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:

Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, roll the dice and see … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Prepare yourself for real-life conversations in Spanish at the advanced level. During this class, you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture through: Listening to podcasts in Spanish … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/12/2017 – 8/16/2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Want to design business cards/letterhead, an ad, a brochure or newsletter but don’t know where to begin? Join Seattle Central’s expert graphic designer as you learn to effectively … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Explore your creativity in this inspiring class designed to make use of all of your senses! During this dynamic, hands-on class, you’ll crawl under the surface of different … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 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
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM St. James Cathedral
2017 Summer Organ Recital Series: Renée Anne Louprette Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm Program: Bach – Pièce d’orgue, BWV 572 Marais (organ transcription by Louprette) – Alcyone, Suite des Airs À Joüer (1706) Isoir – Six Variations sur un Psaume … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Jul 29 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM Optimism Brewing
Outdoor Project is excited to announce that our Block Party series will hitting Seattle this summer on July 29th from 2pm-10pm. The event will be hosted with Optimism Brewing and will benefit SheJumps. SheJumps mission is to increase the participation … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
  Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. New this year is a “String Play-Along” to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 where community musicians and SCMS Festival Musicians come together for an on-stage performance collaboration at Volunteer Park’s amphitheater. Musicians … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Volunteer Park Bandshell
Saturday, July 29, 2017- 7pm Held at the amphitheater in Volunteer Park, this FREE event will feature family activities beginning at about 5:30pm. The music of the evening will begin at 7pm and will feature Alexander Borodin’s Quintet for Strings … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 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
Jul 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Open to new and continuing students, this 10 week class is focused toward balance and improved coordination. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Mondays | 6/26/2017 – 8/14/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 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 easy to setup as … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Tuesdays | 7/11/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Through creative visualization using virtual reality goggles, writing exercises, brainstorming sessions, self-inventories and the creation of a vision board, you’ll gain insight into what you wish to create … Continue reading
Aug 1 all-day
Community block parties around the Hill. http://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/night-out View the official map here but check around with neighbors for more.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM McMenamins Anderson School
  Garden Tour at McMenamins Anderson School Tuesday, August 1st, 10-11:30am A popular Oregon destination has made its way north! Stroll the newly planted gardens with McMenamins horticulturalist Riz Reyes and see the transformation unfold as each season passes, revealing … Continue reading
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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.