Enjoy a fall celebration of Seattle Pride and other fun things to do this week

Editor’s Note: With the continued high number of COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 protocols and other details regarding events are subject to change. Please check your event’s website for COVID-19 requirements and the latest information, and consider safety recommendations from local health authorities as they are updated.

What happens from October 8 to 14

After Seattle Pride went virtual for the second summer in a row this year, event planners began planning an in-person celebration to finally bring the community together. Seattle pride All together now, held this Saturday, October 9 at Volunteer Park, will be smaller than the traditional Seattle Pride summer celebration, but it will provide a much needed boost of spirit and community unity.

All Together Now allows the LGBTQIA + community to come together in person before the end of the year. It’s also an opportunity “for people to build community with each other,” said Krystal Marx, executive director of Seattle Pride.

“The LGBTQIA + community tends to think of itself as family, so [All Together Now] is to provide this opportunity not only to have fun but to rebuild relationships, to have that great moment of mental health clarity not to be so isolated and to showcase our community’s resilience and incredible talent. that we have, ”Marx said, adding that all of the artists on All Together Now are members of the LGBTQIA + community.

All Together Now will begin with music by DJ Dark_Wiley, followed by “Drag Queen Bingo”, conducted by Aleksa Manila, where participants will have the opportunity to win prizes such as Alaska Airlines tickets.

“And then we’re going to get into the performances. We have Cassandra Lewis, CarLarans, BeautyBoiz and Chong the nomad, and we’re really excited to have some great live music and public performances outside in October where we don’t usually get that sort of thing, ”Marx said.

The event also features food trucks including Dumpling Tzar, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Mobile Mayan and Monster Dogs, an alcohol garden for 21+ (full COVID-19 vaccination required to enter), a 360-degree photo booth, information kiosks and games like oversized Jenga, cornhole and more. An on-site UW Medicine COVID-19 vaccination clinic will also be available to provide vaccines to people who have not yet received them.

All Together Now also offers people the option to register to vote, “which is really important at our Vote with Pride booth knowing that it kicks off our Vote With Pride event where we try to encourage the LGBTQIA + community to get more involved. the fall elections, ”Marx said.

“We’re working a lot at Seattle Pride to make it a fully accessible event, so we’ll have ASL performers on stage. On our website there is also a one page accessibility document so that people know that there are bathrooms available besides honey buckets, where these bathrooms are located, which it is. There is for ADA parking and what the terrain looks like to make people feel more comfortable. attend, ”she said.

But All Together Now isn’t just about coming together again. National Coming Out Day is October 11 and the event will feature the My Coming Out Story booth to invite attendees to reflect on their own stories.

“We wanted to be able to celebrate the act of going out and reserve space for it. It can be a very frightening occasion; it can be a sad occasion; it is always important; it can be funny; it can be hot; it can be liberating – we wanted to keep space for it, recognize it and celebrate it, and so that’s certainly a big part of why we chose the weekend that we did, ”Marx said.

The My Coming Out Story booth is produced in partnership with C89.5 FM, “one of our fantastic radio partners and a youth radio program they have at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle – this is one Washington LGBTQIA + radio stations, and it’s well known for it. We are partnering with them to understand what coming out means to people, ”she said.

Participants will receive a few questions and prompts, then use their own phone to access a website to upload their coming out story online (at videobooth.app/mycomingoutstory).

“We also have a film company that will compile the videos into one powerful piece that we can share with people, put on our YouTube page, put on our website, share with our partners and just stream it there to show the variety. , the diversity and depth of people’s coming out stories… To show that we are not all the same, and that there are many different nuances to being part of the LGBTQIA + community, ”said Marx.

All Together Now requires event attendees to wear masks and be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the event.

All Together Now will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. Find more information on: seattlepride.org/all-together-now

What else is going on

Here are some other events taking place October 8-14 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please complete the form at the bottom of the article.

