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 4 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
The most fun FREE community party of the summer. Brought to you by theCal Anderson Park Alliance, this totally FREE, inclusive for families of all types event is the epicenter of fun. Plus, it ends early enough for you to … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 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
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM – Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Montlake Branch Library
This Ukulele Band strums and sings. You sing along, stomp, dance–It’s all “Ukulele Mojo” for the Independence Day weekend in this Montlake Unabridged event. Bring the kids; bring the elders; Enjoy the band and some refreshments provided by your Montlake … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM TBD
Summer Urban Sketching Classes Sunday afternoons 2:00-4:30 pm Series 1 Perspective and Line Drawing: June 28, July 5, July 12 Series 2 Watercolor sketches: August 9, August 16, August 23 Contact Gail for Registration information and costs.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Capitol Cider
Do you want to learn more about sustainability in your neighborhood? Join us for a Capitol Hill Sustainability Social while enjoying food and drink specials from Capitol Cider! Join the facebook event Meet members of Sustainable Capitol Hill / Capitol … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Study Circle on Eco-Marxism Getting red to save green earth Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jul 7 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Jul 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Plymouth Church
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko presents its tour program in Seattle on the eve of its departure for a two-week tour of California. The program, performed by boys ages 10-14 will include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and … Continue reading
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 8 all-day University of Washington Campus. U district.
Marina Abramović hiked across the Great Wall of China to break up with her partner. Lady Gaga spent 72 hours in a giant egg to prepare for a show. Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress on Columbia University’s campus every day … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 3:00 AM 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
Jul 8 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 13 @ 5:00 PM Sharpe House
LA-based LGBTQ suitmaker Sharpe Suiting returns to Seattle for another pop-up shop from Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13 from 10AM-5PM. Stop by to meet Sharpe’s founder, Leon Wu and check out sample suits To schedule a custom suit … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 6:30 PM
1305 E Marion St. Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 18 residential units and storage for 14 bicycles. No parking will be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM Volunteer Park (across from Asian Art Museum)
Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and listen to great classical music, in one of Seattle’s best-loved summer traditions. The event begins at 7:15 with a live performance by outstanding student ensembles, followed at 8:00pm by KING-FMs live … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 8:00 PM
1010 E. Republican Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 36 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting July 8, 2015 8:00 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM All over the Hill
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sorrento Hotel
Seattle’s urban landscape is changing fast. What does the future hold for its public spaces—the streets, plazas, and parks that shape our experience on the ground? And what lessons can we learn from past mistakes and controversies? For this panel, … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park
Celebrate summer with Volunteer Park Trust! From 6-8pm on Thursday, July 9th, we will host our third annual Summer Picnic in the Park. This year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever. On the bandstand, The Shed Boys will … Continue reading

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