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:

Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – Nov 19 @ 7:38 AM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc directed by Makaela Pollock October 20-November 19, 2016 Previews: October 20-22 & 27 Opening Night: October 28 Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm Mainstage at … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Do you have a story to tell? Be it non-fiction, fiction or family history, this workshop will be the springboard for your writing projects. Learn the basics of how to write stories which tap into your creativity, and resonate with … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Quantum Martial Arts
 The body is the physical manifestation of the mind: posture is an expression of the nervous system and represents unconscious habits. When we practice yoga we use the breath to shape the body and harness the mind. By cultivating awareness … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lowell Elementary School – Cafeteria -
SDOT will hold two community meetings to discuss the public path near Lowell Elementary between E Roy and Federal Ave that has been closed because of concerns raised by the school’s PTA. October 25 – 4-6 pm Lowell Elementary School … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lowell Elementary Cafeteria
The Seattle Department of Transportation would like to invite you to join us at one of two public meetings to learn more and share feedback on the Roy Street Right-of-Way between Federal Ave E and 11th Ave E near Lowell … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center from Urban Horticulture
7-part course: Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm, starting September 20 and ending November 1 The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works, and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
There is a hidden treasure among shrub species in the unending quest for good small scale trees for urban gardens.   We will look at a special group of evergreen and deciduous selections among the Arboretum’s plantings that reveal the … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  Become the master of your photographic domain. Learn to use the cameras you already have on your smartphone or tablet and begin to master a handful of amazing photography apps that will help you make stunning pictures to populate … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
The Cal Anderson Park Walking Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Meet new friends, exercise, and gather for occasional pot lucks in the Shelter House with neighbors! All ages, abilities, and pets welcome. This group … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160
Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Design Proposal … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM Lower Level - Blodel Hall, St Mark's Cathedral
Over 3,500 one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items, including scarves, jewelry, wearable garments, items for the home, art, gifts, yarn and more. All items are handmade by our 300+ members, who are local to the Seattle area. On Friday morning at 11 am, our master rug … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
How do you prepare yourself for the step in your career? One way to increase your value is to continually develop and expand your skill set. In this course, we’ll explore specific and practical ways that you can expand your … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Explore and expand your potential as an image creator through design with purpose. Photographers will take their personal vision and image creation to a more sophisticated and deeper communication level through a variety of design techniques and practical applications. This … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Aegis on Madison
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Take the material you learned in Self-Defense 101 and kick it up a notch. This is a progressive skill-building class, which means each session will review what you learned during the previous week(s) and build on those skills. In this … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
This Free, 8-week series, beginning Friday September 16th. is open to everyone of all ability levels; no prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle, blanket, pillow, journal/pen, and your own mat, if you prefer. We … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a special tasting of Glass Vodka! We will be hosting Seattle’s own Glass Distillery on October 28 from 6-9 PM and serving creative cocktails made from their vodka – crafted from grapes harvested from the rich soils … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) concert featuring three extremely well reputed and very advanced flute players from Japan: Kaoru Kakizakai, Katzushi Matama, and Tereo Furuya, with Larry Tyrrell from Portland and Mitzuki Dazai playing Koto.  Both solos and group songs.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Seattle Central Mitchell Activity Center
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 29th and it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. This community party is FREE and open to everyone – designed with kids in mind – but just as fun … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM E Pike between 10th and 11th
From SDOT: As mentioned in my last email, we unfortunately had to cancel our scheduled test events on Oct. 13thand Oct. 16th due to weather risks. Since then, we’ve been looking into potential reschedule opportunities for 2016. One of the … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 4:00 PM – Oct 30 @ 12:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for some special Halloween “spirits” and films! Our bartenders will be crafting some themed drinks for the occasion. Come in costume to enter to win gift cards!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 29 @ 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
5:45 PM CREEPY CRAWL KICK-OFF AT MOE BAR 6 PM – 9 PM ZOMBIES DISPERSE TO THE STREETS Zombies and zombie hunters will gather at MOE BAR at dusk to collect their maps and enjoy a SCREAMING GOOD DEAL before … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
FnS, the producer of “Lusio. A Night to Awaken” is proud to bring to you… “The Sylvan Series” An exploration of light and sound noun syl·van \ˈsil-vən\ Definition of sylvan “one that frequents groves or woods” Lusio at Volunteer Park … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 30 @ 12:00 AM R Place Bar
Come support the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in our annual Halloween Costume Contest. Money raised goes to our granting fund that supports local LGBTQ organizations. The suggested donation at the door is $15. The costume contest prizes will be awarded … Continue reading
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