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:

Oct 19 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 20 @ 5:00 PM The Riveter - Fremont
At RealSelf.com, we demystify cosmetic treatments and procedures so you can make smart and confident beauty decisions. In celebration of this mission, we launched the RealSelf House of Modern Beauty—an interactive pop-up event where guests can explore the world of … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ritual
Come practice gothy, slow-flow vinyasa to the musical stylings of dark wave bands like Joy Division, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and Depeche Mode in the weird and lovely Ritual space on Pike Street. This is a free karma … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Capitol Hill Meditation Sit/Class on with Rebel Saints Meditation Society. Sunday Morning10:30 AM to Noon Learn how to use the practice of meditation to become more kind, more compassionate and more forgiving towards yourself, towards others and towards the world. … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based choreographer Donald Byrd works at the forefront of contemporary performance. For four decades, he has created innovative and startling dance theater works that explore the extraordinary capacities of dancers’ bodies, the complexities of Africanist aesthetics, and the ways that … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Clothing is both a highly personal and socially constructed system of communication: a signifying point of contact between individual identities and collective attitudes, customs, and trends. Dress Codes brings together the work of two artists who perform acts of translation in relation … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Volunteer Park
Join us for a festive celebration of our furry friends!  This delightful parade will feature pets in costumes, food trucks, prizes, and 20 vendor booths. Click here to register your pet! Like, share and RSVP on our Facebook event page. … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
From Alto Adage in the north to Sicily in the south, we are on an Italian adventure this Sunday. Stop by for a taste of these Sunday Sippers. 2016 Castel Sallegg Sauvignon  $12 From Alto Adage — Classic and direct … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the … Continue reading
Oct 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
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eat Local
In this class you’ll prepare fresh flatbread with dips, spices and spread! You’ll make hummus the traditional way with mortar and pestle and explore all the possible seasonings and additions. Go home with a ready to cook flatbread, your own … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Library
Join Kristen Millares Young to learn methods for seamlessly incorporating research into your work of fiction. We research to build the authority to astonish. The pivot from fact to epiphany compels us to keep reading, and that which has been felt is … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PONCHO Concert Hall
Seattle Women in Jazz to feature jazz from around the world in Oct. 20 event Women jazz artists representing three continents will take the stage to present a variety of songs (from Gypsy Jazz to the American Songbook) and discuss … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Poncho Recital Hall, Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle Women in Jazz to feature jazz from around the world in Oct. 20 event Women jazz artists representing three continents will take the stage to present a variety of songs (from Gypsy Jazz to the American Songbook) and discuss … Continue reading
Oct 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
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
In 17th century Rome, painter Artemisia Gentileschi must fight for everything—her place at the easel, her father’s respect, credit for her visionary work. But in the aftermath of rape, she must fight for her truth, buoyed by her shared experience … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of our most original and perceptive voices on racial identity, systemic racial bias, and white supremacy. The author of the bestselling nonfiction works The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, he … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Theatre22 presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Julie Beckman. THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Theatre22 presents WHITE by James Ijames, directed by Corey McDaniel Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus – a … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Poco Wine + Spirits
Join us for your weekly dose of brainy drinking. – Max team size of 6. – Winning team takes home a $40 gift card!Share:TweetEmailPrint
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based choreographer Donald Byrd works at the forefront of contemporary performance. For four decades, he has created innovative and startling dance theater works that explore the extraordinary capacities of dancers’ bodies, the complexities of Africanist aesthetics, and the ways that … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Clothing is both a highly personal and socially constructed system of communication: a signifying point of contact between individual identities and collective attitudes, customs, and trends. Dress Codes brings together the work of two artists who perform acts of translation in relation … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Loft
Downtime at Lunchtime Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging and it’s possible to find this even during your short lunch hour. iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra helps you tap into a place that is … Continue reading
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