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October 31 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

October 31, 4:00 pm, Wild Ginger McKenzie

Halloween Happy Hour

Make Wild Ginger McKenzie in South Lake Union your first stop this Halloween night by joining us for our SPOOKtacular happy hour!

Halloween handcrafted cocktails
Complimentary appetizers and dessert
Costume contest (win a Wild Ginger gift card!)
and more!

4-6:30 PM
Wild Ginger McKenzie (2202 8th Ave – Seattle)

October 25-31, Cinerama


Get fully into the Halloween season with a visit to Seattle Cinerama this month. “Horrorama!“, a finely-curated selection of the scariest, most ghoulish and delightfully-unnerving films to grace the big screen, opens on October 25.

What better way to jump into the spooky season than with a nice big bag of chocolate popcorn, a friend or significant other’s hand to crush and our massive laser projected screen. They’ll be screening some of the absolute best that the horror genre has given us over the years, going back as far as the classics of the 60s.

For now, here’s the full list of titles, in order, that you can indulge in this Halloween season. Cinerama is looking forward to having you at the theater!

Ghostbusters (1984) – 10/25, 5:15pm The Thing (1982) – 10/25, 8:45pm Psycho (1960) – 10/26, 2:30pm Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 10/26, 11:00pm The Birds – 10/27, 1:30pm A Nightmare on Elm Street – 10/27, 5:00pm The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – 10/27, 8:00pm Halloween (1978) – 10/28, 5:15pm The Exorcist (Extended Director’s Cut) – 10/28, 8:45pm The Evil Dead (1981, 4K with New Score) – 10/29, 5:15pm Midsommar (Director’s Cut) – 10/29, 8:45pm Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 10/30, 9:00pm Voter’s Choice – 10/31, TBD Voter’s Choice – 10/31, TBD

October 31, 6:30 pm, Flatstick Pub - South Lake Union

Flatstick Pub's Haunted Halloween BOOze Cruise

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, the funnest, spookiest, most Monster Mashin’ of a good time, Flatstick Pub’s Haunted Halloween BOOze Cruise!

If you’re reading this, it means Halloween is most likely your favorite holiday, and if it’s not, it’s definitely Top 2. And if neither applies to you, this event will change your mind!

Halloween is on a Thursday this year, and while that might discourage your meager Trick or Treaters, us MONSTERS will be partying the night away on a “haunted” Argosy Cruise ship, the GOOD TIME II!

Rumor has it, the first GOOD TIME vessel had too good of a time after the witchy Sanderson Sisters boarded the ship and put a spell on all the passengers to dance without end! Weary sailors say if you listen closely while sailing around Lake Union, you can hear the faint sound of party music and people enjoying themselves to death…

In the SPIRIT of the first GOOD TIME, join us and party the night away! Buy your tickets now before it haunts you later…

Continue reading for more spooky details…


6:00-7:15 PM: Get your costume ready; Check-in at Flatstick Pub | South Lake Union; Receive wrist band for boarding.

7:15-7:30 PM: Boarding begins at AGC Marina (1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109); walk from the pub in a group.

7:30-8:00PM: Check-in at the AGC Marina for any fashionably late Ghosts & Goblins; Receive wristband for boarding.


10:30 PM: Dock at AGC Marina; keep the Halloween party going!

*The Good Time II will have 2 full-service bars available.

*Cash and credit both accepted.

Early Birdie (thru 10/13): $20 – Register

Regular: $25

October 31, 4:00 pm, 400 Fairview

Trick or Treat Halloween Night

et’s get Spooky! Witches & Warlocks come out and play, it’s time to celebrate this spooky day! Please join 400 Fairview for Trick or Treat Halloween Night!

When: Thursday, October 31st, 4-6 p.m.

Where: 400 Fairview ave N. Seattle, WA 98109

Open to the public and free.

October 31, 8:00 pm, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop)

Fashionably Undead 9: An Experiment in Terror

The party…is ALIVE!

This October, join fellow horror fans to celebrate the season of spook. We’re thrilled to bring you another year of the freakiest Halloween party in Seattle: Fashionably Undead. Dust off your lab coat, polish off your periodic table, and perfect your sinister laugh, because for our 9th year, we’re diving deep into evil scientists and experiments gone wrong.

Screwy scientists who refuse to let the sleeping dead lie and passionate polymaths who didn’t stop to think if they should take center stage at Fashionably Undead 9: An Experiment in Terror.

Join us on Halloween night for the most EPIC costume contest in Seattle! Concoct your most ghoulish getup for a chance to win amazing prizes, weekend passes to Emerald City Comic Con and Crypticon, gift certificates to Hourglass Escapes Evil Dead 2 Escape Room, and tons of other swag. Stick around for drinks and dancing, cosplayers, and more freaky fun.

This event is 21+ only.


$25 advance online | $28 at door


$20 advance online | $23 at door

Tickets can be purchased here.

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”


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