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 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 26 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark’s is now offering Tropical Salvage Furniture. Tropical Salvage’s main business is salvaging wood and turning this resource into beautiful, affordable furniture and homeware. Working in Indonesia, our wood is largely salvaged on the islands … Continue reading
Mar 24 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Century Ballroom
Join Seattle Women in Jazz as they present JAZZ SHOUT!, an evening dedicated to years of protest music and performance art by and for women, with a fully multi-disciplinary program in honor of Women’s History Month, and proceeds from the … Continue reading
Mar 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Mar 25 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM High point Library
Get inspired by the dynamic ideas and bold visions of women radicals of color, both courageous pioneers and contemporary writer/activists. Their powerful words explore the interconnections between different forms of oppression and point the way toward victory against racism, sexism, … Continue reading
Mar 25 @ 4:00 PM 701 Coffee
Central District Community meeting this Saturday: Free coffee and cookies. Be prepared to discuss some serious issues. Initial Meeting 60-90 min. Agenda: -Stop the Shootings -Stop the Hate Rhetoric -Demand Councilmember Kshama Sawant do her part -Demand Mayor Ed Murray … Continue reading
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
“In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns … Continue reading
Mar 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Sunday, March 5 and/or March 26 Forest Therapy Guided Walks take participants slowly and intentionally through Nature. The Guide gives a series of place-based invitations to connect to your senses, to yourself, and to others. Through the place-based invitations, the … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Glasswing
March 12th & 26th Choose from two class times / 12p or 3p $80 — In our terrarium building workshop, you will be guided in the creation of your own little living world. Learn the history of terrarium creation, planting … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seatte University
Interested in enhancing technical skills that will help you and your employer have a better digital presence? Consider enrolling in the non-matriculated course “Intro to Data Design,” this spring with the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS). The course … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Douglass Truth Library
Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 27 locations throughout King … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM SIFF Film Center
4 Wednesdays | 3/29/17 – 4/19/17 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM For over a century, film is one of the most important forms of mass communication, and it expresses and reflects a society’s way of seeing itself. Whether screened … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
The award-winning documentary “Wilmington on Fire” makes its Washington State debut at The Northwest African American Museum to commemorate the 140th year of the end of Reconstruction, March, 30 1877. “Wilmington on Fire” is a documentary about the 1898 massacre … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
26 Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4/1/17 – 6/29/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 3 Saturdays | 4/1/17, 4/29/17, 6/3/17 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Learn the basics of programming for the web! In partnership with Coding Dojo, we’re … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM – 11:45 PM Hugo House
Seattle’s annual small press festival returns in its final year. April 1 / Noon to Midnight at Hugo House / 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 Featuring: A book expo with some of the region’s best publishers (see full list); … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center
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