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.

Jan 22 – Feb 7 all-day Northwest Film Forum
It’s a kid’s film festival: over the past decade, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. We can’t wait to see you for the … Continue reading
Jan 30 all-day Annex Theatre
Zapoi! Written by Quinn Armstrong Directed by Kaytlin McIntyreJan 30 – Feb 21 Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm | Mon, Feb 9 industry night All Thurs PWYC $20 general/$18 advance tickets $12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student   … Continue reading
Jan 31 all-day Annex Theatre
Zapoi! Written by Quinn Armstrong Directed by Kaytlin McIntyreJan 30 – Feb 21 Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm | Mon, Feb 9 industry night All Thurs PWYC $20 general/$18 advance tickets $12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student   … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keystone Congregational Church
A forum on Climate Change legislation in Olympia will be held on Saturday morning, January 31 at Keystone Congregational Church,  5019 Keystone Place N in the Wallingford neighborhood. The forum will provide you with information regarding the bills supported by … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kingfish Cafe
The Kingfish Cafe will be having a garage sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 602 19th Avenue East. We look forward to seeing you!” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 31 @ 2:00 PM Seattle Central Public Library
“Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Public Library (1000 4th Avenue) on Saturday, January 31st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, a consulting producer of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This weekend the Seahawks will try and win the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. In preparation we have assembled a team of local wines that defiantly have game. Saturday afternoon we’ll have them open for tasting … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fremont Studios
Gay Bingo returns on Saturday, January 31 with all of the glitz, glamour and gaiety of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Packed with dynamic drag performances, quirky cocktails and a hot mess of spinning, twirling balls—this event supports the food, … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 1 all-day
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Feb 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
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – Feb 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
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
Campfire BBQ will be interrupting our regular Sunday music program to bring you the event of the season as the Hawks showdown against the Patriots! We will start a little early for those of you who would like to pick … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 2:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM The Summit Building
LET’S GO HAWKS! Looking to go out and have a good time with others cheering on the Seahawks? You are welcome to come to First Covenant Church’s ‘Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party’. Young and old alike will join to watch the … Continue reading
Feb 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
Feb 1 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 2 @ 9:00 AM Seattle Central College
FOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR AKA HOW TO START A FOOD BUSINESS Fancy yourself the next Linda Derschang, Josh Henderson, or Rachel Marshall? This comprehensive class focuses on the start-to-finish process of creating a food business, be it a restaurant, bakery, food … Continue reading
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Feb 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
Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 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 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 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 5 all-day Annex Theatre
Zapoi! Written by Quinn Armstrong Directed by Kaytlin McIntyreJan 30 – Feb 21 Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm | Mon, Feb 9 industry night All Thurs PWYC $20 general/$18 advance tickets $12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student   … Continue reading
Feb 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
Feb 5 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Feb 5 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading

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