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:

Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Aug 8 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Summer Sale at The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks. Many lovely gifts on sale for 50% off. Come and shop our sale and support a great cause!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Everyone Welcome! Workers are under attack on virtually every front–wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions. How do we fight back? In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more! SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let … Continue reading
Aug 19 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 12:00 AM Summit Public House
Founded in 2017, Mercer X Summit Block Party is a free all-ages music festival held on the Intersection of Summit and Mercer in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The goal of Mercer X Summit is to create an … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center - Print Studio
Come out and help print postcards at our third Screenprinting Work Party. We’ve enlisted a group of artists to create postcard designs of positive resistance that address issues including affordable healthcare, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and climate change. … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE: Friday & Saturday, August 25th & 26th, 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store will be reduced 25% – 95% OFF! From casual to couture – clothing size 14 & up, shoes size 8 & up … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join Environmental Works in Capitol Hill on the corner of 15th Avenue and Harrison St on August 25th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. We will be asking you what you envision for 15th Avenue as part of National Community Design Day! … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 11:30 PM
Year 4 of the Seattle Acoustic Festival is happening! August 25th and 26th. Here is our incredible, full line-up of beautiful artists: Friday, August 25th Fellowship Hall: Paul Mauer and the Silence (6:30); SeaStar (7:30); Animals of Grace (8:30);Sarah St. Albin (9:30); Devin Sinha (10:30); Tiny Messengers (11:30). Sanctuary: The Eiffel Power (7:00); Kristin … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 8:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Parental Advisory? Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you’ll have when you do! When parents say … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pistil Books
Thousands of books in all categories – fiction, science, history, biography, art, how-to, nature, poetry, architecture, and more. Paperbacks $1 Hardbacks $2 Come on by and say hello.  Free lemonade. Book Sale will be re-scheduled in the event of rain.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Mixed Media Watercolor Painting  Saturday, August 26, 11am-2:30pm Attendees will create a 5 x 7 mixed media/watercolor painting with non-toxic and naturally pigmented watercolors, botanical and collage elements, such as leaves, pressed flowers, seeds and paper on Aqua Board.  Aqua … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Iron Goat Trail
On February 28, 1910, the small rail station of Wellington, Washington, was in lock-down after almost a fortnight of blizzard conditions that had left the area buried in an impassable layer of snow. Despite the best efforts of depot workers, two trains remained … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM Linda's Tavern
While we’ve had to adhere to a strict yearlong regimen of electrolytes and Advil to shake off the hangover from last year’s Linda’s Fest, we here at Linda’s Tavern are delighted to once again bring you the RADDEST FREE SHOW … Continue reading
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