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.

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Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
#LHAAFF 2017 is a four day curated experience in the heart of Seattle dedicated to celebrating Black brilliance in independent cinema. In its 14th year, the festival presents provocative films and works about the Black experience shot from an independent … Continue reading
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM McCaw Hall
The first festival showcasing cheese and meat (charcuterie) arrives in Seattle on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the Pacific Northwest the Cheese and Meat festival will exhibit both international and local cheese and … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Lakewood Seward Park Community Center
Kadima Radical Community Auction: The Force Awakens Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5 – 9:30 pm Lakewood Seward Park Community Center Celebrate this Star Wars themed evening with live music, a silent and live auction, and a Faces of the Moon photo … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
DREAMSTATES        Dir. Anisia Uzeyman                 1:14:00 Equal parts love story, road movie, and Americana, DREAMSTATES tells the haunting tale of two wayward souls (Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman) discovering their … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 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
May 1 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 1 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Madrona Arms
Join Crooked Trails for good company, cheap drinks and a super fun night of trivia that will take you around the world. $1 pints and food specials for players. Fantastic prizes for winners! Suggested Donation of $10 per player. All proceeds … Continue reading
May 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
May 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
May 3 @ 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 3 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Capitol Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library
The Get Engaged program is a collaborative program of the Accelerator YMCA and the City of Seattle, dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs. The application link will … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
May is bike month, so come on out and get your bike ready to ride. We’ll show some basic bicycle maintenance techniques, e.g. fixing a flat tire, adjusting brakes, lubing/replacing a chain, truing a wheel. You can bring your bike … Continue reading
May 3 @ 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 4 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building
Are you considering biking to work but you’re not sure how to get started? Join Commute Seattle for our FREE Bike Commuting 101 seminar where you’ll to learn about: Bike selection, clothing, and gear Safety, etiquette, and the rules of … Continue reading
May 4 @ 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 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 5 @ 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 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
First Friday Forum: Unions vs. Trump’s Agenda: How can labor take the offensive? Friday, May 5, 7pm $3 door/students $1 • Desserts & snack plates $2.50 – $7 • Doors open 6:30pm Speakers – Liza Campbell is a teacher at … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Buddha Jewel Monastery
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May 6 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 6 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
May 6 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox
Yoga Nidra, also known as “Dream Yoga” or “Psychic Sleep” is a transformative yoga practice that reduces stress and anxiety. Class begins with 30 minutes of light restorative yoga postures to help prepare the body for a 30 minute guided meditation that is practiced lying down … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni on Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Tárrega, Bogdanovic, Domeniconi, and music composed for her by  Ourkouzounov. “Antigoni Goni … Continue reading
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