Complete your absentee ballot and elect to get out of the house.
Monkey World Launch Party
What: Go ape for local artist Matthew Porter’s fanciful 2008 calendar and free Trophy Cupcakes.
Why: Monkey see, monkey do.
When: Sat., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E. Pine St. (206-325-1592).
Goodwill Glitter Sale
What: Stockpiled vintage designer clothes, eveningwear, and jewelry to benefit the charity’s free job training and education programs.
Why: Finds as good as gold.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1400 S. Lane St. (206-860-5711).
What: Seattle women chefs, fashion gurus, business retailers, and beauty experts showcase their wares and wisdom.
Why: Get some satisfaction.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pike St. Annex, 800 Pike St., at Eighth Ave. (206-282-0173).
Dine Around Seattle
What: Month-long promotion has restos like Serafina, Nishino, and Eva offering prix fixe meals on the cheap.
Why: See how low they can go.
When: Thru Nov. 29.
Where: Here, there, and everywhere.
Pranzo! at The Pink Door
What: Shop the market, prepare a feast, and sip on superb Italian wines with chef Steve Smrstik in the tradition of an authentic Italian lunch.
Why: Si mangia bene, molto bene.
When: Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley (206-443-3241).
What: Seattle’s favorite troubadour performs with opening acts Jesse Sykes, Whalebones, and Slender Means.
Why: Give the weekend a rocky start.
When: Thurs., doors at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox at The Market, 1426 First Ave. (206-628-3151). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.