragers."
2. Resurgence: Working with Historic Properties
In this panel discussion, hear from designers and architects working on historical landmarks. They'll discuss structural challenges, how they engage with the public during the design process, and the many other stakeholders involved in these sensitive projects. Featured projects include the Portland Building, the Century Project, and the Volunteer Park Amphitheater.
3. Tarot Card Tuesdays
Spend your Tuesdays sipping cocktails and letting a wise stranger tell you about your future.
4. Made in Seattle: The Future of Urban Manufacturing
As part of Seattle Made Week, grub on food and drinks from members of Seattle Made while hearing from local food makers about their process of finding raw materials, manufacturing, and marketing food locally.
5. Emo Night LA: Emo Nite
Bring back the early-mid 2000's with your deep passion for gauged ears, flat-ironed hair, and Pete Wentz's smirk. Emo Nite, presented by Emo Night LA, is the new sensation of reliving your MySpace glory in the form of a high-energy, passionately emo DJ night.
6. First Look: The Nance
As part of ArtsWest's First Look preview series of the 2017-18 season, take a look at the production-in-progress of The Nance, a play about a secretly gay actor in the 1930s who plays a vaudeville "nance" stock character onstage.
7. Bhu Srinivasan: Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan has had jobs in digital media, pop culture, technology, publishing, and financial content. He arrived in the US with his family when he was eight, and has since lived in the South, the Rust Belt, Southern California, and the Pacific Northwest. Hear him discuss his book Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism, about inventions and industries in American history, from the telegraph and the railroad to guns and banking.
8. Dismantling Racism Series: Washington's Racist Past
As a part of the Dismantling Racism Series, learn about the racist past of Seattle and other parts of Washington with a presentation from Delbert Richardson. He'll discuss historic anti-Black racism in our state and will display selected items from his “American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths.”
9. LGBTQIA Week
This weeklong series offers educational events and activities exploring LGBTQIA identity and social justice issues, coinciding with National Coming Out Day (October 11).
10. A 70's Rock Art Experience
Find original '70s band merch from the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and others at the "Living on the Fringes" exhibit.
11. High Art: Sarah Everett
Join artist Sara Everett for the opening of There Are Too Many, her series of torn canvas artworks combined with animal portraiture that depict endangered species.
12. Telling Our Stories: Art and Homelessness Opening Reception
Don't miss this exhibit that highlights the perspectives of resident artists living at the Downtown Emergency Service Center building. The pieces—created by a group of the center's residents called the LEAP Artist Collective—speak to themes of "hope, healing, reconnection, and finding home." Hear music and presentations from community members at today's opening reception.
13. Communicating Climate Change: Strategies
How can you respond to climate skepticism and facilitate discussions of solutions in your community? Get some ideas at this interactive talk, which includes role-playing, poster-making, and more.
14. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
At this forum, join community members in learning about prevention methods, statistics, and how to spread awareness about those affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in the Latinx community.
15. Belleville Brûlerie Launch Party
Feel très Français by swaying to jazz from trumpet player Hermon Mehari while enjoying enjoying coffee, wine, and Parisian-style bites from Vif wine|coffee to celebrate their new roaster-in-residence, Belleville Brûlerie.
16. Champagne Widow Workshop
Spend an effervescent evening sipping sparkling wine from Cafe Nordo's cellar with wine steward Tom Hajduk. You'll also be graced with a dinner theater show-in-progress (they call it a "theatricalized tasting") called "The Champagne Widow"— a play that "goes deep into the feminine heart of what makes sparkling wine and champagne so magical," centered around Veuve Clicquot, a woman who was influential in shaping the wine industry.
17. National Fossil Day
Celebrate your love of paleontology and sneak peaks by watching live fossil preparation, where you'll catch glimpses of a T. rex skull and other dino bones as they're dusted for their grand displays.
