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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Jul 7 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Jul 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Plymouth Church
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko presents its tour program in Seattle on the eve of its departure for a two-week tour of California. The program, performed by boys ages 10-14 will include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and … Continue reading
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM Re-Bar
Seattle Poetry Slam presents featured poet Matt Galant and a SLAM! RSVP on FACEBOOK!  https://www.facebook.com/events/935189189856874/ $5 8pm Doors 21 + ID required About the slam: Three rounds Elimination per round Three rules apply: Poets must perform their own ORIGINAL work … Continue reading
Jul 8 all-day University of Washington Campus. U district.
Marina Abramović hiked across the Great Wall of China to break up with her partner. Lady Gaga spent 72 hours in a giant egg to prepare for a show. Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress on Columbia University’s campus every day … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 3:00 AM 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
Jul 8 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 13 @ 5:00 PM Sharpe House
LA-based LGBTQ suitmaker Sharpe Suiting returns to Seattle for another pop-up shop from Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13 from 10AM-5PM. Stop by to meet Sharpe’s founder, Leon Wu and check out sample suits To schedule a custom suit … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 6:30 PM
1305 E Marion St. Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 18 residential units and storage for 14 bicycles. No parking will be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM Volunteer Park (across from Asian Art Museum)
Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and listen to great classical music, in one of Seattle’s best-loved summer traditions. The event begins at 7:15 with a live performance by outstanding student ensembles, followed at 8:00pm by KING-FMs live … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central Fine Arts Bldg. Room 113
Mixed-level belly dance workout, no dance experience necessary. Get fit and feel great with cardio combinations, stamina drills, technique practice, and stretching. Relieve stress, burn calories, strengthen your core, and add precision to your dance moves. Wear comfortable clothing, bring … Continue reading
Jul 8 @ 8:00 PM
1010 E. Republican Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 36 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal Not Yet Available Review Meeting July 8, 2015 8:00 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 5:00 PM – Jul 10 @ 12:00 AM Cafe Pettirosso
Join us at Cafe Pettirosso this Thursday as ten artists compete for a Grand Prize sponsored by Blue Moon Brewery during this months installment of Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 5pm and goes until midnight with plenty of booze … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM All over the Hill
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sorrento Hotel
Seattle’s urban landscape is changing fast. What does the future hold for its public spaces—the streets, plazas, and parks that shape our experience on the ground? And what lessons can we learn from past mistakes and controversies? For this panel, … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park
Celebrate summer with Volunteer Park Trust! From 6-8pm on Thursday, July 9th, we will host our third annual Summer Picnic in the Park. This year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever. On the bandstand, The Shed Boys will … Continue reading
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Jul 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Quinn's Pub
SDOT’s 2nd Friday monthly construction hub meetings rotate through various Capitol Hill establishments. This month’s meeting will be held at Quinn’s Pub on E Pike Street (see address above). Please check this calendar for future location updates!*** The City’s Access Seattle … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class 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 senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 5:30 PM – Sep 18 @ 8:30 PM RANDOM ACTS OF MUSIC 5th Year
celebrating our 5th summer series Friday mini concerts of local musicians to sign up now to perform in the summer .sign up for the Friday that works for the group .Secure your day to perform asap DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Luther Burbank Park, Area A
Join the Temple De Hirsch Sinai congregation as we welcome Shabbat in beautiful Luther Burbank Park. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic dinners, as we gather in community before and after services. Learn more and RSVP for … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 7:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
War Delays Royal Nuptials! Two noble Theban cousins, Palamon and Arcite, become prisoners of ignoble war when Athens battles Thebes. From their jail cell, the men catch sight of royal Emilia and both fall madly in love. They determine to … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Jul 11 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us in the Arboretum for some fun exploration of yoga in outdoor environments! Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners. Bring your own mat. Try it for free! Our first 2 classes are complimentary. Individual August classes are … 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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