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:

August 2014

Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek @ Eclectic Theater
Aug 1 @ 8:00 PM – Aug 3 @ 10:00 PM #theatreseattle youth arts
By Naomi Wallace Directed by Rey Zane A haunting coming-of-age tale that explores the complex relationship between Dalton and Pace, two very different young people [...]
Time Travelers’ Rummage Sale @ All Pilgrims Christian Church
Time Travelers' Rummage Sale @ All Pilgrims Christian Church
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day clothing rummage steampunk
This is a great place to shop for steampunk parts, accessories or just unique clothing. Admission is FREE! Clothes, Jewelry, Shoes,Hats, Art, Goggles,Gadgets, Gears, Bloomers [...]
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by themes of community activism, social justice, and play, Community + Family Day celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, [...]
Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
APRIL’s Book Store Bike Tour @ Starts at Cal Anderson Park
APRIL's Book Store Bike Tour @ Starts at Cal Anderson Park
Aug 3 @ 3:00 PM bike Books bookstore ride
APRIL RIDES AGAIN on our second-ever Bookstore Bike Tour. -SCHEDULE- (times are approximate) 3:00 Meet at Cal Anderson (by the fountain) (Then, because we don’t [...]
Dream Cargo @ S.U. campus, Ciscoe Morris Biodiversity garden
Dream Cargo @ S.U. campus, Ciscoe Morris Biodiversity garden
Aug 3 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM #capitolhill #outdoors arts family friendly muisc
Dream Cargo: two nights of Alternative listening in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden presented by New Mystics, Hedreen Gallery and Seattle University A series of [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 6 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
The Warren G Hardings @ Capitol Cider
The Warren G Hardings @ Capitol Cider
Aug 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM 21+ bluegrass Free live music No Cover
The local band, the Warren G. Hardings, are a regular at Capitol Cider and always bring amazing energy to our stage! Acoustic bluegrass music like [...]
Documentary: From the Front to the West Coast @ Nordic Heritage Museum
From the Front to the West Coast is a documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who fought the Russians and then the Germans. After [...]
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
If you don’t know the Moonmins, you’re sure to love them fast. The Moomins are a family of fairy tale characters with snouts that make [...]
Yesler Terrace . . . This Used To Be My Home @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Using the power of improv comedy, Mike Cherry reflects on the trials and tribulations of growing up “the white kid on the block” in the [...]
SPT’s Youth Program Presents William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW @ Seattle Public Theater
Aug 8 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 10 @ 9:00 PM
SHREW ON THE HIGH SEAS! SPT’s Youth Program Presents William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Directed by Emily Purington At the Bathhouse Theater on [...]
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