On the List | Capitol Hill Clean Sweep, Soccer Jam, Parke Diem in Volunteer Park

The annual Capitol Hill Clean Sweep community service event hits the streets and common areas of the neighborhood on Sunday to get it sparkling clean.

Join up by meeting in Cal Anderson Park at 10am to register, eat breakfast, and pick up a t-shirt and cleaning supplies. Entertainment and lunch will also be provided. (Secret private message to new Hill residents: Clean Sweep is a great event in which to meet your new neighbors.) The Clean Sweep is also part of the start of an entire month of Pride on Capitol Hill.

Stevens-Carnival-2013-16The annual Stevens Carnival at Stevens Elementary is the unofficial start of the countdown to summer for North Capitol Hill public elementary students. This year’s Carnival is Friday, 4pm – 8pm and is open to families from all around the neighborhood. As in previous years, expect fun, frolic, and a little mayhem as kids zealously join in the activities such as walnut smashing, hay pile treasure hunting, and squirt gun race contests for prizes. New this year: Circus Acts! See our photos from the 2013 Carnival here

10340175_892208257461958_4439380070123147661_nSoccer players, have you signed up for Street Soccer Seattle’s Capitol Hill Soccer Jam yet? It takes place at the Seattle University fields on Saturday 9am – 4pm and is open to all recreational or competitive players ages 18 and over.  “The Cap Hill Soccer Jam is a full day, 64-team, 4-v-4 street soccer tournament for adults and offers both recreational and competitive brackets. The event is a fundraiser for Street Soccer Seattle, whose mission is to foster the camaraderie, community, and confidence that is central to the sport of soccer to empower homeless individuals to find greater success and peace in their lives.”   Register here.

Saturday, visit Gay City for the third annual Word Play festival, a one-day spoken word festival including two workshops, a performance, and an artists reception.

The 4th annual Parke Diem: An Urban Culture Festival takes place on Saturday at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater, 11am – 8pm. This free event’s goal is to to bring together music, art, and community in a park setting. There will be vendors, live art making, and DJ music. New this year is a Kids Zone with activities for the youngsters.

On Sunday 12- 2pm only,  recycle your electronics at the temporary recycle station set up on 11th Ave next to Cal Anderson Park. You can get documents shredded too.

Finally, Thursday night at 7 PM, neighbors and community members will gather near the site of last weekend’s double homicide at 29th and King for a vigil to mark the deaths of 27-year-old Ahmed Said and 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young.

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Aug 14 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 14 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Aug 14 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Aug 14 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Contact for Location
Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for our weekly Kabbalah and Coffee Tanya – A Masterpiece of Chassidic wisdom written by Rabbi Shneur Zalmen of Liadi (1745 – 1812). Based on the Kabbalistic works of the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov … Continue reading
Aug 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 15 @ 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
Aug 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Residence ( Site of Development)
As part of City of Seattle’s new strategy for early community outreach and engagement, this is a notice of development for a project being planned in your neighborhood. This is a new requirement for developers that begins a conversation with community … Continue reading
Aug 15 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
At this meeting, Arizona native Christina Lopez will report back on her recent discussions with educators in Arizona and the gain of their recent strike. Also, hear about local efforts by public school staff to win better working and learning … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
The swashbuckling story of The Three Musketeers will delight audiences in Seattle-area parks this summer. Filled with dueling, intrigue, clandestine love, dueling, political scheming, and dueling, The Three Musketeers has been a favorite for generations! The Musketeers have appeared on stage, the … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
An incredible journey, like you’ve never seen it before… The Who’s trailblazing rock opera bursts to life as an all-star cast and creative team, led by G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey and Music Director Brandon Peck, create a vibrant new … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Waltz and polka were originally really energetic, and we have enough room here to try them that way. We also have a lesson for total beginners that starts with walking. (If you don’t get past walking, that’s OK, it can … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pratt Park
It is folly to trust a fool for love! Fickle Proteus and constant Valentine are the best of friends but, unbeknownst to Valentine, they become rivals in love for Sylvia. But wait! What of Julia, purportedly beloved of Proteus. Alas, … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
Continuing the story line we began last year with Richard II, we look at the reign of King Henry IV. His reign is not going well, with war in Wales and Scotland and friction with the Percy family. In addition, his … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Cal Anderson Park
Whoopi Goldberg stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a sassy lounge singer hiding from the mob in a convent. Relive all the fun, laughter and irresistible music as Deloris turns a tone-deaf nun’s choir into a rollicking Motown revue. RSVP on … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
An incredible journey, like you’ve never seen it before… The Who’s trailblazing rock opera bursts to life as an all-star cast and creative team, led by G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey and Music Director Brandon Peck, create a vibrant new … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
YARD SALE to end all yard sales – Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, 10am-4pm! Donations from dozens of people all over Seattle will be available at prices way below thrift stores! Get super unique pre-owned stuff, rather than buying new! … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
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