The week before Halloween has plenty of pre-chills and fun events in store for those who want to start their celebration of All Hallows Eve early. The Lit Crawl Festival or the annual Hilloween carnival and trick or treating on Broadway may appeal to some, but if you’re looking for something a little more lively then you check out Twerk or Treat, a Halloween dance party at Neumos this Friday night. If Halloween isn’t your thing, Data & Drinks: Building Resilient Privacy Solutions at the Riveter Thursday may be it.
For those who plan on traveling to Capitol Hill for weekend fun, remember that the Sound Transit light rail will not be running between SODO and Capitol Hill this weekend, October 26-27.
Find more community events or add your own on the CHS Calendar.
THURSDAY, Oct. 24: The Lit Crawl Festival – Spooky in Seattle – kicks off early Thursday evening and offers a host of literary options throughout Capitol Hill until 10 PM. where the tale comes to an end at the Lit Crawl after party at Hugo House. Find yourself listening to authors at venues scattered throughout Capitol Hill, from Intrigue Chocolate and Coffee to the well-known Hotel Sorrento reading on topics from women in the work force to readings inspired by the work of Gil Scot Heron. There will be some 48 readings and associated events – so, something for everyone who love the written word and those that craft it. Capitol Hill, Seattle, 5 PM – 10 PM
FRIDAY, Oct. 25: For those looking for something a little homier and family-oriented there is the Fall Lantern Festival. A community event to celebrate the changing of seasons with color, light, and music write the organizers. This event will feature a Fall inspired photo booth, games, crafts, and more. Food will also be available – sausages, cider and other delectable goods included. Don’t forget, it is dog and kid friendly event.
Last year’s festival was punctuated by the presence of hay bales, autumn leaves, games for both children and adults, music, and of course, paper lanterns. Freeway Park, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, Oct. 26: Another young person friendly and free event this weekend is the revived Hilloween carnival. There will be entertainment, games, an inflatable obstacle course, and face painting. Trick or Treat on Broadway will start at 3 PM. Sponsors of the event Hunters Capital, Amazon, Broadway What’s On, and support coming from Capitolhillseattle.com and Rocket Fizz. Mitchell Activity Center, 12 PM – 6 PM
The good folks behind the Homer Harris Community Emergency HUB will hold the first ever Homer Harris Hub Great Zucchini Races Saturday to stoke some fun competition and bring awareness to the community efforts to create neighborhood resources to help out in case of earthquake or other disasters. The day of “ridiculous art, family fun, and zooming vegetables” will feature plenty of zukes, gourds, and pumpkins for you to decorate, add a set of wheels, and race to victory with. Homer Harris Park, 11 AM – 2 PM
SUNDAY, Oct. 27: Sunday’s Frye Museum Halloween Tour is sold out, but if you’re still interested in seeing the exhibit of Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection turned to the macabre by the magic of Diane Arbus and Pierre Leguillon then buy tickets for next Thursday’s tour. Experience the unsettling on the most unsettling night of them all – Halloween.
The exhibit focuses on the representation of women in Western media and how we learn to interpret them as part of the cultural construct that we live in. The subjects of the work are white women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and presented in ways to emphasize their submissiveness, vulnerability, and sexual availability according to the Frye Museum. Organized around four primary themes—judgement, morality, performance, and artifice—the exhibition asks viewers to reconsider the very act of looking in all its positive and negative connotations. In doing so, it offers an invitation to unsettle and unpack these enduring, and often unquestioned, notions of femininity – Frye Museum
The tour is for mature audiences only (16 years and older). Frye Museum, Sold Out.
Other possibilities for some Sunday fun are of course the Capitol Hill Farmers Market, located on Broadway from 11 AM – 3 PM or check out Comedy Church at Comedy on Broadway from 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM.