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:

Feb 14 – Mar 3 all-day Saint Mark’s Cathedral
Saint Mark’s Cathedral is pleased to announce Stations of the Cross–Sculptural Reliefs by Virginia Maksymowicz, on display in the Cathedral Nave at Saint Mark’s February 14 through March 3. From Ash Wednesday through Good Friday, 2018, Saint Mark’s will exhibit Virginia Maksymowicz’s Stations of the Cross, cast … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 9:30 PM – Feb 24 @ 10:30 PM 18th & Union
It’s 1989 and Butch Woods is a Maniac with one dream: sweat through every home in America with his very own VHS empire. He’s got the passion to make it happen…as long as he can hold it together long enough … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Always, Sometimes, Never brings the work of New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan to Seattle for the first time. Strachan incorporates science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
What will affordable housing look like in Seattle in 5-10years? How can you advocate for an affordable Seattle? Other questions that are on your mind regarding this ever-evolving city? Come join us for a panel discussion from various people on … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM Connolly Complex
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Feb 22 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle U, Chardin Hall
Join us next Thursday and learn how to protect and standup for yourself and your communities.  Our special guest will be Detective Elizabeth Wareing from the Bias Crimes Unit.  We will discuss: What is a bias crime? What kind of crimes happen … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Always, Sometimes, Never brings the work of New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan to Seattle for the first time. Strachan incorporates science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Labor Temple
Help launch a Freedom Socialist candidate who’ll turn the tables on the rich in Congress. Hoffman is a strong unionist who fights for labor, a feminist who defends reproductive freedom and an anti-war Navy vet in solidarity with workers of … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM St. James Cathedral
Bruckner – Os justi Palestrina – Sicut cervus; Sitivit anima mea Dawson – There is a balm in Gilead Herbolsheimer – It was not you who chose me arr. Carter – Steal away Tallis – If ye love me Fauré … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM SIFF Cinema Egyptian
On Saturday, February 24 – National Tooth Fairy Day – Delta Dental’s Tooth Fairy will bring smiles to families at a FREE screening of Kiki’s Delivery Service at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian in Seattle. The screening will be the first of three in the … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Always, Sometimes, Never brings the work of New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan to Seattle for the first time. Strachan incorporates science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 1/13/18 – 3/17/18 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Infuse your portraits with a new level of creativity! Join us as we experiment with a variety of media and techniques such as: Gouache Acrylics Collage Mixed media … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Did you know that there is something amazing to see and explore in the Washington Park Arboretum all year round? Get outside and play some winter nature games and activities with us while we take advantage of all the wonder … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Deepen your understanding and knowledge for each posture in the Traditional Hot Yoga Series. This workshop will include extensive hands on adjustments and ample time for open dialogue/Q&A throughout the class. Each pose is designed to work a specific area … Continue reading
Feb 24 @ 4:00 PM Connolly Complex
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Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
Feb 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Always, Sometimes, Never brings the work of New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan to Seattle for the first time. Strachan incorporates science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate … Continue reading
Feb 25 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Library
Regular meeting to discuss progress and topics about the history of the neighborhoods of Capitol Hill.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Pettis’s live performances have been described by Earshot jazz as going “from strength to strength, performing a winning, crowd-involving style of vocal jazz.” As artist-in-residence at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 2006, she performed with the New … Continue reading
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 18th & Union
Celebrating Seattle Growth with LogoUNLTD.com presents Supporting Sound Join us for this first of a kind event organized by the independent creatives and small businesses themselves! LogoUNLTD.com presents Supporting Sound Showcase brings together local businesses, musicians, and artists for a … Continue reading
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