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:

Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM Cal Anderson Park
The summer outdoor movie season is not over yet! On Friday, Sept. 4beginning at 8:00pm, movie fans will gather once more for a Seattle tradition: Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema at Cal Anderson Park. The ongoing series, sponsored by Sound Transit, … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pistil Books’ Annual Outdoor Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 5 10 am to 4 pm 1415 E. Union, in the alley Hundreds of books in all categories, many like new:  fiction, poetry, art, science, do-it-yourself, history, erotica, and much more. Paperbacks … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO Hey Seattle ladies and our Trans family, summer might be nearing its end but our hot nights on the dance floor sure aren’t! Join us with DJ Lady Jane for a night of cool drinks, hot women, and … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Sep 6 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Sep 6 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 7 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Sep 7 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Sep 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 8 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Sep 8 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
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Sep 8 @ 7:00 PM Boyer Children's Clinic
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Sep 8 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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 to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
Sep 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading

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