Halloween is fast approaching — here are some ideas for your costume, plus other activities this weekend, Oct. 21-23, 2016.

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1. Nail down a Halloween costume

This Halloween, sexy costumes are out. “People are looking for silly or gory instead of the French maid,” said Shana Danger Iverson of novelty store Archie McPhee in Wallingford. Here are some costume trends this year and some Halloween hairstyle ideas.

2. Then head to EMP

The museum will host a Fashionably Undead Prom, a night of ghastly costumes (and a costume contest, of course), dancing, pizza, punch and admission to the museum’s exhibit, “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film.”

Chris Elford co-owns No Anchor, the new Belltown beer bar that’s getting lots of well-deserved buzz for its lineup of cult and unusual brews with tasting notes such as a “face-melting guitar solo of a triple IPA.”  (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

3. Seattle beer geeks, rejoice!

No Anchor in Belltown is finally here for you, with 17 beers on tap — not the widest selection compared to giant beer halls, but it’s some of the best beer around.

4. Appreciate fall foliage

In case you missed last week’s Japanese Maple Viewing Festival due to inclement weather (aka the mega-storm that wasn’t), there’s one this weekend as well. Here’s a preview of what you could capture. The time is also ripe to scavenge for mushrooms out in the wild. As one person described it, “It’s like an adult Easter egg hunt.” If you’re a beginner, be sure to tag along with an expert on your first trip.

The wings at Richard Sherman’s Wingstop come in classic or boneless, an array of wing packages and many different flavors. His favorites: garlic parmesan and teriyaki.  (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

5. Try a Seahawk’s wings

How much does Richard Sherman like hot wings? Enough to open a Wingstop in West Seattle. “Out of 10, I’d probably say I’m at eight and a half in my love for chicken,” he says. The Seahawks also play the Cardinals Sunday night — catch up on the previews here.

Need more suggestions? Check out our 2016 Fall Arts Guide, a curated list of arts and entertainment around the city this season, and subscribe to our Weekender newsletter. Have a great weekend!


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