Your Weekend Events!

THIS IS (PART OF) HALLOWEEN!: All this weekend, the Triple Door hosts a murderers’ row of performers under the umbrella of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Orkestar Zirkonium, The Heavenly Spies, and The Can Can Castaways. This 2nd annual showing follows Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Mayor, Lock, Shock, and Barrel, Santa Claus, and Zero to Halloween Town, which is kinda like Whoville but way more fucked up. Add in some lithe dancers, projected scenery by the Lux Collective, and live music from OZ? Oh yes!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.; Monday 7:00 p.m. // Triple Door // $25

FUNKERAL PROCESSION: Kick off your mischeiving right with Tubaluba, Seattle’s best slice of New Orleans, as they lead what they term a “parade / dance party / costumed / freaktastic funkstravaganza” through Pike Place Market down to the Owl ‘n Thistle. Once there, give yourself over to good times blues, ship shaking bluster, and an entire set devoted to the works of Ray Charles. Now’s a good time to break out your drinking mask and dancing spats.
Friday 9:00 p.m. // Owl ‘n Thistle // FREE

COLLEGE TRY OCCUPY: Occupy Seattle begins a new chapter this Saturday when its base of operation and general assembly moves to the Seattle Central Community College. Protesters have already pledged solidarity with SCCC’s students, faculty, and staff; all of whom, as they see it, struggle with tuition increases, layoffs, and budget cuts. In return, SCCC issued a letter threatening civil and/or criminal prosecution. So, it’s a little tense. But Occupy thinks this is the right move, so let’s support ’em by marching along as they re-locate from Westlake to SCCC, host a Halloween party, and then raise their tents. Pumpkins, costumes, and fervor encouraged.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. // Westlake and Seattle Central Community College // FREE

GET JUICED: The brainchild of KEXP‘s Darek Mazzone and DJ Rhythma, Juice is, bar none, the city’s best evening of dance available. Spinning a non-stop mash of beats, Mazzone and Rhythma tighten the floor without stressing the look, weaving a casual, inclusive vibe into their international sets. This time around, the two have invited Latin Grammy Nominee Mr. Pauer and DJ Darwin of Mad Rad to join them in setting the floor on fire. Metaphorically speaking, of course. All proceeds benefit the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students, and, just like pretty much everything else this weekend, a costume is encouraged.
Saturday 10:00 p.m. // Re-bar // $10

HAUNTED SHOTS: And it just wouldn’t be a Halloween weekend without a pub crawl, so on your way over to Occupy, why not catch up with a massive costume crawl from Fado to Shorty’s, with plenty of layovers and zombie attacks in between. The route is subject to change, but you can follow the crawl’s Twitter (because, of course, right?) @SeaPubCrawl. It’s organized drunken pageantry, so start sourcing your wealthy benefactor now. Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm // Various Locations // FREE (Well, you buy your drinks)

Your Weekend Events

WEEKEND OCCUPATION: Occupy Seattle continues throughout the weekend. And HONK! bands (and band members) take note: folks are looking for players to join the pick-up band, to provide support and give loud, joyous voice to the protesters. Interested folks should check and fill out this online form. While today’s event takes on a specific focus–a march against police brutality–Westlake is still open for general display of dissatisfaction and shows of solidarity. Just no umbrellas, tents, or structures, please.
Now, Ongoing // Westlake // FREE

NINE-STRONG FUNK: Tonight, as part of the huge City Arts Fest going on now at venues throughout Seattle, Ozomatli is set to take over Showbox Sodo, and, if history is any indication, the streets outside. Despite the following phrasing where we mention that Ozomatli’s music combines hip-hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, ultimately Ozo asks you to forget categorization, the division of genres, and dance together as one people. And for good reason. Formed 14 years ago to play at an area labor protest, Ozo takes their music seriously, and regard it as new school musical activism. Making tonight a good day for tomorrow.
Saturday 7:00 p.m. // Showbox Sodo // $28

ZOMBIES!: ZomBCon returns for another weekend of the undead and those who love them, where else but at the Seatac Hilton. Featuring the best zombie cosplayers around, plus panels featuring Phoenix Jones and Vampy Bitme, proper methods for making survival tools in the new apocalyptic era, and zombie autopsies, it promises to be an infectionate good time.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 – 2:00 a.m. // SeaTac Hilton // $12 – $250

BEAN TO BAR: Meanwhile in tastier news for humans, The NW Chocolate Festival takes over Seattle Center this weekend. With a full line-up of workshops, classes, pairing, demos, local chefs, farmers, and 19 bean-to-bar makers, it’s basically a chocoholic’s dream and a chocophobic’s nightmare.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Seattle Center // $20 – $85 (Youth Pass $5.00 per day for ages 5-12, with kids 4 and under FREE)

Your Weekend Events

SHAD’OH: The eclectic puppetry of Scot “Sgt Rigsby” Augustson finds new form in one of the oldest stories ever told: Homer’s Odyssey. Using shadows, hand drawn projections, and live actors in silhouette, the long sprawl of narrative will turn and twist around and above the audience, like a Vaudevillian laser show. Plus it takes place in a tent in a theater, which we find to be rather inspired. Bring a pillow and prepare yourself for an experience that would have blown Plato’s mind.
Friday (through Nov. 5th) 7:30 p.m. // Theatre Off Jackson // $18

