On the List | Egyptian returns, Men in Dance, blessing of the animals, Zero Landfill Upcycle

siff egyptianWelcome back SIFF to the Egyptian Theatre this weekend and see a movie for free with a receipt from a Capitol Hill business. Here’s what to expect. The grand opening weekend films are favorites from the Egyptian’s past and include Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blood Simple, and more. See details on the free admission deal and the full screening schedule here.

The Men in Dance showcase on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Broadway Performance Hall features performances designed by exceptional choreographers specifically for male performers.

8445622541_8bec1b1a9c_oThe annual St. Francis Sunday and Blessing of Animals is this Sunday at St. Mark’s Cathedral. “Animal friends are invited to join their humans in church at the 8 am, 9 am, and 11 am liturgies. Stuffed animals are also welcome as are photos of pets who would not find coming to church a blessed experience. At the end of each liturgy, priests will be available to offer your pet a blessing.”

IMG_0190Have an upcycle project in mind, or the imagination to transform objects into something new? The annual Seattle Zerolandfill Upcycle event is happening at Miller Park Community Center on Saturday, 9am – 6pm. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

The Interior Design & Architecture community collects expired and unwanted material samples for reuse and creative upcycling by educators, artists, and crafters. Last year we diverted several tons of material from the waste stream. You’ll find samples of fabric, carpet, wall covering, wood, tile, stone, glass, rubber, vinyl, laminate, and much more to add to your personal collection or to complete your next project.” Organizers recommend bringing your own bags or a box.

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

Free Trivia Night @ Poco Wine + Spirits
Sep 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Free Trivia Night @ 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!

Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Loft
Sep 17 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft @ 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 and build your alignment, balance, and focus. Come and expand your strength and flexibility- physically AND mentally. Appropriate for all levels. 80 degrees. This class takes place in The SweatBox Loft and pre-registration is encouraged. Please pre- register and use code 9642 and follow signs to get to The SweatBox Loft space for this class.

End of Day: American Oil Painting Around 1900 @ Frye Art Museum
Sep 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

John Henry Twachtman. Dunes Back of Coney Island, ca. 1880. Oil on canvas. 13 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. Frye Art Museum, 1956.010.

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 a sense of nostalgia for what was perceived to be a simpler American era.

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation @ Frye Art Museum
Sep 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Image: Madeline Courant Rathbun

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.

Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola @ Frye Art Museum
Sep 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Toyin Ojih Odutola. Birmingham (left, center, right), 2014. Four-color lithograph with gold leaf. 24 x 16 ½ in. each. Frye Art Museum, Purchased with funds provided by Seattle Art Fair, additional funds provided by Frye Art Museum Director’s Discretionary Fund, 2018.007.01-.03

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 sitter is seen obliquely or from multiple, unusual angles within one composition.

Downtime at Lunchtime- Yoga Nidra Every Tuesday at Noon @ The SweatBox Loft
Sep 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Downtime at Lunchtime
Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging and it’s possible to find this even during your short lunch hour. iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra helps you tap into a place that is calm – even when life is not. Spend an hour doing Yoga Nidra Tuesdays at noon at The SweatBox Loft. Use code 9642 to access Loft door. Studio is at the top of ramp to the right.
iRest Yoga Nidra, is a deeply restorative, often contemplative and revelatory practice. During this guided meditation you will focus on body and breath sensing as well as welcoming all sensations just as they come. Some people use iRest to relax when life gets busy. Others use it to help heal from: serious trauma, stress, insomnia, depression, PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency.
No matter what you are coming for, research shows iRest meditation helps:
• Increase happiness
• Decrease stress, anxiety, and depression
• Improve sleep
• Increase energy
• Strengthen your resilience to deal with day-to-day life
Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Sep 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ 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 yang style like Bikram or Vinyasa because Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Appropriate for all levels. Yin Yoga is held in The SweatBox Loft. Use code 9642 to access Loft. Studio is at the top of ramp to the right. Y

Tuesday Trivia @ Sam’s Tavern @ Sam's Tavern
Sep 17 @ 7:05 PM – 9:00 PM

Seattle Bar Trivia

 Tuesdays, 7:05 PM

Teams:8 players or fewer
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 round and a music round, and several chances to win free pints. Enter to win a tasty beverage by answering the weekly question at SeattleBarTrivia.com.

Rebel Saints Meditation Society-Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Mindfulness Meditation Practice on Tuesday Nights in the heart of Capitol Hill… All levels of practice welcome. Learn to practice mindfulness meditation techniques and how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through these revolutionary practices. All teachings are freely offered. 10$ suggested donation. Support your local meditation society.

Kabbalah And Coffee @ Contact for Location
Sep 17 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

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 and others. The Tanya is a roadmap to a deep, meaningful and spiritual life.

Topics for the upcoming classes:

February 6th: The Complex Life We Experience, part 2
February 13th: Living in the Now
February 20th: The Best Version of Yourself

To join, please email chabadofcapitolhill@gmail.com

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