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Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Outdoor Cinema series returns to Cal Anderson Park on Friday. This year’s theme: “I Need a Hero.” Hairspray opens the 4-film summer series. Read more about 2013′s Capitol Hill outdoor films here.
Northwest Film Forum’s annual ByDesign series brings together a diversity of people, ideas and creative visions to explore intersections of design and film. The program includes an opening night reception on Friday, a panel talk on public and experiential design with Seattle creative luminaries on Saturday, screenings of films on design and designers, and more. The series starts Friday and continues though Wednesday at Northwest Film Forum.
Thursday, July 18
- Art show opening: see new works by Chloe Allred in the lobby of Theatre Schmeater (1500 Summit Ave), 5 – 8p.
- Wine tasting: Bad Boys Burgundy and Bordeaux. Try wines of a high caliber brought to you by a small and local distributor. Wines include Premier and Grand Crus, Clairet, Lalande De Pomerol, Chardonnay, and more. Vino Verite (208 Boylston), 5 – 8p.
- Author readings: Jodi Angel, Jennine Capó Crucet, and Peter Mountford, each read from short stories and essays about the seedier parts of life. Hugo House, 7p
- Da’Daedal: experimental mashups of poetry, art and music. Highline (210 Broadway E), 9p.
Friday, July 19
- Art show opening: Ltd Gallery presents Saturday Morning, in which 50+ artists reflect upon a time when all they needed was a bowl of cereal, their pajamas, and the TV. Opening include orange juice beverages, a cereal bar, and DJ playing themed music. Scooby! Ltd Gallery (307 E Pike), 7 – 11p.
- Gamma Ray Games’ 4 -Year Anniversary Party, hosted at Gamma’s RayGun Lounge (501 E Pine). Drink specials, free pie, raffle, and special guests. 7 – 11p.
- Babeland kicks off a weekend of customer appreciation events with a Cock and Tail Party on Friday. Ladies from Sinner Saint Burlesque will serve free refreshments and sweet treats, door prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes, + special sale discounts all weekend. Babeland, 7 – 9p.
- 8-Bit Theatre Festival: eight short plays of drama, music, comedy and more, all showing affection for video games. Re-Bar (1114 Howell), Friday and Saturday 7p.
- The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012) is a retro-tastic, rock n roll, sci-fi musical film in black and white. Sounds like a future cult classic. Playing through July 25th at Northwest Film Forum, 7p and 9p.
- Author reading: join Ben H. Winters as he reads from Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II, the second detective/crime novel in a planned trilogy. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Game Show is a theater production which “puts the audience front and center amid a backstage story of sex, envy and deception. Come ready to win a prize!” Productions are Fridays and Saturdays through August 19th at Theatre Schmeater, 8p.
- Plymouth Pillars Park Concerts at the Columns — 4 to 9 PM. Free!
- Opening the Three Dollar Bill Cinema Outdoor Cinema series is the 1988 movie Hairspray, featuring Tracy Turnblad and her pursuit of stardom and integration. “This is just so afro-tastic!” Cal Anderson Park, 8:45p.
Saturday, July 20
- Broadway is closed between Denny and Pine for streetcar construction.
- Capitol Hill Street Scramble: Registration is still open for “this ultimate urban race.”
- Children’s storytime: meet at the castle in Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- Balagan’s Pinocchio in Volunteer Park. 2 PM. Free!
- Theater Schmeater’s The Magic Pudding continues in Volunteer Park. 5 PM. Sunday too! Free! Kids! Free! Free kids!
- ReAct Theatre’s production of Picnic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play be William Inge, runs Fri/Sat/Sun at 8p and other various times through August 3rd at Richard Hugo House.
Sunday, July 21
- Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pine and Broadway, 11a – 3p
- Big Trouble in Little Uncle Sunday brunch pop-up, 11a-3p
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: (Did that get your attention? Me, too.) ReAct Theatre presents a staged reading in a licensed retelling of Star Wars in the style of the Bard of Avon. Elliott Bay Book Company, 2p.
- 1550 Supper Club: take your seat at a special community dinner prepared by Arabica’s Jojo Corvaia and guest collaborator Sachi Kuwabata. Menu inspired by summer Asian breezes. Reserve your spot ahead of time. Arabica (1550 E Olive Way), 7:30 – 11p.