Must List: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Bubble Ball, Hawktoberfest

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Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
(9/29–9/30) Ahoy, matey! This Center for Wooden Boats festival celebrates Seattle’s history and culture of traditional wooden boats. Learn about classic sailboats and motorboats, hop aboard a vessel and tour Lake Union and enjoy live music, games, exhibits, food trucks and a beer garden. 10 a.m.10 p.m. Free. The Center for Wooden Boats, South Lake Union, 1010 Valley St.; 206.382.2628; 


(9/29) You’ve probably seen a car or two around town sporting a 12th Man flag.  The entrants in this Seahawks-themed car show take that idea and run with it. View a few dozen vehicles decorated by Seahawks fans, and see which ones win in categories that include “Best Themed” and “Most Creative.” Food and craft vendors are part of this family-friendly event. 11 a.m.3 p.m. Free ($20 to register your Hawk-themed vehicle). Kent, Railroad Ave. and E Meeker St.; 253.813.6976;


Tasveer South Asian Film Fest
(9/28–10/7) Produced by Tasveer, a local non-profit arts organization that aims to inspire social change through film, this 13th annual fest offers over 65 films as well as forums and filmmaker discussions. Stories relating to all of South Asia will be screened at venues across the city, and films focusing on issues of human rights and social justice will be highlighted.  Times, prices, and locations vary. 206.349.4478;

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Foraged Dinner with Langdon Cook at La Medusa
(9/30) Seattle magazine contributor and wild foods writer Langdon Cook takes his talents to Columbia City staple La Medusa, where he will educate guests on the forageable fungi found in the region this season. These mushrooms take center stage at the four-course meal, which also includes wine pairings. 69 p.m. $125. Columbia City, 4857 Rainier Ave S; 206.723.2192; 


Bubble Ball at Century Ballroom
(9/28) Boogie down and bubble up at Century Ballroom’s champagne and disco bash that includes a “Hustle Lesson,” champagne tasting—including Veuve, Tattinger and Moët & Chandon—and disco dancing all night long. Can you dig it? 21+ 7 p.m. Prices vary. Capitol Hill, 915 E Pine St.; 206.324.7263;

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