On the List | Seattle Asian Film Festival, John Criscitello show, Neighbor Appreciation Day, Letters Aloud at 12th Ave Arts

MV5BMjI2NzQxNDEzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTg1MTU0MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_12th Ave’s Northwest Film Forum hosts the 2015 Seattle Asian Film Festival this weekend featuring 38 works including “the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans.”

“SAAFF is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the Asian American community,” according to a release on the festival.

This year’s highlights include:

  • photo-mainThe Seattle premiere of 9-Man, a documentary about a gritty, Chinese-American streetball game that’s been played competitively in the alleys and parking lots of Chinatown since the 1930s. The film captures the spirit of 9-man as players not only battle for a championship, but fight to preserve a historic game. Director Ursula Liang won the Audience Award & Special Jury Award for Best Director at the 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
  • To Be Takei, SAAFF’s opening night film, is a documentary about actor and activist George Takei’s journey from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, to social media superstar. To Be Takei was an official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
  • The Seattle premiere of Sriracha, a short documentary that tells the story of the ubiquitous, spicy sauce’s origin, its cult following, and the man behind the iconic “Rooster Sauce.” Sriracha won Best Short Film at the NYC Food Film Fest.

Tickets for individual screenings are $11 ($13 for opening night) or you can buy a festival pass for $75. Learn more at seattleaaff.org/2015/.

10696295_10152657234787335_2048076096277090179_n-400x150Meanwhile, February’s Capitol Hill art walk Thursday night brings an opening from artist John Criscitello at Vermillion. CHS featured the Woo! Girl creator late last year and we’re looking forward to seeing his latest work not pasted to a utility vault.

For a listing of all the February art walk venues and highlights, check out capitolhillartwalk.com.

For more things to do around Capitol Hill this weekend, check out the CHS Calendar — or add your event to the list.

Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 23 @ 9:00 PM
SASG Seattle Area Support Groups (Formerly Dunshee House formerly Seattle AIDS Support Group) has been holding this tree sale for 28 years with the past four years breaking sales records every year. We are one of the highest quality lots … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 17 @ 9:00 PM Erickson Theater
photos by Lance Mercer PhotographyShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day Creatura House
From the owners of the legendary Roq La Rue gallery comes a new boutique devoted to fine art and home decor ! Creatura House opens Dec 15th! Please join us for an opening night party on Dec 15th 6-8pm or … Continue reading
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day New Freeway Hall
Order by December 1st!  Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social … Continue reading
Dec 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
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM Glasswing Shop
Our fourth annual Maker’s Market is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Join us in-store to shop directly from the makers and designers themselves. This year we are hosting three local ceramic artists, each bringing one of a kind handmade … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Santa will be visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory Dec 9th and 16th!   Come by to say hello to Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wishes in the beautiful Seasonal House which will be decked out in vintage holiday … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Things will be popping at the wine shop this Saturday as we let loose the corks on five sparkling wines for the holidays. Bubbles can make any event a little brighter. Come see what fits into your holiday plans. Cune … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
MEDIA ADVISORY   Northwest Boychoir presents 39th Annual – A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 9-22, 2017   Joseph Crnko, Music Director   For Information: Maria Johnson, Executive Director 206-524-3234 maria@northwestchoirs.org     … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 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
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
The 2017 Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble presents a special holiday concert! The 30-member jazz band is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds who attend Garfield, a public high school in the Seattle School District … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Holy Rosary Church
MEDIA ADVISORY   Northwest Boychoir presents 39th Annual – A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 9-22, 2017   Joseph Crnko, Music Director   For Information: Maria Johnson, Executive Director 206-524-3234 maria@northwestchoirs.org     … Continue reading
Dec 18 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 18 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
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