Weekly Must List: September 23 -29

Must Dance
Seattle Dance Project: Orpheus
Thursday-Sunday (Through 9/25)
• A side project of current and former members of the Pacific Northwest Ballet (including Julie Tobiason and Timothy Lynch), Seattle Dance Project (SDP) has been building an audience over the past couple years—one that appreciates the marriage of rigorous dance training combined with modern choreography. In this show, SDP tackles the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice via choreography by local dance stars Wade Madsen, Eva Stone and Olivier Wevers. Prepare to visit the underworld—and like it. $15–$25. Times vary. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St.; 206.292.7676

Must Imbibe
Fremont Oktoberfest
Friday – Saturday (9-24 - 9/26)
• Don’t let the name fool you. The Fremont Oktoberfest takes place in September, bringing the German tradition of eating, drinking and the pursuit of hoppiness to Seattle for three days. This year’s schedule includes a Sunday-morning 5K run, a multiblock scavenger hunt and the popular Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving competition. But it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without lots of beer. And food. And beer. Two beer gardens and a tasting garden will serve more than 40 brews from local breweries, such as Elysian, Fremont Brewing and Pyramid, and from as far away as Germany. Bratwurst and other festival food will be available inside the beer gardens and in the Oktoberfest Village food court. Enjoy live performances from local bands throughout the weekend. Also back this year: the Miss Buxom contest, for anyone who gives a dirndl. Phinney Avenue N and N 35th Street; 206.633.0422; fremontoktoberfest.com

Must Tour
13th Annual Bungalow Fair
Saturday - Sunday (9/25
26) • Do you know the difference between a bungalow and a Craftsman? It’s an essential distinction in this city full of both, so if you need a little refresher, get yourself to Historic Seattle’s hugely popular Bungalow and Craftsman Fair. This weekend event features local tours of iconic architecture, educational talks on the Arts & Crafts movement and more than 50 exhibitors showcasing period-appropriate antiques as well as the latest in interior design for your very own bungalow. Times and prices vary. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255 historicseattle.org

Must Listen
The Flaming Lips
Monday (9/27)
• Making music since the mid-’80s, these psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma have an offbeat style with spacey lyrics and bizarre song titles (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” being a perennial fave). Lead vocalist Wayne Coyne, known for crowd surfing in a man-sized plastic bubble during live shows, has a sweet and unmistakable voice much like John Lennon’s. The notoriously elaborate live shows are full of balloons, puppets, costumes, confetti, large-screen projections and all manner of party favors, so grab your party hat and join the fun! 8 p.m. $40–$43. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414

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