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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Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day
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Jul 22 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM High Point Library
Get inspired by the dynamic ideas and bold visions of women radicals of color, both courageous pioneers and contemporary writer/activists. Readings from many sources explore the interconnections between different forms of oppression and point the way toward victory. Everyone welcome. … Continue reading
Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, roll the dice and see … Continue reading
Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Open to new and continuing students, this 10 week class is focused toward balance and improved coordination. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood … Continue reading
Jul 24 @ 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
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Mondays | 6/26/2017 – 8/14/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 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 easy to setup as … Continue reading
Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Tuesdays | 7/11/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Through creative visualization using virtual reality goggles, writing exercises, brainstorming sessions, self-inventories and the creation of a vision board, you’ll gain insight into what you wish to create … Continue reading
Jul 24 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue Academy of Burlesque
All fitness levels! Body positive community, creative/weird/hilarious movement to a kick ass rockin’ soundtrack. Cardio, strength, and flexibility at your pace. Bring friends, mature kids, have fun, maybe sweat too. Check out SeattlePunkRockAerobics on FB and join us! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Occidental Square Park
Join us this summer for our public art project! Each Wednesday, from 11:30am – 1:30pm, we are inviting the public to make two, solar-powered lanterns: one to keep and one to gift to an unhoused community member. This is an … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Prepare yourself for real-life conversations in Spanish at the advanced level. During this class, you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture through: Listening to podcasts in Spanish … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/12/2017 – 8/16/2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Want to design business cards/letterhead, an ad, a brochure or newsletter but don’t know where to begin? Join Seattle Central’s expert graphic designer as you learn to effectively … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Explore your creativity in this inspiring class designed to make use of all of your senses! During this dynamic, hands-on class, you’ll crawl under the surface of different … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
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