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:

Dec 8 2016 @ 5:00 PM – Jan 8 2017 @ 5:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Curated by a published ornithologist, this show includes art by April Aldridge, Alex Bennett, Debbie Bianchi, Julia Carpenter, Lally Chiu, Cathy Fields, Diana Leidel,Rebecca Luncan, I L, Scott Mayberry, Linda McClamrock, Jeff Mihalyo, Nancy Mladenoff, Chris Monson, Cathian Summa-Wolfe and … Continue reading
Dec 11 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 11 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 11 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 8:45 AM – 1:15 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
Join us for a trunk show of beautiful Tibetan scarves and jewelry. Great selection for that perfect holiday gift.  Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 11 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Dora's Treasure Pop Up Holiday Store
Dora, of Dora’s Treasure, is hosting her first holiday Pop Up. December 11th, 10am – 3pm Dora is super excited! She has “sniffed out dangerously great holiday gifts just for you! She has found Vintage and Retro clothes. Fabulous sequin … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hotel Sorrento
A Hotel Sorrento favorite, our Holiday Tea is offered every afternoon in December. Join us in the Fireside Room to escape the holiday shopping bustle. Recharge and warm up with classic teas, holiday cocktails and an assortment of sweets, pastries and … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Washington Hall
The Nutcracker  It’s always a family affair!  This season DASSdance rings in the holidays with a traditional spirit.  Meet Santa Claus while DASSdance professionals and kids perform the story of The Nutcracker. Together with a delicious Continental Breakfast ( bagels … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 7:00 PM – Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 1:25 PM – 4:25 PM
H / W: Away Home Team: Green Bay Packers Visiting Team: Seattle Seahawks Stadium: Lambeau Field Stadium Information: http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/ TV: FOX Link: http://Seahawks.com/Schedule Schedule subject to change. Please check Seahawks.com for the latest dates and times.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Gina Petry (Seattle Radical Women Organizer) and Patrick Burns (Union carpenter and Freedom Socialist Party activist) responded to the urgent call for on-site support to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will jeopardize the country’s water supply by running toxic … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Sandy Haight – Floralscapes. Framed Giclee Prints of Watercolor Paintings & Original Watercolors. I’m pleased to present my watercolor “Floralscapes” as original paintings and as framed giclee prints. Inspired to paint the inner worlds of floral and plant life, I’ve … Continue reading
Dec 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM St. James Cathedral
St. James presents the annual Service of Readings and Carols. In the soft glow of candlelight, readings from Holy Scripture tell the ancient story of Christ’s birth. The Cathedral’s youth and adult choirs are joined by the Cathedral Brass (including … Continue reading
Dec 12 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 12 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 12 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 12 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 12 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hotel Sorrento
A Hotel Sorrento favorite, our Holiday Tea is offered every afternoon in December. Join us in the Fireside Room to escape the holiday shopping bustle. Recharge and warm up with classic teas, holiday cocktails and an assortment of sweets, pastries and … Continue reading
Dec 12 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Sole Repair Shop
The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today Forum & Fundraiser – Monday December 12 Sole Repair Shop 1001 E Pike St $20 suggested donation, 100% goes to #shutitdown legal fund No one turned away for lack of funds October … Continue reading
Dec 13 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 13 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 13 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 13 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Quantum Martial Arts
 The body is the physical manifestation of the mind: posture is an expression of the nervous system and represents unconscious habits. When we practice yoga we use the breath to shape the body and harness the mind. By cultivating awareness … Continue reading
Dec 13 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 13 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hotel Sorrento
A Hotel Sorrento favorite, our Holiday Tea is offered every afternoon in December. Join us in the Fireside Room to escape the holiday shopping bustle. Recharge and warm up with classic teas, holiday cocktails and an assortment of sweets, pastries and … Continue reading
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