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 8 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Summer Sale at The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks. Many lovely gifts on sale for 50% off. Come and shop our sale and support a great cause!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Everyone Welcome! Workers are under attack on virtually every front–wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions. How do we fight back? In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE: Friday & Saturday, August 25th & 26th, 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store will be reduced 25% – 95% OFF! From casual to couture – clothing size 14 & up, shoes size 8 & up … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join Environmental Works in Capitol Hill on the corner of 15th Avenue and Harrison St on August 25th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. We will be asking you what you envision for 15th Avenue as part of National Community Design Day! … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 11:30 PM
Year 4 of the Seattle Acoustic Festival is happening! August 25th and 26th. Here is our incredible, full line-up of beautiful artists: Friday, August 25th Fellowship Hall: Paul Mauer and the Silence (6:30); SeaStar (7:30); Animals of Grace (8:30);Sarah St. Albin (9:30); Devin Sinha (10:30); Tiny Messengers (11:30). Sanctuary: The Eiffel Power (7:00); Kristin … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 8:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Parental Advisory? Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you’ll have when you do! When parents say … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pistil Books
Thousands of books in all categories – fiction, science, history, biography, art, how-to, nature, poetry, architecture, and more. Paperbacks $1 Hardbacks $2 Come on by and say hello.  Free lemonade. Book Sale will be re-scheduled in the event of rain.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Mixed Media Watercolor Painting  Saturday, August 26, 11am-2:30pm Attendees will create a 5 x 7 mixed media/watercolor painting with non-toxic and naturally pigmented watercolors, botanical and collage elements, such as leaves, pressed flowers, seeds and paper on Aqua Board.  Aqua … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Iron Goat Trail
On February 28, 1910, the small rail station of Wellington, Washington, was in lock-down after almost a fortnight of blizzard conditions that had left the area buried in an impassable layer of snow. Despite the best efforts of depot workers, two trains remained … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM Linda's Tavern
While we’ve had to adhere to a strict yearlong regimen of electrolytes and Advil to shake off the hangover from last year’s Linda’s Fest, we here at Linda’s Tavern are delighted to once again bring you the RADDEST FREE SHOW … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Celebrate Women’s Rights Day and mark the golden jubilee of a multi-racial revolutionary feminist group that’s as kickass now as when formed in 1967. Hear about RW’s intersectional activism and be part of the stepped-up resistance today! -Toasts from local … Continue reading
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM LoFi
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Aug 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Women’s Rights Day event: Celebrate 50 years of Revolutionary Feminism Join community activists at a working-class gala to commemorate Radical Women’s 50 years of organizing and to inspire for the battles ahead. Sat., Aug.26, 7:30p-Dinner at 6pm for $10 donation. … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Bobby Morris Soccer Field
Welcome to Verve’s Summer Yoga Series! Join us for a 60 minute, all levels yoga class with Dominique Scott, RYT 200, followed by a custom Acai Bowl. Time: 8-9am Cost: $20 (Acai Bowl included) Meet us in the NW corner … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SIGN UP HERE Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2017 is August 27th!: Please consider rallying around the date for your own sale anywhere on the Hill — or sign up for a $10 community space to join us in CAL ANDERSON … Continue reading
Aug 27 @ 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 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Open to new and continuing students, this 10 week class is focused toward balance and improved coordination. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood … Continue reading
Aug 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day Holiday Inn
Gynecologic cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that originate from the reproductive organs. There are several types of Gynecologic cancer which include cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, Vaginal and vulvar Cancer. 2nd International Congress on Contemporary Issues in Women Cancers and Gynecologic Oncology 2017 … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 29 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
Aug 30 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … 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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