9/20-9/26

MONDAY 9/20:

kidd valley 35th anniversary special. now-sept 25.

buy a sandwich and a side, get a free regular shake.

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5th ave theatre tours. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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interbay whole foods 30th birthday celebration. 6pm.

interbay whole foods market. 2001 15th ave w.

free mini cupcakes (1st 100 people)!

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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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mae ngai at elliott bay. 7pm.

free. all ages. elliott bay book co. 1521 10th. capitol hill.

the author will be reading from her newest book the lucky ones: one family and the extraordinary invention of chinese america.

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jonathan safran foer at town hall. 7:30pm.

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

the author will discuss his newest work eating animals about his own omnivore and vegetarian pasts and how his new role as a father prompted the realization that he would soon be making dietary choices on his child’s behalf.

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TUESDAY 9/21:

mccaw hall public tour. noon-1pm.

marion oliver mccaw hall, seattle center.

free. all ages. pre-registration required. third tuesday of every month (subject to event schedule). tour includes public and backstage areas.

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women’s suffrage in washington state. 6-7pm.

free. all ages. seattle public library north east branch.

reading and lecture by shanna stevenson (washington women’s history consortium) about the women’s suffrage in washington.

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cobirds unite with rusty willoughby and rachel flotard. 6:30pm.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance.

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salon of shame at theatre off jackson. 8pm.

409 7th ave s. chinatown/international district.

$10. 21+. doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

this always sells out before the show date, online purchase is strongly recommended required!

seattleites read from “their worst adolescent writing, including middle school diaries, high school poetry, unsent letters, etc.”

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WEDNESDAY 9/22:

preview of “picasso: masterpieces from the musee national picasso, paris.” 5-6:30pm.

free. sam in the studio at hotel 1000. 1000 1st. downtown.

picasso edition of the studio with sam series. sneak preview of the show, free hors d’oeuvres, $3 glasses of wine.

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michael schultheis opening reception. 6-8pm.

winston wachter fine art. 203 dexter ave n. south lake union.

free. all ages. opening of “optics of euclid.” there will be music, food, and the artist available to answer questions, talk about his work, etc.

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THURSDAY 9/23:

badminton royale season opening tailgate party. 4pm.

lobby and mainstage, on the boards.

free. 21+. cheap drinks, snacks from marination mobile, badminton!

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tailgate taste fair at westlake whole foods. 5-7pm.

westlake whole foods market. 2210 westlake ave.

each department has free samples of “tailgate tasties” perfect for football season.

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free wine tasting at interbay whole foods. 5-7pm.

interbay whole foods market. 2001 15th ave w.

free. 21+. “thursday tasting: 30th anniversary.” event features wines specially created to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

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jasmine alinder at elliott bay. 6pm.

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

co-presented with densho (seattle-based japanese american legacy project). the author will speak about her book moving images: photography and the japanese american incarceration.

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beard papa’s cream puff munch-off. 6:30pm.

little red hen. 7115 woodlawn ave ne.

free. watch seattleites stuff their faces with cream puffs.

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

id/chinatown community center. 719 8th ave s.

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

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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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“runway to freedom” fashion show. 9pm.

bastile cafe & bar. 5307 ballard ave nw.

21+. $15/$25 vip. doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. proceeds benefit new beginnings. show features lina cho, powder room, zebra club. hosted by macklemore, ($5) raffle, appetizers provided.

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FRIDAY 9/24:

the last madrona farmers market. of the season.

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free family games event. 2:30-4:30pm.

the wonder forge. 300 e. pike st. capitol hill.

free. all ages. online rsvp required. test drive new games, enter to win free games, complimentary snacks.

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fremont oktoberfest. 5-midnight.

$15-$25 adv. ($20, $25 tickets include tasting tokens and commemorative mug). beer, music, entertainment, and more!

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quad flicks: mystery movie. sept 24. 8-1opm.

the quad, university of washington.

free annual outdoor movie with dawg daze. the movie will be chosen by the most online (facebook) votes.

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“the usual suspects” at egyptian theater. midnight.

805 e. pine. capitol hill.

midnight movie showing.

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SATURDAY: 9/25:

the last magnolia farmers market. of the season.

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the last seattle square (occidental park). of the season.

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lake union park grand (re)opening. 7am-7pm.

860 terry ave n. south lake union.

celebrate the park’s opening with family fun run, sunrise yoga, live musical performances, model boat races, trail tours, demonstrations, parade, native american canoe displays, salmon bbq, food vendors, farmers market, and more!

