Farmboat Fall Floating Market
What: A dockside farmers market hearkens to the days of the Mosquito Fleet’s waterway transport of island produce, handmade pies, pickles, and preserves.
Why: Get your locally sourced goods fresh from the boat — as Seattleites did a century ago.
When: Wed., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. (206-355-0133).
What: Up to 70 percent off Maiya’s dresses in simple silhouettes and brightly colored abstract prints.
Why: David Lerner’s snazzy basics (leggings, tanks, T-shirts) are also up to 50 percent off.
When: Your Sunday brunch wardrobe needs some sprucing up.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
French Conversation Table
What: Capitol Hill’s favorite French hangout teams up with Seattle Language Academy to host a casual, drop-in language lesson every other Wednesday at a table in the back room.
Why: You’re warming up to the idea of Paris in the spring.
When: Wed., 3-5 p.m.
Where: Cafe Presse, 1117 12th Ave. (206-709-7674). Admission is free.
Whiskey Tasting at The Bookstore Bar
What: The classed-up hotel bar teaches a lesson ($30, plus tax and tip) in single-malt Ardbeg whiskeys from Islay, Scotland (including a 10 year), and pairs them with appetizers from the Library Bistro.
Why: Learn your way around peat-fueled, smoky sips — or at least pretend to while you get tipsy.
When: Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: Alexis Hotel, 1007 First Ave. (206-624-4844). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Awesome’s Savory Onyx Machine
What: See the theatrical septet perform in a downtown storefront during lunch hour for free.
Why: Observe an abstract sonic demonstration (straddling the line between “boardroom meeting and seance”) that aims to tackle an imaginary fire using spiritual methods.
When: Tues., 12:30 p.m.
Where: 610 Second Ave.