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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Feb 5 @ 4:00 PM – Feb 8 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
We have an exciting lineup of our own for Super Bowl 50! Come sample a variety of cocktails February 5-7 inspired by the Denver-Carolina matchup all weekend. Sign up for alerts about this event on Facebook.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 6 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Miller Community Center
CHS Coverage: Beyond bullying, 2016 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference is Saturday on Hill Time: Saturday, February 6th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST Host: GLSEN Washington Contact Phone: 206-330-2099 Location: Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E Seattle, WA 98122 GLSEN Washington … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
While strolling in the woods, or walking around town, are you intrigued by the tiny green plants along the way? Do you wonder exactly what they are? Here is an opportunity to take a closer look at one group of … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a 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. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Capitol Hill Cooperative Preschool
Interested in seeing our space and meeting parents and teachers?  Our Open House for 2016 will be on Saturday February 6, 2016 from 10am-noon. You can attend with or without your child. No RSVP required for attending the Open house. … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Culinary tradition and cuisine of the Middle East are vast. This course offers a broad perspective of foods from this region of the world. Learn how to make a variety of authentic classic dishes, using techniques and ingredients that are … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
FEB 6 2016 ASIAN ART MUSEUM FULLER GARDEN COURT 11 AM – 2 PM GET TICKETS Celebrate the arts and cultures of Asia on the first Saturday of most months and enjoy the best kids movies at Kids Flicks. This … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
INFERNO Mardi Gras Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us at Neighbours on February 6th from 6-10pm. DJ WildFire will be spinning the hits to keep you in that dance floor ring all evening! Located at Neighbours 1509 Broadway Seattle, WA … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 6:00 PM
Featuring special guest performer Mary Lambert Saturday, Feb 6 Doors: 6pm / VIP Reception: 6pm-7pm / Showtime: 7pm Town Hall Seattle / 1119 8th Ave General Admission: $25 / VIP: $95 Gay City is proud to present Lush Us: Gay … Continue reading
Feb 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Feb 6 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts
Renowned trombonist Stuart Dempster honors his deep history with Cornish in a concert of his own compositions Cornish faculty members Paul Taub in a solo performance and Tom Varner with students, as well as improvisations with Cornish faculty member Janice … Continue reading
Feb 7 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 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
Feb 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new 13-passenger tram at the Washington Park Arboretum. This tram will allow visitors with limited mobility to see more of the Arboretum, and will offer all riders the chance to travel … Continue reading
Feb 7 @ 7:00 PM – Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Broadcast Coffee
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Feb 7 @ 2:00 PM Chop Suey
Join us in The Den for snacks + drink specials + PUPPIES! well-behaved dogs are welcome 21+Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 7 @ 3:00 PM The Summit Building
Want a great super-bowl party AND a place where your kid(s) can play? Join us at the Summit Building on February 7th at 3pm to watch the game and let your kids play (The weekly Pike Pine Playtime is happening … Continue reading
Feb 7 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building at First Covenant Church
Looking for a place for your child to play during the rainy Seattle winter? Wanting to get to know other parents? Join other Seattle families at The Summit Building for 2 hours of fun and safe playtime on Capitol Hill! All adult-supervised … Continue reading
Feb 7 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit
Join local families with young children for a fun and safe playtime in the Summit Building! All kids ages 10 and under and accompanied by an adult are welcome!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 8 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Drop-in evening Indoor Playground with active play area and quiet preschool type room. Great place to wind down with your child or wear them out just before bedtime on Mondays.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Feldenkrais awareness is a gentle, satisfying movement based learning process conducted through vocal guidance. It is designed to reduce anxiety, improve range of motion, balance, coordination, ease and power. This movement guidance will provide students with a clearer image of … Continue reading
Feb 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture
Connie Sidles, author of Fill of Joy and local birding authority, will deliver a lecture and slide show all about bird love—when and how they court, partner, and breed. Connie will also share a story from her book. Cost: $15 … Continue reading
Feb 8 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
Feb 9 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Desert Friendly in Tucson, Arizona Powered By ECAL http://ecal.com Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Bullitt Center
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Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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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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