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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 8

Cinema Italian Style. For all you movie buffs out there, SIFF Cinema Italian Style "features some of the best in current Italian films. Now in it's 11th year, the week-long festival showcases extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today." You can get festival passes or individual film tickets, whatever floats your boat! This runs through Thursday, November 14.

SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne N
Various Dates & Times
Festival Prices: $100

Seattle International Comedy Competitions. If you love stand up comedy, this could be a really fun event for you! This is a week long comedy competition with shows allllll week long. Click here to check out the schedule, listing different places, times and comics.

Seattle EATS Festival. This food festival will have two events, one on Friday night and the second on Saturday. On Friday check out America's Test Kitchen: Cheers to 20 Years, that will toast to 20 seasons of America's favorite cooking show and their new "How To Cocktail" cookbook with Seattle's best chefs and bartenders. Friday's event runs from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, the main event is Seattle EATS. You can enjoy an all-you-can-eat food and craft cocktails from star chefs and experience cooking demos from their own TV hosts and test cooks. Saturday's event runs from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Proceeds from both of these events benefit Farestart.

Block 41
115 Bell Street
Various Times
Tickets: $100-$200

Snohomish Brewfest. Welcome to Snohomish County's premier beer festival! "People come from far and wide to sample the best offerings from a myriad of local PNW breweries who are showcasing their latest beers, all under one roof. With mouthwatering food, a safe and fun environment and a chance to speak directly to the brewers along with others who share your passion for beer, you'd be crazy not to go!" Snohomish Brewfest runs on both Friday and Saturday!

Thomas Family Farm
9010 Marsh Road
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Saturday, November 9

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show. Visit the 31st annual Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show! Pick up a "unique piece for yourself; or find a handmade one-of-a-kind gift for your loved ones, all just in time to beat the holiday shopping rush!" As well as arts and crafts you can enjoy food trucks and coffee and free parking. This event runs Friday through Sunday.

Hangar 30 Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Havana Nights. Get your dancing shoes ready! This fun evening will be full of dancing, cocktails, raffle prizes, great music and it's all for a good cause! The evening is a fundraiser for World Affairs Council's Young Professionals International Network for 2019. All proceeds benefit the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom, a program that brings global education to Greater Seattle’s K-12 classrooms.

The 101
101 S Jackson St
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Tickets: $40+

Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon. Join Na'ah Illahee Fund for an evening filled with indigenous culture and community spirit! "Blue Jay, Northwest Coast Salish tribes' trickster character, who through his antics brings us laughter, pranks, and yes, even powerful lessons. In this traditional story from the Snoqualmie people, the cunning Blue Jay ventures out to bring Snoqual the Moon -- the Transformer, who has been kidnapped by the Dog Salmon people and taken to the Sky world, back to Earth to help prepare for the humans to arrive."

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl. Get hydrated for this fun bar crawl! "Enjoy a taster tray at each of Cairn Brewing, 9 Yards Brewery and 192 Brewing Co., located on Kenmore's Brew Row, right next to the Burke Gilman Trail. The beers will be individually curated by each brewery for this special fundraising event. Enjoy the locally-famous Nut Hut, Beer Bingo, swag and a hot meal from Cairn Brewing's featured food truck or 192’s kitchen. And because the breweries are just blocks from each other, THERE'S NO RUNNING NECESSARY! You can walk or you can roll or you can crawl, but however you do it, come on down!"

192 Brewing Company
7324 NE 175th St Suite F
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $25

World Toilet Day. Can you even believe it?! There's actually a day that is dedicated to toilets and guess what? We are HERE for it. "Come celebrate World Toilet Day 2019 with IslandWood, King County, and City of Bothell at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. We’ll have fun activities for all ages including art projects, science experiments, tours of our wastewater treatment plant, and more. Explore how we take care of our water to keep humans and the environment healthy."

Brightwater Center
22505 State Route 9 Woodinville, WA

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Veteran's Day Parade & Observance. Celebrate Veterans Day early! In it's 54th year, the city of Auburn is having a Veterans Day parade on Saturday. "The purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance is to positively focus on honoring our country's veterans and active military personnel. Through our parade, we focus recognition on congressionally-recognized Veteran Service Organizations and their auxiliaries, the military and reserve military, National Guard and ROTC."

Downtown Auburn
E Main Street
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

South Sound Winter Beer Festival. Head on over to the South Sound Winter Beer Festival where they are "bringing the first taste of winter beers to the South Sound from 30 Washington breweries. Sample seasonal favorites such as dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged suprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs and many more creative brews for the season!"

Mattress Firm Show Plex
110 9th Ave SW
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$20

Northwest Chocolate Festival. Chocolate lovers unite! "Welcome to the largest gathering of artisan chocolate makers in the world. Our exhibitors from 20-countries are prepared to delight your senses with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, inclusion bars, decadent desserts, truffles, bonbons, molten chocolate cakes and caramels - all made by hand with the finest ingredients - get your taste buds ready for a weekend of pure bliss." There will be tickets available at the door and the event runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Pier 91 The Smith Cove Terminal
2001 W Garfield St
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$95

Beer + Yoga at Old Stove. Get your fitness on all while the promise of a delicious brewski is waiting for you at the end. "The morning begins with an hour-long, all levels, yoga practice. Immediately following our practice we will move to the bar for a pint of your favorite Old Stove brew. If you stay for brunch after class, get 10% off your total bill. Leave your worries at the door, get your body in motion, taste some of Seattle's finest gluten-free craft beers, and get to know your community." Sounds like a win-win to me!

Old Stove
1901 Western Ave
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tickets: $25

SODO Flea Market. Time for a little treasure hunt! The SoDo Flea Market is a monthly marketplace of Seattle's best vintage curators and makers hosted by Epic Antique on the second Saturday of the month! The market has been featured on HGTV Magazine's "1 or 8 Awesome Flea Markets Across the U.S."

SoDo Flea Market
3701 7th Ave S
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 10

Newport Ski Swap. The ski swap is not technically a "swap" but rather a consignment sale! There will be downhill and back-country skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, poles, jackets, pants, helmets, hats, goggles, gloves, socks, under layers, snowshoes, apres shoes, bags and more! This event is on both Saturday and Sunday.

Newport High School
4333 Factoria Blvd SE
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Louisianathon. A $15 ticket to Louisianathon gets you eight live bands playing Cajun-Zydeco at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lake City!

Eagles F.O.E.
8201 Lake City Way NE
12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Seattle Slack Key. Get in the Aloha spirit at The 11th Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival that features many of Hawai'i's Master Musicians including: Ledward Kaapana, Jerry Santos, Jeff Peterson, Philip Pahinui, Kunia Galdeira, Sonny Lim, Kamuela Kimokea with Hi'ikua, John Keawe, Patrick Landeza, and more. There will also be opportunities to enjoy Hawai'i's tropical flowers and prize drawings.

Highline Performing Arts Center
401 S 152nd St
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $29+