THEATRE PUGET SOUND has upped the arts ante, turning Live Theatre Week into the month-long Arts Crush. More than 200 arts organizations—from galleries in Tacoma to black boxes in Edmonds—will open their doors, pull back their curtains, and let you take part in the art-making process. (Plus they’ll give out free tickets.) Here are our top picks.
Poetry Clothesline at the Bottom of the Sound
Hang your poetry out to dry. No, really. Find your inner Robert Frost and clip your own poems to a clothesline along a walking trail on the Sound during a week-long interactive art installation. Oct 10–16, Olympia Ave near Chestnut St, Olympia
The Novel: Live! By Seattle7Writers
Thirty-six Northwest authors craft a 60,000-word novel in just six days; every two hours someone new rotates in, with Garth Stein penning the climactic conclusion. Contribute ideas for themes and characters at the kickoff party (Oct 10, Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave). Oct 11–16, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave
DASSdance: Parking on the Dance Floor
Sashay into the sunset with the help of a live salsa band and the DASSdance crew. Catch your breath during a sneak preview of the company’s 10th anniversary production. Oct 30, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center parking lot, 104 17th Ave S