The Must List: Seattle Mini Maker Faire, 'Hamilton' Star Comes to Town and More

Your guide to Seattle's hottest events.
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MUST SEE CAESAR
Julius Caesar
(9/13–10/1) Seattle Shakespeare Theatre’s production of the Bard’s political tragedy follows Julius Caesar’s rise to power, and how his conspirators—Brutus, Cassius and many others—divvy up power in the aftermath of his murder. With its themes of betrayal and corruption, this play has laid the groundwork for many political novels, movies and television programs, including The West Wing, Madame Secretary and House of Cards. Times and prices vary. Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St.; 206.726.5113; seattleshakespeare.org

MUST SAIL
Seattle Boats Afloat Show

(9/14-9/17) Head to the 39th annual Boats Afloat Show at Chandler’s Cove in South Lake Union to take in a fleet of yachts while indulging in free boat rides and a three-hour sailing training course. Also on the schedule are seminars covering different aspects of the boating lifestyle and a class specifically for women on the intricacies of docking a boat. Times and prices vary; Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N., 206.420.4894, boatsafloatshow.com

MUST GEEK OUT
Renton Comic Con

(9/16-9/17) For anyone looking to commune over comics, video games and all things nerdy without braving the downtown crowds that are part and parcel with events like Emerald City Comicon and PAX, Renton Comic Con is for you. Taking place this weekend at the Renton Pavilion, the Con will feature assorted panels and celebrities, plus a cosplay museum, burlesque show and more. Times and prices vary; Renton Pavilion, Renton, 233 Burnett Ave. S.; 425.277.8408; rentoncitycomiccon.com

MUST CREATE
Seattle Mini Maker Faire
(9/16–9/17) Are articulated robots and 3-D printers your thing? In its sixth year, this family friendly mad scientist-meets-garage-tinkerer market and convention features some of Seattle’s most creative vendors and inventors alongside hands-on gadgets and experiments of all kinds. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Prices vary. Seattle Center, MoPop, 325 Fifth Ave. N; 206.770.2700; seattle.makerfaire.com 

MUST LISTEN
An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr.
(9/17) This multifaceted performer won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Alexander Hamilton’s nemesis, Aaron Burr, in the Broadway megahit Hamilton, and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album as part of the original Broadway cast recording. On his self-titled solo debut album, Odom Jr. blends jazz vocals with R&B to honor some of his biggest musical influences. 7 p.m. Prices vary.  Moore Theatre, downtown, 1932 Second Ave.; 206.467.5510; stgpresents.org

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