The biggest event on Capitol Hill this weekend is Saturday’s Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run at Volunteer Park and surrounds starting at 9A. Street closures will snarl traffic until around 1P so you had just as well join the walk as try to drive anywhere before then. The after party at Volunteer Park includes music, snacks, and celebration.
Seattle Fringe, a “festival of strange and possibly sublime theater,” started Wednesday and continues through Sunday at Annex Theater, Odd Duck Theater, Century Ballroom, and Northwest Film forum.
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- Raygun Lounge opens, sort of. No food or beer/wine yet but non-alcohol bevs available. Hot food and alcoholic beverages to follow the licensing paperwork.
- Within a Gaze: an art show opening of prints and installation pieces by Ryan Miller, plus a promise of chicken curry. 5P – 10P at Arabica Lounge.
- Free GLBT Legal Clinic offers 30 minutes of free consultation 7 – 9P. Call 206-235-7235 for appointment time and precise Capitol Hill location.
- Cheap Beer and Prose at Richard Hugo House features “cold refreshing beer and great fucking stories.” PBR is a buck a can; stories may or may not be about doing the deed. 7P
- Moveable Type: A Literary Mixer suggests you bring a book, have a drink, and chat with other book lovers. 7:30 – 10:30P at Vermillion.
- Seattle Design Festival (through Sunday) kicks off its second year with the key note talk Designing Cities/Seeding Cities/ Rearing Cities at 6:30P (South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N.). This public festival’s hub, John Street Design Block, opens on Friday on John St between Denny and Westlake.
- Uptown Motown with KEXP DJs Michele Meyers and Alex/D’Nelski 10P at Electric Tea Garden.
- The Capitol Hill Community Council meets starting at 6p in the Cal Anderson Shelter House.
- Forest Restoration Work Party at Interlaken Park’s East park entrance, 7:30A – 3P. For more info or to volunteer contact Kari Olson.
- Shared Walls: Seattle Apartments 1900 – 1939, a historian talk and walking tour, $5 donation suggested and a light lunch provided. 12P – 1:30P at Harvard Exit Theatre
- Montlake rocks the Greek Festival all weekend long.
- Oktoberfest, with German beer, brats, and ‘kraut. Prost! 4P until late at The BottleNeck “Beer Hall” Lounge.
- Bad for Jazz #23 features not-jazz improvisational audio and visual performances at the cozy performance space 1412 Gallery. 7:30P but get there early- it will fill up. (1412 18th Ave)
- Central Co-op’s Annual Party is a moveable feast of sorts, progressing from free-sampling in-store to family friendly park events to artsy bar drinking. (10A – 12P at the store, 1P – 5P at Seven Hills Park, and 4 – 8P at Vermillion.)
- Strategy, Polonaise, Leech and Secret Colors, a showcase of music performances from label 100% Silk, self-described as “diamond-life dance & bliss-disco & basement luxury grooves.” Live the basement luxury life at Cairo 8P, all ages.
- Capitol Hill apartment buildings host ‘Party to Raise $20,000 for Marriage Equality’
- Broadway Farmers Market 11A – 3P at corner of Pine and Broadway
- Cut/Wax-a-thon at Gary Manuel AVEDA Institute, proceeds to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Haircut $25/Wax $10. 10A – 4P
- St-Germain Cocktail Party and burlesque photo booth at Vermillion 5 – 10P. Take your new cut and brows out for a drink.