On the List | Bat ‘n’ Rouge, Jockstraps and Glitter, Capitol Hill Block Party and Off Block Party

IMG_9577The Capitol Hill Block Party revs up on Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday evening in the Pike/Pine core. You can hate the insanity or love — but you should definitely respect the one-of-a-kind, three-day music fest. Not a fan? CHBP is definitely not the only thing happening this weekend on Capitol Hill.

Just a block over from Block Party, queer athletes and their biggest fans will take over Bobby Morris field at Cal Anderson Park for two days of action.

Sunday brings a bumped-up on the calendar edition of the annual Bat ‘n’ Rouge softball game pitting Dykes vs. Drag Queens in a battle royale on the diamond. The fun starts at 1 PM. Bring cash to bribe the umpire!

jockstraps and glitterSaturday, the costumed fundraiser-kickball game Jockstraps and Glitter returns to Cal Anderson Park for a “ribald, and REVEALING afternoon hosted by DonnaTella Howe on the bullhorn to keep things going. Watch us run, kick, catch, and tumble with the rugby boys, who’ll do ANYTHING for a buck.”

Thursday, you can check out the videOasis quarterly showcase which brings “the best new PNW music videos out of the Internet ether and throws them big on the silver screen, with musicians and directors in attendance to spill the goods on the process of collaboration.” Prefunc in the bar at Northwest Film Forum with free tequila tasting starting at 7pm.

Art Deco Japan film Lady and the Beard screens Friday night at Volunteer Park Amphitheater at 8:30. This 1931 silent film will be accompanied by a live musical score performance. See our write up here on five weeks of outdoor film screenings this summer on the Hill. 

Participants in Velocity Dance Center’s Strictly Seattle – an intensive 3-week immersion into the Seattle dance scene – bring their culminating performances to Broadway Performance Hall. See super-charged new works by zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track Friday (evening) or Saturday (matinee and evening).

Vermillion has organized three days of Off Block Party events, which include live music, dj dance party, and a BBQ.They’re located outside of the CHBP fence and all events are free.

In the CD, Outdoor Trek continues at Blanche Lavizzo Park and on 15th Ave E Friday, you’ll find a Nuflours gluten free bakery pop-up.

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

May 31 @ 12:00 PM – Sep 6 @ 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
The SweatBox Yoga is happy to offer Happy Hour Yoga- Drop in classes are half off on Tuesday and Thursday at noon from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Beat the heat with the heat! Join us for power hour every … Continue reading
May 31 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
Learn how you can help the climate with every flush of the toilet and trip to the trash. UW Associate Professor Sally Brown will explain how recycling and repurposing our waste benefits soils and climate change, while providing a simple … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Jun 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM RFK Memorial Stadium
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Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
    Photographer Tian Lin lives in Urumqi, the largest city in Chinese Central Asia, where he walks the city’s migrant communities with his camera. Anthropologist Darren Byler discusses his photographs, Lin’s version of a Buddhist life, and his way … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freeway Park
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 3 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
June 3rd & 4th every item in the store will be discounted 15% – 90% off!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 4 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Garfield High School
Donate your goods that didn’t make it through spring cleaning to the Garfield High School Goodwill Drive on June 4th. Use the entrance behind the school on Alder to find the Goodwill trucks. Proceeds go to the Class of 2017.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Gardening Advice from the King County Master Gardeners program. This is a special one-off clinic for the north Capitol Hill neighborhood, run by two of your neighborhood Master Gardeners. Bring your questions on what to plant, how to grow … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,North Capitol Hill,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Sports/Recreation,Theater,Other Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Evolv Fitness of Seattle Contact: Gracie Garnet Contact Phone: (206) 294-5884 Contact Email: jelloundergroundsea@gmail.com Site Contact Details: evolvseattle@gmail.com Pre-Register: No Cost: 15.00 Registration Details: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2524175 Price: … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM Muse Collective Theater
  The Muse Collective Presents MARRY ME A LITTLE To celebrate the anniversary of last year’s gay marriage ruling and to kick off Gay Pride, The Muse Collective will present an evening of musical theater hits and jazz standards centered … Continue reading
Jun 5 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is kicking-off another year of Pride Month with our annual Clean Sweep event, in partnership with Pridefest, on Sunday June 5th! Volunteers gather at Cal Anderson Park at 10am for coffee & pastries sponsored by our local Starbucks! … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Magnuson Park
The 6th Annual Junior League of Seattle’s Touch-a-Truck offers children a hands on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve the Seattle community. Trucks on display include construction … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM – Jun 6 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
This concert features two solo flute performers whose music is being paired for the first time ever.  Kakizakai Kaoru from Saitama Prefecture in Japan is an internationally acclaimed master of the Shakuhachi, the vertical end-blown flute indigenous to Japan.  He … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building at First Covenant Church
Looking for a place for your child to play during the rainy Seattle winter? Wanting to get to know other parents? Join other Seattle families at The Summit Building for 2 hours of fun and safe playtime on Capitol Hill! All adult-supervised … Continue reading

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