On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Bike-in movie, Shakespeare in Volunteer Park, Central Area Community Festival

It’s the heart of summer in Seattle! Here’s what’s happening on and around the Hill this weekend.

Claudius Phaedrus at Sunset Electric.

Claudius Phaedrus at Sunset Electric

Sunset Electric and Gage Academy join in on the Capitol Hill Art Walk this Thursday along with the 30+ regulars on the monthly art walk. Highlights from this month include a show on death at Gage, flags at Rhino Room,  zoetrope animation at Northwest Film Forum, urban-fantasy-inspired art at Ltd. Gallery, camping-themed art at Gay City, and intricate organic illustrations at Ghost Gallery. More art walk info and map here.

On Saturday, the Northwest Film Forum’s 9th annual Seattle Bike-In will be even bikey-er as it screens Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s bike chase thriller Premium Rush! as well as eight bike film shorts. The Bike-In is free and starts at dusk.

Join hundreds of your closest friends on Friday for the Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s screening of Clueless at Cal Anderson Park. DJ music starts at 7pm, pre-show fun and games at 8:30, and the movie at 9. The full (remaining!) Hill summer movie schedule is here.

And for the opposite of being with hundreds of friends, try Claustrophobia, a poetry reading in the Volunteer Park water tower on Friday at 6pm.

Shakespeare plays well outdoors. Volunteer Park Amphiteater hosts Love’s Labour’s Lost on Thursday at 7pm, Othello on Friday at 7pm, and a closing triple feature on Sunday with All’s Well That Ends Well at 1pm, Othello at 3pm, and Love’s Labour’s Lost at 7pm. All performances are free.

central areaThe annual Central Area Community Festival happens Saturday at Garfield Community Field at the corner of Cherry and 23rd., 10am until 7pm.  “The festival theme this year is Dare to Imagine This is your chance to see a diverse display of art and culture! Family and friends can enjoy a marketplace filled with music performances, art, food concessions, and loads of entertainment. The CACF’s mission is to educate by sharing the many cultures in the community and strengthening the pride, integrity, and spirituality of the community.”

