On the List | Cairo’s EXPO 90, Russian art show, Cornish concert, Blogsgiving (+22 more)

A three day festival of art music and great vibes is in it’s fifth year at Cairo this weekend. How will it all fit in that little space? Magic, we say.

EXPO 90 at Cairo

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH: A photography show with Serrah Russell, Megumi Arai, Brian O’Keeffe, Lauren Max, Krysta Jabczenski and Andrew Nedimyer.  Later in the evening – “Wrastle”, a performance by Max & Graham! 6PM – F R E E

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH: Hausu, Dreamsalon, Witch Gardens, La Luz, FF. 7PM – $7

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH: USF, Hair & Space Museum, Stephanie, The Numbs, Brain Fruit, Baby Guns. 7PM – $7 

Much more happening this weekend. Have something people should know about? Add it to our community calendar

Thursday, November 15th

  • Fallen Angels, a play by Noel Coward at Theater Schmeater through Dec 15th (1500 Summit Ave) 8p
  • Select The Spirit Fundraiser for Gay City Health Project. Sample cocktails and vote for your favorite. The Lobby Bar, 6 -9p
  • Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing Information Meeting; rsvp to info@centralcoop.coop. We wrote about the project in June. Central Co-Op (1900 E Madison St.), 6 – 7:30p.

  • Seattle Wine Master Joe Butler and scholar Randall Heskett‘s book Divine Vintage connects the dots between wine and Judeo-Christian culture. The authors share information about historical wineries, favorite wines, and offer taste samples. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
  • History Cafe this month focuses on Port of Seattle. Author Kit Oldham and historian Jennifer Ott talk about our unique system of ports, their effects on our landscape, our waterfront, and our economy. Roy Street Coffee and Tea (700 Broadway Ave E), 7p.  
  • Vignettes, the one night only art exhibition series, features California-born, Ballard-based artist Isaac Quigley in Diagrams and Constructions of Atmospheric Heat: Not-So-Outer Space. Vignettes (1617 Yale Ave, #401, buzz 056 for access). 7 – 10p.
  • What Hospitals Don’t Tell You–But Should, a talk by Dr. Marty Makary author of Unaccountable.  At Town Hall (located on Pill Hill. Ha!), 7:30p.

Friday, November 16th

  • Attention steampunk afficionados and fans of the Victorian era: the Women’s Century Club presents a free talk on Victorian fashion with exhibitions from the speakers’collection. Harvard Exit Theatre, 12p – 1:30p. 
  • Hot Topic, the 6th annual fundraiser for Reel Grrls. Event includes clips from award winning films produced by Reel Grrls participants, performances from The Vis-a-Vis Society and music from Shenandoah Davis, plus dinner, drinks, and revelry at the Century Ballroom. 6 – 11p. 
  • Ya’ Gotta Believe! is part of the Hugo Literary Series melding authors and musicians and the presentation of new works around a common theme. With authors Ryan Boudinot, Emily Kendal Frey, and Claire Dederer and musician Jason Dodson of The Maldives. Richard Hugo House, doors at 7p.
  • The Sheik and I, a 2012 film which has been banned in the United Arab Emirates for blasphemy, and for which the film maker has been threatened with arrest and fatwa. Even more curious: the film was commissioned and financed by the Sheik to address the topic of “art as a subversive act.” No irony there. Northwest Film Forum, 7p and 9:15p through Nov 21st.
  • TRUST, the sexy dance night with beautiful people, returns to Sole Repair, 9p.   
  • Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2012 Concert, presenting choreography by Danielle Agami, Camille A. Brown, Pat Hon, and Wade Madsen. Broadway Performance Hall at SCCC, 8p on Friday and again on Saturday 2p and 8p. 

Saturday, November 17th

  • Urban chickanery! Learn about raising chickens in a residential landscape. Contact Susan@stonesoupgardens .com to sign up. Stone Soup Gardens (205 18th Ave), 10a – 12p. 
  • Charles Mudede lectures on the period 1979 through 2000 and fuses pop music, TV shows, the artist Chakaia Booker, Ice Cube and Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell. That’s a lot to cover in an hour. Can he do it? Frye Art Museum, 4 – 5p.
  • Hardcore German Sparkle Party where you can dress like an idiot and party like a rockstar. Wear shiny things but leave the glitter at home. You’ll need to be a member, or a guest of a member, for entry to  The Mercury (1009 E Union St). 9p – 4a.
  • Ian Frazier reads from his humorous novel The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
  • Seattle’s Third Annual Cranksgiving is an in-city bike ride, a scavenger hunt, and a food drive starting at Gasworks Park and ending in Columbia City. Nicely done, Seattle Bike Blog. Registration is at 11am, ride starts at noon. 
  • Russian American Art Exhibit: The Russian American Artist Association presents an ambitious exhibit of more than 20 artists with works in traditional Russian folk clay pottery, painting, printmaking and the complex metalworking technique known as repoussé. Seattle Russian Community Center (704 19th Ave E)  12 – 9p, also on Sunday. 
  • The Capitol Hill Indoor Flea Market returns for your pre-holiday shopping needs:
    Join us Nov 17th & Nov 24th 11am – 3pm for our November Capitol Hill Indoor Flea Markets – FREE to attend!

    Located in the historic Oddfellows Building in the Pike/Pine Corridor of Capitol Hill at 915 E. Pine St. (2nd floor in the ballroom).

    On select Saturdays 11am-3pm, Century Ballroom opens its doors to house an eclectic mash up of vintage, furniture, home goods, and hand made. The result: ”the American flea market trend of random detritus loitering dustily on card tables is replaced with curated collections of stuff you won’t find anywhere else: clothes and wares from both local designers and vintage collectors, antiques, jewelry, artifacts, etc. Wear comfortable shoes.” -David Schmader, The Stranger.

    Founded by Hallie Kuperman of Century Ballroom and The Tin Table, the indoor market is intended to create a community atmosphere centered on supporting local small business.

    Interested in being a vendor? Details: http://capitolhillflea.com/SIGNUP

    Full schedule: http://capitolhillflea.com/

    Save the dates: December 1, 8, 15, 22

Sunday, November 18th

  • Broadway Farmers MarketSundays 11a-3p, April through December 23rd at Broadway and Pine. (SCCC) 
  • Holiday card-making workshop at Utrecht (1124 Pike Street). $5 fee includes supplies; 1- 3p. 
  • Macrina founder Leslie Mackie shares more recipes and tastes at a signing event for More from Macrina: New Favorites from Seattle’s Popular Neighborhood Bakery. Elliott Bay Book Company, 2p. 
  • Scott Lawrimore lectures on the art, life, and letters of Helmi Juvonen as viewed through Poe’s Purloined Letter. Frye Art Museum, 2 – 3p.
  • Blogsgiving, the fifth annual Seattle blog meetup and benefit for NW Harvest. Previous years included blog-sy freebies, coloring contest, and community selected video shorts. Come put a face to name of that writer/photographer/editor you love (or hate). Vermillion, 6 – 9p. 

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