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:

Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Full Pot ‘O’ T: This … Continue reading
Jan 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Have you ever sabotaged yourself … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Witchy AF: This workshop … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival in partnership with Gay City Arts! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue
Liberating aerobics from corporate hell! Seattle Punk Rock Aerobics for all kinds of people, all kinds of kick ass music, all kinds of fun. All fitness levels, adaptable cardio, strength, and stretching. Monday nights 7:15pm – 8:15pm Bring yoga type … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Consider yourself a Doctor Who wiz? Test your skills at the most popular trivia night in Seattle! The winning team gets the bragging rights — and all the cash! Trivia costs $3 per person and each team has a max … Continue reading
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Through hands-on techniques, learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Emphasis on tool selection, operation and personal safety, kitchen and bath remodels, electrical, plumbing, wall repair, materials and methods, home security and weatherization and remodeling. Perform your own … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Seattle's Progressive Preschool
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Jan 25 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
The Cal Anderson Park Walking Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Meet new friends, exercise, and gather for occasional pot lucks in the Shelter House with neighbors! All ages, abilities, and pets welcome. This group … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
1525 11th Ave Land Use Application to allow a 5-story addition to an existing 2-story landmark building (Kelly Springfield Building), containing 65,000 sq. ft. of office and 12,000 sq. ft. of retail. Parking for 34 vehicles to be provided. View … Continue reading
Jan 25 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
2925 E Madison St Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units above. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles at and below grade. … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Did you grow up in a home where Spanish was one of the languages spoken? Would you like to expand your understanding of your heritage language? This class is designed to help you refresh your Spanish language knowledge and enhance … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Public Meeting: “The Power of Revolutionary Feminism: A winning strategy against the rising right wing.” Be part of an open discussion about how activists can build united efforts to defeat the sexist, racist and anti-worker agenda forces. Thursday, January 26, … Continue reading
Jan 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Did you know that you have almost everything you need to create basic cleaning, personal care, and medicinal products at home? Discover the art and joy of making natural products during this series of classes: Basic Cleaning Products Get your … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Frye Art Museum Recital Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award winning classical guitarist Martha Masters in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Bach, Dyens, Ponce, and more. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 9:00 PM – Jan 29 @ 2:00 AM Nectar Lounge
Jai Ho! is the only ethnic dance party in the US to span across the west coast regularly for over 7 years now! On January 22, 2010 at Lola’s Room in Portland, like-minded individuals united in their love for all things … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Glasswing
Living Vessel – Kokedama Workshop  Sunday, January 29th Two Classes – 12pm & 3pm Kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai, where a plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture. Loosely … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
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