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Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway
What: Fashion’s Night Out kicks off with a runway show, gifts, and giveaways ($1,000 shopping spree) at Pacific Place.
Why: See and shop fall styles from Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Mario’s, Baby & Co., The Finerie, Alhambra, and others.
When: Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: 600 Pine St. (206-405-2655). Tickets ($75-$125) at rockstherunway.eventbrite.com.
Seattle Design District Sidewalk Sale
What: Retailers and interior designers offload stylish stock at this second annual event.
Why: Pick from furniture, lighting, textiles, and more from vendors such as Picture Source, Daniel Briggs, Haystack Antiques, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, and Terris Draheim.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sixth Ave. S., at S. Orcas St.
What: Workshops, demonstrations, and shopping abound at Seattle Tilth’s annual fair.
Why: Make cheese, press apples into cider, chat with beekeepers, swap goods, and jam to local music.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Meridian Playground, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
The Tallest Man on Earth
What: Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson shares songs from his latest album, There’s No Leaving Now.
Why: His sparse, finger-picking folk sound has drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan.
When: Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave. (206-682-1414). Tickets ($20) at stgpresents.org.
What: See paintings of rural American landscapes, many inspired by the Beijing-born, Seattle-based artist’s visits to eastern Washington.
Why: Rolling wheat fields, abandoned barns, and lonely stop signs have never been so compelling.
When: Thru Oct. 2.
Where: Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Ave. (206-223-0273).
Photos: Courtesy of Nordstrom