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:

Jan
22
Thu
Children’s Film Festival Seattle @ Northwest Film Forum
Jan 22 – Feb 7 all-day

Shana_245It’s a kid’s film festival: over the past decade, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.

We can’t wait to see you for the 10th birthday party of the festival on January 22, 2015! This year we’ll show you more than 175 films from 58 countries around the world.

Northwest Film Forum’s 12-day extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for the next generation of movie lovers.

Jan
28
Wed
Fiddleheads Family Nature Class @ Washington Park Arboretum
Jan 28 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.*

Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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.
Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike.

Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures.

Measuring the Success of Seattle’s Urban Village Strategy with Peter Steinbrueck @ City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Jan 28 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

On Wednesday, January 28, Peter Steinbrueck will present the results and achievements of the Urban Village strategy, which was implemented with the Comprehensive Plan of 1994. Part of the Seattle Sustainable Neighborhoods Project (SSNAP), Steinbrueck will share on what he believes has worked and how we can improve the Comprehensive Plan with the Seattle 2035 update.

Meditation Intensive @ Meditate Seattle Studio
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
A 3 hour “crash course” in what you really need to know to begin a regular meditation practice. We recommend the four-session Primordial Sound meditation class whenever possible because it is the most thorough way to begin an effective practice. But sometimes we hear from busy people that they want to start with a shorter class that nonetheless provides the basics for a regular meditation practice.
Design Review: 1404 Boylston Ave @ SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jan 28 @ 6:30 PM
Design Review: 1404 Boylston Ave @ SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building

1404 Boylston Ave
Design Proposal (80 MB)
Review Meeting: January 28, 6:30 pm
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Review Phase: EDG–Early Design Guidance past reviews
Project Number: 3017075 permit status | notice
Planner: Beth Hartwick

Design Review: 1420 E Howell @ SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jan 28 @ 8:00 PM
Design Review: 1420 E Howell @ SU Admissions & Alumni Community Building

1420 E Howell St
Design Proposal (111 MB)
Review Meeting: January 28, 8:00 pm
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Review Phase: Recommendation past reviews
Project Number: 3017142 permit status | notice
Planner: Lindsay King

Jan
29
Thu
Montlake Meditation Group @ Meditate Seattle Studio
Jan 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class @ Washington Park Arboretum
Jan 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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.
Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike.
Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures.

Kingfish Garage Sale @ Kingfish Cafe
Jan 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kingfish Garage Sale @ Kingfish Cafe | Seattle | Washington | United States

“January 29, 30, and 31 The Kingfish Cafe will be having a garage sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 602 19th Avenue East. We look forward to seeing you!”

Weekly Thursday Evening Meditation Group @ Meditate Seattle Studio
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video.

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