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:

Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Chuck's Central District
We’re hosting a Levy Happy Hour on Monday, April 27, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E Union St). Scott will give a really brief overview of the levy proposal, then open it … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sole Repair Shop
Greetings! I look forward to meeting with community members, community leaders and of course neighbors like you as we assemble a true, Seattle-style grass roots campaign for District 3. We have the opportunity to bring new leadership to the Council … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Aegis on Madison
Aging with Pride: Film Screening & Conversation about LGBTQ Older Adults Join us for Gen Silent (2011), a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of six LGBTQ seniors. You will also hear the latest insights from Caring and Aging with Pride … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 8:00 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
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12the Ave Arts
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, culminates a successful nine-city, West Coast tour with two final performances of “The Language of Chance: An Evening of Extraordinary Circus.” The show blurs the lines between dance, theater, and circus and offers … Continue reading
Apr 30 all-day
Eat Your Generous Heart Out at Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 30! Seattle – April 22 Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when giving back is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Peace on the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS)
We are a nonprofit that serves, supports and advocates on behavior of homeless youth and young adults. We also operate a homeless shelter. Come to our Open Hours and learn about the work that we do and the ways you … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Brenthaven Flagship Store
Dan Price started Gravity Payments from his dorm room after witnessing thousands of hard-working small business owners being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors. His goal was simple: Level the playing field by making processing and financial services … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Apr 30 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 30 @ 7:00 PM The Church
In celebration of International Jazz Day, Seattle-based production company, Arena Music Promotion (AMP), is hosting the formidable jazz duo of Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio at an exclusive and private venue in Capitol Hill on April 30, 2015. Opening for … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – May 16 @ 9:30 PM The Schmee
When all meat mysteriously turns to rot, ours becomes a world populated with reluctant vegetarians. Four hungry dinner guests impatiently await a latecomer to the table. As the hour grows late and stomachs begin to howl, the traces of civilization … Continue reading
May 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
In a rare U.S. appearance Cirque en Déroute presents “The Really Weird Cabaret!” While employing eccentric skills, such as unusual acrobatics, tappling, jar juggling, and the French Can’t Can’t they blend contemporary European circus with traditional clowning to create an … Continue reading
May 1 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO Prom Party We thought it was time for us to have that Prom we always wished we had in high school. Yep this time you get to bring your sweetie, best friends, or rock it alone. As an … Continue reading

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