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:

Mar 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
An Interactive Exhibition In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the virtual reality experience Virtual Bauhaus will tour North America. Bauhaus, the iconic school of design, architecture, and applied arts, existed in Dessau, Germany, from 1919 to 1933. In spirit … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway
Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway & Jimmy’s on Broadway April 24th, 2019 Capitol Hill residents and businesses, please join us at our Spring Open House Event! Share:TweetEmail
Apr 24 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Works Seattle
Make like a mixologist and impress your friends with handcrafted cocktails from ingredients grown right out your back door! Join the Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda and Venise to dive into the world of garden-to-glass cocktails and mocktails. These ladies can’t … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Cloud Room
You are invited to an evening conversation (and book signing) to help you Get Your Sh*t Together on Money, End-of-Life Planning and Leaving a Legacy. Chanel Reynolds (What Matters Most) co-hosts with celebrated local authors Vicki Robin (Your Money or … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
3033190 – Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 5-story, 37-unit apartment building. No parking proposed. 3032716 – Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 7-story, 125-unit apartment building. Parking for 176 vehicles proposed. Existing 4-story building to remain. View … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Works Seattle
We’ve all been “tidying up,” right?! Go beyond your closet with tips, tricks, and life-hacks galore, courtesy of professional organizer Alex Phillips, Founder of Streamline Seattle. In this 90-minute class, you’ll learn everything from scheduling tips to cleaning and household … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Optimism Brewing Company
Drink Beer, Stay Fierce! Optimism Brewing Company is hosting the second annual Fierce Ladies Beer Fest, a craft-beer fest featuring women-brewed beers! The fierce ladies from all over Washington state breweries dedicated International Womxn’s Day to brew up a batch … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Loneliness is as much a hazard to human health as smoking or obesity, leading to cardiovascular disease, poor mental and physical health, and early death. Social isolation in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, creating a largely invisible public … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
We’ll celebrate both Earth Day and National Poetry month by featuring eco-poetics as a mode of creative resistance​. This reading and discussion will launch the​ Copper Canyon Press​ anthology HERE: Poems for the Planet. Showcasing poets who write with urgency and hope about the … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM – Apr 28 @ 9:00 PM 18th & Union
Back by popular demand, Woody Shticks plunges back into the existential comedy vacuum with renewed glitz, gusto, and grilled cheese to get to the bottom of it all. But again, Who Cares! Shticks revives this sparkling solo explosion packed with … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM Stumptown Coffee
Stop by for our Public Tastings each Friday. Reservations recommended: stumptowntastings.eventbrite.comShare:TweetEmail
Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cornish College of the Arts (see website fir venue info)
The BFA Exhibition is the crowning achievement of graduating seniors from the visual arts departments and announces their introduction to the community as emerging artists, filmmakers, designers, and interior architects. Join us in celebrating their conceptual, imagistic, and technical levels … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Frye Art Museum
Please note the new program date; originally scheduled for Thursday, April 4, this program will now occur on Friday, April 26. Artist Tschabalala Self is joined in conversation by scholar Kemi Adeyemi in discussion of the current exhibition Tschabalala Self. ABOUT … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Sweet 16 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Stevie Nicks, the Rolling Stones, Little Big Town, The Killers, and more! We will be performing three shows … Continue reading
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