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October 22, 3 to 5 p.m.

Providence Hospice of Seattle invites families who have lost a loved one to gather for an Autumn Bonfire at Alki Beach Park to share stories and remember loved ones who have died. The event will be held at Alki Beach Park in West Seattle. The group will gather at a fire pit south of the Bathhouse, 2701 Alki Ave. SW., Seattle. Participants are asked to bring a piece of wood or kindling to add to the fire. A separate fire will be built for teens. Contact e-mail to RSVP: Bradley Justin at

October 22 – 29, times vary

Seattle International Film Festival and TV5Monde present French Cinema Now, a celebration spotlighting the state of contemporary Francophone cinema, with more than a dozen extraordinary features. 

October 23, 5 p.m.

Percussionist and tabla player Zakir Hussain has for decades been a leading figure in the world of classical Indian music, accompanying all of its greatest musicians and dancers in concert. He has also been a key figure in the development of the world music movement. On his current tour, he is joined by sitar master Niladri Kumar. 

October 26 – November 6, times vary

Choreographer Rachael Lincoln’s new work An Attic an Exit, performed by Lincoln and collaborator Leslie Seiters, is a very physical performance that depicts two characters moving through five scenes within one room. Clues are offered to the audience, such as hanging suit coats, a trail of flour, and the manipulation of salt, saucers and silverware.

October 29, 8 p.m.

Saxophonist Maceo Parker is a master of soul and funk sound. His current tour showcases repertoire spanning his long career. On stage with Parker will be the Jones Family Singers—five sisters, two brothers and their father—who have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for more than two decades. 


Through December 16, times vary

For its last exhibition after 16 years, Suyama Space is featuring “Generativity,” a new media installation by Portland artist Fernanda D’Agostino. The work investigates the underlying and often invisible structures through which the natural world sculpts and regenerates itself, drawing upon both natural systems and the architecture of the marvelous, soon-to-close space for inspiration.

Through December 3, times vary

One of Seattle’s most original and distinctive painters, Dykeman juxtaposes his schematic cowboys and working men with abstract forms, bold blocks of color and cryptic text to create a vibrant visual language that suggests faded road signs, ancient European cave paintings and even Northwest native art.

November 3 to December 1, times vary

Lawrence has long been a feminist beacon in Seattle’s art world, keeping the flame burning throughout eras of both progress and backlash. Constructing intricate works from found text and images, she satirizes the existing power structure and attempts to free us from its grip on our consciousness. On the occasion of our 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election, she exhibits collages rendered on canvas, paper, board and recycled metal serving trays that reflect her decades-long interest in social justice.

November 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Just in time for the holiday season, Friends of The Seattle Public Library is hosting a one-day better book sale featuring like-new, gift-quality, “better” books, DVDs, art prints, paintings and posters. All items will be individually priced starting at $3. Featured book categories include children’s books, cookbooks and more valuable old and rare books. There will also be a nice selection of general non-fiction including art books and literature. DVDs will be non-former Library in very good condition. This one-day sale will be scanner free.

11/10 to 11/17; times vary

Seattle International Film Festival’s ninth annual celebration of the best in current Italian films is an eight-day, 14-film event featuring some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today. Non vediamo l’ora!