Summer, summer, summertime. Good-night sweet Fresh Prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. It’s getting Seattle hot out there — plan for plenty of drama in the park. Friday, Shakespeare arrives in Volunteer Park followed by a weekend of the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival.
Details on the performances and more, below, in this week’s On the List. Have something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar.
- Blitz! Capitol Hill Arts Walk 5:30 – 8:30P — July Capitol Hill Arts Walk Heat Map — More than 40 events (and 1 closure)
- “The Punks are Writing Love Songs” 7P at Richard Hugo House
- quiet Presents subUrbia by Eric Bogosian 7:30 at Seattle Central Community College — including *outside* shows in the Seattle Central plaza at Pine and Broadway.
- Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Presents KING LEAR July 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 pm at Seattle University’s Lee Center for the Arts
- THE LORAX LOVES YESLER TERRACE: A COMMUNITY POTLUCK 5P at Broadway and Yesler
- Grand Illusion (part of 35mm: The Celluloid Dream) at Northwest Film Forum (runs 7/13 – 7/19)
- GreenStage presents Henry VIII 7P at Volunteer Park
Power struggles at the court of King Henry VIII, pomp and pageantry, behind-the-scenes scheming, suspense, and intrigue mark this fascinating history of one of England’s most complex and notorious kings. The final play of Shakespeare’s life is broadly human, focused on the moral tension of leadership and the humility that comes with governance.
- Unfinished Spaces at Northwest Film Forum (runs from 7/13 – 7/15) Special introduction by architect and author John Loomis opening night!
- “What I Saw” by Jack McCarthy: Book Release and Party 7:30P at The Richard Hugo House
- Parallel Lives 8P at Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave.
- Pike/Pine Walking Tour by SAF 10AM, outside Broadway Performance Hall
- There Goes The Gayborhood 10AM Meets at the Fountain at Cal Anderson Park
- Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival 12P – 9P at Volunteer Park. Continues Sunday.
- World’s Fair Books 2P – 4P at Elliott Bay Book Co.
Share your 1962 Seattle’s World’s Fair stories, souvenirs and questions with local authors and fair experts, July 14 2-4 p.m. at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle.Presentation on Space Needle: Spirit of Seattle by Knute Berger at 2 p.m., followed by an open forum with Berger, authors Paula Becker & Alan J. Stein, The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy and Jim Lynch, Truth Like the Sun. Free. Co-sponsored by Arosa Café of Madison Park which will provide a “World’s Fair Belgian Waffle” tasting.
- CakeSpy Shop hosts a benefit for Cafe Racer
- Celebrate Bastille Day in Madison Valley
- Babeland celebrates its annual summer sale with DJ Status Aparatus
- Sprout Seattle 7 6P – 9:30P at All Pilgrims Christian Church
- The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – Abbey of St. Joan Turns 16! 6P – 8P at Piecora’s Pizza
- DASSdance: Untitled, 1982 8P at Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue
- Broadway Farmers Market 11AM – 3P at Seattle Central Community College
- Anne-Marie Kinney and Karolina Waclawiak 4P at Elliott Bay Book Co.
- Poetry + Motion: My America 6:30P at Town Hall Seattle