The Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk kicks off the weekend on a chilly Thursday. A few of our picks this month: Oscillate merges technology, artists, light and movement at Vermillion; two new spots on the walk this month, Style Syndicate and ForMe BathworX, are both on 12th and open until 10p for art walk partying; and Ghost Gallery has an interesting and affordable art print show. Plenty more happening; pick up a map at any of the venues listed on the website.
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Thursday, January 10th
- WashWine Tastin’ with Lone Birch wines, which taste exactly like you want a birch tree wants you to taste. Essence (415 E Pine St), 4 – 7p.
- Storygame play night where everyone is welcome, even newbies. Storygames are not Monopoly, Zenga, or chess. We think they involve 3D characters, quests, missions, and battles. Raygun Lounge (501 E Pine), 6:30p.
- Brocklind’s big retirement sale starts today, cleans out decades of costumes, formal wear.
- Poetry reading with Seattle poet and small press publisher David D. Horowitz from his latest collection Sky Above the Temple. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus discuss their journey toward a simpler life, as reflected in their book Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life. Town Hall, 7:30 – 9p.
- Search and Rescue is an evening of archival exploration of the contents of the film forum vaults. Varying in length from 1 to 24 minutes, this collection of gems includes a sexist wiper blade commercial, a skit from a future Academy Award nominee, and a 1974 Academy Award-winning Claymation animation. Northwest Film Forum, 8p.
- The classic musical Bye Bye Birdie opens Friday and continues through Sunday January 20th. Performed by Broadway Bound Children’s Theater, at Broadway Performance Hall (at SCCC). Evening (7p) and matinee (2p) performances.
- Nana, “a sweet, life-affirming faux-fairytale,” opens and continues through Thursday January 17th. Director Valerie Massadian in attendance Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Northwest Film Forum, 7p and 9p.
- Current coffee culture is captured in artist and writer Marsha Glaziere’s book Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound: Paintings, Photographs, Musings, Recipes. Will she talk about your favorite spot? Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Ray Suarez discusses the ideas in his book The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, “which examines the way Americans worship, how organized religion and politics intersect in America, and how this powerful collision is transforming the current and future American mind-set.” Town Hall, 7 – 9p.
- “Friends” is a group art show featuring work by various artists behind Seattle publication Intruder Comics. Intruder is eleven Seattle cartoonists and designers who pulled their money and art together to publish a free, comics-only newspaper.They released 4 issues in 2012, and the next is out in February. Cairo (507 E Mercer), 7 – 9p.
- Volunteer Park Cafe celebrates 6 years with free champagne at dinner.
- Karin Katjita and Emily McIntosh, jazz piano and vocals, Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room (900 Madison), 7:30 – 10:30p.
- Monster Squad, a horror comedy cult classic from 1987, is the midnight flick this weekend. Never heard of it? Well, here are 8 Reasons Monster Squad is better than Goonies. The original producer likes it so much, he wants to make it again. Egyptian Theatre, Midnight
Saturday, Jan 12th
- Children’s Story Time at the castle in Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- Master Class Show and Tell with French filmmaker Valerie Massadian. Learn about her process of developing an intuition with the 4 year old star of her feature film Nana, and how the narrative evolved before and after production. Northwest Film Forum, 12 – 3p.
- Ginny NiCarthy shares stories of of being at the forefront of many peace and justice-related actions for most of her eighty-five years. She reads from her memoir Seeing for Myself, at Elliott Bay Book Company, 2p.
- Fundamentals of Attraction class for men. Learn to apply social psychology to be a pick-up artist, serve as wingman, play the game, and get the number. Eeesh. Seattle Central Community College, 4:30p – 2a.
- Local “living legend” jazz pianist Overton Berry at Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison), 7:30 – 10:30p.
- Bacon Strip, the outrageous drag show which held court forever at ReBar has moved uphill, waaaay uphill, to Chop Suey. Yay! We always have room for bacon. Chop Suey (1325 E Madison), 9p to close.
- Barbara Honegger reveals what she says really happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. This former White House policy analyst and author of October Surprise summarizes new research findings from the perspective that “the pentagon attacked itself.” Crikey.
- Stand up against gun violence march and rally starts at Westlake park:
Join concerned area residents in a march and rally on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. to call for sensible gun control laws. In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Washington CeaseFire and others are turning Anger into Action, as supporters march from Westlake Park to Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater. The rally, called StandUp Washington, will include speakers, music and remembrance for those lost. Most important, there will be a call to action on this day before the opening of the 2013 Legislative session. Sponsors include Washington CeaseFire, the Austin Foundation, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Faith Action Network of Washington, Plymouth Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church of Seattle, University Temple United Methodist Church and Rainier Beach United Methodist Church.
- Getting married? The annual Seattle Wedding Show is at the Convention Center Saturday and Sunday.
- Legendary jazz pianist and singer Ruby Bishop has been playing in Seattle and all over the world for the last 70+ years. See Ruby at Vito’s (927 Ninth Ave), 6 – 9p.