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:

Jun 1 @ 7:30 PM – Jul 1 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno directed by Paul Budraitis ​June 1-July 1, 2017 Mainstage at 12th Avenue Arts Featuring Company Members Sunam Ellis, Brenda Joyner, Peter Dylan O’Connor and Evan Whitfield. In The Realistic Joneses, we … Continue reading
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ada's Technical Books and Cafe
Franz Schaub will discuss technology and the new era of precision medicine. We know that no two cancer patients are alike. Tailoring treatment to each patient’s tumor will dramatically increase response rates to drug treatments. But how can we teach … Continue reading
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Cal Anderson
Please join us Friday June 23rd for the 5th Annual Trans Pride Seattle! This event will follow the success we have built over the last four years. The Trans Pride March assembles at 5pm on the sidewalks adjacent to the … Continue reading
Jun 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM InArtsNW
  She’s Still At Large!! “Chainsaw” Announces Encore Performances – Fri. June 23 & 30, 8pm Producers announce Mark “Mom” Finley’s new one-man show Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! which recently played to packed audiences at INArtsNW (1633 17th Ave.) … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Capitol Hill Tool Library
The Capitol Hill Tool Library, a project of Sustainable Capitol Hill, not only lends out tools, but also has an awesome workspace at 1552 Crawford Place with a table saw, compound miter saw, drill press, lathe, jointer, 3D printer, brand-new … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Street Festival! Family Day! Queer Youth Pride! A little something for everyone on Capitol Hill for Pride Saturday, June 24, 2017. Family Pride & Queer Youth Pride Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Starts at Seattle Central
Join Seattle’s dykes and supporters at our rally on Capitol Hill in celebration and demonstration as part of the 23rd annual Seattle Dyke March! STAY TUNED FOR SPEAKER AND PERFORMER LINE-UP! Rally starts at 5pm at Seattle Central College (Pine … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Mary Gates Hall
“Past Forward: The Legacy of Left Coast Militant Unionism and Lessons For Today’s Struggles” Reception and Labor Archives of Washington Annual Event Free Event 5:30-7:30 PM, June 24, 2017 RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/LaborArchives2017 or by calling 206-543-2976 Mary Gates Hall, University … Continue reading
Jun 25 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM West Seattle neighborhood
The 23rd annual West Seattle Garden Tour will feature 10 stunning private gardens, and shine a spotlight on one of West Seattle’s beautiful P-Patches. From waterside gardens with sweeping views of Puget Sound to pocket-sized tribute gardens rich with emotion … Continue reading
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 26 – Aug 18 all-day Seattle Central College - Online Course
Washington, along with a growing list of other states, now allows patients with a valid recommendation from their healthcare professional to grow cannabis at home. If you are legally allowed to grow at home, this class will help you begin … Continue reading
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Mondays | 6/26/2017 – 8/14/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as easy to setup as … Continue reading
Jun 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Labor History: A key to unlocking workers’ power today Isn’t it time to fight back? This class series is an instrument for doing just that. Participants will study past achievements and failures, traditions and innovations, to understand how workers got … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:30 PM Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, role the dice and see … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, June 6-27 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Cloud Room at Chophouse Row, 4th floor
Join the movement to reconnect neighborhoods over Interstate 5 with parks, housing, complete streets, and more! RSVP on Facebook. The Lid I-5 Steering Committee has achieved major progress in recent months and is excited to share the latest updates with … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Creativity abounds when you can easily find all of your tools and supplies! Join an expert professional organizer and learn the basic principles behind how to best stash your skeins, find your fabric, preserve your paintbrushes, and wax your wood … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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
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