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:

Feb 9 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Bullitt Center
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Feb 10 @ 3:00 AM 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
Feb 10 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College Fine Arts Building
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern belly dance or refine your moves in this all-levels, medium-paced class. You’ll gain strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning a powerful form of artistic expression. All bodies and genders welcomeShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mighty Mights indoor playground with cookies and hot cocoaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SECOND THURSDAY / EVERY / MONTH 5PM to 8PM or later HOST A SHOW The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and later. All businesses and artistic spaces on Capitol … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hybrid_Space
Join us on the February edition of the Capitol Hill Art Walk for “Keyword_Cow” by studiorefugio. A series of short videos from the “keyword” collage series, where studiorefugio “googled” a word and then compiled those images into a blur of … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
In 2016, we’re exploring different wine regions at POCO as part of our Wine Around the World series. This month we’re exploring an area of the United States that produces sparkling wines for Gruet. Come try one of Wine Spectator’s … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Public Library Capitol Hill Branch
Expecting parents or parents interested in PEPS can drop in to a While You’re Waiting (http://www.peps.org/programs/expecting) info session at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. 425 Harvard Ave … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM El Centro de la Raza
Perfect for Valentine’s: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at El Centro de la Raza. Learn how to make Tortilla Español, mystery small Bites to accompany the main dish and … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Indoor tot gym, cookies and juiceShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 10th Ave S Hillclimb
The Seattle Housing Authority invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of the new 10th Ave S Hillclimb, connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of First Hill and Yesler with Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. About the 10th Ave S … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 13 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading

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