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.

Oct 12 – Oct 22 all-day
22nd Annual TWIST Film Festival is October 12-22, 2017 Started as the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October 1996, TWIST has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class 11/23 Do you need to use statistics to actively and creatively solve real problems that you encounter in your personal or professional lives? Discover a … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM
Now in its fifth year, Lit Crawl Seattle 2017 will feature readings of fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, and more from some of the Northwest’s most groundbreaking and beloved writers. Lit lovers will crawl across Capitol Hill and First Hill … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle City Hall
People’s Budget 2017 – Stop the Sweeps! Fund Housing & Services The Seattle City budget is a moral document that reveals the values of our city’s elected officials. So we know what it means when they pass a business-as-usual budget … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class on 11/23 Can you speak French at an intermediate or advanced level, and have a passion for films? This class will give you the opportunity … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Emerald City Spinal Care
Come join Christy Goff, MS, Registered Dietitian, on a mission to make this holiday season healthier.  Christy has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and health promotion and coordinators a wellness program called the Living Well Alliance (LWA) out of … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Tenants stick together to win victory in Burien!   Tesa Rabbat and Anne Slater, tenants at the Hallmark apartments in Burien, will relate how they organized with their neighbors to stop a mass economic eviction at their 52-unit apartment complex … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Looking for action? Find it at a revolutionary feminist meeting Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists eager to change the world! Gathering will feature updates on current activities on fighting fascism, upcoming organizing, and plans for a delectable winter … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 21 @ 10:00 PM The Slate Theater
What: Funhouse II Created by Brian Toews Directed by Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Maddy Noonan, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro Stage Managed by Barbara Cawley Who: Funhouse Anthology A quarterly late-night play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Mr. Show, … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (no class on 11/25) In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | No class on 11/25 Turn recycling into an art form! During this interactive hands-on class, you’ll: Explore how different recycled or found objects and materials can be … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Château Paul Mas wines showcase the terroir, complexity and style of Languedoc.  Located between Pézenas and Montpellier, about 10km from the Mediterranean, the vineyards are cooled by the Mistral and the Tramontane winds in an exceptional setting surrounded by olive … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Oct 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
A four-week study group will explore the short book Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky, based on his experience as a leader of the Russian Revolution. One hundred years later his work is a valuable resource for activists who want … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Mondays | 9/25/17 – 11/6/17 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Acro Yoga is a joyful blend of partner acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. This practice will get you moving in new ways as you work with others to … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
8 Tuesdays | 10/3/17 – 11/21/17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 12:00 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
Oct 25 @ 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Jubilee’s 20th annual fall fundraiser is now a luncheon! Come celebrate the women you have supported on the path from homelessness to possibilities to a fulfilling future. Be inspired by their personal stories and help fuel their work toward self-sufficiency. … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
6 Wednesdays | 10/4/17 – 11/8/17 | 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Build upon your previous language skills and experience in a fun, low-stress learning environment. Conducted entirely in Spanish, you’ll engage in activities designed around stories, interviews, role-plays, and … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class on 10/11/17 Tableau is a data visualization tool that helps you turn your raw data into meaningful and actionable information. Professionals in fields as diverse … Continue reading
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