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☝️ The only kind of ghost storytelling producer Ana Sofia is interested in meeting. (📸: Giphy)

WANT TO GO FOR A GHOULS NIGHT OUT?

We wanted to send Ana Sofia, our only reporter, to a local haunted house and report back on its spook factor, but she’s refusing to go because she “hates fun” and “would rather drink 31 pumpkin spice lattes than do that.” ☹️

But then Evergrey street team member David Ussery gave us a great idea: He and his wife (one a haunted house fan, the other not) were game to take on a haunted house together — but why not go with some fellow Evergrey readers?

So we’re opening this up to y’all. » We’re looking for four more thrill-seekers to brave the ultra popular Georgetown Morgue haunted house this Sunday, Oct. 28, between 7 and 10 p.m. We’ll comp your tickets and you’ll tell us all the freaky details of your visit, which we’ll share back in The Evergrey on Halloween, a.k.a. Wednesday, October 31. Here’s what we’ll want to know…

🎃 How you felt about haunted houses before the trip
💀 Your best tip for keeping your cool when you’re scared
🎃 Which creature, costume, or creepy moment startled you most and what happened
💀 The Georgetown Morgue’s scare factor on a scale of one to 5 ghost emojis: 👻

Are you available that day and down to get spooked? Sweet! Fill out this form to let us know you’re interested and why you want to go. We’ll pick the most eager (or reluctant) ghouls for the assignment.

Can’t make it Sunday, but still want to check out Georgetown Morgue? It’s open every day of the week through Nov. 8. Grab tickets here. Want to check out another spot? Here are some more haunted houses (and even some family-friendlier ones!) to check out around the Seattle area.


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NOW HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN YOUR CITY

Parks priced out? The second least-visited public community center in the city is going to close next year. That sounds pretty reasonable, until you consider that the Belltown Community Center serves Seattle’s fastest-growing neighborhoods — Belltown, South Lake Union, and Denny Triangle — and there are not a lot of other places around to do recreational activities on the cheap. The city’s saying that rent is just too high to keep the place open after years of so-so use, but neighbors think — among other things — that the center just wasn’t marketed right. “People in my building didn’t even know about this place,” South Lake Union’s Kendra Smith told the Times. (The Seattle Times)

Come for the babycakes, stay for the democracy. Want to chat about all those measures on your King County ballot? The nonpartisan League of Women Voters is hosting Ballots & Baristas conversation nights tonight at Cupcake Royale locations in Ballard, West Seattle, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and downtown. Even if your ballot is crunchy, the mini-cupcakes — free while supplies last — are sweet. Not in Seattle? Neighbors will also be meeting up in Bellevue, Issaquah Highlands, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Redmond, and Renton. (League of Women Voters)

Thanks, blob. Another persistent ridge of high pressure and “blob” of warm ocean water parked itself in the Gulf of Alaska, and meteorologists say it’s likely the first sign of a mild El Niño winter for the Pacific Northwest. Skiers and snowboarders shouldn’t panic just yet, though; forecasters say this El Niño pattern looks to be weaker than the one that led to record high temperatures and a low snowpack in 2015. (KOMO)

You wanna pizza these? Some of Seattle’s newest restaurants are bringing their A-game to the city’s culinary scene, and you foodies need to be part of it. Among the highlights in Infatuation Seattle’s well-researched roundup? “We’ve found the best slice joint in the city, and it’s [South Park’s] South Town Pie.” 🍕 (Infatuation Seattle)

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KUDOS TO SCOTT 🙏

Today’s local shoutout comes from reader Judy, a cyclist who rides for recreation and fitness.

“Scott Kralik, our veteran bike ride leader, makes every rider feel welcome and leads us on mysterious journeys of discovery, usually ending with good food. He stresses safety and fun, and knows age is no predictor of cycling ability. And he takes a personal interest in each new rider, with an invitation to join the after-celebration at his favorite pub. Folks can identify him by his compact Brompton folding bike, a.k.a. his daily driver (he doesn’t own a car)! PS – he’s been leading weekly summer rides for more than 28 years; his most loyal followers have ridden with him for decades.”

Know someone local who’s made your day a little more awesome? Sure you do! Take a sec to tell us about ‘em here and we’ll let you know when we’ll shout ‘em out in The Evergrey. Stay tuned for more kudos as part of our Giving Guide project, made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP

PARTNER EVENTS

☮️  TOMORROW: Check in with yourself and your business around racial equity at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

📚  Thursday: Learn how to rekindle your curiosity and creativity from an author who’s not f*cking around (Downtown)

🌃  Friday – Saturday: Get involved in a community conversation to talk about solutions for housing our neighbors living homeless (Pioneer Square)

👂  Wednesday Oct. 31: Learn how to be a better, more effective listener at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

🍵  Thursday Nov. 1: Taste teas and learn their history with a pro from Miro Teas at this Foundation event (Ballard)

🍴  Saturday Nov. 3: Learn how to whip up chicken mole with La Cocina School to support El Centro de la Raza with Foundation (Beacon Hill) 🆕

AROUND TOWN

TODAY
🍿  See horror movies that were produced in just two days — through Oct. 31 (Queen Anne and Columbia City)
🎶  Experience a symphony mashup of David Bowie tunes and Wes Anderson flicks (Downtown)


TOMORROW
🎶  Sing along to a musical theatre tribute to Gloria Estefan — through Oct. 28 (Downtown)
💪  Learn how you can support racial equity at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)


THURSDAY
🍿  Check out movies by young filmmakers — through Sunday (Around town)
🎟  Get the chills at an evening of improvised ghost stories (Downtown)
🎨  Peer into the “dark, mystical recesses of the human psyche” at this artsy tour (First Hill)
👋  Nibble on snacks and meet fellow entrepreneurs (Pioneer Square)
💪  Boost your creativity at this Evergrey partner event (Downtown)


FRIDAY
🎃  Dress up and dance it out at a Bollywood Halloween party (Columbia City)
🗣  Learn all about eco-friendly buildings around Seattle — through Saturday (University District)
🍷  Don your best zombie costume and sip Washington wines (Kirkland)
🎟  Support local journalism at The Seattle Globalist’s Globie Awards (Georgetown)
👋  Talk with your neighbors about how we can solve homelessness at this Evergrey partner event — through Saturday (Pioneer Square)

SATURDAY
🎈  Take your costumed little ones out for games and early trick-or-treating at Hilloween (Capitol Hill)
🎟  See “nightmarish aerial acts” at this circus — through Sunday (SoDo)
🎟  Ready your goggles and airships for murder mysteries at this Steampunk gathering — through Sunday (Downtown)
🎃  Level up your costume game for a $1,000 prize at this massive Halloween bash (Queen Anne)
👋  Watch your zombified neighbors dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (Pioneer Square)


SUNDAY
🎟  Let out your inner mycology nerd at the Wild Mushroom Show (Downtown)
🎃  Put a doggone cute costume on your pup and enter ‘em in a contest (Ballard)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. Learn what our emojis mean here, see more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in tomorrow’s newsletter.

‘SCARY SEATTLE STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’

If these crisp fall mornings don’t give you the chills, check out this spooky Seattle send-up from one of our favorite local Instagrammers, @seattlewalkreport.

Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey


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