The Must List: Bellevue Collection’s Fashion Week, Kirkland Oktoberfest and Mavis Staples at the Moore

Mavis Staples sings at the Moore Theatre

Must Runway
Bellevue Collection Fashion Week

(Through 9/29, times vary) — Bellevue Square merchants, Vogue and new this year, GQ, come together for a fashion extravaganza, including a men’s fashion show, a curated-by-Vogue runway show and a hair show from Seven Salon.

Must Hear
Mavis Staples at the Moore Theatre

(9/27, 8 p.m.) — A living lesson in stick-to-it-iveness, gospel and R&B singer Mavis Staples has been performing for more than 60 years, and earned her first Grammy in 2011. In June, she released her 13th album, One True Vine, with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. If you haven’t heard her yet, trust that this woman can sing the hell out of any song.

Must See
Velocity Dance Center’s Seattle Dance Showcases

(9/27 to 9/29, times vary) — Part of Velocity Dance Center’s big fall kickoff, this series presents snippets from the best performance moments of the previous season (including excerpts from gorgeous work by Ezra Dickinson, Amy O’Neal, Kate Wallich and Zoe Scofield!), as well as a sneak preview of upcoming events.

Must Ferry
Shiro Kashiba Reading

(9/28, 3 p.m.) — Northwest sushi pioneer Shiro Kashiba livens up the ferry ride to Bainbridge Island by talking about his memoir, Shiro, as part of Kitsap Regional Library's new on-board Ferry Tales program. Upon landing, take the 10-minute walk to Intentional Table in Winslow for a sushi tasting directed by Shiro himself.

Must Oom-pah
Kirkland Oktoberfest

(9/27 to 9/29, times vary) — Grab your steins and head to Marina Lake Park for a schnitzel- and bier-filled spree, where the music will be of the sing-and-dance-along variety.

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