A woman in a white shirt with a black vest smiles in front of a stone wall.

Tana French's new novel The Searcher will be the focus of a discussion presented by Seattle Arts and Lectures. 

Sat, Oct 10
Building the Beloved Community Gala

Armed with a spread of gift baskets, vacation packages, and experiences, El Centro de la Raza is ready for its Building the Beloved Community Gala. This year’s online event will feature a live and online auction (bids are currently open for the online items) with proceeds going to help fund the center’s programs and services. The night will also honor two individuals with the Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award, named after the center’s founder. 6:30pm, Free

Mon, Oct 12
Tana French in Conversation
A retired Chicago cop. An Irish town putting up a picturesque front while a mystery lurks just beneath the surface. This is the setup of Tana French’s new crime novel, The Searcher. French will share more about The Searcher in a conversation presented by Seattle Arts and Lectures. The event, hosted by fellow crime-fiction writer Ruth Ware, will be pre-recorded because of the time-zone differences (French lives in Dublin). 7:30pm, Donations accepted

Wed, Oct 14 
A Conversation with Rick Steves
If these were Covid-free times, Rick Steves would be doing what he’s done since 1976: helping people plan their European trips. With numerous guidebooks, a weekly column, and a company bearing his name, Steves has become a travel bellwether. So how has he coped with staying at home? Steves will give viewers an update on his work and life as well as share his thoughts on the future of travel in a discussion moderated by Enrique Cerna. 5:30pm, Free 

Thu, Oct 15
Hippo Campus
While its name skews niche, the band Hippo Campus is not an under-the-radar act. Deploying upbeat riffs and moody synthesizers, the band sounds suited for the soundtrack of an indie coming-of-age film. As part of a hometown series, the Minnesota natives will stream two shows (the second on the 22nd) from the historic First Avenue club in Minneapolis, presented by Seattle Theater Group. Each night will have a different setlist, so fingers crossed their hit “Buttercup” makes both shows. 6pm, $15