10,000 Female Geeks Will Storm Seattle This Weekend

The Must List: Your guide to Seattle's hottest events.
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Last year's GeekGirlCon drew more than 11,000 fans.

MUST DINE IN THE DARK
The Blind Cafe’s Pitch-black Dinner Party
(9/28–9/30) The Blind Cafe, a Colorado nonprofit dedicated to promoting social change through mindful meals, invites you to dine in complete darkness for an intimate experience that nurtures sensory awareness. Listen to live music while you nosh and participate in an after-dinner question-and-answer session with the staff. All servers and musical acts are legally blind. Times and prices vary. Fremont, Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave.; 720.495.7797; theblindcafe.com (Callie Little)

MUST HUNT ANTIQUES
Kyoto Art and Antiques Open Warehouse

(9/28–10/8) Swing by the Georgetown neighborhood and discover a wide variety of unique Japanese pieces to complete your home. Stock up on items like furniture, scrolls, tableware, fine art and more—direct from Kyoto. The Japan-based business stops by our Emerald City only twice a year (spring and fall), bringing different selections with each visit. Grab that gorgeous kimono while you can before the event packs up and heads out for the year. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 5840 Airport Way S.; 206.381.9871; kyotoartandantiques.com (Nia Martin)

MUST GEEK OUT
GeekGirlCon
(9/30–10/1) Girl power! For the gals who love all things geeky and the geeks who love them, GeekGirlCon celebrates its seventh year of providing women and their geek-positive friends with an inclusive space for games, vendors, exhibits and interactive experiences. Times and prices vary. Downtown, Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St.; geekgirlcon.com (C.L.)

MUST GET SPOOKED
Scared to Death
(Opens 9/30) See iconic costumes like Freddy Krueger’s red and green striped sweater and gory props like zombie heads from The Walking Dead at MoPoP’s new exhibit, Scared to Death, which explores horror in television and film. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Prices vary. Museum of Pop Culture, 325 5th Ave N.; mopop.org (Caroline Craighead)

MUST LOVE ART
Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party
(10/4) Tacoma Arts Month kicks off with a vibrant celebration that includes dance performances from the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, a poetry reading by Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson and film screenings at The Grand Cinema. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. The Spire, Tacoma, 710 S. Anderson St.; tacomaartsmonth.com (C.C.)

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