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This Week Only

Thu, Nov 26
Seattle Turkey Trot
While some prep for Thanksgiving dinner in a kitchen obsessively checking a turkey or watching the Detroit Lions, others run 5k’s. This year’s Seattle Turkey Trot allows runners, joggers, or walkers to chart their own 5k route and share pictures and videos from their run online. Proceeds from the run will go to the Ballard Food Bank. $15–$40

Sun, Nov 29
Houseplants 101
This year, people picked up new hobbies left and right, one of the most popular being growing houseplants. To help plants grow into their full, lush, Instagram-worthy potential, Glasswing presents Houseplants 101. Glasswing’s plant director Tassy de Give will get down to the basics on topics like how to care for and identify plants. 11am, $15

Mon, Nov 30
Best American Food Writing 2020
As we inch toward the end of the year, Book Larder is looking back with a panel discussion of the 2020 edition of the Best American Food Writing. The panel will include the book’s editor J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, along with New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield and chef and author Kwame Onwuachi. 5pm, Free

Tue, Dec 1
Museum of Pop Culture Founders Award
Alice in Chains will be honored at the 2020 Museum of Pop Culture’s Founders Award, which recognizes “artists whose noteworthy contributions continue to nurture the next generation of risk-takers.” The rest of the evening will revel shamelessly in grungy Gen-X nostalgia as well, with tribute performances from artists like Metallica, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. 6pm, Free, donations accepted

Wed, Dec 2
Black Futures 
Writers Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have gathered all manner of media—photos, essays, tweets, recipes—to address the question, “What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?” Titled Black Futures, this collection features stories from the world Black creators are constructing. In a pre-recorded video, Drew and Wortham will host a conversation with King Britt, one of the project's contributors. The discussion will be available to view for up to a week after its premiere online and most ticket options include a copy of the book. 7:30pm, Suggested donation $65


Ongoing Events

Nov 7–28
The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director
Scarecrow Video’s Academy began its third semester of classes on Halloween, but it’s not too late to join. Running every Saturday until the end of November, these online discussions focus on horror movies like Let the Right One In and Hereditary. In each session, film critic Robert Horton will guide viewers through the week's film, looking specifically at the methods of each director. 2pm, Free

Nov 13–Jan 17
While the thousands of twinkling lights of Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights will be missed, the zoo is still delivering holiday lights and animals. This year, Woodland Park is hosting WildLanterns, where guests can stroll the zoo’s property to see illuminated lanterns of some of its most beloved animals. To help visitors practice social distancing tickets will include a specific time slot for entry, and masks must be worn at all times by those over five years old. $24–$29, Free for children under the age of two

Dec 1–8
Seattle AIDS Walk
Whether you chose to walk as an individual or partner with a team, the end goal remains the same: to raise funds for Lifelong’s HIV care and prevention services. This year’s walk will be virtual which gives participants the option of selecting their own route and completing it at any pace over the week.

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