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1st annual pike place market artisan food festival. 10-6pm.

free. all ages. pike place market. downtown.

($) beer & wine garden. 11-6pm.

free chef demonstrations. on the hour from 11-4pm.

free live music on the mainstage. 11-6pm:

11: kimberly reason band (jazz)

noon: the carter brothers (funk & jazz)

1: the sam marshall trio (roots, blues, jazz)

2: whitney & the wells (indie pop)

3: kay mak (rock, funk, jam)

4: blvd park (roots blues)

5:mister miyagi (80′s & 90′s dance, rock, pop)

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“sew up seattle” sewing class. 11-1pm.

goods for the planet. 525 dexter ave n. south lake union.

free. all ages, and all levels (including beginners) welcome. registration required. bring your own articles, equipment and supplies (or use what they have, including free recycled fabric swap!). this month’s class is “from clowns to crowns,” an opportunity to work on halloween, winter solstice, and holiday costumes.

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seattle tilth’s garden party. 11-2pm.

rainier beach learning center. 4600 38th ave s.

celebrate the recent expansion of the community learning garden with garden tours, music, food, planting ceremony, and more!

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

pick up/drop off at delridge service center. 5405 delridge way sw.

free. all ages. online registration required. van tour presented by the seattle department of neighborhoods. the featured gardens include high point gardens, delridge, west genessee, rox hill, lincoln park.

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50th anniversary of “to kill a mockingbird.” 2-4:45pm.

microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library. 1000 4th. downtown.

free. all ages. celebrate the 50th anniversary with remarks by stephanie kallos, excerpt from documentary “scout, atticus and boo” by mary murphy, and complete screening of the 1962 film of “to kill a mockingbird.”

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historic seattle bungalow fair at town hall. sept 25 & 26. 10-5pm.

town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$8 adv. all ages. admission is good for both days. presented by historic seattle. dealers (over 50 exhibitors this year) from all over the country will be selling collectible furniture, textiles, art, books, and more! lectures ($10/$5 for students) both days also.

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italian festival. sept 25 & 26. 10-7pm.

center house, fisher pavilion, seattle center.

food vendors, crafts, performances, activities, and more!

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fremont oktoberfest. 11am-midnight.

$15-$25 adv. ($20, $25 tickets include tasting tokens and commemorative mug). beer, music, entertainment, and more!

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“arboring film: celebrating 15 years at nw film forum.” sept 25-30.

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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“the usual suspects” at egyptian theater. midnight.

805 e. pine. capitol hill.

midnight movie showing.

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SUNDAY 9/26:

1st annual pike place market artisan food festival. 10-5pm.

free. all ages. pike place market. downtown.

($) beer & wine garden. 11-6pm.

free chef demonstrations. on the hour from 11-3pm.

free live music on the mainstage. 11-5pm:

11: 85th street big band (30′s, 40′s, 50′s swing)

noon: the side project (pop & indie pop)

1: soul kata (soul & pop)

2: woodrush (alternative american)

3: soul luvin (r&b)

4: sonic funk orchestra (70′s & 80′s funk, disco, r&b)

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historic seattle bungalow fair at town hall. 10-5pm.

town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$8 adv. all ages. admission is good for both days. presented by historic seattle. dealers (over 50 exhibitors this year) from all over the country will be selling collectible furniture, textiles, art, books, and more! lectures ($10/$5 for students) both days also.

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italian festival. 10-7pm.

center house, fisher pavilion, seattle center.

food vendors, crafts, performances, activities, and more!

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fremont oktoberfest. 11am-6pm.

$15-$25 adv. ($20, $25 tickets include tasting tokens and commemorative mug). beer, music, entertainment, and more!

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free boat rides on lake union. 2pm, 3pm.

center for wooden boats. south lake union.

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hipcooks grand opening. 2-8pm.

hipcooks at alley24. 217 yale ave n. south lake union.

free. all ages. celebrate the opening of hipcooks cooking school and retail store with music, drinks, food, cooking demonstrations, coupons for classes, and more!

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tao lin at elliott bay. 5pm.

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

tao reads from his latest work richard yates. his readings are fantastic!

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sugar water people at columbia city theater. 9pm.

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

free. live musical performance by sugar water people.

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“arboring film: celebrating 15 years at nw film forum.” sept 25-30.

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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