A girl in a blue jacket plays the drum.

A still from the short film, "Who Am I"

Oct 2 & 3
Carpool Cinema
If you need another scare to kick off Halloween season in this particularly scary year, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is playing in a drive-in-theater-style showing presented by Scarecrow Video. Ticket sales from the show will benefit Scarecrow, the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and University Heights Center. 7:30pm, $20 per car

Oct 2–Oct 11 
Novel Nights
Over the next several days the Seattle writing center Hugo House will host several bestselling authors as part of its Novel Nights fundraiser. Each session of Novel Nights will feature a discussion and Q&A session with a different author—like Pramila Jayapal or Jess Walter. To see what day a particular author is speaking, as well as the session dates and start times, check Hugo House’s website. $25 per session

Tue, Oct 6
Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
While there are plenty of resources and tips on how to spot false information in the news, the language of math, science, and statistics can more easily obscure truths. This talk with University of Washington professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West aims to provide tools to unpack data. 7pm, $15 (suggested)

Thu, Oct 8
Omnivorous

Community Roots Housing’s Omnivorous fundraiser is going virtual. Viewers will get a cocktail lesson before proceeding to the main program, a conversation with Christopher Persons, Community Roots Housing CEO. Joining Persons will be Donna Moodie, owner of Marjorie restaurant; Kristi Brown, cofounder and owner of That Brown Girl Cooks!; and Tak Kurachi, owner of U:Don restaurant. An upgraded ticket purchase will give viewers access to cooking and drink demonstrations later in the evening. 5:45 pm, Free–$150

All Week
Who Am I
Born out of a desire to strengthen and support Black artists and inspired by Langston Hughes’s “I, Too, Am America, the short film “Who Am I" features more than 40 Black Seattle artists, addresses the relationship between art and its makers. You can watch on YouTube; donations benefit Choose 180 and Creative Justice. Free