On the List | Oscar shorts, Hangin Tuff!, fruit gleaning, and Rockaraoke

mr_hublotHarvard Exit Theater is doing its part to help you study up for the Oscars. Our historical neighborhood theater is showing two collections of Oscar-nominated shorts now through Thursday, February 13th. The Animation collection includes films from Japan, Luxembourg/France, UK, and the US. The Live Action collection includes selections from Finland, France, Spain, UK and from Denmark: Helium, which looks charming.

The Children’s Film Festival (which started on January 23rd)  and ends on Saturday at Northwest Film Forum with a Closing Ceremony of awards and a surprise screening of outstanding short films. This closing event is recommended for ages 8 and over.

black-like-usBlack Like Us, a new play by Rachel Atkins can be seen at Annex Theatre Thurs – Saturday through March 1.. “Family secrets ripple through time when three sisters in 2013 discover the truth about a young African-American woman in 1958 who realizes she can pass for white. What happens in-between is a frank and funny look at the shifting boundaries of tolerance and what identity really means.” CHS spoke with the playwright about the production here.

In our neighborhood walks and rides, we’ve noticed a quite a few fruit trees with excess and  uncollected fruit. An introduction and informational potluck party for Capitol Hill Seattle Fruit Gleaners. Organized and hosted by Sustainable Capitol Hill and Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, the meet up is Saturday, 3 – 4:30pm at Braeburn building.

rockakaraokeFans of karaoke and live music are in for a treat on Sunday at Chop Suey. Rockaraoke: Live Band Karaoke blends the two and enables you to “front your own rock band and release your inner rockstar!” The event is free and starts at 8p.

Here’s more events coming up this weekend and beyond. Have a Hill event you want people to know about? Add it to the calendar!

May 7 – May 29 all-day Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Arts Center
Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5-8pm in the SAAS Arts Center. All three floors of the Arts Center will be hung gallery style with the work done throughout the entire year by grades 6 through 12. There will also … Continue reading
May 14 – Jun 7 all-day Egyptian, Harvard Exit... and beyond
SIFF 2015 by the numbers:  450 films / 92 countries / 193 feature films / 70 documentary features / 19 archival films / 164 short films / 4 secret films / 49 World Premieres (23 features, 26 shorts) / 51 North American Premieres (33 features, 18 shorts) / 18 … Continue reading
May 21 – May 31 all-day Broadway Performance Hall
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
Invisible Arcade is a recurring video game expo/concert mashup event in Seattle. It’s a place to discover amazing games through play and performance. Performers play their games on-stage as a performance for the audience. Additionally, all games are playable throughout … Continue reading
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT! Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year in the lives of Alphabet City’s bohemian … Continue reading
May 29 @ 10:00 AM Montlake Elementary
Image: 2014 Montlake Eat Real & Art Walk On Friday, May 29 indulge in all of the visual and flavorful delights at Montlake Elementary’s 3rd annual Eat Real and Art Walk! Art patrons, urban farmers and purveyors of fine edibles … Continue reading
May 29 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Friday 4-10pm Saturday 11am … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
“It’s a man auction. Buy an evening with a man. They’ve got “Seattle’s Sexiest Single Men (Gay and Straight)” and there’s all you can eat sushi, so. Also, this is a fundraiser for the wonderful Fremont Art Council’s Solstice Parade” … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT! Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year in the lives of Alphabet City’s bohemian … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM Ernestine Anderson Place
Dromeno (Balkan folk artists) and House of Tarab (Arabic music ensemble) will join us for a free show on May 29th at 7pm. Double the headliners = double the fun! Drink specials will be available at a neighborhood bar after … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:30 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“Reading from In the Spider’s Web: a Nonfiction Novel and The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 29 @ 7:30 PM Hugo House
“Writers Meg Wolitzer, Justin Torres, and Amelia Gray perform alongside musician Abi Grace in this literary event that highlights literature and art’s ability to manipulate time.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Be the spark for change and explore how women and girls are driving solutions to global issues at this free, family-friendly event with hands on activities, inspirational speakers, and ideas for you to get involved. • discover how women and … Continue reading
May 30 @ 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Garfield High School
“The event brings middle and high school drumlines from across the state to showcase their talent and compete in friendly drumline battles. Garfield’s Varsity Drumline as the host school will showcase their music and perform cadences. Moses Lake HS, Roosevelt … Continue reading
May 30 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Garfield High School
7th Annual Garfield BDX Drumline Competition May 30th, 2015, Noon – 3pm Garfield High School Gymnasium $10 Door – All Proceeds support GHS Drumline Program Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on May 30th, 2015 … Continue reading
May 30 @ 5:00 PM Anthem on 12th
Anthem on 12th invites you to celebrate over 100 years of Washington Hall history, with a FREE rooftop concert and neighborhood showcase benefitting the ‘Restore the Hall’ campaign. On Saturday, May 30th, join Historic Seattle, central area community members and an … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM St. Mark's
CATHEDRALS X @ St Mark’s (1245 10th Ave E) A’capella performances by local indie musicians: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Lemolo, Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Erin Austin (OK Sweetheart), Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Bradford Loomis & Beth … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM Babeland
Brought to you by Babeland, TumbleWeed Farm & The Goodship Company May 22, 2015–Seattle WA – Recreational marijuana has been legal in Washington State for three years via I-502 and retail stores have been open for nearly a year. We’re … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM Babeland
“Learn ways in which weed—smoked or edibles—can help connect you with your partner and create enjoyable sex from the experts at Babeland.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT! NOTE: This performance likely to sell out Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year … Continue reading
May 31 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Meet 20+ local resources dedicated to serving seniors and their adult children. Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care, Placement Services, Senior Moving Experts, Senior Transitions Real Estate Expert, Medical Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Art & Fitness … Continue reading
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Interlaken Park
Capitol Hill’s NE slope has a forest full of both rare and common plants growing wild and planted. It is mainly a wooded, cool ravine. Learn trees, shrubs, ferns, wildflowers, and weeds. Discover natural history and human uses such as … Continue reading
May 31 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
A chance for friends, former students, and other admirers to spend time together, remember Judith Kitchen, and honor her work. Stephen Corey, Kevin Clark, Peggy Shumaker, and Dinah Lenney are all flying in to be part of the event. In … Continue reading
May 31 @ 4:30 PM Harvard Exit Theater
“As part of their dinner series, SIFF presents this screening of City of Gold followed by dinner at The Dunbar Room. The ticket price includes the film screening, chef’s menu, wine, tax, and gratuity.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle

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