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.

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Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 23 @ 9:00 PM
SASG Seattle Area Support Groups (Formerly Dunshee House formerly Seattle AIDS Support Group) has been holding this tree sale for 28 years with the past four years breaking sales records every year. We are one of the highest quality lots … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 17 @ 9:00 PM Erickson Theater
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Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day Creatura House
From the owners of the legendary Roq La Rue gallery comes a new boutique devoted to fine art and home decor ! Creatura House opens Dec 15th! Please join us for an opening night party on Dec 15th 6-8pm or … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Low-key, high-energy social partner dancing. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each other. From 7:20-8pm  is a free lesson for total beginners in turning partner dance, ideal if you don’t even know if you want … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM St. James Cathedral
A Service of Readings & Carols Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm Combined Choirs of St. James Cathedral Cathedral Brass Dr. Paul Thornock, Music Director Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist Britten – A Ceremony of Carols (selections) Pärt – Magnificat Wachner … Continue reading
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day New Freeway Hall
Order by December 1st!  Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM Glasswing Shop
Our fourth annual Maker’s Market is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Join us in-store to shop directly from the makers and designers themselves. This year we are hosting three local ceramic artists, each bringing one of a kind handmade … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Santa will be visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory Dec 9th and 16th!   Come by to say hello to Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wishes in the beautiful Seasonal House which will be decked out in vintage holiday … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Things will be popping at the wine shop this Saturday as we let loose the corks on five sparkling wines for the holidays. Bubbles can make any event a little brighter. Come see what fits into your holiday plans. Cune … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
MEDIA ADVISORY   Northwest Boychoir presents 39th Annual – A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 9-22, 2017   Joseph Crnko, Music Director   For Information: Maria Johnson, Executive Director 206-524-3234 maria@northwestchoirs.org     … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Starts at CC Attle’s
It’s Seattle’s gay version of Santarchy/Santacon. It’s a Santa-themed bar crawl, with awesome costumes, Santas, misfit toys, and more FUN than you can shake a candy cane at! Here’s a brief lowdown on the ho-ho-hoedown: A general schedule: The plan … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
The 2017 Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble presents a special holiday concert! The 30-member jazz band is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds who attend Garfield, a public high school in the Seattle School District … 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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