This weekend's agenda includes Seattle Latino Film Festival, katsu burgers, harvest festival, and more!

By Rosin Saez
September 29, 2016

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FOOD & DRINK

Sat, Oct 1
Katsu Burger Turns 5
Celebrate five years of katsu burgers in Georgetown. To show their appreciation for all the support the last five years, Katsu Burger is selling their Tokyo Classics—the burger that started it all—for $5 this Saturday. Georgetown, 2-5pm

READINGS

Thu, Sept 29
 Writing for a Cause: Writers on Censorship
In the latest installment of Hugo House’s occasional series, Writing for a Cause, Muatasim Qazi, Frederica Jansz, and Mike Lewis will read and speak on the more pervasive and subversive forms of censorship that occur. Qazi and Jansz were granted asylum in the United States after being threatened and persecuted in their home countries of Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively. When they came to the United States, they discovered that there were no inroads for them in the journalism profession. Thus, they have been doubly silenced: first by force, and then by the marketplace. All three writers will touch on how to work around this sytem and discuss strategies on how to give voice to the voiceless. First Hill, Hugo House, Free, 7-9pm

FILM

Sept 30 thru Oct 9
Seattle Latino Film Festival
For its eighth annual celebration of Latino film making, SLFF highlights Venezuela throughout the festival, beginning with a screening of Duana: Gone with the River. See it on the big screen at the opening night gala on Friday, September 30 at the Seattle Art MuseumOpening night gala: SAM, $30, 6:30-9:30pm; festival: various venues

RETAIL THERAPY

Thru Oct
Mrs. Cook’s Birthday Sale
If you are a burgeoning home cook, a kitchen gadget nut, or just love entertaining, then you won’t want to miss this sale. Mrs. Cook’s, a locally owned indie kitchen shop in University Village, is celebrating its 40th birthday will a month-long sale. Yup, that means deals on deals all October. Save big (up to 70 percent off!) on cookware brands like Le Creuset, Scanpan, Henckels knives, Emile Henry, and more. In the second week, come back for weekly in-store specials on bakeware, gadgets, kitchen linens—20 percent off a new category each week. Then October 28–30, there will be a storewide sale, everything is 10 to 20 percent off. Plus so much more: daily treasure hunt for great prizes (Kitchen Aid mixer, anyone?), weekend demos, raffles, swag bags, and of course birthday cake! Mrs. Cooks, University Village Shopping Center

 KIDS & FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sat, Oct 1
★ Rainier Beach Heart and Soul: A Community Fair
The Seattle Public Library’s African American Community Engagement Team invites you to celebrate the African American Community at the Rainier Beach Community Center. It’s bound to be fun for folks of all ages. The Library joins forces with EMP Museum and Arts Corps Hip-Hop Artist Residency, the Rainier Beach Merchants Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Friends of the Library and The Library Foundation will be presenting a day of entertainment and activities, culture and community. Rainier Beach, Free, 12-5pm

Sat & Sun, Oct 1 & 2
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
At Remlinger Farms, bring the whole family to go crazy picking pumpkins, getting lost and found in a corn maze, or hop on a carnival ride. There’s also plenty of fall food (think delicious apple pie) for sale throughout the weekend. Carnation, WA, Remlinger Farms, $19, 10-6pm

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★ – Ethnic Seattle highly recommended event