Local artists create 20-minute masterpieces Monday night. 

Mon, Sept 23
JigJam, Polecat
Hailing from the Irish Midlands, multi-instrumentalist quartet JigJam intersperses Americana and bluegrass with Irish influences, dubbing the new genre “I-Grass.” Northwest-founded group Polecat pulls from its members’ different musical backgrounds—Celtic fiddle, African polyrhythms—and creates smartly-arranged roots music. The Triple Door, $12

Sept 23 & 24
Criminal
From a lemur-enthusiast-turned-attempted-murderer to a nautical stowaway, Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer’s podcast Criminal explores “what it means to make bad decisions—and why we all do it,” according to Rolling Stone. Judge will lead you through all new stories of how an average person’s life can take an unexpected turn, leaving you wondering if you might end up on the show next. Neptune Theatre, $24–$29

Tue, Sept 24
Behind the Shot: Costa Rican Adventures
Indulge your inner National Geographic explorer as photographer and mountaineer duo Anita Elder and Patti Polinsky share photos that showcase Costa Rica’s biodiversity and natural beauty. Want to up your artistic ante? They'll offer tips and equipment recommendations while recounting the literal ups and downs of their hiking adventures. The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, $15

Thu, Sept 26
Summer’s Final Producers Market
Pike Place Market wraps up its summer producers series with one final popup this month, extending market hours late into the evening. In attendance for food necessities: market stalwart Honest Biscuits; Mystery Bay Seafood (slinging clam chowder, of course); the cutest retro ice cream shop, Shug's; and Tandoozy, an Indian food stand known for its fresh-baked naan. Squirrel Butter and Funeral Dove will provide the soundtrack while you peruse a laundry list of crafts that include fingerless mittens, colorful piggy banks, and handmade jewelry inspired by travel. Pike Place MarketFront Pavilion, Free

Thu, Sept 26
Art Battle Seattle
This international live art competition makes its way to Seattle. Twelve local artists tackle the blank canvas in three quickfire rounds of live painting. DJ Nightwatch’s beats and bright lights in the arena-style venue hype up artists and spectators alike. Vote for your favorite pieces, and afterwards take them home through silent auction bidding. Eden Seattle, $25

All Week (thru Sept 30)
Salt and Straw Student Inventor Series
As September comes to a close—how are we already here?—so does Salt and Straw’s student inventor series. Once a year, the Portland-born ice cream empire hands the reins over to elementary school students to create a special lineup of flavors for the month. This fall, creations include “A Taste of Summer Camp” (graham crackers, chocolate ice cream, and marshmallow fluff) and “Nice Nutella” (Nutella and banana ice cream with strawberry chunks). Or try the “PB&C,” a blend dreamt up by Ellie from Adams Elementary, which was inspired by, in her own words, “my dad loveing peanut butter and bannas together.” Salt and Straw, Free

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