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:

Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Grace Church Seattle
Join us in observing the beginning of the Lenten season. Nursery and Grace Kids activities available (ages 6months-3years).Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College Fine Arts Building
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern belly dance or refine your moves in this all-levels, medium-paced class. You’ll gain strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning a powerful form of artistic expression. All bodies and genders welcomeShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mighty Mights indoor playground with cookies and hot cocoaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SECOND THURSDAY / EVERY / MONTH 5PM to 8PM or later HOST A SHOW The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and later. All businesses and artistic spaces on Capitol … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hybrid_Space
Join us on the February edition of the Capitol Hill Art Walk for “Keyword_Cow” by studiorefugio. A series of short videos from the “keyword” collage series, where studiorefugio “googled” a word and then compiled those images into a blur of … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
In 2016, we’re exploring different wine regions at POCO as part of our Wine Around the World series. This month we’re exploring an area of the United States that produces sparkling wines for Gruet. Come try one of Wine Spectator’s … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Public Library Capitol Hill Branch
Expecting parents or parents interested in PEPS can drop in to a While You’re Waiting (http://www.peps.org/programs/expecting) info session at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. 425 Harvard Ave … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM El Centro de la Raza
Perfect for Valentine’s: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at El Centro de la Raza. Learn how to make Tortilla Español, mystery small Bites to accompany the main dish and … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Indoor tot gym, cookies and juiceShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 10th Ave S Hillclimb
The Seattle Housing Authority invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of the new 10th Ave S Hillclimb, connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of First Hill and Yesler with Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. About the 10th Ave S … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 13 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Central Cinema
Join members of the Seattle Feminist Drinking Club for an afternoon of fundraising, solidarity, hella amazing raffle prizes, centered around a screening of the award winning film, Vessel. In Vessel you’ll witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 4:00 PM – Feb 15 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Treat yourself to some lovely beverages on February 13 & 14 at POCO! Enjoy spirits or unique wine flights curated for the occasion – alone, with a friend or that special someone. Sign up for alerts about this event on … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 8:00 PM – Feb 14 @ 12:00 AM CANVAS Event Space
Join Intiman as we kick off our signature #SHOWTHELOVE Fundraising Campaign, celebrate our powerful community of supporters, and showcase incredible local talent with a line-up of performances by C. Davida Ingram, Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Shontina Vernon. Join us at CANVAS … Continue reading

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