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Cameron Esposito brings her delightful and unapologetically queer humor to the Neptune Theatre.

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COMEDY

Sat, Oct 17
Cameron Esposito
A vest-festooned comedic dynamo, Cameron Esposito is a loud, proud lesbian who taps into her queer worldview for humor and delivers each word with boisterous swagger. Whether sharing tales of growing up with an eye patch or making graphic jokes about the truth behind periods, she always barrels at her audience with a full head of steam. Neptune Theatre, $20

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sun, Oct 18
Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity Museum Grand Opening
It may seem hard to believe, but the Northwest doesn't have a Holocaust Museum. That changes when the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity Museum opens its doors on October 18. The modest display walks visitors through the stages of the genocide and showcases artifacts from Holocaust survivors that settled in Seattle (passports, photos, letters, Star of David patches, and more) and a collection of items from Auschwitz (one of only three museum's with items from the concentration camp on display). While the museum will mainly cater to school trips, it's open to the public (with RSVP) on Wednesdays and first and third Sundays.. Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity Museum, Free (with RSVP)

THEATER

Oct 16–Nov 15
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
When the apocalypse strikes and society crumbles, what will those who remain have left? In the dark comedy Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, the answer is simple: memories of The Simpsons. The show finds survivors attempting to remember the “Cape Feare” episode, which incidentally becomes a part of the cultural mythos for future generations to perform and celebrate. ACT Theatre, $20–$68

FILM

Oct 15–25
Seattle South Asian Film Festival 2015
Now in its 10th year, the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explores the cinematic output of an often-overlooked region. The 2015 fest focuses on Sri Lankan films (including a retrospective of writer/director Prasanna Vithanage) and examines the theme “Coming Home” with movies that engage the issues of cultural homeland connection for South Asians emigrants. Various venues, Free–$45; Festival pass $75–$150

Oct 17–25
Ben Gibbard Presents His Favorite Music Films
There’s always been a cinematic quality to Ben Gibbard’s lyricism, so it should come as no surprise the Death Cab for Cutie frontman fancies himself something of a film buff. Northwest Film Forum now hosts Ben Gibbard Presents His Favorite Music Films, where the songwriter will share his favorite music films including The Decline of Western Civilization: Part II and Kurt Cobain: About a Son. As part of the programming, he’ll also have a public chat with director Lynn Shelton, who had Gibbard score her most recent feature, Laggies. Northwest Film Forum, $11; Series pass $54

DANCE

Oct 16–20
Opening Doors: Celebrating 50 Years of Dance at UW
Few dance parties can compete with the University of Washington’s Opening Doors. The celebration includes performances, classes, discussions with alums, and film screenings. If you’ve never checked out UW dance, now’s the perfect chance as the festivities are open to the public and most events are free. University of Washington, Free–$22

CONCERTS

Thru Oct 18
#41for2015 Fest
Local music website Nada Mucho hosts its first festival, #41for2015 Fest. The lineup consists of bands from the site’s “41 Seattle Bands We’re Watching in 2015”, including Future Shock, Goodbye Heart, and Detective Agency. With five straight nights of cheap tunes at Substation, #41for2015 offers a terrific opportunity to check out fresh local bands without putting a dent in your wallet. The only downside is that the fest’s name being a hashtag is super gross. Substation, $5–$8; Festival pass $30

Fri, Oct 16
Bully
Nashville quartet Bully delivered one of the year’s best rock albums in the form of its first LP Feels Like.  Frontwoman Alicia Bognanno’s blend of unkempt howling angst and guitar fuzz lands somewhere on the ’90s rock sound spectrum alongside Liz Phair and Courtney Love without feeling derivative. Strap in for a night of noisy bliss when the Bully heads down to Barboza. Barboza, $12

Fri, Oct 16
Heather Woods Broderick and Vikesh Kapoor
Heather Woods Broderick has spent the past few years making gorgeous music as Sharon Van Etten's right-hand woman and partner in harmonies. With her latest solo record Glider, Broderick finds her own beautifully dreamy singer-songwriter sadness. She shares the Fremont Abbey stage on this night with Vikesh Kapoor and his brand of working-man folk. Fremont Abbey, $9–$13

FOOD & DRINK

Sun, Oct 18
Bottlehouse Fall Harvest Party
Halloween is fast approaching and Bottlehouse is doing it the right way. The Madrona wine bar will offer wine and cider tastings, live music and autumnal specials, plus a pumpkin carving contest. Go all out. Carve up your very own Pumpkin Krueger…or Pumpkin Krug. Bottlehouse, $14–$16

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