Friday (10/1) - Seattle’s favorite street food fest is back! Join Seattle Magazine and Suzuki+Chou Communimeida at Qwest Field’s North Lot for street eats from 20 of the Northwest’s best mobile food vendors including Marination Mobile, Skillet and Potato Champion (PDX).Gather your foodie friends, but leave the kiddos at home: This is a 21+ up event with live music, a beer garden and a new media showcase (featuring Cheezburger Network, UW’s MCDM and more!) to fee the geek soul. 5–10 p.m. $5. Qwest Field north lot. Visit themobilechowdown.com for details.
Friday (10/1) - For those your who watched Jennifer Maas’ Seattle International Film Festival flick, Wheedle’s Groove documentary which traced the rise and fall of this lost scene via archival footage and interviews with the central players, here’s your chance to hear the music first-hand. The Black on White Affair, Cookin’ Bag, Robbie Hill’s Family Affair and Cold, Bold & Together—are joined by new school Seattle soul lovers Emerald City Soul Club’s Mike Nipper and Marc Muller. Revisit a time when soul and funk bands, most based in the Central District, had the city on its feet (and sporting platform shoes). 8 p.m. $12-$15. Neumos, 925 East Pike Street. Neumos.com
Opening at Henry: Polyphonic
Saturday (10/2) - The Henry Art Gallery has been taking a new approach to its permanent collection since last October—raiding the stockroom and rearranging the inventory in inventive ways. Vortexhibition Polyphonica culminates this fall when SuttonBeresCuller (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zack Culler) takes the wheel with an “intervention” called Panoptos. The trio is hanging a selection of the gallery’s art floor to ceiling, and constructing a custom-made apparatus that holds a high-def camera and moves on an X/Y axis. The camera is controlled both in the gallery and online by viewers, who can zoom in on whichever artwork they choose. SuttonBeresCuller always strives to change people’s perspectives on art; with Panoptos the group is taking it to the max.. Prices vary. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue NE & 41st Street; 206.543.2280; henryart.org
Boo Davis at Assemble
(Through 10/6) - How does a longtime metalhead channel her deep desire to quilt? In the case of Boo Davis, 36, she quits her day job as an illustrator for The Seattle Times, creates a label called Quiltsrÿche (quiltsryche.com) and uses traditional techniques to make quilts featuring the “devil horns” hand sign and tributes to heavy-metal bands. Davis’ “evil quilts” have gained raucous acclaim in the alt-craft community and landed her a book deal that resulted in the August publication of Dare to Be Square Quilting: A Block-by-Block Guide to Making Patchwork and Quilts (Potter Craft, $21.99). Due to publisher concerns (not Metallica fans, apparently), the book designs aren’t quite as heretical as Davis’ past work, but her quirky aesthetic persists in how-tos for quilts such as “Quilt in the Headlights” (a deer head with antlers) and “Does Not Compute” (a robot). Davis is showing her work through October 6 at Assemble Gallery (7406 Greenwood Ave. N; assembleshop.com). Who better to buy a quilt from in October than someone named Boo?