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Storytelling, ballot studying, and lots and lots of Halloween.
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The New Tropic | Live Like You Live Here

Hi, everyone! Today we are *officially* launched as The Evergrey, the daily Seattle newsletter for people who want to make the most of their city. 🎉 That means we can finally tell the world what we’re doing, and that’s thanks to all your awesome feedback. Keep it coming at hello@theevergrey.com.

The Halloween spirit is in full effect — so let’s get into this week’s events.
15 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK 🎃
MONDAY
Watch a double feature of horror movies. “Evil Dead 2” starts at 5 p.m. and “Army of Darkness” at 8 p.m. Your $6 entry ticket gets you a draft beer or glass of house wine and a happy hour menu is available during both movies. [doors open at 4 p.m., The Triple Door, $6/ticket]

Or: Listen to a reading of “spine-tingling tales” at a bar lounge in First Hill. [8 to 9 p.m., The Hideout, FREE]

TUESDAY
Weigh in on how the city spends your tax dollars at the second and final public hearing on the city budget. Among the hot topics is how much to spend to hire more police, serve the homeless and build more affordable housing (Crosscut has details). Passionate about affordable housing? There’s a Facebook Live with the mayor on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. [5:30 p.m., Council Chambers at 600 4th Ave.]

Or: Learn why journalism should better represent diverse communities. People of color are underrepresented in most newsrooms. Local journalists, including Evergrey cofounder Monica Guzman, will discuss the problem and how we might fix it. [7:30 to 9 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, free for students or $5/ticket]

WEDNESDAY
Dare to enter the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, a local favorite that includes “blood spattered floors” and “body strewn sewers,” according to The Seattle Times. We’re like, hells no. But you do you. [Open from 7 to 10 p.m. October 26 – 31, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., $22/ticket]

THURSDAY
Share a story of a time you felt compelled to do something or take in your fellow Seattleites’ experiences at this month's Fresh Ground Stories event. Reader Miriam Kolker has been attending these for two years and recommends you come early for a good spot. Want to take the stage? Learn how it's done here. [7 to 8:30 p.m., Capitol Hill’s Roy Street Coffee and Tea, FREE]

Or: Get your literary geekiness on with Northwest writers at Lit Crawl Seattle or South Seattle artists, poets and writers at the Emerald Reflections party.

FRIDAY
Ask about this year’s ballot over drinks at this happy hour voting party, featuring Seattlish cofounder Hanna Brooks Olsen, South Seattle Emerald founder Marcus Green, former Mayor Mike McGinn and others. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, FREE]

Or: Throw on your Halloween costume, rent a pair of skates and let loose at Halloween Roller Disco. [9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Southgate Roller Rink, $15/person at the door]

SATURDAY
Learn what it’s like to be Muslim in Seattle at this day-long conference that unpacks Islamophobia and gathers thinkers and community leaders who want to build understanding across religions. [9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $15/ticket includes lunch and resource materials]

Or: Pick your Halloween activity – Trick-or-treat with your kids at the Woodland Park Zoo, dance to killer beats at the Fremonster Spectacular party, or watch a flash mob of Thriller dancers in Pioneer Square.

SUNDAY
Learn what Seattle’s homeless encampments looked like 80 years ago and how the issue became a state of emergency today. This is good historical context for the City Council’s ongoing debates over where homeless encampments should be allowed to exist in the city. [2 to 3 p.m., Seattle Central Library, FREE]
AND COMING UP 📅
Halloween is a week away: On October 31, KEXP is hosting a free open house for all ages with crafts, a photo booth and station tours; Fremont is hosting their annual Trolloween birthday party for the Fremont Troll at 7 p.m.; and Seattle Children’s Museum will host a free indoor trick-or-treating for kids 10 and under.

A storytelling double header: Listen to your fellow Seattleites share stories live at The Moth GrandSLAM on November 16. Then on November 17, watch 16 Seattleites give fast-paced five-minute presentations at the 10th anniversary of Ignite Seattle. Tickets sell out fast to both of these, so be quick.
THANKS FOR HANGING OUT WITH US 🍪
Anika, Monica, Monica's 2 year old, Miriam, Helga, Audrey, Sarah, Emily, Bob, Adam, Traca, Justin, Dexter, AND THE FOOD. (Photo: Ken Christensen)
Thanks to everyone who came to our Saturday potluck honoring all you wonderful beta readers. We were blown away by Seattle artist Marianne Maksirisombat’s gorgeous house, ate tons (read: too much) good food and doodled away in our Evergrey coloring books.

Weren’t able to make it, but want a coloring book? We’ll be working at different coffee shops across the city starting next Monday, so stop by and say hello and we’ll give you your own to take home. Follow us on Twitter to see where we’ll be.
THAT'S IT FOR NOW 👍
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to share out The Evergrey on social media, we’d say today’s launch day is it. Use this link when you share with your friends to get the credit every time someone signs up: https://wherebyus.typeform.com/to/yON7P2?referemail=<<Email Address>>

And thank you all so much for your support this past month. This is going to be fun. 

See you tomorrow! — A&M
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