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:

August 2014

Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 20 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Aug 20 @ 8:00 PM adult comedy theater
Caught One Handed is the shockingly true and hilariously personal story of a confused kid named Noah caught between a cross and hard place. Trigger [...]
Rain City Poetry Slam @ Scratch Deli
Aug 20 @ 8:00 PM all ages poetry poetry slam
Rain City Slam is Seattle’s newest poetry slam! Open Mic, Featured Poet and a Poetry Slam Every Wednesday at 8pm (sharp), $3 admission (credit/debit cards [...]
CHS History: Tavern Law opens 2009
Aug 21 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2009/08/22/tavern-law-opening-night-photos
Rally to Free Indigenous Leader and Renton Resident Nestora Salgado @ Federal Building Plaza
Aug 21 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
A protest on the one-year anniversary of Salgado’s arrest to demand U.S. officials act to secure her freedom from a Mexican prison. Salgado is a [...]
The Feed Bag Yappy Hour @ The Feed Bag Pet Provisions
The Feed Bag Yappy Hour @ The Feed Bag Pet Provisions | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 21 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wine. Finger Food. Free Samples and Raffle Prizes.
Capitol Hill Community Council August Meeting @ Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse
Capitol Hill Community Council August Meeting @ Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse
Aug 21 @ 6:30 PM
**THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 MEETING AGENDA** **Cal Anderson Shelter House @ 6:30PM** “Transportation: Bus, Bike, Streetcar, and more!” 1.Welcome 2. Introduction 3. November Transportation Ballot [...]
Pistil Books' Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Aug 23 all-day
1415 E. Union, in the alley 10 am to 4 pm Hundreds of books in all categories, including fiction, history, science, biography, art, how-to, and [...]
Relay For Life of Capitol Hill @ Cal Anderson Park
The Relay For Life movement is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event and, since 1985, has grown into the world’s largest movement to end [...]
LINDA’S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
LINDA'S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
It’s been a hot, sticky summer, so we’re gonna up the grime ante with a monstrous FREE rock party in the parking lot behind Linda’s [...]
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 24 @ 2:00 AM art dance entertainment fashion music
Seattle’s 7th Annual AMDEF, presenting over 6 hours of Artists, Bands, DJ’s, Dancers, Vocalists, Aerialists, Designers, and more! Enjoy 150+ performers sharing a stage for [...]
Bass Academy w/ FIGURE - Aug. 23 - Showbox @ Showbox
Aug 23 @ 8:00 PM
USC Events presents Bass Academy Showbox 75th Anniversary Edition Purchase Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/1pfZlUJ Figure Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba Local Support:Hyperfunk & Myk, First Class, High [...]
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM #bootcamp #fitness #sundayfunday #survivors
SUNDAYS at 10am | Cal Anderson Park Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Open Houses – Aug. 26th  @ Garfield Community Center
Aug 26 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Please join us at upcoming open houses for the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway to learn what greenway routes have been proposed for the project. The [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
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 [...]
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM adult comedy theater
Caught One Handed is the shockingly true and hilariously personal story of a confused kid named Noah caught between a cross and hard place. Trigger [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 27 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
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