On the List | Unity Fair, Rain Fest, 14th and Pine Family Day, queerSpawn, Lucky Them

Unity Fair returns. We've called it the start of Capitol Hill summer (Image: Dave Lichterman for CHS)

Unity Fair returns. We’ve called it the start of Capitol Hill summer (Image: Dave Lichterman for CHS)

10342448_10152127942001915_8802606588770481156_nSeattle Central College hosts the 10th annual Unity Fair on Thursday, 10am – 4pm. The fair is free and open to the public and “celebrates diversity through live music, food, dance, games, booths, a Treasure hunt game, a showcase of Traditional fashions from all over the world.” The Flavr Blue plays at 12:30 PM, we’re told.

Updated-Rain-Fest-Poster600pixMusic fans not going to Sasquatch may enjoy the 5th annual Rain Fest at Neumos, with  bands in the “hardcore” genre lined up to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The west coast premier of a new play, queerSpawn, opens at Eclectic Theater on Friday. The “playful” storyline follows a “heterosexual cisgendered teenage boy with lesbian mothers who struggles with surviving high school in a small town.”

Thursday night, you can get involved with important neighborhood issues as the Capitol Hill Community Council meets at 6:30 PM at the Cal Anderson Shelterhouse. CHS wrote here about the group’s call for new leaders — and its outsized impact at City Hall. Thursday also brings the monthly meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council. Meeting details here.

Also Thursday, you can catch the Capitol Hill web series on the big screen at Central Cinema.

Saturday, head to 14th and Pine with the kids to take advantage of free Family Day activities at storefronts between the 13th and 14th blocks of Pine, 10am – 3pm.

Lucky Them

Lucky Them

The Seattle International Film Festival continues through June 8 at the Egyptian Theatre and the Harvard Exit theater on Capitol Hill. (There are screenings at other theaters in town too, but who cares about those? jk) Of particular interest to hillites is the Megan Griffiths flick Lucky Them,  much of which was filmed around the neighborhood last spring and summer. You can catch the final SIFF screening of Lucky Them at the Egyptian on Friday.

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

Jun 7 @ 8:00 PM – Jun 29 @ 8:00 PM Gay City
In celebration of Pride Month, Play Your* Part, a young Seattle-based theater company that produces plays to reduce social inequity, presents The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts, from June 5-29 at Gay City on Capitol Hill. This … Continue reading
Jun 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 10 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Chophouse Row
Stop by the Goethe Pop Up, take a look at a variety of grand cities, historic towns, and quaint villages from every corner of Germany, and learn more about their architectural heritage. The exhibition is open from 1-7pm, Monday through Friday. … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM Office Nomads
Please join us for our June Open House! Drop in anytime between 8:30-5 to give coworking at Office Nomads a whirl for free. We’d be glad to show you around and introduce you to some of the members of Seattle’s … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Summer brings an abundance of growth and blooms…and sometimes garden problems. Managing weeds and irrigation are prime targets for attention at this time of year. Time-saving tips for proactive garden care will help gardeners find more time to enjoy their … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Vocational Institute
From the office of Lorena González Gun violence in the Central District is not a new problem. For decades, there are many new and legacy residents of the Central District who have worked to identify and implement solutions to disrupting … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion by hearing about the role of LGBTQI activists in organizing against the far right in the past and current day. Tasty supper at 6:30p for $10.00 donation. Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm New … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion Queers fired up against the far right Morgan Ahern: Founder of Lolo Diklo: Romani Against Racism. Descendant of Roma relatives who fought the Nazis in Germany. George Bakan: … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Town Hall
According to Washington State Department of Corrections’ data, more than 34% of Washington State prisoners suffer serious mental illness. The Post-Prison Education Program offers former prisoners access, support, and resources for achieving post-secondary education and reducing the risk of recidivism. Lauded … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM 18th & Union
A solo musical dramedy by Sara Carbone Pieces of Her is about the often magical, sometimes maddening world of professional child and adult acting. In the play Sara sings, speaks, and dances her way through over a dozen characters and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Dearborn House on First Hill (Historic Seattle HQ)
The Woman’s Century Club is a social club focused on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service. It was founded in 1891 in Seattle by Carrie Chapman Catt, who went on to co-found the League of Women Voters in … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 1:00 PM Stumptown Coffee
Stop by for our Public Tastings each Friday. Reservations recommended: stumptowntastings.eventbrite.comShare:TweetEmailPrint
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM 18th & Union
A solo musical dramedy by Sara Carbone Pieces of Her is about the often magical, sometimes maddening world of professional child and adult acting. In the play Sara sings, speaks, and dances her way through over a dozen characters and … Continue reading
Jun 22 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Melrose Market
Bring your kitchen knives or camp knives or scissors or anything that you have that has a dull edge to Melrose Market on Saturday and have them hand sharpened while you wait or drop them off for pickup later the … Continue reading
Jun 22 @ 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
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