Westside Stories: October 2018

There’s more than enough to explore on the Eastside, but you might consider crossing Lake Washington for these Seattle specialties.

Thrilling New Space Needle Views

Seattle’s familiar skyline icon has a brand-new look. The 605-foot-tall structure has undergone renovations that include the replacement of walls, barriers, stairs, and more. However, the most eye-catching, stomach-dropping addition to the Space Needle is a new revolving glass floor, called The Loupe. Visitors can now stand 500 feet above the ground, taking in downward views of the city and the structure itself. And a little higher up, the observation decks have expanded views, too. Go in the evening, and stop by the Atmos Wine Bar at sunset for a drink.

 

Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo

Blake Handley

Aside from the animals — including two adorable new red panda cubs — there’s another reason to visit the Woodland Park Zoo this month: Brew at the Zoo. From 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 4, more than 60 breweries will serve up beers and ciders at indoor and outdoor stations around the zoo. Tickets cost $34-$60 and include beverage tastings, animal encounters, and admission to the Humboldt penguin exhibit. All proceeds benefit the zoo. 21+. zoo.org

 

A LEGO Builder’s Dream

LEGO

Todd Van Hoosear

Do you love LEGO? Then BrickCon 2018 might just be a little slice of heaven for you. Thousands of incredibly intricate models will be on display Oct. 6-7 at the Seattle Exhibition Hall. Those who want to practice their own LEGO skills can visit the Building Zone, where appropriately sized LEGO bricks will be provided for babies, kids, and adults to play with for the day. brickcon.org

 

Northwest Event Show

Northwest Event Show

Alabastro Photography

More than 2,500 corporate planners are expected to attend the 27th annual Northwest Event Show presented by Butler Events on Oct. 16 at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event, themed “Where Innovators and Influencers Connect,” will feature 250 booths exhibiting event and hospitality services, such as live entertainment and catering options, decor ideas, and venue locations. Registration required. nweventshow.com

 

A Festival of Light

Borealis

Courtesy Maxin10sity

We can’t usually see the northern lights in the Pacific Northwest, but from Oct. 11-14, Seattleites and visitors to the city will be treated to a similarly magical show. Borealis Festival of Light — a free, outdoor art competition utilizing video mapping projections — will take place outside MOHAI in Lake Union Park. The festival, produced in association with Maxin10sity, will also include a walking tour of additional art installations, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, and live music. borealisfestivaloflight.com

 

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