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:

Aug 28 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 29 @ 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
BAG SALE is Friday, August 28th ONLY opening at 11:00 am (come early because the clothes go fast). Fill a bag of clothing from our basement for only $7.00 per bag. Enter through the parking lot, not the main store … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 10:00 AM – Aug 30 @ 5:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Time to get outfitted for the Fall! Once you’re done shopping, at the register, you’ll find out if your apparel purchases are 15% off, 25% off, or 50%. This for regular priced apparel only. But don’t worry, sale apparel is … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Hundreds of books, many like new. All genres, including fiction, science, history, art, biography, how-to, philosophy. Paperbacks $1, Hardbacks $2 Free lemonade! Will be re-scheduled in the event of rain. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 29 @ 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Punk Rock Post Office
  You may not believe this, but Seattle’s PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET will be BIGGER and BADDER than ever on Saturday August 29, 2015! You can quote me on that. Check this out: We are once again at our fantastic … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle Japanese Garden
Watch candlelit boats float across the koi pond and stroll luminary lined garden paths while flute and string music fills the night air. O-tsukimi is our most romantic event, welcoming the arrival of the full moon in Japanese tradition. Moon … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle Japanese Garden
Watch candlelit boats float across the koi pond and stroll luminary lined garden paths while flute music fills the air.  O-tsukimi is our most romantic event. For one enchanting evening a year, the Japanese garden is magically lit up with lanterns … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Though our show is all ages, parents should be aware that Spring Awakening contains adult subject matter, some explicit language, and brief nudity.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM In the middle of East Pike Street (b/w Broadway and 10th Ave)
There’ll be swinging, swaying and records playing this Saturday night. Join instructors from Capitol Hill’s very own Century Ballroom for introductory lessons in swing and salsa. Bring your partner and take over Pike Street as you dance the night away! … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$15 Advance General, $12 Advance Student/Senior/TPS $18 General at the door, $15 Student/Senior/TPS at the door $10 for all on Thursdays Pay What You Can on Mondays Double Date Deal! (4 General Admissions for $50)Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 29 @ 9:00 PM – Aug 30 @ 2:00 AM Neumos
Jetspace and Queer Geek! Seattle present Pink Party Prime 7 featuring voice actor Troy Baker Saturday, Aug 29 9pm – 2am Neumos Seattle 21+ It’s back and it’s better than ever! It’s Pink Party Prime 7! Bring your PAX party … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Aug 31 all-day Capitol Hill Library
ICE CREAM STORY TIMES AT THE CAPITOL HILL BRANCH AUG. 31 AND SEPT. 2 Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun as they make and eat ice cream on Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Sep 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 – 8pm The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937.  Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937. Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in North America, the Woodland … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading

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