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:

Apr 16 – Apr 20 all-day Bright Horizons at Seneca Street
April 16-20, 2018 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Come learn more about Bright Horizons and help us celebrate Week of the Young Child! Explore our warm, welcoming classrooms, interact with our engaging teachers, and experience our innovative curriculum, while enjoying … Continue reading
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day
🎂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! 🎂 -Espresso Vivacé celebrates 30 years of quality espresso preparation and traditional Northern Italian coffee roasting on Seattle’s Capitol Hill☕💕 -To mark the occasion, our very own David Schomer will be on the back bar pulling *complementary* … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Thursdays | 4/19/18 – 6/7/18 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Expressing yourself through visual art is a powerful way to channel your emotions and create something you can share with others. During this class, we’ll explore the basics … Continue reading
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day Redhook Brewlab
Redhook Brewlab is throwing a three-day party to celebrate craft beer’s top style, the India Pale Ale, as it hosts IPA Daze from April 20 to April 22. The event will feature a total of 32 IPAs: 16 from Redhook, and 16 from … Continue reading
Apr 20 all-day Uncle Ike's
Pet a Wallaby, Eat Tacos, and Ride a Joint from 3-7pm — Door busters, raffles, and sales all day!  Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Special opener for Northwest Dance Network’s Richard Powers weekend: a class in mazurka clandestina with Powers and Amarillas. That’s like a tango-flavored waltz to a traditional Polish rhythm. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University
Tasveer’s South Asian International Docufest (SAID) showcases high-quality, thought-provoking documentaries that speak directly to issues relevant to the South Asian community, and use the documentarian’s lens to draw attention to stories often unseen and voices often unheard. The films are … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
Give back to our public lands and help restore Washington Park Arboretum on Earth Day! Once again the Arboretum partners are collaborating with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to organize a work-service event at Seattle’s most treasured park. WHERE: Meet … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
A flowing, athletic form of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga is often viewed as the traditional precursor to the popular Vinyasa style. Rooted in the original set sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series, this introduction will take an accessible approach to this … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM BOCA Restobar & Grill
Come see 5 Cent Wifi live!  This jazz trio will be playing at the newly created BOCA Restobar & Grill.  Musical reinterpretations from famous “British Love Songs” by anything from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran will be recreated. The event … Continue reading
Apr 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 22 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Volunteer Park
Free! Celebrate Earth Day by joining your friends and neighbors at this fun event making Volunteer Park beautiful for everyone. A great activity for kids and families! Spring Restoration Day is Volunteer Park Trust’s annual major park clean-up event and … Continue reading
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 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
Apr 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Frye Art Museum
Sunday, April 22, 2018 2 – 3:30 pm Location Frye Auditorium A panel discussion examining the international impact of the aesthetic legacies of the Black Panther Party with artists Yadesa Bojia, Ayana V. Jackson, and Robert V. Wade, moderated by … Continue reading
Apr 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 23 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 18th and Union
Year of the Rooster is a dark and funny play about the underground culture of cock-fighting, and about the consuming drive to be a winner; a comedic attack on rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 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
Apr 24 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca Street
Join our Education Coordinator Sharlyssa to learn tips of mastering toilet learning including toilet learning signs and skills, creating a plan, and developing a routine for day and night.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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
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