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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Aug 24 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 25 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 12th Ave Arts Lobby
Join the City of Seattle, Capitol Hill Housing and Commute Seattle at a fun public Transportation Fair and get all of the information you need to make your trips around the city more convenient, affordable, and sustainable. • Learn about … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM BBVA Compass Stadium
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Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
How bad will forest fires be in the future? Will the snowpack be enough for the  ski season, and will it supply enough water to last the summer? Diana Gergel, Graduate Fellow, Northwest Climate Science Center, will speak on global … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM St. Mark's
The Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers are returning to Seattle on another Totem Pole Journey! Join Lummi Nation House of Tears carvers with Earth Ministry/WAIPL at St. Mark’s Cathedral to bless Q’al, a healing Totem Pole that honors our … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM the University, Union and Boylston pavement park
On Thursday, August 25th from 6:00- 8:00pm, FHIA is bringing the rural to the urban with a petting zoo in First Hill’s pavement park! Join us at the University, Union and Boylston pavement park to behold (and hold) wonderful barnyard … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
H / W: Home Home Team: Seattle Seahawks Visiting Team: Dallas Cowboys Stadium: CenturyLink Field Stadium Information: http://centurylinkfield.com TV: Q13 FOX Link: http://Seahawks.com/Schedule Schedule subject to change. Please check Seahawks.com for the latest dates and times.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day
The 3rd annual Seattle Acoustic Festival is happening in the last weekend of August, and is going to be a 3-day event, featuring a ton of great, talented artists. Purchase tickets now and check out our artists atwww.seattleacousticfestival.com. Pay what you … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE is Friday & Saturday, August 26th & 27th 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store on sale at 25%, 50%, 75% or 95% off. BAG SALE is Saturday, August 27th ONLY opening at 11:00 am. Fill … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 27 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 8:30 PM
The Fierce Awakens! Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! The fierce awakens in these outer-space tales, Friday nights in August! All screenings begin at sunset (around 8:30pm) at the SE … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 9:00 PM – Aug 27 @ 1:00 AM LoFi Performance Gallery
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Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Rhein Haus
The morning begins with an hour long, all levels, Yoga practice. Following our practice we will enjoy a Woodford Reserve craft cocktail and some lite snacks. Once we have finished up our cocktails and snacks, we will have an opportunity … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 10:30 AM Douglass-Truth Library
Basic Income Action Seattle is hosting an information session to raise awareness about the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all. A basic income could end poverty, give us all more freedom, and replace much of the bureaucratic safety … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Enchant Vertical Dance
Have you been curious about taking pole dance classes? Have you been thinking of trying it, but don’t want to commit to a 5-week series without knowing what to expect? This one-time intro workshop will give you a taste of … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE is Friday & Saturday, August 26th & 27th 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store on sale at 25%, 50%, 75% or 95% off. BAG SALE is Saturday, August 27th ONLY opening at 11:00 am. Fill … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 2:00 PM
This is it: the third annual Pizza Crawl! For those who weren’t there with us in previous years: a pizza crawl is like a pub crawl, but instead of pubs we go to a string of pizza parlors. In-between the … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 28 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy: THE TEMPEST Directed by Tom Dang 7PM – 9PM Aug 19th – 21st Aug 24 – 28th Aug 31st – Sept 3rd @ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Hing Hay Park
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Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 29 @ 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
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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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