What’s going on around Renton? | Events for Oct. 14-29

Friday, Oct. 14

• Free Film Screening for Renton Film Frenzy at Renton Civic Theatre

Support local filmmakers and Renton businesses at a free screening of film submissions from Renton Film Frenzy, a 72-hour film challenge put on by the City of Renton, Seattle Film Summit and Renton Municipal Arts Commission. Starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15

• Comedy at Carco #3 at Carco Theatre

A stand-up show featuring local comedians, headlined by Zoltan Kaszas.

Recommended ages are 16+ for adult content, doors will be open at 7 p.m., showtime will be 8 p.m. Regular tickets are $25, VIP tickets are $40 and include front two row seating and a signed poster.

Tickets are available at EventBrite.com.

• Diwali: Festival of Lights Art Exhibit and Bazaar at Renton Chamber of Commerce

Voice of Planet presents a celebration of Diwali where art vendors and festive photo opportunities will be featured. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 310-986-4280.

• KingCon Day One at Renton Pavilion

A science, cosplay and gaming convention, KingCon is a family-oriented event that will go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first day. Tickets are available at KingConNW.com

Sunday, Oct. 16

• KingCon Day Two at Renton Pavilion

The final day of the science, cosplay and gaming convention will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at KingConNW.com

Tuesday, Oct. 18

• Building DV Awareness in Our Community #3 at Renton Chamber of Commerce

As part of the City of Renton’s program series dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this third event is called “Situational Awareness – Armed Women of America & Responsible Firearm Ownership with Pintos Gun Shop”. Running from 6 to 8:30 p.m., this event is free to attend but requires registration at chamber.gorenton.com/events.

• Free Lunch Pop-Up at Sunset Neighborhood Park

A free lunch event for the unsheltered and those with food insecurities where The Emergency Feeding Program will provide Amazon Fresh ready-to-eat food & drinks, personal hygiene kits, and socks. From 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

• Artist Talk with David Paul Bayles at Renton History Museum

From October 11 to December 9, Bayles’ photography exhibit “Sap In Their Veins” will be on display in the Renton History Museum, showcasing “the lives of PNW loggers during and after the Spotted Owl Controversy in the 1980s.”

An artist talk with Bayles will be on October 20 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23

• “In The Startled Ear Of Night…” A Fall Family Concert at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Featuring the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, this annual fall concert from Allied Arts will showcase a musical Halloween program “that is all over the map, both geographically and stylistically.”

The show will begin at 2 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door or at King & Bunny Appliance on 4608 Sunset Boulevard Northeast or at L.A. Frames on 309 3rd Street. Cash only.

For more information, call 206-772-4010 or visit AlliedArts.com

Friday, Oct. 28

• Truck or Treat Halloween Drive-Thru at Renton Community Center

An alternative to regular trick-or-treating, this event will allow costumed patrons to collect candy from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.

Registration is open until Oct. 27 (or until sold out) and will cost $15 for Renton residents and $18 for non-residents for the four available time slots. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., with the 5-5:45 p.m. slot slated to have reduced noise and flashing lights.

Sign up at RentonWA.gov/register.

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Renton Downtown

For the week leading up to the 29th, ghosts, ghouls and goblins can partake in the Renton Downtown Partnership’s free Halloween scavenger hunt. Simply acquire a map from RentonDowntown.com/halloween and find clues posted in the storefront windows throughout Renton’s downtown. Once completed, the maps must be returned to Gateway Park 510 South 3rd Street on Saturday the 29th between 1 and 4 p.m.