9/27-10/3

MONDAY 9/27:

last week for free trees!

the city of seattle’s trees for neighborhoods program + earthcorps = free tress in target seattle neighborhoods (beacon hill, columbia city, georgetown, highland park, north beacon hill/jefferson park, rainier beach, roxhill/westwood, seward park, south beacon hill/new holy, south park).

program participants receive trees to be planted in yards and along streets, watering bags, training on proper tree planning and care, one free bag of groco compost, helpful tree tips and reminders.

applications due next monday: oct 4!!!!

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seattle parks’ “try it for $2” promotion. now-oct 9.

certain programs and classes (such as yoga, hip hop dance, pool classes, karate, etc.) at park facilities are only $2!

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5th ave theatre free tour. noon. tour lasts approx 20 minutes.

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21st annual fall fling. 3:30-7pm.

free. all ages. red square, university of washington.

part of the annual dawg daze. musical performances by relient k, this providence, the scene aesthetic, food, and more!

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science on tap: joshua bandfield. 7pm.

third place pub, third place books ravenna location. 6504 20th ave ne.

free. joshua bandfield, research assistant professor dept of earth and space sciences, uw. “a tour of familiar and alien landscapes on mars: using spacecraft images to understand the processes that shape the martian surface.”

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folk dance at seattle center. 7pm.

center house stage, seattle center.

free. all ages. participatory folk dance.

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daniel kehlmann at elliott bay. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave. capitol hill.

free. all ages. kehlmann is promoting his newest novel fame: a novel in nine episodes.

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“arboring film: celebrating 15 years at nw film forum.” playing now-sept 30.

northwest film forum. 1515 12th ave. capitol hill.

$19.95 series pass (for nonmembers). 15 shorts and 15 features are shown throughout the week.

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reasons to be pretty” at artswest. playing now-oct 2. 7:30pm.

artswest playhouse and gallery. 4711 california ave sw. west seattle.

$5-$32. ($5 teen tix. $10 under 25). plays wednesdays-sundays.

deals with conflicts and insecurities concerning male and female appearance issues.

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TUESDAY 9/28:

kidd valley 35th anniversary special:

buy one regular shake, get one free.

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fences at sonic boom. 6pm.

sonic boom. 2209 nw market st. ballard.

free. all ages. celebrate the cd release with an in-store musical performance.

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jon langford at easy street. 6pm.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance.

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obof premiere party. 7pm.

free. all ages. roy st. starbucks. 700 broadway ave e.

celebrate the world premiere of official best of fest’s pbs tv series “the best films you’ve never seen” with a special sneak peek screening.

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“design in depth: design for good.” 7-8:30pm.

level 1 microsoft auditorium, central library.

free. features industrial designer yves behar of fuseproject. the first in the six-part “design in depth: solving problems with design” series.

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ethan stowell’s new italian kitchen at barnes & noble. 7pm.

barnes & noble university village location.

free. all ages. discussion and book signing of the cookbook.

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last of the living spankstra (and friends). 7-9pm.

free. pilot books. upstairs, alley building. 219 broadway e.

featured readers include eli richardson, stacey levine, david la terre, maged zaher, ira parnes, arne pihl, amanda dellinger, john persak, roger weaver, brian mcguigan, loraine campbell. the “spankstra genius award” will be given out.

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WEDNESDAY 9/29:

the last farm days on the cobblestone (pike place market) of the season.

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the last wallingford farmers market of the season.

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whimsy home decor is closing; 40% off this week.

40% off today until next wednesday. 14th and e. pine st. capitol hill.

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comedy in the park. 5:30-6:30pm.

occidental park. 109 s. washington st.

free. all ages. hosted by travis “the big funny” simmons.

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p-patch annual citywide harvest banquet potluck. 6-8pm.

high point community center. 6920 34th ave sw.

free. all ages. bring a dish to share (and your own plate and utensils), beverages will be provided.

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emma donoghue at elliott bay. 7pm.

free. elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave. capitol hill.

the irish novelist and scholar will be promoting her latest novel room, a story from the perspective of a five-year-old boy who’s never left the room that he and his mother are imprisoned in.

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free relentless music session. doors 8pm.

free (with online rsvp). 21+. chop suey. 1325 e. madison. capitol hill.

free musical performances by the maldives, fences, the horde & the harem.

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THURSDAY 9/30:

the last cascade farmers market. of the season.

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kidd valley 35th anniversary special:

$2.35 mini combo anniversary special; mini cheeseburger, fries, and drink.

