Pint Striders is a new, themed monthly fun run series organized by Fleet Feet. This month’s event, North Face Poker Run, leaves the store (911 E Pine St) at 6p on Thursday, Nov 8th. Runners can gather afterward at 95 Slide for a social cool down with North Face giveaways. Consider this month a warm up to the 2nd Annual Reindeer Run on December 13th.
Friday, keep the celebration going with a free slice of “the world’s biggest rainbow cake” at Cupcake Royale Capitol Hill:
Let us eat cake! It is a time for love and celebration. Join us at Cupcake Royale in Capitol Hill for a slice of the World’s Biggest Rainbow Cake in the shape of Washington State! This is truly a cause for celebration and what better way to celebrate marriage equality than with the world’s largest gorgeous rainbow cake! Owner and Founder Jody Hall of Cupcake Royale would like to invite all in to the Capitol Hill bakeshop, 1111 East Pike Street, on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3pm* to enjoy a slice of cake, on the house, to commemorate this historic moment!
- Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk 5 – 8p and later. Here’s our preview! Fill out your Passport (it’s on the print map) to get a free print from Ltd. Gallery.
- Ignite Seattle begins its regular run at Town Hall, featuring 13 topical talks, each limited to 5 minutes. Think TED talk on a diet. Tonight’s presentations vary from “Secret Superpowers of the Deaf” to “The Art of Explanation” to “How to Grow a Park.”Also, If you’ve ever wished for Mayor Mike McGinn to shorten his speeches, tonight is for you. As an Ignite speaker, he too will have a very strict 5 minute limit.
- Stop by Linda’s for Drink a Beer, Help a Friend, a benefit for Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief. 25% of sales will be donated to the cause, so you can go ahead and order fries with that. It’s for a charity! Bring your best Jersey blowout hairdo and enjoy drink specials, Lagunitas, and DJ Chris Cab.
Garfield High School Presents Fuddy Meers, a zany comedy produced entirely by students. Quincy Jones Performance Center (400 23rd Ave, North side of Garfield High), 7p.
- DEVONATION fashion show of haute couture designs inspired by the late 60’s style (from mod to hippie) at The Social. Doors at 7p, show at 7:30p.
- Portland writer Whitney Otto reads from Eight Girls Taking Pictures, Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Photographic Memory closes out its run at Northwest Film Forum, 7p and 9p.
- We Won’t Grow Old Together, a 1972 French film by Maurice Pialat, is a wrenching account of emotional masochism and might just be exactly your cup of tea. 7p and 9:15p, showing through Nov 15th.
- SPD’s new “Safe Communities” program holds the last of its precinct outreach meetings Thursday night:
The last of the Safe Communities large precinct-based meetings is this Thursday, November 8th, in the East Precinct. Sign-in is at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 at Miller Community Center (330 19th Avenue East).
- Frye Art Museum hosts zoe | juniper “producing, rehearsing, and performing” works this week in the Frye Large Greathouse Gallery:
zoe | juniper is one of 23 Seattle-based artists whose work is being exhibited, now through January 20, 2013, in Mw [Moment Magnitude], a cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts-engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle.
- David B. Williams reads from Cairns: Messengers in Stone, Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Punchline Fridays is self-described as “the best Friday night comedy showcase on Capitol Hill.” Might also be “only”-who are we to know?- but regardless it is free and a strong drink or two lubricates the funny bone. Jai Thai (235 Broadway E), 9 – 11p.
- Gender Fierce, a drag/gender variety show and dance party for the under 24 crowd with hostess Aleksa Manila and appearances from Jinkx Monsoon and a whole cavalcade of performers. FREE. All Pilgrim’s Church (500 Broadway E) 7p show, 7:30 – 9p dance.
- A free Emergency Preparedness Training class from Red Cross will teach you about being prepared for the unpredictable. Umquah Bank (539 Broadway E), 10:30a – 12:30p.
- Children’s Story Time; meet at the castle in Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- Between the Covers book club meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at Gay City LGBT Library (511 E Pike St), 1 – 2p.
- Two more bookstuffs: Jacob Needleman, An Unknown World and the Meaning of the Earth at 3p, and and Tina KelleyAlmost Home: Helping Kids Move from Hopelessness to Hope at 7p at Elliott Bay Book Company.
- Big Dig Record Show at Vermillion with 30+ sellers. Early entry from 1 – 3p is $10, admission drops to $3 from 3 – 8p.
- Capitol Hill’s own Ellen Forney presents her new graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelanglo & Me, at Microsoft Auditorium of Seattle Public Library Central Branch (1000 4th Ave) 7p.
- Take holiday kitchen chores to a whole new level with Babeland’s Get Kinky in the Kitchen quickie 30 minute seminar at Babeland, 7p.