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While the Georgetown Morgue's haunted house will be scary, we're guessing they won't have these sweet dance moves. (📹: Giphy)

BON BOOOYAGE

Thirty of you self-proclaimed thrill-seekers and scaredy cats applied to be part of our ghouls’ night out earlier this week, but we had only six tickets to give away. (And no, we still couldn’t convince Evergrey storytelling producer Ana Sofia Knauf to face her fears — or, as she calls it, “sensible life choices.”)

So let’s hear from our haunted house crew about why they want to get spooked…

🎃 “I’m a very paranoid person who constantly thinks about getting murdered so I like to think these types of events train me for a potential real life encounter with a Jason or Freddie. I’m a scaredy cat but there’s something comforting about being scared in a safe space. I probably sound like a big weirdo but pick me because I’m a haunted house expert.”
Nicole Belanger

👻 “I’m a newbie in town. From Miami, now I work for the dark lord *Amazon smiley face appears, produces a deep slow laugh, disappears slowly*. Was this a real morgue?  If so, that’s terrible. Don’t want to be afraid of most things in the dark anymore, so sign me up?”
Ellie Vasquez

💀 “My stupid buddy’s been up my tailpipe to go to a haunted house. On and on she cries how NO ONE wants to go with her!! POOR BAYYY-🐝😆. … I hope GM scares the sh*t out a her! Lol! She’s one of my best buds and we rub each other constantly! She would ❤️ this Halloween scare ’em stuff.”
Michael Falcon

🎃 “My partner wanted to go with me last year (they LOVE haunted houses), and I was super freaked out. So when the lines were too long I was relieved! I’d love to participate in this little experiment and challenge myself, plus do something that my sweetie wants to do to show up for them. :)”
Elyse Gordon

👻 “I went to Georgetown Morgue 3 years ago with [an ex-girlfriend] and some friends, and it did not meet expectations, mainly because there were so many people there, and they didn’t space us apart sufficiently, so we saw all the scary stuff happen to other people before it got to us. I’d love to try it again and give the house a chance to redeem itself! … I want it to be better this time. I want to be genuinely scared and pee my pants a little and cling to my current SO and maybe be frightened enough to try and run out of the house.”
Natalie Griffin

Want to hear all the creepy details from Nicole, Ellie, Michael, Elyse, her partner Sunni, and Natalie? Stay tuned for our extra special Halloween newsletter on Wednesday


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

‘It’s easy to say resist. It’s hard to actually do it.’ The Seattle Globalist, a local nonprofit news org, named undocumented activist Maru Mora-Villalpando their Globalist of the Year. Why? Because Maru’s a fierce, outspoken critic of our national and local immigration enforcement and detention programs. The biggest lesson she’s learned in her years of activism: “We have nothing to lose.” The Globalist is celebrating Maru tonight at Georgetown Ballroom. (The Seattle Globalist)

Cheese whiz. Food critic Jacob Uitti is a self-described Emerald City cheese expert — and he’s rounded up some of his faves for you queso cravers. Want something stinky? Grab the Alsatian Munster from DeLaurenti Food & Wine in Pike Place Market. Have a hankering for cheesy soup? He wants you to order the French onion soup at Greenwood’s Gainsbourgh. Want cheesy pasta? Jacob recommends finding where SoDo’s Foodz catering is serving it out of a whole dang cheese wheel. 😱 (Seattle Weekly)

A different kind of BYOB. The November 6 election is creeping up on us quick. Still need help making heads or tails of your ballot? Beacon Hill’s El Centro de la Raza is hosting an all-day Bring Your Own Ballot party to help you cast an informed vote. They’ll also have Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Arabic interpreters around to help out. The party starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. and goes until 7 p.m. Thanks for the tip, Laura Clise! (El Centro de la Raza)

Speaking of voting… Still not registered to vote or know someone who still needs to? It’s not too late. You can register in-person at a county elections office until Monday — and it’s your absolute last chance. Get it done at the Election Annex in King County Administration Building in downtown Seattle and the county election headquarters in Renton. Have your ballot filled out, but not sure what to do? Curbed Seattle has all the deets. Happy voting, all. 🗳 (Seattle Transit Blog, Curbed Seattle)

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KUDOS TO SONJIA 🙏

Today’s kudos comes from reader Kim Mulligan, who’s sending a shout-out to a Greenwood Post Office staffer named Sonjia:

“She is constantly cheerful, efficient and goes out of her way to be helpful. She a petite spark plug with a stand up comedian inside. I’ve seen her handle the holiday waiting lines cracking jokes while acknowledging the bummer of a line. People arrive grumpy and after her interactions leave with a smile on their face. She seems to never be depleted of her positive and caring energy.”

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

🌃  TODAY & TOMORROW: 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)

✍️  Wednesday Nov. 7: Hack your brain to boost your productivity at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square) 🆕

💰  Wednesday, Nov. 7:  Get tips on how to negotiate like a boss at this Foundation workshop (Queen Anne) 🆕

AROUND TOWN

TODAY
🎃  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)
🎃  Get spooked by your neighbors’ scariest stories at this open mic night (Capitol Hill) 🆕
🎃  Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Seattle Art Museum and see Oaxacan-inspired sand art (Downtown) 🆕
💃  Call a babysitter and spend the night dancing among glowy, tropical plants (Capitol Hill) 🆕

 

TOMORROW
🎈  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)
🎃  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)
🎈  Let your little ones boogie at this kids monster mash party (International District) 🆕
👋  Stand with your transgender neighbors at this protest (Capitol Hill) 🆕
💡  Learn about what’s on your ballot with El Centro de la Raza (Beacon Hill) 🆕
🎃  Hit the dance floor with fellow queer and trans people of color (Othello) 🆕
🎃  Shake your booty at this “twerk or treat” dance party (Capitol Hill) 🆕


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)
🎈  Take the fam to the aquarium to see underwater pumpkin carving (Downtown) 🆕
🎃  Go on a scary dash around the park and eat some pumpkin bread (Seward Park) 🆕
🎃  Bring your little monsters trick-or-treating on the waterfront (Downtown) 🆕
🍿  Catch class Halloween flick Hocus Pocus and sing along (Central District) 🆕
🤓  Get your geek on at GeekGirlCon (Downtown) 🆕

 

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.

WE DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE IT A BIG DEAL, BUT…

On Wednesday, The Evergrey officially turned two. 🎂 To celebrate, we got a little nostalgic about our first birthday over in this Facebook thread where we asked why you Evergrey. Here’s some handwritten notes from last year’s party…

How are we feeling about our second trip around the sun? Proud of the stories we get to tell and extremely grateful that we get to hang out with more than 10,000 of you every morning.

Want to party it up with us in person? » RSVP for our birthday party, which is at 7 p.m. on November 29 at Optimism Brewing in Capitol Hill.

Have a great weekend, Seattle. — The Evergrey


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