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:

Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
ASIAN ART MUSEUM APR 24, 25, & 26, 2015 YONI KI BAAT SOUTH ASIAN ADAPTATION OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES This always-popular performance features poignant and vivid monologues by courageous South Asian women. Every year is an entirely new production and … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day Volunteer Park, Seattle
Here’s your chance to scratch that tree-climbing itch! Canopy Climbers will kick off its fourth tree-climbing season with an “open” climb on Saturday April 25, just in time to celebrate Earth and Arbor Days. This monthly event runs from noon … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 9:00 AM Gilda's Club Seattle
More than 13,000,000 people are living with cancer today and this does not include caregivers, family members, friends and those who have lost someone to cancer. The survivorship period – that time from end of treatment and, perhaps for years … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Board Room, 12 Ave Arts
If you “gotta grind that won’t stop” and “a hustle that won’t quit,” then you shouldn’t miss this exciting workshop which will illuminate how real estate can be an avenue to generate wealth beyond the traditional idea of acting as … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Montlake Cut
Come cheer on the Husky men’s and women’s crews as they face their biggest rival, the California Bears, this Saturday on the Montlake Cut. Racing goes from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. rain or shine! Fans are encouraged to watch … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Free Event – Open to everyone! World Tai Chi Qigong Day Celebration hosted by Wise Orchid Martial Arts – Taijiquan, QiGong & Kung Fu of Seattle Come join us and millions of people worldwide in over 70 countries for a … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Volunteer Park
When: Sunday, April 26th, from 10 am to 2 pm Where: Gather in Volunteer Park at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Asian Art Museum. What: Come for part or all, rain or shine, to continue our restoration efforts. … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Gather in Volunteer Park at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Asian Art Museum. What: Come for part or all, rain or shine, to continue our restoration efforts. We will be working in a large bed near the … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join the Volunteer Park Trust, the park’s head gardener and your neighbors in renovating the park. We will provide the tools and the donuts! Bring your enthusiasm. No gardening experience necessary. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Maple Wood Playfield 1
the Summit Scrub-Jays of Summit Public House continue their 2015 Industrial Softball League (ISL) season with a game against their ISL archrival, the Twilight Exit (1:30p–3p). the Scrub-Jays will have their mitts full with the Twilight “Crackheads,” as they’re affectionately … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
Make a difference in Seattle! Meet reps of over 40 nonprofit agencies that need volunteers to help poor, homeless, hungry people and those with special needs. Find your perfect volunteer opportunity and make important community connections. In addition to the … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
In partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, The Pike Place Market Foundation, The Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Downtown Seattle Association, Christ our Hope Catholic Church presents the 5th Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair. The fair will include representatives … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM Maplewood Playfield 2
Softball at it’s finest Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 4:30 PM Maplewood Playfield 2
Softball at it’s finest! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Chuck's Central District
We’re hosting a Levy Happy Hour on Monday, April 27, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E Union St). Scott will give a really brief overview of the levy proposal, then open it … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sole Repair Shop
Greetings! I look forward to meeting with community members, community leaders and of course neighbors like you as we assemble a true, Seattle-style grass roots campaign for District 3. We have the opportunity to bring new leadership to the Council … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Aegis on Madison
Aging with Pride: Film Screening & Conversation about LGBTQ Older Adults Join us for Gen Silent (2011), a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of six LGBTQ seniors. You will also hear the latest insights from Caring and Aging with Pride … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 30 all-day
Eat Your Generous Heart Out at Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 30! Seattle – April 22 Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when giving back is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, … Continue reading

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