18. Blaine Harden: Korea and the King of American Spies
New York Times and Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden, author of Escape from Camp 14, will reveal the horrible and fascinating tale of Donald Nichols, a spymaster in postwar Korea's puppet regime who was implicated in torture and execution. Mary Ann Gwinn will conduct a conversation with the author. Half of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Liberty in North Korea.
Members of the University of Washington MFA program, from graduate students to faculty to notable alumni, gather to share their poetry and prose at this monthly event. Hear work by Andrew Feld (faculty), Alison Stegner (alum), Stephen Kernaghan (prose writer), and Garrett Evans (poet).
20. Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions
Join Amy Stewart as she reads stories from Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions, her latest Kopp Sisters novel that tells the true story of one of America's first female deputy sheriffs and her two sisters.
21. Northwest Haunted Hotspots
Paranormal expert and educator Neil McNeil will reveal that several local movie theaters in which you've gleefully eaten gummy bears are actually haunted. He'll also divulge cemeteries, mansions, and towns that make the Pacific Northwest—and specifically the Puget Sound—a favorite haunt (ha ha) for ghosts and ghost enthusiasts.
22. Industrial Strength Closing Week
Celebrate the austere and stalwart beauty of the industrial landscape at this exhibit featuring works by Iskra Johnson, Kate Protage, and Kellie Talbot.
23. Music, Poetry, and the Influence of Communities of Color
In celebration of the music and poetry created by Seattle's communities of color, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra will perform a program including selections by Jessie Montgomery, Silvestre Revueltas, George Walker, and Aaron Copland, with a poetry reading by Claudia Castro Luna, the Civic Poet of Seattle from 2015 to 2017.
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24. Art First With Electric Coffin
According to Amber Cortes, Electric Coffin is "known for their almost painfully über-hip and high-concept interior-design work that elevates hand-drawn, street-art-inspired murals and Pacific Northwest kitsch to a new level in office spaces and restaurants around the city." Meet the four artists and revel in this Design Soirée series entry, with promised "drinks, snacks, and art" and perhaps "tiki torches, beach balls, and leis."
25. Festál Turns 20: A Reimagining
This event will showcase several PechaKucha presentations (in which 20 slides are presented in six minutes) that reflect how individuals would organize and lead a celebration of their cultural community.
26. Columbia City Pub Crawl & Night Market
Run around different spots in Columbia City to meet your neighbors (if that is where you live), enjoy drink specials, snag retail discounts, and enter to win a $300 Columbia City "gift card bonanza." Participating retail spots include Vino Verite, Andaluz, Columbia City Gallery, and many others. The Bourbon Bar, Rookies, and Island Sole are among the participating bars.
Join local distilleries in toasting the most herbaceous of libations. Taste samples from a curated selection of more than 20 local producers and check out "lifestyle exhibits" of ski resorts, crossfit, yoga, pilates, movie theaters, and more.
28. Babylon Death Party 18 - Illuminated Orphans
Gather around a metaphorical fire with a mélange of spooky and talented folks at this party filled with music, art, film screenings, vendors, and plenty of ritual sacrifice. Hear live music from SLOW ELK, Forrest Friends, and Peter Phillips, get a tarot reading, see art from Gage Academy of Art's Elijah Evenson, see films from local students, and peruse potions from local apothecaries for all of your spells.
29. Kim Boekbinder, Katie Kuffel, Kelli Frances Corrado
Despite playing the day before Friday the 13th, Kim Boekbinder fits right into the haunting vibe of the holiday, with her release of NOISEWITCH, an album packed with neon, shadow, synth, and smoke. She'll be joined by Katie Kuffel and Kelli Frances Corrado.
30. Chamber Dance Company 2017
: The Body Politic
The MFA students of the Chamber Dance Company at UW will perform works by significant historical women choreographers, including Isadora Duncan, Lucinda Childs, Jane Dudley, Susan Marshall, plus a few contemporaries.
31. Page to Stage: Love and Information
Join STAGEright Theatre for another of their readings and watch community members read Love and Information by Caryl Churchill. Brendan Mack directs.
