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:

Jan 22 – Feb 7 all-day Northwest Film Forum
It’s a kid’s film festival: over the past decade, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. We can’t wait to see you for the … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
A 3 hour “crash course” in what you really need to know to begin a regular meditation practice. We recommend the four-session Primordial Sound meditation class whenever possible because it is the most thorough way to begin an effective practice. But … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 8:00 PM SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building
1420 E Howell St Design Proposal (111 MB) Review Meeting: January 28, 8:00 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review Phase: Recommendation past reviews Project Number: 3017142 permit status | notice Planner: Lindsay King Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kingfish Cafe
“January 29, 30, and 31 The Kingfish Cafe will be having a garage sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 602 19th Avenue East. We look forward to seeing you!” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 30 all-day Annex Theatre
Zapoi! Written by Quinn Armstrong Directed by Kaytlin McIntyreJan 30 – Feb 21 Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm | Mon, Feb 9 industry night All Thurs PWYC $20 general/$18 advance tickets $12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student   … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kingfish Cafe
“January 29, 30, and 31 The Kingfish Cafe will be having a garage sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 602 19th Avenue East. We look forward to seeing you!” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 30 @ 5:00 PM Cupcake Royale E Pike
WHO: 12s! WHAT: Cupcake Royale invites everyone to be a 12th Man and to celebrate with the city’s LARGEST 12th Man cake! Celebrity cake cutters will be on hand to serve you a FREE slice. WHY: The Seahawks are going … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 31 all-day Annex Theatre
Zapoi! Written by Quinn Armstrong Directed by Kaytlin McIntyreJan 30 – Feb 21 Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm | Mon, Feb 9 industry night All Thurs PWYC $20 general/$18 advance tickets $12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student   … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keystone Congregational Church
A forum on Climate Change legislation in Olympia will be held on Saturday morning, January 31 at Keystone Congregational Church,  5019 Keystone Place N in the Wallingford neighborhood. The forum will provide you with information regarding the bills supported by … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kingfish Cafe
“January 29, 30, and 31 The Kingfish Cafe will be having a garage sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 602 19th Avenue East. We look forward to seeing you!” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 31 @ 2:00 PM Seattle Central Public Library
“Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Public Library (1000 4th Avenue) on Saturday, January 31st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, a consulting producer of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fremont Studios
Gay Bingo returns on Saturday, January 31 with all of the glitz, glamour and gaiety of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Packed with dynamic drag performances, quirky cocktails and a hot mess of spinning, twirling balls—this event supports the food, … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 1 all-day
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Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – Feb 1 @ 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
Campfire BBQ will be interrupting our regular Sunday music program to bring you the event of the season as the Hawks showdown against the Patriots! We will start a little early for those of you who would like to pick … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 2:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM The Summit Building
LET’S GO HAWKS! Looking to go out and have a good time with others cheering on the Seahawks? You are welcome to come to First Covenant Church’s ‘Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party’. Young and old alike will join to watch the … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading

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