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:

Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Dec 4 @ 10:00 PM Velocity @ Northwest Film Forum
Velocity presents Next Dance Cinema in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film-lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen. Next Dance … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Seventh Avenue and Pine Street
In celebration of the 2017 holiday season, Macy’s is proud to announce that its 27th annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade will take place on Friday, November 24, 2017 in downtown Seattle. The parade steps off promptly at 9 a.m. and … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Westlake Plaza
Macy’s will continue the tradition of the Holiday Star lighting ceremony in conjunction with the annual lighting of the Westlake Center Tree and the Downtown Seattle Association’s Holiday Carousel at Westlake Park. The famous 161-foot high, 60-foot wide, 3,600-bulb Holiday … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Broadway Market
The Broadway Market Holiday Pop-Up Market features a variety of vendor members from Seattle Made, an initiative to grow and support the area’s urban manufacturing and producer economy. Vendors will be selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables and handmade … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 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 25 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (no class on 11/25) In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park
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Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | No class on 11/25 Turn recycling into an art form! During this interactive hands-on class, you’ll: Explore how different recycled or found objects and materials can be … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park
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Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Melrose Market Studios
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE is back for our 4th year, showcasing the most creative artists, designers and studios here in Seattle. Come and meet the talent behind the brands, shop bespoke products and enjoy a more intimate holiday shopping experience with … Continue reading
Nov 27 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 28 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 28 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Environmental Works Community Design Center
Celebrate #GivingTuesday, the international day of giving, with nonprofit Environmental Works Community Design Center!  We’ll be on the patio outside our offices at historic Fire Station 7 on 15th during lunch.  Stop by and: Enjoy free hot cider Drop off … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 28 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 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
Nov 29 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 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
Nov 29 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Nov 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class on 10/11/17 Tableau is a data visualization tool that helps you turn your raw data into meaningful and actionable information. Professionals in fields as diverse … Continue reading
Nov 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Russian Community Center of Seattle
This comprehensive program uses the Fascianator roller to break up muscle and fascial adhesions, relieve stiffness and tightness, and manage everyday and aches and pains. Clients have reported relief from a myriad of chronic issues and problems and many have … Continue reading
Nov 30 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM BoxBar Vascular
Come celebrate the end of no shave November at Stache Bash! BoxBar Vascular is hosting Stache Bash on Thursday, November 30 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. This fantastic evening features FREE straight razor shaving by Epic Barber Shop, fall ales … Continue reading
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