Rad to the bone.
All Soils Day Art Auction
What: Attend an early Halloween party — food, drinks, and a chance to win free works by talented members — to raise funds for the cooperative gallery.
Why: Items up for bid include Sharon Arnold’s cascading adding machine tape rolls and Iole Alessandrini’s sculptural dollar bill.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S. Tickets online ($10) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($20).
Portable Shrines Escalator Fest II
What: Get tix now to trip the light fantastic at a two-day multimedia event with experimental, psych, and garage rock alongside video projections by Portable Shrines and Dumb Eyes.
Why: Ten West Coast bands, including Climax Golden Twins and Midday Veil.
When: Oct. 23 & 24., 8 p.m.
Where: Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E. Advance two-day pass ($18) online at escalatorfest.com or pay ($12) each night at the door.
BrownBagMag: Episode 1 Launch Party
What: Seattle’s newest arts magazine ($5) — published by the folks behind Canoe Social Club — throws a party to celebrate its inaugural issue during the Capitol Hill Arts Blitz.
Why: Contributions to the quarterly include visuals by brown bag painter Chris Crites and poetry by Linden Ontjes.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave. (206-709-9797). Admission is free.
What: The Rainier Youth Choir descends upon an as-yet-undisclosed public place and turns it into an impromptu concert venue.
Why: To support someone’s unrealized dream of breaking into song in front of an adoring audience. (You’ll get your shot one day.)
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: For location, call 253-347-0180.
Art: Julie Alpert
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