32. Bradford Morrow: The Prague Sonata
Bradford Morrow will discuss his "literary quest novel" that travels from Nazi-occupied Prague to turn-of-the-millennium New York, following a young musicologist seeking to solve the mystery behind an 18th-century sonata manuscript.
33. Linda Katz
Linda Katz's Rise Up!: Life and Literacy in an Urban First Grade is an account of an ethnically and racially diverse classroom of six-year-olds in a Seattle inner-city elementary school. Katz, their volunteer literary coach, describes the classroom, their teacher, teaching modules, and the evolution of the school.
34. "Why Be A Designer?" With Paul Sahre
Graphic designer Paul Sahre, who just finished his book Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir, will discuss what it takes to be a designer, and what he's learned from his 30 years in the industry.
35. Noir at the Bar
For a special Halloween edition of Noir at the Bar, hear shadowy tales from a lineup of local literary gems Alice Boatwright, Arthur Coburn, Nick Feldman, Curt Colbert and Waverly Fitzgerald, Bharti Kirchner, Laura Lucas, GG Silverman, Robyn and Brian Thornton, and Tracy Weber.
36. Who's Afraid of Climate, Equity, and Women?
Sip Nasty Woman wines and hear from women scientists, analysts, City of Seattle representatives, environmental activists, social justice leaders, and others for a talk on implementing climate solutions and the advancement of women, particularly women of color, in science and politics.
37. Mark Von Rosensteil: On the Mode of Existence of Narrative and Structure
Mark Von Rosensteil makes sculptural, immersive, mechanical installations; his artwork looks like a science lab in the middle of an experiment.
See a set from Jackass and Wildboy Steve-O (aka Stephen Glover) to celebrate Jackass: The Movie (2, 3D and 3.5).
39. Seattle Sings! Choral Festival 2017
Presented by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the third annual Seattle SINGS! Choral Festival will feature 35 (!) choirs presenting a range of work from around the world, from folk to gospel to classical music.
40. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
In this performance, parents in a suburban subdivision find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game that mirrors their neighborhood, with the goal being to escape it.
41. Next Fall
Fantastic.Z. presents Geoffrey Nauffts' 2010 play Next Fall, which follows the story of a couple (Luke and Adam) who have opposite approaches to religion. Ben Brantley at The New York Times called the play "a smart, sensitive and utterly contemporary New York comedy" and "the funniest heartbreaker in town."
42. Cascadia Poetry Festival
Join local poets and performers at this three-day festival, which describes itself as a "cultural bioregional investigation [that] features academic, democratic, and performance components, late-night readings, a small press fair, and several workshops."
43. Autumn 47
ARC Dance presents a series of dance pieces (some new) by David Fernandez, Alex Ketley, Wade Madsen, Gérard Théorêt, and Kabby Mitchell III.
44. Epic: A Heroine's Odyssey
See four short works of fantasy that examine and celebrate women, POC, and queer communities. The adventurers will journey through three quests to make their way through "their personal dungeons."
45. Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison: Mikawa
This sound and sculpture installation is inspired by the epic Japanese poem (or series of poems) Tales of Ise, and will explore "longing, beauty, and the ephemeral." Join the artist for a talk this Friday.
46. Big Wigs & Swigs
Eat El Camión tacos, drink, and be merry in your favorite wig and your most "whimsical attire" at the third annual Big Wigs & Swigs celebration. Proceeds benefit WithinReach, an organization that helps Washington families "navigate our complex health and social service systems."
47. Butch Alice's Tea Party
Join Butch Alice and Brendan Mack for their "Escaping Alaska/ Birthday/Make me feel Alive again" party. Bring your own tea cup to drink tea, spill tea, and share tea to support STAGEright Theatre in their eighth season.
Celebrate India's festival of lights with Boom Swara's Diwali-themed Bollywood dance party. Dance to Bollywood music while Diwali videos are projected on the walls, drink, eat, and learn about the history of the festival.
49. The Griot Party Experience 3.0
The healing stories in this reading are meant to encourage people to "claim and reclaim their humanity via sharing their story."
