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:

September – October 2014

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 [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
First Day of Rosh Hashanah @ the Seattle Asian Art Musuem (High Holiday Services)
Sep 25 @ 9:00 AM
Join in Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky for “High Holiday Unplugged”. This will be a unique Rosh Hashanah service on September 25th at 9am. The Capitol Hill [...]
Filthy and Divine: A John Waters Tribute @ Columbia City Theaterbu
“Atropa Productions proudly presents Filthy and Divine: A Tribute to John Waters. A night of Cry Baby cabaret, divine drag and burlesque bizarre with some [...]
Support a Local Documentary by Playing Time Travel Trivia! @ Raygun Lounge
Come show your arcane understanding of Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Einstein’s theory of relativity and much more at a SPECIAL TIME TRAVEL EDITION [...]
Seattle SketchFest @ Annex Theatre
Seattle SketchFest @ Annex Theatre
Sep 26 all-day
Every year SketchFest brings the best sketch comedians from around the world and pairs them with local favorites. This year the festival sports groups touring [...]
Seattle Public Theater Presents  The Pacific Northwest Premiere of  Jacqueline Goldfinger’s SLIP/SHOT @ Seattle Public Theater
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater Presents The Pacific Northwest Premiere of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s SLIP/SHOT at the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake Previews September 25th, Runs September 26th-October [...]
El Centro de la Raza's Building the Beloved Community Gala @ Washington State Convention Center
Founded in 1972, El Centro de la Raza is holding its annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Washington [...]
Fall Abundance Plant Sale @ The Washington Park Arboretum @ Graham Visitors Center
Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shop for trees, shrubs and perennials, including many unusual species and varieties! All purchases help support the Arboretum and are tax-free on the day of [...]
Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run @ Volunteer Park
Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM AIDS Walk Lifelong seattle
Walk with us on Saturday, September 27 at the Seattle AIDS Walk, a 5K march of support and remembrance through the streets of Seattle’s Capitol [...]
Bollywood Hangover Dance Party @ Acquabar
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 Summer is on its way out and its time to say goodbye to the beautiful weather and get ready for the kaleidoscope [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 28 @ 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 [...]
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
Join us for boot camp workouts on our indoor field (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting -- Special broVo Vermouth Tasting! @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 28 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This Sunday we have a special treat – we will be pouring FOUR vermouths from Woodinville’s broVo. They are Washington’s FIRST Appellation Vermouth producer. Their [...]
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 [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
Jubilee Women's Center 17th Annual Benefit Breakfast @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Oct 2 @ 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Join us in supporting women in our community on their transformational journeys from homelessness and poverty. Since 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center has supported women experiencing [...]
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Opening Weekend @ Egyptian Theater
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day movie siff
The theatre kicks off with an opening weekend (October 3 – 5) of community screenings featuring the biggest movie hits in the history of the [...]
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 4 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 5 @ 9:30 PM b movies Burlesque horror nerdlesque Nightlife Queer theater
Unnatural Redhead Productions proudly presents Showgirls of Beast Island! A full-length, badly lipsynced, live burlesque B movie! All of the thrills, spurious nudity, and cheesy [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 5 @ 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 [...]
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