We like you. We want you to get out of this wacky weather weekend alive, intact, and (relatively) sane.


The first of two major adjacent storms could hit the Seattle area Friday morning with extreme winds and heavy rains. The second, worse, weather system may follow Saturday. Be prepared and be careful.



It's the 100th anniversary of the Everett Massacre, in which as many as a dozen IWW labor organizers were shot during a fracas with town authorities who saw the "Wobblies" as dangerous anarchists. There's a graphic novel by local artist Deborah A. Fox about the incident, and a series of commemorative events. (Everett Herald)



The Puget Sound region's already bulging population could grow by 38 percent, to 5 million, in the next 25 years. (PS Biz Journal)


As of now there are two versions of the anti-sweeps bill under City Council consideration. The main difference is the range of spots where encampments would be forbidden. The Council will discuss them Friday morning, but might not decide on 'em until December. (Slog) (West Seattle Blog)

Four City Councilmembers asked the U.S. Dept. of Justice to comment on the anti-sweeps bills. The feds said the bills would provide a needed "constitutional protection of homeless peoople's rights." (Slog)

Mayor Murray's recommended long-range homelessness plan would erase funding for many needed social services (as we've mentined here preivously), in order to subsidize private landlords. These include special "clean and sober" housing and programs for domestic-violence victims. (The C Is For Crank)

On the other end of the proverbial spectrum, the Sam Hill mansion (Seattle's "priciest home for sale") no longer has a $0 property-tax rate. (SeaTimes)


The affordable-housing project going up next year at the former Liberty Bank site on 23rd Avenue will officially "develop and support Black-owned businesses" in its ground-floor spaces and nearby environs. Also, the CD community group Centerstone will have "first offer and first right" to buy the project. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Developers believe a "fast ferry" service being developed by Kitsap Transit (not the state ferry system) could "turn Bremerton into Brooklyn." (Daily Journal of Commerce) 


Boy, the Seattle Times sure dislikes non-car transportation, to the point of whining about pro-Sound Transit 3 sidewalk chalk art! (The Urbanist)


A cruise ship with a 4,000-passenger capacity's being built for Seattle-Alaska routes. (PS Biz Journal)


Matt Hickey, the tech journalist who had sex with several women under the ruse that he was casting for pornos, was charged with multiple counts of rape. (Slog) 

A split Washington Supreme Court has barred a woman from bringing a lawsuit following the asbestos-related death of her father, a longtime worker at a pulp and paper mill in Longview. (AP)


Providence Hospice of Seattle's holding its semi-annual "grief support" bonfire gathering for survivors of the recently deceased next week. (Seattle mag) 


There's worker unrest at the for-profit immigrant jail in Tacoma. (Seattle Globalist)

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked a federal judge to issue an injunction ordering the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors to "protect workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation" from a "culture of indifference to worker safety." (AP)


One more way smoking can harm you: "E-cig" devices can catch fire or explode, local consumers claim in a lawsuit. (SeaTimes)


We might be seeing the endgame of Redhook, Washington's pioneer "craft" brewer. (PS Biz Journal)


The new, out-of-state food concessionaire on the state ferries just raised the price of a cup of coffee from $2 to over $3. (SeaTimes) 


Seahawks at home vs. Atlanta Sunday.

Sounders FC at FC Dallas Sunday.


"Charlie and the Dark Chocolate Factory," circus/performance revue. (Versatile Arts, Fri-Sat)

"Roz & Ray," play by local writer Karen Hartman. (Seattle Rep, Fri thru Nov. 13)

Seattle Social Justice Film Festival. (Various spots, Fri thru Oct. 25)

"Bullygirl," play written and performec by Jennifer Jasper. (18th & Union Theatre, Fri thru Oct. 28)

"Thought Experiments: Memory and Identity," four-play festival. (UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, Fri-Sun) 

"Yo-Yo Ma Plays Haydn." (Benaroya Hall, Fri)

Novelist Alexander McCall Smith. (Town Hall, Fri)

The Seattle Globalist's Globie Awards. (Georgetown Ballroom, Fri)

Christy McWilson and the WS2. (The Sanctuary, Fri)

