The Weekend Guide

bluebird microcreamery!

Ice cream, you scream.

Bluebird Microcreamery

What: The beloved Capitol Hill ice cream shop opens a second location on Phinney Ridge.
Why: Local, organic, artisan cream in flavors like pumpkin, Theo Chocolate chunk, and Cafe Vita. Beer floats debut soon.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 7400 Greenwood Ave. N., at N. 74th St. (206-588-1079).

Seattle Restaurant Week

What: The semiannual eat-out extravaganza returns with more than 150 participating restaurants serving $28 prix fixe dinners (and some $15 lunches).
Why: Chow down for cheap at RN74, Luc, Anchovies & Olives, and Spring Hill.
When: Sun.-Thurs. & Oct. 23-27.
Where: Various locations around Seattle and the Eastside.

The Urban Farm Handbook

What: Local authors Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols examine every angle of urban homesteading (from growing to preparing food) in their new release ($25).
Why: You’ve always wanted to grow an herb garden and/or raise goats.
When: Now.
Where: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. (206-624-6600).


What: Georges Bizet’s sexy French thriller set in Spain opens at Seattle Opera.
Why: Jealousy, passion, and a dysfunctional relationship done right.
When: Thru Oct. 29.
Where: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (206-733-9725). Tickets ($123-$191) online at seattleopera.org.

Photo: jasonlam / Flickr

7400 Greenwood Ave N
@ N 74th St
Seattle, WA 98103
1521 10th Ave
@ E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109