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:

April 2014

Buddhist Meditation Class @ All Pilgrims Church (in the Chapel; enter on Republican)
Buddhist Meditation Class  @ All Pilgrims Church (in the Chapel; enter on Republican) | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM meditate meditation buddhism
Meditation on Capitol Hill is a chance for people living on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas to experience the benefits of meditation and learn the [...]
Juliette Aristides Painting Demo @ Capitol Cider | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM art artist talk cider Food Free
Join the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists for a painting demo with Juliette Aristides on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 [...]
$15 and More! Confronting race and gender discrimination in wages and jobs @ New Freeway Hall
Apr 17 all-day Community Forum
A panel of speakers addresses the wage gap and looks at what else is needed to afford Seattle. Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm at New Freeway [...]
Spring and All: Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Apr 17 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
With Easter and Passover just around the corner, we know we’ve made it fully into the spring season. For this Thursday’s tasting from 5-8pm, we [...]
Earth Day Celebration & Plan Exchange @ Miller Community Center
Earth Day Celebration & Plan Exchange @ Miller Community Center
Apr 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Come celebrate springtime in Seattle with fellow gardeners in your community! Share plants, seeds, tools, yard art and knowledge. Everyone is welcome, especially new gardeners. [...]
Claire Chase @ PONCHO Concert Hall
Claire Chase  @ PONCHO Concert Hall  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM cornishmusicseries flute modern
Flutist Claire Chase, “the young star of the modern flute” (The New Yorker) and a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, celebrates the release of her third solo [...]
Seattle's Lily Kempson & Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 @ Harvard Exit Theatre (in the parlor) | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM community International social justice women
Seattleite Michael McCullough talks about his grandmother, Lily Kempson, who served as a teenage courier during Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916, then escaped to America [...]
Good Friday Service @ Grace Church Seattle
Good Friday Service @ Grace Church Seattle
On Good Friday, the church in somber remembrance celebrates the trial, crucifixion, and death of Jesus on the cross. For followers of Jesus, Good Friday [...]
Pop Up Boutiques @ Hotwire Coffee House
Pop Up Boutiques @ Hotwire Coffee House
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lika Love and Fashion Bar are mobile fashion boutiques that bring shopping to your door step. We offer and new and exciting shopping experience out [...]
Volunteer Park Easter Egg Hunt @ Volunteer Park
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM easteregghunt
Rain or shine! Meet on the lawn of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park with a basket for collecting candy and prize filled [...]
Noam Weinstein - Bottlefed @ Fuel @ Montlake
Apr 19 @ 5:00 PM live music
On Saturday, April 19th, Noam will visit Seattle to celebrate the release of his latest studio album, Bottlefed, a collection of twelve new songs about [...]
Benefit: Freedom for Nestora Salgado Fiesta! @ New Freeway Hall
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM
Enjoy live music by La Pasion, a homemade Mexican dinner, agua fresca, dancing and amiable conversation at a benefit for indigenous leader and political prisoner [...]
Easter Services @ Grace Church Seattle
Easter Services @ Grace Church Seattle
Join Grace Church Seattle at 9am or 11:30am as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. All are welcome. Services: 9am, 11:30am
Jimmy’s on Broadway – Easter Sunday Brunch! @ Jimmy's on Broadway Restaurant and Bar
Jimmy's on Broadway - Easter Sunday Brunch! @ Jimmy's on Broadway Restaurant and Bar | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Celebrate Easter at Jimmy’s! Online reservations at www.jimmysonbroadway.com, via Open Table!
Calvary Seattle Easter Service @ Broadway Performance Hall
Calvary Seattle Easter Service @ Broadway Performance Hall
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM christian church Easter jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus is the defining event of history. If Jesus is alive everything changes. If Jesus is alive we cannot loo at anything [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Come visit us to see what this Sunday’s Sippers that we’ve Selected. We have two bottles open for you to sample throughout the day. Madrona [...]
Third Annual Easter Bonnet Contest @ Cc Attle's | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM #easterbonnet Easter fundraiser
Come join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle at CC’s for our third annual Easter Bonnet Contest! Bring the most FABULOUS Easter bonnet ever devised [...]
Money, Food, and Resilience: Living with Enough @ Pigott Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM #EarthDay #SUCEJS #VickiRobin
Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability cordially invites you to join us for an Earth Day with Vicki Robin. Earth Day Celebration: A [...]
Bar Nun Bingo! @ Poquitos
Bar Nun Bingo! @ Poquitos
PLAY AND WIN AT BAR NUN BINGO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE AT POQUITOS IN CAPITOL HILL! Get your game face [...]
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