On the List | Gate to Nowhere, A Drink for the Kids, Of Mice and Men, Lisbon Traviata

ramp to nowhereThe 520 ramps to nowhere in the Arboretum – a decades-long favorite jump off point of swimming teens – are the star of the public art installation “Gate to Nowhere” opening on Thursday with a party 6 – 9pm.

“The Gate to Nowhere celebrates Seattle’s unfinished freeways by reflecting their provocative beauty, unintended urbanism and legacy of 1960s citizen activism. This temporary art installation is [on] Seattle’s infamous ‘Ramp to Nowhere’ in Montlake. The concept is simple: wrap a single support pier with mirror to reflect surroundings of ‘nowhere’.”

There will be a few boats available to borrow during the party so you can paddle up and get close for your daily selfie. Access the party off Lake Washington Blvd near 26th Ave E and E Miller St, or you can rent a canoe from the UW Intramurals Center to approach by water.

vera projectThe Capitol Hill Community Council meets on Thursday to elect new leaders. You can read candidate position statements here, and show up at the Cal Anderson Shelterhouse at 6:30 to participate in the election process.

Have A Drink for the Kids and raise funds for the all-ages music and art venue Vera Project at Linda’s on Thursday, Redwood on Friday, or Comet Tavern on Saturday. It’s a great excuse to have a cocktail or three ‘CAUSE IT IS FOR THE KIDS. Each night features a unique set of music/art celebrity hosts, plus the drinking at Linda’s and Redwood offer raffle drawings.

Watch the World Cup with your closest friends at these fine Capitol Hill venues. USA v Portugal on Sunday!

Traviata-ImageEclectic Theater‘s production of the John Steinbeck classic “Of Mice and Men” opens on Friday and continues through July 12th.

Theatre22 launched their first annual Pride Series production for–and during–Pride Month. The play “Lisbon Traviata” is staged at Richard Hugo House through June 28th and is described as “Catty comedy meets operatic tragedy.” 

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

Mar 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
An Interactive Exhibition In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the virtual reality experience Virtual Bauhaus will tour North America. Bauhaus, the iconic school of design, architecture, and applied arts, existed in Dessau, Germany, from 1919 to 1933. In spirit … Continue reading
Apr 18 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 19 @ 8:00 PM Optimism Brewing
You are invited to join Washington Bike Law for Happy Hour on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Optimism Brewing in Capitol Hill. The Bike Lawyers will talk tips for defensive bicycle riding and safer driving, what to do … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM The Elliott Bay Book Company
Boston cartoonist Nick Thorkelson speaks about his book, Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia (City Lights), a graphic biography of the life and work of the respected modern philosopher..From his youth in Weimar Germany and early studies with Martin Heidegger, to … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM First Covenant Church
Please join us as we remember the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Good Friday Tenebrae service in the SanctuaryShare:TweetEmail
Apr 20 all-day
Thursday April 18: Miller Community Center, 10 am. Sharp Toddlers, bring your adults to this “egg” stravaganza. Hunting begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the gym. Toddler Gym will only be open after the hunt until noon. There will be … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Give back to public lands and help restore the Arboretum on Earth Day! Once again, we’re partnering with the Student Conservation Association for a work-service event in the park. Volunteers will help UW and Parks gardeners spread mulch, remove invasive … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Works Seattle
Spring has allllmost sprung in Seattle! Whether you have guests coming for Easter Brunch or just want to add a touch of spring to your door, we’ve got the greenery, floral accents and inspiration to create the perfect spring wreath! … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Stop by Uncle Ike’s Central District or White Center locations for food, music, vendors, activities, petting zoos, and all incredible 4/20 deals!  Sponsored by Glass and Goods.Share:TweetEmail
Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Hopvine Pub
Enjoy a cold beer and live stand up comedy at Hopvine Pub. Every 3rd Saturday, we have local and touring comedians telling their best jokes and stories. Featured comedians for April are: Richie Bowen Erin Crouch Narin Vann Chris Harrison … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM First Covenant Church
Please join us as we remember the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Brunch in the Summit on Pike, 420 E. Pike St.: 8:45 a.m. Worship Service: 10 a.m. Egg hunt in the sanctuary following the serviceShare:TweetEmail
Apr 21 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Vios Cafe
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Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
You can measure spring by the ever-expanding selection of pink on our shelves. These two recent arrivals have French passports, and one of them you could drop off the boat without breaking it. Come explore French Rosés with us this … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tor Dietrichson is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, music educator, and nationally recognized recording artist with over 35 years of experience. His extensive knowledge of both East Indian tabla and Afro Cuban conga gives him a unique perspective among his peers. … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 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
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