Dave Eggers | Wed., Oct. 19 | 6 p.m. | The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., Seattle + virtual | Free | The award-winning writer visits Seattle for an in-person and online chat focused on his latest novel, “The Every.”
Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms | Thu., Oct. 20, Sat., Oct. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle | $65.00 - $170.00 | The three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist performs a classic concerto.
“The Office” Trivia Night | Thu., Oct. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Pilgrim Coffeehouse, 10002 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle | $10.00 | Test your knowledge of all things Dunder Mifflin + maybe sample some of Kevin’s famous chili on the night’s exclusive menu.
Friday, October 21
Poe Unexpected | Fri., Oct. 21 - Sat., Oct. 22 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle | $15.00 | Improv based on classic Edgar Allan Poe stories will lift your telltale heart.
Saturday, October 22
The Boy Who Kissed The Sky | Sat., Oct. 22 - Sun., Oct. 23 | 4:30 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas Street, Seattle | $35.00 - $40.00 | This play is inspired by the early life of rock legend and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix.
Spooky Spiders | Sat., Oct. 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station, 15416 SE 16th St., Bellevue | Free | This hour-long interactive talk will teach your kiddos that spiders aren’t all that spooky after all.
Sunday, October 23
OL Reign vs. Kansas City | Sun., Oct. 23 | 11 a.m. | Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle | $20.00 - $175.00 | Get ready to cheer on Seattle’s National Women’s Soccer League squad in the playoff semifinals.
Mimosa Fest | Sun., Oct. 23 | 12 p.m. | Madame Lou’s, 2505 1st Ave, Seattle | $15.00 - $39.00 | Mimosa fans have a half-dozen flavor options available in this brunch with a live DJ.
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Next stop — express yourself. Seattle’s Cultural Space Agency recently broke ground on a new youth-focused arts + culture project that will operate on King Street Station’s second floor. The hub is scheduled to open next spring with a recording studio, theater, and other creative spaces. 🎙️ (Seattle Times)
Report card time. School rating platform Niche has released new private school rankings with a lot of local standouts. Lakeside School — alma mater of Paul Allen + Bill Gates — is the top private high school in Washington, followed by Overlake in Redmond and Eastside Preparatory in Kirkland. ✏️ (Seattle Met)
Pump the brakes, please. Washington state is asking large ships in the Puget Sound to slow down so that orcas can swim in peace. The request applies to noisy boats using regional shipping lanes from October 24 to December 22, when orcas typically feed on salmon. 🛳️ (Seattle Times)
Sea-Tac Airport, unable to expand outward, is now looking to build upward. That means the hub will continue developing its existing structures, upgrading bathrooms + adding restaurants. Among upcoming projects are four new floors between Concourses C and D. ✈️ (KING 5)
Mochi more of this, please. Saigon-born siblings Nancy and Hannah Phan recently expanded their popular Asian dessert pop-up Milk and Mochi and plan to create gift boxes for the holidays. Look for the goods next on Sat., Oct. 22 at DIY Tea in Newcastle. 🍮 (Eater Seattle)
Longtime local social justice leader Garry Owens has died at the age of 77. Garry was born in the Chinatown-International District and started advocacy work in the 1960s. He served for decades with Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, supporting less affluent communities. (Seattle Times)
Seattle’s major accelerator company Techstars named Marius Ciorcirlan as its new managing director. Marius said he hopes to support more “risky and radical ideas” — the company’s next program round begins Mon., Oct. 31. 💰 (GeekWire)
Photographer Lana Blinderman and historian Tom Heuser have wrapped up the first phase of their ambitious Capitol Hill Modern project, documenting mid-century modern homes in the neighborhood. The next step is to go deeper into research + possibly expand the effort across Seattle. (Capitol Hill Blog)
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