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Live art competition

October 7, 2021 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Tacoma (34 miles S)

Watch 12 artists compete to win your vote as they transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork during Art Battle at Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma. The art is sold afterward in a silent auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring age 21+ ID.

Floating lanterns

October 9, 2021 (4 to 8 p.m.)

Green Lake (5.2 miles N)

Here’s a national for-profit event that gets good reviews. Water Lantern Festival begins at 4 p.m. with food trucks, music, and games; at 5:30 p.m. you design a lantern included in the ticket price; and at 7 p.m. you launch it on Green Lake at Seattle Public Theater, 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. No pets.

Hockey at Dick’s Drive In

October 23, 2021 (2 to 11 p.m.)

Queen Anne (1.5 miles NW)

Watch Seattle Kraken play its first home game on a giant outdoor screen with a beer garden and cocktail bar at Kraken Home Opener Watch Party for age 21+ at Dick's Drive-In, 500 Queen Anne Ave. N in Seattle. Live music 2 to 5:30 p.m., pre-show 6:30 p.m., game 7 p.m. Free or reserve a table time.

Buckley haunted farm

October 23 - 30, 2021

(began this month on October 1)

Buckley (42 miles SE)

Visit The Haunted Woods with frightening creatures and an abandoned barn for age 11+ (no flashlights), or roam the Flashlight Maze with a night wagon ride and no creatures (bring your own flashlight) at Maris Farms in Buckley. Open Friday and Saturday, plus Oct. 17 and 24. You must buy tickets online before you arrive.

Day of the Dead

October 23 - Nov. 10, 2021

(began this month on October 20)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Honor the dearly departed during the Latin America celebration “Día de los Muertos,” which often includes elaborate altars, performances, and even parades. Museums closed Mon. & Tues.

Weird expo

October 30, 2021 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Downtown (0.2 miles E)

Discover strange, unusual, and bizarre stuff at Oddities & Curiosities Expo, where vendors sell taxidermy, preserved specimens, artwork, horror/Halloween items, antiques, oddities, quack medical devices, jewelry, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle.
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