The Must List: Pop-Up Parks, a Spooky Fashion Show & More

A look from Mark Mitchell's Burial exhibit

Must Park It
PARK(ing) Day

Friday (9/20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Parking spaces throughout the city will morph into lounge-worthy mini-parks chock full of activities, music and more for the city’s annual PARK(ing) Day. We especially recommend the artful approach in front of Seattle Art Museum.

Must Browse
Seattle Public Library Book Sale

(9/21 to 9/22, times vary) — Bibliophiles should make their way to Magnuson Park in Sand Point for this behemoth annual book sale featuring seriously cheap reads.

Must Swoon
Simon Doonan Book Signing

Tuesday (9/24, 5 to 7 p.m.) — Our favorite brash Brit is back in Seattle (the Barneys New York creative ambassador was here just months ago for a few fashionable soirees) to sign copies of his latest book: The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences…and Hysteria, at—where else?—Barneys downtown.

Must See
Rick Araluce at Bellevue Arts Museum
(Through 2/2, times vary) — The Seattle Opera’s lead scenic artist unveils his painstakingly crafted miniatures during his first solo exhibit, The Minutes, the Hours, the Days. For more on Araluce, check out the Seattle magazine Q&A.

Must Get Spooked
Mark Mitchell: Burial

(9/21 to 10/20, times vary) — The Frye Art Museum celebrates Seattle costume designer Mark Mitchell’s beautiful takes on burial garments, which opens with a hauntingly stylish fashion show.