Crosscut Courage Awards. (Westin, Fri)

Hillary Clinton, Macklemore. (Paramount, Fri)

Documentary "Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell." (Central Library, Fri)

DJ Marco Collins Slumber Party, with Sleeping Lessons, Chris Cheveyo, more. (Chop Suey, Fri)

"Taste of Iceland: Literature." (KEXP Gathering Space, Fri)

"Punk the Vote" series presents the Ousters, Deep Sleep, Gruft. (Vera Project, Fri) 

Superhero, Blano Bronco, Botheration. (Parlaiment, Fri)

Trolling Stones, El Steiner, Queen Annes. (Slim's Last Chance, Fri)

Clambake, Dr. Hellno and the Yesmen. (Shanty, Fri)

LTJ Bukem. (Monkey Loft, Fri)

"Fall Faerie Formal: The Raven King's Ball." (Mercury, Fri) 

Ghost, Marissa Nadler. (Moore, Fri)

"Into the Mystick" group art show. (Essentia Mattress, Fri)

Hugo Literary Series group reading on "Theft." (Fred Wildlife Refuge, Fri) 

Maple Viewing Festival. (Seattle Japanese Garden, Sat-Sun) 

Opening of Humperdinck opera "Hansel & Gretel." (McCaw Hall, Sat thru Oct. 30) 

International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. (Pacific Science Center, Sat thru Jan. 8)

"More Fats More Femmes Witch Market." (Indian Summer, Sat)

"Tie My Tubes: A Radio Documentary" premiere. (Hollow Earth Radio, Sat)

Donovan. (Neptune, Sat)

Pramila Jayapal rally with Bernie Sanders. (Showbox, Sat)

Reykjavik Calling 2016. (Neumos, Sat)

Hannibel Buress in "The Hannibal Montanabal Experience." (Paramount, Sat) 

Washington Housing Justice Network presents "Chain of Title" author David Dayen. (Phinney Books, Sat)

"Joe's Pub Seattle Presents Justin Vivian Bond." (Teatro ZinZanni, Sat) 

Diwali Ball. (SAM, Sat)

"Awesome Mix, a Polegasm Party." (4272 Fremont Ave. N., Sat)

Saint VItus, the Skull, Witch Mountain, Ancient Warlocks. (El Corazon, Sat)

Felice Brothers. (Tractor, Sat)

F-Holes, Swedish Finnish, Sin Driver, Loud Motor. (Slim's Last Chance, Sat)

Tokyoidaho, Voyager One, more. (Lo-Fi, Sat) 

Haunted Happy Hour. (EMP, Sat)

Tour and talk about landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. (Freeway Park, Sat)

Percussionist Melanie Voytovich. (Chapel Performance Space, Sat)

Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir. (Kinokuniya Bookstore, Sat)

Seattle Metals Guild presents "Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend." (Bellevue Arts Museum, Sat) 

"Rent Party" with Stag, Ruler, Bread & Butter, more. (Vera Project, Sat)

Geist and the Sacred Ensemble, Alto!, more. (Blue Moon, Sat)

Poster Children, Kinski. (Barboza, Sat)

Goodwill Glitter Gala. (Magnuson Park, Sat) 

Byrd Ensemble presents "John IV, a Golden Age of Portugese Polyphony." (St. Mark's, Sat)

Synesthesia: Mutant Disco for Human Consumption, with DJ Mr. Sister+. (Vermillion, Sat)

Bryan Cranston with Sherman Alexie. (Benaroya Hall, Sun)

Mourning Market. (El Corazon, Sun)

The Underworld Ball. (Hale's Palladium, Sun)

The Basements. (Hotel Albatross, Sun)

"Racial Equity in Design Training" workshop. (Center for Architecture & Design, Sun)

Film "Young Frankenstein." (POCO Wine + Spirits, Sun)

2015 film "The Invitation." (Naked City Brewery, Sun)

"The Hidden Life of Trees" author Peter Wohlleben. (Elliott Bay Book Co., Sun)

"Nerd Grinder" swap meet/market. (Push/Pull, Sun)


(Friedrich Nietzche):

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."


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