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:

August – September 2014

2014 Hopvine Tennis Tournament @ Volunteer Park Tennis Courts
2014 Hopvine Tennis Tournament @ Volunteer Park Tennis Courts | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 27 @ 4:00 PM
“Bring a racquet and a  partner (if you have one)” “$5 court fee” “food and beverage always welcomed”
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 27 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM adult comedy theater
Caught One Handed is the shockingly true and hilariously personal story of a confused kid named Noah caught between a cross and hard place. Trigger [...]
Rain City Poetry Slam @ Scratch Deli
Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM all ages poetry poetry slam
Rain City Slam is Seattle’s newest poetry slam! Open Mic, Featured Poet and a Poetry Slam Every Wednesday at 8pm (sharp), $3 admission (credit/debit cards [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Open Houses – Aug. 28th @ Miller Community Center  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 28 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Please join us at upcoming open houses for the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway to learn what greenway routes have been proposed for the project. The [...]
Brenthaven Medina Launch Party @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Brenthaven Medina Launch Party @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Aug 28 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM #capitolhill free events
We would like to invite you to meet Medina, Brenthaven’s brand new luxury bag line. Come meet the designers behind it and enjoy drinks, appetizers, [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Strikerfit Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop @ Montlake Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM #getripped #kettlebells exercise fitness
To get the most out of kettlebell exercises, you need great technique. Whether you’ve been attending our classes, incorporating kettlebell exercise into workouts on your [...]
Seattle Police Picnic at Cal Anderson Park @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The annual free event moves into Cal Anderson Park for the first time
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Rival FIT Camp Benefiting Gilda's Club @ Cal Anderson Park
Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT Camp [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 31 @ 2:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Engine 9 Brewery Tap Takeover @ Capitol Cider
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM #CapitolCider Beer tasting tap takeover
Head Brewery for Engine #9 Brewery out of Tacoma, Shane Johns, will be in attendance and we’ll have 9 taps dedicated to their beers! Especially [...]
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Aug 31 @ 9:00 PM – Sep 1 @ 2:00 AM gaming gaymer Neighbours Nightclub PAX Prime queer geek video games
Pink Party Prime Sunday, Aug 31 / 9pm – Close Neighbours Nightclub / 1509 Broadway $15 Gen Adm / $30 VIP 21+ It’s back and [...]
"Red Door" Campaign and 5K Run/Walk @ Gilda's Club Seattle  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Gilda’s Club Seattle announces the Red Door Campaign. The main focus of the “Red Door” campaign is to promote Gilda’s Club to the greater [...]
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 [...]
CHS History: Pony opens 2009
Sep 3 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2009/09/01/pony-to-open-for-reals-this-thursday
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