Things to do in Seattle for week of Oct 13-20, 2017

From the start of Restaurant Week to dancing away the night to Brazilian music, we have it all!

By Lalaine Ignao
October 13, 2017



Fri, Oct 13

A Journey of Spices

Join Chef Tarik Abdullah of Black and Tan Hall as he serves a 5-course dinner, highlighting different spices in each dish. Dinner will be expertly paired with crafted cocktails and beverages by Damon Bomar of That Brown Girl CooksCapitol Hill, $85, 6:15pm

Sun, Oct 15 – Thur, Nov 2

Seattle Restaurant Week

It’s that time of the year again! Enjoy an array of restaurants throughout the city of Seattle as they serve you 3 courses for only $33. With over 165 restaurants participating, what more could you ask for? Various locations.

Mon, Oct 16

Paella Night

Every Monday, Chef Tamara Murphy prepares a Spanish dinner for guests, including a special paella dish – all for just $15. Capitol Hill, $15, 5pm



Thur, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 15

Cascadia Poetry Festival

Listen to local poets and performers during this three-day festival that embodies cultural bioregional investigation and offers workshops, talks and readings. Buy a Gold Pass for just $25 to have all access to the festival with the exception of the workshops. Washington State History Museum.

Thur, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 22

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Watch a variety of films throughout the next two weeks in celebration of the 22nd Seattle Queer Film Festival. From local short films to indie movies to international features, this film festival has it all, on top of having the opportunity to connect with filmmakers and participate in cinema workshops. Various locations.

Fri, Oct 13

En Canto

Enjoy a night out by going to this Brazilian social dance and listen to live music from Seattle’s El Canto, Brazilian violinist Eliano Braz, and Arizona accordionist Gabe Hall-Rodrigues. The Royal Room, $10/$12, 9-11:30pm



Thur, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 15

Taste of Iceland

If you have not already known, Reykjavik is one of Seattle’s sister cities. Intrigued to indulge yourself in more Icelandic knowledge and culture? Attend the 10th annual festival and try Icelandic cuisine, experience an Icelandic music laser show and try your luck at winning a trip to Iceland. Various locations.

Fri, Oct 13


Celebrate India’s festival of lights with a Bollywood dance party at the Hard Rock Cafe. Learn about the history of the festival and experience what Diwali is all about! Hard Rock Cafe, $10, 9pm

Sat, Oct 14 – Sun, Oct 15

TurkFest Festal Cultural Festival: Celebrate the multiple cultures of modern Turkey!

Come and learn more about Turkey’s culture this weekend! Seattle Center will be holding a cultural festival starting at 11:00 am. Armory main level.

Wed, Oct 18

Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan: Rainier Valley Voters Matter!

Hear how the candidates answer questions from KVRU listeners, community journalists, and former candidates Nikkita Oliver and Mike McGinn. Rainier Arts Center, 7pm.