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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' Oct. 14-17

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend — things you definitely don't want to miss. We're guaranteed to miss some, so email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 14-17

Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience. It's back! Refract is a weekend full of events, exhibits, parties, tours and demos celebrating glass art and artists.

  • Find a full schedule of events online
  • Prices depend on the event
  • Various locations

Friday, Oct. 15

'Frisson: The Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection.' This new exhibit, opening Friday, features 19 pieces of art gifted by the Friday Foundation, in honor of the late Seattle collectors and philanthropists Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis.

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday
  • Free with museum admission
  • Seattle Art Museum

Slander. Performance by this EDM duo. This show is also the last "EYE" show for the foreseeable future.

  • 7 p.m.
  • $55; purchase online
  • Tacoma Dome

Saturday, Oct. 16

Walk The Block: Wa Na Wari's 3rd Annual Fundraiser. Enjoy an art walk popup in Seattle's Central District where you'll see houses, businesses, parks and other spaces turned into art installations and performance sites.

Fall Fest + Spooky Specimens Tour. This event features spooky conservatory history, music, specimens, food and drinks (for purchase).

Seattle Night Market. A monthly night market featuring food, drinks and more than 100 vendors. This market is a full moon market for guests 21 and older only.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17

Zoo Boo. An early Halloween celebration featuring animals, games, trivia, candy and treats — costumes are encouraged!

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days
  • Free with zoo admission
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium