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

Pistil Books' Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Aug 23 all-day
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California In the Middle Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wine from California is epitomized by the high end Napa trophy wines Like Screaming Eagle on one end and Two Buck Chuck on the other. [...]
LINDA’S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
LINDA'S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
It’s been a hot, sticky summer, so we’re gonna up the grime ante with a monstrous FREE rock party in the parking lot behind Linda’s [...]
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 24 @ 2:00 AM art dance entertainment fashion music
Seattle’s 7th Annual AMDEF, presenting over 6 hours of Artists, Bands, DJ’s, Dancers, Vocalists, Aerialists, Designers, and more! Enjoy 150+ performers sharing a stage for [...]
Rugby is a Drag @ Neighbors
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Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM drag quake rugby Queer
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Bass Academy w/ FIGURE - Aug. 23 - Showbox @ Showbox
Aug 23 @ 8:00 PM
USC Events presents Bass Academy Showbox 75th Anniversary Edition Purchase Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/1pfZlUJ Figure Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba Local Support:Hyperfunk & Myk, First Class, High [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 23 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
#ALSIcebucketchallenge Rival FIT Camp @ Cal Anderson Park
Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT Camp [...]
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM #bootcamp #fitness #sundayfunday #survivors
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Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
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Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Celebrate Little Saigon @ 12th Ave and S. Jackson
Celebrate Little Saigon @ 12th Ave and S. Jackson
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM culture family Food games
TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE LITTLE SAIGON CLS is an outdoor summer festival celebrating Vietnamese American food, arts, culture, and community held in Seattle’s Little Saigon. FEATURING: [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 2:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Open Houses – Aug. 26th  @ Garfield Community Center
Aug 26 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Please join us at upcoming open houses for the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway to learn what greenway routes have been proposed for the project. The [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 26 @ 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
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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 [...]
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM adult comedy theater
Caught One Handed is the shockingly true and hilariously personal story of a confused kid named Noah caught between a cross and hard place. Trigger [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
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Aug 27 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
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Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Caught One Handed @ Annex Theatre
Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM adult comedy theater
Caught One Handed is the shockingly true and hilariously personal story of a confused kid named Noah caught between a cross and hard place. Trigger [...]
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