On the List | Independence Day Picnic + fireworks, Ada’s Night Out, Tanabata Festival


(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:

Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – Nov 19 @ 7:38 AM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc directed by Makaela Pollock October 20-November 19, 2016 Previews: October 20-22 & 27 Opening Night: October 28 Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm Mainstage at … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
There is a hidden treasure among shrub species in the unending quest for good small scale trees for urban gardens.   We will look at a special group of evergreen and deciduous selections among the Arboretum’s plantings that reveal the … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  Become the master of your photographic domain. Learn to use the cameras you already have on your smartphone or tablet and begin to master a handful of amazing photography apps that will help you make stunning pictures to populate … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160 -- Seattle University
Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. View Design … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 27 @ 9:30 PM Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160 -- Seattle University
Land Use Application to allow a 7-story, 75 unit apartment building in an environmentally critical area. View Design Proposal  (12 MB)     Review Meeting October 26, 2016 8:00 p.m. Seattle University 1000 E. James Way Fr. LeRoux Conference Center – … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM Lower Level - Blodel Hall, St Mark's Cathedral
Over 3,500 one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items, including scarves, jewelry, wearable garments, items for the home, art, gifts, yarn and more. All items are handmade by our 300+ members, who are local to the Seattle area. On Friday morning at 11 am, our master rug … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
How do you prepare yourself for the step in your career? One way to increase your value is to continually develop and expand your skill set. In this course, we’ll explore specific and practical ways that you can expand your … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Explore and expand your potential as an image creator through design with purpose. Photographers will take their personal vision and image creation to a more sophisticated and deeper communication level through a variety of design techniques and practical applications. This … Continue reading
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Aegis on Madison
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Take the material you learned in Self-Defense 101 and kick it up a notch. This is a progressive skill-building class, which means each session will review what you learned during the previous week(s) and build on those skills. In this … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
This Free, 8-week series, beginning Friday September 16th. is open to everyone of all ability levels; no prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle, blanket, pillow, journal/pen, and your own mat, if you prefer. We … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a special tasting of Glass Vodka! We will be hosting Seattle’s own Glass Distillery on October 28 from 6-9 PM and serving creative cocktails made from their vodka – crafted from grapes harvested from the rich soils … Continue reading
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) concert featuring three extremely well reputed and very advanced flute players from Japan: Kaoru Kakizakai, Katzushi Matama, and Tereo Furuya, with Larry Tyrrell from Portland and Mitzuki Dazai playing Koto.  Both solos and group songs.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Seattle Central Mitchell Activity Center
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 29th and it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. This community party is FREE and open to everyone – designed with kids in mind – but just as fun … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM E Pike between 10th and 11th
From SDOT: As mentioned in my last email, we unfortunately had to cancel our scheduled test events on Oct. 13thand Oct. 16th due to weather risks. Since then, we’ve been looking into potential reschedule opportunities for 2016. One of the … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 4:00 PM – Oct 30 @ 12:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for some special Halloween “spirits” and films! Our bartenders will be crafting some themed drinks for the occasion. Come in costume to enter to win gift cards!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 29 @ 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
5:45 PM CREEPY CRAWL KICK-OFF AT MOE BAR 6 PM – 9 PM ZOMBIES DISPERSE TO THE STREETS Zombies and zombie hunters will gather at MOE BAR at dusk to collect their maps and enjoy a SCREAMING GOOD DEAL before … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
FnS, the producer of “Lusio. A Night to Awaken” is proud to bring to you… “The Sylvan Series” An exploration of light and sound noun syl·van \ˈsil-vən\ Definition of sylvan “one that frequents groves or woods” Lusio at Volunteer Park … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 30 @ 12:00 AM R Place Bar
Come support the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in our annual Halloween Costume Contest. Money raised goes to our granting fund that supports local LGBTQ organizations. The suggested donation at the door is $15. The costume contest prizes will be awarded … Continue reading
Oct 29 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for Halloween fun at The Hillside Bar. Saturday, October 29th starting at 8pm. There will be a costume contest with cash and other prizes given away. Jell-O shots and Pumpkin Beer available DJ Killa B will be spinning … Continue reading
Oct 30 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
H / W: Away Home Team: New Orleans Saints Visiting Team: Seattle Seahawks Stadium: Mercedez-Benz Superdome Stadium Information: http://www.mbsuperdome.com/ TV: FOX Link: http://Seahawks.com/Schedule Schedule subject to change. Please check Seahawks.com for the latest dates and times.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 31 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Oct 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Sunday wing our way to France to sip a Provencal Rosé followed by delightful Côte du Rhone from a lesser known village. Put your beret on, swing by and take a Sunday Sip as we discover the wonders of … Continue reading
Oct 30 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Vocalpoint! Seattle presents AMERICAN ROCK AMERICAN ROCK – A fun revue of rock songs from different regions in America! Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Featuring Vocalpoint! Seattle… Where the music never gets old. Thursday & Friday – $5 student special! For groups … Continue reading
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