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.

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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.

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

Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – May 21 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 4 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – May 22 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
May 1 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 5 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – May 2 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
May 1 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Maple Wood Playfield 1
the Scrub-Jays of Summit Public House enter week 3 of Industrial Softball League (ISL) play with a May Day matchup at 3p against last year’s #1 team, Moe Bar. these two squads are vying to be #1 not just in … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 2 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 6 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
What does your garden have to do with the invasive species problem in our natural areas?  We will discuss invasive species in the Pacific Northwest and what we can all do to curb new introductions and take on those species … Continue reading
May 2 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
May 3 – May 4 all-day
Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – one-day online giving event encouraging the community to donate to their favorite nonprofits at www.GiveBIG.seattlefoundation.org with the goal of raising $20 million for more than 1,500 participating organizations.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 3 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 7 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 3 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Ray Larson, UW Botanic Gardens Curator of Living Collections, will lead you on  a journey through the most interesting plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum. This walk and talk will highlight the Pacific Connections Garden, where you will find … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
If your gardening thumb is not the most perfect shade of green or not green at all, this class is for you! What do plants need? Learn about soil, composting, planting, growing from seeds. Herb and perennial gardening plus an … Continue reading
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 8 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages. The … Continue reading
May 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Please join us for a fun filled evening with Dr. Allan Armitage, Ph.D University of Georgia, who will speak to us about his gardening adventures throughout the world. Dr. “A” is a well know speaker, writer and gardener who has … Continue reading
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Elliot Bay Book Company
NYC-based legendary performance artist and eco/anti-consumerism activist Reverend Billy presents his new book and album The Earth Wants YOU: *Weds May 4th, 7pm: Seattle, WA: The Elliott Bay Book Company. 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122. kmallman@elliottbaybook.com & (206) 624-6600. … Continue reading
May 4 @ 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
May 5 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 9 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Academy Arts Center
Join us as we transform the Arts Center and STREAM Building into an Art Gallery. Showcasing work done throughout the year by all grades. Exhibit remains up May 5 – May 31.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 5 @ 8:00 PM – May 27 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … 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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