On the List | Wink Doughnuts pop-up, Pine Box birthday, hula hoop at the Century Ballroom

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The sun’s out, so the city is collectively freaking out/shedding clothes at an astonishing pace/coming back to life. Lumbersexuals and locals who prefer gloomy Northwest weather can work out anger issues regarding impending spring and summer at Blade & Timber, a newly opened axe-throwing bar on Broadway. During opening weekend, groups dressed entirely in flannel get a discount, and social-media savvy axe-perts could win free axe-throwing for a year. We’ve lined up more of this week’s best events on the list below. Find more events on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, March 21: Those who don’t know comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish must have lived under a big, grim rock for the past couple of years. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. That year, Vanity Fair also called her “the funniest person alive right now.” Check in to see whether that still rings true on Thursday at the Paramount. Paramount, 7.30 PM

FRIDAY, March 22: There are three kinds of people: The ones who see each birthday as cause for celebration, those who see it as just another step towards the final resting place, and then the last group, joyfully dancing to the grave. The Pine Box, Capitol Hill’s première beer hall housed in a former funeral parlor, falls into the latter. “It’s time again to put one more nail in the coffin,” reads the invitation to their 7th-anniversary party this Friday. The Pine Box will release their 7th-anniversary beer brewed with Firestone Walker Brewing Co., The 7th Nail, for the occasion. The Pine Box, 3 – 11.59 PM

SATURDAY, March 23: Doughnut purists might balk at the idea of gluten-free, organic, plant-based sinkers, but they’d be missing out on the whimsical creations of Wink Doughnuts, including the Sweet Chai o’ Mine and Lavender Love Note. The pop-up bakery is coming to the Hill this weekend during Wink Doughnuts PopUp shop at the slightly tucked-away Ghost Note Coffee. For purveyors of fine doughnut pairings, the folks at Wink Doughnuts recommend Ghost Note’s iced coffee with citrus-flavored Delia doughnuts. Ghost Note Coffee, 11 AM

SATURDAY, March 23: Look, we appreciate word play once in a while, but the jury’s still out on the triple pun action in “Seattle Hulaballoza,” a hula hoop spin on the fictional Hullabalooza festival in The Simpsons, itself a play on the Lollapalooza music festival and the word hullabaloo. Anyway, for those still reading: Aspiring hula-hoopers can learn the basics of mastering the art with dancer Medusa McKell during a 2-hour training/dance session this weekend. Century Ballroom, 1-3 PM

Vibrant Arts (Image: Gabrielle Lee)

SUNDAY, March 24: A little over two years ago, local artist Diane Knoll opened Vibrant Palette Arts Center, a professional studio that hosts visual arts day programs for adult artists with disabilities. Last spring, co-working and event space The Cloud Room recognized Knoll with its Social Innovation Scholarship, and now provides the space for Vibrant Palette’s fundraiser. Artworks by VPAC artists such as Cathy Nakamura, Matthew Whittaker, and Kristy Yawman will be available for purchase. Maggie McGehee will deliver a piano soundtrack to accompany cocktail-sipping and appetizer-noshing. The Cloud Room, 1 – 4PM

Mar 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
An Interactive Exhibition In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the virtual reality experience Virtual Bauhaus will tour North America. Bauhaus, the iconic school of design, architecture, and applied arts, existed in Dessau, Germany, from 1919 to 1933. In spirit … Continue reading
Apr 20 all-day
Thursday April 18: Miller Community Center, 10 am. Sharp Toddlers, bring your adults to this “egg” stravaganza. Hunting begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the gym. Toddler Gym will only be open after the hunt until noon. There will be … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Give back to public lands and help restore the Arboretum on Earth Day! Once again, we’re partnering with the Student Conservation Association for a work-service event in the park. Volunteers will help UW and Parks gardeners spread mulch, remove invasive … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Melrose Market
Bring your kitchen knives or camp knives or scissors or anything that you have that has a dull edge to Melrose Market on Saturday and have them hand sharpened while you wait or drop them off for pickup later the … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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
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