Here is the sad truth. You aren’t going to be able to see the aurora borealis from Capitol Hill. But you can check out the celestial events at the monthly Blitz! Capitol Hill Arts Walk. Details on tonight’s walk and things to do for the rest of the weekend, below. Add your Capitol Hill events to the free(!) CHS Calendar here.
We suggest starting your March tour of the second Thursday tradition at the base of the Hill at Faire Gallery. Its their birthday month, after all. With 42 contributing local organizations, the Blitz! list promises a hefty, art saturated hike. View the entire venue list here. Here are a few highlights. More here via @blitzarts
THE HUNDREDTH QUILT – LUKE HAYNES at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar 6P
Join Vermillion Art Gallery in celebrating Luke Haynes first retrospective. Haynes creates large scale quilts that incorporate the fabric into the composition. The canvas and the subject matter become symbiotic as each bring their own story to the work. Questioning the once feminine gendered art of quilt-making, Haynes re appropriates this media at times by incorporating stereotypically masculine subject matter. Haynes work finds its roots in Southern American culture, yet expands beyond in subject matter, to incorporate modern themes.
Behind the Scenes / Off the Path: Richard Busch at Ghost Gallery 5P
Do you like music? Specifically Mick Jagger or Joe Cocker? Check out D.C. based photographer Richard Busch. His black and white photography documents moments in rock history. Busch has been featured in big name publications such as LIFE, and The New York Times. The show goes on until April 9th, and is also available online for your visual pleasure , but if you’re in walking distance, don’t be a slacker.
GRAMMY Electronic Mixer feat. NATASHA KMETO, 214, SEAN MAJORS & NORDIC SOUL at Electric Tea Garden 6P
Put on by those guys at Decibel, TRASHED, ETG and The PNW Chapter of The Recording Academy, GRAMMY is a treat for those interested in music of the electronic persuasion. Not only that, but ETG is also providing a sign up table for the PNW Chapter for the Recording Academy, door prizes, live visual art by TRACER VISUALS, as well as a chance to meet and mingle with music professionals over free drinks. Say what? How could this not be a good idea?
Now, On the List:
Thursday, March 8
- Blitz!: Capitol Hill Art Walk featuring David Beckle 5P at 707 E. Pike St
- Corazon del Toro: The Wines of Frontaura 5:30P at Vino Verite
- Trojan Women continues at Broadway Performance Hall. All weekend.
- GRAMMY Electronic Mixer feat. NATASHA KMETO, 214, SEAN MAJORS & NORDIC SOUL 6P at Electric Tea Garden
- “Cheap Beer and Prose” 7P at The Richard Hugo House
- PENETRATION: The Official Capitol Hill Art Walk After Party 9P at The Sole Repair Shop
- Overpass demolition to close SR 520 Bridge – Mainline SR 520 and all connected ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Belevue will be closed from 11PM Friday March 9, to 5AM Monday, March 12.
- LE FROCK’S SEMI-ANNUAL DOT SALE!! 10AM-5P at Le Frock
- The Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs Panel Discussion 7:30P at Town Hall Seattle
- Bottleneck Lounge Turns Five! 8PM at Bottleneck Lounge (2328 E. Madison St)
- Fireball Friday Dance Party!!! 9P at Wildrose
- Punchline Fridays :::Open Mic::: 8:30P at Jai Thai on Broadway
Join us at The BottleNeck Lounge this Friday night as we ring in our Fifth Anniversary!
We’ll be featuring a special drink menu highlighting the Top Five Hair of The Dog Drinks of All Time and tossing back (with tremendous class of course)
$5 glasses of Bubbly all night long!
Whether you’re an old school regular or you’ve just spent your first evening on our barstool, we want to celebrate with you!
- Time Travelers’ Rummage Sale at All Pilgrims Church:
The Time Travelers’ Rummage Sale returns!
If you need costume accessories for Norwescon, Sakuracon or just for fun, this is a great place to shop.
Noon – 6:00 PM
All Pilgrims Church
500 Broadway East (lower level)
Admission is FREE!
- PageBoy release party
- Real Comet Retrospective at Fantagraphics
- Massage for your Athlete 10AM-3PM at Discoverypoint School of Massage
- iPhoneography Workshop 10AM at Youth In Focus
- International Women’s Day Celebration 11AM-4P at Westlake Park
- Childrens Storytime 11:30AM at The Elliott Bay Book Company
- Cap Hill Trivia Crawl 3PM at The Corner of Broadway and East Republican
- Bake n Bowl: A Bake Sale n’ Bowling Event 1PM-4PM at West Seattle Bowl
- Zubatto Syndicate, Reptet and Spekulation 8PM at Neumos
- BrushOff!!! 9P at Wildrose
Sunday, March 11
- Spring forward. Turn your clocks ahead one hour at 2a!
- Jazz History and Appreciation Lectures 10AM-5PM at Halo