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.

Oct 12 – Oct 22 all-day
22nd Annual TWIST Film Festival is October 12-22, 2017 Started as the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October 1996, TWIST has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for … Continue reading
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium
Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service is pleased to welcome Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon. Seattle University’s Larry Hubbell and Joni Balter, and Crosscut’s David Kroman will talk with the candidates about important issues facing our city. Reception … Continue reading
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
A four-week study group will explore the short book Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky, based on his experience as a leader of the Russian Revolution. One hundred years later his work is a valuable resource for activists who want … Continue reading
Oct 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Mondays | 9/25/17 – 11/6/17 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Acro Yoga is a joyful blend of partner acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. This practice will get you moving in new ways as you work with others to … Continue reading
Oct 17 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Washington Hall
This Tuesday 10/17 let’s make sure the candidates know our issues and we know where they stand. When the races are close the power of our vote is increased! Register here Candidates include: Mayor: Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan City … Continue reading
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
8 Tuesdays | 10/3/17 – 11/21/17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
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. It is highly recommended that you take … Continue reading
Oct 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
6 Wednesdays | 10/4/17 – 11/8/17 | 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Build upon your previous language skills and experience in a fun, low-stress learning environment. Conducted entirely in Spanish, you’ll engage in activities designed around stories, interviews, role-plays, and … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class on 10/11/17 Tableau is a data visualization tool that helps you turn your raw data into meaningful and actionable information. Professionals in fields as diverse … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College Fine Arts Building
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern belly dance or refine your moves in this all-levels, medium-paced class. You’ll gain strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning a powerful form of artistic expression. All bodies and genders welcome. September 27 – November … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 11/15/17 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM A beginner’s level introduction to Middle Eastern belly dance. You’ll learn isolations, shimmies, combinations, and footwork. Veil and floor work will also be introduced. You will be dancing … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 19 @ 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Dance Underground
Find yourself immersed in a sound bath with Himalayan Singing Bowls infused with movement, meditation, body awareness and soul as we journey to explore the Heart Chakra. This class is for those seeking movement, meditation, and a deeper connection with … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class 11/23 Do you need to use statistics to actively and creatively solve real problems that you encounter in your personal or professional lives? Discover a … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class on 11/23 Can you speak French at an intermediate or advanced level, and have a passion for films? This class will give you the opportunity … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Emerald City Spinal Care
Come join Christy Goff, MS, Registered Dietitian, on a mission to make this holiday season healthier.  Christy has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and health promotion and coordinators a wellness program called the Living Well Alliance (LWA) out of … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Tenants stick together to win victory in Burien!   Tesa Rabbat and Anne Slater, tenants at the Hallmark apartments in Burien, will relate how they organized with their neighbors to stop a mass economic eviction at their 52-unit apartment complex … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Looking for action? Find it at a revolutionary feminist meeting Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists eager to change the world! Gathering will feature updates on current activities on fighting fascism, upcoming organizing, and plans for a delectable winter … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 21 @ 10:00 PM The Slate Theater
What: Funhouse II Created by Brian Toews Directed by Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Maddy Noonan, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro Stage Managed by Barbara Cawley Who: Funhouse Anthology A quarterly late-night play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Mr. Show, … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Oct 21 @ 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
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