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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

My Halloween weekend requests for you all: 

1) Please don't go in blackface. (Does this really need re-saying?)

2) Please don't go as the GOP Presidential candidate. (Nothing funny about him.)

3) While I find nothing offensive about the character, I hope not *too many* of you go as Harley Quinn.

WEATHER

Potentially dry Friday. Variable showers return on the weekend.

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THE PLANE TRUTH

The PSBizJournal shows off its favorite Boeing plane "liveries" (paint designs).

UPS is buying some 747s. The biggest order for the historic Boeing jumbo jets in a decade, it keeps 'em still in production for now. (KING) 

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QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The "Vanilla ISIS" militia dudes who occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge were all found not guilty. (Slog) (AP) 

But Native American protesters and allies trying to protect their water supplies from oil spills are getting subjected to a militarized evacuation/arrest raid, with pepper spray, "concussion grenades" and over 110 arrests. (Slog) (AP) 

DRUGS

Macklemore's new video, "Drug Dealer," condemns major drug companies and doctors for helping get too many Americans hooked on opioids, fueling homelessness and a host of other tragedies. (SeaTimes)

Ex-campaign-funds embezzler Michael King calls himself "the face of addiction in this country." (KIRO-TV) 

Meanwhile, the methadone clinic on First Hill insists it's working to be "a good neighbor," despite outrage statements by one nearby restaurant. (Capitol Hill Times) 

SIC TRANSIT

It'll cost almost 10 times its original estimate and not come "on line" for years, but ST3 finally includes the originally planned, then scrapped, light rail station in the mid-Rainier Valley. (Weekly) 

After 26 years (during which they needed a lot of maintenance and rebuilding work), Metro's getting rid of its "Breda" hybrid trolley buses. (Seattle Transit Blog)

But Metro's new all-electric trolleys have their own problems, especially with frequent "pole de-wiring." (KIRO-TV) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

Seattle's overtaken Boston as "the most expensive US housing market that's not in California." (GeekWire) 

Seattle needs a "citywide renters' commission," so homeowners aren't the only ones policy planners listen to. (SeaTimes oped)

POLLY TICKS

The Pierce County Auditor's staff will comply with Democrats' demands to mail new ballot announcements with a corrected due date. (KIRO-TV)

Secretary of State candidate Tina Podlodowski blames the current secretary Kim Wyman for a mistaken Spanish translation in this year's voting rights pamphlet, which Podlodowski interprets as a possible attempt to intimidate Latinos from voting. (Civic Skunk Works) 

THE RACE IS ON

UW poli-sci prof Megan Ming Francis, speaking last week at Kane Hall, said racial violence and injustice are not just the result of "a few bad apples" but of long-running, systemic societal flaws. (KUOW audio clip) 

VANISHING SEATTLE

Enjoy "V2," the temporary art space in the old REI/Value Village building on Capitol Hill, while you can. It's going away just before Xmas. (Capitol Hill Times) 

TRAGEDY

One of the historic "Officers' Row" homes in Volunteer Park burned. (KING) 

THE BIG A

Amazon could open up to 2,000 full-size grocery stores around the country in the next 10 years, ranging from "drive-up" depots to full-size supermarkets. (GeekWire)

Amazon's worldwide employment (not counting temps) is up to 306,000. That's six times what it was just five years ago. (GeekWire) 

SPORTS

Nelson Valdez (who hadn't scored all season) scored the only goal, late, as Sounders FC won a first-round playoff vs. Sporting Kansas City 1-0. Next: A conference semifinal series opener vs. FC Dallas, at home Sunday.

Seahawks at New Orleans Sunday. (But will Russell Wilson take the field?)

UW Huskies at Utah Saturday, in what will likely be the Dawgs' toughest game of the season.

A sports blogger cites anonymous sources to say the NBA has made a return to Seattle "a top priority." (PI.com)

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

Aki Con, anime fan convention. (Doubletree Airport, Fri-Sun)

"NOW Is The Time," theater showcase on "issues of community and equity." (TPS Theatre4, Seattle Center Armory, Fri thru Nov. 5) 

Freaknight, with Zedd, Armin Van Buren, Martin Garrix, more. (Tacoma Dome, Fri-Sat) 

 

The Sonics (with Rob Lind the only original member), Tom Price Desert Classic, Ayron Jones. (Neptune, Fri) 

Lol Tolhurst of the Cure, reading from his memoir "Cured." (KEXP, Fri) 

"B-Movie Bingo." (EMP, Fri)

"Open Casket Halloween Party." (Nevertold Casket Co., Fri)

Dia de los Muertos Community Night Out. (SAM, Fri)

Happy Hour Voting Party with Seattlish's Hanna Brooks Olsen. (Town Hall, Fri) 

"Wig-O-Ween" with Lushy. (Vito's, Fri) 

Campout Cinema series presents the original "Carrie." (EMP, Fri) 

Nick Offerman. (Benaroya Hall, Fri) 

"Night of a Thousand Bowies." (Showbox, Fri)

