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What to Stream in Seattle October 16–22

From a Scarecrow telethon to a global cabaret-athon (with a local stop).

By Carli Ricker October 16, 2020

Jane Fonda talks activism at Town Hall Seattle on Friday. 

Fri, Oct 16
The Superpower of Women
Despite playing Jennifer Lopez’s vengeful nemesis in Monster-in-Law, Jane Fonda has long been a champion of women and an activist (she even advocated for the occupation of Seattle's Fort Lawton). The Oscar-winner will join Elizabeth Lesser, the cofounder of the holistic education retreat center Omega Institute, in an online discussion about how women can channel their power to shift cultures for change. 6pm, $5

Sat, Oct 17
Scarecrow Video Presents Video Store Day Telethon
The University District’s temple of physical cinematic media is going virtual for this year’s Video Store Day. You’ll still get the sales (like 30 to 50 percent off some Criterion Collection and Studio Ghibli bits), giveaways, history presentations (like a talk on Psycho at 60), and other programming you’d expect from the annual celebration—all with the goal of keeping Scarecrow around so we can set foot inside once again. Noon–8pm, Free —Stefan Milne

Sat, Oct 17
Late Night Snacks Feast
Hosted by John Jarboe, the founder of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, this 12-hour cabaret marathon is set to have performers and host cities change every hour from places like Melbourne, Berlin, and New York. When it’s time for Seattle to take the virtual stage at 6:30pm, Jody Kuehner, aka Cherdonna Shinatra, will play the role of co-host. 9am, Free

Tues, Oct 20
Evolution of the Edit
While they might not be the biggest names in the credits, editors are crucial to the success of movies and properly conveying their stories. In an online class from SIFF, Lane 1974’s director SJ Chiro and editor Celia Beasley will testify to the importance of the role. The pair will share how editing can shape everything from a single scene to an entire story. 6:30pm, $15

Wed, Oct 21
Experimental Mapping in the Central District
With all the walks you have likely taken this year, you probably have your neighborhood mentally mapped—intersection here, not-so-friendly dogs there. If you’re looking to turn this map into something more concrete and creative, artist Sara Zewde is leading a class where maps aren’t so much about direction as they are expression. Participants will get to create an experimental map of their neighborhood in whatever medium they choose. 5pm, Free

All Week
Seattle Made Week
Pandemic aside, we all know it’s important to support local businesses, from Seattle staples like Molly Moon’s to secretly wonderful boutiques and coffee shops you feel only you know about. In a continuous effort to showcase and shop small, Seattle Made Week is adapting to an online format. Hear from local makers in panel discussions, classes, and studio tours. Check online for the complete list of events, start times, and prices.

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