50. Campout Cinema: The Dark Crystal
In Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy The Dark Crystal, the last of the Gelfings must journey to find the crystal shard that will create order and bring peace to his world. Tickets include admission to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited and a pre-screening talk with Cheryl Henson.
Join Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington for a night of tasting local beer, cider, and wine, bidding in a silent auction, entering a raffle, eating food, and playing yard games to support local wishes.
52. Betrayal on Capitol Hill
Perpetual construction isn't the only betrayal on Capitol Hill—after a reception and a silent auction, delve into a sinister game night with a round of the Betrayal at House on the Hill board game. Snacks will be provided, but they recommend grabbing a bite beforehand. All proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
53. Night Lab: Board Games and Booze
Play a round of Betrayal at House on the Hill, a haunted house-set board game that will make your Friday the 13th even spookier. To get in the mood, see screenings of the 1959 House on Haunted Hill (based on the Shirley Jackson story) and, fittingly, Friday the 13th. Don't miss Halloween drink specials and a curated selection of scary books to peruse.
54. Alternating Currents
New event series Alternating Currents will kick off with this first iteration featuring music and visuals from local talents like Miles Mercer, T.Wan, R-Pal, Conduit, sighup, and Lux. Proceeds from the evening will go to America SCORES, a foundation that focuses on engaging students and at-risk youth.
55. Bootie Seattle: Friday the 13th Halloween Pre-Party
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration of the dark and twisted by paying tribute to the ultimate freakiness of Friday the 13th (as a pre-party for Halloween).
56. Friday the 13th: A Night of Slasher Films and '80s Music
Pause to consider the impressive number of slasher flicks set to synth-laden soundtracks. It's a lot. Embrace it by allowing DJ Nasty Nams and DJ Hellbound to give you the creeps with their all-vinyl sets of horror movie deep cuts, '80s synth, pop, punk, hair metal, and other witchy tunes. Also enjoy "spooky cocktails."
57. Friday The 13th Masquerade Party
Get into the seasonal spirit with this Friday the 13th party hosted by top stylist Justin Leggett and Justin Kercher, owner of Do The Extraordinary, featuring live sets by DJ Chris Anderson, @InkdFreshly from the Gorillaz, and DJ Justin Murta, and performances by Justin Hewitt and Northern Shakedown. According to the organizers, attendees "must be blacked out, sexy, and dressed to impress. A mask of some sort is required."
58. HeartBeat Silent Disco: Mystery Train Masquerade Party
Heartbeat Silent Sound Systems will be hosting a masquerade party that doubles as a silent disco in which nine DJs will perform sets across three train cars, and party-goers will be hooked up the whole time through their headphones. The theme is "Mystery Train" so the organizers recommend that you "bring a mask and keep it sexy." Entry is free but headphones will set you back ten bucks.
59. Jazz Skate
Rollerskating is an outlet for both feeling spooky and discovering great tunes in the rink. Join Seattle Women in Jazz for a night of skating in circles to spooky Halloween jazz from DJs Amanda Wilde and Robin Nunnally. There will also be karaoke and a costume contest.
60. Nightjar Grand Opening with Sunshine Jones
Nightjar has been open but now they're really really open, and they're announcing that fact with a big ol' party soundtracked by West Coast DJ talent Sunshine Jones. Local support will come from Rev. Riz Rollins, B2B Rob Green, and Brian Lyons B2B Xan Lucero.
61. Pop2K: Spinning Dance Party Hits from 2000-2010!
If the 2000s were your favorite decade, then Pop2K will be your new dance party of choice. The Pop2K DJ team break out all the best millennium jams from artists like Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Sisqo, and many, many more.
62. Transmute: Alluxe and Hydrah
Producer, designer, and violinist Alluxe is described as a "one-woman electronic orchestra." Her new show, Transmute, pairs her violin work and ambrosial vocals with live custom controllers, lighting, and video elements.
