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:

Dec 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM – Jan 31 2018 @ 12:00 PM Red Chair Salon
Bring items to Red Chair Salon  through January. We’re located at 324 15th Ave East Seattle 98112 (206) 922-2427 Redchairrocks.com Donation Items: New & Like New (Clean/Gently Used) * Warm Blankets (Twin Size) * Winter Items! Coats, Hats, Scarves, & … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Thursdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and  techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 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 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Three years after the Watergate scandal ended his presidency, Richard Nixon agreed to break his silence in a series of interviews with up-and-coming British broadcaster David Frost. Behind-the-scenes it was a battle of egos for the upper hand in controlling … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 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 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Low-key, high-energy social partner dancing. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each other. From 7:20-8pm  is a free lesson for total beginners in turning partner dance, ideal if you don’t even know if you want … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Three years after the Watergate scandal ended his presidency, Richard Nixon agreed to break his silence in a series of interviews with up-and-coming British broadcaster David Frost. Behind-the-scenes it was a battle of egos for the upper hand in controlling … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
UPDATE: On January 20th and 21st, 2018, come together with your friends, neighbors, children and allies to recommit to another year of resistance and support. Together we will pledge our allegiance to the collective liberation of ALL of our communities. Last … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 1/13/18 – 3/17/18 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Infuse your portraits with a new level of creativity! Join us as we experiment with a variety of media and techniques such as: Gouache Acrylics Collage Mixed media … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – Jan 21 @ 12:00 AM Optimism Brewery
Optimism Brewing Company, Capitol Hill’s locally- and family-owned brewery, will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 20th, 2018. To help mark the occasion, Optimism will host live bands, a large charity and hourly raffles, debut limited-edition beers on … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
You do everything together. Why not a share an experience? Create a book together, using a favorite (short) quote from each person. This Learn Letterpress class will cover how to hand set type and the basics of using photopolymer plates … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
The Friends of the Conservatory would like to invite you to the next series of unique fundraisers featuring local light art and music, set inside the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory… LUSIO LIGHTS —————————– “Lusio Lights” is a series of after-hours … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Centilia Cultural Center
We invite you to join friends and members of the Kadima Reconstructionist Community on Saturday evening, Jan. 20, to celebrate and honor an individual and/or an organization in the Pacific Northwest who are leading forces in tikkun olam – repairing … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Centilia Cultural Center
We invite you to join friends and members of the Kadima Reconstructionist Community on Saturday evening, Jan. 20, to celebrate and honor an individual and/or an organization in the Pacific Northwest who are leading forces in tikkun olam – repairing … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Three years after the Watergate scandal ended his presidency, Richard Nixon agreed to break his silence in a series of interviews with up-and-coming British broadcaster David Frost. Behind-the-scenes it was a battle of egos for the upper hand in controlling … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle First Baptist Church
Mary Hould stars in the story of one woman, her incontinent dog and her dating (mis)adventures in Seattle. An evening of music in a cabaret setting Easy parkingShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 21 all-day Varies
After you march on J20, join us in J21, to learn new ways to protest and change this country- – On January 21st, We are thrilled to announce the first round of neighborhood hubs for Womxn Act on Seattle. These … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts' Pike-Pine room
Central Hills Triangle Collaborative – Join the Tours and Charrette Funded by a $48,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund, the Collaborative is a major Lid I–5 design initiative that will bring together the First Hill, Downtown, Denny Triangle, and Capitol Hill communities throughout 2018. We’ll … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 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 21 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
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