On the List | Final Capitol Hill Art Walk of 2018, Neighbours Alley, Ben’s Bread, Sugar Plum Gary

This Thursday is the last Capitol Hill Art Walk of the year. To get your art fix, pass by the FoodArt Collection and The Factory, or check out the art walk calendar here. In the midst of the art walk, you’ll find the Neighbours Alley Celebration with dumpster painting, ornament making, and, yes, alley bowling. It’s also a big night for seasonal celebration in Volunteer Park at the annual Holiday in the Park event. Find more events around the neighborhood on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, Dec. 13: Contemporary pop artist Genevieve St. Charles might be as consumed by, well, American consumerism as the venerable Andy Warhol was, her work packs a lot more banter. Though she shares a fondness for bananas with Warhol, St. Charles expands her scope to the whole fruit basket (plus deliciously dripping cheese burgers and hot dogs) with a new art show FROOT, featuring shiny peaches and bananas, neon, home furnishings and her famous LaCroix cans with bittersweet flavors such as “Homeless Bitcoin Millionaire” or “Deleted Tinder”. FoodArt Collection, 420 13th Ave E (buzz BUBEN at front door callbox) Apt 101. 5-9 PM Continue reading

On the List | Spin the Bottle milestone, Roanoke Tavern tacos, Jekeva Phillips

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It’s the end of an era. Starting next year, Spin the Bottle, Seattle’s longest-running, most eclectic late night cabaret show, moves to an 8 PM slot. Nighthawks can see the last late-night show this Friday. Check out what else to do on the Hill this week here below, or find more events around the neighborhood on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5: In light of Scratch Deli’s imminent adieu, perhaps today is a good day to pay a visit to some of the other slightly-worn, unpretentious neighborhood hangouts we think will just magically be around forever. At northern Capitol Hill’s Roanoke Park Place Tavern, Wednesdays are for $1 homemade tacos and cans of beer. You read that right. One dollar. Roanoke Park Place Tavern Continue reading

On the List | Isvald Klingels trunk show, ‘Alternate Endings, Activist risings’ at the Frye, Mimosas Cabaret

(Image: Isvald Klingels)

Quick, before the holiday parties arrive, here are a few ideas for things to explore around Capitol Hill this weekend. For more events around the neighborhood, check out the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28: Struggling with a short attention span? At this year’s Short Circuit, the only Pacific Rim film festival in the world, opportunities for dozing or distraction are kept to a minimum thanks to a showcase of intriguing short films; none top  20 minutes. From the fictional account of a young, deaf Maori boy longing to perform the Haka to a documentary about conservation in Papua New Guinea or a hyper-short South Korean animation dealing with the “struggles of the heart,” the line-up promises to be as diverse as the films’ over 30 countries of origin. Northwest Film Forum, 7 PM
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Free and cheap weekend on Capitol Hill includes Linda’s Fest, Acoustic Festival, and cops making you hot dogs at the East Precinct Picnic

You’ve paid your dues on Capitol Hill this summer. Time to cash in. Last weekend brought the neighborhood’s free Mercer X Summit Block Party to the streets on the Hill’s western slope. There is more freebie — and cheapie — fun to come this weekend as Linda’s Fest is set to again rock E Pine, there’s a movie in Cal Anderson, and the cops want you to come to their picnic. Information on all of this and more, below. Continue reading

Happy Hilladays 2017 | Holiday in Volunteer Park, March of the Mistletomosexuals, Bad Santa, Black Santa, Conservatory Santa, more

December kind of snuck up on us, But it’s time. Get jolly. Right now. This weekend, Santa — Bad Santa, if you like, or Black Santa, too — is already here. The Baby Doll Tree is out and shining on E Pike. And don’t think you can try to avoid him this weekend and get away with it. Santa will be back next weekend — Conservatory Santa, anyone? — too.

So, age your eggnog, and polish your candy canes. There are pop-ups — Black Owl Market this weekend, for example, latkeh cook-offs, a Julfest, and parties galore: 2017 Holiday in the Park will again bring hundreds of luminarias to Volunteer Park on December 7th and The Seventh Annual March of the Mistletomosexuals is coming December 16th. While you’re at it, don’t forget to Shop the Hill.

You’ll find all of these and more on the CHS Calendar. Happy Hilladays! Continue reading

On the List | Free weekend at SAAM before overhaul closure, Search for Meaning Fest, Town Hall history

This weekend across Capitol Hill brings you an opportunity to Search for Meaning, delve into the history of one major cultural center preparing for a big change, and visit another for the last weekend before a long break to make way for its own big changes. Here are the highlights from the CHS Calendar.

While the city sorts out the plan to overhaul and expand Volunteer Park’s museum, the construction process needs to begin now to safely move and protect the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s collections. The museum is inviting you to come say goodbye, for now, and enjoy a free weekend of activities in Volunteer Park:

Seattle Asian Art Museum closing weekend open house

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On the List | 2017 kids film fest starts at Northwest Film Forum, Orphic at the Conservatory

Light art, film for kids, and a little civic duty highlight the things to do around Capitol Hill this weekend. Thursday night, the community crime group EastPAC will be talking Block Watch and crime prevention, while 12th Ave’s Northwest Film Forum kicks off its 2017 Children’s Film Festival Seattle. You can read more about the 2017 edition of the popular festival here. Saturday, meanwhile, brings Orphic, the final night in the light art-focused Sylvan Series with installations inside the Volunteer Park Conservatory. These and more on the CHS Calendar, below.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017

EastPAC Community Meeting

The Sylvan Series: Orphic

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On the List | Holiday in the Park, Art Walk, Freakout Fest, V2 goodbye party

Best way to stay warm around Capitol Hill this weekend? Stay busy with the jammed full CHS Calendar.

There is plenty to do right off the start. Thursday brings a celebration of Belmont Ave-headquartered Freakout Festival at four venues clustered at the rockin’ intersection of 14th and Pike — Chop Suey, Bar Sue, Pony, and Lovecitylove. 11th and Pike venues are also banding together Thursday night for Kock’s Ball, a fundraiser to help a colleague pay for expensive medical care following a motorcycle crash. Ghost Gallery marks a remarkable decade of its annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit with hundreds of small works all $250 and under starting Thursday night and on display — and for sale — through the holidays. Continue reading

Happy Hill-a-days: Holiday in the Park, Art Walk Pike People Street, Broadway window murals

(Image: Tatiana Gill via Flickr)

(Image: Tatiana Gill via Flickr)

As December started, CHS told you about where to get your Capitol Hill Christmas tree along with a roster of early holiday highlights. This week brings more holiday happenings to Capitol Hill.

Thursday, get ready for a doubleheader with the return of Holiday in the Park at Volunteer Park and a special December Art Walk edition of the Pike People Street:

Holiday in the Park

Pike People Street December Art Walk

This weekend, you’ll see some busy elves working to decorate neighborhood merchants thanks to the chamber and artists from Urban Art Works: Continue reading

On the List | November Capitol Hill Art Walk, ‘Love’ rally, Post Election Community Response Forum

The weekend around Capitol Hill brings plenty of ways to reenergize after the soul sapping fallout of the 2016 election. There is a night of local art, creation, and performance, a community gathering of “Love Over Hate” in Cal Anderson Park, and, for those of you who find power in planning, a community gathering Sunday night to talk about how to respond to Donald Trump’s victory.

Thursday, head out on an abnormally warm and dry November night for the monthly Capitol Hill Art Walk. Continue reading