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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Nov 27 2018 @ 11:00 AM – May 5 2019 @ 7:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
The much anticipated exhibit, Bold As Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home, offers a rare and detailed look at Jimi’s Seattle origins through the lens of those closest to him and by his own artistic eyes. Through archival and family photos, his … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The Cloud Room
Boundaries are essential for healthy relationships and lives, but setting them is neither simple nor easy! Join us for a session on how to identify your boundaries and communicate them in a firm yet compassionate way. About the Communication Booster series: Relationships … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM The Lounge by AT&T
FEATURED MOVIE: Catwoman (2004) January is the month for movies that are so bad we can’t help but love them! Join us every Thursday at The Lounge for some of our favorites and get your first cup of coffee on us*! To … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Works Seattle
It’s time to march again. Two years ago the Women’s March was created and nearly 5 million people across the country marched in response to rising social and political injustices. The Works is committed to being a safe space for … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Chen Taijiquan & Qigong – Capitol Hill/Central Monday & Thursday evenings, 6:00pm-7:15pm, at Wise Orchid’s Studio, 2002 E. Union St. In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central Library, PACCAR Rm. 5
Recent research studies show a persistent gap in diversity and equity across media and entertainment. On screen, in words and images, behind the cameras, in newsrooms or executive boardrooms, media organizations and the content they produce don’t yet reflect the … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM The Lodge at Washington Hall
Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 7-story building with 85 apartment units, 18 hotel rooms and retail. No parking is proposed. Existing building to be demolished. View Design Proposal  (9 MB)     Review Meeting January 17, 2019 6:30 pm Washington Hall … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Come down to help make signs and do phone-banking and other projects for folks attending womxn’s marches, and MLK Day activities in Seattle. We’ll have all the materials needed. All skill levels welcome! Snacks starting at 6:30 pm for donation.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Jan 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Mt. Zion
You are cordially invited on behalf of the Seattle Colleges to the 46th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church. This year, renowned author, preacher, and academic Michael Eric … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 9:00 AM Cal Anderson Park
Womxn’s March on Seattle 2019 SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 Event overview RSVP Rally & march logistics Educational panel locations and schedules We kick off a weekend of building power through community, protest, and activism with a RALLY. Hear from the region’s most powerful progressive … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Works Seattle
Are the cold winter months leaving your hands and lips chapped, dry, and painful? Join us and make your own natural lotions and salves! We will learn about the basic ingredients that go into making them, essential oil blends and … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM Rainier Community Center
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, 98118. Teens will … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
Now accepting sign ups for poetry readings!  Pure Expression is an art, music, culture, and soon-to-be poetry platform dedicated to inspiring and encouraging artists of all mediums to express themselves. It’s now one year from our launch and we’re hoping … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM volunteer park conservatory
First Lusio event of the year! :D The Friends of the Conservatory invite you to the latest in the series of unique Lusio Lights after-hours fundraisers featuring unique, local light art and music, set inside the beautiful glass building of … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Lounge by AT&T
Magic Trivia at The Lounge by AT&T is back in Revised form! Embark on an Odyssey with a team, brave the Onslaught of trivia questions, and choose from seemingly Unlimited prizes. This free event has a suggested $5 donation to … Continue reading
Jan 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
Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Works Seattle
Looking for a fun project for these winter nights? Turn your words into art with calligraphy! Come experience the art and craft of calligraphy, hands on with Claire from Alair Calligraphy. Learn basic practice strokes and work your way through … Continue reading
Jan 21 all-day
Join us on MLK Day Jan. 21, 2019 at Garfield High School, Seattle Our workshops & speakers will focus on our theme – and the goals of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – defeating racism, poverty, and war! March … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Garfield High School
*Hundreds of livable wage jobs / employment opportunities *Explore career opportunities *Network with inclusive organizations *Gain insight about the application process *Free Professional Resume Support, Interviewing and Navigating Job Fair Tips Career and job openings in Civil Service (government), Construction, … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Chen Taijiquan & Qigong – Capitol Hill/Central Monday & Thursday evenings, 6:00pm-7:15pm, at Wise Orchid’s Studio, 2002 E. Union St. In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
We’re having a REPAIR CAFE! Bring your broken household items — such as clothing, electronics, jewelry, small home appliances, or tools/knives that need sharpening — to the Capitol Hill Tool Library, and our team of volunteer fixers will try to … Continue reading
Jan 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
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