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:

Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day Redhook Brewlab
Redhook Brewlab is throwing a three-day party to celebrate craft beer’s top style, the India Pale Ale, as it hosts IPA Daze from April 20 to April 22. The event will feature a total of 32 IPAs: 16 from Redhook, and 16 from … Continue reading
Apr 20 all-day Uncle Ike's
Pet a Wallaby, Eat Tacos, and Ride a Joint from 3-7pm — Door busters, raffles, and sales all day!  Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Special opener for Northwest Dance Network’s Richard Powers weekend: a class in mazurka clandestina with Powers and Amarillas. That’s like a tango-flavored waltz to a traditional Polish rhythm. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University
Tasveer’s South Asian International Docufest (SAID) showcases high-quality, thought-provoking documentaries that speak directly to issues relevant to the South Asian community, and use the documentarian’s lens to draw attention to stories often unseen and voices often unheard. The films are … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
Give back to our public lands and help restore Washington Park Arboretum on Earth Day! Once again the Arboretum partners are collaborating with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to organize a work-service event at Seattle’s most treasured park. WHERE: Meet … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
A flowing, athletic form of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga is often viewed as the traditional precursor to the popular Vinyasa style. Rooted in the original set sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series, this introduction will take an accessible approach to this … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM BOCA Restobar & Grill
Come see 5 Cent Wifi live!  This jazz trio will be playing at the newly created BOCA Restobar & Grill.  Musical reinterpretations from famous “British Love Songs” by anything from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran will be recreated. The event … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 22 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Volunteer Park
Free! Celebrate Earth Day by joining your friends and neighbors at this fun event making Volunteer Park beautiful for everyone. A great activity for kids and families! Spring Restoration Day is Volunteer Park Trust’s annual major park clean-up event and … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Frye Art Museum
Sunday, April 22, 2018 2 – 3:30 pm Location Frye Auditorium A panel discussion examining the international impact of the aesthetic legacies of the Black Panther Party with artists Yadesa Bojia, Ayana V. Jackson, and Robert V. Wade, moderated by … Continue reading
Apr 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca Street
Join our Education Coordinator Sharlyssa to learn tips of mastering toilet learning including toilet learning signs and skills, creating a plan, and developing a routine for day and night.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Contact for Location
Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for our weekly Kabbalah and Coffee Tanya – A Masterpiece of Chassidic wisdom written by Rabbi Shneur Zalmen of Liadi (1745 – 1812). Based on the Kabbalistic works of the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov … Continue reading
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Russian Community Center of Seattle
This comprehensive program uses the Fascianator roller to break up muscle and fascial adhesions, relieve stiffness and tightness, and manage everyday and aches and pains. Clients have reported relief from a myriad of chronic issues and problems and many have … Continue reading
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