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:

Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 5:00 PM Ghost Gallery
” ‘Echoes’ is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed … Continue reading
Mar 5 all-day Brenthaven Flagship Store
Sample Sale and Clearance Event One-of-a-kind Brenthaven Bags up to 75% OFF Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Garfield High School Commons
Major construction coming to 23rd Avenue in April Open house on March 5 SEATTLE – Seattle’s Central Area will soon enjoy a newly designed 23rd Avenue through the heart of the neighborhood. Starting in April, the Seattle Department of Transportation … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Join Tracy Flynn from Welcoming Schools leading an interactive workshop about Family Diversity. “Family is the most basic element of self-identification for young children; it shapes and informs their sense of self and who they are in the world. It … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 7:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
March 5th – 7th: Please join LWGMS as they present Shrek The Musical. Tickets are 10 dollars and can be reserved at Brown Paper Tickets. Shows take place at 7:00 p.m. on March 5th and 6th, with a 2 p.m. … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM Northwest Film Forum
Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner and Greg Cohen Filmmakers Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans in attendance! Thursday, Mar 05 at 08:00PM Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 7:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
March 5th – 7th: Please join LWGMS as they present Shrek The Musical. Tickets are 10 dollars and can be reserved at Brown Paper Tickets. Shows take place at 7:00 p.m. on March 5th and 6th, with a 2 p.m. … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall Seattle
Code for America’s Jen Pahlka will discuss how government can deliver better services that have tangible impacts in communities—with new technologies, apps, and transparency at the forefront. Drawing on her experience as former US Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and the … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 9:00 PM Chop Suey
Chop Suey’s Soft Opening feat. Constant Lovers You lean your drunk head, watery-eyed and open-jawed, towards hands that clutch the disgusting, dripping dog; it’s slick with fried onions and the mustard is already running down the inside of your thumb. … Continue reading
Mar 7 all-day Central Cinema
PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE 3:00 PM 7:00 PM AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON 9:30 PM Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 7 @ 3:30 PM Saint Mark's Catherdral
Choir of the Sound returns to Saint Mark’s Cathedral to perform a moving classical concert, featuring Missa Campana, with special guests Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier hand bell ensemble. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO T-Shirt and Jeans Party Well it seems that winter might have ended early. We were thinking you could put the sweaters and rain boots away Saturday, March 7th and sport your favorite Sexy T-shirt and Jeans outfit. DJ … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM The Sorrento Hotel
Harpist Monica Schley’s new project The Daphnes will debut an evening of new music, 7:30pm on March 7 at The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison St). The Daphnes are an an all-female unconventional chamber quartet featuring: Monica Schley (harp and voice); … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sole Repair
On March 8th, The Savvy Marketplace is back at it for the fourth consecutive month with high quality, thoughtfully chosen local artisans. With other fun attractions like live music, a huge raffle, cocktails and coffee, it’s hard to compare it … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 8 @ 6:00 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
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Porchlight Coffee
Come spend an evening with Charlene Blackwell, owner of local vegan bath company Coast & Clearing, as she shares her passion for bath and body care products with you! She will be highlighting her company’s product lines, dispensing samples, and … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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