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:

Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 30 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Think you know everything about witchcraft and wizardry? Test your skills at the most popular trivia night in Seattle on Monday, August 29 at 8 PM. The winning team takes the Quidditch Cup title — and all the cash! Trivia … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, August 9-30th This series will also be offered in September and November Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 30 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 31 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 5:11 PM – 6:11 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Northwest Film Forum
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Aug 31 @ 12:00 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
Aug 31 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Volunteer Park
Volunteer Park Trust presents Free Outdoor Yoga in the Park. Come practice yoga in nature with your neighbors and friends. Imagine looking skyward in the morning to blue skies and billowing clouds as we practice mindful yoga in our city’s … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 4:00 PM – Sep 1 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
Volunteer Park Trust AMPHITHEATER PROJECT Public Meeting: CONCEPT DESIGN Please come to Miller Community Center on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM for a presentation of the concept design for the new Volunteer ParkAmphitheater. Project consultants ORA Architects and Walker … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
Volunteer Park Trust AMPHITHEATER PROJECT Public Meeting: CONCEPT DESIGN Please come to Miller Community Center on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM for a presentation of the concept design for the new Volunteer Park Amphitheater. Project consultants ORA Architects and … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Sep 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Sep 1 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
H / W: Away Home Team: Oakland Raiders Visiting Team: Seattle Seahawks Stadium: O.Co Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Information: http://www.coliseum.com/ TV: Q13 FOX Link: http://Seahawks.com/Schedule Time is to be determined and schedule subject to change. Please check Seahawks.com for the … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall
Internationally-known artist Deborah Butterfield has spent her entire life getting to know horses as a rider, as a rancher, and as a sculptor of them since the late 1970s. Her sculptures are no less mysterious for being instantly recognizable, using … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pistil Books
Hundreds of books in all categories, including fiction, art, science, history, biography, do-it-yourself, crafts, philosophy, and more.  Many like new. Paperbacks $1 Hardbacks $2 Come on by and say hello.  Free lemonade! We will re-schedule in the event of rain. … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,North Capitol Hill,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Sports/Recreation,Theater,Other Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Evolv Fitness of Seattle Contact: Gracie Garnet Contact Phone: (206) 294-5884 Contact Email: jelloundergroundsea@gmail.com Site Contact Details: evolvseattle@gmail.com Pre-Register: No Cost: 15.00 Registration Details: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2524175 Price: … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 9:00 PM – Sep 4 @ 2:00 AM Neumos
PINK PARTY PRIME 8 Saturday, Sep 3 / 9pm – 2am Neumos (925 E Pike St, Seattle) $15 / 21+ Pink Party Prime 8 returns to Neumos on Saturday, September 3. Bring your PAX party to our party, the biggest … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Sep 4 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 5 @ 1:00 AM 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
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