On the List | Capitol Hill Station celebration, Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, APRIL Book Expo

Photo by Don Wilson Capitol Hill Station 2016

What could be more green than a new $1.9 billion light rail extension that will give thousands of people every day an alternative to driving? Saturday, celebrate the luck o’ Seattle with Sound Transit’s two parties separated by two miles of twin tunnels — and free rides all day between the festivities:

We’re kicking off U Link service with a free community celebration March 19 from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stations and train rides open at 10 a.m. Here’s a sample of what we have in store at each station:

  • Self-guided tours of University of Washington and Capitol Hill stations
  • A variety of live music, including instrumental, jazz, rock and hip-hop
  • Wave of the Future Pavilions featuring games, photo booths and more
  • Food for purchase from your favorite local food trucks
  • Farmer’s market at Capitol Hill Station
  • Free commemorative items (while supplies last).

At Capitol Hill Station, the 9 AM to 5 PM fun will include DJ Riz Rollins and street musician Pasquale Santos, giant Jenga, a temporary tattoo parlor, and a “Eurodance Party” parade (we don’t even know what that means!). You’ll be invited to take a “self guided” tour of the stations, enjoy some interpretive videos, and get your hands on special commemorative stars made from the wood of the big red construction wall.

UPDATE! This just in from Sound Transit. You might want to make sure to be at Capitol Hill Station by 10 AM for “confetti cannons” and a countdown with Mayor Ed Murray.


For St. Patrick’s, how about a very Capitol Hill wake? E Pike’s Lovecitylove will play host to the night’s Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places:

Join us at LoveCityLove’s new location on E Pike and 14th, from 6pm to midnight on March 17th for a jam-packed celebration, complete with 19 readings, 3 musical performances, short films, an art exhibit, and beer from Fremont Brewing Company!

Meanwhile, Sunday brings the final day for the 2016 APRIL literary festival, the APRIL Book Expo at Hugo House:

Meet publishers and browse books from over 50 independent presses. First 20 entrants get a free piece of APRIL swag! The bar will be open all day!

For more things to do on and around Capitol Hill or to add your own, check out the CHS Calendar.

Jun 7 @ 8:00 PM – Jun 29 @ 8:00 PM Gay City
In celebration of Pride Month, Play Your* Part, a young Seattle-based theater company that produces plays to reduce social inequity, presents The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts, from June 5-29 at Gay City on Capitol Hill. This … Continue reading
Jun 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 10 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Chophouse Row
Stop by the Goethe Pop Up, take a look at a variety of grand cities, historic towns, and quaint villages from every corner of Germany, and learn more about their architectural heritage. The exhibition is open from 1-7pm, Monday through Friday. … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 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:TweetEmailPrint
Jun 24 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM The Tin Table
Southern BBQ Deluxe! “What is the meaning of Pride? It is described as confidence and self-respect as expressed by members of a group, typically one that has been socially marginalized, on the basis of their shared identity, culture, and experience. … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Russian Community Center
Join the Seattle Swing Dance Club, one of the country’s longest running dance clubs, for the new-and-improved West Coast Swing (WCS) class series! WCS is a modern and smooth form of swing dancing with roots in Blues and Lindy Hop. … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Poco Wine + Spirits
Join us for your weekly dose of brainy drinking. – Max team size of 6. – Winning team takes home a $40 gift card!Share:TweetEmailPrint
Jun 25 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Jun 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and … Continue reading
Jun 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Jun 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
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2 thoughts on “On the List | Capitol Hill Station celebration, Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, APRIL Book Expo

    • Liberals are incapable of celebrating anything. Three stations are being built beyond that, U-Dist, Roosevelt and Northgate and the Angle Lake station at the southern end is opening in the fall supposedly. Also, climb off your high horse and take the bus like the rest of us. All the tunnels give us is superfast transit from point A to B if point A and B happen to be your travel points.