Not just for electronic music nerds, Decibel Festival continues through Sunday and offers something for pop music fans, for outsiders, and for beginners and experts. Also, like any good music fest, unofficial events pop up on the periphery (at Arabica Coffee, Electric Tea Garden and more). Not your cuppa? There’s more going on besides the wubwub this weekend–the Local Sightings Film Festival, for example.
- Queer Social Club gathers at High 5 Pie to meet, have convos, and all that jazz. For all ages, genders and sexualities. 5 – 8p.
- The Bloom! Seattle series features innovative speakers working in sustainability. Sole Repair 7 – 9p.
- Algerian-French novelist Anouar Benmalek visits Seattle University to discuss his seventh novel, Abduction. Piggott Auditorium at Seattle University 7p.
- Local Sightings Film Festival kicks off with the screening of International Sign for Choking at 7p, followed by the festival’s opening party at 9p. Festival continues through Thurs Oct 4th at Northwest Film Forum. Full schedule here.
- Seattle Men who Knit meet and click their needles together at 7p at Elliott Bay Cafe.
- The Fresh Ground Stories: Seattle Storytelling group meets and, um, tells stories starting at 7p (Roy Street Coffee & Tea)
- Omnivorous is the big annual fundraiser for Capitol Hill Housing. Let’s go feast! 6 – 10p. (The Summit, 420 E Pike St)
- Dead Rockstars: a Tribute to the Mortal Gods of Sound opens at Ltd Gallery, 7p. Compete with your friends: how many can you identify without looking at the art labels?
- Punchline Fridays comedy showcase starts at 9p at Jai Thai on Broadway.
- Lushy “starts you off on a lazy paradise ride and whips you into a 1960s cocktail party frenzy.”This is the band you liked from the 4th of July picnic at Cal Anderson Park this year. Wear plaid for a chance to win the fashion award. 9 – 11:30p. (Vito’s 927 9th Ave)
- FIT FLOW, a boot camp x yoga mashup, meets at 10a at Volunteer Park near the Asian Art Museum.
- Weekly pickup soccer game 10:30a at Cal Anderson Park. Play nice! “Don’t come with a negative or agro attitude or you will be ignored.”
- Childrens’ Storytime at the castle in Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- National Take Your Drugs to the Cops Day. The East Precinct location on 12th is a drop off point, 10a – 2p.
- Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Oola Bourbon Bread Pudding will be served at Oola Distillery by the bow-tied Southern gentlemen of Seattle Biscuit Company. The wearing of a bowtie is optional–you’ll still get your cake and eat it too, with or without. Look for the “Biscuits” food truck, 2 – 6p. (Oola Distillery 1314 E Union)
- 100 Thousand Poets for Change, an afternoon of poetry reading calling for environmental, social and political change, 2 – 7p. (Richard Hugo House, followed by an afterparty at Vermillion)
- Karaoke BBQ for Marriage Equality Ref 74. Here’s your chance to sing that Gotye song. 3:30 – 7p. (Crescent Lounge)
- Wavery Curtis reads from Dial C for Chihuahua, a new comedic crime series set in Seattle and starring a talking, crime-solving dog. Pepe the dog will be there too, 6p.(Elliott Bay Book Company)
- Academy of Burlesque 10th Anniversary Extravaganza with sparkles, shimmies and teases from the academy faculty, 8p. (West Hall, Oddfellows Building)
- Volunteer Park Trust Work Party. The new group rallies neighbors and hands out Top Pot doughnuts at a work party to clean up the area around the park’s koi ponds. 10a-2p (Volunteer Park)
- Broadway Farmers Market. Sundays, 11a-3p, April 22 through December 23, at Broadway and Pine. (SCCC)
- Nia Dance Jam. Learn about this style of barefoot dancing which combines soul stirring music, martial arts, and healing arts, 1 – 2:30p. (Century Ballroom)
- Carol Guess and Suzanne Paola, reading from The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction. It’s “a lot more than flashy.” We’re not sure what that means either. 4p at Elliott Bay Book Company.
- Coming Out Local: an intimate dinner for LGBTQ community and its straight allies with guest speakers Senator Ed Murray and local living expert Jill Bamburg, 5p. (Melrose Market Studios)
- Battle for the Dance Belt! Dancers duke it out for the platinum belt bragging rights. It’s also a food drive: trade a can of food for a can of beer. 6 – 7p. (Velocity Dance Center)
- Skirt Steak dinner and book release party as mentioned in our Hill eats roundup earlier this week. Reservations required, 6p. (Volunteer Park Cafe)
- A Sweet and Saucy Soiree of sultry jazz singing starts at 7:30p. (Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave)