Where are you watching the political sporting event of the week? Join with neighbors at one of these locations for Thursday’s Vice Presidential Debate / Drinking Game (starts at 6p). We advise getting a seat early to negotiate the game rules.
- Bottleneck Lounge, doors opening at 4p, and now with 2 (!) TVs. (2328 E Madison)
- Moe Bar serves up a Gaffes vs. Abs viewing party. (10th Ave & Pike)
- Summit Public House’s Debate BBQ starts at 4:30. (601 Summit Ave E)
- Roanoke Park Place, 10th Ave E
- Watch with The Stranger at Havana (E Pike)
- Town Hall offers free admission for the debate and you can keep your seat into the evening’s program afterward. Downstairs hall, 5:30p. (1119 8th Avenue)
- Cafe Presse (1117 12th Avenue)
- The Neighbor Lady, doors at 4p. (2308 E Union)
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- Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins Thursday and continues through 10/21. It goes: gala films gala films gala films gala.
- Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, every 2nd Thursday. Surprise! There are some scary-themed shows this month, plus some that are not–unless you suffer from chromatophobia. 5p and later.
- SEAT Presents: Big Red Wallrus: five murals, five animators, five larger than life experimental films screening as part of Blitz. North end of Cal Anderson Park, 7 – 9p.
- Reel Rock 7 serves up the ultimate in adventure filmmaking for climbers and outdoors lovers. Egyptian Theatre, 7p.
- Ursula K LeGuin (Earthsea!) reads from Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Four Car Park: Episode 5 – Origins from the Renegade Planners Collective. Four Car Park, Summit at Denny and Olive, 4p
- Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets fundraiser includes food, music and readings, plus a silent auction at PSKS. Free. You should stop by because, hey, it’s for the kids! 5 – 9p. (1814 Summit Ave)
- Fall is for book tours. A trio of authors read at Elliott Bay Book Co: Anupy Singla Vegan Indian Cooking 5p; Lisa Zeidner Love Bomb 6p; and Jim Heynen The Fall of Alice K, 8p.
- Men in Dance / 9th Festival of Against the Grain, Friday – Sunday this weekend and next. Recommended if you liked Billy Elliot. (Who didn’t? Oh really. You’re lying.) 8p on Friday / Saturday, and a family-friendly matinee on Sunday 2p. Broadway Performance Hall (SCCC)
- MADE IN SEATTLE: Amy O/tinyrage in the “most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance Performance You Will See this Decade.” Friday through Sunday, this weekend and next at Velocity Dance Center, 8p.
- Rykjavik Calling, a free show sponsored by KEXP with “2 cultures, 4 bands, 2 authors, and 1 night of never before heard performances.” Bands are from both Iceland and Seattle. Neumos, 8p.
- TROUBLE at Q: drag queens, indoor bouncy castles, international acts, and Ira Glass (yes, THAT Ira Glass) have made appearances at TROUBLE disco in the past. What will you miss if you don’t go?
- Cars, Bars, and Dead Rockstars: a walking tour of Pike/Pine by Seattle Architecture Foundation. This is the last Pike/Pine tour of the season; pre-register to guarantee your spot and save ten bucks. 10a.
- A Taste of Russia – Annual Bazaar with food, vodka tasting, live entertainment and cathedral tours on Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5p at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral (1714 13th Avenue), followed by a dance Saturday night at the Seattle Russian Community Center (704 19th Ave E).
- Young adult novelist Mindi Scott reads from Live Through This, with music from the book performed by 2 live bands. Elliott Bay Book Company, 2p.
- Carnivelo autumn carnival with midway games, live music, food and drink an outdoor movie, and more. Alleycat Acres Urban Farm (MLK and Cherry) 4 – 9p.
- Night Hike in the Arboreteum: last one of the season! Family friendly. 7 – 8:30p.
- Inquisition, a fundraiser organized by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Cuff Complex, 8 – 11:30p.
- Broadway Farmers Market. Sundays 11a-3p, April through December 23rd at Broadway and Pine. (SCCC)
- Mimosas with Mama, “The Hill’s fiercest and only drag brunch.” The Grill on Broadway (314 E Broadway). 1 – 3p.
- Capitol Hill Creepshow! Watch a cheesy slasher movie (The Stay-Awake) with live entertainment and commentary from Ben De La Creme and Major Scale plus horror movie bingo with prizes. Wild Rose Tavern, 7:30.
- Class up your Sunday with legendary jazz pianist and singer Ruby Bishop from 6p to 9p, followed by the Ron Weinstein Trio at 10p. Vito’s (927 9th Avenue)
- Dinette’s 7th Birthday Party: “We are celebrating 7 years in business this month! Come by and sip some wine, eat some fresh oysters & enjoy live music with the Casey MacGill Trio!”, Sunday 2p.