It seems there is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do around South Lake Union. Here is a sampling of some events around the lake this month!
Wed Oct 3, 8:30–11:30 pm
October 11-14, South Lake Union
Southgate Roller Rink
9646 17th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Come join us for Pride Skate’s annual ROCK-tober Rocky Horror themed skate!!! We will have performances by the Vicarious Theatre Company, roller skating, AND we will be celebrating 7 years of Pride Skate!!! As always, we will have the AMAZING baby ketten karaoke – WA with the BEST karaoke in the back bar!!! PLUS an after party over at The Lumber Yard Bar! I see you shiver with antici… PATION!
In October 2018, Borealis a festival of light will debut in Seattle. Based at the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Union, a new world of light and color will encompass South Lake Union for four nights October 11-14, showcasing an international video mapping presentation and light art installations from Northwest and international artists. These events are free to the public and open to all ages.
A kaleidoscope of light, color and illusion will transform the South Lake Union neighborhood with a walking tour of art installations, and an international video mapping showcase embellished with performances and music. The Borealis will bring together artists and the technological world to create this inaugural, annual event in Seattle.
October 5-7, SLU Discovery Center
Seattle Met and Amazon present the 2nd Annual Cowabunga! Showcasing the best of the Pacific Northwest’s bounty, Cowabunga brings together our food editors’ top-pick chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, distillers, brewers, winemakers and over 7,000 food-lovin’ readers for a weekend of celebrating what’s great about living, and eating in Seattle.
3 days of chef competitions, demos, and tastings in partnership with the Washington State Beef Commission benefiting Seattle Theater Group.
Schedule of Events:
Friday 10/5: 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
Benefiting Seattle Theater Group
SHUCK. SLURP. REPEAT.
Come celebrate the bounty of our local waters and sample Washington’s most pristine shellfish. Guests can enjoy bites, drink pairings and live entertainment, plus our Best in Shell competition, where the city’s top seafood chefs face off with their best oyster dishes – from raw to Rockefeller
BEER ‘n BBQ
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission and benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Saturday 10/6: 12:00 PM.–3:00 PM
SLOW-COOKED MEATS; HOPPED-UP BEER
Come watch some of the town’s best pitmasters getting low and slow with prime cuts of beef, then wash these bites down with a few superlative craft brews. Our afternoon barbecue also includes culinary demos and live entertainment.
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission and benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Saturday 7/14: 7–10:30 p.m. (VIPs at 6:30 p.m.)
A STEAK-FUELED EVENING OF ELEGANCE
Cowabunga’s elegant Saturday night event channels the luxury of the classic American steak house, from live entertainment to the city’s best beef bites using world-renowned Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef. These bites are prepared by Seattle’s all-star chefs and paired with wine and cocktails. A night of steak should end with cake: For dessert, a bevy of bakers will slice up their most impressive layer cakes
COUNTRY BRUNCH – Family-Friendly
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission
benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Sunday 7/15: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (VIPs at 10:30 a.m.)
The City’s Favorite Brunch
Seattle Met’s Country Brunch is back, and bursting with sweet and savory brunch bites. This year’s festivities include the new Give ‘Em Hell deviled egg competition, plus lawn games, ice cream, and entertainment for the whole family.
Cowabunga is generously supported by our founding partners:
Amazon, Washington State Beef Commission, Glenfiddich, Campari, Washington State Wine Commission, Lagunitas Brewing Company. La Panzanella, Laura’s Lean Beef, Moonstruck Chocolate, Bryte Mattress, Pelican Brewing Company, Cambia, Wild Roots Vodka
Various locations; October 5–7; cowabungausa.com
October 20, 5:45 pm, Lake Union Park
FetchNW Presents BarkTober
Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Fluffies dance all through the night. And show paws and tails to ward off fright……
Cause this is FetchNW!!! AGES: 21+
FetchNW is Seattle’s only furry boat cruise, and we’re bringing you an all-new party: BARKTOBER! The first furry Halloween-themed boat party on a fracking FERRY. Be spooky. Be fluffy. Dance until your paws hurt. And get this, you spoopy animals. This time there’s an all-new boat! Feast your fearsome eyes On the HIYU.
The Hiyu gives us a spacious outdoor deck, two well-appointed indoor passenger bar lounges, programmable lighting, a full sound system throughout the vessel, and 6 BATHROOMS. You want more space to dance? You got it. You wanna hang out on the deck? It’s there. You wanna chill by the bar? Done. And you know we’re gonna have great music. Grab a ticket, grab your fursuit, your friends, your friends’ fursuits, and come to have a great time.
Times to remember!Boarding Time: 5:45 PM SHARP! Shove Off: 7 PM SHARP!!! Docking Time: 10 PM
Address: S. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
DO NOT GO TO THE ADDRESS LISTED FOR THE HIYU ON GOOGLE MAPS
FOOD: There will be a food truck on board to serve you tasty foods for the drunk and hungry.
Fursuiters: It’s cool to bring totes or bags and store them in the Headless Lounge. Security will search your stuff as you board.
Puppies: Pup hoods and gear are welcome. Show up and doggo your dog self. Keep in mind that there aren’t any mosh mats or fire hydrants on the boat.
Party Rules:All sales final, no refunds. Tickets will be used by the ticket holder. You can give your ticket to a friend or sell it but whoever is holding the ticket when we scan it will get into the party. Don’t give away your ticket unless you really mean to. No outside food or drink No smoking cigarettes or weed on board. Government-issued photo ID required. FetchNW In Heat is a 21+ event. You must be 21 or older to attend. All guests subject to a security screening and bag check, including action packers or fursuit bags. Anyone obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be denied boarding. You are responsible for your own behavior and hold FetchNW, LLC, On the HIYU, and Menagerie Inc. harmless in the event of death or injury from stupidity or all causes whatsoever. Listen to the Captain and staff and do what they say, it’s their boat!. Don’t break the boat. You break it you bought it. Don’t be a dick; we’re all here to have a good time together. Don’t fall overboard or we’ll laugh at you and video will go all over the interwebs.
Tickets are between $50-$100 and can be purchased here.
Info Lines and Information Updates
Be sure to join the Telegram chat and notification rooms for all the latest updates and to meet your fellow partiers!
* General Chat https://t.me/joinchat/Bm4y90OJI_CN7nbEyb3kmA
* Event Information on Eventbrite: https://barktober.eventbrite.com
October 5 – December 1, MadArt
We Are All Made of Light
We Are All Made Of Light, by Seattle-based artist Maja Petric, is an immersive art installation that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive light and sound sculptures. These environments are formed as the AI-driven technology recognizes and captures the shape of visitors with encompassing light. Over the course of the exhibition, visitors’ physicality is recorded and represented through a collection of light forms, documenting the growing history of visitorship and space. Petric’s collaborators include AI Microsoft Researcher Mihai Jalobeanu and 3D Sound Artist Daniel Peterson.
Artist & collaborator bios:
Maja Petric uses cutting-edge technology to create transformative experiences. She received a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from University of Washington and a master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University on the topic of transforming the poetic experience of space through the experimental use of technology. She has exhibited internationally and been recipient of many awards and fellowships. https://www.majapetric.com
Mihai Jalobeanu received a Ph.D. in Robotics from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft Research. His research spans machine learning, robotics, automation, distributed systems, computer vision, programming languages, and anything else that can be used to make robots smarter.
Daniel Peterson is a 3D Sound Artist living and working in Seattle, WA. He completed a Master of Music in Composition at the University of Washington and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. His work has been shown internationally. His research interests include spectral analysis, ambisonics, and the exploration of relationships between literature, philosophy, and music.