63. [untitled] 1
At the latest installment of the incredibly popular (and wonderful) late-night, lie-on-the-floor-if-you-want-to concert experience from Seattle Symphony's most risk-taking players, [untitled] 1 will feature epic works of American chamber music, along with a fresh take on the poetry of Tennessee Williams.
64. An Evening With Thomas Jefferson
See Clay Jenkinson, host of NPR's "The Thomas Jefferson Hour," perform as Thomas Jefferson in A Crucible of Democracy. Proceeds benefit Friendly Water for the World, an organization that ensures that communities in 15 countries have access to clean drinking water.
65. SPOOKY! An Evening of Halloween Plays
It's a special edition of the Seattle Playwrights Salon, appropriate to the ominous date. They promise "monsters, mayhem, and murder" in the atmospheric Georgetown venue.
66. Aaron Mahnke
Writer, host, and producer of the podcast Lore, Aaron Mahnke, will share his illustrated exploration of the mythical creatures that lurk in the dark corners of our minds (and in the forest, allegedly). Learn about the history of the beings and "what they tell us about ourselves" and our fears.
67. Cleve Jones
The famous gay and anti-AIDS activist Cleve Jones will present his memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. Immerse yourself in queer history with one who helped shape it.
68. Betsy DeVos Counter-Rally: United for Public Education
Join the Equity in Education Coalition in a Betsy DeVos counter-rally in support of public education.
69. Air Sex World Championships
Watching someone shred an imaginary guitar is fun, but not as much fun as watching someone have imaginary sex onstage, alone, with imaginary partners. That's exactly what you'll see at this kinky sporting event created and hosted by comedian Chris Trew.
70. Kortney Shane Williams' Comedy Album Release Show
Winner of many comedy contests, Williams is an up-and-coming local funny man you should know. At this event, he'll celebrate the release of his new comedy album (To Whom it Doesn't Concern) and tell jokes alongside musicians and special guest performers.
71. Laser Lemonade Premiere
Feast your eyes and ears on Beyonce's nine-time Grammy-nominated album Lemonade, now in the form of a laser show.
72. The Mystery of Irma Vep — A Penny Dreadful
In Charles Ludlam's spooky comedic play, Lord Edgar, his new wife, an awkward gardener, and a stern maid (the employees of the aristocrat's sinister estate) are haunted by a werewolf, a ghost, a vampire, a sarcophagus, and an unsolved murder.
73. 14/48:HS Festival
Support your talented local teens by watching seven world-premiere plays written, directed, and performed by high schoolers.
74. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 13
Puppetry's already pretty strange—it involves a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to invest emotions into a bundle of cloth on strings. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam apparently kicks the weirdness up and rides it into Bizarro Land. This edition will be extra creepy in honor of their 13th show, which opens on Friday the 13th. Spooky!
75. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY...
Macha Theatre Works presents HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY..., a play about relationships, cake, and a day in the life of a very busy woman. Written by Lisa Every and Jenn Ruzumna and directed by Amy Poisson.
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76. Fossils, Minerals & Wine
Like some rocks with your wine? Sip Thirsty Trilobite White and the Amethyst Splash Red as you admire FossilEra's collection, including dinosaur bones, spiny trilobites, giant shark teeth, and other exciting relics of a more interesting time. There's even a spot where kids can dig up fossils.
77. What's in your cup? Community Brewed Culture Opening
Learn the history, science, evolution, and issues behind Asian Pacific American beverages and "how they can play an important role in creating community."
78. The Addams Family
Catch your favorite creepy and kooky family in song and dance form at this community theater production.
79. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Based on the movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical recounts the adventure of a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard an old bus (nicknamed "Priscilla") searching for love and friendship.
80. Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human
Four scientists have each teamed up with a Seattle playwright to create four short productions that address how we make decisions, how we change our minds—or don't—and what our decision-making tells us about the human condition.
