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:

Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Aug 8 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Summer Sale at The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks. Many lovely gifts on sale for 50% off. Come and shop our sale and support a great cause!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Everyone Welcome! Workers are under attack on virtually every front–wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions. How do we fight back? In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca St.
Come see for yourself why Bright Horizons® is the perfect place for children to learn, explore, and grow! • Meet our engaging teachers • Visit our bright and beautiful classrooms • Learn about our world-class curriculum • Discover how your … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Aug 16 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/12/2017 – 8/16/2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Want to design business cards/letterhead, an ad, a brochure or newsletter but don’t know where to begin? Join Seattle Central’s expert graphic designer as you learn to effectively … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
118 Broadway E Land Use Application to allow 3021140: 7-story, 150-unit apartment building with 23,078 sq. ft. of retail. Parking for 163 vehicles to be provided. 3021149: 7-story, 93-unit apartment building with retail & child care center. Parking for 24 … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca St.
Come see for yourself why Bright Horizons® is the perfect place for children to learn, explore, and grow! • Meet our engaging teachers • Visit our bright and beautiful classrooms • Learn about our world-class curriculum • Discover how your … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca St.
Come see for yourself why Bright Horizons® is the perfect place for children to learn, explore, and grow! • Meet our engaging teachers • Visit our bright and beautiful classrooms • Learn about our world-class curriculum • Discover how your … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Miller Playfield
Join us for a Bike Rodeo, Music, Food and Scavenger Hunt on August 18th at Miller Park near the new Meany Middle School! We’ll kickoff the school year and help families learn bike safety and skills and find the safest routes … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM St. James Cathedral
Program: J.S. Bach, arr. Hebble – Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott Mozart, arr. Dupré – Fantasie in F minor, K. 608 Vierne – Berceuse, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31, No. 19 Franck – … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more! SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Parental Advisory? Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you’ll have when you do! When parents say … Continue reading
Aug 19 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Bobby Morris Soccer Field
Welcome to Verve’s Summer Yoga Series! Join us for a 60 minute, all levels yoga class with Dominique Scott, RYT 200, followed by a custom Acai Bowl. Time: 8-9am Cost: $20 (Acai Bowl included) Meet us in the NW corner … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 12:00 AM Summit Public House
Founded in 2017, Mercer X Summit Block Party is a free all-ages music festival held on the Intersection of Summit and Mercer in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The goal of Mercer X Summit is to create an … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center - Print Studio
Come out and help print postcards at our third Screenprinting Work Party. We’ve enlisted a group of artists to create postcard designs of positive resistance that address issues including affordable healthcare, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and climate change. … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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