Cramps tribute night. (Slim's Last Chance, Fri)

1234 (Ramons tribute), NeutralBoy, Acid Teeth. (Highline, Fri)

Young the Giaqnt, Ra Ra RIot. (Showbox Sodo, Fri) 

Halloween roller disco. (Southgate Roller Rink, White Center, Fri)

Blitzen Trapper, Sera Cahoone. (Tractor, Fri)

Jethro Tull. (Moore, Fri) 

Zooma Bella. (Shanty, Fri)

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Paul Rucker. (V2, Fri) 

"On Translation," reading/discussion. (Open Books, Fri)

Agata Zubel performs works by herself and Witold Lutoslawski. (Benaroya Hall, Fri) 

Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, Moon Boots. (Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Fri)

Renée Baker and Ensemble. (Chapel Performance Space, Fri) 

Halloween organ concert. (UW Kane Hall, Fri)

Bollywood Thriller Party. (Hard Rock Cafe, Fri)

Cartoonists Matthew Inman ("The Oatmeal") and Nick Seluk ("The Awkward Yeti"). (Univerity Methodist Temple, Fri)

"The New'd Cabaret" with Miss Violet DeVille. (Re-bar, Fri)

 

"Twisted Flicks" riffs on 1958 film "The Blob." (Jet City Improv, Sat-Mon) 

"Ekphrastic Assimilations," weekend events on "the relationship between poetry and Chinese visual art." (SAAM, Sat-Sun) 

Lambert House benefit with Lily Tomlin. (Tulalip Casino Resort, Sat-Sun) 

 

"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost. (Elliott Bay Book Co., Sat)

Exhibit opening for "Black Bodies in Propaganda." (NW African American Museum, Sat) 

"Create Change: Youth & Family Homelessness and the Arts," day-long program. (Central Library, Sat)

Ukadelics in "A Voodoo Island Hulaween." (Cafe Racer, Sat)

Joel McHale. (University Methodist Temple, Sat) 

Industrial Revelation, D'Vonne Lewis Triplified, DJ Riz. (V2, Sat) 

"The Sylvan Series: Eldritch." (Volunteer Park Conservatory, Sat)

Dia de Muertos festival. (Seattle Center Armory, Sat) 

Astra Elane benefit with Underworld Scum, Daemon Lovers, Velveteen Rabbit Hole, Moonspinners. (LoFi, Sat)

Roaring ’20s Halloween soirée. (Smith Tower, Sat) 

Korean horror film "Suddenly in the Dark." (Grand Illusion, Sat)

ER Costume Crawl. (Hideout, Sorrento, and Vito's, Sat)

Fremonster Spectacular. (Fremont Foundry, Sat)

Opulent Temple's "Gothica" Halloween party. (Metropolis, Sat) 

Arts administrator Johannes Goebel on "The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving." (Henry Art Gallery, Sat)

"Chat Room: Ownership and Property," panel on art in the Internet age. (NW Film Forum, Sat)

Tad Doyle's Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Black Bone Exorcism, more. (Substation, Sat)

Maceo Parker, Jones Family Singers. (Moore, Sat)

Khu.éex', Roger Fernandes. (Town Hall, Sat) 

HVS, Sioux City Pete & the Beggars, Dealer, Celluloid. (Victory Lounge, Sat) 

Sum 41, Senses Fail, As It Is. (Neptune, Sat)

Lewis Del Mar. (Barboza, Sat)

The Sound Ensemble performing "music inspired or influenced by nature." (Chapel Performance Space, Sat)

"Come As You Aren't" tribute-band battle. (Skylark, Sat)

"Healing Blessing from the Medium of Tibet's Chief State Oracle." (Fremont Abbey, Sat)

"Goodies" Halloween festival. (Spooked in Seattle, Sat)

"Hilloween Zombie Crawl." (Moe Bar and other spots, Sat)

"Nightbreed: City of Monsters" costume ball. (Mercury, Sat)

48 Hour Horror Film Project. (SIFF Uptown, Sat)

Seattle Rock Orchestra Bowie tribute. (Tacoma Pantages Theater, Sat) 

 

Howl-O-Ween. (EMP, Sun)

"A Witches High Tea." (Sorrento, Sun)

"Swapping Dead 6(66): Pagan Apocalypse." (Scarecrow Video, Sun)

Films "The Dead Zone" and "They Live." (Central Library, Sun, free)

Artist-choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott. (V2, Sun)

Zion I, Lafa Tayklor, Pure Powers. (Nectar, Sun)

R. Kelly. (Everett Xfinity Arena, Sun)

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Federsieben, more. (Highline, Sun)

"Repair Cafe," teaching how to fix broken electronics and household gadgets. (Greenwood Library, Sun)

Family harvest festival and trick-or-treat. (West Seattle Junction, Sun)

Screening/discussion of film "American Psycho." (Naked City Brewery, Sun)

Mike Love of the Beach Boys, reading from his memoir. (U Book Store, Sun) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Fyodor Dostoevsky):

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.”

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