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:

May 27 – May 29 all-day Neumos
Neumos Presents: 2016 Rain Fest Friday – 8pm doors || Saturday & Sunday – 2pm doors $100 advance || all ages, bar with ID Friday lineup: – AXIS – BLACKLISTED – BURN – CLARITY – GOUGE AWAY – KEEP IT … Continue reading
May 27 @ 5:00 PM – May 30 @ 2:30 PM SIFF Film Center
All panels are $10 / $5 for SIFF members unless stated otherwise. Visit http://bit.ly/siffforums for expanded descriptions and panelists announcements. Schedule: Friday, May 27 Short Film Happy Hour and Networking Panel 5:00pm – 6:30pm Make the most of SIFF 2016 and any … Continue reading
May 30 all-day
YOU KNOW THE DEAL! Like every year, we’re saying THANKS for always showing us so much love by giving out FREE burgers this #MemorialDay on Monday, May 30th 2016. From 2-5pm, come to either locations for a free burger! Details … Continue reading
May 30 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Japanese Garden
Memorial Day family-fun in the beautiful setting of Seattle’s premier Japanese Garden! Join us as we celebrate kodomo no hi, Children’s Day with tons of live performances and hands-on opportunities to experience Japanese culture in a most spectacular garden setting. … Continue reading
May 30 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – Sep 6 @ 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
The SweatBox Yoga is happy to offer Happy Hour Yoga- Drop in classes are half off on Tuesday and Thursday at noon from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Beat the heat with the heat! Join us for power hour every … Continue reading
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
Learn how you can help the climate with every flush of the toilet and trip to the trash. UW Associate Professor Sally Brown will explain how recycling and repurposing our waste benefits soils and climate change, while providing a simple … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 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 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Jun 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM RFK Memorial Stadium
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Jun 1 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bellevue College Cafeteria
Bellevue College Foundation presents…BC BINGO – Not Your Grandma’s BINGO, Hosted by Adé A Cônnére. CASH prizes! Advance tickets are available at the Bellevue College Foundation office reception desk on the college main campus – cash or checks only. Admission includes dinner, game … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages. The … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
    Photographer Tian Lin lives in Urumqi, the largest city in Chinese Central Asia, where he walks the city’s migrant communities with his camera. Anthropologist Darren Byler discusses his photographs, Lin’s version of a Buddhist life, and his way … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freeway Park
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 2 @ 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 3 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Jun 4 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Garfield High School
Donate your goods that didn’t make it through spring cleaning to the Garfield High School Goodwill Drive on June 4th. Use the entrance behind the school on Alder to find the Goodwill trucks. Proceeds go to the Class of 2017.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Gardening Advice from the King County Master Gardeners program. This is a special one-off clinic for the north Capitol Hill neighborhood, run by two of your neighborhood Master Gardeners. Bring your questions on what to plant, how to grow … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,North Capitol Hill,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Sports/Recreation,Theater,Other Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Evolv Fitness of Seattle Contact: Gracie Garnet Contact Phone: (206) 294-5884 Contact Email: jelloundergroundsea@gmail.com Site Contact Details: evolvseattle@gmail.com Pre-Register: No Cost: 15.00 Registration Details: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2524175 Price: … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM Muse Collective Theater
  The Muse Collective Presents MARRY ME A LITTLE To celebrate the anniversary of last year’s gay marriage ruling and to kick off Gay Pride, The Muse Collective will present an evening of musical theater hits and jazz standards centered … Continue reading
Jun 5 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is kicking-off another year of Pride Month with our annual Clean Sweep event, in partnership with Pridefest, on Sunday June 5th! Volunteers gather at Cal Anderson Park at 10am for coffee & pastries sponsored by our local Starbucks! … Continue reading

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