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 12 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 5:00 PM Ghost Gallery
” ‘Echoes’ is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM All Pilgrims
There has been a surge in hate crimes on Capitol Hill. This is outrageous! Our community has long been a bastion of the LGBTQ struggle – not a place where we can’t even feel safe walking home at night. We … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 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
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 4 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.* Join us for a … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 6:30 PM Seattle University PIGT Room #304
This week brings the first public test of the design proposal to create a 16-story, 288-unit, mixed-use development with parking for around 350 cars at the corner of Madison and Broadway where Capitol Hill and First Hill with its high-er-rise … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. Winning team … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Join Tracy Flynn from Welcoming Schools leading an interactive workshop about Family Diversity. “Family is the most basic element of self-identification for young children; it shapes and informs their sense of self and who they are in the world. It … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 3:30 PM Saint Mark's Catherdral
Choir of the Sound returns to Saint Mark’s Cathedral to perform a moving classical concert, featuring Missa Campana, with special guests Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier hand bell ensemble. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM The Sorrento Hotel
Harpist Monica Schley’s new project The Daphnes will debut an evening of new music, 7:30pm on March 7 at The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison St). The Daphnes are an an all-female unconventional chamber quartet featuring: Monica Schley (harp and voice); … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM 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
Mar 8 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Porchlight Coffee
Come spend an evening with Charlene Blackwell, owner of local vegan bath company Coast & Clearing, as she shares her passion for bath and body care products with you! She will be highlighting her company’s product lines, dispensing samples, and … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Poco Wine and Spirits
Answer trivia questions for cold, hard cash at the smartest way to get drunk on a Monday. Great food, better drinks, and a brain melting trivia. $2 per person Max 6 people per team Winning team wins ALL THE CASH … Continue reading
Mar 10 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading

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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