Find Trouble: The National at The Paramount
The cult favorite low-fi indie rockers roll in for a two-night residency.
Good vibes: On their latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, the band opens up their sound in unpredictably brilliant ways.
Tonight 7:30p and Fri 8p. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Downtown (206-292-2787). $36 here.
Nearby: Knee High Stocking Co; HoneyHole; Alibi Room
Sweet & Milky: Northwest Chocolate Festival
Craft chocolate artisans from all over the world gather to stimulate your palate.
Bean to bar: All the samples you can stomach, plus 14 hours of culinary demos.
Fri-Sun. Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, Downtown. $30-250 here.
Nearby: The Triple Door; Knee High Stocking Co; The Hideout
Here's Beer: Fremont Oktoberfest
The biggest beer garden in the Pacific Northwest serves over 100 seasonal drafts.
Gourd carnage: Don't miss the annual Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest (leave your nice jacket at home).
Fri-Sun. 155 N 35th, Fremont (206-633-0422). $20-30 here.
Nearby: Fremont Brewing; Paseo; Revel
Shop Weird: Oddmall
For you, the man who has everything, over 100 vendors line up to peddle unique gifts (art, clothes, and collectibles).
Moving pictures: When you need a break, find the burlesque dancers and freakshow stage.
Sun 10a-6p. Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street S.W, Lynnwood (425-233-2337). Free.
Nearby: Pub 44; Big E Ales; Matsu Sushi