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.

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Jan 12 @ 9:30 AM – Mar 18 @ 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington park Arboretum
Family Nature Class Get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world.   Our Weekly two-hour classes engage the senses with hands on-activities, science-based exploration, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and games based around a theme that changes … Continue reading
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM Squirrel Chops
Join us at Squirrel Chops to get organized and build a movement to fight racism, sexism and Islamophobia. We will be making posters for the January 20th and 21st protests. 50% of profits will be given to organizations dedicated to … Continue reading
Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 all-day Coastal Kitchen
No TV – No WiFi – No Worries Join us at Coastal Kitchen on Friday, January 20th 8am – 11pm (Yes…you read that right…Open – Close) for Happy Hour! “Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” 8am-3pm $6 Bloody Mary’s $6 St- … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
This event at McCaw Hall will offer an array of free services and community education intended to support and protect families. Community education will include a training for Seattle Public Schools staff on how to best support students as well … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM Westlake
#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !! We are participating in the birth of a mass movement for social and economic justice. Join us in the streets- again!- to demonstrate mass opposition to Trump and his agenda! Build a movement to fight racism, … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM St. James Cathedral
Associate Professor and Chair of Organ Studies at Rice University, Ken Cowan is one of America’s most sought-after organists. Particularly known for his performances of transcriptions, Mr. Cowan dazzles audiences through his immaculate technique and dramatic interpretations of orchestral music … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM Velocity Dance
For many of us in the Seattle community, Inauguration Day will be difficult – a reminder of how much harder we now have to fight for our essential human rights- STILL HERE is a community event and forum designed to … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Barboza
SOLD OUT Barboza Presents: Inauguration Day ft. Tacocat with Wimps + The Black Tones 7pm doors || $20 advance || 21+ 100% of proceeds to benefit Shout Your Abortion. Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to show. … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM Hopvine
Join us for a night to raise money for the ACLU in response to the recent election outcome! Rooftop Brewing will be pouring their Love Trumps Hate IPA, there will be games and proceeds will go to the ACLU!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Starts at Judkins Park
Start Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144 10:00 Start time – arrive, find a group with which you’d like to march 10:30 rally/speakers begin 11:00 groups begin marching End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109 … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Decolonize Your Sex Life: … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Sunday we return to Italy with a couple of new arrivals to the shop. Sicily, here we come! Join us. 2015 Adamo Azienda Agricola Cattarratto                                                                                           ($13) Sicily Pale straw yellow color, good aromatic bouquet, with hints of herbs, floral … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
\ This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Course Description: Tarot … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wildrose Bar
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Come see Seattle LGBTQ comedy … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a free showing of the classic film featuring Gene Wilder on January 22 at 6 PM. Enjoy truffle popcorn and specials on wine and cocktails.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Full Pot ‘O’ T: This … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Have you ever sabotaged yourself … Continue reading
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