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 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Russian Community Center of Seattle
This comprehensive program uses the Fascianator roller to break up muscle and fascial adhesions, relieve stiffness and tightness, and manage everyday and aches and pains. Clients have reported relief from a myriad of chronic issues and problems and many have … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 26 all-day Restaurants on Capitol Hill and beyond
Description: On Thursday, April 26, raise your fork for the 25th annual Dining Out For Life! Join Lifelong at one of 90 restaurants in the Greater Seattle Area who are donating 30-50% of their proceeds to help people facing serious … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 29 @ 12:00 AM The Slate Theater
FUNHOUSE III Created by Brian Toews Directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Megan Murphy, and Mikey Moore Production Stage Manager: Barbara Cawley   Funhouse Anthology is a recurring play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Mr. … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Summit
Board & Vellum and Environmental Works are both located on 15th Avenue East. Just like you, we’re passionate about the place we work, dine, socialize, and for some of us, live! We know there are a lot of changes coming … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! In addition to being a participating store in the SEABookstoreDay Challenge, we’ll also be hosting special in-store activities, events, and giveaways all day long. ——— In-Store Celebrations Visit Elliott Bay for photo booth fun, … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
  Join Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong for this free annual event celebrating the healing arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. We will gather at 10:00am and share practice together until noon. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or experience. … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
A flowing, athletic form of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga is often viewed as the traditional precursor to the popular Vinyasa style. Rooted in the original set sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series, this introduction will take an accessible approach to this … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 29 @ 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Fleet Feet Seattle
HOW MANY CHECKPOINTS WILL YOU FIND? Street Scramble is an urban adventure! Checkpoints are marked on a map and it’s up to you (and your teammates, if you have them) to find as many as you can before the race … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
BLACK OWL MARKET SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 FRED WILDLIFE REFUGE CAPITOL HILL SEATTLE Seattle’s premiere dark arts market returns with the finest goods, from the most talented creators, for the most rarefied tastes. Presented by Strix Publishing, Nikol King, SIGIL, and The Art of … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Seattle First Baptist Church
Come celebrate with our 40-voice choir and 4-piece band this spring as we time-travel back to the 1960’s! We’ll be singing some of the decade’s most evocative and timely songs:  “We Shall Overcome,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Stop In The Name … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 30 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
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