On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Volunteer Park Picnic + Outdoor Theater Fest, Bastille Bash

Prime time summer weather is here! So are lots of events and happenings on and around Capitol Hill this weekend.

Ryan WeatherlyThursday offers the monthly Capitol Hill Art Walk and the second annual Volunteer Park Picnic. Art walk highlights include the testing of a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine plus collecting of stories of failure at The Project Room, curated videos on loop in the Northwest Film Forum lobby, and a multimedia installation entitled The Family Connection by Grant Rehnberg at Fred Wildlife Refuge. Read more art walk highlights in this community-sourced preview.

10309707_701621603206353_7046146607318037071_nCan’t decide between the art walk and a picnic? Do both!  The Asian Art Museum offers free admission during the art walk and it is conveniently located across from the Volunteer Park Picnic. The picnic has free stuff too: music, ice cream, lemonade, and cupcakes. More info in our write up here.

spurning_at_the_wedding_595The annual Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival fills Volunteer Park with drama. Eight theater companies stage 14 performances of 10 plays using the amphitheater and the museum lawn. All performances are free; here’s the schedule of performances so you can dream in midsummer without much ado or love’s labour lost. Sorry. (Not really.)

bastille-day-2300Seattle Francophiles look forward to the annual Bastille Bash in Madison Valley, taking place on Saturday on East Madison Street. The Bastille Bash and features bites, sips, live music, performances, and more.

Also on Saturday, stop into The Cuff to wish a very happy 18-year birthday to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan. The charitable organization will be announcing their annual grant awards before the nuns get too naughty. Starts at 7pm.

naamHead to Judkins St. Cafe on Sunday for Neighborhood Night, 5 – 8pm. There will be raffles, crafts, ballpark snacks and beverages.  The event is is produced by the Northwest African American Museum staff and supporters in conjunction with their current exhibition “Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington.” the cafe is located at 2608 South Judkins St, and there’s $10 suggested donation.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 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
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM – Jul 6 @ 1:00 AM 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
Jul 5 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Montlake Branch Library
This Ukulele Band strums and sings. You sing along, stomp, dance–It’s all “Ukulele Mojo” for the Independence Day weekend in this Montlake Unabridged event. Bring the kids; bring the elders; Enjoy the band and some refreshments provided by your Montlake … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM TBD
Summer Urban Sketching Classes Sunday afternoons 2:00-4:30 pm Series 1 Perspective and Line Drawing: June 28, July 5, July 12 Series 2 Watercolor sketches: August 9, August 16, August 23 Contact Gail for Registration information and costs.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Capitol Cider
Do you want to learn more about sustainability in your neighborhood? Join us for a Capitol Hill Sustainability Social while enjoying food and drink specials from Capitol Cider! Join the facebook event Meet members of Sustainable Capitol Hill / Capitol … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Study Circle on Eco-Marxism Getting red to save green earth Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jul 7 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Jul 7 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jul 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Plymouth Church
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko presents its tour program in Seattle on the eve of its departure for a two-week tour of California. The program, performed by boys ages 10-14 will include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and … Continue reading
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 8 all-day University of Washington Campus. U district.
Marina Abramović hiked across the Great Wall of China to break up with her partner. Lady Gaga spent 72 hours in a giant egg to prepare for a show. Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress on Columbia University’s campus every day … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 3:00 AM 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
Jul 8 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 13 @ 5:00 PM Sharpe House
LA-based LGBTQ suitmaker Sharpe Suiting returns to Seattle for another pop-up shop from Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13 from 10AM-5PM. Stop by to meet Sharpe’s founder, Leon Wu and check out sample suits To schedule a custom suit … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 6:30 PM
1305 E Marion St. Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 18 residential units and storage for 14 bicycles. No parking will be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM Volunteer Park (across from Asian Art Museum)
Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and listen to great classical music, in one of Seattle’s best-loved summer traditions. The event begins at 7:15 with a live performance by outstanding student ensembles, followed at 8:00pm by KING-FMs live … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 8:00 PM
1010 E. Republican Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 36 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting July 8, 2015 8:00 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM All over the Hill
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sorrento Hotel
Seattle’s urban landscape is changing fast. What does the future hold for its public spaces—the streets, plazas, and parks that shape our experience on the ground? And what lessons can we learn from past mistakes and controversies? For this panel, … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park
Celebrate summer with Volunteer Park Trust! From 6-8pm on Thursday, July 9th, we will host our third annual Summer Picnic in the Park. This year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever. On the bandstand, The Shed Boys will … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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