10/18-10/24

MONDAY 10/18:

the seattle gay & lesbian film festival turns 15. this week!

venues throughout seattle, including the admiral theater, nw film forum, egyptian theatre, central cinema, etc.

$7 first screening each day (and always for general screenings for anyone under 21 or over 65 yrs old), $10 all other screenings (except special galas). special galas and post-screening parties/receptions for a number of films this week (prices vary).

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seattle restaurant week. now-oct 28.

participating restaurants throughout seattle offer $25 three-course dinners, and many also offer $15 three-course lunches.

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stranger’s hump tickets go on sale. 10am.

$20. shows nov 4, 5, 6. cash bar before, vote on your favorite film afterwards.

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5th ave theatre tour. noon. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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arts crush theatre week launch party. 5:30-9pm.

maxwell hotel. 300 roy st. lower queen anne.

free. one-of-a-kind performances written by local playwrights for specific for hotel rooms. performances hourly (starting at 6pm). snacks, wine, musical performances, and more!

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TUESDAY 10/19:

mccaw hall tour. noon-1pm. pre-registration required.

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date night.

many organizations offer two-for-one tickets/admission to tuesday and friday events, just mention arts crush at the box office! presented with arts crush 2010.

tonight includes “the lieutenant of inishmore” at act, sara paretsky at benaroya hall, etc.

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screening & panel discussion on “lumo.” 4-6pm.

room 133, william h. gates hall, university of washington school of law.

free. in honor of congo week. after the award-winning documentary, panel discussion with erika berg (refugee & immigrant children’s program), wemba-koy okonda (president, okongo), dick anderson (executive director, heal africa), judy anderson (executive director, heal africa), joel kalonji (friends of the congo). snacks and refreshments will be served.

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century 21 seattle world’s fair. 6-7pm.

free. teens +. northeast library. 6801 35th ave ne.

discussion with paula becker and alan stein, who are writing a book about the 1962 century 21 seattle world’s fair.

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“eating your environment” lecture series. 6:30-8pm.

free, online registration required. all ages. room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

“food politics: advocacy for social change” marion nestle, new york university.

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liquor initiative debate. doors 6:30pm.

the crocodile. 2200 2nd ave.

free. 21+. presented by the stranger, wa bus, the seattle nightlife & music association. representatives for/against both initiatives will be present.

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moondoggies at easy st. 7pm.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by the moondoggies.

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leslie marmon silko with sherman alexi. 7pm.

microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. first come, first serve basis. silko is discussing her latest work the turquoise ledge: a memoir (her first book in a decade, and first book of extended nonfiction prose), with alexi as moderator/conversant.

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“authors & neighbors: a showcase of ballard writers.” 7-9pm.

sunset hill community association. 3003 nw 66th st.

free. panel discussion. q&a and book sale at secret garden bookshop.

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WEDNESDAY 10/20:

city arts festival. today-oct 23. all over seattle.

$5-$36.50 for individual shows (plus fees). also the option of purchasing a $60 all-access wristband that gets you into all the events at venues like benaroya hall, town hall, sole repair, century ballroom, intiman studio, the paramount, on the boards, seattle art museum, etc.

readings, musical performances, presentations, art showings, and more!

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“bullied” screening, seattle gay & lesbian film festival. 6pm.

broadway performance hall. 1625 broadway. capitol hill.

free screening, no tickets required. the 40 min documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.

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sneak peek & cocktail hour. 6:30pm.

presented with arts crush 2010. intiman theatre. 201 mercer st.

free (rsvp required). sneak peek of the “scarlet letter” set, behind-the-scenes look (and design presentation) with director and design team. $5 signature cocktails.

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purr’s 5 yr anniversary celebration. 7pm.

purr cocktail lounge. 1518 11th ave.

absolut pink inspired cocktails (and happy hour goes until 8pm; $2.50 domestic drafts, $3.5o micros, $5 double wells, $2 off apps). a percentage of proceeds benefit breast  cancer. cocktail attire encouraged.

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paul harding. 7-8:30pm.

free. adults. microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

harding will read from tinkers, winner of the 2010 pulitzer prize for fiction.

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“what we talk about when we talk about food: an evening with seattle writers.” 7-9pm.

$25. all ages. palace ballroom. 2100 5th ave.

ticket includes panel discussion with ethan stowell, greg atkinson, laura ferroni, and more. a glass of wine, appetizers, and discounts on the author’s new books (and signings).

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after hours at the burke. 7-9pm.

burke museum. university of washington.

free with uw student id (special event for uw students only). tour the new exhibit “weaving heritage: textile masterpieces from the burke collection,” try weaving on a real loom, make your own weaving crafts to take home, performances, food.

