Must List: Brunch Run, An Evening with Anne Lamott, VegFest

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Seattle Magazine Brunch Run
(4/7) Bring your friends and start the day right at the fourth annual Seattle magazine Brunch Run. The 5K dash begins at Magnuson Park and continues along Lake Washington. Waiting at the finish line will be brunch foods from 15 local Seattle restaurants and a variety of boozy brunch drinks such as Bloody Marys, mimosas, cold beer and more! $40–$50. 9 a.m.–noon; Magnuson Park, Sand Point, 6310 NE 74th St.; 206.284.1750;

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An Evening with Anne Lamott
(4/8) The best-selling author of Bird by Bird visits Seattle this Sunday. The author, whose other titles include Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith and Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, has the same dreadlocks, but also a new tome exploring the power of grace and forgiveness. It’s called Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy (2017, Riverhead Books). Prices vary. 7:30 p.m.; Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747;


The Way of the Visionary
(4/7, 4/14, 4/21) Relinquish your stress and rejuvenate your spirit as you express yourself through abstract drawing, color marking and collage at this meditation and crafting event, offered on three days. The class is led by visual artist, energy healer and reiki master Kat Larson. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Prices vary (find a supplies list at Frye Museum, First Hill, 704 Terry Ave.; 206.622.9250;


Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Seattle
(4/5-4/8) The fantasy card game designed here in Seattle, "Magic: The Gathering" turns 25 this year, celebrating with a huge hometown party downtown. The event is free for anyone who is a diehard fan (10-year-olds and still-playing adults, looking at you) or just a curious passerby. However, if you want to compete in the tournaments, there are registration fees. Bonus: There will be cosplayers, vendors selling Magic gear, and exhibits showcasing the game’s card art throughout its 25 years. Times and prices vary. Washington State Convention Center, downtown, 705 Pike St.;

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(4/7-4/8) Nosh on over 500 vegetarian food samples and learn more about the plant-based diet at Vegetarians of Washington’s annual VegFest. Check out cooking demos from chefs, along with vegetarian cookbooks for sale so you can test out your skills at home. There will be health screenings and presentations from doctors, discussing how a vegetarian diet can positively affect your health. Pro tip: Arrive early and with an empty stomach. Space fills up quickly and sometimes samples run out. $9. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center. 301 Mercer St.;

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