The Must List: Luminata, Mini Maker Faire and Portland's Epic Feast Festival

What to do in Seattle this weekend
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The Luminata festival at Green Lake Park

Must Feast
Head to Portland's Feast Even if you Don't Have Tickets
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these past five years, you’ve likely heard of Feast: Portland’s massive four-day food fest. But unless you’ve bought tickets already, you’ve sadly missed the opportunity to check out 99 percent of the events. Don’t be sad! This year, to celebrate Feast’s fifth birthday, six artisans have produced special items—food finds that you can hunt down without attending ticketed events—inspired by Portland.

Must Marvel
The Black Box Arts & Technology Festival Returns
(9/17 to 10/2, times vary) Returning in its third iteration, Black Box Arts & Technology Festival presents juried work and programming that explores how technology is transforming the arts, culture and public life. Challenging our ideas about the role and possibilities of art in our lives, Black Box draws from disparate industries and disciplines that include visual art, film, media, music, sound, performance, architecture, design and fashion.

Must Nerd Out
EMP Hosts the Mini Maker Faire
(9/17 to 9/18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Head to the EMP Museum to explore the inventions of more than 100 local techies and tinkerers. Browse exhibits and demonstrations that highlight and celebrate the process of making things, including robotics, electric vehicles and wearable art, and get a sneak peek of what could be the future of Seattle.

Must Glow
Fremont's Luminata Lights Up
Wednesday (9/21, 7 p.m.) It seems like only yesterday we celebrated summer at the Fremont Solstice festival. Now it's time to ring in a new season at the Fremont Arts Council's follow-up fall equinox event, Luminata. Gather in the area around the pier at Green Lake Park, where the night will be aglow with a lantern parade, fire dancers, illuminated art, blinking LED costumes and more. 

Must Listen
Enjoy Songs from New Seattle Band The Argument
Former Seattle magazine arts and culture editor Brangien Davis has teamed up—naturally—with her husband Daniel Spils, he of famed '90s Seattle band Maktub, to form a new band called The Argument. The musical duo will release one new song off their inaugural album every week for 11 weeks. Sign up and listen to the current installment, StringlyJack, with lyrics by Davis, music composed and played by Spils and local musician Davis Martin on drums.

 This article was updated on Friday, September 16 to reflect the correct date for Luminata.

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