On the List | More Hill AWP picks, Oscar parties, dance films, and Balkan Night Northwest

We’ve already told you about the influx of writers and book nerds to the Hill as part of the AWP convention, and with them an astounding number of free events at some of the most DeniseLevertovlikely–and unlikely–spaces. You can peruse the full list of “off site” events and build your own schedule, follow our highlights culled from the City Arts list, or check out the recommendations from The Sunbreak (most of which are on Capitol Hill). The conference concludes on Saturday, but offsite events continue into Sunday, including this one at Lake View Cemetery at 1 PM:

Celebrating Levertov at her grave
Gather for a one hour celebration of the poetry and life of Denise Levertov, who is buried in Seattle’s beautiful Lake View Cemetery. The event is being organized by the Dead Poets Society of America, and people who attend will be welcome to share short stories and read one or two of her poems. 

Winter is Coming to Ltd Art Gallery on Friday.

oscarThis is the last weekend to see the well-reviewed play Black Like Us at Annex Theatre. The new play’s run concludes on Saturday, March 1.

Oscar parties! Watch the red carpet parade and hope for acceptance speech nuttiness at Gay City & 3 Dollar Bill Cinema’s 9th Annual Oscar party at Fred Wildlife Refuge, or the Pretentious and Boozy party at Poco wine + spirits, or the Academy Awards Gala at Neumos. Let us know of more Oscar parties in the comments, or add it to the CHS calendar.

Velocity Dance Center’s Speakeasy Series on Saturday is a gathering for viewing videos of collaborations between poets and dancers from the late 1970s to now, followed by an excerpt of K.J. Holmes‘ new piece with Julie Carr, plus a Q & A. The event is at 10 Degrees (1312 E Union) and begins at 5:30.

photo Tom Marks

photo Tom Marks

Balkan Night Northwest is an annual event in its third year and features a full afternoon and evening of traditional dance and music on Saturday March 1.

The third annual Balkan Night Northwest takes place one music-packed night only this year, at Saint Demetrios Hall in Montlake. This year’s event begins at 3 pm, starting with traditional Balkan mummers, Kukeri and Babouyeri, in a Balkan Mardis Gras festivity to celebrate spring and the awakening of the earth, with bagpipes, zournas and more! Balkan Night Northwest brings together an astonishing array of music and dance from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Greece, along with the raging sounds of Romany (Gypsy) brass.

On Sunday, Balkan Night Northwest brings a Bulgarian Dance Party with Bulgarite! to the Russian Community Center on 19th Ave.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Jul 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Hing Hay Park
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Jul 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Pilar O’Connell *Every Thursday is PWYC *There will be a PWYC Industry Night on Monday, August 8 Nadia is a recovering alcoholic who is being haunted by her dead lover. Sheila is an aging social worker whose greatest … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 8:15 PM – 11:00 PM Asian Art Museum
8:15 pm Live music with The Jelly Rollers. 9 pm Film: True Grit (2010) in this version redefines girl power in the western film genre, with outstanding cinematography in a dusty and muted palette. Set in 1878 Arkansas, with a … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM WAshington Park Arboretum
Twilight Tram Tours present you with a new exclusive tour experience, learning about the history and night-life of the Washington Park Arboretum in summer. Twilight is that quiet time between afternoon and evening where people-activity in the Arboretum quiets down … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
Considered to be the most comprehensive of all the yogas, Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation and deep relaxation to awaken the mind, body, and being. During this inspiring class, you will learn how to find inner … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
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Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
Join Volunteer Park Trust to explore Volunteer Park’s history and its design by the famous Olmsted Brothers, with its many astounding architectural elements, including: The Art Deco Seattle Asian Art Museum Conservatory Water Tower Reservoir Historic Lakeview Cemetery and other … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Please join us at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Gift Shop at 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle , Wa. for a book signing from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Pamela Bradburn will be autographing her book, The Visitation and Other Biblical Poetry. Light refreshments will be … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
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Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Pilar O’Connell *Every Thursday is PWYC *There will be a PWYC Industry Night on Monday, August 8 Nadia is a recovering alcoholic who is being haunted by her dead lover. Sheila is an aging social worker whose greatest … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Volunteer Park
An immersive evening of light and sound. Multiple Light Installations. Live Visuals. Ambient Showcase. Fully orchastrated from beginning to end. As the sun sets on July 30, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound. … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 1 @ 1:00 AM 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Capitol Hill Farmer's Market
Practice yoga every Sunday at the Capitol Hill Farmer’s Market- For FREE. Courtesy of The SweatBox Yoga, now you can take a Vinyasa class with Reva on Sundays at 1pm. Look for her in the park by the sculpture. Now … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The Garage Billiards and Bowling
You’re invited to GINA PETRY’S BIRTHDAY BOWL-A-THON A benefit for the rowdy rollers of Radical Women Come toast a socialist feminist headpin who makes strikes for women’s leadership, reproductive rights, racial justice, and queer equality! * Be part of the … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM Cal Anderson
The Park Jam has been a bedrock tradition of Hip Hop since its early days. It is one that helped shape and coalesce the four elements of DJing, breakdancing, emceeing, and graffiti art themselves. This summer, 206 Zulu is proud … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 2 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Aug 1 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Freeway Park
Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 5:30-6:30 in Main Plaza at 6th and SenecaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 1 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  The UW Farm is a campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability. It is an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes. Take this free … Continue reading
Aug 2 all-day
WHAT IS NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME? NIGHT OUT IS A NATIONAL EVENT “Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 2 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 3 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 5:11 PM – 6:11 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Are you taking charge of your career? To create a satisfying and successful career, you have to own and invest in it. This learning series offers practical knowledge and skills for actively managing your career. During this 5-part professional boot … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Mary Hubert TWO SHOWS A NIGHT at 7 pm and 9 pm, each show is 1 hour long *PWYC Industry night on August 15 Think of the classic hero’s quest: a rousing call to adventure, legendary challenges and … Continue reading
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