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:

August – September 2014

Huge Indoor Moving Sale
Aug 30 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM #capitolhill
My husband died earlier this year and I’ve discovered I can’t afford to live in Seattle without him. I’m moving out of state to live [...]
Strikerfit Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop @ Montlake Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM #getripped #kettlebells exercise fitness
To get the most out of kettlebell exercises, you need great technique. Whether you’ve been attending our classes, incorporating kettlebell exercise into workouts on your [...]
Seattle Police Picnic at Cal Anderson Park @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The annual free event moves into Cal Anderson Park for the first time
Anselmann German Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Anselmann German Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Pfalz is located between the Rhine river and the low-lying Haardt mountain range in Western Germany. It covers a neat rectangle of land 45 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Rival FIT Camp Benefiting Gilda's Club @ Cal Anderson Park
Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT Camp [...]
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 31 @ 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 31 @ 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 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 31 @ 2:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Engine 9 Brewery Tap Takeover @ Capitol Cider
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM #CapitolCider Beer tasting tap takeover
Head Brewery for Engine #9 Brewery out of Tacoma, Shane Johns, will be in attendance and we’ll have 9 taps dedicated to their beers! Especially [...]
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Aug 31 @ 9:00 PM – Sep 1 @ 2:00 AM gaming gaymer Neighbours Nightclub PAX Prime queer geek video games
Pink Party Prime Sunday, Aug 31 / 9pm – Close Neighbours Nightclub / 1509 Broadway $15 Gen Adm / $30 VIP 21+ It’s back and [...]
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 [...]
CHS History: Pony opens 2009
Sep 3 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2009/09/01/pony-to-open-for-reals-this-thursday
Rain City Poetry Slam @ Scratch Deli
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM all ages poetry poetry slam
Rain City Slam is Seattle’s newest poetry slam! Open Mic, Featured Poet and a Poetry Slam Every Wednesday at 8pm (sharp), $3 admission (credit/debit cards [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
AGRA Watch Open House @ Central Coop's Rochdale Room
AGRA Watch Open House @ Central Coop's Rochdale Room
Sep 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM #food #socialjustice activism
Are you interested in learning more about AGRA Watch and CAGJ’s work to challenge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their promotion of industrial [...]
Let's get down to feisty feminist business! @ New Freeway Hall
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM
Learn how a socialist feminist organization evaluates its work and decides political priorities. Hear how feminists fight for the rights of political prisoners, like Nestora [...]
Concert: Shabazz Palaces with The Black Constellation and Special Guests @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 5 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Expanding the Now: The Continual Line A four-hour-long performance in response to the Frye exhibitions Your Feast Has Ended and The Unicorn Incorporated. Based on [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Deconstructing Empires of Privilege Through Butoh Dance @ Frye Art Museum
Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
18 years and up Inspired by the work in Your Feast Has Ended, students combine meditation with words, poetry, and movement to consider power, privilege, [...]
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