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:

Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Summit on Pike 98112
What would you do with 15 acres of new public land in Seattle? You’re invited to share your vision and hear project updates at the Lid I-5 Community Open House on Wednesday, July 17. Doors open at 5:30 PM and there … Continue reading
Jul 17 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle U Casey Commons - Casey 530
Land Use Application to allow for a 27-story, 226-unit apartment building with institution and general retail sales and service. Parking for 178 vehicles proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. View Design Proposal  (70 MB)     Review Meeting July 17, 2019 6:30 pm … Continue reading
Jul 17 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, July 17th to Aug. 28th, 2019,  $15-20 sliding scale drop-in per class. Intro to Tai Chi SUMMER 2019 Looking to begin your Tai Chi practice? Wanting to improve your fundamentals of movement, balance, flexibility and coordination? This is … Continue reading
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pike/Pine Room, 12th Ave Arts
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the sordid history of how federal, state and local governments intentionally segregated every city in America through law and policy. Join the Capitol Hill Renter Initiative on the evening of July 18th for a screening of … Continue reading
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Calling All Feminists !   Get in the know at the July Radical Women Meet-up This evening has something for everyone ! An analysis of the new book Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto. Updates on national and local organizing … Continue reading
Jul 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Hall
Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 4-story, 76-unit apartment building. Parking for 16 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished. View Design Proposal  (24 MB)     Review Meeting July 18, 2019 6:30 pm Washington Hall 153 14th Ave The Lodge Review … Continue reading
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day 10th at Pike
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Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 19 @ 1:00 PM Stumptown Coffee
Stop by for our Public Tastings each Friday. Reservations recommended: stumptowntastings.eventbrite.comShare:TweetEmailPrint
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 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
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