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A mask from 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, on display at MoPop.

Theater

Sept 15–Oct 2
Teh Internet Is Serious Business
How do you represent the internet, as a physical space, on stage? Well, it’s going to be manic. A big cast, a pixel-inspired set, and a mess of online memes (Grumpy Cat makes an appearance) all converge to tell the story of a hacker group that takes down the Church of Scientology. 12th Avenue Arts, $25

Oct 1–29
Pride and Prejudice
Playwright Kate Hamill knows a thing or two about adapting Jane Austen to stage…with a twist. The New York Times called her version of Sense and Sensibility “pumped full of helium,” a lively romp “for those who don’t usually like Jane Austen.” Expect the same for the West Coast premiere of Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice. The stately decorum and period attire remain, but expect the fraught love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to take a more progressive swing. Seattle Repertory Theatre, $16–$50

Sept 30–Oct 1
Dragon Lady
On her grandmother’s 60th birthday, a 20-year-old Sara Porkalob learned something...interesting...about the matriarch of her family: Back home in the Philippines, Grandma had been a gangster. In Dragon Lady, Porkalob steps into the shoes of her grandmother (and her mother, and other members of the family) in a biographical musical that zooms around the Philippines to Bremerton. “How a person chooses to remember their history is pretty complicated,” says Porkalob. Her play is less a history lesson and more about honoring the women in her life, telling one of the many fascinating stories that people carry with them to America. We thought it was a poignant laugh riot. Jones Playhouse, $20–$50

Film

Fri, Sept 29
Danger Diva: Local Sightings Edition
Molly Sides of Thunderpussy stars in this sci-fi cyberpunk musical about a cybernetically enhanced rockstar who unwittingly becomes a tool for some big bad corporate goons. Directed by Robert McGinley and shot entirely in Seattle, Danger Diva returns as part of Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival. A Q and A sessions with Sides (read our own interview here) and the world premiere of Thunderpussy's Live at the Egyptian follows the premier. Northwest Film Forum, $12

Sat, Sept 30–
Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film
Like a red carpet event for the goblins, ghouls, and monsters of cinema, MoPop's spook-tacular exhibit offers face time with some real scary faces. Over 50 props from classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer turn the museum into a labyrinth of pop culture horror. Learn more about the horror tradition exhibit films and oral histories from genre bigwigs like Roxanne Benjamin, John Landis, and Eli Roth. Museum of Pop Culture, $26–$31

Dance

Fri, Sept 29
Jewels (plus Immerse afterparty)
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 45th season kicks off with a celebration of a different milestone: the 50th anniversary of Jewels, George Balanchine’s full-length ballet. The new production gets a full costume and scenic makeover from renowned set designer Jerome Kaplan. The three parts—EmeraldsRubies, and Diamonds—incorporate a little bit of Western glitz and some old world opulence, set to the music of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Stick around this Friday's performance for Immerse, an afterparty featuring a DJ, dance floor, and champagne. McCaw Hall, $30–135

Concerts

Sat, Sept 30
Gorillaz
Since their self-titled 2001 debut record, Gorillaz have maintained a sense of mystery. For one, they aren’t real…technically. The four cartoon band members are a front for the work of dozens of musicians, led by the group’s cocreator Damon Albarn. In the early aughts, Albarn and company really explored the lore-building potential of music videos and early social media. Now with a new album, Humanz, and a world tour (with real human musicians), Gorillaz adds to their own mythology. KeyArena, Various Prices

Food & Drink

Sept 29 & 30
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
Ever want to drink beer tapped from a massive, hallowed out pumpkin? Elysian's Great Pumpkin Beer Fest beckons you. Drink pumpkin brews from non-produce taps as well. Plus food trucks, and celebratory fall events like pumpkin carving. This year, Elysian partnered with Fred Hutch, with 100% of GPBF proceeds going to towards the cancer research center.  Seattle Center, $28–$50

Special Events

Sept 30 & Oct 1
GeekGirlCon
Wander the floor of Sakura- Con. PAX. Emerald City Comicon. Lots of dudes, right? And yet surveys of science-fiction, video-game, and comic-book fandom reveal women make up significant portions of these communities. The seventh-annual GeekGirlCon provides a positive and empowering space for them, with all the trap-pings of the larger cons: industry panels, rowdy exhibitor floor, and workshops for science geeks in the making. Washington State Convention Center, $20–$55

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Special Events

GeekGirlCon

Editor’s Pick $20–$55 Washington State Convention and Trade Center

Wander the floor of Sakura- Con. PAX. Emerald City Comicon. Lots of dudes, right? And yet surveys of science-fiction, video-game, and comic-book fandom revea...

Food & Drink

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

$28–$50 Seattle Center

Ever want to drink beer tapped from a massive, hallowed out pumpkin? Elysian's Great Pumpkin Beer Fest beckons you. Drink pumpkin brews from non-produce taps...

Concerts

Gorillaz

Various Prices KeyArena

Since their self-titled 2001 debut record, Gorillaz have maintained a sense of mystery. For one, they aren’t real…technically. The four cartoon band members ...

Dance

Jewels

Editor’s Pick $30–$135 McCaw Hall

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 45th season kicks off with a celebration of a different milestone: the 50th anniversary of Jewels, George Balanchine’s full-length...

Film

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $26–$31 Museum of Pop Culture

Like a red carpet event for the goblins, ghouls, and monsters of cinema, MoPop's spook-tacular exhibit offers face time with some real scary faces. Over 50 p...

Film

Danger Diva: Local Sightings Edition

Editor’s Pick $12 Northwest Film Forum

Molly Sides of Thunderpussy stars in this sci-fi cyberpunk musical about a cybernetically enhanced rockstar who unwittingly becomes a tool for some big bad c...

Theater

Dragon Lady

Editor’s Pick $20–$50 Jones Playhouse

On her grandmother's 60th birthday, a 20-year-old Sara Porkalob learned something...interesting...about the matriarch of her family: Back home in the Philipp...

Theater

Pride and Prejudice

$16–$50 Seattle Repertory Theatre

Playwright Kate Hamill knows a thing or two about adapting Jane Austen to stage…with a twist. The New York Times called her version of Sense and Sensibility ...

Theater

Teh Internet Is Serious Business

7:30 PM $25 12th Avenue Arts

How do you represent the internet, as a physical space, on stage? Well, it’s going to be manic. A big cast, a pixel-inspired set, and a mess of onlin...