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:

Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM
Sharpe Suiting, a queer-centric formalwear brand for the unconventionally masculine hosts their first Seattle pop-up shop. Sharpe constructs custom suits that fit your specific style and body type however you identify. Stop in for a drink, check out sample suits … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hugo House
APRIL BOOK EXPO Hugo House, 11 am – 5 pm Our annual book fair, featuring more than 40 small presses from around the country. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Polish Home Association
PHA Ladies Auxiliary organizes two annual Polish bazaars – the Fall Bazaar is on the first weekend in November, Saturday and Sunday, 12noon to 6pm, and the Spring Bazaar is on the Saturday before Palm Sunday (one week before Easter) … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Bar Sue
An ongoing pop-up by Chef Zach Chambers (formerly of Ethan Stowell’s Anchovies and Olives and Bar Cotto) and co-conspirator Katie Davies. An ever changing menu of seasonal dishes ranging from crudo, to great vegetable preparations, pastas, meats, and fishes. The … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Roosevelt High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Rhein Haus
Every Monday in the Bier Hall from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., guests will be invited to purchase raffle tickets for $1. Winners get to select from our deli case stocked full of house-made sausage and a selection of Chef … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sole Repair Shop
Please join us at 7pm on Monday, March 30 at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill, for a fundraiser to benefit New Beginnings, a non-profit organization that provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Seattle High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium
Panel discussion: What is the future of transportation in our region? Speakers: • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage • Jarrett Walker, Author of the book Human Transit • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM New Freeway Hall
All are invited to a refreshingly radical and feminist monthly conversation about ideas and current events. The first session will discuss the origins of women’s second class status and its relevance to today. Other topics will include the dynamics of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Re-bar Seattle
Seattle Poetry Slam welcomes legendary spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield as our featured performer. We will also have our last semifinal of the 2014-2015 slam season; the top two poets will proceed to our Grand Slam for a chance to … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 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
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 7:00 PM Omega Ouzeri
Omega Ouzeri’s Greek Wine and Dine Dinner with Andrea Englisis of Athenee Importers 6 Wines and 4 Courses $80 per person (does not include tax or gratutity Reservations required – seating limited to 24 seats Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back. 8pm, Wednesday, April 1st. (no foolin’) $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins all the ca$h. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia Beer. Great prizes for Best … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle

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