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:

May 7 – May 29 all-day Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Arts Center
Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5-8pm in the SAAS Arts Center. All three floors of the Arts Center will be hung gallery style with the work done throughout the entire year by grades 6 through 12. There will also … Continue reading
May 14 – Jun 7 all-day Egyptian, Harvard Exit... and beyond
SIFF 2015 by the numbers:  450 films / 92 countries / 193 feature films / 70 documentary features / 19 archival films / 164 short films / 4 secret films / 49 World Premieres (23 features, 26 shorts) / 51 North American Premieres (33 features, 18 shorts) / 18 … Continue reading
May 18 @ 8:00 AM – May 31 @ 8:00 PM
Our annual auction features over 100 great items this year, including Alaska Airlines tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and even a pole dancing class! Many of the items and gift certificates are from fabulous Capitol Hill businesses. You can browse these … Continue reading
May 19 @ 7:00 PM – Jun 23 @ 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for everyone and fun to learn. Learning sign language is a great way to teach diversity awareness, cultural perspectives, and how to communicate when they meet a Deaf person. A basic grasp … Continue reading
May 21 – May 31 all-day Broadway Performance Hall
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 25 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Li'l Woody's
We’re at it again! To say THANK YOU for your continued support and all the love you’ve shown us over the years, we’re giving out free burgers this #MemorialDay on Monday, May 25th 2015. From 2-5pm, come to either locations … Continue reading
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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May 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Seattle University
Tracking Snow Leopards and National Teaching Trends for Environmental Justice Engage with CEJS faculty fellows about their research. Dr. Miguel’s expertise in algorithms designed to process digital images is being used to assist conservation biologists studying snow leopards. Dr. Tucker … Continue reading
May 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Douglass-Truth Library
Join in a refreshingly radical and open monthly conversation about ideas and current events. This month’s topic will be ”Building Women’s Leadership in Movements for Social Change.” Some of the questions discussed include: what does it mean for women to … Continue reading
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Harvard Exit Theater
“As part of their dinner series, SIFF presents this screening of Steak (R)evolution followed by dinner at Manhattan. The ticket price includes the film screening, chef’s menu, wine, tax, and gratuity.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“A Small Indiscretion is a novel about a woman who realizes she isn’t as content with her life as she thought she was.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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 to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
May 26 @ 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM Re-Bar
Seattle Poetry Slam presents an open slam with featured poet, DeAnn Emett! About the slam: Open Slams are open to all. There are three rounds with elimination following each round. There is a three minute time limit per poem, with … Continue reading
May 26 @ 8:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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 to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
May 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM Seattle Tennis Club
Four Seattle-based, female business owners, and recovering perfectionists, have come together to pen a book about striving to do it all in life and what they’ve learned along the way. The Imperfect Perfectionist offers helpful seasonal tips to overachieving perfectionists … Continue reading
May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
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May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
Invisible Arcade is a recurring video game expo/concert mashup event in Seattle. It’s a place to discover amazing games through play and performance. Performers play their games on-stage as a performance for the audience. Additionally, all games are playable throughout … Continue reading
May 29 – May 31 all-day Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Just around the corner at 13th and East Howell, Athena, Dimos, Andrea, Joanna and others are busy making baklava, bougatsa, loukoumades, tiropita and other Greek delicacies! If you don’t know what these are, you haven’t lived!!! The baking team and … Continue reading
May 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

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