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.

July – August 2014

EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM
1420 E. Howell St Design Proposal (75 MB) Review Meeting: July 30, 6:30 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review [...]
Chamber Music in Volunteer Park @ Amphitheater
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM
James Ehnes, Artistic Director and violinist, talks about the FREE Chamber Music in the Park concert happening on July 30 at Volunteer Park. The concert [...]
Rosback Rocks: Sineann Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Since the opening of the shop nearly six years ago, we have wanted to show a lineup of Sineann Wines. Since Dave will be in [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:45 AM
Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old and their parents or caregivers. Through stories [...]
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by themes of community activism, social justice, and play, Community + Family Day celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, [...]
Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 6 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Documentary: From the Front to the West Coast @ Nordic Heritage Museum
From the Front to the West Coast is a documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who fought the Russians and then the Germans. After [...]
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
If you don’t know the Moonmins, you’re sure to love them fast. The Moomins are a family of fairy tale characters with snouts that make [...]
Yesler Terrace . . . This Used To Be My Home @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Using the power of improv comedy, Mike Cherry reflects on the trials and tribulations of growing up “the white kid on the block” in the [...]
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