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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Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Washington State Convention Center
Join YWCA for the King County Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Angélique Kidjo (three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian), as well as stories of survival, solidarity, and community from women served by YWCA. Event proceeds will benefit YWCA Seattle | … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Coastal Kitchen
Join us at Coastal Kitchen for Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 26th and Let’s Make America Gay Again! Fundraiser for LGBTQ Allyship to raise funds and awareness – in declining to sign statewide initiative 15.52 (I-1552) – Bathroom rights are … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
Seattle Audubon Society recently released an oral history book written and produced by Constance Sidles: “Caring for Birds & Nature: 100 Years of Seattle Audubon.” This is not really a book about the past, however. It is a book to … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Buddha Jewel Monastery
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Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
#LHAAFF 2017 is a four day curated experience in the heart of Seattle dedicated to celebrating Black brilliance in independent cinema. In its 14th year, the festival presents provocative films and works about the Black experience shot from an independent … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 27 @ 6:27 PM
From Lifelong Lifelong’s Dining Out For Life presented by BECU returns for its 24th year Thursday, April 27! On this day, around 80 restaurants in the Seattle area donate 30-50% of their proceeds to Lifelong’s vital programs that support people … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 27 @ 7:00 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
A night of brilliant short films that showcase a range of ideas, emotions and storytelling styles. Enjoy lively music, bubbly beverages and nibbles as we launch the 14th year of The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival! Short Films include:  DIVINE … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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Apr 28 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Conservatory Story Time! Every last Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Conservatory invite you and your 4-7 year-old(s) to Story Time! Just imagine where young minds can travel with the Conservatory as inspiration! Each month we’ll have a … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Summit
Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an upcoming Open House. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM McCaw Hall
The first festival showcasing cheese and meat (charcuterie) arrives in Seattle on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the Pacific Northwest the Cheese and Meat festival will exhibit both international and local cheese and … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Lakewood Seward Park Community Center
Kadima Radical Community Auction: The Force Awakens Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5 – 9:30 pm Lakewood Seward Park Community Center Celebrate this Star Wars themed evening with live music, a silent and live auction, and a Faces of the Moon photo … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 18th and Union
The Horse in Motion Presents Wellesley Girl By Brendan Pelsue Directed by Bobbin RamseyApril 13-29, 18th and Union West Coast Premiere The year is 2465, and little remains of the United States. For the few survivors living inside a walled … Continue reading
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
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Apr 30 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
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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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