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:

Jun 7 @ 8:00 PM – Jun 29 @ 8:00 PM Gay City
In celebration of Pride Month, Play Your* Part, a young Seattle-based theater company that produces plays to reduce social inequity, presents The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts, from June 5-29 at Gay City on Capitol Hill. This … Continue reading
Jun 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 10 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Chophouse Row
Stop by the Goethe Pop Up, take a look at a variety of grand cities, historic towns, and quaint villages from every corner of Germany, and learn more about their architectural heritage. The exhibition is open from 1-7pm, Monday through Friday. … Continue reading
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 7:05 PM – 9:00 PM Sam's Tavern
Seattle Bar Trivia  Tuesdays, 7:05 PM http://seattlebartrivia.com Teams: 8 players or fewer Cost: Free Prizes: Winning team receives a $50 gift certificate; Runner-up gets $25 More fun than a barrel full of monkeys. There are six rounds featuring a picture … Continue reading
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM Office Nomads
Please join us for our June Open House! Drop in anytime between 8:30-5 to give coworking at Office Nomads a whirl for free. We’d be glad to show you around and introduce you to some of the members of Seattle’s … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Summer brings an abundance of growth and blooms…and sometimes garden problems. Managing weeds and irrigation are prime targets for attention at this time of year. Time-saving tips for proactive garden care will help gardeners find more time to enjoy their … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Vocational Institute
From the office of Lorena González Gun violence in the Central District is not a new problem. For decades, there are many new and legacy residents of the Central District who have worked to identify and implement solutions to disrupting … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion by hearing about the role of LGBTQI activists in organizing against the far right in the past and current day. Tasty supper at 6:30p for $10.00 donation. Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm New … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion Queers fired up against the far right Morgan Ahern: Founder of Lolo Diklo: Romani Against Racism. Descendant of Roma relatives who fought the Nazis in Germany. George Bakan: … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Town Hall
According to Washington State Department of Corrections’ data, more than 34% of Washington State prisoners suffer serious mental illness. The Post-Prison Education Program offers former prisoners access, support, and resources for achieving post-secondary education and reducing the risk of recidivism. Lauded … Continue reading
Jun 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM 18th & Union
A solo musical dramedy by Sara Carbone Pieces of Her is about the often magical, sometimes maddening world of professional child and adult acting. In the play Sara sings, speaks, and dances her way through over a dozen characters and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Dearborn House on First Hill (Historic Seattle HQ)
The Woman’s Century Club is a social club focused on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service. It was founded in 1891 in Seattle by Carrie Chapman Catt, who went on to co-found the League of Women Voters in … Continue reading
Jun 21 @ 1:00 PM Stumptown Coffee
Stop by for our Public Tastings each Friday. Reservations recommended: stumptowntastings.eventbrite.comShare:TweetEmailPrint
Jun 21 @ 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
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