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Geek About Town: September

It’s officially September, and you know what that means! Fall is right around the corner, and as much as we’ll mourn the days of bright blue (or smoke-filled, ugh) skies, carefree days spent outside, and plentiful iced beverages, autumn holds its own special allure for those of us who prefer our temps a little less extreme and our pursuits a little more indoors. Without further ado, take a peek at what’s coming up this month!


Monday, September 3rd – Friday, September 14th: Music Fest at PacSci

  • 10:00am
  • Pacific Science Center
    200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109
  • Start the fall off on a high note, and check out the science behind sound – For the first part of September, we’re spotlighting music – how instruments work, what happens to your brain when you hear sound, and more. Our ensemble of hands-on activities and demonstrations are a great way to get your brain tuned up and ready for fall.

    This event is included admission (separate tickets are required for IMAX and Laser Dome shows).


Friday, September 7th – Saturday, September 8th: Cider Summit Seattle

  • Friday at 3:00pm – Saturday at 5:00pm
  • South Lake Union Discovery Center
    101 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109
  • Join us for the 9th annual Cider Summit Seattle. This year’s event will feature nearly 200 ciders from over 50 producers, plus cider cocktails and apple spirits! Specially paired food from Capitol Cider & more. Your well-behaved dog is welcome and can get water & treats in our Dog Lounge! Also check out our event store with bottles-to-go and festival merchandise!


Friday, September 7th – Sunday, September 9th: Swordsquatch 2018

  • Friday at 8:00am – Sunday at 4:00pm
  • SANCA Seattle
    674 S Orcas St, Seattle, Washington 98108
  • Swordsquatch is three days of Historical European Martial Arts workshops, competition, and camaraderie in the Georgetown district of Seattle. Fight. Learn. Make friends, then fight them!

    Swordsquatch is hosted by Lonin League on behalf of the HEMA Alliance. We are hosting on our home turf, the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. We are doing our part to Keep Seattle Weird. Join us for a uniquely Pacific Northwest HEMA experience!

    Bigfoot Brawl (open sparring)!
    Food trucks!
    The flying trapeze!
    Beard and mustache competition!
    Flaming Tetherball!!

    Details will be released periodically as we line up instructors and tournaments. Follow our page and mark ‘see first’ so you don’t miss an announcement!


Saturday, September 8th: Laser Aretha Franklin

  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center
    200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109
  • Join us as we celebrate the legacy that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, left behind with a laser show tribute to honor her life’s work.


Saturday, September 8th: Sept Clinic Defense: All Out Against Patriot Prayer

  • 8:00am – 11:00am
  • 2001 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122-2959, United States
  • Last month Seattle Clinic Defense was met with a nasty surprise: Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys, two alt-right “western chauvinist” (i.e.: sexist, racist thugs) groups showed up to intimidate pro-choice activists out of our continued presence to ensure that anti-choice demonstrators can’t harass patients and staff.

    Joey Gibson, failed senate candidate and Patriot Prayer leader threatened to turn the scene outside of Planned Parenthood into a “circus” when he confronted clinic defenders last month. We need everyone out to say no to anti-choice intimidation, and we won’t go back to the days of clinic blockades and violence like those conducted by Operation Rescue.

    We aim to provide a peaceful, calm, pro-choice presence and the clinic will be open during the time of the defense. Please wear bright pink and bring bold, colorful signs that show that we stand with Planned Parenthood!

    **If you have never been to a clinic defense before, please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for clinic defense orientation**


Saturday, September 8th: Board Games & Booze

  • 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • The Lab at Ada’s
    425 15th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112
  • Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

    Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players. As a bonus, we’re also keeping the Cafe open until 10pm to allow Ada’s fans of all ages access to the fun!

    Wanting to play a particular game? Feel free to bring your own to the event or check out Scott’s game library and make a request from what he has available: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/BlackholeMiracle

    All Ages in the Cafe
    21 + in the Lab
    6pm – 11pm


Saturday, September 8th: Chinatown-International District Night Market

  • 4:00pm – 11:59pm
  • Seattle’s Chinatown-International District
    Seattle, Washington 98104
  • Seattle’s original Night Market under the Chinatown Gate in historic Chinatown-International District.

    C-ID Night Marketing is coming back on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 4pm – midnight in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

    Join and enjoy a fun night with food, local crafts & goods, art, live entertainment, beer garden and interesting stuff!



Wednesday, September 12th: Clementine Ford in conversation with Amelia Bonow

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Elliott Bay Book Company
    1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
  • Melbourne, Australia-based writer and broadcaster Clementine Ford is well known as a flamethrower, part of the new wave of feminists igniting the conversation about gender equality in the Southern Hemisphere. She visits us tonight on book tour with her feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl (OneWorld).

    Clementine Ford is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has written about feminism and equality for The Guardian, the Telegraph and elsewhere. Her TED Talk on rape culture, “Your Vagina is Not a Car,” has been viewed over 800,000 times.

