Here are this weekend’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. Anybody can add Capitol Hill-located (and, sometimes, related) events to the calendar. It’s free and seen by a few thousand people every day. Event highlights for this weekend on Capitol Hill include PARK(ing) Day, a free Japanese Fashion Show, Seattle Sketchfest performances, and the Fringe Festival. Want more? Check out our community calendar for more — a few of which are likely to make you a hot mess.
Friday is PARK(ing) Day, a world-wide event to raise awareness about important issues like creating a walkable, livable, healthy city. Visit these temporary pop-up parks on Friday, 9a – 3p using this city-wide map. Eight Capitol Hill pop-up parks have registered, but if this year is like others, expect to run across a few rogue installations. We don’t follow no stinkin’ rules. Here’s where to find the rule-players:
- Schemata Workshop and Eltana (12th Ave between Pike and Pine)
- Essence Wine Shop (E Pine and Crawford Pl)
- Sustainable Capitol Hill (Melrose and Pine): bicycle spin art
- Freiheit & Ho Architects, Inc. (Melrose and Pine): life-sized Jenga
- Atelier Drome Architecture, LLP (11th Ave and Pike Street)
- Samadhi Yoga (Pike St and 12th Ave): demonstrations and mediation space
- Capitol Hill EcoDistrict (Pike Street and 11th Ave/12th Ave): cider press
- Gillian Graham (Pine and Boylston/Belmont)
Laughter is the best…(fill in the blank). SketchFest Seattle, now in it’s 15th year, runs this weekend Thursday - Sunday (and next weekend too) and has booked events at three venues on the Hill: Annex Theatre, Eclectic Theater, and Central Cinema.
SketchFest pairs the best sketch comedians from around the world with local favorites. Witness over 100 hilarious performers on four different stages in three different kinds of shows. Headliners! features one stand-up comedian, one headlining local group and one touring all-star. Local Prefunc showcases 11 groups of both new and veteran talent selected through a lottery. And Comedy Film Challenge pits silly videos against each other to win two different cash prizes: Audience Favorite and the Celebrity Judge Award.
Japanese fashion travels to the Broadway Performance Hall on Sunday for two free runway shows, 1p and at 3p. The fashion show is presented by the faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of International Fashion and Culture Studies at Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo. Perhaps something from the Broadway Farmers Market (right outside the Hall, 11a – 3p) will make a runway appearance.