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:

Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Dec 4 @ 10:00 PM Velocity @ Northwest Film Forum
Velocity presents Next Dance Cinema in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film-lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen. Next Dance … Continue reading
Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Melrose Market
Melrose-Thanksgiving-Poster-Final-for-Print[1]]Melrose Market has everything you need to host a beautiful Thanksgiving Meal with locally grown and carefully selected ingredients. Kick-off the holiday season with us and pick up your turkey, all the fixins and sides, fresh produce, wine, bread, and … Continue reading
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
8 Tuesdays | 10/3/17 – 11/21/17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class on 10/11/17 Tableau is a data visualization tool that helps you turn your raw data into meaningful and actionable information. Professionals in fields as diverse … Continue reading
Nov 22 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Russian Community Center of Seattle
This comprehensive program uses the Fascianator roller to break up muscle and fascial adhesions, relieve stiffness and tightness, and manage everyday and aches and pains. Clients have reported relief from a myriad of chronic issues and problems and many have … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition!                                      Get your turkey on– Join the 2nd Annual Montlake Community Club 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Fun … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class 11/23 Do you need to use statistics to actively and creatively solve real problems that you encounter in your personal or professional lives? Discover a … Continue reading
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class on 11/23 Can you speak French at an intermediate or advanced level, and have a passion for films? This class will give you the opportunity … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Seventh Avenue and Pine Street
In celebration of the 2017 holiday season, Macy’s is proud to announce that its 27th annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade will take place on Friday, November 24, 2017 in downtown Seattle. The parade steps off promptly at 9 a.m. and … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 24 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Westlake Plaza
Macy’s will continue the tradition of the Holiday Star lighting ceremony in conjunction with the annual lighting of the Westlake Center Tree and the Downtown Seattle Association’s Holiday Carousel at Westlake Park. The famous 161-foot high, 60-foot wide, 3,600-bulb Holiday … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Broadway Market
The Broadway Market Holiday Pop-Up Market features a variety of vendor members from Seattle Made, an initiative to grow and support the area’s urban manufacturing and producer economy. Vendors will be selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables and handmade … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (no class on 11/25) In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park
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Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Nov 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | No class on 11/25 Turn recycling into an art form! During this interactive hands-on class, you’ll: Explore how different recycled or found objects and materials can be … Continue reading
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park
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Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
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