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.

Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
#LHAAFF 2017 is a four day curated experience in the heart of Seattle dedicated to celebrating Black brilliance in independent cinema. In its 14th year, the festival presents provocative films and works about the Black experience shot from an independent … Continue reading
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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Apr 30 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Madrona Arms
Join Crooked Trails for good company, cheap drinks and a super fun night of trivia that will take you around the world. $1 pints and food specials for players. Fantastic prizes for winners! Suggested Donation of $10 per player. All proceeds … Continue reading
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Capitol Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library
The Get Engaged program is a collaborative program of the Accelerator YMCA and the City of Seattle, dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs. The application link will … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
May is bike month, so come on out and get your bike ready to ride. We’ll show some basic bicycle maintenance techniques, e.g. fixing a flat tire, adjusting brakes, lubing/replacing a chain, truing a wheel. You can bring your bike … Continue reading
May 3 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
May 4 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building
Are you considering biking to work but you’re not sure how to get started? Join Commute Seattle for our FREE Bike Commuting 101 seminar where you’ll to learn about: Bike selection, clothing, and gear Safety, etiquette, and the rules of … Continue reading
May 4 @ 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
May 5 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
First Friday Forum: Unions vs. Trump’s Agenda: How can labor take the offensive? Friday, May 5, 7pm $3 door/students $1 • Desserts & snack plates $2.50 – $7 • Doors open 6:30pm Speakers – Liza Campbell is a teacher at … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Buddha Jewel Monastery
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May 6 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Washington Park Arboretum
Our weekly two-hour classes for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers engage the senses with hands-on activities, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and group games based around a theme that changes every week. Classes run Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Registration is … Continue reading
May 6 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
May 6 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM The SweatBox
Yoga Nidra, also known as “Dream Yoga” or “Psychic Sleep” is a transformative yoga practice that reduces stress and anxiety. Class begins with 30 minutes of light restorative yoga postures to help prepare the body for a 30 minute guided meditation that is practiced lying down … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni on Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Tárrega, Bogdanovic, Domeniconi, and music composed for her by  Ourkouzounov. “Antigoni Goni … Continue reading
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM East West Bookshop
Join local author, REBECCA CLIO GOULD,  to learn how to live with energy and vitality flowing through you by cultivating your sexual energy to help you make better choices for your life. Gold medal winner of the 2017 IPPY Awards … Continue reading
May 8 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
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