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:

May 3 – May 4 all-day
Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – one-day online giving event encouraging the community to donate to their favorite nonprofits at www.GiveBIG.seattlefoundation.org with the goal of raising $20 million for more than 1,500 participating organizations.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 4 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
May 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Public Library - Central Branch
Spanish playwright Antonio Delgado and choreographer Amanda Goodwin speak on the origins and inspiration of their collaborative work, “Illuminatio: Yo Soy,” touching on the economic crisis in Spain, as well as Antonio´s acting technique for personal growth. Performers from Seattle … Continue reading
May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages. The … Continue reading
May 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Please join us for a fun filled evening with Dr. Allan Armitage, Ph.D University of Georgia, who will speak to us about his gardening adventures throughout the world. Dr. “A” is a well know speaker, writer and gardener who has … Continue reading
May 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
2320 E Union St Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a 6-story structure containing 116 residential units above 3,300 sq. ft. of ground-level retail space. Parking for 18 vehicles will be located within the structure. This project requires a … Continue reading
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Elliot Bay Book Company
NYC-based legendary performance artist and eco/anti-consumerism activist Reverend Billy presents his new book and album The Earth Wants YOU: *Weds May 4th, 7pm: Seattle, WA: The Elliott Bay Book Company. 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122. kmallman@elliottbaybook.com & (206) 624-6600. … Continue reading
May 4 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
915 E Spruce St Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 7-story, 75 unit apartment building. View Design Proposal  (7 MB)     Review Meeting May 4, 2016 8:00pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review Phase … Continue reading
May 4 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
May 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Academy Arts Center
Join us as we transform the Arts Center and STREAM Building into an Art Gallery. Showcasing work done throughout the year by all grades. Exhibit remains up May 5 – May 31.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 6 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Ballard,Beacon Hill,Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,Columbia City,First Hill,Fremont,Green Lake,Greenwood/Phinney Ridge,Interbay,Magnolia,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Education,Hobbies,Special Events Audience: All Sponsoring Organization: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Contact: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Contact Email: booksale@friendsofspl.org Pre-Register: No Link: http://www.friendsofspl.org/book-sales/upcoming-sales/ For the 45th … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Music,Theater Audience: Adults,Teen Sponsoring Organization: Intrepidus Dance Contact: Samantha Weissbach Contact Phone: 4256916636 Contact Email: samantha@intrepidusdance.com Site Contact Details: www.intrepidusdance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: 20.00 Link: www.femmeconcert.bpt.me SEATTLE, WA, May 6th-8th – Intrepidus Dance will present … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Music,Theater Audience: Adults,Teen Sponsoring Organization: Intrepidus Dance Contact: Samantha Weissbah Contact Phone: 4256916636 Contact Email: samantha@intrepidusdance.com Site Contact Details: www.intrepidusdance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: 20.00 Link: www.femmeconcert.bpt.me SEATTLE, WA, May 6th-8th – Intrepidus Dance will present … Continue reading
May 7 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
The Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council hosts a morning to help shape the vision for lidding I-5. Never attended a charrette before? Here’s how the 2010 process worked to help shape the community priorities for development around Capitol Hill Station. https://www.facebook.com/PPUNC/videos/1142107305807903/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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May 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Join the fun and profitable field of Personal Training. Course taught over a 5-week period with the National Exam held on the 6th week. Program Features: 16 hours of lecture & discussion 16 hours of practical hands on training A … Continue reading
May 7 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM SIFF Film Center
Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day. Attending children (ages 9–12) work with a professional media educator to create a short film in collaboration … Continue reading
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
This foundation course is for those who want to be more familiar with the chemistry, history, medical application and laws surrounding the marijuana plant. We will explore the science and studies behind this rapidly developing industry. This one-day, four-hour class will … Continue reading
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Get a peek into the fashion world! Design and illustrate your own women’s fashion collection based on a theme, communicate your ideas through technical specs and create stylized fashion plates. No prior experience required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merril Court Apartments Circular Drive
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May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Have you ever wanted to turn your hand as a Patriot or Loyalist during the Revolution? If so, you’ll enjoy this class where you play the Reacting to the Past game where your game book outlines the historical context, game … Continue reading
May 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading

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