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:

July – August 2014

Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Jul 22 @ 6:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM Class español language spanish
Our cultural Spanish classes are instructed by professional native Spanish speakers in an interactive community-based setting. Learn more and improve Spanish language skills while you [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 22 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 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 [...]
Double Trouble Book Presentation @ Vermillion
Jul 23 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM author reading book release party
DOUBLE TROUBLE Book Presentation with Tod Seelie & Mike Force. Tod Seelie has been living and photographing in NYC since 1997. He recently published a [...]
Living Liner Notes @ The Project Room
Living Liner Notes @ The Project Room
A celebration and conversation with musicians featured on the new release Wheedle’s Groove Volume Two: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972-1987, hosted by CityArts [...]
comePASSSIONparty - jubilee women's center fundraiser at glasswing @ glasswing shop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
please join us for cocktails and an opportunity to learn more about jubilee women’s center, a fantastic capitol hill non-profit. explore glasswing shop and enjoy [...]
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
EastPAC Community Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall
Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
We continue to explore best practices to ‘resolve public safety’, we are engaging all East Precinct citizens in identifying how we can best serve our [...]
Jockstraps and Glitter 4 @ Cal Anderson
“Jockstraps & Glitter” is back, continuing a tradition of kickball games/fundraisers for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
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!) [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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!) [...]
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How did health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different? How does Canada’s system work? We will view [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 2 @ 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 [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
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 [...]
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