On the List | AIDS walk, Local Sightings film fest, last ride on the 47, Cal Anderson ice cream, Banned Books in Drag, Faerie Fest

Autumn has arrived but there’s only a low chance of rain this weekend–which is a Good Thing, because Much Stuff is happening right outside your door.

DownRiver_245The Local Sightings Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum opens on Thursday and runs through next Saturday, October 4th. While most films, discussions, and classes require a ticket or pass, there are a few free events: “Feeling Time”  is a lobby installation of short films on Friday 6:30 – 8pm, there’s a student showcase at 3pm on Sunday, and a coloring book happy hour on Tuesday at 6pm. Find out more about the 17th annual festival in our interview with the festival program manager and see the detailed schedule here.

Seattle Sketch Fest moves from the Greenwood neighborhood to Annex Theatre to conclude the annual event which “brings the best sketch comedians from around the world and pairs them with local favorites.” One show on Friday night, two shows on Saturday night. More info and tickets here.

cal anderson ice creamRide the last bus of route 47 on Friday with your Summit Ave I-5 Shores friends and neighbors. Meet at The Lookout at 9:30pm.

Free ice cream! Hit up the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House 12 – 2pm on Saturday and talk with Parks Department reps and members of the Cal Anderson Park Alliance about how to help the neighborhood front lawn park thrive.

*Books pictured have not been banned.

*Books pictured have not been banned, nor are they titillating.

In honor of Banned Books Week, Seattle Public Library is hosting Banned! Books in Drag at Neighbors Saturday at 6:30pm. “Some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comedians will give performances inspired by their favorite works of literature. Check out our collection of titillating fiction, find your next great read or sit back and enjoy a combination of drag and literature that is too hot to have in a library building!” This free event is for 21 and over.

The annual Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run begins and ends at Volunteer Park on Saturday. See the route (it may affect your driving plans) and find out more about the Lifelong organization’s move to E Pike.

Also Saturday, join the Central Area Block Party and a celebration of 100 years at Douglass-Truth Library. Details here.

GnomeAnd last but not least, the 3rd annual Seattle Faerie Festival, “an event of all things faerie, elven and magical offering a realm of live music, arts, food, vendors and theater inspired by fairy history and tradition.”  Get your picture taken with the Seattle Garden Gnome, ride the ponies, learn to twist a balloon, and more. This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Sep 24 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Sep 24 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Seed Company
Drop in between 5pm and 7pm for sips and succulents, a hands-on happy hour. We’ll provide an array of succulents for you to choose from, plus soil and cute pots so you can plant your own. Plus, we’ll teach you everything … Continue reading
Sep 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Rachel Fitzsimmons adores Christmas: the carols on the radio, giving gifts, the sound and smell of snow. She is absolutely euphoric one Christmas Eve until her husband Tom confesses he’s taken a contract out on her life. This news forces … Continue reading
Sep 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Poco Wine + Spirits
Join us for your weekly dose of brainy drinking. – Max team size of 6. – Winning team takes home a $40 gift card!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Sep 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Emerald City CrossFit
• Learn how to lift weights safely with proper technique. • Strength train with others who share your goals in a fun, supportive and motivating environment. • Increase your muscle and improve definition focusing on appropriate levels of progression to train the entire body. … Continue reading
Sep 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Sep 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Cloud Room
Want stellar insights into the key opportunities and challenges that the next few months offer us both personally and collectively? Then join Stephanie Gailing, the Cloud Room’s astrologer-in-residence, for an AstroSalon in which we’ll explore the astrological landscape of fall. … Continue reading
Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
7 Tuesdays, September 25-November 6, 2018, 7-9:30pm  The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works, and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media, such as watercolor. … Continue reading
Sep 25 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Contact for Location
Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for our weekly Kabbalah and Coffee Tanya – A Masterpiece of Chassidic wisdom written by Rabbi Shneur Zalmen of Liadi (1745 – 1812). Based on the Kabbalistic works of the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Mindfulness Meditation will happen on select Wednesdays during the summer. Dates are as follows: May 30, June 13 & 27, July 11, August 8 & 22, September 19 Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any … Continue reading
Sep 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
Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Seed Company
Herbs are a simple way to add fresh, seasonal flavors to your food. Come learn how to take your cooking to the next level with infused oils, vinegars, compound butters, and herbal salts. Side benefit – these creations make great … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Autumn is a dynamic season in the garden. Many plants are heading into dormancy, while others are in a period of active growth. Doing the right gardening tasks now can set the stage for next year’s garden: adding new plants … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
This class aims to remove the mystery from monitoring and adaptive management. Class attendees will gain an overview of elements of ecological restoration monitoring and adaptive management concepts to monitor, gauge, and sustain more successful ecological restoration projects. They will … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us at the Washington Park Arboretum for Family Nature Class! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Emerald City CrossFit
• Learn how to lift weights safely with proper technique. • Strength train with others who share your goals in a fun, supportive and motivating environment. • Increase your muscle and improve definition focusing on appropriate levels of progression to train the entire body. … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Seed Company
You’ve no doubt noticed those delicate greens garnishing dishes at restaurants all over town… Microgreens, those tiny, cute, and tasty leafy greens – are the latest trend in food. There’s a reason why microgreens are beloved by chefs – they … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Cloud Room
At a double-bill evening of city planning poetry & city-themed pop songs, veteran local politics reporter-turned-government-speechwriter Josh Feit will read from his latest collection of poems, trading sets with jazz club duo Emily Westman (piano) and Annie J (torch-song vocals) … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Rachel Fitzsimmons adores Christmas: the carols on the radio, giving gifts, the sound and smell of snow. She is absolutely euphoric one Christmas Eve until her husband Tom confesses he’s taken a contract out on her life. This news forces … Continue reading
Sep 28 – Oct 7 all-day
The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) is the largest South Asian film festival in the United States. Now in its 13th year, TSAFF 2018 is a 10-day festival of thought-provoking films & forums on South Asia and its diaspora, to engage viewers to … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM Championship Field
Join Redhawks fans as Seattle U Women’s Soccer faces Cal Baptist at 7:00 p.m. The Division I Redhawks give fans the opportunity to watch elite-level soccer at a family-friendly price. Discounts available for youth, seniors, military, and groups. Buy tickets … Continue reading
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