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:

Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Theater Audience: All Sponsoring Organization: RipCity Dance and Ethnofit Studio Contact: Steven Ripley Contact Email: stevenripley@ripcitydance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door Link: http://seattleinseattle.brownpapertickets.com Dreamlike and moving, “Seattle” is a physical theater … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – May 21 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Erickson Theater
Adrian Vázquez, Nancy López Luna and Elia Mrak will premiere the play Seattle on April 21 in the Teatro del Estado, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Seattle will then premiere in Seattle on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 … Continue reading
Apr 30 all-day Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing
Seattle’s newest cohousing community is about to officially take occupancy. But before we do, you are invited to a Sneak Peek Construction Tour as part of the National Cohousing Open House on Saturday, April 30, 9 am to 5 pm. … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM six families in two alleys (between 19th Ave E, 21st Ave E and Highland and Galer) and Galer St (between 20th and 21st)
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Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Join the fun and profitable field of Personal Training. Course taught over a 5-week period with the National Exam held on the 6th week. Program Features: 16 hours of lecture & discussion 16 hours of practical hands on training A … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM The Braeburn
Curious about cohousing? We will hold a free Cohousing 101 Workshop with Grace Kim, Schemata Workshop principal architect, past-Cohousing US board member and founding member of Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing.This is in conjunction with our Construction Tours on the same … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Get a peek into the fashion world! Design and illustrate your own women’s fashion collection based on a theme, communicate your ideas through technical specs and create stylized fashion plates. No prior experience required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Powell Barnett Park
You’re invited to Powell Barnett Park to celebrate new, free, easy-to-use fitness equipment that makes exercising outdoors fun. Join us for a short program, equipment demonstrations, healthy snacks, giveaways, and a performance by The Thrillers. Free and open to the … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Have you ever wanted to turn your hand as a Patriot or Loyalist during the Revolution? If so, you’ll enjoy this class where you play the Reacting to the Past game where your game book outlines the historical context, game … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Join Wise Orchid Taijiquan and Qigong in celebrating World Tai Chi Qigong Day with 2 hours of practice. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. Each year, the last Saturday in April, a healing wave is created around the planet as … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 10:15 AM – 2:00 PM Bright Water Waldorf School
  Please Join us for May Faire Bright Water Waldorf School Saturday, April 30th from 10:15 -2:00 1501 10th Avenue East Seattle, Washington (Next to Saint Mark’s Cathedral) Bright Water Waldorf School’s annual community celebration of the spring season includes … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 4 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
Come celebrate the opening of the tool library with us! The long-awaited moment we’ve all been working towards has finally come, and we are opening in style! Check out our workshop space, watch some fun demos, and get your tool … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
  Saturday, April 30th, 12:00-2:00pm Come gain a solid introduction to Vinyasa, develop some tools to fine tune your Vinyasa practice, and add some tools to your skill set. What you’ll get: A full Vinyasa Flow class embedded within the workshop Instruction … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The SweatBox
This two hour workshop will include a full Vinyasa flow class and will give you all the tools you need to safely begin your Vinyasa Yoga practice. With an emphasis on breath work, upper body strengthening, and freedom of movement. … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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Apr 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Saturday April 30th, 2PM Small Vineyards is a local importer specializing in small production wines from Italy.  Why? Because they believe, like us, that the very best consistency and value in wines generally comes from smaller estates. If you think … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Theater Audience: All Sponsoring Organization: RipCity Dance and Ethnofit Studio Contact: Steven Ripley Contact Email: stevenripley@ripcitydance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door Link: http://seattleinseattle.brownpapertickets.com Dreamlike and moving, “Seattle” is a physical theater … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – May 22 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Erickson Theater
Adrian Vázquez, Nancy López Luna and Elia Mrak will premiere the play Seattle on April 21 in the Teatro del Estado, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Seattle will then premiere in Seattle on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 … Continue reading
May 1 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 5 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – May 2 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading

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