The month-long ArtsCrush festival spans all disciplines, including dozens of events at venues up and down Puget Sound, from Tacoma to Bellingham. A massive schedule begins with today's Sparks of Glory performance/lecture by classical quintet Music of Remembrance, whose Mina Miller will speak on SAM's ongoing baseball show (Our National Game) and the importance of Jackie Robinson to both blacks and Jews as a symbol of postwar integration and tolerance. If that sounds a little heavy, it is. But among cheerier Seattle highlights are Sight and Sound BREW, a poetry/viz mash-up at Gallery 110 (Oct. 8); a group reading from the Seattle7Writers at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (Oct. 15); special date nights at several different venues; and Show and Tell, a collection of embarrassing childhood stories from comedian Emmett Montgomery and other locals at Richard Hugo House (Oct. 20). Festival continues through Oct. 31. T. BONILLA

Sat., Oct. 1, 2 p.m.; Oct. 2-31, 2011

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