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It's Sumo and Sushi time! (Image: Sunita Martini / 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, November 1

The Whisky Extravaganza. Every year, The Whiskey Extravaganza hosts tasting events and masterclasses in major cities throughout the U.S., offering whisky enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to "explore some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world." The Dram & Bite package in Seattle is $150 and includes whisky tastings, light culinary bites and a souvenir tasting glass. This event benefits the National Food & Beverage Foundation.

The Rainier Club
820 4th Ave
5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $150

Georgetown Morgue. #SpookySzn is coming to an end! Visit one of Seattle's best haunted houses, the Georgetown Morgue! In it's final weekend, the Georgetown Morgue will close its doors on November 2. 'Til next year!

Georgetown Morgue
5000 E Marginal Way S
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Sumo + Sushi. With showings on both Friday and Saturday night, the Sumo + Sushi event is an evening filled with just that - sumo wrestling and delicious sushi bites. "Konishiki will explain the rules, technique, and sumo culture followed by live matches where you can cheer on your favorite wrestler as these massive athletes smash together in front of your table." Sounds absolutely appetizing if you ask me. Doors open 30 minutes before the show and on Saturday there are two sessions available, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

WaMu Theatre
800 Occidental Ave S
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $129+

Haunted Halloween Yacht Cruise. All aboard a haunted Halloween cruise! The Islander Yacht is two stories and will have DJ's spinning Top 40 and all your favorite artists. The boat is heated, spacious and has indoor and outdoor areas to dance and enjoy the views of Lake Washington. Be sure to wear your best Halloween garb, there will be a costume contest! The boat boards at 9 p.m. and will leave the dock promptly at 10 p.m.

GetSketched Boat Parties
1611 Fairview Ave E
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Tickets: $75

Saturday, November 2

Seattle Women's Show. The second annual Women's Show will feature over 75 exhibitors "across a wide variety of industries including fashion, accessories, health and wellness, food and beverages, cosmetics, skin care, beauty, travel, home decor, fitness and more! This event is 21+.

Women's University Club
1105 6th Ave
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Oyster New Year. Eat, drink and be "eco-friendly at the biggest oyster party on the West Coast!" The Oyster New Year event, in it's 27th year, will feature 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order at our 150-foot oyster bar, fresh seafood buffet, over 60 wineries, local microbrews, live music, an oyster lug, a raffle, and the People's Choice "Most Beautiful Oyster" content. Calling all oyster lovers, this is definitely the event for you.

Elliot's Oyster House
1201 Alaskan Way
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction. Scotland comes to the PNW with the Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction! In it's 55th year, "don your Clan tartan and plan to attend an evening of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, highland dancing, country dancing, ballroom dancing and a silent auction."

Seattle Latvian Cultural Center
11710 3rd Ave NE
6 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Handmade Tile and Art Festival. Feeing artsy? Head on over to the Handmade Tile and Art Festival where the Artisan Tile NW advocate for artistic excellence, innovation and awareness of handmade tile! This event runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Artisan Tile NW
2811 Mount Rainier Drive S
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy a "bonanza of shopping opportunities just in time for the holidays, plus great food and Viking-inspired drinks. Vendors will sell hand-made and/or Nordic items. Two floors of crafts, gifts, baked goods and fun." There will be tons of hot food and the bar will be open. On Sunday there will be a Swedish Pancake Breakfast! Get an early start on holiday shopping!

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Suggested Donation of $2

Seattle Meowtropolitan Family Day. The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe "welcomes younger kids and their guardians into the cat lounge on the first Saturday of every month." They will be educating families with young kids on strategies for safe interactions with cats and "how to create a comfortable living environment with younger children and cats!"

Seattle Meowtropolitan
1225 N 45th Street
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Laser Lizzo. The laser shows at Pacific Science Center are always a hoot but a LIZZO LASER SHOW?! Can I get a YAS QUEEN! Enjoy Lizzo anthems and celebrate empowerment and self-love. The laser experience "is truly an uplifting experience and a multisensory treat."

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $14

Cars & Coffee. Join The Shop every Saturday for "the most eclectic Cars & Coffee event in Seattle." There will be free coffee and a parking lot for fellow enthusiast to gather and chat all things cars. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for brunch and there will be private tours of exclusive collections of classic and exotic cars.

The Shop
2233 6th Ave S
10 a.m.

Adoptable Dog Meet & Greet. If you are looking for a little furry friend to adopt, come to the adoptable dog meet and greet at All The Best Pet care in Lake City. "Come and meet some of our wonderful adoptable dogs at All the Best pet Care. Fill out an adoption application in advance."

All the Best Pet Care
8050 Lake City Way NE
12 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

Sunday Supper Cruise. Maybe after your haunted Halloween boat ride on Saturday night, head out on a Waterways cruise on Sunday! "Enjoy a delightful evening on the water, complete with a delicious dinner buffet and incredible views of Seattle's lakes and city skylines." Please dress casually and warm!

Waterways Cruises HomePort
2441 N Northlake Way
4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Seattle Restaurant Week. Seattle Restaurant Week begins this Sunday! "Seattle Restaurant week invites people across King County for a deal. More than 165 restaurants in nearly every neighborhood in the Seattle area offer a special three-course dinner menu for just $35. Many also offer two-course lunches for $20."

Macabre Market. The Macabre Market celebrates the "dark side of life" with vendors selling jewelry, art and clothing. There will also be a bar! Vendors include Crow's Crystal Creations, Adavita Kedavra, Blue Crow Metaphysical, Raven's Well and more.

The Mercury @ Machine Werks
E Union St
2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $1

The Big Flea Pop-Up. Seattle's original flea market will return with a monthly showcase of vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles. There will be over 75 booths from food trucks, purveyors and makers. Catch the Big Flea Pop-Up inside and outdoors rain or shine at the Fremont Sunday Market for the best bargains and deals curbside.

Fremont Sunday Market
3401 Evanston Ave N
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.