On the List | Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Velocity’s Next Fest, fundraisers, craft fairs

Conservatory red text highThursday’s Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 30+ events and shows this month include the unveiling of this year’s Stars on Broadway at Broadway and John, a Holiday in Volunteer Park and the third annual Star Wars-themed show at Ltd. Gallery. Additional Thursday highlights:

  • Pound Arts‘  25th Anniversary Party with arts, crafts, tattoos, guide pups(!).
  • john osgood at poco wine and spiritsVermillion features work by artists who have lived — or slept with people who have lived — in the iconic Laurelton apartment building. You probably know someone who knows someone who’s in this show.
  • Collage x 4:  at Americana, at Cloud Gallery in Frame Central, at True Love Gallery and Tattoo, and at Bluebird Ice Cream (hosted by Hollow Earth Radio).
  • Affordable art and small works: Retrofit Home‘s 9th year of Hundred and Under show and the Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza at Ghost Gallery.

GP Pardon a PUp PicIn the mood to party for the greater good? Choices!  Festibus! benefit for Washington Bus at the Bullitt Center on Thursday, Pardon a Pup benefit for shelter dogs at Sam’s Tavern on Friday,  and Wonderland benefit for Urban Artworks at Love City Love on Friday.

next fest velocityVelocity Dance Center’s annual Next Fest, featuring fresh new voices in contemporary dance from the region, culminates this weekend with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The program “unveils fierce new work by GENDER TENDER, Coleman Pester/Tectonic Marrow Society, Nathan Blackwell, Dylan Ward and Alana O Rogers with installations by Matt Drews + Coulliette [the Pendleton House], kt Shores + Lexi Hamill.

wonderlandSeveral holiday craft gift shops are popping up on the Hill this weekend, including Canoe Social Club’s Bizarre Bazaar, a holiday art fair at Vermillion, Holiday Bazar Gnar at The In, and the NEST pop-up boutique on Bellevue Ave.

Healthcare enrollment help: If you haven’t yet signed up for healthcare coverage and want to ask questions and get help, trained “assisters” will be at Gay City Health Project on Saturday 10am – 12pm. Although the deadline has been extended into 2014, you’ll need to enroll by December 23rd for your coverage to start on January 1.

On Sunday, bring your memories to Canterbury Ale and Eats for the “Last Canterbury Knight ever” before this 15th Ave watering hole is reincarnated.

Check the CHS Calendar for more.

Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 5:00 PM Ghost Gallery
” ‘Echoes’ is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed … Continue reading
Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
3rd Annual Langston Hughes Motown Birthday Bash Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. SEATTLE (February 11, 2015) – The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) will celebrate Langston Hughes’s birthday (b. February 1, 1902) with the 3rd annual Langston … Continue reading
Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Within Sodo
Enjoy Cajun-inspired hors d’oeuvres, local wine and beer. Try your hand at blackjack, win wine in a ring toss, pop balloons for prizes, bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses, or enter to win raffle prizes–all to support … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Seattle Central
Young scientists to test their skills at Northwest Regional Science Olympiad Seattle Central to host competition that draws students from around the region. This weekend, hundreds of middle and high school students will once again fill the hallways of Seattle … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Seattle University
At Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Book Festival get a front row seat at readings from best-selling authors and well-known local, national and international writers of fiction, nonfiction, scholarly, self-help and more. Authors will be on hand to sign copies … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
A 3 hour experience with the ancient sidereal astrology of the Vedic Tradition of India. Understand the essential differences from Western (tropical) astrology, see how the Karmas of your life are reflected in your birth chart, and learn the basic … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 7:00 PM Century Ballroom
Performances, Memories, Dancing, Friends… Join us in celebrating 18 years of Century Ballroom! Feb 28, 2015 What does it mean to YOU to turn 18? Pick a theme: graduation, prom, the draft, how you looked when you were 18… and … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Japanese Garden
Join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 as the Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2015. First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 1 @ 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sole Repair Shop
CHEC is an opportunity for you to visit and explore four contemporary Capitol Hill event spaces. Each space will be decked out by a local event magician – an ideafest of themes, colors, and sounds to help you see what … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM Chungee's Drink & Eat
Lion Dance with drums and dancing & fireworks to ring in The Year of the Ram! Gong Hey Fat Choy…Happy New Year! Come Join us!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hollow Earth Radio
Get your creative juices flowing like lava and join Pistil Books for the making of a wall-sized community collage during the Magmafest Warm Up event at Hollow Earth. The collage will be on the wall at throughout the month. Cut-up … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Like beer? Hate Ebola? The Ebola Survivor Corps is raising funds to support one year of work ending the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Our fundraising goal is small, but the impact it will have is huge. Join us at … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM Annex Theater
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Mar 1 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra is known for its wide-ranging repertoire and passionate performances. Led by Alan Shen, this extraordinary volunteer orchestra performs an all-Tchaikovsky program for their winter concert, including “Polonaise” from “Eugene Onegin,” “Violin Concerto”, featuring Annie Pham, and … Continue reading
Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Poco Wine and Spirits
Answer trivia questions for cold, hard cash at the smartest way to get drunk on a Monday. Great food, better drinks, and a brain melting trivia. $2 per person Max 6 people per team Winning team wins ALL THE CASH … Continue reading
Mar 2 @ 9:00 PM Montana
we are nuts about ru paul’s drag race!! naturally we will be throwing a lil’ ru party monday march 2nd for the season 7 premiere to watch the show on our HUGE projection screen and we want you, all tea … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM All Pilgrims
There has been a surge in hate crimes on Capitol Hill. This is outrageous! Our community has long been a bastion of the LGBTQ struggle – not a place where we can’t even feel safe walking home at night. We … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly.  Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 4 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.* Join us for a … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. Winning team … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle

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