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“40 quickies in one night.” 9:30am-midnight.

free. all over seattle.

local band quickie is hoping to set a world record by playing over 40 venues in one day with a marathon of mini-concerts:

Bob Rivers Show 9:30am.  Finn Mac Cools 10:00 am.  Race Car Cafe 10:20 am.  Scarlet Tree (Acoustic) 10:40am.  Little Red Hen 10:55am.  Zippys 11:30am (Acoustic).  Sidekicks 11:40am.  Tracey’s 11:50 am.  Tony V’s 12:00pm.  Hayleys 12:10pm.  The Anchor 12:25pm.  Madison Pub 12:45pm.  Flight 1:00pm.  Baxter’s 1:20pm.  El Norte 1:40pm.  Rimrock 1:55pm.  Backdoor 2:05pm.  Mr Villa 2:20pm.  Dante’s 2:35.  Fuel 2:50.  Temple Billiards 2:50(Acoustic).  Seattle Historic Triangle Tavern (Acoustic).  The Little Red Studio (Acoustic).  Nectar 3:00-3:30pm.  The Red Door 3:30pm.  The Hard Rock Cafe 4:00pm.  The Ballroom 4:20pm.  Ballard Loft 4:40pm.  El Corazon 5pm.  Rendevous 5:20pm.  JuJu 5:30pm.  Shorty’s 5:40pm.  Lava Lounge 5:50pm.  Funhouse 6:00pm.  Monkey Pub 6:30pm.  Lucid 6:40pm.  Galway Arms 6:50pm.  Club Motor 7:15pm.  Owl & Thistle 7:30pm.  Tost 8:00pm.  Dubliner 8:15pm.  Linda’s 8:40pm.  The Garage 9:00pm.  Belltown Billiards 9:25pm.  J & M Cafe 9:45pm.  New Orlean’s 10:15pm.  Merchant Cafe 10:30pm.  The Central 11:20pm.

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beer tasting at interbay whole foods. 5-7pm.

free. 21+. interbay whole foods market. 2001 15th ave w.

“thursday tastings: local brews.” locally brewed beers and snacks.

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city business casual. 5-7pm.

free. polar bar, arctic club hotel. 700 3rd ave.

presented by the office of economic development and the city of seattle. informal setting for mingling with city leaders, including tim burgess and ray hoffman. free appetizers.

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free ice cream! 9th annual world’s largest ice cream social. 6-8pm.

cold stone creamery. 624 n. 34th st.

free 3 oz. of a special make-a-wish ice cream (kate’s creation caramel apple ice cream, chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust, apple pie filling). ($1 make-a-wish paper stars) donations to the local chapter of make-a-wish foundation encouraged.

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skate like a girl “ladie’s night.” 6pm.

seattle center skate park.

free drop-in clinic.

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“urban self-reliance: setting financial goals and creating a budget.” 6-7:30pm.

free class. capitol hill library.

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fashion show of support for the gulf. 6-8pm.

21+. shadowland. 4458 california ave sw.

free (no ticket sales, but donations encouraged). ($) raffle. all proceeds benefit gulf restoration network. fall fashion show 6pm, after party shopping at clementine (also with coastal surf boutique), sweetie (also with edie’s shoes), and carmilia’s open until 10pm.

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town hall with mayor mcginn. 6:30-8pm.

free. rainier beach community center. 8825 rainier ave s.

an opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns with the mayor, police chef, and other city leaders.

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cheap beer and prose at hugo house. 7pm.

free. richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave. capitol hill.

first there was cheap wine and poetry. then there was cheap beer and prose. and tonight is the first ever ladies’ night cheap beer and prose! featuring karen finneyfrock, wilson diehl, margot kahn, and paullette gaudet, and cheap beer ($1 pbr).

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folk dance at seattle center. 7pm.

center house stage, seattle center.

free. all ages. participatory folk dance.

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“seattle speaks: income tax in wa state?” 7-8:30pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

free (registration required). all ages. c.r. douglas will lead an interactive community discussion with proponents and opponents of initiative 1098.

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john roderick at triple door. doors 6pm, 8pm.

triple door. 216 union st. downtown.

$20. all ages. doors at 6pm. john roderick of the long winters.

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“arboring film: celebrating 15 years at nw film forum.” last day.

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FRIDAY 10/1:

the last phinney farmers market. of the season.

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american craft week celebration. today-oct 10.

pike place market.

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friends of spl’s read-in at westlake center. noon.

spontaneous group read flash mob; at noon everyone pull out a book, take a seat and read to show support for libraries.

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central library architecture tour. noon-1pm.

free. all ages. level 1 info desk, central library.

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green halloween costume swap. drop off starts today!

free. all ages. whole foods market (roosevelt square, bellevue, interbay locations)

drop off your gently used costume and receive a ticket (1 ticket for every costume or 5 small accessories turned in) for the costume swap. bring your tickets in oct 9 noon-3pm to swap them for a new-to-you costume!

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2nd annual apple harvest party. 6-8pm.

meadowbrook community center. 10517 35th ave ne.

free. all ages. pony rides, apple cider pressing, workshops, refreshments, and more!

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fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

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seattle civic dance theatre’s 5th annual family fun night. 6-9pm.

the fauntleroy community center. 9131 california ave sw.

free. all ages. sock hop, silent auction, cake walk, face painting, games, raffles. proceeds go to the nonprofit seattle civic concert dancers.

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friday night skate night. 6:45-8:45pm.

alki community center. 5817 sw stevens st.

$3. all ages. skates provided or bring your own.

