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Become a rum expert. Drink delicious rum cocktails, try rum-infused snacks and learn about its history and geographic origins. #allrumeverything (Rainier Beach)

Unwind after the eclipse madness. A Seattle couple will be performing live at a brewery, and their main performance is a piece the husband, a composer, wrote for his wife, a cellist, called ‘my heart comes undone.’ Thanks to reader Shaya Lyon for the tip. (Greenwood)

Prevent burnout
. This two-hour workshop will teach activists how to take care of themselves while continuing to fight the good fight. (Capitol Hill)

Dance the night away. Take your pick: Salsa or Tango. Either way, you can learn the ropes from a pro, then spend the night showing off your new moves.

Start canning
. Learn how to best ferment and can food from an author and Master Food Preserver (yep, that’s a thing). (Fremont)

Get loud at the library. There’ll be a DJ, dancing, spoken word poetry, and art-making at this family-friendly event at the Seattle Public Library. (Downtown)

Network with young professionals
. Seriously, it’s who you know. We’ll be hanging out at this Young Professionals Network get together hosted by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Eat delicious food, win prizes and learn how to get involved with inspiring orgs across the region. (Queen Anne)

Hit up a night market. Redmond’s will have food trucks, performances, and art galore. (Redmond)

Skip the entry fees
. Visit any state or national park in celebration of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday. (Here are the lists of Washington’s state and national parks).

Watch a movie for free at Cal Anderson Park. Grab some friends to relive the magic of Juno and hear a live performance by Kimya Dawson, whose music is featured on the movie’s soundtrack. (Capitol Hill)

Explore local nabes. There’s a block party in Belltown, food trucks in Everett, and a walking tour of the Central District.

Shop second-hand stuff. Folks all over Capitol Hill are setting up tables for Garage Sale Day. Want to sell some stuff? Sign up for a community spot. (Capitol Hill)

Slam down sandwiches. This year’s Little Saigon community festival includes a celebration of banh mi sandwiches. Think you can out eat other banh mi-loving Seattleites? Here’s your chance. (International District)


Want to meet the guy who took it? Chase Jarvis is chatting with us about what it’s like to be a creative in Seattle on September 6. Join us? Get your tix here.

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Tell us how you’re experiencing this morning’s eclipse. Whether you’re standing in line for last-minute glasses, hanging out at a watch party, or just watching the magic from your laptop, tag us on Instagram with #theevergrey or send your photos/videos to [email protected]. We’ll share out your best stuff tomorrow.

See you on the other side. — The Evergrey

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