The real Halloween is next Wednesday, which means Hilloween starts…now! Red Light, Value Village, Metro or Brocklind’s probably has that last accessory you need. Saturday night is peak costume time with parties at Neumos, Capitol Club, Q (’til dawn!), The Social, The Cuff, 95 Slide, the First Hill trifecta of Vito’s-Hideout-Sorrento, Baltic Room, Pony-oh hell: just about every bar on the Hill, ok? Sunday is the free- and fun-for-all-ages Hilloween Modern Carnival at Cal Anderson Park 12 – 6p with performances, carnival games, a costume parade for the kiddies, art in the park, giveaways, and more. We’re bringing chocolate bars.
Non-costumed life also continues throughout the weekend.
- New vet clinic Urban Animal opens with a pet food drive and pet photo booth. 1001 Broadway Ave Ste 109. 9a – 5p.
- Seattle Weavers Guild Annual Sale starts Thursday and continues through Saturday. Unique handmade works including rugs, blankets, jewelry. Try using some weaver lingo: swift, pick, warp, choke, raddle. Bloedel Hall at St Marks Cathedral (1245 10th Ave E) ,Thursday 5 – 8p, Friday 10a – 8p, and Saturday 10a – 5p.
- Marvels and Magic from Afar: a fundraiser for Volunteer Park Conservatory with Dan Hinkley, wine and food. 5:30 – 6:30p in the Conservatory, lecture at 7p at Seattle Asian Art Museum.
- Capitol Hill Community Council General Meeting, Cal Anderson Shelter House, 6 – 8p
- Fresh Ground Stories: First Times. Storytellers take the mic and relive their first time (for anything). Roy Street Coffee and Tea, 7 – 8:30p
- A Year of CHS Re:Takes with photographer historian Robert Ketcherside. Time travel your neighborhood! Capitol Hill Library 6:30 – 7:30p.
- Down the Rabbit Hole reading of the novel by Juan Pablo Villalobos “about innocence, beastliness, and a child learning the ling in a drug wonderland.” Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Seattle Butoh Festival 2012 has performances by local and international butoh practitioners at Velocity Dance Center on Thursday and Friday 8p.
- Black Snake Moan is serving up “soul & blues, voodoo & tits” and filthy dancing at the Narwahl (lower Unicorn), 10p.
- Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan opens on Friday and runs through December 15th at Pacific NW Photographic Center (900 12th Ave), view during regular gallery hours.
- At the Meter Music School Open House you can get a mini-lesson on any instrument. 2110 E Union St, 4 – 8p.
- Author Bill Press reads from The Obama Hate Machine to
the faithful choiran Elliott Bay Book Company audience, 7p. CANCELED
- HellBilly, presented by Blood Squad and Balagan Theatre. The BS troupe improvises subgenres of horror films based on a title given by the audience. “Viewer discretion is strongly advised.” Ahhhhhh! Erickson Theatre, 11p.
- Audrey and Nelson, a comic musical puppetry with bad language and singing penises. (!) NSFW, but you wouldn’t bring work as your date anyway, would you? Opens Friday and runs weekend nights through Nov 16th at Annex Theatre, 11p.
- See how the other half lives in Harvard Belmont District: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill, a walking tour by Seattle Architecture Foundation. Pre-purchase is highly recommended to secure a spot. 10a – 12p.
- Rebekahh Slavin Studio Sale: you can drop in Saturday or Sunday (735 Belmont Place E) and she’s also hosting cocktails at 8p on Saturday.
- Author Jane Isenberg reads from her Jewish-American historical novel murder mystery The Bones and the Book. Nice scattershot hit to reader demographics, ma’am. Elliott Bay Book Company, 2p.
- Funkjazz Kafe: Diary of a Decade looks at Atlanta’s underground soul music scene in the ’90s. Screening at Northwest Film Forum Saturday and Sunday in collaboration with Earshot Jazz Festival, 5p.
- Continue the soul music themed night at Talcum, the monthly rare soul music dance night presented by Emerald City Soul Club. This month’s edition includes a costume contest. Who’s going as James Brown? Chop Suey, 9p.
- Ladies wrestle in a pool of jello at Balagan Theatre / Erickson Theatre. 11p.
- Broadway Farmers Market. Sundays 11a-3p, April through December 23rd at Broadway and Pine. (SCCC)
- Hilloween at Cal Anderson Park. Fun for all! 12 – 6p
- Ultimate Frisbee pickup game. Friendly, casual and all skill levels welcome. Cal Anderson Park, 11a.
- Community Fall Fest for families at Summit Building of Seattle First Covenant Church, 420 E Pike St. 2 – 4p.
- The theatrical presentation of The Fifty Year Sword is a collaboration by author Mark Z. Danielweski with performers of Seattle Radio Theatre and pianist Christoper O’Riley. You, too can be on the radio: the performance will broadcast live on KUOW. (applause) Town Hall doors open one hour prior to the start time of 6:30p.