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:

October 2014

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Oct 23 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
The Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale offers an opportunity for the greater Seattle community to experience over 3,500 original textiles and purchase unique handwoven items [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Adapted and Directed by Shawn Belyea At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake [...]
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Calling all Educators and Families! Educator Open House at NAAM Saturday, October 25, 2014 11 am – 2 pm Gallery tour 11:30 –12 pm Storytelling [...]
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Oct 25 all-day #HCF2014 Demos FreeComics sale
If you like free comics, an awesome sale, game demos and candy too, come on out and check out the ongoings as Phoenix Comics hosts [...]
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM carnival family friendly Halloween Hilloween kid friendly
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 25thand it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. From 12:00pm to 3:30pm mini-firefighters, tiny [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
Ninkasi Beer Tasting at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Beer tasting Free tasting
oin Duke of Drinks Jeff Milano for a spirited free tasting event in our wine aisle, and receive a discount coupon, good the same day [...]
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The 2012 vintage of Rhône reds are hitting our shores and shelves. It is a big and forward vintage with some of the lesser Village [...]
Haunted Bank Labratory! @ Umpqua Bank
Oct 25 @ 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tags (optional)
Join in the fun! Remember the good ol’ days when you could touch eyeballs, brains of old forgotten Capitol Hill residents, maggots, and see a [...]
The Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Brew Festival at The BottleNeck Lounge @ The BottleNeck Lounge
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM Halloween
What better way to kick off Halloween Week than to celebrate all things pumpkin? Get a jump on one of our favorite holidays over a [...]
The Fight to Save Public Housing. Stop SHA Rent Hikes @ New Freeway Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
A panel of speakers including Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents and workers, and anti-poverty advocates discuss how proposed plans by SHA to increase rent will [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related
Coffin Break @ Q Cafe
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM
Queen City Musicians presents a musical Coffee House Event for Halloween. Q Café allows for a theatrical venue with special effects lighting, fog machines, and [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront @ Waterfront Park
Oct 26 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM family friendly Halloween kid
Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat at participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. They’ll be activities for the kids in [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 26 @ 2:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
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