You’ll likely see a few more folks that usual in costumes around the Hill this weekend due to the Emerald City ComiCon at the convention center Friday through Sunday. Try not to stare. Or do! And ask to take their picture.
During the month of March, Northwest Film Forum hosts L.A. Rebellion, a series of films made in the ’60s and ’70s. “At a unique time and place in American history, a critical mass of filmmakers of African descent came to the UCLA to make movies and produced a rich, innovative, sustained, and intellectually rigorous body of work.” The series is weekends only March 1 – 24; full series passes and by-the-weekend passes are available.
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- Memorial Service for local comedian Tristan Devin. We wrote about Tristan, the service, and the future for People’s Republic of Komedy here. Chop Suey, 4p.
- Publication release party for Beers of Summer, a publication by Paper Object. This edition is a mashup of poetry by Sarah Galvin and drawings by Joey Veltkamp. Vermillion, 6p.
- Wine tasting: Hosting this week’s tastings are Caterina and Tomasso Sartarelli, who will show you the magic of their small production wines produced in the Marche, Italy. Featuring three differnt Verdicchio wines from the Satarelli’s plus two additional Italian selections. Vino Verite, 5 – 8p.
- Wine tasting: Locally made wine using Spanish grapes, Essence Wine (415 E Pine), 6 – 9p.
- Beer drinking: Cascade Brewing releases Vlad the ImpAler at Pine Box (1600 Melrose) starting at 6p.
- Artist talk: Meet fabric artist Luke Haynes as he discusses his work currently showing at Blindfold Gallery (1718 E Olive Way), 7 – 8:30p.
- April Salon at Kaleidoscope Vision (1419 10th Ave) features writer Rebecca Brown. She’ll be auctioning off one of her stories word-by-word.
- Poems that Double as Rock Lyrics: Pulitzer Prize- winning poet Paul Muldoon reads from his new collection The Word on the Street:Rock Lyrics. Town Hall, 7:30 – 9p.
- Easy Rider, a 2012 remake the 1969 classic on the road film, screens for one night only. Three short films on artist Susan Robb’s several-day performance work The Long Walk opens the screening. Northwest Film Forum, 8p.
: Party Out of Bounds features DJ Phone Home and DJ Derek Erdman. Their promise: absolutely no honky tonk. And a live set by Airport. The Pony, 9p – 12a.
Friday, March 1
- Celebrate the debut of the new downtown play area in Westlake Park. Ribbon cutting party starts at 11:30a.
- Wine tasting: Taste four wines from Provence at Paris Eastside (816 E Pike), 5 – 7p.
- Boys! Bois! Boyz! features Jett Adore from Chicago along with a cast of Seattle boylesque performers. Oddfellows Hall (915 E Pine st). 7:30 – 9p.
- The Comedy Showcase for Punchline Friday includes headliner Cathy Sorbo and 5 other comics. Free laughs. Jai Thai (235 Broadway E), 9 – 11p.
- Art show opening: Mint Condition, 2nd Annual comic book inspired show. Complimentary libations courtesy of sponsors Jameson Whiskey and Jones Soda, plus misic by DJ Hojo. Ltd Art Gallery (307 E Pike), 7 – 11p.
- Emerald City Comicon Live Art Event: Comic book artists create art right in front of your eyes! Artwork created during this event will be donated to the ECCC auction, proceeds of which go to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Comic art: it’s for the kids!
- Art Show Opening: HAWKEN Art Attack is a 3-day art show featuring concept art and original interpretations of the world of HAWKEN, a free-to-play mech combat game. Internationally acclaimed artists participating in this show can be found at The Emerald City Comicon for signings. Show opens Friday at Vermillion, 10p
Saturday, March 2
- The Washington Science Olympiad regional tournament fills Seattle Central with student scientists and engineers — and their amazing creations. All day.
- Play Indoors, a Salon with Klara Glosova. Sneakers recommended, shorts optional. Hedreen Gallery, 901 12th Ave, 12 – 1:30p.
- Panel discussion on the evolution of a black feminist perspective in cinema, with visiting film maker Julie Dash and Seattle-based panelists. Northwest Film Forum, 6:30p.
- Music: Los Buhos plays regional Mexican folk music with trombones, guitars, square drums, and more. Essence Wine Shop, 7 – 9p.
- As part of observation of Lent season, Saint Mark’s Cathedral is host to a Tree of Intentions in their foyer and invites members of the community to participate. Participants can take a tag, write their Lent intention on it, sign their name, then and hang the tag on the tree. In early May the tree will be planted outdoors.
- Art Ache rocks your world with live music and pop up market. Chop Suey, 1 – 6p.
- Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery is a monthly show with “brilliant people doing things outside of their comfort zones or the things they are really good at. Prizes are won! Friends are made! Nightmares are shared and Joy is experienced!” Annex Theatre, 7p doors.
- Scratch Night: Kunjabunja Art Party with Town Hall’s newest scholar in residence, David Mitsuo Nixon. This will be an improvisational music party in which “quantity is more important than quality.” Joining Nixon will be members of the performance art collective “Awesome” and members of progressive bluegrass trio The Half Brothers. Town Hall, 7:30 – 9p.