81. Northwest Jewelry & Metals Symposium
At this year's symposium, hear from a number of jewelry extraordinaires including Montreal-based jeweler, author, and Toolbox Initiative co-creator Matthieu Cheminée, New Orleans-based modernist sculptor and "post-industrial, 21st century blacksmith" Rachel David, engineer, inventor, and kinetic sculptor Arthur Ganson, and few others. Also check out silent auctions and Charon Kransen's selection of rare art books.
82. Rahikka, Lavender, Marc Kate
Carson Rennekamp aka Rahikka will produce light field projections and soundscapes in order to "evoke patience and a spiritual connection to life in the present." He'll be joined by Portland composer Lavender, who'll offer a "minimal modular synthesizer setup and video projections," and Marc Kate, a Bay Area composer and producer.
83. Rollercoaster Tycoon: Amusement & Theme Parks
Learn about Luna Park, an amusement park we used to have in Seattle (spooky), as well as the challenges of designing a safe theme park.
84. Kat Larson Opening
In Kat Larson's latest photo/video series, she continues the story of an alien from another planet who crash lands on Earth. As the visitor explores the planet, they find their strength weakened by a lack of love and compassion, and begin to slowly fade away.
85. One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody
New York improviser Kerry Ipema and her writer-performer colleague TJ Dawe (creator of PostSecret: The Show) have written a one-woman show about upper-middle-class New York life, femininity, shoes, and other Sex and the City tropes.
86. Anti-Racism Workshop: Black Liberation
The Mangrove Collective will lead a workshop that highlights the racism present in our lives and community spaces, the history of anti-black racism and how our economy benefits from it, strategies for working in solidarity to fight against racism in our community, and more.
87. Chance Fashion's Halloween Edition
Chance is a monthly resource for local fashion artists to showcase their work. This time, see a spooky and sexy lineup of local lingerie designs.
88. Diwali Ball
Celebrate India’s Festival of Lights, which honors "the triumph of good over evil." The Ball will feature henna, fortune tellers, dance performances, live music, tours of SAM's collection, food, drinks, and dancing.
89. The Diwali Experience
Celebrate India's Festival of Lights by watching a traditional diya-lighting ceremony, getting a henna tattoo, dancing to a Bollywood set by DJ RDX, watching YouTube singer Arjun perform, and more.
90. Green Tukwila Day
Help plant trees and shrubs for our forest friends of the south at the first annual Green Tukwila Day, where volunteers are invited to beautify the park and work on their green thumb. Gardening tools are provided.
91. Lube Wrestling 2017: GLOW!
Don't stay home and watch GLOW on Netflix—go to this Mudhen Rugby fundraiser instead, where you can watch the Gorgeous Ladies Of (Lube) Wrestling duke it out in the ring. They also promise drink specials and a raffle, and you're encouraged to throw on leg warmers and spandex.
92. More Fats More Femmes 4.0
Celebrate your babely bod while shopping for plus size vintage clothing and accessories at this stacked size-inclusive market hosted by Indian Summer owner Adria Garcia, ex-IS manager (and current Stranger music calendar editor) Kim Selling, and current IS shopgirl Abby Cooke. They'll have pieces from a wide variety of styles, from size 12 to 30, and wares from jewelry vendor Mia Stephenson of OhMe Shop for this pre-Halloween fashion extravaganza.
Mahouto Market will host a kawaii-centric event that will be both cute and spooky. They promise an artist alley, cosplay contest, coloring contest, and photo booth. Win prizes, chat with artists, eat candy, and feel adorable.
95. Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour
Amble over the graves of prominent Seattleites, including the Dennys, Maynards, Mercers, Yeslers, and Chief Seattle’s daughter, Princess Angeline, on a walking tour with Jared Steed and the Seattle Obscura Society.
96. Meaningful Movies: Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg's documentary explores the downfalls of US healthcare, what single payer health care is, and how it could benefit our economy. They add, "The US pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens."
Get hammered in a church for a good cause, that is, supporting the upcoming season of the Seattle Bach Choir. The 13th annual Bachtoberfest features a buffet-style German feast from Seasoned in Seattle, an open bar, both silent and live auctions, and a performance by the Seattle Bach Choir.
