On the List | PAX Prime wizard pub crawl, Press Start art, East Precinct picnic, Seattle Asian Art Museum tours

PAX Prime, the emperor of gaming conventions, is at the Convention Center this weekend. PAX-ers typically bring their party uphill, so if you see costumes on the streets, that’s why. First up: Thursday evening’s 7th Annual Triwizard Drinking Competition at Linda’s, Barca, Auto Battery, Unicorn, and Grim’s. Tickets to participate are sold out so you can’t join in, but at least you are now forewarned.  More PAX-related off-site parties and events here. All are open to the public, no PAX pass needed.

Press Start III: Turbo Edition is the third annual game-themed art show opening Friday night at Ltd Gallery. The artist roster includes video game artists and – new this year – artists who are game fans. The opening party is all ages and has a DJ, free Jones soda, and adult beverages with ID.

east precinct
The annual Seattle Police Department East Precinct Picnic is in Cal Anderson Park this Saturday 1pm – 4 pm. The free family friendly event includes free food, raffle prizes, and games for kids. “The picnic provides a great opportunity for people to be introduced to the department in a relaxed, non-law enforcement environment, meet their local police officers, enjoy free food, entertainment and raffle prizes, and get information on how to get involved in preventing crime in their community.”

Balconies closes it’s run at Annex Theatre on Saturday, and Other Desert Cities continues at Eclectic Theater.

Japan DecoSeattle Asian Art Museum conducts public tours of the current exhibit Deco Japan on both Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am – 12:30pm. “Explore the diverse collections of art from Asian cultures across time and place at the Asian Art Museum. This tour focuses on highlights from both the museum’s collection as well as from Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920–1945, the special exhibition on view.” The tour is included with  museum admission ($5 – $7).

Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am and meet in the Fuller Garden Court.

Start your weekend early with Thursday’s Reading Comics in Public Day fun at Ada’s Technical Books:

Join Ada’s staff for a read-aloud-show-and-tell of our favorite comics with some delicious baked treats on the side.

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Sep 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 – 8pm The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937.  Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937. Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in North America, the Woodland … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 2 all-day Capitol Hill Library
ICE CREAM STORY TIMES AT THE CAPITOL HILL BRANCH AUG. 31 AND SEPT. 2 Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun as they make and eat ice cream on Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 3:00 AM 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
Sep 2 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Sep 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
Have you always wanted to learn Sign Language? Do you know someone who is Deaf and would like to communicate with them? Beginning Sign Language Class This class is for the student with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE using sign language. The … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Zhu Dang - Back Room
FEATURING Master Chef Wei-Che Hong 洪維澤 & Chef Shun-Wei Tsao 曹舜為 Enjoy an evening with visiting award-winning Taiwanese chef Wei-Che Hong as he presents the cuisine of Taiwan, which was recently named as the world’s #1 food destination by CNN. … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 3 all-day
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Sep 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Sep 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading

2 thoughts on “On the List | PAX Prime wizard pub crawl, Press Start art, East Precinct picnic, Seattle Asian Art Museum tours

  1. A year ago I happened to be sitting outside Rumba during what was (unbeknownst to me) PAX weekend. The parade of eccentric costumes wandering up the hill was highly entertaining (albeit –initially– befuddling), particularly later in the evening as it blended into lower Pike’s usual weekend tide of drag queens.

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