Must LaughThe Habit Comedy Show(12/1, 8 p.m.) — Seattle sketch comedy group The Habit is back with a new live show at The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake. Bonus: Read Habit cast member John Osebold’s tips on upping your own comedic ante in our November issue.Must Kill the Mouse KingPNB’s The Nutcracker
Must Head EastIsabelle de Borchgrave Works Paper Magic(11/21 to 2/16/14, times vary) — In A World of Paper, A World of Fashion, Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave crafts stunning, life-size replicas of prominent historical gowns—entirely out of paper.
Ali Brownrigg, Brangien Davis, Leslie Helm, John Levesque, Sheila Mickool, A.J. Rathbun, Allison Austin Scheff, Niki Stojnic, Lisa Wogan with Erika Brown, Naomi Craw and Molly Sinnott
Their finger prints are all over Seattle. From protecting honeybees to regulating marijuana to popping and locking, these 54 men and women (and in one case, a machine) are shaping our neighborhoods, economy, attitudes and future. In the case of our person of the year—for the first time in our nine years of compiling this list, it’s a tie!—the impact is on a global scale. We may not always like the direction they are taking us in but it’s hard to deny: these folks are taking us somewhere.
Downtown Bellevue‘Tis the season at Bellevue Square’s ever-popular Snowflake Lane, where live toy soldiers march alongside toy soldiers to festive music, a dazzling light show brightens the dark sky and snowflakes fall nightly. 11/29-12/31; 7 p.m.; Bellevue Square, sidewalks of Bellevue Way & NE 8th at The Bellevue Collection; bellevuecollection.com/snowflakelane
Seattle has topped a variety of lists lately, including (and not surprisingly) Flavorwire’s 20 Great American Cities for Writers That Aren’t New York. That fun factoid combined with this month’s National Novel Writing Month, in which an endless stream of writers challenge themselves to complete a 500,000 word novel by November 30, means Seattle will likely have even more caffeinated wordsmiths typing away in neighborhood coffee houses.
Must SeeTodd Jannausch at Method Gallery(11/15 to 12/21, times vary) — Seattle sculptor Todd Jannausch—known for bringing local artists together for collaborative, renegade public art projects—brings his inspired eye to a solo show, Callus, focused on the tools of his trade.
Must Get TicketsTickets Still on Sale for BREW SeattleSnap up your $40 pass to Seattle magazine’s inaugural BREW Seattle, a beer tasting festival on November 14 with oodles of brews on tap. Your ticket earns you six tasting tokens, each one good for a five-ounce pour (in your own special BREW Seattle mini mug).
Must CelebrateRock on with Barsuk Records
Must ListenGroove at the Earshot Jazz Festival(11/1 and 11/2, times vary) — The festival continues its 25th anniversary extravaganza, with an incredible lineup that includes local master musician Bill Frisell.Must CelebrateRaise a Glass at the Two Beers Brewing Anniversary Party
Last week on NBC’s singing contest, The Voice, two local contestants represented the Pacific Northwest well and gave star-quality performances that left us wanting more. Austin Jenckes, a native of Duval, Washington, battled it out against his teammate and nabbed a spot in the knockout rounds.
Want to see your charitable event in the pages of Seattle magazine's annual Charitable Events Guide (CEG)? The 2014 guide, our 11th edition, will be published in February 2014. Designed as a calendar for our generous community of donors to plan their charitable giving, the Charitable Events Guide is the ultimate philanthropist’s datebook.
DOWNTOWNTrick or Treat on the Waterfront: More than 12 businesses, from the Ferry Terminal to Bell Harbor Conference Center, participate in the fun. Little tricksters can seek out their treats with a provided Treasure Hunt map. Sunday 10/27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Waterfront Park/Pier 58, 1301 Alaskan Way. Free
Must SeePhotos of Food at the Moment of Being Cooked(10/26 to 2/17/14, times vary) — How exactly does heat make an egg physically transform? Seattle entrepreneur Nathan Myhrvold helped popularize molecular gastronomy (the hyper-nerdy take on cooking) with his book Modernist Cuisine (2011). Now Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition at the Pacific Science Center showcases 100 stunning large-format shots from the book. Read on for our interview with Myhrvold.
While some of us can't resist the heaps of orange and white gourds at the nearby (read: easily accessible) grocery stores (I piled my cart high weeks ago with knobby and gnarled squashes, fat green pumpkins and oversized orange ones destined for my sub-par carving skills), there are plenty of people who love a good trek out to the pumpkin patch. And why not? It sounds like a whale of a good time, especially for pint-size pumpkin fans--many patches have corn mazes, petting zoos, inflatables, hayrides, hot kid-friendly beverages and beyond.
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition opens Saturday at the Pacific Science Center, showcasing the celebrated images produced by Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of Modernist Cuisine as well as the founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures.