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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Here comes Standard Time.

The unofficial start of winter.

The darkest time of the year here up north.

The (late-rising) dawn of Seasonal Affective Disorder season.

At this time it's especially important to take care of yourself, stay centered, and don't heed the temptation to succumb to the anxiety.

Of course, one could say the same thing in regards to the election.

WEATHER

Mostly clear Friday. Rain resumes Saturday.

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TODAY AT MISCMEDIA.COM

The Everett Massacre occurred 100 years ago tomorrow. It was the bloodiest labor dispute in Northwest history. It's something even some people who grew up here don't know about. But it's important.

Meanwhile, it's also the 131st anniversary of the date when Tacoma expelled its entire Chinese community. (HistoryLink) 

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SO IT HAS COME TO THIS

For 16 years, Café Racer has been a North End hangout, a party site, and a nexus for both music and visual art of many types. For four years, it's also been a symbol of a community's survival in the face of unimaginable cruelty. But, while it's never been a fiscally spectacular venture, this year's been particularly tough.Owner Kurt Geissel's launched a GoFundMe campaign to "Save Café Racer." Please consider donating. Thank you.

WATCH THIS SPACE

The Odd Fellows Hall, the "soul" of the Pike/Pine corridor (and the birthplace of many arts institutions, and the birthplace of punk rock in Seattle), is for sale. Or trade. Or whatever. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Whitman College's teams will no longer be known as the "Missionaries." Reacting to current sensitivity about real-life missionaries' historic role in subjugating Native societies, the college changed its mascot to the "Blues," after a nearby mountain range. ("Blues" once had its own ethnic signification, but the music genre of that name has been almost all-white for more or less 50 years.) (SeaTimes) (AP) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

Even more Renton landlords vow to kick out Section 8 tenants. (KING) 

Home sales in Vancouver B.C. have collapsed, since the province imposed a tax on foreign land buyers. Will that city's hyper-inflated home prices go down with demand? Possibly not. Speculators might keep already-built units empty rather than lower their prices. (Except the City of Vancouver's planning a tax on such empty units.) (SeaTimes)

Today's lesson in people who love the idea of housing the homeless, but hate it when it's anywhere near them, comes to you from Everett. (Everett Herald)

A Queen Anne homeowner and NIMBY organizer does a poor job of trying to prove he's not simply a class-elitist. (SeattleMet)

There's a mostly-volunteer effort to provide health care to homeless people camping out in and near the U District. They need more funding to open a physical clinic location. (Crosscut)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

The City Council's latest revision to Mayor Murray's proposed budget includes more money for shelters , for drug-diversion programs, and for studying ways to preserve "legacy businesses." (The C Is For Crank) (Weekly)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

State Republicans want the Public Disclosure Commission to at least temporarily suspend its director. They allege Evelyn Fielding Lopez had displayed partisanship, when she'd written that accusations by a GOP candidate against a Dem Legislative incumbent were "incorrect." (SeaTimes)

POLLY TICKS

Washingtonians are appearing in campaign ads as nine other states consider pot legalization. (PS Biz Journal) 

THE RACE IS ON

You'd think Seattle's Ingraham High and the U of Oregon would be places where white people would know not to wear blackface on Halloween (or any other time). But one math teacher at the former, and one law prof at the latter, did just that. (Slog) (AP)

Ijeoma Oulo fears that once the election's over, white "progressives" might go back to ignoring the needs of non-white and non-affluent people.

POLICING THE POLICE

You know police "body cams," that are supposed to show whether officers are acting proper and not imposing undue force? SPD's contracted to buy some of those—from Taser International! (Crosscut)

LABOR PANES

A federal judge sided with the state, and against the U.S. Dept. of Energy, regarding safety conditions for Hanford workers. The state argued, and the judge agreed, that the state has a right to sue on the workers' behalf. The feds claimed that the suit should be thrown out because "not enough people had gotten sick at Hanford" for the state to get involved. (KING)

SPORTS

UW Huskies at Cal Saturday night.