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THURSDAY 10/21:

get out the vote rally with barack obama. 9am.

free, rsvp online. hec ed pavilion, university of washington.

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the starlings at city hall. noon-1pm.

city hall plaza. 5th between cherry and james st. downtown.

free musical performance by the starlings (folk and country).

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the weepies at easy st. 3pm.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance.

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“urban self-reliance: small sparks neighborhood matching fund workshop.” 5:30-6:30pm.

free, registration required. adults. capitol hill library. 425 harvard ave e.

with thomas whittemore, neighborhood district coordinator.

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belltown art walk. 6-cl.

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wine tasting: northwest character at pcc. 6:30-8pm.

fremont pcc. 600 n 34th.

$5. 21+. 1 ounce pours of each wine offered.

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“a midsummer night’s dream” rehearsal. 7pm.

ballard underground, lower level. 2220 nw market st.

free (rsvp required). presented with arts crush 2010.

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elections trivia night. 7-9pm.

free. reps will be on hand to answer your questions-post trivia. spitfire. 2219 4th ave.

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“seattle journalists: uncovering family homelessness” forum. 7:30-9pm.

$5. all ages. great hall, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

eight seattle-area journalists back to school to study this problem, tonight they will share stories about the experience, moderated by kuow’s steve scher.

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FRIDAY 10/22:

date night.

many organizations offer two-for-one tickets/admission to tuesday and friday events, just mention arts crush at the box office! presented with arts crush 2010.

tonight includes “god of carnage” at seattle repertory theatre, “hp lovecraft’s pickman’s model” at open circle theater, “picasso: masterpieces from the musee national picasso, paris” at sam, “pat graney company: faith triptych” at on the boards, etc.

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easy street’s 22nd anniversary. today-oct 23.

22% off new and used items.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

easy street records. 4559 california ave sw. west seattle.

free anniversary party/show at west seattle store with cheap beer and live musical performance by whalesbones. 8pm.

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naked city 2nd anniversary celebration. open-close.

naked city brewery and taphouse. 8564 greenwood ave n.

prize giveaways, special beers on tap.

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haunted howl & carnival. 6-7:30pm.

jefferson community center. 3801 beacon ave s.

free. all ages. costumes encouraged. games, goodies, prizes, and more!

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“walk the line” winter fashion show. 6-10pm.

donations accepted (benefits pow). evo. 122 nw 36th st.

fashion show, silent auction, music, drinks & snacks from pyramid brewery, house wine, theo chocolates, and more!

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think small. reception 6pm.

university heights center. 5031 university way ne.

$8 adv, $10 (cash/check) at door. film 7pm. screening of the documentary “small act,” guest speaker, kenyan food, cash bar. hosted by nonprofit eac (east african center for the empowerment of women and children). benefits the students ofvutakaka junior school in takaungu, kenya.

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haunted history tour. 6:30pm.

old georgetown city hall. 6200 13th ave s.

$10. four walking tours. costumes encouraged. post-tour reception at the stables with dancing, drinks, tarot readings, and more!

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blitzen trapper, fruit bats, seabear, wye oak. doors 7pm.

$21 (plus $9.09 in fees). showbox market. 1426 1st ave. downtown. part of city arts fest.

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“the fish child” gala. 7:30pm.

$15 (ticket to film includes reception). “the fish child” at pacific place (7:30pm. 600 pine st. 4th floor.), followed by a reception at il fornaio bakery cafe (9pm. pacific place. 1st floor.) with food and drinks.

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avery dee “traveling home: stories & songs.” 7:30pm.

free. all ages. roy st. coffee & tea (starbucks). 700 broadway e.

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no frills show at hardrock. doors 9pm.

hardrock cafe. 116 pike st.

$7 adv/$10 day of. show 10pm. mash hall, helladope, candidt, spaceman, luck-one, dj terry radjaw.

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SATURDAY 10/23:

univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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easy street’s 22nd anniversary.

22% off new and used items.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

easy street records. 4559 california ave sw. west seattle.

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georgetown trailer park market of curiosities. 10-4pm.

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seattle financial planning day. 10-4pm.

cafeteria, college center. north seattle community college. 9600 college way n.

free. meet with a professional financial planner, one-on-one and presentations in budgeting & money management, insurance, debt/credit, public benefits, etc.

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northwest chocolate festival. 10-6pm.

northwest rooms, seattle center.

$12.50 adv. $15 day of. tastings, talks, demonstrations, ($) beer & wine garden, and more!

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104th annual leif erkison lodge bazaar. 10-7pm.

free. all ages. leif erikson hall. 2245 nw 57th st.

bingo 1-2:30pm, demonstrations, ($) raffle, ($) silent auction, traditional food, music, arts & crafts, and more!