98. Splatterhouse Wreckords and Ruckus In The Records Present Splatterhouse Ruckus
Two wild labels will join forces for an all-night fest of hard rock and scrappy punk from bands like Black Eyed Vermillion, The Silver Shine, Whiskey Dick, Stump Tail Dolly, Hard Money Saints, Mean Street Meanie American Dischord, The Rocketz, James Hunnicutt, Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Dogbite Harris, and Whiskey Drifters.
99. BorderLands Workshop: Shakespeare Nation
In this BorderLands performance, enjoy snippets from Shakespeare's As You Like It and Hamlet with the talented young artists of Young Shakespeare Workshop, led by YSW director Darren Lay.
100. Bourbon St. Cabaret
Join cabaret dancer Delilah Beaucoup and burlesque dancers Effie du Bois and Icey London in a "mad cap, two-hour, fast-paced cabaret show full of song, dance, vaudevillian humor, and one sassy Diva."
101. Hard Love: Depraved
Enjoy an evening of sultry and spooky performances, featuring new and seasoned acts from Screw troupe members Stella D'Letto, Seraphina Fiero, and Kutie La Bootie.
102. HINT: A Spoof of Your Favorite Murder Mystery Card Game
Take part in a live version of Clue at this theater show/murder mystery party.
103. Rainbow Bingo
Join Aunt Betty Malone for an evening of live performances, dinner, jello shots, and good ole fashioned bingo.
104. Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball
You can't spell "murder mystery" without "grilled flat iron steak with casper berry pesto." At this masquerade ball, guests are invited to enter the Southern mansion of Miles Chesterton, the famous heir to a pork rind fortune. After the death of Miles' parents, he went mad and was sent to a sanatarium. He'll be welcomed home at the ball, joined by his kooky family and neighbors for a night of murder, mystery, and family drama. Witness the action while enjoying a meal of the aforementioned steak, chicken with mushrooms, or roasted root vegetables.
105. Testostérone Black Light Underwear Party
SCRUFF's Testostérone Black Light Underwear Party is back, so dust off your jock straps and underthings and dance the night away to underground beats from DJ Ron Hamelin.
106. Truth or Bare: The Strip Gameshow
The XL Bears will get ready to show their good stuff at this game show, which promises to culminate in an underwear party.
107. Lisa Congdon with Shauna Ahern
Lisa Congdon's new book features profiles, interviews, and essays from women like Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many others, who've found creative fulfillment and have achieved notable accomplishments in the second half of their lives.
108. Parenting While Queer: Conversations with LGBTQ Parents About Identity and Family
LGBTQ+ parents are invited to share about their home lives, from handling the probing questions of strangers, to talking about sex with their kids, to doing everyday tasks.
109. Passport to Romance
The bodice-ripping authors of the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America associations invite you to a party with buff male cover models, cast your lot in raffles, vote in a novel cover contest, take pictures with writers, and more.
110. Whitney Cummings
Comedian and actress Whitney Cummings (Whitney and 2 Broke Girls) will visit Seattle to speak about "codependence, addiction, workaholism, dating narcissists and a host of other mortifying situations." She'll also share her new book, I'm Fine...and Other Lies.
111. Jello Underground
Allegedly the "only female-produced jello wrestling show in the world," the Jello Underground pits muscular women athletes against one another in a jiggly pool o' jello. Here's their Halloween edition, wherein the women will be painted up like zombies.
112. Seattle Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo
Expand your knowledge of scaly creatures from near and far as you watch them saunter about. If you're so inclined, you can even take home a reptile (after chatting with the local breeders, pet shops, small businesses, local vets, and local societies on-site who will be sharing information on how to care for one).
113. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Thousands of antique books, manuscripts, photographs, posters, and other ephemera will be on display at this event, featuring the better part of 100 dealers from the US, Canada, England, and beyond.
Enjoy a vision of the Eastern/Western contemporary influences and cultural touchstones that make up modern-day Turkey, in the forms of live music, dancing, food, visual arts, and an authentic Turkish tea house.
