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:

Jan 12 @ 9:30 AM – Mar 18 @ 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington park Arboretum
Family Nature Class Get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world.   Our Weekly two-hour classes engage the senses with hands on-activities, science-based exploration, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and games based around a theme that changes … Continue reading
Jan 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 16 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue
Liberating aerobics from corporate hell! Seattle Punk Rock Aerobics for all kinds of people, all kinds of kick ass music, all kinds of fun. All fitness levels, adaptable cardio, strength, and stretching. Monday nights 7:15pm – 8:15pm Bring yoga type … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM Squirrel Chops
Join us at Squirrel Chops to get organized and build a movement to fight racism, sexism and Islamophobia. We will be making posters for the January 20th and 21st protests. 50% of profits will be given to organizations dedicated to … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 all-day Coastal Kitchen
No TV – No WiFi – No Worries Join us at Coastal Kitchen on Friday, January 20th 8am – 11pm (Yes…you read that right…Open – Close) for Happy Hour! “Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” 8am-3pm $6 Bloody Mary’s $6 St- … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
This event at McCaw Hall will offer an array of free services and community education intended to support and protect families. Community education will include a training for Seattle Public Schools staff on how to best support students as well … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM Westlake
#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !! We are participating in the birth of a mass movement for social and economic justice. Join us in the streets- again!- to demonstrate mass opposition to Trump and his agenda! Build a movement to fight racism, … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM St. James Cathedral
Associate Professor and Chair of Organ Studies at Rice University, Ken Cowan is one of America’s most sought-after organists. Particularly known for his performances of transcriptions, Mr. Cowan dazzles audiences through his immaculate technique and dramatic interpretations of orchestral music … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM Velocity Dance
For many of us in the Seattle community, Inauguration Day will be difficult – a reminder of how much harder we now have to fight for our essential human rights- STILL HERE is a community event and forum designed to … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Barboza
SOLD OUT Barboza Presents: Inauguration Day ft. Tacocat with Wimps + The Black Tones 7pm doors || $20 advance || 21+ 100% of proceeds to benefit Shout Your Abortion. Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to show. … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM Hopvine
Join us for a night to raise money for the ACLU in response to the recent election outcome! Rooftop Brewing will be pouring their Love Trumps Hate IPA, there will be games and proceeds will go to the ACLU!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Starts at Judkins Park
Start Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144 10:00 Start time – arrive, find a group with which you’d like to march 10:30 rally/speakers begin 11:00 groups begin marching End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109 … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Decolonize Your Sex Life: … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Sunday we return to Italy with a couple of new arrivals to the shop. Sicily, here we come! Join us. 2015 Adamo Azienda Agricola Cattarratto                                                                                           ($13) Sicily Pale straw yellow color, good aromatic bouquet, with hints of herbs, floral … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
\ This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Course Description: Tarot … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wildrose Bar
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Come see Seattle LGBTQ comedy … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a free showing of the classic film featuring Gene Wilder on January 22 at 6 PM. Enjoy truffle popcorn and specials on wine and cocktails.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Full Pot ‘O’ T: This … Continue reading
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