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 16 – Aug 25 all-day All over Seattle
The Seattle Design Festival is a program of Design in Public, a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization that promotes the role of design in improving our city.  Design in Public is a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter of the American … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Melrose Market
Bring your kitchen knives or camp knives or scissors or anything that you have that has a dull edge to Melrose Market on Saturday and have them hand sharpened while you wait or drop them off for pickup later the … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Trees are evermore critical to making Seattle a healthy and worthwhile place to be. In addition to capturing and storing the carbon dioxide that threatens our climate, they also cool down “heat islands”, help prevent dirty stormwater from entering our … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Saturday we are touring the diverse faces of Spanish wine – from the crisp and slightly effervescent Txakoli to a rich well-developed Rioja.  Come take the tour with us. 2017 Rezabal Txakoli Blanco  $15 100% Hondarrabi Zuri Rezabal is … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eat Local
Learn how easy it can be to make fresh pasta! Learn form chefs how to mix and roll pasta by hand and leave with a pound of your very own handmade pasta! Samples are offered throughout the class, and you … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
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Aug 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM New Freeway Hall
  Women’s Rights Day Film Showing   BIRTHRIGHT: A War Story An urgent look at the far-reaching attacks on women’s ability to control their own bodies in the U.S. In the full-length film Birthright, award-winning investigative journalist Civia Tamarkin probes … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
A new creepy comedy by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Catherine Blake Smith August 2-31, 2019 Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm After murdering the Matron at the Starling Home for Feeble Minded children, two orphaned sisters set out to find their–probably … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 8:00 PM Northwest Film Forum
AUGUST 22-24 VIP pre-show wine & cupcake tasting: 6–7:30pm Doors: 7pm Showtime: 8pm Saturday, August 24 $50 General Admission $60 VIP Tickets † Closing Night guests’ tickets include admission to a post-show after-party, with a DJ set to close out … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Capitol Hill Meditation Sit/Class on with Rebel Saints Meditation Society. Sunday Morning10:30 AM to Noon Learn how to use the practice of meditation to become more kind, more compassionate and more forgiving towards yourself, towards others and towards the world. … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
We continue with our all Spanish weeekend at Madrona Wine Merchants with a couple of reasonably priced late summer sippers. Vinho Verde for the back porch, and a Grancha blend to have with the BBQ. Come sample with us. 2017 … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Miller Community Center
Rain City Soccer Club is Seattle’s LGBTQ+ soccer organization, and Kickabout is your weekly chance to come play 90 minutes of soccer, make new friends, and learn more about Rain City. Find us on Facebook or Instagram for more info. … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 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:TweetEmailPrint
Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Poco Wine + Spirits
Join us for your weekly dose of brainy drinking. – Max team size of 6. – Winning team takes home a $40 gift card!Share:TweetEmailPrint
Aug 27 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
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