Randy Ford, creator of Queen Street, onstage this weekend at Seattle's Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
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Randy Ford, creator of Queen Street, onstage this weekend at Seattle's Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Credit: photo courtest Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas

Beerfests and the autumnal equinox: Marcie Sillman's weekend culture picks September 20-22

Autumn arrives on Sunday evening, but the Seattle-area fall arts season is already in full swing.

KUOW’s Arts and Culture reporter Marcie Sillman offers these weekend highlights.

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riday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22

Final weekend at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Of note: the home arts exhibition on the second floor of the Pavilion, just inside the Gold Gate entrance.


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riday, September 20

The long-awaited (by fans) theatrical release of “Downton Abbey,” starring most of the original PBS cast members, including Dame Maggie Smith. In theaters around the region.


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riday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22

Fremont’s annual Oktoberfest, billed as Seattle’s largest beer festival. Featuring more than 100 beers, plus a lineup of activities.


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riday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22

Kirkland offers the Eastside’s Oktoberfest featuring the usual beers, games and a dog race.


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riday, September 20 to Saturday, September 21

Queen Street,” at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, presented by the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. An evening of performance by gender non-conforming artists of color, created by Randy Ford.

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riday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22

Saint Demetrios Greek Church in Seattle presents its annual festival, featuring traditional music, dance and food.


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aturday, September 21

Smithsonian Museums has designated this as National Museum Day, and dozens of Northwest institutions will offer free admission with a ticket. Participating museums include Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Museum of Glass, MOHAI, MOPOP, and the Museum of Flight among many others.

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aturday, September 21

Bid farewell to summer and celebrate autumn’s arrival with the Fremont Arts Council at Luminata, featuring lanterns, illuminated costumes, and other festivities starting at Green Lake’s Aqua Theater.