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:

October – November 2014

FreakNight 2014 - Halloween Weekend @ WaMu Theater
Oct 30 all-day costume Halloween
United State of Consciousness presents FREAKNIGHT: The Northwest’s 18th Annual Halloween Ritual Returns Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st Friday: Kaskade /// Saturday: Tiesto [...]
Family Run, Small Estates: French and Italian Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Oct 30 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
This Thursday we welcome back William Woodruff of Chloe Imports, a company he started many years ago by his own ingenuity and finances. He will [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 30 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
BUMP! The NW's Hottest Halloween Party with BenDeLaCreme and Lady Bunny @ Neigbours Nightclub | Seattle | Washington | United States
BUMP! The Northwest’s Hottest Halloween Party returns to Neighbours Nightclub on Thursday, Oct 30. Featuring the lovely and talented BenDeLaCreme, and the talented (and lovely) [...]
Night of The Corpse Reviver @ Tommy Gun
Oct 31 all-day
Whether you count yourself among the undead or favor the company of the living, join us at Tommy Gun this Friday as we celebrate the [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 31 – Nov 8 all-day
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR Directed by Shana Bestock At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake October 31st to November 8th, 2014 SEATTLE, WA–Seattle [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Oct 31 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
15th Ave E Halloween
Oct 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Your neighbors on 15th Avenue East would like to invite you and your family to visit us on your trick-or-treating route from 4pm to 6pm [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 31 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Wine Weekend at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day #capitolhill #capitolhillseattle sale wine
Take 10% off our entire selection of wines, from Washington and beyond, during Wine Weekend! Just in time for holiday get-togethers, for adding a few [...]
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 6:00 PM charity
Dia de los Muertos with Entre Hermanos Join Entre Hermanos for our annual gala event, which this year coincides with the traditional holiday Dia de [...]
Pork Filled Productions present FAST COMPANY @ Theatre Off Jackson
When con games are the family business, watch your back – because it’s not just about the score, it’s about who you can trust! Rated [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 30 all-day #drinks deal Food
Dine Around Seattle runs November 2 through November 30. Three course prix-fixe dinner menus are offered for $33, with many offering lunch for $18, Sundays [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
Hello Devilfish reading by Ron Dakron @ Elliott Bay Book co.
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM
Seattle writer Ron Dakron’s novel, Hello Devilfish! (Three Rooms Press) is a “first person” account of a giant blue Japanese movie monster whose attack on [...]
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