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.

Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Chuck's Central District
We’re hosting a Levy Happy Hour on Monday, April 27, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E Union St). Scott will give a really brief overview of the levy proposal, then open it … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sole Repair Shop
Greetings! I look forward to meeting with community members, community leaders and of course neighbors like you as we assemble a true, Seattle-style grass roots campaign for District 3. We have the opportunity to bring new leadership to the Council … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hugo House
“Now that we’re in the later stages of space-planning, we’d love to get more specific feedback from you about what you’d like from our classrooms, performance space, and all other aspects of the new Hugo House. We hope you’ll join … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Aegis on Madison
Aging with Pride: Film Screening & Conversation about LGBTQ Older Adults Join us for Gen Silent (2011), a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of six LGBTQ seniors. You will also hear the latest insights from Caring and Aging with Pride … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM Outside of William Kenzo Nakamura U.S. Courthouse
UNITE FOR MARRIAGE SEATTLE CELEBRATION RALLY, TUESDAY, APRIL 28 A celebration on the day the Supreme Court hears national marriage cases – Seattle’s official response WHAT: On April 28th, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments on the subject of national marriage … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 8:00 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
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12the Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 30 all-day
Eat Your Generous Heart Out at Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 30! Seattle – April 22 Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when giving back is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Peace on the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS)
We are a nonprofit that serves, supports and advocates on behavior of homeless youth and young adults. We also operate a homeless shelter. Come to our Open Hours and learn about the work that we do and the ways you … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Brenthaven Flagship Store
Dan Price started Gravity Payments from his dorm room after witnessing thousands of hard-working small business owners being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors. His goal was simple: Level the playing field by making processing and financial services … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 7:00 PM The Church
In celebration of International Jazz Day, Seattle-based production company, Arena Music Promotion (AMP), is hosting the formidable jazz duo of Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio at an exclusive and private venue in Capitol Hill on April 30, 2015. Opening for … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – May 16 @ 9:30 PM The Schmee
When all meat mysteriously turns to rot, ours becomes a world populated with reluctant vegetarians. Four hungry dinner guests impatiently await a latecomer to the table. As the hour grows late and stomachs begin to howl, the traces of civilization … Continue reading
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
In a rare U.S. appearance Cirque en Déroute presents “The Really Weird Cabaret!” While employing eccentric skills, such as unusual acrobatics, tappling, jar juggling, and the French Can’t Can’t they blend contemporary European circus with traditional clowning to create an … Continue reading
May 1 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 2 all-day
400 Bookstores, 16 Exlusive Books & Art Pieces, One Day Only! What does Independent Bookstore Day celebrate? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that … Continue reading

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