Must List: Lit Crawl, Taste of Iceland, 'The Orphan' Special Screening

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MUST LOVE LIT

Lit Crawl Seattle
(10/11) A bar crawl for the bookish, this year’s Lit Crawl will fill venues on Capitol and First Hill with over 80 PNW readers and artists, offering more than 35 readings and performances. From poetry and plays, to topics such as food and empowerment, grab your choice of poison and as organizers say, “get drunk on words.” 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Free. Locations vary; litquake.org

MUST EAT FISH

Taste of Iceland
(10/11–10/14) Celebrate all things Iceland— food, drinks, music, design, film and more—at this 11th annual Nordic-themed fest. Enjoy giveaways and learn about the unique culture of this remote island country (as far as we know, no rotten shark consumption will be necessary). Times, prices and locations vary. 646.282.9360; icelandnaturally.com

MUST ENTER THE DRAGON

The Orphan Special Screening
(10/12) This year marks the 45th anniversary of the death of actor, martial artist and one-time Seattleite Bruce Lee. Celebrate Lee’s life and legacy by joining Matthew Polly, Bruce Lee biographer and author of BRUCE LEE: A Life, for a rare screening of The Orphan, one of Lee’s childhood film roles, followed by a panel discussion about his understanding of Lee’s life. 6 p.m. Free. Lakeside School’s Kent Evans Auditorium, 14050 1st Ave. NE; mattpolly.com

MUST GET SPOOKY

Bucoda Casket Races
(10/13) By Town Council Declaration, Bucoda, WA, a small town north of Centralia, officially exists as BOO-Coda each October. The town lives up to its frightening name change, too, offering haunted house tours, hearse processions, pumpkin carving contests and Casket Races, a creepy reimagining of the Pinewood derby, all happening this Saturday. 12:30 p.m. Prices vary. Bucoda, corner of 7th and Main; 360.278.3525; boo-coda.com

Photo via seattlejapanesegarden.org

MUST FIND TRANQUILITY

Maple Festival 2018
(10/4–10/14) The maple trees at the Seattle Japanese Garden are turning their beautiful fall colors, and the annual Maple Festival is marking the occasion. Participate in a maple tree scavenger hunt, enjoy art and live performances or simply appreciate the peace of the garden and the majesty of the maple transformation. Times and prices vary. Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East; 206.684.4725; seattlejapanesegarden.org

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