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.

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 18 @ 8:00 AM – May 31 @ 8:00 PM
Our annual auction features over 100 great items this year, including Alaska Airlines tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and even a pole dancing class! Many of the items and gift certificates are from fabulous Capitol Hill businesses. You can browse these … Continue reading
May 19 @ 7:00 PM – Jun 23 @ 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for everyone and fun to learn. Learning sign language is a great way to teach diversity awareness, cultural perspectives, and how to communicate when they meet a Deaf person. A basic grasp … 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 25 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Li'l Woody's
We’re at it again! To say THANK YOU for your continued support and all the love you’ve shown us over the years, we’re giving out free burgers this #MemorialDay on Monday, May 25th 2015. From 2-5pm, come to either locations … Continue reading
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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May 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Seattle University
Tracking Snow Leopards and National Teaching Trends for Environmental Justice Engage with CEJS faculty fellows about their research. Dr. Miguel’s expertise in algorithms designed to process digital images is being used to assist conservation biologists studying snow leopards. Dr. Tucker … Continue reading
May 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Douglass-Truth Library
Join in a refreshingly radical and open monthly conversation about ideas and current events. This month’s topic will be ”Building Women’s Leadership in Movements for Social Change.” Some of the questions discussed include: what does it mean for women to … Continue reading
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Harvard Exit Theater
“As part of their dinner series, SIFF presents this screening of Steak (R)evolution followed by dinner at Manhattan. The ticket price includes the film screening, chef’s menu, wine, tax, and gratuity.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“A Small Indiscretion is a novel about a woman who realizes she isn’t as content with her life as she thought she was.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 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 26 @ 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM Re-Bar
Seattle Poetry Slam presents an open slam with featured poet, DeAnn Emett! About the slam: Open Slams are open to all. There are three rounds with elimination following each round. There is a three minute time limit per poem, with … Continue reading
May 26 @ 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 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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 28 @ 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 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
May 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
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM Seattle Tennis Club
Four Seattle-based, female business owners, and recovering perfectionists, have come together to pen a book about striving to do it all in life and what they’ve learned along the way. The Imperfect Perfectionist offers helpful seasonal tips to overachieving perfectionists … Continue reading
May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
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May 28 @ 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 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 29 – May 31 all-day Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Just around the corner at 13th and East Howell, Athena, Dimos, Andrea, Joanna and others are busy making baklava, bougatsa, loukoumades, tiropita and other Greek delicacies! If you don’t know what these are, you haven’t lived!!! The baking team and … Continue reading
May 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

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