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:

Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day Volunteer Park, Seattle
Here’s your chance to scratch that tree-climbing itch! Canopy Climbers will kick off its fourth tree-climbing season with an “open” climb on Saturday April 25, just in time to celebrate Earth and Arbor Days. This monthly event runs from noon … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Volunteer Park
When: Sunday, April 26th, from 10 am to 2 pm Where: Gather in Volunteer Park at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Asian Art Museum. What: Come for part or all, rain or shine, to continue our restoration efforts. … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Gather in Volunteer Park at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Asian Art Museum. What: Come for part or all, rain or shine, to continue our restoration efforts. We will be working in a large bed near the … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join the Volunteer Park Trust, the park’s head gardener and your neighbors in renovating the park. We will provide the tools and the donuts! Bring your enthusiasm. No gardening experience necessary. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Maple Wood Playfield 1
the Summit Scrub-Jays of Summit Public House continue their 2015 Industrial Softball League (ISL) season with a game against their ISL archrival, the Twilight Exit (1:30p–3p). the Scrub-Jays will have their mitts full with the Twilight “Crackheads,” as they’re affectionately … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
Make a difference in Seattle! Meet reps of over 40 nonprofit agencies that need volunteers to help poor, homeless, hungry people and those with special needs. Find your perfect volunteer opportunity and make important community connections. In addition to the … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
In partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, The Pike Place Market Foundation, The Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Downtown Seattle Association, Christ our Hope Catholic Church presents the 5th Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair. The fair will include representatives … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM Maplewood Playfield 2
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Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 4:30 PM Maplewood Playfield 2
Softball at it’s finest! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Chuck's Central District
We’re hosting a Levy Happy Hour on Monday, April 27, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E Union St). Scott will give a really brief overview of the levy proposal, then open it … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sole Repair Shop
Greetings! I look forward to meeting with community members, community leaders and of course neighbors like you as we assemble a true, Seattle-style grass roots campaign for District 3. We have the opportunity to bring new leadership to the Council … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Aegis on Madison
Aging with Pride: Film Screening & Conversation about LGBTQ Older Adults Join us for Gen Silent (2011), a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of six LGBTQ seniors. You will also hear the latest insights from Caring and Aging with Pride … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12the Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 30 all-day
Eat Your Generous Heart Out at Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 30! Seattle – April 22 Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when giving back is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Peace on the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS)
We are a nonprofit that serves, supports and advocates on behavior of homeless youth and young adults. We also operate a homeless shelter. Come to our Open Hours and learn about the work that we do and the ways you … Continue reading

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