On the List | Search for Meaning Book Fest, Capitol Hill Arts Walk, dog adoption

Seattle U hosts the annual Search for Meaning Book Festival on Saturday. The fest brings together over 40 authors of fiction non-fiction, and poetry for keynotes, presentations, book signings and interactive experiences. The event offers opportunity to listen, learn, interact, and reflect on their own ability to contribute to a more just and humane world. All events are free and open to the public, however a ticket for entry is required. Get yours here.

vermillionA slew of art shows are opening on Thursday as part of the Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk. The show we’re most looking forward to is at Vermillion, titled Touch Me – I Am Violent. Why? Because we are encouraged to touch the artwork. OMG we can has art feels! Other highlights on the art walk  include the dual show at Photo Center NW exploring the Black male community and images from men of African diasporal descent; and the photography of by Paul Dahlquist and Almendra Sandoval at Blindfold Gallery. Get the full list of venues and shows on the art walk website, or pick up a printed map at any of the venues.

Frequent CHS photo contributor Aaron Brethorst will have an exhibition on display at 15th Ave E’s Liberty:

It’s called City in Motion, and it’s a series of long exposure landscape photos of Seattle. The exhibit consists of six really large giclée prints on canvas (like, measured in feet large), and four black and white prints. The exhibit is part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk (or Blitz, or whatever), and runs from 5-8pm at Liberty. There’s more information on my website, including smaller versions of the six canvas giclée prints: http://www.aaronbrethorstphotography.com/.

creatureAre you thinking of adopting a dog? May we suggest Valentina Karpov, a martini-drinking master chess playing dog, or Coach Tracker, a surfing tree surgeon canine. Meet Valentina, Coach, and more dogs at the Expawdition Club event at Creature office on Saturday and Sunday. Seattle Salty Dog Rescue will have dogs available for adoption; these special pets come with backstories and artifacts courtesy of Creature. Mud Bay has donated treats, toys, and accessories to accompany the pooch characters to their new homes.

Continuing theater productions this weekend include Ed, Downloaded at Washington Ensemble Theatre and Black Like Us at Annex Theatre. Oscar-nominated shorts continue screening at Harvard Exit theater, too. 

Our Capitol Hill calendar has much more: dance performances, author readings, Valentine events, comedy, a fun run, plus, plus. What are you waiting for? Get outta the house already.

Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
The Blue Angels are back. Here is the schedule for you to run cover ears/hide your pets/look to the sky in awe: Thursday: 9:45 a.m. – noon: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Practice) Friday, July 31: 11:50 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day Volunteer Park
Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2 | All Day Location: Volunteer Park | 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 Artist Wendy Red Star invites the public to engage with an imagined wilderness of assorted hunting decoys ranging from … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day Judkins Park
Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival 2015: The Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival celebrates and honors African American history, culture and community in Judkins Park with bands, fashion shows and basketball competitions.  The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. … Continue reading
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day FUEL Coffee Montlake
Larry Hubbell’s Photographic Art Show continues at FUEL throughout August.“If we observe and intertwine our lives with the wild creatures around us, then we are more likely to protect and preserve them.”Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day Glam & Tonics Aveda
Mari Jalbing art show at Glam & Tonics Aveda continues through August with landscapes, figurative works, birds & animals, flowers in various mediums. Part of Montlake Unabridged summer art, music, and authors series.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Edibles are a great fit for any garden, but they do need special care. The keys to a successful edible garden are in using natural methods to prevent plant problems, monitor plant health, and manage any pests or diseases that … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Edibles are a great fit for any garden, but they do need special care. The keys to a successful edible garden are in using natural methods to prevent plant problems, monitor plant health, and manage any pests or diseases that … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Glam & Tonics Aveda
Opening Afternoon Party, Mari Jalbing, Artist, presented by Glam & Tonics Aveda. A party to delight you with the newly installed paintings of artist, Mari Jalbing. Sip a flute of Prosecco as you browse the artworks, with landscapes, figurative works, … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM University Christian Church
Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and networking with small-scale farmers, activists and allied organizations. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dean Jackson of Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG). HUG has … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO For the LOVE of SUMMER, come out and DANCE! What a beautiful summer it’s been, so take a day to get out of the sun and mingle with your friends and dance, dance, dance! Saturday, August 1st from … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Blanche Lavizzo Park
Outdoor Trek is an episode of The Original Series of Star Trek adapted for the stage and performed live in Seattle’s Blanche Lavizzo Park. This year’s episode is “Amok Time” (yes, the one where Spock goes into heat). Starting July … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Richard Hugo House
SIDEWINDERS In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central Community College
The Capitol Hill Farmers Market is operated by Neighborhood Farmers Markets, a non-profit organization that operates 3 year round markets and 4 seasonal markets.The Capitol Hill Farmers Market is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday all year … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Waterfront Park
Waterfront Whimsea – FREE Family Fun Event Family friendly entertainment, fun and games return for a fourth year! What: Grab the family and get ready for the return of a Downtown Seattle favorite! The Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day will … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 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
Aug 2 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM FUEL Coffee Montlake
“Where Nature Lives,” the theme of 16 incredible photos of the birds of Union Bay. Get your coffee, survey the show, and join Larry in a conversation about using photography to increase “appreciation of wildlife around us, and harmony between … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Uncle Ike's
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Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading

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