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:

July – August 2014

Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Jul 22 @ 6:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM Class español language spanish
Our cultural Spanish classes are instructed by professional native Spanish speakers in an interactive community-based setting. Learn more and improve Spanish language skills while you [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 22 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Double Trouble Book Presentation @ Vermillion
Jul 23 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM author reading book release party
DOUBLE TROUBLE Book Presentation with Tod Seelie & Mike Force. Tod Seelie has been living and photographing in NYC since 1997. He recently published a [...]
Living Liner Notes @ The Project Room
Living Liner Notes @ The Project Room
A celebration and conversation with musicians featured on the new release Wheedle’s Groove Volume Two: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972-1987, hosted by CityArts [...]
comePASSSIONparty - jubilee women's center fundraiser at glasswing @ glasswing shop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
please join us for cocktails and an opportunity to learn more about jubilee women’s center, a fantastic capitol hill non-profit. explore glasswing shop and enjoy [...]
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
We continue to explore best practices to ‘resolve public safety’, we are engaging all East Precinct citizens in identifying how we can best serve our [...]
Jockstraps and Glitter 4 @ Cal Anderson
“Jockstraps & Glitter” is back, continuing a tradition of kickball games/fundraisers for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How did health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different? How does Canada’s system work? We will view [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
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