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Good morning, all. We’ve had two mayors in the last week, and by the end of today, we’ll have a third.

Things have been a little shaky down at City Hall since former Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday. Who could our next mayor be, and what has current mayor Bruce Harrell done in his five short days in office? We break it down here, and will continue to keep you updated.

In the meantime, here are some events to check out in Seattle this week.

Seen the new ring around the Space Needle? That's scaffolding for a $100 million renovation that went up Saturday. Thanks for the clip, Patrick! (📷: @paddypt)

17 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK 📚

MONDAY
Go to grown-up storytime. It’s a classic read-aloud just like when you were a kid, but now you get to drink adult beverages while you listen. (Ravenna)

‘Ask a Muslim.’ This community dinner that will open dialogue, answer questions, and “focus on the experiences of women who wear the hijab.” Note: Only two tickets were left when we last checked. (Bellevue)

TUESDAY
Learn how Seattle can fight climate change. A panel of experts is coming to Seattle’s Central Library to talk about the different people and groups that can take action to increase our city’s “climate resiliency.” (Downtown)

WEDNESDAY
Pet a piglet. A pop-up petting zoo is closing off a whole street so we can chill with some animals. It’s on hump day so we have one q: Will there be camels? 🐪 (First Hill)

Know your renter’s rights. Bring your questions and get the low-down on tenant laws, evictions, repairs, and all the worries on a renter’s mind. (Central District)

THURSDAY
Light up Green Lake. The same folks that put on Fremont’s famous solstice parade organize a yearly Luminata parade to celebrate the autumn equinox. But this event’s got a lot fewer naked people and a lot more lanterns. (Green Lake)

Hear fast talks about Seattle. Locals are giving their quick takes on questions like “What is it that makes Seattle truly unique?” and “What challenges will we define and which will define us?” It’ll be in the PechaKucha format, which means each speaker gets 20 slides for 20 seconds each. (Downtown)

FRIDAY
Get to festivaling. So. Many. Fests. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Fremont or Kirkland, go Greek in Montlake, or celebrate Italy with a night of wine tasting that’ll kick off Festa Italiana. Can’t fit all that in your Friday? No worries, the fests go through the weekend (and there’s grape-stomping on Saturday and Sunday).

Watch local films. Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings film festival will host artists, conversations, parties, and movies produced by filmmakers in the Northwest for the next nine days. (Capitol Hill)

SATURDAY
Beware of cute animals. It’s Sea Otter Awareness weekend at the Seattle Aquarium, and biologists are giving visitors an inside look at how they keep those adorable little mammals happy (spoiler alert: it involves toys). (Downtown)

Watch a literary drag show. Seattle Public Library is hosting local drag artists and comedians for performances inspired by their favorite banned books. (Capitol Hill)

Judge giant pumpkins. Oh my gourd, local pumpkin growers are bringing in their most impressive fruits (yes, pumpkins are fruits, google it) and weighing them to see who grew the heaviest. And you can sip Elysian Brewery beers while you watch. (Georgetown)

SUNDAY
Go on a scavenger hunt. In the midst of Fremont Oktoberfest, there’s a street scramble that’ll send you all over the neighborhood looking for different checkpoints. Eyes on the prize, y’all, the beer can wait. (Fremont)

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MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES THIS WEEK 👋

Local elections are coming up in November. Do you know who you’re voting for? There are lots of chances to meet your candidates and two of them are this week — keep an eye on the list at the bottom of our election guide so you don’t miss out!

Have a good one. — The Evergrey