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R Day is an outdoor “community celebration of music, art, and beer in the heart of Georgetown” with live music and and beer! Proceed will benefit the Georgetown Merchants Association. (Image: Seattle Refined)

The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, October 4

French Cinema Now. SIFF Cinema Uptown has been hosting "French Cinema Now" for a few weeks now and October 4th is the last day to catch some french films! French Cinema Now showcases “the best French language films from around the world." All films have English subtitles. The films are "Synonyms" and "As Happy As Possible."

SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave N
6:15 p.m.
Tickets: $100

Tacoma Fall RV Show. Check out hundreds of thousands of RV's at the Tacoma Dome. This event will be a one-stop shopping destination for new and used RV’s of all sizes and descriptions like motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, tear drop trailers, fifth wheels, pop-ups and campers. Parking is free and the event runs all weekend.

Tacoma Dome
2727 E D St
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Tacoma Film Festival. Here's another film festival for ya! The Tacoma Film Festival showcases outstanding work by independent filmmakers, many from the Pacific Northwest, mostly at the Grand Cinema. This event runs until the 10th of October.

606 Fawcett Avenue
Various Ticket Pricing

Seattle Latino Film Festival. The Seattle Latino Film Festival “showcases films from dozens of Latino and Hispanic countries” with a focus in on Spain. This runs until the 12th of October. The festival celebrates the most important classic and contemporary cinema from Latin American countries, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy at the Northwest of the United States.

Various Locations
Various Ticket Pricing/film

Seattle Made Week. Seattle Made Week is a week long celebration of all things made in locally! The event will include a craft market on October 3, a tasting party on October 6, tours, and talks about brewing and food manufacturing. It will run until the 13th of October. This year’s line up includes another epic Taste of Seattle Made at AXIS Pioneer Square, an informative panel envisioning the future of circularity in manufacturing and the maker economy, a Seattle Made marketplace in partnership with Urban Craft Uprising, a lively discussion about women in wine at Elsom Cellars, a member meet & greet at Cone & Steiner, tours of Seattle Made manufacturing facilities, pop–ups, meet-the-maker events, and more

Various Locations
8 a.m.

Saturday, October 5

Oktoberfest Northwest. Oktoberfest Northwest serves beer, brats, music, and a root-beer garden indoors at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. There will be '80s cover bands on Friday and Saturday night, traditional music, wiener dog races, stein dash 5K, Sports Haus, Bavarian Bier-lympics, Root Beer Garden, German food, and the Northwest's exclusive Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions! Oktoberfest Northwest runs on October 4th to the 6th.

Washington State Fair Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Tickets: $12

Leavenworth Oktoberfest. You haven't done Oktoberfest right until you go to Leavenworth Oktoberfest. This event has free shuttles in town, live music, dancers, arts and crafts, German food, and beer! Keg tapping ceremony with a band begins at noon on Saturdays. Children younger than age 12 are free but must leave at 9 p.m. Runs first three weekends of October.

Downtown Leavenworth
Various Times
Tickets: $20

Robothon. Calling all nerds! Amateur robot enthusiasts can check out new technologies, share ideas, show off robotic creations, and compete at Robothon in the Seattle Center Armory. It's freeeeee!

Seattle Center Armory
300 Harrison Street
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

R Day. R Day is an outdoor “community celebration of music, art, and beer in the heart of Georgetown” with live music and and beer! Proceed will benefit the Georgetown Merchants Association.

Rainier Beer
5706 Airport Way S
4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Trucktoberfest. FOOD TRUCKS GALORE! Trucktoberfest is outside South Lake Union Discovery Center. Buy a ticket into the food truck event that will also include six beer samples from 30 breweries.

South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Fife Harvest Festival. This autumn festival starts at 10:30 a.m. and will include a parade, hayrides, a petting zoo, entertainment, arts and crafts and fireworks in the evening.

2820 54th Ave E
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BrickCon Public Exhibition. Check out thousands of LEGO models created by adult hobbyists, and visit LEGO vendors at BrickCon Public Exhibition in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Seattle Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer Street
10 a.m.
Tickets: $11+

Delta Pop-Up Bar. Delta Air Lines is bringing a unique selection of beers from around the world on Friday and Saturday. Through an immersive pop-up bar called 17:00 Bar, Delta will offer Seattleites beer from 14 of the more than 55 destinations Delta or its partners serve from Sea-Tac, showcasing the many direct flights available from Sea-Tac through Delta’s network. Every hour on the hour, the bar will transform into a different global destination, serving up beer, small bites, music and scenery from that location, plus a chance to win a free flight!

Downtown Seattle
1001 E Pike Street
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 6

NW Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale. This event is described as "orchids, orchids and more orchids." So, be ready to check out some orchids! See blooming orchids and visit vendors of flowers and supplies at the Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale at Swanson's Nursery. Free on Saturday, $4 on Sunday.

Volunteer Park Coservatory
4201 E Galer St
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Issaquah's Salmon Days Festival celebrates the annual return of salmon to the Issaquah State Salmon Hatchery with arts and crafts, kids’ carnival rides, a food court, entertainment, and a parade (Saturday 10 a.m.). This event runs all weekend.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

OysterFest. This seafood festival in Shelton offers oysters, shrimp, a food pavilion, wine, microbrews, live music, exhibits, a cook-off, and an oyster-shucking contest at the Port of Shelton. There will also be live music and so much more!

Port of Shelton
250 W Sanderson Way
10 a.m. - 5p.m.
Tickets: $7