Orcas Island Film Festival – October 7-11

Entering its seventh year, the Orcas Island Film Festival invites attendees to view a selection of critically acclaimed international films and audience favorites at various times from October 7-11. Fifteen films over five days will be screened at the Sea View Theater. Find the schedule online; $ 190. 234 A St., Eastsound; orcasfilmfest.com

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series – October 8-9

The Downtown Bellevue Association welcomes Lady A to the 14th Annual Bellevue Jazz and Blues Music Series at 7:30 p.m. on October 8 and Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott: East West Trumpet Summit with Roy McCurdy at 7:30 p.m. on October 9. Buy tickets online; $ 20 / general, $ 10 / student. 11100 NE Sixth St., Bellevue; 425-453-1223; bellevuedowntown.com

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival – October 8-10

Visit the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival and enjoy 14 local and regional restaurants serving everything from crab bisque to seafood okra, scallops, chowder, crab cakes, fish tacos, fish and chips, paella and more. The festival also features wine from eight wineries on the Olympic Peninsula, local and regional beer, over 70 artisans, stalls, a 5km run, the ‘Grab-a-Crab’ derby and live music. . To free. 122 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles; 360-452-6300; crabfestival.org

“The Snoqualmie Tribe: A Brief History of the Sammamish Lake Region” – October 9

The Redmond Historical Society presents “The Snoqualmie Tribe: A Brief History of the Lake Sammamish Area,” a presentation in its program of the 10:30 am Saturday Lecture Series Steven Moses, Director of Archeology and Historic Preservation and a member of the Snoqualmie Tribe, will explain the Indigenous connection to the northern Sammamish Lake region from 13,000 years ago to today, explore recent archaeological finds at Bear Creek and discuss ways in which our communities can work together to preserve the shared history of the Pacific Northwest. Sign up online; free. redmondhistoricalsociety.org

Turkfest – October 9

Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the American-Turkish Cultural Association of Washington online at noon. The festival features a market, food, music, dancing and more. Online broadcasting; free. facebook.com/TurkfestSeattle

Guided nature walk – In search of mushrooms; Mushroom Incursion – October 9

Seward Park Audubon invites visitors to explore the fascinating world of mushrooms with lead naturalist Ed Dominguez. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. October is fall mushroom season, and with recent rains, the meadows and forests of Seward Park are growing a variety of mushrooms; boletus, turkey tails, shaggy manes and witch’s butter add color to the park and provide clues to mushrooms just beneath the forest floor. Sign up online; free. 5902 Lake Washington S. Blvd., Seattle; 206-652-2444; sewardpark.audubon.org

Pier Sounds – October 9

Friends of Waterfront Seattle hosts Pier Sounds, a fall concert series featuring live music, local food trucks, a beer garden and more on the waterfront from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. On October 9, the Earshot Jazz Festival presents D’Vonne Lewis and Friendz. To free. 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-866-6817; waterfrontparkseattle.org

How to Illustrate Your Scary Story – October 9

KCLS is hosting a virtual class with cartoonist Scott Kurtz to teach participants how to turn spooky animals and haunted places from their imaginations to the page at 3 p.m. Sign up online ; free. kcls.org

Maple Valley Days – October 9-10

A special fall edition of Maple Valley Days featuring shows, vendors, KidLand activities and food trucks will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 10. Free. 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley; maplevalleydays.com

Where is Wenda 5K – October 10

Join Run 2 Be Fit for the fourth annual Where’s Waldo 5K (this year named Where’s Wenda, after Waldo’s girlfriend) at 10 a.m. Sign up online; $ 20-35 / run / walk (the price range includes race, bib, photos, medal, ice ball and scarf options), $ 20 / children 14 and under (includes race, bib, photos, medal) . 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; run2befit.com

“Zen and the art of an Android beatdown” – October 12

Book-It Repertory Theater kicks off its 2021-2022 season with the season premiere drama, “Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown” by Tochi Onyebuchi, available online October 12. This audio journey to the heart of identity and connection promises to have spectators on the edges of their seats. Buy your tickets online; $ 20. book-it.org

7th Annual Heirloom Apple Event – October 14

The Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford hosts the 7th Annual Heirloom Apple 11 am-4pm event. To free. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; historicseattle.org/event/7th-annual-heirloom-apple-event/

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