Sounders FC at FC Dallas Sunday, in the back half of a two-game, aggregate-score playoff.

Seahawks at home vs. Buffalo Monday night.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

Seattle Burlesque Games. (Re-bar, Fri-Sat) 

"Brief Fling," dances by Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Britten, and George Balanchine. (PacNW Ballet at McCaw Hall, Fri thru Nov. 13) 

"Fly By Night," "indie-rock fable" set in NYC 1965. (Slate Theater, Fri thru Nov. 19) 

"Brilliant Traces," two-person play by Cindy Lou Johnson. (PrimaVera, Fri thru Dec. 4) 

 

Everett Massacre centennial commemorative concert. (Everett Theatre, Fri)

Jerry Seinfeld. (Paramount, Fri) 

Seattle Composers' Salon. (Chapel Performance Space, Fri)

A$AP Ferg, Playboi Carti, Rob Stone. (Neptune, Fri) 

Alice Bag. (El Corazon, Fri)

Iska Dhaff, Special Explosion, Tiburones. (Vera Project, Fri) 

Kinski, Welcome, Tissue. (Blue Moon, Fri)

Kate Olsen's KO Ensemble. (Triple Door, Fri) 

Mangchi, Kia Koala. (Barboza, Fri) 

Tatiana Gill art opening. (Popluxe Brewing, Fri)

Fall open house. (Henry Art Gallery, Fri) 

"Hidden Spaces/Public Places Tour." (Starts at City Centre, 10 a.m.-noon Fri) 

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon. (PONCHO Concert Hall, Fri) 

"Drunk High Debate: America is F*cked (Up)." (Pocket Theater, Fri) 

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. (Benaroya Hall, Fri)

Jazz documentary "Cool Cats." (NW Film Forum, Fri) 

Campout Cinema series presents "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." (EMP, Fri) 

 

Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. (Swedish Cultural Center, Sat-Sun) 

 

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival. (Fisher Pavilion, Sat)

Industrial Workers fo the World Everett Massacre centennial. (1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett, Sat) 

Musica Electronica Viva. (Chapel Performance Space, Sat)

Bill Frisell. (Moore, Sat)

"The Blue Show," naughty improv. (Atlas Theatre, Sat) 

Iranian poet Moshen Emadi. (Elliott Bay Book Co., Sat) 

Pynnacles, Moonspinners, Reverberations, Donzis, Trickbag. (Funhouse, Sat) 

PWR BTTM, Bellows, Lisa Prank. (Vera Project, Sat)

"Legendary Children," DJ/performance night celebrating "QTPOC communities." (SAM, Sat)

Pioneer Square tour. (Caffe Umbria, Sat) 

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

"Research" with DJs Jayda G and Riz. (Kremwerk, Sat) 

Sherry Turkle, author of "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age." (Folio, Sat) 

Gram Parsons tribute night. (Tractor, Sat)

Comedian/storyteller Bill Bernat in "Becoming More Less Crazy." (Pocket Theater, Sat) 

Actor/comedian Dylan Moran. (Neptune, Sat)

"Slow Burn: A Durational Drag Performance." (The Factory, Sat) 

 

"Diwali: Lights of India" celebration. (Seattle Center Armory, Sun) 

Lauryn Hill. (McCaw Hall, Sun)

Boz Scaggs. (Moore, Sun) 

Standing Rock "Frontline Fundraiser and Reportback." (Washington Hall, Sun)

Denny Regrade walk. (Moore, Sun) 

"She Is Fierce: Stories from the Femme and Female Perspective." (Pocket Theater, Sun) 

Claudia Castro Luna, "Seattle's first civic poet." (Central Library, Sun) 

Hip Hop History Month presents film "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo." (EMP, Sun)

"Dine Around Seattle." (Various spots, Sun thru Nov. 23) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Naphthalene"

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