Break out your hoodies and rain jackets, because it’s Fall in Seattle! There are tons of fun, Halloween-related events happening all around the city this October, so we’ve prepared a list of our favorite events for your consideration.
Thursday, October 4 - Beyonce & Jay-Z @ Centurylink Field
Alright, so it’s not exactly a Halloween event, but we gotta mention up top that Beyonce & Jay-Z are performing together at Centurylink Field. I doubt we need to explain who they are or why you should be interested in attending… just know that the nosebleed seats start at $49. Say hi to budtender Micky if you see her there!
October 5-31 - Georgetown Morgue
Something of a contemporary Halloween tradition in Seattle, the Georgetown Morgue is a haunt that takes place in a former mortuary. The morgue is also the site of the great crematorium massacre, one of the most gruesome unsolved murders in Seattle history (don’t fact check any of that or you’ll be disappointed).
Thursday, October 4 - Weed School: Phat Panda @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session this Thursday! Our buds from Phat Panda will be here from 4-7pm to talk about their consistent and flavorful indoor buds. All Phat Panda products will be 15% off while they’re here!
Saturday, October 6 - #cannabisblackoutday on Instagram
In response to having her Instagram account deactivated 3 times in the last month, local cannabis influencer Bess Byers (@imcannabess) is encouraging cannabis businesses, influencers, and smokers to abstain from using Instagram on October 6. The idea is that hopefully Instagram will observe a drop in overall engagement and attribute it to #cannabisblackoutday.
For additional context, October 6 is Instagram’s birthday, and it’s our social media manager’s birthday too (that’s me 😛). Please sign this petition asking Instagram to stop targeting cannabis businesses, then try to stay off The Gram on Saturday, October 6. Set a reminder on your phone, stoner!
Sunday, October 7 - Cornell: An Everlasting Tribute to Seattle’s Son @ MoPop
A year and a half after we lost Seattle icon Chris Cornell, a life-size bronze statue of the late Soundgarden frontman will be unveiled at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). The unveiling is open to the public from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.
Sunday, October 7 - She Wants Revenge @ The Neptune
LA duo She Wants Revenge is bringing their spooky, danceable, 80s-tinged brand of goth rock to The Neptune!
Tuesday, October 9 - Rick and Morty Trivia @ The Runaway
We all love getting stoned and watching Rick & Morty, but let’s be real, some of the show's superfans are downright insufferable. If you’re feeling masochistic— or if you happen to be one of the aforementioned insufferable superfans— check out Rick and Morty Trivia Night at The Runaway from 7-10pm. Raise your glass to budtender Lahna if you see her there.
October 13-14 - TurkFest @ Seattle Center
Regular readers of Herbn Elements blog know we love to write about any event that involves street food, and with that in mind, we gotta mention TurkFest. Eat döner kebab, drink ayran, and be merry!
Monday, October 15 - GWAR @ Showbox SODO
Known for their over-the-top costumes and outlandish performances which leave audiences soaked in fake blood (among other fake bodily fluids), metal legends GWAR are taking over Showbox SODO for an unforgettable evening of headbanging, gore, and laughs.
Wednesday, October 17 - Serial Killers Live on Stage @ Moore Theater
When we first heard about this event, I was hoping it would be a musical based on infamous serial killers like Ted Bundy or Richard Ramirez, but it’s just a live show for a true crime podcast. Nevertheless, a live taping for a true crime podcast sounds delightful, doesn’t it?!
October 19-21 - Dracula @ International Ballet Theater
Imagine Count Dracula, but, like, with tights and those flat-toed ballet shoes. International Ballet Theater’s stage production of Dracula offers an elegant and original take on Bram Stoker’s classic story that the whole family can enjoy.
October 19-31 - This is Halloween @ Triple Door
It’s anyone’s guess why The Nightmare Before Christmas still hasn’t been adapted into a Tony-winning broadway musical by now, but apparently Disney is capable of forgoing a potential revenue stream. Thankfully, Can Can's yearly production of “This Is Halloween” has become a modern Halloween tradition in Seattle. Enjoy a spooktacular evening of live music, dancing, dinner, and cocktails.
Sunday, October 21 - SHRIEK! Pet Sematary @ Naked City Brewery
As a part of their on-going discussions of gender and minorities in horror films, SHRIEK is hosting a screening of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and following it a thoughtful conversation.
Thursday, October 25 - Danzig: 30th Anniversary @ Showbox SODO
Glenn Danzig, legendary frontman for The Misfits, is headlining Showbox SODO with his eponymously named band to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Soak up the signature baritone vocals and haunting guitar riffs that perfectly capture the spirit of adult Halloween.
Friday, October 26 - Prohibition Sucks: A Vampire Speakeasy @ The Factory Luxe
Organized by budtender Kristina, Prohibition Sucks is a Halloween event set in the roaring 20s. Without giving anything away, this event will feature lots of exciting theatrical elements that you won’t want to miss!
Friday, October 26 - FreakNight @ WaMu theater
A Halloween festival featuring carnival rides and musical performances, FreakNight is always one of Seattle’s most anticipated raves. Wait, did I say rave? I meant party— not rave. They’re gonna have live performances by Steve Aoki, Marshmello, Knife Party, and several other EDM artists, but make no mistake, it’s totally not a rave.
Bring lots of gum, water, and Vick’s vaporub, but don’t even think about bringing anything illegal— including marijuana— because narcotics officers will be there to search attendees thoroughly. Also, cigarette smoking and vapes aren’t allowed... even outdoors. Oh, and there are no ins-and-outs. [Honestly, it sounds like prison would be less restrictive, but otherwise] Have fun!
Saturday, October 27 - Seattle Thrillers @ Occidental Park
It’s kind of a shame that our education system never replaced the square dancing curriculum with Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance, because that would have been infinitely more useful in our adult lives. Anyway, enjoy a free performance of the famous zombie dance by the Seattle Thrillers at 3pm in Occidental Park.
Next year, consider meeting up with the Seattle Thrillers in early September to learn the dance and be a part of the 2019 performance!
Saturday, October 27 - Fremonster Spectacular @ Fremont Foundry
Featuring a night club style dance floor, a full bar, gogo dancers, Theo chocolate, and a costume contest, the Fremonster Spectacular is a raging Halloween party that you won’t want to miss! Tickets sell out every year though, so buy yours ASAP.
Wednesday, October 31 - Budtender Costume Contest @ Herbn Elements
Our employees are dressing up as part of our annual Halloween celebration. Vote on your favorite budtender costume, and the winner(s) will receive a special treat (and/ or trick).
Thanks for reading our October 2018 edition of Seattle Events! Be sure to visit our Lake City dispensary for all your smoking & dabbing needs, and don’t forget to visit your local drug store on November 1st to stock up on discounted Halloween candy.
Article by Ramsey Doudar; an in-house marketing and social media strategist at Herbn Elements. Ramsey's perspective is influenced by 2 years of budtending, 5 years as a cannabis industry marketing professional, and 10+ years of being a super picky medical patient.