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:

Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM
Sharpe Suiting, a queer-centric formalwear brand for the unconventionally masculine hosts their first Seattle pop-up shop. Sharpe constructs custom suits that fit your specific style and body type however you identify. Stop in for a drink, check out sample suits … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hugo House
APRIL BOOK EXPO Hugo House, 11 am – 5 pm Our annual book fair, featuring more than 40 small presses from around the country. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Polish Home Association
PHA Ladies Auxiliary organizes two annual Polish bazaars – the Fall Bazaar is on the first weekend in November, Saturday and Sunday, 12noon to 6pm, and the Spring Bazaar is on the Saturday before Palm Sunday (one week before Easter) … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM 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
Mar 29 @ 3:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
****This show is a benefit for Cascade Leadership Challenge**** The Moisture Festival presents our 12th year of high energy comedy/varietè shows featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Bar Sue
An ongoing pop-up by Chef Zach Chambers (formerly of Ethan Stowell’s Anchovies and Olives and Bar Cotto) and co-conspirator Katie Davies. An ever changing menu of seasonal dishes ranging from crudo, to great vegetable preparations, pastas, meats, and fishes. The … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Roosevelt High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Rhein Haus
Every Monday in the Bier Hall from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., guests will be invited to purchase raffle tickets for $1. Winners get to select from our deli case stocked full of house-made sausage and a selection of Chef … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sole Repair Shop
Please join us at 7pm on Monday, March 30 at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill, for a fundraiser to benefit New Beginnings, a non-profit organization that provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Seattle High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium
Panel discussion: What is the future of transportation in our region? Speakers: • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage • Jarrett Walker, Author of the book Human Transit • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM New Freeway Hall
All are invited to a refreshingly radical and feminist monthly conversation about ideas and current events. The first session will discuss the origins of women’s second class status and its relevance to today. Other topics will include the dynamics of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Re-bar Seattle
Seattle Poetry Slam welcomes legendary spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield as our featured performer. We will also have our last semifinal of the 2014-2015 slam season; the top two poets will proceed to our Grand Slam for a chance to … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM 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
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 7:00 PM Omega Ouzeri
Omega Ouzeri’s Greek Wine and Dine Dinner with Andrea Englisis of Athenee Importers 6 Wines and 4 Courses $80 per person (does not include tax or gratutity Reservations required – seating limited to 24 seats Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back. 8pm, Wednesday, April 1st. (no foolin’) $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins all the ca$h. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia Beer. Great prizes for Best … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
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