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:

Jan 22 – Feb 7 all-day Northwest Film Forum
It’s a kid’s film festival: over the past decade, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. We can’t wait to see you for the … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.* Join us for a … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
On Wednesday, January 28, Peter Steinbrueck will present the results and achievements of the Urban Village strategy, which was implemented with the Comprehensive Plan of 1994. Part of the Seattle Sustainable Neighborhoods Project (SSNAP), Steinbrueck will share on what he … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
A 3 hour “crash course” in what you really need to know to begin a regular meditation practice. We recommend the four-session Primordial Sound meditation class whenever possible because it is the most thorough way to begin an effective practice. But … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 6:30 PM SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building
1404 Boylston Ave Design Proposal (80 MB) Review Meeting: January 28, 6:30 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review Phase: EDG–Early Design Guidance past reviews Project Number: 3017075 permit status | notice Planner: Beth Hartwick … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 8:00 PM SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building
1420 E Howell St Design Proposal (111 MB) Review Meeting: January 28, 8:00 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review Phase: Recommendation past reviews Project Number: 3017142 permit status | notice Planner: Lindsay King Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 5:00 PM Cupcake Royale E Pike
WHO: 12s! WHAT: Cupcake Royale invites everyone to be a 12th Man and to celebrate with the city’s LARGEST 12th Man cake! Celebrity cake cutters will be on hand to serve you a FREE slice. WHY: The Seahawks are going … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keystone Congregational Church
A forum on Climate Change legislation in Olympia will be held on Saturday morning, January 31 at Keystone Congregational Church,  5019 Keystone Place N in the Wallingford neighborhood. The forum will provide you with information regarding the bills supported by … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 2:00 PM Seattle Central Public Library
“Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Public Library (1000 4th Avenue) on Saturday, January 31st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, a consulting producer of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fremont Studios
Gay Bingo returns on Saturday, January 31 with all of the glitz, glamour and gaiety of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Packed with dynamic drag performances, quirky cocktails and a hot mess of spinning, twirling balls—this event supports the food, … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 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
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – Feb 1 @ 5:00 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
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
Campfire BBQ will be interrupting our regular Sunday music program to bring you the event of the season as the Hawks showdown against the Patriots! We will start a little early for those of you who would like to pick … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 2:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM The Summit Building
LET’S GO HAWKS! Looking to go out and have a good time with others cheering on the Seahawks? You are welcome to come to First Covenant Church’s ‘Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party’. Young and old alike will join to watch the … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 2 @ 9:00 AM Seattle Central College
FOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR AKA HOW TO START A FOOD BUSINESS Fancy yourself the next Linda Derschang, Josh Henderson, or Rachel Marshall? This comprehensive class focuses on the start-to-finish process of creating a food business, be it a restaurant, bakery, food … Continue reading
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle

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