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:

Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – Jun 24 @ 9:30 PM Russian Community Center
Join the Seattle Swing Dance Club, one of the country’s longest running dance clubs, for the new-and-improved West Coast Swing (WCS) class series! WCS is a modern and smooth form of swing dancing with roots in Blues and Lindy Hop. … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Country Doctor Dental Clinic
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Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Chen Taijiquan & Qigong – Capitol Hill/Central Monday & Thursday evenings, 6:00pm-7:15pm, at Wise Orchid’s Studio, 2002 E. Union St. In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Works Seattle
One of the coolest things about plants is their adaptability. Did you know some plants can even live without their roots buried in soil?! These types of plants are great subjects for mounting. Mounted plants are an impressive display, creating … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM OQ
Join us for a short lecture and still-life drawing lesson with visual artist, Adrienne Bell-Koch, as we discuss the intersection between the biology of sight and art. All supplies will be provided, and all ages are welcome. Snacks and drinks … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM Northwest Film Forum
(Bill Gunn, US, 1973, 1h 50m) ** New restoration! ** “A blood-soaked masterpiece. One of the most profound, surreal, and horrifying love stories ever made.” – Complex Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) and Marlene Clark star in this enduring … Continue reading
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Annex Theatre
The Devil and Sarah Blackwater Book by Anthea Carns, Music & Lyrics by Lauren Freman Directed by Madison Jade-Jones and Sam Ro Singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwater’s tour is rudely interrupted when the Devil comes calling about a debt: The eternal soul … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Feb 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Annex Theatre
The Devil and Sarah Blackwater Book by Anthea Carns, Music & Lyrics by Lauren Freman Directed by Madison Jade-Jones and Sam Ro Singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwater’s tour is rudely interrupted when the Devil comes calling about a debt: The eternal soul … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Works Seattle
Pickling isn’t just for cucumbers! Cucumbers might be the classic, but all kinds of veggies (and fruits!) can be pickled to add some tang, crunch, or even spice to your plate. We’ll walk you through the process from beginning to … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Black History Month Forum 2019 Fighting Racism on the Job Speakers: Markisha Dixon Protech union Local 17 and Seattle Silence Breaker member standing up to race and sex discrimination facing workers at the City of Seattle. Tamasha Emedi Teacher at … Continue reading
Feb 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Annex Theatre
The Devil and Sarah Blackwater Book by Anthea Carns, Music & Lyrics by Lauren Freman Directed by Madison Jade-Jones and Sam Ro Singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwater’s tour is rudely interrupted when the Devil comes calling about a debt: The eternal soul … Continue reading
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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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