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

Dine Out For Life at Jimmy's on Broadway! @ Jimmy's on Broadway | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 all-day
Support this amazing cause at your favorite local neighborhood bar and restaurant! Reservations at www.jimmysonbroadway.com, via Open Table. We look forward to seeing you all! [...]
Dining Out for Life!
Apr 24 all-day
Raise your fork on Thursday, April 24th and participate in Dining Out for Life! On this day, more than 150 restaurants throughout the Seattle metropolitan [...]
¡Viva Uruguay! Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Apr 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Have you ever wondered what will be the next, newest wine region to become famous and popular in the world? It’s true that not too [...]
Entrepreneurs UnPlugged @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Entrepreneurs UnPlugged @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Come join us for a night of collaboration, networking and wine of course!
A Night of Americana Fusion @ The Royal Room
Join us Thursday April 24th at 7PM at the Royal Room in Columbia City as we celebrate roots-pop singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix and the release of [...]
Financial Literacy: What You Didn't Learn in School @ Office Nomads Coworking | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
What do a clock, the mysterious “Rule of 72,” marshmallows and the KISS principle have to do with finances? You’ll find out during this fun [...]
Free SciFi/Fantasy Writing Workshop @ Victrola Coffee | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Please register! Old Growth’s SF/Fantasy workshop runs for eight weeks and explores the craft of writing in the science fiction and fantasy genres. As with [...]
STEM: Science Uncorked @ Pacific Science Center
STEM: Science Uncorked @ Pacific Science Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM #Science wine
Come learn about the other “stem” education at Science Uncorked. Enjoy an evening sampling some of Washington’s finest wines while exploring the science straight from [...]
Bar Nun Bingo! (2nd Night) @ Pike Brewing Company
Bar Nun Bingo! (2nd Night) @ Pike Brewing Company
PLAY AND WIN AT BAR NUN BINGO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE AT PIKE BREWING DOWNTOWN! Get your game face and [...]
Movable Type’s Literary Mixer @ Vermillion Art Gallery And Bar
Movable Type's Literary Mixer @ Vermillion Art Gallery And Bar
Apr 24 @ 7:30 PM
Movable Type is hosting a Literary Mixer at Vermillion to spotlight the work of Literacy Source. The Mixer idea is simple: bring a book—hardcover, paperback, [...]
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) @ Cinerama, SIFF Uptown 1, SIFF Uptown 2
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) @ Cinerama, SIFF Uptown 1, SIFF Uptown 2
Apr 24 @ 7:30 PM – Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM
NFFTY, the largest youth film festival in the world, occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best new directors [...]
VideoOasis @ Northwest Film Forum
VideoOasis @ Northwest Film Forum
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM music video
Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking in the Northwest. Join Northwest Film Forum, 12toRain and City [...]
SPT’s Youth Program Presents  TALES OF A 5TH GRADE SOMEBODY  at the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake April 25th to 27th, 2014 @ Seattle Public Theater
GRADE SCHOOL AND LIFE TO GO SPT’s Youth Program Presents TALES OF A 5TH GRADE SOMEBODY at the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake April 25th [...]
Parent’s Night Out @ Seattle Amistad School
Parent's Night Out @ Seattle Amistad School
Apr 25 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Drop your kids off at Seattle Amistad School and have a relaxing evening to yourselves at near-by Capitol Hill or Downtown Seattle! While you enjoy [...]
"Dare to Dance 4: It's Time," a genre-mixing dance show! @ Broadway Performance Hall
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM #SCCC art dance theater
“Dare to Dance” is a professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, with a special [...]
FIERCE QUEEN + FEROCIOUS MEMORIES w/ Hi Fashion @ Neighbours Nightclub
FEROCIOUS MEMORIES, the party to remember, not to forget… and FIERCE QUEEN, the live-reading lip-synching cunty competition drag show for Seattle’s new and up and [...]
Always wanted to climb a tree again? @ Volunteer Park/Seward Park
Always wanted to climb a tree again? @ Volunteer Park/Seward Park
Apr 26 all-day
Here’s your chance to scratch that tree-climbing itch! Canopy Climbers will kick off its third tree-climbing season with an “open” climb on Sunday April 27, [...]
Seattle University Labor of Love @ TBA
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Students at Seattle University want to serve Capitol Hill! If you know of an organization or a project that needs help on Saturday, April 26th [...]
Coldwell Banker Bain Charity Garage Sale @ Coldwell Banker Bain Capitol Hill Office
Coldwell Banker Bain Charity Garage Sale @ Coldwell Banker Bain Capitol Hill Office
Apr 26 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM benefit Charity and Volunteer garage sale yard sale
New annual Charity Garage Sale with all proceeds going to Bailey Boushay House & YouthCare
World Tai Chi Qigong Day - free class & demonstration @ Cal Anderson Park
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk Free Qigong Tai Chi taiji
Come join us and millions of people worldwide in over 70 countries for a FREE Tai Chi & Qigong Class & Demonstration. All welcome regardless [...]
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