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.

Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM – May 10 @ 7:30 PM New City Theater
“This solo performance by Stokley Towles by “asks the question: After we flush where does it all go?” Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 12 pm. April 25 through May 10. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 29 – May 10 all-day Cairo
“Metaphysical and symbolically rich artwork from Pothast, who you may also know from Midday Veil or as half of the installation-performance duo Hair and Space Museum.” Mon-Sun through May 10 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 29 – Jun 13 all-day Photographic Center Northwest
“Black-and-white photos of the colorful and lively characters that populated the common racetrack in the ’70s and early ’80s.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – May 18 @ 7:30 PM 12 Ave Arts
“A newish play by Meg Miroshnik (The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls) inspired by the proliferation of girls’ basketball teams in the Midwest during the 1930s. A production of Washington Ensemble Theatre, starring Leah Salcido Pfenning, Bailie Breaux, Chelsea Callahan, … Continue reading
May 3 – May 7 all-day Ghost Gallery
A series of paintings inspired by the Olympic Peninsula’s “overwhelming biomass” as well as other Northwest surroundings Mon-Sun Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 4 – May 31 all-day Gay City
“The Gay City Arts Curating Council is seeking proposals for the 2015-2016 Season: Queer Revolution. We invite LGBTQ artists to present the best of queer performance art in Gay City’s 40 seat fringe theater space, Calamus Auditorium. This is an … Continue reading
May 5 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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May 5 @ 6:00 PM Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
In the Beginner’s Cycle you’ll learn the basics of our kung fu style, Kajukenbo. That means you’ll be taught kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, katas, partner exercises, sparring and self defense. Don’t worry if you think you are not in shape! … Continue reading
May 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sorrento Hotel
Whether it’s industrial designers shaping interiors or architects branching into product design, the Northwest has become known for its creative collaborations and cross-disciplinary projects. For this panel, presented in partnership with Interior Design Show West, we’ll talk to some of … Continue reading
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 6 – May 17 all-day Lee Center for the Arts
“The classic American playwright Inge (Bus Stop, Splendor in the Grass) wrote this award-winning realistic play capturing 1950’s small town USA, spiked with the social mores and pressures that were shaping the country at the time and sparking the beginning … Continue reading
May 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cafe Presse
“Zut alors! Café Presse vous invitons à parler la meilleure langue du monde tous les deux mercredis à Café Presse à la Table Française. Seattle Language Academy vous donnera un formateur pour chaque cours, et les étudiants de français de … Continue reading
May 6 @ 6:30 PM
121 12th Ave E Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 51 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting May 6, 2015 6:30 pm Seattle University 902 Broadway … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back! Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00pm. $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins the ca$h pot. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia beer. Special prizes for Best Team … Continue reading
May 7 – May 17 all-day Across Seattel
“For an entire 10 days, about 20 bars and taphouses across the city, (including stellar options like Die Bierstube, Brouwer’s, Burgundian, and Naked City Taphouse) throw a bevy of special beer-related events, including tastings, debuts of special brews, and even … Continue reading
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Please join us to learn more about our Pre-K (children who turn 4 by September 1st) program. We have a few openings left for school year 15-16. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred WildlifeRefuge
The Roast of Mark Finley Performance artist. Drag queen. Community activist. Back alley whore. Mark “Mom” Finley has been around for ages. Literally- ages. Please join us as we come together to roast Mark and toast Mark. Hosted by Lady … Continue reading
May 7 @ 8:00 PM – May 9 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
“Keiko Green’s “unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, cannibalism, and deep, dark love” was inspired by The Bacchae and is centered on the feral rabbits of Woodland Park. Directed by Pamala Mijatov with music by Jesse Smith.” Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, … Continue reading
May 7 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Caffé Vita
SDOT’s 2nd Friday monthly construction hub meetings rotate through various Capitol Hill establishments. This month’s meeting will be held at Caffé Vita on Pike Street (see address above). Please check this calendar for future location updates!*** The City’s Access Seattle … Continue reading
May 8 @ 6:00 PM – May 9 @ 7:00 AM
Hackathons are a tradition at Facebook where we stay up all night, in order to create something great. You can come with an idea and a team, or find both of those at the event itself. You could work on … Continue reading
May 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Part of the Three High Circus Series, this stunning show is a curated cabaret of avant-garde creations in which awe-inspiring aerial, acrobatic and trapeze artists reveal elements of the performing life normally hidden. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 8 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading

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