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:

Jan 24 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Through hands-on techniques, learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Emphasis on tool selection, operation and personal safety, kitchen and bath remodels, electrical, plumbing, wall repair, materials and methods, home security and weatherization and remodeling. Perform your own … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Seattle's Progressive Preschool
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Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
The Cal Anderson Park Walking Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Meet new friends, exercise, and gather for occasional pot lucks in the Shelter House with neighbors! All ages, abilities, and pets welcome. This group … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
1525 11th Ave Land Use Application to allow a 5-story addition to an existing 2-story landmark building (Kelly Springfield Building), containing 65,000 sq. ft. of office and 12,000 sq. ft. of retail. Parking for 34 vehicles to be provided. View … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
2925 E Madison St Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units above. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles at and below grade. … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Did you grow up in a home where Spanish was one of the languages spoken? Would you like to expand your understanding of your heritage language? This class is designed to help you refresh your Spanish language knowledge and enhance … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Public Meeting: “The Power of Revolutionary Feminism: A winning strategy against the rising right wing.” Be part of an open discussion about how activists can build united efforts to defeat the sexist, racist and anti-worker agenda forces. Thursday, January 26, … Continue reading
Jan 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Did you know that you have almost everything you need to create basic cleaning, personal care, and medicinal products at home? Discover the art and joy of making natural products during this series of classes: Basic Cleaning Products Get your … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Frye Art Museum Recital Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award winning classical guitarist Martha Masters in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Bach, Dyens, Ponce, and more. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
“The Sylvan Series” An exploration of light and sound FnS, the producer of “Lusio. A Night to Awaken” is proud to bring to you a series of indoor winter events located in the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory. Please join us … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 9:00 PM – Jan 29 @ 2:00 AM Nectar Lounge
Jai Ho! is the only ethnic dance party in the US to span across the west coast regularly for over 7 years now! On January 22, 2010 at Lola’s Room in Portland, like-minded individuals united in their love for all things … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Glasswing
Living Vessel – Kokedama Workshop  Sunday, January 29th Two Classes – 12pm & 3pm Kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai, where a plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture. Loosely … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Windows Art Gallery
The Artist’s Way Classes in Seattle are Now Open for Registration The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether you see yourself as an artist or not, this book and class can … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue
Liberating aerobics from corporate hell! Seattle Punk Rock Aerobics for all kinds of people, all kinds of kick ass music, all kinds of fun. All fitness levels, adaptable cardio, strength, and stretching. Monday nights 7:15pm – 8:15pm Bring yoga type … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Through hands-on techniques, learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Emphasis on tool selection, operation and personal safety, kitchen and bath remodels, electrical, plumbing, wall repair, materials and methods, home security and weatherization and remodeling. Perform your own … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 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
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