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Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

Feeling Crabby? Consider a road trip out of town this weekend for what is regarded as one of the top seafood festivals in North America, the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. Beginning this Friday, the three-day celebration is filled with Washington state history, food, aquaculture, and maritime traditions as well as Native American art and music. While you’re there, see if you can help the festival beat last year’s record of more than eight tons of Dungeness crab served. More information available online.

Auburn Symphony Season Opener

Help the Auburn Symphony usher in its new season with a rendition of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. The music will be accompanied by Seattle artist Adrian Wyard’s visuals, and Auburn School District student art inspired by Mussorgsky’s work will be available for viewing in the lobby. Stop by an hour before to enjoy a pre-concert talk about the program with Music Director Wesley Shultz and KING FM Host Dave Beck. Box office ticket sales start an hour before the show, or order your tickets online.

Olympia Third Thursday

Enjoy special discounts, extended happy hours, book signings, live music, art displays, and more on Oct. 17 during Olympia’s Third Thursday. While you’re there, compete with others by visiting participating businesses throughout downtown Olympia to obtain specific letters that combine to make a phrase. Can’t make it out this Thursday? No problem, it’s a regular event held on the third Thursday of each month. Visit Olympia Downtown Alliance online for more information.