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

May 1 @ 7:30 PM – May 18 @ 7:30 PM 12 Ave Arts
“A newish play by Meg Miroshnik (The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls) inspired by the proliferation of girls’ basketball teams in the Midwest during the 1930s. A production of Washington Ensemble Theatre, starring Leah Salcido Pfenning, Bailie Breaux, Chelsea Callahan, … Continue reading
May 3 – May 7 all-day Ghost Gallery
A series of paintings inspired by the Olympic Peninsula’s “overwhelming biomass” as well as other Northwest surroundings Mon-Sun Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 4 – May 31 all-day Gay City
“The Gay City Arts Curating Council is seeking proposals for the 2015-2016 Season: Queer Revolution. We invite LGBTQ artists to present the best of queer performance art in Gay City’s 40 seat fringe theater space, Calamus Auditorium. This is an … Continue reading
May 6 – May 17 all-day Lee Center for the Arts
“The classic American playwright Inge (Bus Stop, Splendor in the Grass) wrote this award-winning realistic play capturing 1950’s small town USA, spiked with the social mores and pressures that were shaping the country at the time and sparking the beginning … Continue reading
May 6 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School
May 6th: SDOT will host an Open House on May 6th from 5 -7 PM at the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School, 1432 15th Avenue. The Madison BRT project is an opportunity to provide neighborhoods with a … Continue reading
May 6 @ 6:30 PM
121 12th Ave E Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 51 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal (PDF) Review Meeting May 6, 2015 6:30 pm Seattle University 902 Broadway Administration Building … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back! Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00pm. $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins the ca$h pot. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia beer. Special prizes for Best Team … Continue reading
May 7 – May 17 all-day Across Seattle
“For an entire 10 days, about 20 bars and taphouses across the city, (including stellar options like Die Bierstube, Brouwer’s, Burgundian, and Naked City Taphouse) throw a bevy of special beer-related events, including tastings, debuts of special brews, and even … Continue reading
May 7 – May 10 all-day Northwest Film Forum
Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 7-10, 2015! Check out these Festival Highlights: OPENING NIGHT! GAME FACE The West Coast premiere of GAME FACE, with Fallon Fox in person! This inspiring film tells the … Continue reading
May 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
Do you have a DIY project you’d like to work on but you don’t have space or tools for it? Welcome to the Capitol Hill Tool Library! We’ll have 650 sf of workshop space when we open in the Fall! … Continue reading
May 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Please join us to learn more about our Pre-K (children who turn 4 by September 1st) program. We have a few openings left for school year 15-16. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 7 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred WildlifeRefuge
The Roast of Mark Finley Performance artist. Drag queen. Community activist. Back alley whore. Mark “Mom” Finley has been around for ages. Literally- ages. Please join us as we come together to roast Mark and toast Mark. Hosted by Lady … Continue reading
May 7 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Caffé Vita
SDOT’s 2nd Friday monthly construction hub meetings rotate through various Capitol Hill establishments. This month’s meeting will be held at Caffé Vita on Pike Street (see address above). Please check this calendar for future location updates!*** The City’s Access Seattle … Continue reading
May 8 @ 6:00 PM – May 9 @ 7:00 AM
Hackathons are a tradition at Facebook where we stay up all night, in order to create something great. You can come with an idea and a team, or find both of those at the event itself. You could work on … Continue reading
May 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Part of the Three High Circus Series, this stunning show is a curated cabaret of avant-garde creations in which awe-inspiring aerial, acrobatic and trapeze artists reveal elements of the performing life normally hidden. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 8 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 9 all-day Christ Episcopal Church
Come celebrate both the spiritual and secular aspects of spring through a rich variety of choral works presented by Northwest Chorale. Hear works by Ralph Vaughn Williams, William Byrd, Randall Thomson and more. Admission is complimentary and a free will … Continue reading
May 9 – May 10 all-day 12th Ave Arts
“For a couple of years, Jonah Von Spreecken and Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir have been performing live-action, weekend-morning cartoons featuring kid-friendly characters in global locations—robot detectives in Quebec, aurora borealis creators in Iceland, and Tanuki (aka “raccoon dogs”) in Japan. This … Continue reading
May 9 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
The Friends of the Conservatory in Volunteer Park are having their annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9th. Located on the lawn across from the Conservatory, the Spring Plant Sale will feature PLANTS FEATURED in the Conservatory as well … Continue reading
May 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 9 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Volunteer Park
“Each year in May, people around the world from all walks of life will march in support of the decriminalization of the cannabis plant. Hear thoughts and stories from patients, activists, cannabis business owners, and perhaps a few elected officials. … Continue reading
May 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Part of the Three High Circus Series, this stunning show is a curated cabaret of avant-garde creations in which awe-inspiring aerial, acrobatic and trapeze artists reveal elements of the performing life normally hidden. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Night time is special at the Arboretum – the people and cars are gone, and the nocturnal animals move about. Night hikes are a chance for us to explore our senses, search for crepuscular and nocturnal movements in the forest … Continue reading
May 9 @ 8:00 PM Annex Theatre
Bunnies, tells the story of warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park that evolve into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. Written by Keiko Green, with music … Continue reading
May 9 @ 9:00 PM Columbia City Theater
A Bollywood Dance Party like no other! As you enjoy a great Bollywood Dance Party with your friends, you will be mesmerized by Dancers & Circus Acts!!! DJ Kazan (MTV India) Bollywood, Bhangra, Middle Eastern, Fusion ♥ Katrina Ji & … Continue reading

4 thoughts on “On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Bike-in movie, Shakespeare in Volunteer Park, Central Area Community Festival

  1. Okay, I just have to know… why do posts like these get a whole bunch of unstructured, badly-formatted stuff on the RSS entries? I always get about 15 screenfuls of tags and “author information” links to scroll through in my RSS reader. It’s not a huge deal but it’d be awesome if it weren’t the case in the first place.

    I think it might have something to do with how the calendar widget is embedded into these posts.

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