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.

Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Aug 8 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Summer Sale at The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks. Many lovely gifts on sale for 50% off. Come and shop our sale and support a great cause!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Everyone Welcome! Workers are under attack on virtually every front–wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions. How do we fight back? In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca St.
Come see for yourself why Bright Horizons® is the perfect place for children to learn, explore, and grow! • Meet our engaging teachers • Visit our bright and beautiful classrooms • Learn about our world-class curriculum • Discover how your … Continue reading
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bright Horizons at Seneca St.
Come see for yourself why Bright Horizons® is the perfect place for children to learn, explore, and grow! • Meet our engaging teachers • Visit our bright and beautiful classrooms • Learn about our world-class curriculum • Discover how your … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Miller Playfield
Join us for a Bike Rodeo, Music, Food and Scavenger Hunt on August 18th at Miller Park near the new Meany Middle School! We’ll kickoff the school year and help families learn bike safety and skills and find the safest routes … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM St. James Cathedral
Program: J.S. Bach, arr. Hebble – Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott Mozart, arr. Dupré – Fantasie in F minor, K. 608 Vierne – Berceuse, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31, No. 19 Franck – … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more! SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Parental Advisory? Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you’ll have when you do! When parents say … Continue reading
Aug 19 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Bobby Morris Soccer Field
Welcome to Verve’s Summer Yoga Series! Join us for a 60 minute, all levels yoga class with Dominique Scott, RYT 200, followed by a custom Acai Bowl. Time: 8-9am Cost: $20 (Acai Bowl included) Meet us in the NW corner … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 12:00 AM Summit Public House
Founded in 2017, Mercer X Summit Block Party is a free all-ages music festival held on the Intersection of Summit and Mercer in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The goal of Mercer X Summit is to create an … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This weekend we are back in Spain.  Saturday we’ll be pouring four Spanish wines that run the gamut from a crisp Albarino to a rich old vine Grenache.  For dessert, we’ll slip across the border into Portugal for a bit … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center - Print Studio
Come out and help print postcards at our third Screenprinting Work Party. We’ve enlisted a group of artists to create postcard designs of positive resistance that address issues including affordable healthcare, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and climate change. … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
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