Events that missed the October Flyer Listings

This is a reminder that our monthly newsletter, the SFS Flyer, is dependent on you (the organizers, fans, and volunteers) to submit events for our Folk Calendar.  Please send short listings of folk and traditional music, dance or arts to by the 15th of the previous month for inclusion (Regular contributors should set up to enter your events through our web page from the Member Events link)
Here are a few events that missed being listed in October:
Sunday, October 7 – CroatiaFest 12-8pm The Armory at Seattle Center (free!)
An annual celebration of Croation heritage and culture, with music and dance performances and traditional food.

Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 – With special thanks to Sue Truman and The Crankie Factory, Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present the 4th Crankie Festival!
8pm each night, 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 
This unique folk art combines live music with storytelling and shadow puppetry. These hand-crafted scrolls are mounted in boxes and stories unroll as they crank along. 
Our 4th Crankie Fest features a fabulous line up of artists, each with their own style of music and visual artistry. This special event features the talents of:
Dejah Léger
Alex MacLeod
AND Special Guests: Holler and Glen (Oct. 19th) / Kelsey Nelson (Oct. 20th)
Tickets here:       The NW Puppet Center 

October 19 – 21 – The Seattle Storytellers Guild joins with the Story People of Clallam County to host the 24th Annual Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, WA, the weekend of October 19 – 21. Join us for performances by some of the world’s best tellers, as well as storytelling workshops, story swaps, and more. This is THE storytelling festival for the Pacific Northwest. Tickets are on sale at the Story People’s website:

Saturday, October 20 –   Benefit Concert featuring Just Us Singers – Beth Brunton, Mike Wold, Kris Zawisza, Linda Anderson.  Songs for a Just World – Come Sing Along!  4 pm, Jackson Place CoHousing Dining Room, 800 Hiawatha Place S., 98144.  Free event; all donations go to Yes for clean energy I-1631 and S. Seattle Climate Action Network.  Contact:  Mike Wold,, 206-769-4204.

Saturday October 20  –  The Gary Stroutsos Ensemble: An Evening of British Folk Pop 7:30 – 9:30 PM – Immanual Lutheran Church 1215 Thomas St
The Gary Stroutsos Ensemble will explore their own arrangements of the timeless songs of Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, King Crimson, Traffic along with traditional UK British Folk music themes and spoken word. International recording artist Gary Stroutsos grew up with the flute sounds of Ian Anderson and Ray Thomas, and these influences became the foundation for his long-standing career with world flute sounds. $25 This is a benefit for Immanuel Community Services. 20% discount for church members (discount code available at church). See for more info.

Saturday,October 27 – Spirit of Hungary – 1848 The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble – 7:30 PM Neptune Theater 1303 NE 45th St, Seattle
An exclusive dance and music performance to commemorate the brave spirit of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against oppression of the Austrian, Habsburg Monarchy; and celebrate the vibrant and energetic folklore of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes) is one of Hungary’s most important professional folkdance companies, which has toured on every Continent of the world with great success and acclaim. The Ensemble’s appearance in North America is a rare opportunity to witness Hungarian dance culture at its best.