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:

Jun 1 @ 7:30 PM – Jul 1 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno directed by Paul Budraitis ​June 1-July 1, 2017 Mainstage at 12th Avenue Arts Featuring Company Members Sunam Ellis, Brenda Joyner, Peter Dylan O’Connor and Evan Whitfield. In The Realistic Joneses, we … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:30 PM Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, role the dice and see … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, June 6-27 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Cloud Room at Chophouse Row, 4th floor
Join the movement to reconnect neighborhoods over Interstate 5 with parks, housing, complete streets, and more! RSVP on Facebook. The Lid I-5 Steering Committee has achieved major progress in recent months and is excited to share the latest updates with … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Creativity abounds when you can easily find all of your tools and supplies! Join an expert professional organizer and learn the basic principles behind how to best stash your skeins, find your fabric, preserve your paintbrushes, and wax your wood … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 12:00 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
Jun 28 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center
This session will focus on insect pests and diseases that impact the health of landscape and native conifers in our region, including rusts, twig and needle blights, needle casts, scales, adelgids, bark beetles, and moths. We will examine samples in … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 29 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Optimism Brewery
You’re invited to the Transit Rider Celebration of  the summer! We’re wrapping up Ride Transit Month with prizes, swag, and more! Join Transportation Choices & Commute Seattle on Thursday, June 29th, as we combine two of our favorite things: public transportation … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Are you interested in learning how you can incorporate cannabis health products into your massage therapy practice? During this informative workshop, you’ll: Learn how to identify products with .3% or less of THC Determine which conditions would benefit from these … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM West Coast Armory Indoor Range
If cost/transportation is an issue for you, please let us know. We can work with you to enable you to attend. Range Prices: BRONZE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP $35 Unlimited Access 20 yard pistol bay $15.00 per visit – no time limit … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 10:30 PM – Jul 2 @ 12:30 AM The Eclectic Theater
Funhouse, an anthology play series Created by Brian Toews Produced and directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, and Chris Quilici ———- Funhouse is an anthology play series featuring work from writers with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Like a funhouse, … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM InArtsNW
  She’s Still At Large!! “Chainsaw” Announces Encore Performances – Fri. June 23 & 30, 8pm Producers announce Mark “Mom” Finley’s new one-man show Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! which recently played to packed audiences at INArtsNW (1633 17th Ave.) … Continue reading
Jul 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Jul 2 @ 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 3 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 3 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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Jul 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Mondays | 6/26/2017 – 8/14/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as easy to setup as … Continue reading
Jul 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Labor History: A key to unlocking workers’ power today Isn’t it time to fight back? This class series is an instrument for doing just that. Participants will study past achievements and failures, traditions and innovations, to understand how workers got … Continue reading
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Jul 4 @ 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
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