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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May 30 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 8:30 AM – Jun 1 @ 4:00 PM UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
Wednesday-Thursday, May 31-June 1, 8:30am-4pm This two-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used to improve the quality of shoreline management projects. Green Shores for Homes is a voluntary … Continue reading
May 31 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Riveter
Celebrating Dreams, Celebrating Success is an event hosted by the Washington Women’s Business Center (WWBC) to showcase local women-owned businesses, and provide a valuable networking opportunity for female entrepreneurs. Register for your ticket to attend this event featuring strong local … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Summit
Join public officials, civic leaders, and your neighbors in a community conversation about the various ways that we can come together in relationship and action to promote a better place of sanctuary, safety, and support for all. The second in … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 2 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 4:00 PM – Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Bring your friends and family to the Bite of Greece and enjoy traditional street-style Greek food. From roasted-on-the-spit lamb sandwiches, to gyros and chicken souvlaki, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a Greek Taverna. We offer lots of vegetarian … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM LOVE CITY LOVE
The Brodcast is about interstellar beats and grooves, finding light and love in the world, and connecting people who are making a positive impact with music. WHAT IT IS Our June 2 event will be at Love City Love; it’s 3 … Continue reading
Jun 3 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Marina Park, Kirkland, WA
NAMIWalks is Washington State’s largest stigma-busting mental health awareness event. Join 1,500 walkers for a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Washington. A community festival with food, entertainment, and … Continue reading
Jun 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Forest Therapy Guided Walks take participants slowly and intentionally through Nature. The Guide gives a series of place-based invitations to connect to your senses, to yourself, and to others. Through the place-based invitations, the participant(s) gain a deeper appreciation of … Continue reading
Jun 3 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Jun 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Community Center
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Jun 3 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
Summer is just around the corner and Parke Diem is back in the park to kick it off right. Join us the afternoon of June 3rd at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater for music, art, games and vendors. Hosted by Covert … Continue reading
Jun 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Cal Anderson Park - Shelter House Area
Kick off Pride Month by helping to clean the streets and public spaces of Capitol Hill. A local favorite! We feed you (Well, Starbucks, Sizzle Pie, and a few other local businesses feed you…) we give you a free t-shirt*, and … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cal Anderson Park - Shelter House Area
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local services providers to offer free haircuts, health care, discounted transit passes and care packages to the community after the Clean Sweep event in Cal Anderson Park. A team of professional … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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Jun 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Labor History: A key to unlocking workers’ power today Isn’t it time to fight back? This class series is an instrument for doing just that. Participants will study past achievements and failures, traditions and innovations, to understand how workers got … Continue reading
Jun 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, June 6-27 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 a … Continue reading
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