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:

Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day Volunteer Park
Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2 | All Day Location: Volunteer Park | 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 Artist Wendy Red Star invites the public to engage with an imagined wilderness of assorted hunting decoys ranging from … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
The UW Farm is a cam­pus cen­ter for the prac­tice and study of urban agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity. It is an edu­ca­tional, community-oriented resource for peo­ple who want to learn about build­ing pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able urban landscapes. Take this free class … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Washington State Department of Agriculture’s insect pest program works to prevent the establishment and spread of a selected group of non-native insects that are known threats to Washington State’s environmental resources. This walking tour will cover the various types of … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Washington State Department of Agriculture’s insect pest program works to prevent the establishment and spread of a selected group of non-native insects that are known threats to Washington State’s environmental resources. This walking tour will cover the various types of … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Aug 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
Aug 4 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Galvanize Campus - Pioneer Square
Seattle is one of the nation’s most generous cities and Jolkona is proud to call this city home! Please join us for a rooftop happy hour to learn more about the inspiring social entrepreneurs we invite to Seattle to participate … Continue reading
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads 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. Class … Continue reading
Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 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
Aug 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central Fine Arts Bldg. Room 113
Mixed-level belly dance workout, no dance experience necessary. Get fit and feel great with cardio combinations, stamina drills, technique practice, and stretching. Relieve stress, burn calories, strengthen your core, and add precision to your dance moves. Wear comfortable clothing, bring … Continue reading
Aug 5 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads 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. Class … Continue reading
Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Aug 6 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Ocean Star Restaurant
Daniel Chirot is a Professor of International Studies at the Henry Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is the author of books about social change, ethnic conflict, genocide, Eastern Europe, and tyranny.  He  co-authored Why … Continue reading
Aug 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
Aug 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Aug 6 @ 8:00 PM Funhouse
3-Day Passes: $30 advance http://pizzafestseattle.com/tickets DAY ONE: Thursday 8/6/2015 Childbirth, Heaters, Full Toilet, Donzis, Bod, Pizza Riot With DJ Peter Lowe Funhouse, doors at 8pm $8 advance/$10 day of showShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle

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