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:

Oct 14 – Oct 23 all-day Seattle Arts Museum
Immerse yourself in the rich cultures and stories of South Asia at the 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) this fall. SSAFF is an 11-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films & forums that will engage viewers to dialogue openly … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – Nov 19 @ 7:38 AM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc directed by Makaela Pollock October 20-November 19, 2016 Previews: October 20-22 & 27 Opening Night: October 28 Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm Mainstage at … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
This Free, 8-week series, beginning Friday September 16th. is open to everyone of all ability levels; no prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle, blanket, pillow, journal/pen, and your own mat, if you prefer. We … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Gamma Ray Games
It’s BAAAACCCKKKK! This time on a monthly schedule! Do you like Cards Against Humanity? How about a little trivia? Join Seattle’s most boxy-hipped, athletic drag queen for an evening of fun at Gamma Ray Games / Ray Gun Lounge! Teams … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mighty-O Donuts Capitol Hill
This Saturday Mighty-O Donuts is celebrating their one year anniversary at their Capitol Hill location. The celebration will consist of tastings, raffles and cheap donuts! 9am – 11am kombucha tasting 11am – 3pm cartoon club and free minis 12 Noon … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Piedmontese wines range from the light and easy to the complex and serious.  This Saturday we’re tasting an array of wines from Piedmont that show off the diversity of the region.  Come with us as we stroll through the vineyards. … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Frye Art Museum Recital Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award winning classical guitarist Travis Johnson in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Bach, Turina, and Johanson. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye Information … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Diamond Parking Lot on Broadway
Street Fighter fans and 90s kids everywhere get ready for some nostalgia as RumbleMonkey, Seattle’s newest eSports community, hosts its first-ever “Rumble in the Streets” event Saturday, October 22 from 6-11pm. Join a passionate group of casual to competitive gamers … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM V2
For 30 years, Artist Trust has supported thousands of artists in Washington State through grants and resources — and it’s time to celebrate! We’re throwing a huge party on October 22, featuring art, live music, films, readings, and performances from … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cone and Steiner
Please come by Cone & Steiner for our annual pumpkin carving party!  Come enjoy the company and some food and drink.  Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 23 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Kadima
Join us to honor the different institutional generations of Kadima over our 39-year history, from founders to folks with us for the first time. We’ll dance, unroll our Women’s Torah – the first torah scroll ever scribed by women -eat, … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Oct 24 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Beginning Monday, October 3rd, Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong will be offering a new class, Tai Chi for Seniors. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Do you have a story to tell? Be it non-fiction, fiction or family history, this workshop will be the springboard for your writing projects. Learn the basics of how to write stories which tap into your creativity, and resonate with … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Quantum Martial Arts
 The body is the physical manifestation of the mind: posture is an expression of the nervous system and represents unconscious habits. When we practice yoga we use the breath to shape the body and harness the mind. By cultivating awareness … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lowell Elementary School – Cafeteria -
SDOT will hold two community meetings to discuss the public path near Lowell Elementary between E Roy and Federal Ave that has been closed because of concerns raised by the school’s PTA. October 25 – 4-6 pm Lowell Elementary School … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center from Urban Horticulture
7-part course: Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm, starting September 20 and ending November 1 The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works, and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Wednesday, October 26th, 8:30am-12:00pm Finding attractive, functional small trees for small scale planting spaces is an ongoing design challenge.   Relying on pruning methods to maintain smaller tree sizes is not usually sustainable in the long run.  This session will … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
There is a hidden treasure among shrub species in the unending quest for good small scale trees for urban gardens.   We will look at a special group of evergreen and deciduous selections among the Arboretum’s plantings that reveal the … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  Become the master of your photographic domain. Learn to use the cameras you already have on your smartphone or tablet and begin to master a handful of amazing photography apps that will help you make stunning pictures to populate … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
The Cal Anderson Park Walking Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Meet new friends, exercise, and gather for occasional pot lucks in the Shelter House with neighbors! All ages, abilities, and pets welcome. This group … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160
Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Design Proposal … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Office Nomads
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