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:

Jun 22 @ 8:00 PM – Jun 27 @ 2:00 AM Purr Cocktail Lounge
PURR PRIDE 2016 Wednesday, 6/22 PRIDE KICK OFF PARTY Andrew Scott RAJA no cover Thursday, 6/23 Fraya Love TRIXIE MATTEL no cover Friday, 6/24 DJ BLACKLOW $5 cover Saturday, 6/25 DJ FREDDY KING OF PANTS DJ SKIDDLE THE PERRY TWINS … Continue reading
Jun 26 @ 4:00 PM – Jun 27 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Celebrate PRIDE with drink specials! Come for for the wine, come for a cocktail, come for the food, or just come for the PRIDE. Hope to see you there! Sign up for Facebook alerts about this event.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Caffe Vita
Please join the CHBP and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce to discuss this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party which will take place between July 22 -24. This meeting is open to neighborhood businesses and residents. Please RSVP by responding to sierra@caphillchamber.org. The … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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, prizes to top … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central Fine Arts Building
Build strength, flexibility, and stamina through a fun, fast-paced bellydance-based workout. You’ll learn basic moves and combine them into cardio combos in this low-impact fitness class. Appropriate for all levels of dancers. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and 2-lb … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Improve your pronunciation while studying some of the great French poets from the late 19th century to today. Starting with Baudelaire and Rimbaud and continuing through Apollinaire, Reverdy, Valéry, Bonnefoy and others, we will learn about traditional French meter and … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
Join Ada’s at our monthly Climate Change lecture and learn how the next generation of nuclear power plants will reduce waste, improve safety, decrease proliferation risks, and reduce costs. Scientists and engineers are making progress on these issues and others … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Community College Fine Arts
Refine your belly dance technique and learn a choreography in this unique six-week session. One quarter of previous belly dance experience is recommended. Students will have the optional opportunity to perform at a belly dance show on August 13.  >> Register … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freeway Park
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Are you planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country in the near future? If so, join us for this introductory class, which covers pronunciation, conversation and helpful expressions to use while traveling. We’ll also listen to Latin American music and … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Woodinville Lavender Farm
Join Master Gardener Tom Frei for a talk and tour at the Woodinville Lavender Farm. Summer is peak time for lavender blooms! Tom has been working with his wife and children to develop Woodinville Lavender since 2008. They are currently … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading
Jul 2 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM BMO Field
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Jul 2 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,North Capitol Hill,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Sports/Recreation,Theater,Other Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Evolv Fitness of Seattle Contact: Gracie Garnet Contact Phone: (206) 294-5884 Contact Email: jelloundergroundsea@gmail.com Site Contact Details: evolvseattle@gmail.com Pre-Register: No Cost: 15.00 Registration Details: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2524175 Price: … Continue reading
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 7:00 PM – Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Refresh Frozen Desserts & Espresso
After going to Morocco last year the one thing that still sticks out in Chef Tarik Abdullah’s mind was the sweets. Chef Tarik will be throwing a Moroccan inspired pop up bakery called “Rose & Blossom”. Music provided by PROH … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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, prizes to top … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central Fine Arts Building
Build strength, flexibility, and stamina through a fun, fast-paced bellydance-based workout. You’ll learn basic moves and combine them into cardio combos in this low-impact fitness class. Appropriate for all levels of dancers. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and 2-lb … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Improve your pronunciation while studying some of the great French poets from the late 19th century to today. Starting with Baudelaire and Rimbaud and continuing through Apollinaire, Reverdy, Valéry, Bonnefoy and others, we will learn about traditional French meter and … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 7:15 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and come out for a beautiful evening of great classical music.  It’s another season of Music Under The Stars, one of Seattle’s best-loved summer traditions.  Tonight, there’s live music performed by the Leou Duo, finalists … Continue reading
Jul 6 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Community College Fine Arts
Refine your belly dance technique and learn a choreography in this unique six-week session. One quarter of previous belly dance experience is recommended. Students will have the optional opportunity to perform at a belly dance show on August 13.  >> Register … Continue reading

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