115. Fall Bake Sale for Pigs Peace
If you're vegan, you almost definitely care about pigs. Celebrate both of these qualities about yourself at a vegan bake sale that supports Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary, where you'll find an array of pumpkin-flavored treats.
116. Dragon Lady
Rich Smith wrote: "Sara Porkalob has been completely overhauling this show about her badass Filipino gangster grandma for a couple years. It began as a solo show at the Fringe Festival, morphed into a more refined solo show at Theater Off Jackson, transformed into a dinner theater musical at Cafe Nordo, and is now a full-fledged musical with a live band and a tighter book. If you have yet to check out any of Dragon Lady's many iterations, this is the one to see. Intiman artistic director Andrew Russell, who is leaving us soon, will direct." At this performance in Eastsound, chef Aaron Verzosa will be serving Filipino cuisine.
If you're burnt out on bier and sausages, consider spending a very active 24 hours running around Seattle with five or six of your BFFs, where you'll race with other teams to complete hundreds of challenges ranging from fitness to community service. Questival's October-themed event promises its usual action, but with added autumnal challenges like costume contests, leaf-jumping, and wilderness adventures.
Watch host Patrick Higgins and friends take control of strangers' OkCupid profiles (and maybe create some of their own) at this comedic exploration of contemporary dating. They also promise instructional dating videos, audience games, and giveaways.
119. Our Seattle: Candidates Forum
Get to know your candidates for mayor, City Council Positions Eight and Nine, and City Attorney by sitting in (and asking questions) at a roundtable discussion moderated by KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna.
120. Sand Point Aviation History Celebration
Check out model exhibits and an outdoor flying demonstration, hear storytelling, take a tour of the Historic District, and master your paper airplane skills at this celebration of aviation history.
121. Shalom! Seferad & Sephardic Day
Play Sephardic bingo, eat Borekas, boyos, and yaprakis (and learn how to make them), see WSJHS's “Shalom! Sefarad: El Florecimiento de la Vida Sefardí en Seattle” exhibit, and much more at this celebration of Sephardic community and culture.
122. Truffle Cultivation Introductory Seminar
Learn from truffle experts Pierre Sourzat and Aziz Turkoglu about the history, technology, and challenges of truffle cultivation around the world, and why truffles are important in other ways than being a delicious and decadent garnish on your risotto.
123. Disco Town Hall
Arcade Fire's Will Butler is teaming up with local organizations, activists, and politicians dedicated to empowering underserved communities. Show your support and your love of boogying by dancing the night away. All proceeds benefit Partners In Health.
124. Moon Festival Melody: Cello Exploration
In celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival, the Meydenbauer Center will host their own festival that will include a program of diverse cello styles, with combinations of cello and the Chinese instrument Guzheng, as well as guitar, piano, and a full orchestra on hand to explore ancient Chinese music from a millennia ago, played alongside selections from Chopin, Dvorak, and Haydn. At the helm will be virtuosic cellist Kai Chen who doubles as the Music Director of the Seattle Young Philharmonic Orchestra.
125. Adventures in Candyland
This series helps transgender individuals raise money for gender confirmation surgery and procedures. This month, see performances from Russell Roberre, Nadya Bizness, Wicked Scarlett, 35 Sierra, and many others.
126. Charlie Hides - A Dozen Divas
Comedian, celebrity impersonator, and YouTuber Charlie Hides will make his Seattle debut with a campy tribute to some very well-known ladies, including Madonna, Cher, and Lady Gaga.
SANCA's fall open house will feature a flying trapeze show, circus activities, and carnival games, all to raise money for student scholarships.
128. Mr. & Miss Gay Filipino
See who gets the crown (and the title of FCS' LGBTQ Ambassador) at this pageant, with classic categories like Cultural Fantasy (costume), Tropical Realness (swimwear), Talent, Evening Eleganza (formal wear), and a Spokesmodel Q&A.