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.

Jun 1 @ 7:30 PM – Jul 1 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno directed by Paul Budraitis ​June 1-July 1, 2017 Mainstage at 12th Avenue Arts Featuring Company Members Sunam Ellis, Brenda Joyner, Peter Dylan O’Connor and Evan Whitfield. In The Realistic Joneses, we … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:30 PM Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, role the dice and see … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 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 28 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center
This session will focus on insect pests and diseases that impact the health of landscape and native conifers in our region, including rusts, twig and needle blights, needle casts, scales, adelgids, bark beetles, and moths. We will examine samples in … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Optimism Brewery
You’re invited to the Transit Rider Celebration of  the summer! We’re wrapping up Ride Transit Month with prizes, swag, and more! Join Transportation Choices & Commute Seattle on Thursday, June 29th, as we combine two of our favorite things: public transportation … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Are you interested in learning how you can incorporate cannabis health products into your massage therapy practice? During this informative workshop, you’ll: Learn how to identify products with .3% or less of THC Determine which conditions would benefit from these … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM West Coast Armory Indoor Range
If cost/transportation is an issue for you, please let us know. We can work with you to enable you to attend. Range Prices: BRONZE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP $35 Unlimited Access 20 yard pistol bay $15.00 per visit – no time limit … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 10:30 PM – Jul 2 @ 12:30 AM The Eclectic Theater
Funhouse, an anthology play series Created by Brian Toews Produced and directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, and Chris Quilici ———- Funhouse is an anthology play series featuring work from writers with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Like a funhouse, … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM InArtsNW
  She’s Still At Large!! “Chainsaw” Announces Encore Performances – Fri. June 23 & 30, 8pm Producers announce Mark “Mom” Finley’s new one-man show Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! which recently played to packed audiences at INArtsNW (1633 17th Ave.) … Continue reading
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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Jul 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Mondays | 6/26/2017 – 8/14/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as easy to setup as … Continue reading
Jul 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Labor History: A key to unlocking workers’ power today Isn’t it time to fight back? This class series is an instrument for doing just that. Participants will study past achievements and failures, traditions and innovations, to understand how workers got … Continue reading
Jul 4 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Prepare yourself for real-life conversations in Spanish at the advanced level. During this class, you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture through: Listening to podcasts in Spanish … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Bill's Off Broadway
Wed. July 5th, 2017 6-8 pm Maritime Pacific Brewery The first Wed. of each month is Brewer’s Night at Bill’s where we offer select craft beers from one of our local breweries, along with a chance to win fabulous prizes. … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Explore your creativity in this inspiring class designed to make use of all of your senses! During this dynamic, hands-on class, you’ll crawl under the surface of different … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM Plymouth Church
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko will present seven public concerts in California July 5 – 16 as part of its two-week 2017 California Concert Tour. Performances include concerts in Seattle, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Ventura, Beverly Hills, … Continue reading
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