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:

Nov 1 @ 4:00 PM – Nov 30 @ 12:00 AM Bar Vacilando
Bar Vacilando is partnering with Food Lifeline to make a dent in the fight against hunger. We’re donating a portion of all food sales during the month of November to Food Lifeline. Join us for a night out, order any dish off our menu, … Continue reading
Nov 2 – Nov 21 all-day El Centro de La Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees from November 23 through December 20 (or until supplies last). We are selling fresh and organic trees – Nordman, Noble, and Douglas Firs – available in various heights. … Continue reading
Nov 19 – Nov 29 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 20 – Nov 30 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 21 – Dec 1 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Mindfulness Meditation will happen on select Wednesdays during the summer. Dates are as follows: May 30, June 13 & 27, July 11, August 8 & 22, September 19 Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 22 – Dec 2 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
On Thanksgiving morning, the Montlake Community Club’s 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run is back for a third year in a row in the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum. Before Thanksgiving dinner, get outside with your neighbors and have fun while doing … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Nov 23 – Dec 3 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM The Lounge By AT&T
Need a break from all the Black Friday madness? Come to The Lounge for a much needed breather! Enjoy any beverage from Ada’s Discovery Cafe for 50% off. Take a seat in one of our comfy booths and catch a … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 24 – Dec 4 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM The Lounge By AT&T
Need a break from all the Black Friday madness? Come to The Lounge for a much needed breather! Enjoy any beverage from Ada’s Discovery Cafe for 50% off. Take a seat in one of our comfy booths and catch a … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
World Premier of 99 Tropes Explores Who Gets to Tell America’s Story Conversation between two Seattle friends sparked new play with outrageous take on race and representation in Hollywood SEATTLE, Nov. 2 – Veteran Hollywood writer Andrew Chapman tackles race, … Continue reading
Nov 25 – Dec 5 all-day Greek Bake Sale fundraiser
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Let us help you with Greek pastries and savories to have on hand when friends drop by or for cookie exchanges or for the office holiday potluck! Click HERE to order now! Order … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM The Lounge By AT&T
Need a break from all the Black Friday madness? Come to The Lounge for a much needed breather! Enjoy any beverage from Ada’s Discovery Cafe for 50% off. Take a seat in one of our comfy booths and catch a … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard … Continue reading
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