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seattle symphony’s rush hour. 5:30pm, show at 7pm.

benaroya hall. 200 university st. downtown.

$14 and up. 5:30pm pre-concert happy hour with discounted drinks and small plates. 7pm dvorak’s symphony no. 7, no intermission.

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neel datta at cafe allegro. 7pm.

free. all ages. live musical performance upstairs, cafe allegro. 4214 university way.

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national ballroom dance week dance at seattle center. 7-1opm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. cha cha lesson, pacific ballroom dance team performance, usa dance seattle performance team, and social dancing.

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henry open house. 8pm (6-8pm member preview).

henry art gallery. university of washington.

$12. $8 students/seniors. free for members. new exhibitions, music, activities, beer, wine, cupcakes, local food vendors joe bar and dante’s inferno dogs.

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“bring it on” at century ballroom. 8pm.

free. all ages. west hall: 2nd floor, across the hall from century ballroom, 915 east pine st. capitol hill.

doors and ($) food/bar service available at 7pm, movie at 8pm.

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das racist & mash hall at comet tavern. 9pm.

$8. 21+. comet tavern. 922 e. pike st. capitol hill.

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local sightings film festival. today-oct 6.

presented by the northwest film forum. 1515 12th ave. capitol hill.

$10 tickets (for nonmembers). local shorts and films!

local sighting opening night party. 9pm.

$5 for party. or if you purchase a ticket for opening night film, it includes admission to the party!

15th anniversary and opening night party. music, dancing, drinks, birthday cake, treats from heleo and cupcake royale, sumo wrestling, and more!

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mobile chowdown 5.

$5. 21+. quest field, north parking lot.

food vendors from washington and oregon, live music.

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smash putt! at INS. fri/sat/sun. now-0ct 17. 6pm.

old immigration and naturalization services building. 815 airport way s.

21+. fridays, saturdays, sundays. tickets available at the door, but online purchase recommended. “miniature golf apocalypse” unusual course with secret traps, mechanized obstacles, etc.

$13.29 ($12 at the door). early happy hour. 6-7:30pm.

$16.36 ($15 at the door). prime time/anytime.

$12.27 ($11 at the door). late happy hour. 11:30pm-1:30am.

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“it’s a salon” at century ballroom. today-oct 16. 8pm.

century ballroom. 915 east pine st. capitol hill.

$10 adv. all ages. fridays & saturdays. “it’s a salon” featuring cherdonna and lou show. drag, dance, and more.

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SATURDAY 10/2:

northwest tea festival. 9-6pm.

olympic room, orcas room, san juan room, seattle center.

free (porcelain tasting cup with donations of $5 or more). all ages. samples, art, presentations, vendors, and more!

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paramount theatre free tour. 10am. tour lasts approx 90 min.

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8th annual closet treasures sale. 10-4pm.

ywca. 1118 5th ave.

first pick preview sale. complimentary refreshments. suggested donation of $35. line forms at 9am, doors open at 10am. proceeds benefit dress for success seattle.

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seattle asian art museum. free day! 10-5pm.

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brickcon public lego exhibition. 11-3pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

$7. all ages. hundreds of lego models by builders from all over the world!

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harvest celebration. 11:30-2pm.

amphitheater and children’s garden, magnuson park. 6344 ne 74th st.

free. all ages. games, orchard maze, garden tours, scavenger hunt, ($5) scarecrow making, and more!

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free food at skybox. noon-5pm.

skybox sports bar. 315 1st ave n.

celebrate skybox’s grand opening with free food!

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croatiafest at seattle center. 6-10pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. dance lessons, sing alongs, donor reception, and more!

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p-patch community garden tours. lake union. 1-3pm.

pick up/drop off at fremont neighborhood service center. 908 n. 34th st.

free. all ages. online registration required. van tour presented by the seattle department of neighborhoods. the featured gardens include cascade, belltown, queen pea, queen anne, interbay.

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ladies musical club concert at the frye. 2pm.

free. all ages. frye auditorium, frye art museum. 704 terry ave.

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SUNDAY 10/3:

northwest tea festival. 9-4pm.

olympic room, orcas room, san juan room, seattle center.

free (porcelain tasting cup with donations of $5 or more). all ages. samples, art, presentations, vendors, and more!

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8th annual closet treasures sale. 10-2pm.

ywca. 1118 5th ave.

public sale. free. buy $50 or more, get $5 off purchase, buy $100 of more, get $10 off purchase. proceeds benefit dress for success seattle.

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arts crush kick-off fair at seattle center. 11-2pm.

free. all ages. fisher pavilion, seattle center.

this is the first opportunity to reserve free night tickets (before it’s opened online)! raffles, photo booth, performances, and more!

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brickcon public lego exhibition. 11-3pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

$7. all ages. hundreds of lego models by builders from all over the world!

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croatiafest at seattle center. noon-8pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. music and dance performances, cultural displays, cooking demonstrations, lectures (lecture room 3rd floor), art, and more!

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free show at vera project! 7pm.

free. all ages. vera project, seattle center.

d. black, gabriel teodros, l.a.c.o.s.a., kung fu grip.

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