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:

Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 23 @ 9:00 PM
SASG Seattle Area Support Groups (Formerly Dunshee House formerly Seattle AIDS Support Group) has been holding this tree sale for 28 years with the past four years breaking sales records every year. We are one of the highest quality lots … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 17 @ 9:00 PM Erickson Theater
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Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day Creatura House
From the owners of the legendary Roq La Rue gallery comes a new boutique devoted to fine art and home decor ! Creatura House opens Dec 15th! Please join us for an opening night party on Dec 15th 6-8pm or … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Low-key, high-energy social partner dancing. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each other. From 7:20-8pm  is a free lesson for total beginners in turning partner dance, ideal if you don’t even know if you want … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM St. James Cathedral
A Service of Readings & Carols Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm Combined Choirs of St. James Cathedral Cathedral Brass Dr. Paul Thornock, Music Director Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist Britten – A Ceremony of Carols (selections) Pärt – Magnificat Wachner … Continue reading
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day New Freeway Hall
Order by December 1st!  Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM Glasswing Shop
Our fourth annual Maker’s Market is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Join us in-store to shop directly from the makers and designers themselves. This year we are hosting three local ceramic artists, each bringing one of a kind handmade … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Santa will be visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory Dec 9th and 16th!   Come by to say hello to Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wishes in the beautiful Seasonal House which will be decked out in vintage holiday … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Things will be popping at the wine shop this Saturday as we let loose the corks on five sparkling wines for the holidays. Bubbles can make any event a little brighter. Come see what fits into your holiday plans. Cune … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
MEDIA ADVISORY   Northwest Boychoir presents 39th Annual – A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 9-22, 2017   Joseph Crnko, Music Director   For Information: Maria Johnson, Executive Director 206-524-3234 maria@northwestchoirs.org     … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Starts at CC Attle’s
It’s Seattle’s gay version of Santarchy/Santacon. It’s a Santa-themed bar crawl, with awesome costumes, Santas, misfit toys, and more FUN than you can shake a candy cane at! Here’s a brief lowdown on the ho-ho-hoedown: A general schedule: The plan … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
The 2017 Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble presents a special holiday concert! The 30-member jazz band is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds who attend Garfield, a public high school in the Seattle School District … Continue reading
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