On the List | ComiCon, Moisture & APRIL festivals, gin cocktail competition, new play at WET

photo by Tim Durkan, from the CHS Flickr group

photo by Tim Durkan, from the CHS Flickr group

The Seattle Convention Center hosts the Emerald City ComiCon this weekend, which means we’ll be seeing more than usual number of costumes and cosplayers around the Hill over the next few days. Tickets to the ECCC are sold out, but you won’t need a con pass to crash these Hill-based Comicon adjunct events: Mint Condition Issue #3 art show opening on Friday at Ltd Gallery, the 2nd Annual Superhero Ball at Baltic Room  on Friday, Late Night Nerds comedy and variety show at Raygun Lounge ALSO on Friday,  and ECCC After Party at Q Nightclub on Sunday.

Moisture Festival takes over the Broadway Performance Hall weekends starting this Friday through April 13th. Read our preview of Broadway Hall’s burlesque, comedy, and circus performances here.

The regional premiere of the play The Edge of Our Bodies opens at Washington Ensemble Theatre on Friday and continues through April 14th. This one-woman show reveals the “brutal realities of young adulthood and the challenging pull between the need to connect to others and the desire to disappear.”

Like friendly chess, Twin Peaks, and cherry pie? Go to Arabica Lounge on Friday evening for Twin Peaks Chess night.

(Image: APRIL/Greg Bem)

(Image: APRIL/Greg Bem)

APRIL Festival literary events this week culminate in an Independent Publishing Expo at Richard Hugo House  (11a – 5p) followed by the APRIL closing party at Vermillion starting at 8p, both on Saturday.

If gin is your alcohol of choice, get a ticket to Sunday’s Gin Iron Bartender Competition at Liberty, when bartenders compete to create the best gin cocktail. Plus there will be punch! We predict punch to make a comeback in summer 2014.

Bring your bingo blotter to Hillside Bar on Sunday at 7p for Still Drunk Sunday Bingo.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

July – August 2014

Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Jul 22 @ 6:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM Class español language spanish
Our cultural Spanish classes are instructed by professional native Spanish speakers in an interactive community-based setting. Learn more and improve Spanish language skills while you [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 22 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 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 [...]
French Finishers Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
French Finishers Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday is the last day of the Tour de France and by the time we open we’ll know who crossed the line first. At 2pm [...]
Jockstraps and Glitter 4 @ Cal Anderson
“Jockstraps & Glitter” is back, continuing a tradition of kickball games/fundraisers for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM bbq dance party live music
We are OUTSIDE the fence this year so it is free to come here. We have FREE events all three days and also VIDEO GAMES! [...]
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!) [...]
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM dance Film modern dance
Super-charged new works by zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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!) [...]
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM bbq dance party live music
We are OUTSIDE the fence this year so it is free to come here. We have FREE events all three days and also VIDEO GAMES! [...]
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How did health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different? How does Canada’s system work? We will view [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 2 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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