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Small "kaiseki" style plating at Capitol Hill restaurant Naka.

Image via Naka

Thu, October 22
Soup for Syria Book Dinner at Mamnoon
The Capitol Hill restaurant will dedicate the evening to two different menus, both supporting relief efforts for Syrian refugees. All proceeds from the evening will go to Mercy Corps, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and Karam Foundation. In the dining room, a multicourse dinner by Mamnoon chef Jason Stratton is $250 and includes a copy of Soup for Syria, a cookbook written by Barbara Adeni Massaad, that collects diverse soup recipes from chefs all over the world. To reserve your seat call (206) 909- 9606 or email [email protected]. At the restaurant's takeout window and community table, $35 buys you bread, a beverage, and all-you-can-eat soup—created by the likes of Renee Erickson, Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell, Brendan McGill, Tamara Murphy, Shota Nakajima, and Charles Walpole. Seating is first come, first served. 

Sat, October 24
Rainer Beer’s Annual R Day
The second annual celebration of the giant neon "R" returning to the top of the Old Rainer Brewery is co-hosted by KEXP. The evening’s lineup includes live music from the PNW’s Beat Connection and The Helio Experience. Rainer beer will be a-flowing along with registered team ($25) activities like giant jenga, flip cup contests and an ice skating relay race. Proceeds from the the lager-filled evening will support KEXP.

Fri, October 23
Behind the Table at Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market’s second annual Behind the Table: Meet the Artisans of Pike Place Market, raises funds for residents and workers of the Pike Place community.  Fill up on market food from Country Dough, Oriental Mart, Sosio’s, and more. If that’s not enough, a live auction will offer up outdoor furniture crafted by Jim Chobot, Chihuly vases, and drumming lessons with signed sticks from Alan White. Tickets are $50.

Sat, October 24
Harvest Dinner and Awards
The Angelo M. Pellegrini Foundation will celebrate its dinner and award ceremony at Seattle's Swedish Club; this year’s award recipients are Pike Brewing Company founders Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. Expect multi-course dishes from chefs Armandino Batali, Roy Breiman, Carla Leonardi and more including antipasti and gift bags of Angela’s biscotti. Tickets are $150.

Mon, October 26
Japanese Fall Mushroom Feast at Naka 

Capitol Hill restaurant Naka is celebrating the season with a kaiseki-style meal focusing on wild mushrooms. Japanese-trained chef Shota Nakajima will serve six courses, including grilled king oyster mushroom with red uni and matsutake chawan mushi, with optional wine pairings. The tickets are $88.

Tue, October 27
Think and Drink: Black and Blue
Alcohol does make for provocative discussions. And at Greenwood's Naked City Brewery and Taphouse’s Think and Drink event, liquid courage is welcomed. Inspired by recent events, in Baltimore, NYC, and Ferguson involving the ways in which marginalized groups are policed, the night will delve into looming issues surrounding race and police interactions. The night is free and speakers Sergeant Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department and UW professor/author Megan Ming Francis will be sharing insights.