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:

Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day
The 3rd annual Seattle Acoustic Festival is happening in the last weekend of August, and is going to be a 3-day event, featuring a ton of great, talented artists. Purchase tickets now and check out our artists atwww.seattleacousticfestival.com. Pay what you … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE is Friday & Saturday, August 26th & 27th 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store on sale at 25%, 50%, 75% or 95% off. BAG SALE is Saturday, August 27th ONLY opening at 11:00 am. Fill … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 27 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 8:30 PM
The Fierce Awakens! Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! The fierce awakens in these outer-space tales, Friday nights in August! All screenings begin at sunset (around 8:30pm) at the SE … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 9:00 PM – Aug 27 @ 1:00 AM LoFi Performance Gallery
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Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Rhein Haus
The morning begins with an hour long, all levels, Yoga practice. Following our practice we will enjoy a Woodford Reserve craft cocktail and some lite snacks. Once we have finished up our cocktails and snacks, we will have an opportunity … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 10:30 AM Douglass-Truth Library
Basic Income Action Seattle is hosting an information session to raise awareness about the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all. A basic income could end poverty, give us all more freedom, and replace much of the bureaucratic safety … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Enchant Vertical Dance
Have you been curious about taking pole dance classes? Have you been thinking of trying it, but don’t want to commit to a 5-week series without knowing what to expect? This one-time intro workshop will give you a taste of … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE is Friday & Saturday, August 26th & 27th 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store on sale at 25%, 50%, 75% or 95% off. BAG SALE is Saturday, August 27th ONLY opening at 11:00 am. Fill … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 2:00 PM
This is it: the third annual Pizza Crawl! For those who weren’t there with us in previous years: a pizza crawl is like a pub crawl, but instead of pubs we go to a string of pizza parlors. In-between the … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 28 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Hing Hay Park
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Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 29 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Capitol Hill Farmer's Market
Practice yoga every Sunday at the Capitol Hill Farmer’s Market- For FREE. Courtesy of The SweatBox Yoga, now you can take a Vinyasa class with Reva on Sundays at 1pm. Look for her in the park by the sculpture. Now … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Welcome to the Get on Your Bike Ride, Seattle-style! Whether you are new, returning, or just open to learning, this is the time to get on your bike! Join us on short rides around Capitol Hill, Downtown and the Central … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Providence Park
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Aug 28 @ 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual VIBRATIONS Festival! Sunday, August 28th at the Volunteer Park amphitheater 3 PM – 10PM All ages FREE MUSIC by Jenn Champion Stef Chura Lilac QOQO ROBOQS Posse Do Normaal Guayaba Hoop VISUALS … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 29 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
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Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 30 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
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Aug 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
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Aug 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 30 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 31 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
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