On the List | Valentine’s Capitol Hill Art Walk, Noir City, Capitol Hill Dandy Flea Market

Sure, we’ve seen the Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon hashtags, but here at CHS, it is all about “Snowbruary.” Find stuff to do during the second week of this month of snow and ice on the CHS Calendar (but please check on social media or by phone about cancellations and closures), or find a list of things that will warm up your soul, and perhaps your Valentine, below.

THURSDAY, Feb. 14: Whether you’re looking to escape V-day or planning on taking date night to new, artsy levels, this month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk is the place to be with a slew of promising art openings. Over at Cupcake Royale, check out I Am Andy Warhol by Seattle artist Blake Blanco, who exhibits a series of portraits painted using Andy Warhols’ Polaroids. Find heartbreak, love, bananas, and ponies at The Factory and burgers plus a concert by Tarsier Eyes during Requiem for Burgerland over at the FoodArt Collection. Various locations

Capitol Cider markets its Thursday-eve Cards Against Cupid event as an anti-Valentine’s day option, but their free hosted version of Cards Against Humanity is really another (albeit fun) pretext for Pink-hued clichés and, perhaps, meeting someone. Players will be able to write “secret” notes to other guests, drink the “50 Shades of Pink Cider” and cuddle up in the “#PrettyInPink photo booth or try the themed cocktail specials. Maybe “The Heartbreaker”?  Capitol Cider, 8 PM

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Trapped (Courtesy: Film Noir Foundation)

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21: There’s perfect timing, and then there’s Noir City Seattle, a festival of classic mid-century American noir movies, amidst a snowstorm that blanketed the city in a monochrome blanket of desolation. For six potentially dark days and nights, The Egyptian is the nexus for film noirs such as the recently-restored 35-mm thriller Trapped or a young Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss. We recommend taking a good look at the program, which also includes live music performances, trivia, burlesque performance, and a food pop-up by Chef Joshua Henderson on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SIFF Cinema Egyptian

SATURDAY, Feb. 16: “There is nothing quite like the moment when you find in a box of junk something that spikes your blood pressure, in the same way that falling in love does,” says Jack Bennett. Having lived on the Hill for nearly two decades, Bennett wanted a real flea market and basically “something walkable and wonderful to do after a few brunch mimosas.” Enter the brand-new, monthly Capitol Hill Dandy Flea Market, debuting this weekend at Vermillion, which will include multiple vintage clothing sellers, art and apparel by Jesus Mary Anne Joseph, jewelry, antiques and vintage, curiosities, drink specials and the return of the infamous “Wheel of Pain.” Vermillion, 12-6 PM

TUESDAYS through SUNDAYS: There are currently many reasons to pay a visit to the Frye Art Museum —Snow/slush outside! Free admission, always! Great art by Tschabalala Self and Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian! — but chief reason among them is “DITCH,” a performance and immersive installation headlined by Cherdonna Shinatra, the persona of Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner. The space Shinatra and members of her newly formed dance company, DONNA, have carved out is decidedly colorful, femme, queer, feminist and all-around wonderful. Check out the schedule for daily performances here.  Frye Art Museum

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Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
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