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.

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Mar 5 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 26 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark’s is now offering Tropical Salvage Furniture. Tropical Salvage’s main business is salvaging wood and turning this resource into beautiful, affordable furniture and homeware. Working in Indonesia, our wood is largely salvaged on the islands … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Mar 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
Mar 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seatte University
Interested in enhancing technical skills that will help you and your employer have a better digital presence? Consider enrolling in the non-matriculated course “Intro to Data Design,” this spring with the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS). The course … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 29 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Douglass Truth Library
Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 27 locations throughout King … Continue reading
Mar 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
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM SIFF Film Center
4 Wednesdays | 3/29/17 – 4/19/17 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM For over a century, film is one of the most important forms of mass communication, and it expresses and reflects a society’s way of seeing itself. Whether screened … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
The award-winning documentary “Wilmington on Fire” makes its Washington State debut at The Northwest African American Museum to commemorate the 140th year of the end of Reconstruction, March, 30 1877. “Wilmington on Fire” is a documentary about the 1898 massacre … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
26 Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4/1/17 – 6/29/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 3 Saturdays | 4/1/17, 4/29/17, 6/3/17 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Learn the basics of programming for the web! In partnership with Coding Dojo, we’re … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM – 11:45 PM Hugo House
Seattle’s annual small press festival returns in its final year. April 1 / Noon to Midnight at Hugo House / 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 Featuring: A book expo with some of the region’s best publishers (see full list); … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center
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Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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Apr 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
Please join us for this one-hour composting course, which will provide an overview for those who wish to learn about the do’s and don’t’s to composting at home. In addition, it will offer effective ways to build compost bins in … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 10:13 PM – Sep 1 @ 11:13 PM Seattle Central College
Want to launch a career in tech? LaunchCode, a local tech nonprofit, has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. You will gain a strong foundation in … Continue reading
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Tuesdays | 4/4/17 – 6/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Enhance your communication skills by learning American Sign Language (ASL). During this introductory course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn: The manual alphabet for fingerspelling words and names … Continue reading
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
Proceeds from this screening will be donated to ACLU of Washington. On April 4th, 2017, movie theaters across the country will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the movie 1984 (starring John Hurt who, sadly, just passed … Continue reading
Apr 4 @ 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
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