Must List: Cider Summit Seattle, San Gennaro Festival, 'People of the Book'

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| Updated: September 5, 2019
 
 

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MUST SIP

Cider Summit Seattle
(9/6-9/7)
Enjoy the perfect almost-autumn drink from a selection of more than 200 ciders at the tenth annual Cider Summit. Live music will accompany these Pacific Northwest cider companies (and some east coast friends) for the perfect end to summer and toast to the approaching fall season. Times and prices vary. Lake Union Park at MOHAI, 860 Terry Avenue N. cidersummitnw.com

MUST "CIAO BELLA!"

San Gennaro Festival
(9/6-9/8) In honor of the charitable St. Gennaro, his eponymous foundation in Seattle is hosting their annual festival to celebrate the city’s Italian population and donate a portion of the proceeds to local charities. Feast on some Napolitano pizza, sip on some vino and enjoy live entertainment from the local Italian community. Times vary. Free. Georgetown, 1125 South Angelo St.; 253.872.1900; sangennarofestivalseattle.org

MUST LAUGH

Marc Maron
(9/7) In a career that’s embraced stand-up, comedy writing, and film and TV acting, this probingly self-questioning and self-revealing comedian is probably most acclaimed for his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. On WTF, Maron has welcomed and grilled fellow comedians as well as guests ranging from Dan Savage to Barack Obama. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. The Moore Theatre, downtown, 1932 Second Ave.; 800.982.2787; stgpresents.org

MUST WATCH

People of the Book 
(9/6-9/29) 
An Iraq war veteran whose celebrated memoir is questioned is at the center of the latest play by Yussef El Guindi, Seattle’s—and America’s—preeminent playwright of the Arab-American experience. (You may recall his Threesome at ACT in 2015.) Times and prices vary. ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, downtown, 700 Union St.; 206.292.7676; acttheatre.org

MUST WOOF

Happy Tails Wine Walk
(9/7) Canines and Cabernet unite at Homeward Pet Adoption Center for its seventh annual Happy Tails Wine Walk. Take a stroll with your dog and sample some of Woodinville’s finest wines and beers while you support Homeward’s efforts to continue caring for animals and finding them loving homes.;Times and prices vary. Forgeron Cellars, Redmond; 14344 Redmond-Woodinville Rd. NE; 425.488.4444; homewardpet.org/events/winewalk

MUST DISCUSS

MOHAI Fashion Lecture: Secrets of Seattle Style
(9/10) Hear from the Museum of History & Industry’s current fashion exhibit curator, Clara Berg, and learn about the process behind putting together Seattle Style: Fashion/Function. As the editor of the accompanying 144-page book to the exhibit, Berg will have many historical and personal anecdotes to share about Seattle’s dynamic fashion scene. 7–8:30 p.m. $10 for members, $20 for general public. MOHAI, 860 Terry Avenue N.; 206.324.1126; mohai.org 

MUST EXPLORE 

Hidden Spaces/Public Places walking tour
(9/7) Discover some of the Seattle’s best kept secrets as you explore the city’s lesser known public spaces on this walking tour, all through an architect’s eyes. The Seattle Architecture Foundation wants you to know where you can escape the chaos of the city center without having to leave it. 10 a.m. –12 p.m. Prices vary. City Centre, downtown, 1420 Fifth Ave.; 206.667.9184; seattlearchitecture.org 

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