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:

Apr 25 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
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Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Washington State Convention Center
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Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Coastal Kitchen
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Apr 26 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
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Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
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Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Buddha Jewel Monastery
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Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
#LHAAFF 2017 is a four day curated experience in the heart of Seattle dedicated to celebrating Black brilliance in independent cinema. In its 14th year, the festival presents provocative films and works about the Black experience shot from an independent … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
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Apr 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
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Apr 27 @ 6:27 PM
From Lifelong Lifelong’s Dining Out For Life presented by BECU returns for its 24th year Thursday, April 27! On this day, around 80 restaurants in the Seattle area donate 30-50% of their proceeds to Lifelong’s vital programs that support people … Continue reading
Apr 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
Apr 27 @ 7:00 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
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Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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Apr 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
Apr 28 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Summit
Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an upcoming Open House. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM McCaw Hall
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Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Lakewood Seward Park Community Center
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Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
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Apr 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
May 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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