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:

Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
Seattle Audubon Society recently released an oral history book written and produced by Constance Sidles: “Caring for Birds & Nature: 100 Years of Seattle Audubon.” This is not really a book about the past, however. It is a book to … Continue reading
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
#LHAAFF 2017 is a four day curated experience in the heart of Seattle dedicated to celebrating Black brilliance in independent cinema. In its 14th year, the festival presents provocative films and works about the Black experience shot from an independent … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 11:00 AM – Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM The Riveter
Armoire (www.armoire.style) and The Riveter are joining forces for a special Pop-Up event to wrap up the soft launch of the Riveter in style. Armoire will set up a sample of the their collection in the Riveter’s gorgeous, new space – we would … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 27 @ 6:27 PM
From Lifelong Lifelong’s Dining Out For Life presented by BECU returns for its 24th year Thursday, April 27! On this day, around 80 restaurants in the Seattle area donate 30-50% of their proceeds to Lifelong’s vital programs that support people … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 7:00 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
A night of brilliant short films that showcase a range of ideas, emotions and storytelling styles. Enjoy lively music, bubbly beverages and nibbles as we launch the 14th year of The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival! Short Films include:  DIVINE … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
  Join Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong for this free annual event celebrating the healing arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. We will gather at 10:30am and share practice together until noon. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or experience. … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Summit
Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an upcoming Open House. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM McCaw Hall
The first festival showcasing cheese and meat (charcuterie) arrives in Seattle on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the Pacific Northwest the Cheese and Meat festival will exhibit both international and local cheese and … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Lakewood Seward Park Community Center
Kadima Radical Community Auction: The Force Awakens Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5 – 9:30 pm Lakewood Seward Park Community Center Celebrate this Star Wars themed evening with live music, a silent and live auction, and a Faces of the Moon photo … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
DREAMSTATES        Dir. Anisia Uzeyman                 1:14:00 Equal parts love story, road movie, and Americana, DREAMSTATES tells the haunting tale of two wayward souls (Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman) discovering their … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Madrona Arms
Join Crooked Trails for good company, cheap drinks and a super fun night of trivia that will take you around the world. $1 pints and food specials for players. Fantastic prizes for winners! Suggested Donation of $10 per player. All proceeds … Continue reading
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
May 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
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