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:

Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 10th Ave S Hillclimb
The Seattle Housing Authority invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of the new 10th Ave S Hillclimb, connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of First Hill and Yesler with Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. About the 10th Ave S … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 13 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Central Cinema
Join members of the Seattle Feminist Drinking Club for an afternoon of fundraising, solidarity, hella amazing raffle prizes, centered around a screening of the award winning film, Vessel. In Vessel you’ll witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 4:00 PM – Feb 15 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Treat yourself to some lovely beverages on February 13 & 14 at POCO! Enjoy spirits or unique wine flights curated for the occasion – alone, with a friend or that special someone. Sign up for alerts about this event on … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 8:00 PM – Feb 14 @ 12:00 AM CANVAS Event Space
Join Intiman as we kick off our signature #SHOWTHELOVE Fundraising Campaign, celebrate our powerful community of supporters, and showcase incredible local talent with a line-up of performances by C. Davida Ingram, Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Shontina Vernon. Join us at CANVAS … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 14 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Feb 14 @ 7:00 PM – Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Rhino Room
BadWill Market a monthly pop up at The Rhino Room is back for a VALENTINES DAY EDITION! Pencil us in your calendar for Sunday February 14th at Rhino Room! Doors open at 12pm. FREE ENTRY! 21+ This market welcomes lovers … Continue reading
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 14 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Looking for unique tropical way to spend your Valentine’s Day? Join the Friends of the Conservatory for a romantic wine and cocktail tasting experience on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, amongst romantic and starlit houses of the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Enjoy … Continue reading
Feb 14 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Atrium Kitchen in Pike Place Market
Come celebrate Valentines Day with us. Limited number of seats available to make it as intimate as possible. Menu and more information on Brown Paper Tickets.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 14 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 5:30 AM – 6:30 PM Central Cinema
Join us for a Pot-Positive Happy Hour in the Central District at 21st and Union.  This is a launch event for marijuana growers, Buds of Vashon.  Work by pot-positive artists will be on display as well as a short documentary about the company and it’s beginnings. … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Gates Foundation Headquarters
Gates Foundation Action: NO human testing of GMO Bananas! Location: Gates Foundation Headquarters, 500 5th Ave N, Seattle February 15, 9:30-10:30am Please RSVP: agrawatch@cagj.org Join AGRA Watch at the Gates Foundation for a fun, family-friendly action!  We will deliver over … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Drop-in evening Indoor Playground with active play area and quiet preschool type room. Great place to wind down with your child or wear them out just before bedtime on Mondays.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Feldenkrais awareness is a gentle, satisfying movement based learning process conducted through vocal guidance. It is designed to reduce anxiety, improve range of motion, balance, coordination, ease and power. This movement guidance will provide students with a clearer image of … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 10:00 PM Cafe Pettirosso
Our neighborhood pal and restaurant industry vet, Michael Loftus (of Sashay), recently had major surgery on his arm, and we all know how rough it is to manage missing shifts at work. We are rallying together to raise some money … Continue reading

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