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.

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Feb 16 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Works Seattle
Punch needle weaving is taking the craft world by storm. Come learn what all the buzz is about and create your own work of modern art! We’ll teach you how to use a punch needle tool, everything you need to … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence guided by a moderator. Designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Dance Underground
Rangeela Dance Company  PRESENTS….. Learn How To Dance Bollywood & Bhangra w/ DJ Prashant! $30 Pre Register // $35 Door Join us for a day dedicated to Bollywood & Bhangra music & dance in Seattle, WA. Dance Workshop: Saturday, February 16, … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Optimism Brewing Company
We’re celebrating our third birthday and we want to celebrate it with you! We’ll have free glass giveaways (while supplies last), which you can use to cheers our brand new TRIPLE HAZY IPA with. We’ll also have raffles for amazing … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Barolo as we know it today was first made in the early 19th century by the Marchese Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo and his wife, Giulia. The wine from their estate soon became known as “the wine from Barolo”. The … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Hopvine Pub
Comedy show featuring Seattle’s best local comedians. 3 comedians doing their best material. Show is FREE. Enjoy a beer, artisanal sandwiches & laugh out loud. Doors open at 7:30! RSVP on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/300120830860865/ Featuring comedians in February: Alyssa Yeoman, Jamal … Continue reading
Feb 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Annex Theatre
The Devil and Sarah Blackwater Book by Anthea Carns, Music & Lyrics by Lauren Freman Directed by Madison Jade-Jones and Sam Ro Singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwater’s tour is rudely interrupted when the Devil comes calling about a debt: The eternal soul … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Works Seattle
Come and explore your prickly side while you brush up on watercolor basics. We’ll provide the paint, brushes, and paper, as well as an assortment of adorable cactuses in different shapes and sizes. We will go over basic watercolor technique, … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Michael Powers was born in New York City in 1960, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. His musical career began as therapy, when at the age of 15 he took up strumming the guitar to strengthen his wrist … Continue reading
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more … Continue reading
Feb 18 @ 10:00 AM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.  The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western … Continue reading
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Chen Taijiquan & Qigong – Capitol Hill/Central Monday & Thursday evenings, 6:00pm-7:15pm, at Wise Orchid’s Studio, 2002 E. Union St. In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, … Continue reading
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – Jun 24 @ 9:30 PM Russian Community Center
Join the Seattle Swing Dance Club, one of the country’s longest running dance clubs, for the new-and-improved West Coast Swing (WCS) class series! WCS is a modern and smooth form of swing dancing with roots in Blues and Lindy Hop. … Continue reading
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Annex Theatre
The Devil and Sarah Blackwater Book by Anthea Carns, Music & Lyrics by Lauren Freman Directed by Madison Jade-Jones and Sam Ro Singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwater’s tour is rudely interrupted when the Devil comes calling about a debt: The eternal soul … Continue reading
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
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