Updated! Seattle Magazine's Earth Day Run 2014: Food Trucks & Beer!

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Updated information: You know that the fantastic West Seattle Brewing Company is serving up pints after the race, and now we hear that Chopstix and Curb Jumper Street Eats will be on hand, too, for that necessary post-race sustenance.

Still have yet to register for Seattle mag's Earth Day Run along Alki Beach? Key in Gilt City Seattle to purchase a registration for $27 (that's a whopping 40 percent off the regular reg. price). 

 

Runners and walkers: Our Earth Day Run is back for 2014, and this time it will wind along the Alki Beach waterfront in West Seattle. (This West Seattleite is thrilled!) We debuted our dog-friendly 5K event last year to help raise awareness for environmentally sustainable practices, local businesses and products. (You may remember our fearless style editor Ali Brownrigg's month-long quest to train for the big day.) And this year, a portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit EarthCorps, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that aims to build a community of leaders through local environmental service.

As for post-race libations, the West Seattle Brewing Company will be pouring pints in the beer garden (every single beer sold benefits the Seattle environmental nonprofit EarthCorps), and anyone--spectators included--are welcome to join in the imbibing. But bring cash; your plastic is no good here. If you're hungry, bites from Ocean Naturals and Sahale Snacks will be on hand. Registration includes your race t-shirt!

The deets: Our Earth Day Run 2014 takes place on April 19, at 9:30 a.m. (check in opens at 8 a.m.), and will start and finish at Alki Beach Park. After you've raced your heart out, expect plenty of post-race festivities and fun swag. As for the results, each runner gets a timing chip on his or her bib and your results will be released within 24 hours of the event. Register Here: http://seattlemag.com/article/earth-day-run-2014

  See you at the finish line! 

The Must List: Fremont Oktoberfest, Local Sightings Film Fest and More

The Must List: Fremont Oktoberfest, Local Sightings Film Fest and More

What to do this weekend in Seattle
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The 19th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is this weekend, 9/23 to 9/25

Must Oompah
The 19th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest
(9/23 to 9/25, times vary) This close-to-home Oktoberfest celebration comes with mini beer mugs and more than 80 different microbrews and German beers to taste, plus the amply-named Buxom Beer Garden where you can clash your steins together in a rousing fashion. Grab yourself a giant German pretzel or a plump brat and make merry with the many (and we mean many) Seattleites present.

Must Nerd Out
Paramount Theatre Hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson
Thursday (9/22, 7:30 p.m.) The dashing and charismatic astrophysicist, author and television star Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the nation’s leading advocate for science at a time when climate change deniers and others seek to undermine it, along with the public good. His talk, titled “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” should be a delight.

Must See
Revolt. She said. Revolt again. at 12th Avenue Arts

(9/23 to 10/10, times vary) The Washington Ensemble Theatre’s new season focuses on radical feminism and launches with the West Coast premiere of Alice Birch’s patriarchy-bashing absurdist play, described by The New York Times as “making you question everything you say when it comes to discussing women and their relationships with men, one another and a world in a state of unending upheaval.” Directed by Bobbin Ramsey.

Must Marvel
New Media Installation at Suyama Space
(9/23 to 12/16, times vary) “Generativity,” a new media installation by Portland artist Fernanda D’Agostino, is the last exhibition that will appear in the Suyama Space before it closes after 16 years. Combining architecture, electroacoustic sound space, video projections and live performance, the project investigates the underlying and often invisible structures through which the natural world sculpts and regenerates itself.

Must Watch
Catch the Best of the Best at the Local Sightings Film Festival
(9/22 to 10/1, times vary), This film fest is the Northwest’s premier showcase of new films, produced by the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF). For 10 days, filmgoers can witness juried selections that present the best in local filmmaking.