The Must List: Taste of Iceland, Seattle Interactive Conference, Seattle Made Market Day

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Show your love for local artisans during Seattle Made Week.

MUST GET ICED
Taste of Iceland
(10/12-10/15) Wouldn’t a vacation be nice? It’s about the tipping point where Seattleites would rather go south than north, for obvious reasons—Iceland’s high temp is in the mid-40s today. But you can still get a taste of the Land of Fire and Ice (yes, Game of Thrones has filmed there) with the tenth anniversary of the Taste of Iceland festival. The fest involves many cultural components, from music to fashion, but we’re most excited about the nightly dinners at the Carlile Room: langoustine soup, mosaic of Arctic char with Icelandic buttermilk, fillet of lamb glazed in wild juniper berries, yogurt-like skyr and warm Icelandic donuts (which we're unsure about, but have never met a donut we didn’t like). Nary a fermented shark in sight. Times, prices and locations vary; icelandnaturally.com -Chelsea Lin

MUST QUESTIVAL
Oktoberquest
(10/13-10/14) The latest in Cotopaxi outdoor apparel’s line of Questival events—24-hour scavenger hunts in which teams compete in outdoor adventures, community service tasks and food-related challenges like eating a whole garlic clove or baking cookies—promises a Northwest autumnal spin. Look for costume contests, leaf jumping and more starting in Magnuson Park. Competitors seeking nourishment might hit up the park’s final food truck roundup of the season, also going down Saturday. 7 p.m. Fri. through 7 p.m. Sat.; $47; Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St.; 844.268.6729; Cotopaxi.com -Danny Sullivan

MUST SHOP LOCAL
Seattle Made Market Day

(10/14) OK Seattleites, it’s time to meet your makers. As part of the third annual Seattle Made Week (running through Sunday), Pike Place Market is partnering with Seattle Good Business Network to showcase 35 Emerald City artisans at the new MarketFront Pavilion and shine a light on 30 Seattle Made members who sell their goods at the market. Grab your Pike Place passport and meet these local producers while also earning a chance to win prizes—not to mention supporting local businesses. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free; Pike Place MarketFront Pavilion, downtown, 1901 Western Ave.; pikeplacemarket.org -Nia Martin

MUST COLLECT BOOKS
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
(10/14–10/15) Explore years of history and browse through hundreds of different cultures at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Exhibitors from all over the world, including London, New York and Canada, have traveled to Seattle with thousands of rare books, maps, prints, photographs and manuscripts in their possession. You are bound—no pun intended—to find something unique for your collection. Times vary. $5. Seattle Center, Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St.; 206.323.3999; seattlebookfair.com

MUST INTERACT
Seattle Interactive Conference
(10/17-10/18) Wade through the tech-speak of the Seattle Interactive Conference to find some genuinely cool panels and interviews with notable Seattleites, including fireside chats between Seattle Weekly Editor-in-Chief Mark Baumgarten and mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, and the Seattle Times video team discussing putting a face to local communities through the power of the moving image. Times vary; $99-$499; downtown, The Conference Center, 800 Pike St.; 206.694.5000; seattleinteractive.com -(D.S.)

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