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:

Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Seattle High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium
Panel discussion: What is the future of transportation in our region? Speakers: • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage • Jarrett Walker, Author of the book Human Transit • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM New Freeway Hall
All are invited to a refreshingly radical and feminist monthly conversation about ideas and current events. The first session will discuss the origins of women’s second class status and its relevance to today. Other topics will include the dynamics of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 7:00 PM 95 Slide
Every TUESDAY @ 95 Slide (Corner of Harvard and Pike) Capitol Hill’s ONLY weekly LGBT bingo event! Featuring hostess DonnaTella Howe! – Doors @ 7PM – Balls Out Bingo beginning at 8:00pm – Happy Hour Food Menu – Delicious Drink … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Re-bar Seattle
Seattle Poetry Slam welcomes legendary spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield as our featured performer. We will also have our last semifinal of the 2014-2015 slam season; the top two poets will proceed to our Grand Slam for a chance to … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 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
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 7:00 PM Omega Ouzeri
Omega Ouzeri’s Greek Wine and Dine Dinner with Andrea Englisis of Athenee Importers 6 Wines and 4 Courses $80 per person (does not include tax or gratutity Reservations required – seating limited to 24 seats Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back. 8pm, Wednesday, April 1st. (no foolin’) $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins all the ca$h. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia Beer. Great prizes for Best … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM Miller Community Center
Mighty Mites “Egg” Stravaganza What: Children enjoy activities and a bounce house before an egg hunt Location: Miller Community Center Ages: 5 and under Time: 10 a.m. – noon, April 2 Cost: Free Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sole Repair
April 2 is the Big Event – Lowell’s big auction/fundraiser for the year! This year features an art theme so you can expect to find some amazing art (featuring renowned Pacific NW artists) for live auction and lots of arts … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is currently reviewing the application described below and will hold a public meeting to gather comments on the project. Project Description: Council Land Use Action to rezone a parcel of land from NC … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 7:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Get involved with ideas and activism to liberate women and help change the world. The meeting will feature a representative from Sex Worker Outreach Project Seattle reporting on increased criminalization of sex trade, the unintended consequences of prohibition and sex … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 6:30 PM Downtown Cornerstone Church
GOOD FRIDAY Friday, April 3, 2015 6:30 PM On Good Friday we’ll gather to reflect on the night Jesus Christ was betrayed, unlawfully tried, crucified and buried, in our place, for the forgiveness of sin. Cornerstone Kids will be provided … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 7:30 PM – Apr 5 @ 7:30 PM Velocity Dance Center
Contemporary, Seattle-based dance company Relay Dance Collective presents “RDC3.” This evening of vibrant, powerful and diverse dances is happening April 3-5 at Velocity Dance Center. Featured choreographers include: Alana O Rogers, Markeith Wiley, Cheryl Delostrinos, Fiona Vigdor, Jessica Zoller and … Continue reading
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