FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th 7:30pm THRESHOLD THEATER--DWELLING IN POSSIBILITY--FALL FORWARD Dwelling in Possibility....Fall Forward with Threshold Ensemble
Stories about What's Coming from the Future" The return of Threshold, for another intimate evening where your life stories are brought to life by this great improv theater and music ensemble. $15 Donation. Great Food and Drinks--including beer from Fremont Brewing--available. More Info: http://www.thresholdensemble.org/

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th 7:30pm JIM PAGE RETURN CONCERT Seattle's Legendary Bard Poet and Guitarist, Jim Page returns for another evening of original songs, from love songs, to social commentary, to sharp political commentary. Always a treat. A favorite of Bonnie Raitt. No Cover. Donation Appreciated. Great food and drinks--including beer from Fremont Brewing. Hear Jim's music: http://www.myspace.com/seattlejimpage/

We keep serving them up, and you keep asking for another helping. So here they are. There are many bluegrass and old-timey bands in the Northwest, but none quite like PICKLED OKRA. They breathe new life into a classic genre with fresh ideas and playful family charm. Conceived in 2006 by a husband and wife team, Todd and Paisley Gray, playing of mandolin, upright bass, and banjo leaving plenty of room for their rich vocal harmonies. New bandmates, and Alyse Read (banjo) complete the band's rich sound.
Yes they all know their bluegrass licks and aren’t afraid to show them off, and their music is full of ideas borrowed from old time fiddle tunes, jazzy delta blues, pop, rock, reggae and funk as we. No Cover. Donations appreciated. Hear Pickled Okra: http://getokra.com/fr_home.cfm.

Hey, we had so much fun at the last weekend Community Open Mic, we decided to do it again. There is so much talent in our Community. Come Strut you stuff: Music, Poetry, Stories, Dance, Rants, Whatever. No Cover. Sign-up at 7pm Come early. Great Food and Drinks--including beer from Fremont Brewing--available.
OPEN MIC...Strut Your Stuff....Every Wednesday at 7:30pm. it is growing more popular weekly. Come discover all the great talent in our community. Music, Dance, Stories, Poems, Comedy, Whatever. Sign-up is at 7pm. Drink Available.

Writer's Group Now you have two Writer's Groups to choose from: Writing with Marilyn meets every Monday at 7pm and is for those need fun exercises to perk up their creative muse. Writer's Sharing Group is for Writer's already working on something, wanting friendly tips and critiques. Every Tuesday at 7pm.

Dabbling in Discourse -- 'The Onion' goes Booksmart

It's sometimes daunting to join a new book club without knowing exactly into what sort of controlled chaos you're wading. Discovering whether the vibe of the group and its choices will mesh with yours is sometimes a long, occasionally embarrassing process. This, in part, is why book clubs flourish so beautifully online. Yet, web-based book discussion groups have their pitfalls, too: as open as they are to wanderers-in is as vulnerable they are to flamers, trolls and spam. What might begin as a tasteful discussion of Michael Chabon might devolve into a flame war in the blink of the refresh button.

That's why I'm glad to see the vivacious, creative discourse going on at the most unlikely of sites: The Onion. Surprised? Over the last decade the Onion's sister site--the Onion AV Club, made up of media nerds dedicated to parsing every last happening on page and screen--has upped its game and transformed itself into a formidable place for news and discussion. Their author interviews are often more illuminating (and refreshingly casual) than anything you'd read in the NY Times, and their new monthly book discussions--"Wrapped Up in Books"--have a high rate of participation and perspectives.

August's book is the incomparable Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. An apt choice, since Mitchell's newest book--The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet--dropped only a month ago and Atlas is referenced in nearly every review. Grab a copy, speed through and join the diverse conversation over at the AV Club!

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