(10/27, 6–10 p.m.) Lit Crawl raises the bar in Capitol Hill and First Hill taverns when it presents its annual event, which is based on Litquake, a Bay Area literature festival organization. Bounce from pubs to art galleries as Pacific Northwest readers and artists entertain you with a wide range of stories.
Seattle/King County Clinic
(10/27–10/30) Here’s your chance to spread good will before the holiday season hits. Join the Seattle/King County Clinic and help others at the third annual four-day free health clinic, held in KeyArena. The clinic offers a range of dental, vision and other medical care for financially disadvantaged individuals and families in the greater Seattle area. Sign up at volunteers.seattlecenter.org.
Maceo Parker with Jones Family Singers
(10/29, 8 p.m.) Saxophonist Maceo Parker—who has collaborated with the likes of James Brown, George Clinton and Prince—is a master of soul and funk sound. His current tour showcases repertoire spanning his long career. On stage with Parker will be the Jones Family Singers—five sisters, two brothers and their father—who have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for more than two decades.
(11/1, 8 p.m.) Portuguese singer Mariza, the world’s foremost interpreter of her native country’s mournful, traditional vocal music, arrives in Seattle at the peak of autumn.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Exhibit
(11/1, 5-8:30 p.m.) In its 12th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration, El Centro de la Raza honors the departed with this free community event. Art, music, activities for the kids—even a free meal—are all part of the festivities.