    She appears tonight in conversation with Amelia Bonow, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion.


Thursday, September 13th: Shaun King is Speaking in Seattle on How to Make Change

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Seattle! I’m coming back there soon! This date is very likely to change and we’re still working on the venue, but we want to go ahead and start planning together now ok?

    Go ahead and RSVP on here now ok?

    Just know this – it’s going to be great and we’re going to have some very special guests!


Thursday, September 13th: Seattle Beer & Justice

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Campaign for Equal Justice – WA
    1325 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
  • Please join us for this year’s Seattle Beer & Justice event supporting legal aid for low-income families! The Campaign for Equal Justice supports 23 non-profit providers each year and funded legal aid for 31,000 families in poverty in 2017.

    This year’s featured speaker is Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jimmy Hung. Mr. Hung leads efforts in King County to reduce the use of secure detention and formal court processing of youthful offenders while increasing the use of restorative justice operations. He currently serves on the board of Choose 180, Mentoring Urban Students and Teens (MUST), and Sound Discipline, nonprofits seeking to end the school-to-prison-pipeline.

    RSVP to Leanne@LegalFoundation.org. There is no cost to attend and there will be a chance to donate at the event. All proceeds benefit legal aid and the Campaign for Equal Justice.


Friday, September 14th: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse!

  • 7pm – 10:45pm
  • Wayward Coffeehouse
  • 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Do you love board games and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! Come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon (http://www.geekgirlcon.com/) game nights with our friends at Wayward (http://www.waywardcoffee.com/)? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge!


Saturday, September 15th: PCOS Strides Seattle

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Hawley Road S 255th, Kent, WA 98032
  • The PCOS Strides 5k Walk is a walk to not only raise awareness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome but to advocate and raise funds for the research of PCOS. This walk is being hosted in 12 cities across the United States and a bonus option to participate virtually if one of the physical locations is not near you.
    PCOS is an incurable epidemic affecting the quality of life of over 10,000,000 women in the world. Not only is it the number one cause of infertility in women but it also is the cause of fatigue, pelvic pain, weight gain, depression, hair loss, anxiety and more. If left untreated it can lead to Breast Cancer, Gynecological Cancers, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
    PCOS Awareness Association is partnering with Cornell University to help raise funds for PCOS research. At this time, Cornell University has multiple research studies of PCOS, its origin and how to treat it. By participating in this walk, donating and encouraging your family and friends to donate, you are helping us reach our goal of $50,000 raised for the research, advocacy and support of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
    The location (excluding virtual) that raises the most funds by September 1, 2018 will have a special prize! So, grab a friend, create a team, raise funds, wear your teal and bring your posters and signs!
    See you at the walk, may the best city win!
    * Donations can be made via Eventbrite or Here *

    For more information please visit


Thursday, September 20th: Happy Hour Food Walk

  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Chinatown – International District

    Explore Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District neighborhood during the Happy Hour Food Walk! Join our September’s #HappyHourFoodWalk on September 20, from 4pm – 7pm!

    Take a self-guided tour of the neighborhood and enjoy $2, $4, and $6 bites from over 30 businesses in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District!


Thursday, September 20th: The Totally 2k Sing Along

  • 8:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Central Cinema
    1411 21st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
  • Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip?
    Here is your moment…
    introducing the Totally 2k Sing Along!
    The best of music from 2000-2010!

    Over 25 subtitled music videos of your favorite’s from the 2k era for the first time ever at Central Cinema. All genres will be covered.

    You’ll hear music from Eminem, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, Fall Out Boy, Usher, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Beyonce, Outkast and maybe even Nickelback!?

    Requests? Post in the comments


Friday, September 21st: DeRay Mckesson: On the Other Side of Freedom Book Tour

  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Benaroya Hall
    200 University St, Seattle, Washington 98101

    Join DeRay Mckesson – the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People – for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics. Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator, and public official, DeRay will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of DeRay’s upcoming first book, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. DeRay will be joined by special guests in each market for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. Every ticket includes a copy of ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM by DeRay Mckesson (a $25 value).


Friday, September 28th: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse!

  • 7pm – 10:45pm
  • Wayward Coffeehouse
  • 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Do you love board games and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! Come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon (http://www.geekgirlcon.com/) game nights with our friends at Wayward (http://www.waywardcoffee.com/)? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge!



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A recent English Lit grad, Hanna is an enthusiastic Hufflepuff who spends as much time as possible reading, writing, and engaging in in-depth critical analyses of the graphic novels, old SyFy shows, and the Bachelor franchise with anyone who will listen. When not developing intense crushes on (inconveniently) fictional characters or outlining a variety of stories she might hopefully get around to writing one day, Hanna can usually be found listening to comedy podcasts while googling 1960’s NASA launches.

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