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 30 – Aug 2 all-day
The Blue Angels are back. Here is the schedule for you to run cover ears/hide your pets/look to the sky in awe: Thursday: 9:45 a.m. – noon: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Practice) Friday, July 31: 11:50 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day Volunteer Park
Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2 | All Day Location: Volunteer Park | 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 Artist Wendy Red Star invites the public to engage with an imagined wilderness of assorted hunting decoys ranging from … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day Judkins Park
Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival 2015: The Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival celebrates and honors African American history, culture and community in Judkins Park with bands, fashion shows and basketball competitions.  The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. … Continue reading
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day FUEL Coffee Montlake
Larry Hubbell’s Photographic Art Show continues at FUEL throughout August.“If we observe and intertwine our lives with the wild creatures around us, then we are more likely to protect and preserve them.”Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day Glam & Tonics Aveda
Mari Jalbing art show at Glam & Tonics Aveda continues through August with landscapes, figurative works, birds & animals, flowers in various mediums. Part of Montlake Unabridged summer art, music, and authors series.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO For the LOVE of SUMMER, come out and DANCE! What a beautiful summer it’s been, so take a day to get out of the sun and mingle with your friends and dance, dance, dance! Saturday, August 1st from … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Richard Hugo House
SIDEWINDERS In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central Community College
The Capitol Hill Farmers Market is operated by Neighborhood Farmers Markets, a non-profit organization that operates 3 year round markets and 4 seasonal markets.The Capitol Hill Farmers Market is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday all year … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Waterfront Park
Waterfront Whimsea – FREE Family Fun Event Family friendly entertainment, fun and games return for a fourth year! What: Grab the family and get ready for the return of a Downtown Seattle favorite! The Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day will … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM FUEL Coffee Montlake
“Where Nature Lives,” the theme of 16 incredible photos of the birds of Union Bay. Get your coffee, survey the show, and join Larry in a conversation about using photography to increase “appreciation of wildlife around us, and harmony between … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Uncle Ike's
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Aug 2 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Washington State Department of Agriculture’s insect pest program works to prevent the establishment and spread of a selected group of non-native insects that are known threats to Washington State’s environmental resources. This walking tour will cover the various types of … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Washington State Department of Agriculture’s insect pest program works to prevent the establishment and spread of a selected group of non-native insects that are known threats to Washington State’s environmental resources. This walking tour will cover the various types of … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Galvanize Campus - Pioneer Square
Seattle is one of the nation’s most generous cities and Jolkona is proud to call this city home! Please join us for a rooftop happy hour to learn more about the inspiring social entrepreneurs we invite to Seattle to participate … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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