Monthly Archives: October 2016

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in November

Get ready for the holidays with these fun Queen Anne events in November!

November 5: Queen Anne Artists’ Trunk Show
11am – 4pm | Queen Anne Community Center
Meet the artists behind some of your favorite local products and goods, and shop early for the holidays at the annual Queen Anne Artists Trunk Show on November 5th, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be local handcrafted goods, music, baked goods, art activities, face painting and a magic show!

November 5: Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
11am – 6pm | Fisher Pavilion
The 6th Annual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival is on Saturday, November 5th. More than 270 artists worldwide will attend to showcase their comics, graphic novels, screenprints and more! This year, the festival will also feature a form of graphic novel known as a Shapereader, which is designed for readers with impaired vision.

November 5: Hmong New Year
11am – 6pm | Seattle Center Armory
The Seattle Center’s Festál celebrations through the year are celebrated this month with the Hmong New Year Celebration! On Saturday, November 5th, head to the main floor of the Seattle Center’s Armory to explore the culture of the Hmong people, who come from the hilltops of China, Laos and Thailand. There will be live performances, hands-on activities, games, food and a marketplace of traditional Hmong goods.

November 5 & 6: Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
9am – 3pm | Swedish Club NW
Get your holiday shopping done early at the Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar on November 5th and 6th. Dozens of vendors will be selling handmade or Nordic gifts, with two floors of crafts, gifts, and more. On Saturday, dine on Smörgås, pea soup, waffles and meatballs, and enjoy their monthly Pancake Breakfast (see below for details) on Sunday.

November 6: Swedish Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
Visit the Swedish Club NW on Sunday, November 6th for their monthly pancake breakfast! It’s an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. There will be dancing and live music. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

November 9: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
3pm & 6:30pm | McCaw Hall
The beloved “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” lives on with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, a Fred Rogers Company production on PBS Kids. Daniel and his friends are coming live to Seattle on November 9th, with a musical adventure for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets are $18.50 – $47/person.

November 11: Stevie Nicks at Key Arena
7pm – 10pm | Key Arena
Stevie Nicks comes to Seattle on November 11th as part of The 24 Karat Gold Tour produced by Live Nation, featuring The Pretenders.

November 25: Winterfest Train & Village Opens at Seattle Center
10am – 6pm daily | Seattle Center Armory
The annual Winterfest Train & Village open on November 25th in the Armory’s South Court, as a free holiday attraction for all ages. There’s an enchanting turn-of-the-century village and a train that you can take turns ‘conducting’ between 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, 1 – 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. daily with a $2 suggested donation. The village is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. through December 31st.

Halloween Happenings on Queen Anne

The spookiest holiday of the year is just a week away! Halloween falls on a Monday this year, and it will be a busy day throughout the Queen Anne neighborhood.

First of all, the annual trick-or-treating along Queen Anne Avenue N will take place between McGraw and Galer from 3 – 6 p.m. Kids should get all dressed up and ready to collect lots of candy from the businesses along Queen Anne Avenue N.

But before the fun arrives for little witches and mini goblins, adults can celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 28th at Targy’s Tavern Halloween Costume Ball, from 9 p.m. onward! There will be live DJs (SpaceStation206) for the dance party. The Queen Anne View reports that, “in addition to Halloween themed songs like Thriller and Ghostbusters, they’ll also play a mix of both current dance songs and old school 80s and 90s classics – last year, a conga line formed for Lionel Ritchie’s All Night Long.” The suggested donation is $10, and donations plus proceeds from the event will go to John Hay Elementary, Coe Elementary and Queen Anne Elementary. Costumes encouraged!

Want to help your kids enjoy the festivities without filling their teeth with cavities? Little Pearls Kids Dentistry is doing their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back the next day on November 1st. According to their Facebook Event: “Join us on November 1st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in our Queen Anne office for our Annual Candy Buy Back! Just bring us your Halloween candy and we will pay you $1.00 per pound! Keep those teeth cavity free!”

As you plan your Halloween costume, be sure to stop by local Champion Party Supply for all of the accessories (and full costumes) and decorations you need to make the holiday a smashing success!

Bring Your Coats to Support the Queen Anne Helpline’s Drive

qa-helpline-coat-drive-225x300Do you have coats or jackets that you haven’t worn in ages and should probably get rid of to free up some closet space? Now is the time to bring them in for the Queen Anne Helpline’s fall Coat Drive!

It’s a little more than half over but the Helpline has a long way to go to reach its goal (breaking last year’s record of 160). And since the weather has definitely become colder in the past couple of weeks, more coats are needed to keep those in need warm.

Bring your new or gently used coats and jackets (for men, women and kids) to the Queen Anne branch of Umpqua Bank at 1630 Queen Anne Ave N through October 31st.

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This Saturday Will Be A “Totally Wicked” Good Time

Halloween is just around the corner, and as any true fan of the holiday knows, it’s NEVER too early to start celebrating! This weekend presents just such an opportunity, in one of the coolest venues around.

Head down to the EMP for a ‘Totally Wicked’ party, this Saturday night (or fright…) for a scary good time. As part of their Hair-Raising ’31 Days of Horror’ series, the EMP will be hosting “Haunted Happy Hour: Like, Totally Wicked”, an amazingly spook-tacular 90’s throwback party.

Expect the shin-dig to be an over the top extravaganza, as is the custom with EMP parties, featuring totally boss 90’ tunes, giveaways, MovieCat! movie trivia, and of course, drink specials!  This party is sure to be a win for fans of Halloween, fans of any and all things 90’s and will be to DIE for for fans of both! happy_hour_totally_wicked

Happy Hour may be from 5-7, but the 90’s fun doesn’t have to stop then!

Stick around afterwards for the most fun you’ve ever had at the movies with a special Campout Cinemas presentation of the 90’s Halloween cult classic, Hocus Pocus.

Campout Cinema is an ongoing series at EMP in which all the fun of an outdoor movie comes inside the grandiose walls of the EMP’s Sky Church. Who needs a drive in when you have the gargantuan screen in the Skye Church, and a bar? Don’t forget to bring your own pillows, blankets and sleeping bags (just, no chairs, please!) and get cuddled up under a gorgeous ‘sky’, complete with LED ‘stars’!

hocus_pocus_screening_campoutTickets to Campout Cinema’s presentation of Hocus Pocus include admission to “Can’t Look Away: The Lure Of Horror Film” and, like most events at EMP, there are fabulous drink specials before the presentation and at intermission, as well as tons of fun and exciting surprises!

Campout Cinemas is known for providing a “Super Themed” movie going experience, so you can bet on tons of cooky, spooky fun at this show!

If you’re looking for a boo-tiful was to spend you weekend, EMP is the place to be…and BEWARE.


Haunted Happy Hour: Like, Totally Wicked
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Free admission with RSVP
21 and Over Only

Campout Cinema: Hocus Pocus
Saturday October 15th, 2016
8:00 PM (Doors at 7:00)
$12 ($10 for EMP Members)
21 and Over Only


*All photos courtesy of EMP