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:

Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
At this meeting, Arizona native Christina Lopez will report back on her recent discussions with educators in Arizona and the gain of their recent strike. Also, hear about local efforts by public school staff to win better working and learning … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
The swashbuckling story of The Three Musketeers will delight audiences in Seattle-area parks this summer. Filled with dueling, intrigue, clandestine love, dueling, political scheming, and dueling, The Three Musketeers has been a favorite for generations! The Musketeers have appeared on stage, the … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life … Continue reading
Aug 16 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
An incredible journey, like you’ve never seen it before… The Who’s trailblazing rock opera bursts to life as an all-star cast and creative team, led by G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey and Music Director Brandon Peck, create a vibrant new … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Waltz and polka were originally really energetic, and we have enough room here to try them that way. We also have a lesson for total beginners that starts with walking. (If you don’t get past walking, that’s OK, it can … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pratt Park
It is folly to trust a fool for love! Fickle Proteus and constant Valentine are the best of friends but, unbeknownst to Valentine, they become rivals in love for Sylvia. But wait! What of Julia, purportedly beloved of Proteus. Alas, … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
Continuing the story line we began last year with Richard II, we look at the reign of King Henry IV. His reign is not going well, with war in Wales and Scotland and friction with the Percy family. In addition, his … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Cal Anderson Park
Whoopi Goldberg stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a sassy lounge singer hiding from the mob in a convent. Relive all the fun, laughter and irresistible music as Deloris turns a tone-deaf nun’s choir into a rollicking Motown revue. RSVP on … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
An incredible journey, like you’ve never seen it before… The Who’s trailblazing rock opera bursts to life as an all-star cast and creative team, led by G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey and Music Director Brandon Peck, create a vibrant new … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
YARD SALE to end all yard sales – Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, 10am-4pm! Donations from dozens of people all over Seattle will be available at prices way below thrift stores! Get super unique pre-owned stuff, rather than buying new! … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Melrose Market
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Aug 18 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence guided by a moderator. Designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 12:00 PM – 4:20 PM Montana Seattle
Due to the high demand @loxsmithbagels will host pop up espresso cafe bagel and booze brunch bar inside of @Montanaseattle, 12pm on Saturdays, for the month of August pop up Bar will be called Bar Mitzvah and Loxsmith Bagel pop … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park
Four actors will bring all the laughter, all the adventure, and all the magic of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale to smaller parks in the greater Seattle area.  Backyard Bard performs shorter Shakespeare in the Park for smaller spaces; two one-hour productions … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Our third bi-annual Chophouse Row Head-to-Toe event featuring: cuniform, Eileen Fisher Renew, Cake Skincare, Eye Eye, Glasswing, Baby&Co, Kassie Keith Curiosities, History + Industry, North of West, 4 of Nine, Shop Marzo, Bar Ferdinand, & Rachel’s Ginger Beer. A one … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
Continuing the story line we began last year with Richard II, we look at the reign of King Henry IV. His reign is not going well, with war in Wales and Scotland and friction with the Percy family. In addition, his … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park
The swashbuckling story of The Three Musketeers will delight audiences in Seattle-area parks this summer. Filled with dueling, intrigue, clandestine love, dueling, political scheming, and dueling, The Three Musketeers has been a favorite for generations! The Musketeers have appeared on stage, the … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
An incredible journey, like you’ve never seen it before… The Who’s trailblazing rock opera bursts to life as an all-star cast and creative team, led by G&S Artistic Director Phil Lacey and Music Director Brandon Peck, create a vibrant new … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
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Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
YARD SALE to end all yard sales – Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, 10am-4pm! Donations from dozens of people all over Seattle will be available at prices way below thrift stores! Get super unique pre-owned stuff, rather than buying new! … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
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