NO PRESSURE: This Saturday, the 10th Annual SeaCompression returns with a new venue, booty-shaking music, and a smorgasbord of creativity across a multitude of mediums. Two acres in Burien (yes, we know, but we think it’s worth the 20 minute car trip) will be stuffed with interactive art, fire spinners, neon rainbows, and performances by Spinergy Arts, Titanium Sporkestra, La Petite Mort, Asraiya On Fire, Babajaga, Billion Jelly Bloom, Ignition Fire Troupe, Coreena, Kaleidosaur, Klezterbalm, and many more. Also there’s apparently going to be a Giant Pool Table and Lite Brite, an Air Kraken, and a Wood Zeppelin Makeout Ship. Grab your sparklepants, people, this is gonna be a party.
Saturday 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. // The Burien Interim Art Space // Tickets: $25 / $40 (21+)

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT: Port Townsend’s Nanda (said “nah-n-dah”) is a four-man acrobatic troupe, specializing in original action set-pieces that perfectly encapsulate the literal translation of the Japanese expletive they’ve co-opted as their name: What?! Over the last few years, they worked on shorter vignettes, sweet bites of faux kung-fu and small bits of blown-up physicality, but now they’ve readied their full-length theater production and it’s a doozy. The Jacket combines comedy, juggling, acrobatics, martial arts, and classic tricks of the theater to tell an epic story, one with mystics, ninjas, robots, lasers, and hopefully you.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Through October 23rd) 8:00 p.m. // Broadway Performance Hall // $12-$25

GOGGLES AND GEARS: The 3rd Annual Steamcon is all this weekend, three days of art, workshops, merchants, space fights, archery competitions, knitting sprints, airship races, and music by Curtis Eller, Gunstreet Glory, Professor Gall, Fein and Dandee, Timur and the Dime Museum, The Bad Things, Toy-Box Trio, Ashia Grzesik & Bison Rouge, BeeHive Juggernauts, and many more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to rock out your Tennant Dr. Who costume, this is where you ought to be.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. // Bellevue Hyatt Regency // $20 – $55

HONK! in Somerville

Earlier this month, we were—through luck, friends, and incredible community—able to attend the 6th Annual HONK! in Somerville, Massachusetts. It was an amazing experience, as HONKs tend to be, and we’re not sure words can do it justice. So we went and found a whole bunch of videos that capture little slices of the moment, and have placed them below for your enjoyment.

However, before we go, let us say thanks to the Organizing Committee over there on the East Coast for their time, energy, and assistance. You all did a magnificent job, and we really appreciate it. In the meantime, to all our friends, old and new, we hope to see you in June, here in Seattle for the 5th Annual HONK! Fest West!

And for those of you currently doing good work with Occupy Seattle, here’s how East Coast HONKers got down. See also: The New Haven Independent

Your Weekend Events

TOMORROW WE TAKE THE MOON!: The Blue Moon, that is. The Psychotronics* join Twitch and The Januariez for an evening of rock and roll, attitude, and general debauchery. You should join us. We might make you King of the Moon!
Saturday 9:00 p.m. // The Blue Moon // $6
*I play in the Psychotronics, so, yes this is shameless self-promotion. Sorry.

ON THE OCCUPY FRONT: The Occupy Seattle movement continues at Westlake Park. It is happening right now, in a park in your city. An expression of discontent with the status quo, a manifestation of anger at indoctrinated inequality, and, most obviously, a non-violent, extended public occupation of downtown Seattle. What they want isn’t easy (nor is it easy to encapsulate, given the diversity of those participating, but seems to be, in a nutshell): to take our government and country back from big money interests. If this is something you believe in, then take part. Your presence has an impact. And, hell, even the Mayor supports it.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ONGOING // Westlake Park // FREE

REFLECTION OF SPACE: Seattle Weekly’s annual REVERB returns this Saturday to take over Ballard Ave. from Market down to Ione. Over 70 local bands and comedians—including Tomten, Grynch, Corespondents, Partman Parthorse, The Cops, Don’t Talk To The Cops, Jen Seaman, Derek Sheen, Grand Hallway, and many more—will occupy and play throughout the neighborhood. Join forces in Ballard so that we might attack at moonfall! Ahem. Pardon us.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. // Various Venues // $5 (under 21), $10 (21+), and $75 V.I.P.

SRO DUKE: The Seattle Rock Orchestra returns to The Moore Theater for an evening of Wonder, Stevie. The non-profit orchestra will interpret Stevie’s Motown and solo eras with 50-piece arrangements and guest vocals by Galen Disston of Pickwick, Michele Khazak, and Darrius Willrich, to name a few. It’s going to be an evening of expansive funk, so tighten up your bassline and make a beeline for The Moore.
Saturday 8:00 p.m. // The Moore // $18