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:

November – December 2014

Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 29 all-day #drinks deal Food
Dine Around Seattle runs November 2 through November 30. Three course prix-fixe dinner menus are offered for $33, with many offering lunch for $18, Sundays [...]
Pratt Fine Arts Center Holiday Art Sale @ Pratt Print/2D Studios
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM
Pratt Fine Arts Center’s annual Holiday Art Sale showcases an exceptional selection of art and unique gifts made by our extended community of artists working [...]
Holidays in Seattle @ Westlake Park
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Nov 28 all-day Holiday
Holiday spirit and seasonal festivities return to Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle beginning on Nov. 28 with the opening of the Alaska Airlines Winter Village, [...]
Shop the Hill 2014 @ Across the Hill
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Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/shopthehill/ Shoppers will receive deep discounts and great giveaways at local retailers on Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th. Find what makes Capitol Hill [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
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Nov 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
Indies First @ Elliott Bay Book Co.
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Nov 29 @ 10:00 AM
Last year, in response to a call from Sherman Alexie, writers around the country took turns as booksellers in independent bookstores everywhere–including at many Seattle [...]
2014 Seattle Marathon
Nov 30 all-day
The course starts near Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison, next to the Experience Music Project. Entrants will travel through downtown streets, along the shores [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
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Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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 [...]
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE - Seattle's Independent Creative Market @ Melrose Market Studios
Nov 30 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE is an independent, creative market supporting local business, artists, designers and studios. Local Businesses include: Ampersand as Apostrophe- BDR Studio – Blk [...]
Love-In II @ Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City Health Project
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Dec 1 @ 6:00 PM
An evening of spoken word, poetry, and drag to honor World AIDS Day. Related
Women’s Kung Fu: Beginner Series Classes @ Seven Star Women's Kung Fu | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Want to learn self defense? Curious about martial arts? Interested in joining a welcoming community of women who love to have fun? Our Beginner’s Cycle [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
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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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Trivia Night!  @ Central Cinema
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – Dec 10 @ 8:15 PM Buffy the vampire slayer central cinema Map Theatre trivia night
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Trivia Night! TWO NIGHTS!!!!!! (same questions both nights) December 3rd and December 10th ————————————————- Sharpen your Mr Pointys (or your teeth) [...]
Seattle University Christmas Tree Lighting @ Student Center, Lemiuex Library, McGoldrick Learning Commons Plaza
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Dec 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Don’t miss Seattle University’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Join the Seattle University community as we gather to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. A [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
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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 [...]
Groundswell 2014 @ The Bullitt Center
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Cascadia Green Building Council is hosting Groundswell, a year-end celebration of green building leadership and achievement, on December 5th at the Bullitt Center in Seattle. [...]
Weekly Thursday Meditation Groups 9:30 A and 6:30 PM @ Meditate Seattle Studio
1/2 hr silent meditation. no experience required. Arrival a few minutes early if you need instructions. Related
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1/2 hour silent meditation. No experience required. Arrive a few minutes early if you need instructions in meditation. Related

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