Scary Business: Crypticon
The Pacific Northwest's biggest gathering of horror aficionados returns for another year of movies, makeup, and mayhem.
Marquee moon: 2013's special guests include Elvira and cast members from The Walking Dead.
Fri-Sun. Seattle Airport Hotel, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac (206-244-4800). $20-60 here.
Nearby: Alaska Lodge; 13 Coins; Bison Creek Pizza
Hit The Pit: Rain Fest
Rediscover your roots with three days of all-ages punk and hardcore from the Bouncing Souls, Ill Intent, and others.
Mohawk optional: Though Seattle's punk scene doesn't get the press that other genres do, expect these shows to be packed.
Fri-Sun 6p. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St, Capitol Hill (206-341-0112). $30-75 here.
Nearby: Monsoon; Anchovies & Olives; Momiji
Cinema Catastrophe: Fateful Findings
Fans of The Room flock to Neil Breen's demented Fateful Findings, easily the best worst movie of the year.
Insanity on film: We can't do justice to the utter madness of this picture, just watch the trailer.
Sat 11:55p. Egyptian Theatre, 805 East Pine, Capitol Hill (206-781-5755). $12 here.
Nearby: Needle & Thread; Von Trapp's; Lost Lake
Short Trip: Chateau St. Michelle Staycation
Stay close to home with this one-day event at Washington's oldest winery, featuring DJs, food trucks and, of course, wine.
Sweet rides: If you're into high-end collector cars, the selection on display here from Exotics@RTC will blow your mind.
Sun Noon-4p. Chateau St. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville (425-488-1133). Free.
Nearby: Fireside Cellars; Barking Frog; Mazatlan