On the List | Independence Day Picnic + fireworks, Ada’s Night Out, Tanabata Festival

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(Image: Plum via Facebook)

(Image: Plum via Facebook)

What are you doing for the 4th? How about joining the High 5 Pie-eating contest, or listening free music, or having a free hot dog and root beer float? Head to Cal Anderson Park on Friday 12pm – 5pm for the 12th Annual Independence Day Picnic This fun community event includes kid activities, a pet-human lookalike contest, and more. See our write up for more details. The 4th also brings Plum Cafe’s annual vegan 4th of July BBQ, 2 to 5 PM at 324 15th Ave E.

Later on Friday, catch the fireworks show over Lake Union from one of many prime viewing spots on the west side of Capitol Hill. Here are our suggestions for best spots for viewing. We did the research so you don’t have to. You’re welcome! Add your best picture to our CHS Flickr group.

adas night outBoth Worlds Two, a new animation film by Stefan Gruber premieres at Ada’s Technical Books on Thursday in the first edition of the store’s new evening series Ada’s Night Out. Included in the $12 admission ticket are “a spread of hors d’oeuvres made from fresh, seasonal produce purchased from local growers, as well as exclusive access to all the features of Ada’s, including our books, coffee, beer and wine. At 9pm we start the screening of Both Worlds Two, followed by Stefan talking about his work and answering questions.

Tanabata_smSunday, the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum  welcomes you to the Tanabata Festival:

“Tanabata at the Garden is a beautiful day filled with origami-making, and wish writing. As in Japan, Tanabata at the Seattle Japanese Garden is a celebration of the legend of two separated lovers, represented by two stars which only meet once a year in July. Bring your friends and family and hang your origami on the bamboo by our gates, we’d love to see you here in your kimono!”

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

October – November 2014

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 [...]
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 [...]
The Endless Variety of Italy Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Nov 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Italy never ceases to amaze us with its endless quality and variety. This Saturday we’ve assembled yet another collection of rich, unique and delicious Italian [...]
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 [...]
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to meet your neighbors. Just once a month? Would you like to get the chance to chat [...]
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 [...]
The Libertinis ORAL TRADITION @ The Pocket Theater
The Libertinis ORAL TRADITION @ The Pocket Theater
Nov 6 – Nov 16 all-day
Open up, because it’s time for a Libertinis-style ORAL TRADITION, November 7-16, at the Pocket Theater. Join Libertini founding producers Tootsie Spangles, Hattie HellKat, and [...]
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CD central district drama GHS Theatre
Garfield HS Theatre presents a Drama Club production of the play Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, directed by senior Emma Franklin. When her father [...]
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 [...]
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CD central district drama GHS Theatre
Garfield HS Theatre presents a Drama Club production of the play Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, directed by senior Emma Franklin. When her father [...]
Breaking Through the Clutter - Working All Media to Get Results A Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations Saturday, November 8, 2014   @ Seattle Times Building
Nov 8 @ 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ) presents a workshop to empower nonprofit organizations to spread their message and advance their goals through the effective [...]
Operation Gratitude:  Capitol Hill’s Halloween Candy Buy-back @ Tully's
Nov 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner! Normally, it’s difficult for orthodontists and dentists to get excited about that day, however, this year [...]
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CD central district drama GHS Theatre
Garfield HS Theatre presents a Drama Club production of the play Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, directed by senior Emma Franklin. When her father [...]
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