Must List: 'Dracula,' Ten Tiny Dances, Seattle Lit Crawl

Your weekly guide to Seattle's hottest events
| Updated: October 24, 2019
Brandon O'Neill as Count Dracula

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(10/18–11/17) Playwright Steven Dietz, a Seattle favorite for 30 years (you may have seen his Becky’s New Car premiere at ACT in 2008), puts Bram Stoker’s heroine Mina Murray at the center of this reworking of his 1998 stage adaptation, giving the character a more active role in uncovering the mystery of this Transylvanian count. Times and prices vary. ACT ‒ A Contemporary Theatre, downtown


Seattle Lit Crawl
(10/24) “Get drunk…on words!” proclaims this pub crawl/reading event: More than 80 writers will take over some 35 Capitol Hill and First Hill venues (mostly bars, as well as places like Elliott Bay Book Company and Hugo House) to knock back a few and present their own work to increasingly jocund crowds. Five programming slots: 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., after-party to follow at 10. Free. See for lineup and venues


Séance at The Nest
Thompson Hotel invites you to the classiest (or only) séance you’ve ever experienced. The hotel will turn its rooftop bar, the Nest, into an all-out Halloween extravaganza, complete with tarot card readings and a contortionist. The spooky entertainment is backed by the tune of two DJs, providing the soundtrack for you to connect with the supernatural spirits, or just the alcoholic ones. 7 p.m. $25. Thompson Hotel, downtown;


Ten Tiny Dances
Ten Tiny Dances comes to Seattle’s On the Boards for a limited time, featuring ten different choreographed performances in the intimate space, on an equally intimate stage. The performers are allotted 4 feet by 4 feet to conduct their act, defying the dimensional boundaries we expect and the spatial format they’re used to. With limited room to move around, they’ll have to get creative. 8 p.m. Prices vary. On the Boards, Queen Anne


How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter
Local author Cynthia Lair is back with a new book and is giving you a chance to see her practice what she preaches. Sourdough on the Rise is the latest title by Lair, who’s hosting a sourdough starter workshop to show you how to make the right base for your bread. The class will also include other sourdough snacks, including sourdough flapjacks with maple syrup. BYOPSWMJ (Bring Your Own Pint-Sized Wide-Mouth Jar). 2 p.m. $60-80. Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market, downtown


Run Scared
 Choose from the 10k run, 5k run or 4k walk, with a free Kids’ Dash for the little ones in this not-so-scary charity run, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration includes a long-sleeve shirt, free photos, treats for after the race (candy corn tasting bar!) and a costume contest for humans and pets. 8 a.m. Prices vary. Seward Park;


Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum
(Through 1/26/20)
For a limited time, Seattle Art Museum is hosting works from the Naples museum, representing that city’s great art heritage. The collection includes Renaissance and Baroque stylings stroked by the likes of Raphael and Guido Reni. It’s easy to see how these artists set the stage for the Realism movement—as promised, there’s plenty of flesh and blood. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, downtown

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