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:

October 2014

Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
R-Day Pre Party @ Western Neon
R-Day Pre Party @ Western Neon
Come and enjoy BEER, music, food, and neon bending demonstrations all in celebration of the one year anniversary of the “R” returning to the top [...]
Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Oct 23 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
The Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale offers an opportunity for the greater Seattle community to experience over 3,500 original textiles and purchase unique handwoven items [...]
Future Landscape of Life Science Careers @ Northeastern University - Seattle
Future Landscape of Life Science Careers @ Northeastern University - Seattle
Oct 23 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for a panel discussion on the “Future Landscape of Life Science Careers” and hear from academic experts and industry leaders on what the [...]
Lit Crawl Seattle 2014
Lit Crawl Seattle is back! Our third annual romp through Capitol and First Hills happens Thursday, October 23rd from 6pm until the squirrels go home. [...]
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
Oct 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fall is the time to re-connect with your community by attending this Thursday’s (October 23rd, 6:30 to 8:00 PM) EastPAC meeting! EastPAC serves ALL of [...]
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Open House @ Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Open House @ Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM
Open House at Lake Washington Girls Middle School Join us at Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) to see why LWGMS girls are strong in [...]
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Open House 10/23 @ Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Open House 10/23 @ Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Open House at Lake Washington Girls Middle School Join us at Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) to see why LWGMS girls are strong in [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old!
SpeakEasy kickstarter Launch Party! @ Capitol Cider
Oct 23 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM gaming
SpeakEasy is a Bold Pub Game! Come help us kick off a successful Kickstarter! Also check us out at www.mindjello.com
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 23 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Lit Crawl After-Party at Hugo House @ Hugo House
Oct 23 @ 9:00 PM
Whether or not you make it to a Lit Crawl event, join us for the After-Party at Hugo House. $5 gets you a pint of [...]
Rainier Beer - Inaugural 'R Day' @ Old Rainier Brewery | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 24 @ 2:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 2:00 AM #CasualIndustries #GrazingRainiers #rainier #rainierbeer #RDay
On Oct. 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old [...]
Rainier Beer - Inaugural 'R Day' @ Old Rainier Brewery
Oct 24 @ 2:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 2:00 AM #CasualIndustries #rainier #rainierbeer #RDay beer
On Oct. 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Adapted and Directed by Shawn Belyea At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old!
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 24 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
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