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sisters are doing if for themselves. 1o:30am.

mount baker community club. 2811 mount rainier drive s.

free, rsvp encouraged. all ages. interactive history with six african american women from the past. presented with arts crush 2010.

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poetry and hip hop church. 11am.

washington hall. 153 14th ave.

$10 ($12.38 with fees). all ages. part of city arts fest. featuring pastor kaleb, geo, macklemore, ra scion, fatal lucciano, buffalo madonna, state of the artist, hi-life soundsystem, eileen myles, karen finneyfrock, storme webber, trent moorman, mealanie noel, sarah vap, ed skoog, rachel kessler, rich jenson, don me choi.

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harvest fest at whole foods. 11-4pm.

free. all ages. roosevelt square whole foods. 1026 ne 64th.

treats, hot apple cider, face painting, games for kids, and more!

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fireside chat “art & theft: sampling in music & dance.” noon-1:30pm.

$5 ($7.22 with fees). fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

co-hosts charles mudede & amy o, dj spooky, peter boal, pat graney, sabzi, joshua roman, orbitron. part of the city arts fest.

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make your own sugar skulls for dia de los muertos. 12:30-2:30pm.

free. all ages. southpark library. 8604 8th ave s.

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screening of “ravens on his shoes.” 1-2pm.

capitol hill library. 425 harvard ave e.

free. 15 min short, followed by q&a with the filmmaker.

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p-patch community garden tours. northwest seattle. 1-3pm.

pick up/drop off at greenwood neighborhood service center. 8515 greenwood ave n.

free. all ages. online registration required. van tour presented by the seattle department of neighborhoods. the featured gardens include good shepherd, fremont, hazel heights, greg’s garden, ballard.

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4th annual hillside harvest fest. doors 4pm.

presented by skillet and bottleneck lounge. 2328 madison st.

skillet 5pm. special fall themed drinks at bottleneck.

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haunted history tour. 6:30pm.

old georgetown city hall. 6200 13th ave s.

$10. four walking tours. costumes encouraged. post-tour reception at the stables with dancing, drinks, tarot readings, and more!

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the artery. 7-10pm.

free. post alley, pike place market. 85 pike st.

hosted by lowell’s. local art, live music, drinks. gallery style silent auction, all proceeds go to art with heart (seattle based nonprofit targeting at-risk youth with art therapy).

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chocolate masquerade ball. 7pm-1am.

seattle center. 305 harrison st.

$20. 21+. “the masquerade ball: a chocolate halloween.” gala celebration party. costumes encouraged. live music, djs, ($) beer & wine garden, chocolate fountains, costume prizes, and more!

chef’s competition 7-9pm. chocolate awards 10pm. live music 10pm. costume contest midnight.

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versus at chapel. 7:30-9:30pm.

$15. 21+. the chapel bar. 1600 melrose ave.

fashion performance. fashion designers + the artist community; musicians, poets, dancers, film editors, painters, photographers, etc. part of the city arts fest.

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rainn wilson and friends fundraiser. 8pm.

the paramount theatre. 911 pine st.

$27.50 (plus fees). co-stars from “the office,” musical performances by the presidents of the united states, the long winters, sean nelson, and more!

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sean neil, andrew anderson. 9pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. live musical performance.

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SUNDAY 10/24:

arts crush dance week launch. 9am-9pm.

american dance institute. 8001 greenwood ave n. greenwood.

free dance classes all day (for all ages)! also free dance movement sketch class at 11am, family art team event at 3pm.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard farmers market. 10-3pm.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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northwest chocolate festival. 10-6pm.

northwest rooms, seattle center.

$12.50 adv. $15 day of. tastings, talks, demonstrations, ($) beer & wine garden, and more!

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broadway farmers market. 11-3pm.

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meadowbrook farmers market. 11-3pm.

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104th annual leif erkison lodge bazaar. 11-5pm.

free. all ages. leif erikson hall. 2245 nw 57th st.

bingo 1-2:30pm, demonstrations, ($) raffle, ($) silent auction, traditional food, music, arts & crafts, and more!

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people bridges: seattle’s chinatown/id voices past to present at wing luke. 2:30pm.

all ages. free with admission. tateuchi story theatre, wing luke museum.

approx 25 min. “code of silence.” an american born, japanese educated man who served in the u.s. mis during ww2.

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the seattle gay & lesbian film festival closing gala. 6:30pm.

“the secret diaries of miss anne lister”  at pacific place (6:30pm. 600 pine st. 4th floor.), followed by food and drinks at the flying fish (9pm. 3oo westlake ave n.).

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mumford and sons. doors 7:30pm.

paramount theatre. 911 pine st.

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mary bue. 9pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. live musical performance.

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