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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Jul 25 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Freeway Park
Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 5:30-6:30 in Main Plaza at 6th and SenecaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 26 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Are you taking charge of your career? To create a satisfying and successful career, you have to own and invest in it. This learning series offers practical knowledge and skills for actively managing your career. During this 5-part professional boot … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Kaladi Brother's Coffee
Are you middle-aged and teen-aged? Remember Queer Nation kiss-ins? Did you have a Cold War childhood? Can you sing most Tribe 8 songs? Do you remember how ridiculous the Clinton-Lewinski scandal was… and Bill Clinton’s great tasting cigar? Was reading … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Freeway Park
Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 12-1pm in Upper Plaza on the grassy lawn adjacent to Washington State Convention CenterShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central Fine Arts Building
Build strength, flexibility, and stamina through a fun, fast-paced bellydance-based workout. You’ll learn basic moves and combine them into cardio combos in this low-impact fitness class. Appropriate for all levels of dancers. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and 2-lb … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Improve your pronunciation while studying some of the great French poets from the late 19th century to today. Starting with Baudelaire and Rimbaud and continuing through Apollinaire, Reverdy, Valéry, Bonnefoy and others, we will learn about traditional French meter and … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park Bandstand
The Seattle Chamber Music Society is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The SCMS Summer Festival runs the entire month of July in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall and features a FREE concert at Volunteer Park in the … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
 Climate Scientists Use Big Data To Respond To Acidification Die Off The Washington state legislature asked UW scientists for help when infant oysters began dying in record numbers reportedly from increased acidity in Pacific Northwest waters. Parker MacCready Ph.D., is … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Community College Fine Arts
Refine your belly dance technique and learn a choreography in this unique six-week session. One quarter of previous belly dance experience is recommended. Students will have the optional opportunity to perform at a belly dance show on August 13.  >> Register … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freeway Park
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Are you planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country in the near future? If so, join us for this introductory class, which covers pronunciation, conversation and helpful expressions to use while traveling. We’ll also listen to Latin American music and … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 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 28 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Types: Community Neighborhoods: Alki/Admiral,Arbor Heights,Ballard,Beacon Hill,Belltown,Broadview/Bitter Lake,Capitol Hill,Cascade/Eastlake/South Lake Union,Cedar Park/Meadowbrook,Central Area/Squire Park,Citywide,Columbia City,Delridge/North Delridge,Downtown Commercial Core,Duwamish/SODO,East of Seattle,Fauntleroy/Morgan Junction/Seaview,First Hill,Fremont,Georgetown,Green Lake,Greenwood/Phinney Ridge,Haller Lake,High Point,Highland Park,Interbay,Judkins Park,Lake City/Olympic Hills/Victory Heights,Laurelhurst/Sand Point,Licton Springs,Madison Park,Madrona/Leschi,Magnolia,Miller Park,Montlake/Portage Bay,Mt. Baker/North Rainier,North Beach/Blue Ridge,North … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 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 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Optimism Brewing Co.
  Former UW decathlete, Jeremy Taiwo, is headed to the Olympics, let’s show him Seattle’s support! Born in Renton, Jeremy is proudly representing Washington in Rio. Jeremy needs our help, he has a gofundme page to raise money to pay … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Hing Hay Park
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Jul 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Pilar O’Connell *Every Thursday is PWYC *There will be a PWYC Industry Night on Monday, August 8 Nadia is a recovering alcoholic who is being haunted by her dead lover. Sheila is an aging social worker whose greatest … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 8:15 PM – 11:00 PM Asian Art Museum
8:15 pm Live music with The Jelly Rollers. 9 pm Film: True Grit (2010) in this version redefines girl power in the western film genre, with outstanding cinematography in a dusty and muted palette. Set in 1878 Arkansas, with a … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM WAshington Park Arboretum
Twilight Tram Tours present you with a new exclusive tour experience, learning about the history and night-life of the Washington Park Arboretum in summer. Twilight is that quiet time between afternoon and evening where people-activity in the Arboretum quiets down … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
Considered to be the most comprehensive of all the yogas, Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation and deep relaxation to awaken the mind, body, and being. During this inspiring class, you will learn how to find inner … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
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Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
Join Volunteer Park Trust to explore Volunteer Park’s history and its design by the famous Olmsted Brothers, with its many astounding architectural elements, including: The Art Deco Seattle Asian Art Museum Conservatory Water Tower Reservoir Historic Lakeview Cemetery and other … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Please join us at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Gift Shop at 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle , Wa. for a book signing from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Pamela Bradburn will be autographing her book, The Visitation and Other Biblical Poetry. Light refreshments will be … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Pilar O’Connell *Every Thursday is PWYC *There will be a PWYC Industry Night on Monday, August 8 Nadia is a recovering alcoholic who is being haunted by her dead lover. Sheila is an aging social worker whose greatest … 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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