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:

July – August 2014

ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM
1420 E. Howell St Design Proposal (75 MB) Review Meeting: July 30, 6:30 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review [...]
Chamber Music in Volunteer Park @ Amphitheater
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM
James Ehnes, Artistic Director and violinist, talks about the FREE Chamber Music in the Park concert happening on July 30 at Volunteer Park. The concert [...]
Rosback Rocks: Sineann Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Since the opening of the shop nearly six years ago, we have wanted to show a lineup of Sineann Wines. Since Dave will be in [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:45 AM
Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old and their parents or caregivers. Through stories [...]
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by themes of community activism, social justice, and play, Community + Family Day celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, [...]
Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 6 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Documentary: From the Front to the West Coast @ Nordic Heritage Museum
From the Front to the West Coast is a documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who fought the Russians and then the Germans. After [...]
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