On the List | Before Stonewall film, Ginsberg poetry festival at Volunteer Park, Seattle Poetry Slam

Before Stonewall (Courtesy of First Run Features)

The epitome of this neighborhood in the year 2019? Perhaps this particular fork in the road: Do you choose meditation with cats, or rather an open mic for works-in-progress at an arts/event space in another building now for sale on the Hill?

Other options on Wednesday include celebrating Juneteenth in the Central District during the last day of “We Out Here,” a festival celebrating Black brilliance.

More things to do this week include  Queers fired up against the far right and a committee meeting (hosted by council member Lorena González) Addressing Gun Violence in the Central District, and free performances by students from the School of Spectrum Dance and Clyde Petersen on the site the future AIDS Memorial Pathway near Cal Anderson this Friday and Saturday.

Find more events the list below, plus on the CHS Pride Calendar and CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, June 20: Dr. Louise Aronson believes we have some misconceptions around what it means to be or grow old. So the geriatric doctor wrote a book, “Elderhood—Redefining Aging,” to open up the discussion and share an “honest and respectful vision of our society’s elders as still-breathing human beings full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope.” At the newly reopened Town Hall, she’ll pull from her experiences to rethink what “old age” means — and how that impacts the way we approach elder health care. Town Hall Seattle, 7.30 PM  

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On the List | Capitol Hill Queer Art Walk, Portshowlio, Well Plaid Seattle Quake Rugby fundraiser

Portshowlio 2019 showcases the work of Seattle Central design and visual media graduates

Another week in June, another Pride-focused seven days ahead. Some queer business-focused events to mark your calendars for: a workshop on how to build a trans-inclusive workplace on Friday, another on “queering your career” and being yourself in the workplace at The Riveter next Wednesday. Future For Us hosts a “Know your rights in the workplace” panel for women of color this Thursday.

Gastronomes can continue to enjoy the vegan (dessert) revolution currently happening on the Hill, as Sugar Plum chef Making Howell hosts a multi-course plant-based dessert tasting menu.

And, while Seattle waits for the Museum of Museums to open near Broadway, there’s plenty more art to see this week — especially during Queer Art Walk. Find our artistic and other picks on the list below, and head over to the CHS Pride Calendar and CHS Calendar for more events.

WEDNESDAY, June 12 – THURSDAY, June 13: June is not just Pride month, it’s also graduation time. Find out what the graduating class of Seattle Central Creative Academy has been up to during Portshowlio 2019, a showcase of the work from over 60 design and visual media graduates, which includes fashion and street photography, a brutalist architecture guide, a 14-foot screen featuring Pacific Northwest drone footage, advertising campaigns for Capitol Hill Block Party Campaign and even a Tamagotchi phone app design. Seattle Central College (5th floor), 5 – 9 PM

WEDNESDAY, June 12: The Capitol Hill institution Vermillion is still standing. Eleven years after starting the art gallery/bar, it is a holdout in a very different neighborhood. Celebrate Vermillion’s 11th birthday with cake, snacks, a raffle with wine and tickets to Alternative Pride and boogie, soul, funk, and jazz. Vermillion, 8 – 11 PM Continue reading

On the List | Hair Flip Comix, Volunteer Park Pride Festival, POOPU craft market

Thunderpussy headlines Saturday Volunteer Park Pride Festival

Hair Flip cover by Grace Kroll

Pride is in full swing, and although we’ll have to wait until June 30 for the city’s 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade, there’s plenty to do in the meantime. A portion of the ticket sales for More Than Just Beer: PRIDE in Craft at The Riveter and PRIDE in Education at Queer/Bar will benefit Lambert House, a local community center for LGBTQ+ youth.

Other events to look out for include the QTPOC June Social get together at Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s Hill location, as well as a Planning Committee Meeting for PNW Black Pride at Gay City. And, of course, the Volunteer Park Pride Festival this Saturday. Find the festival’s line-up and much more on the list of things to do below, or head over to the CHS Capitol Hill Pride Calendar and CHS Calendar for more events.

THURSDAY, June 6 : Zine culture is alive and well in Seattle. HAIR FLIP, a new local art and comics quarterly (formerly printed under the name Thick as Thieves) celebrates new beginnings at Fred Wildlife Refuge with a party and fundraiser. Bands Great Spiders, Familiars, and DJ SICK SID will provide the soundtrack for zine-browsing at tables from artists like Max Clotfelter and James Stanton, and underground art and comics hub Push/Pull as well as a raffle featuring cameras, light boxes, Kindles and mystery packages from sex toy and accessories retailer Babeland. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 7 – 12 PM Continue reading

Office Nomads Open House

Please join us for our June Open House!

Drop in anytime between 8:30-5 to give coworking at Office Nomads a whirl for free. We’d be glad to show you around and introduce you to some of the members of Seattle’s oldest coworking community.

Starting at 4pm we’ll be hosting a Show + Tell event, where you can share what you’ve been working on with other members and hear about projects they’re working on.

Stay on after 5pm for a casual in-house happy hour from 5-7pm.

On the List | Capitol Hill Clean Sweep kicks off Pride, Bite of Greece, Rainier Chapter House celebration

It’s almost June, which means Pride Month is upon us. Seattle’s Pride Month officially kicks off this Saturday, with a Pride Concert on Seattle Central’s North Plaza featuring musicals, “dark and sultry interpretations” of  ’80s and ’90s songs and the Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest, as well as speeches commemorating the 50th anniversary of the rebellion at the Stonewall Inn.

For more activism history, head over to 12th Avenue Arts, where the play Don’t Call it a Riot!” opens this Thursday. Local playwright Amontaine Aurore delves into the city’s activist history, from the Black Panther Party to the WTO protests.

Visit 13th Ave for roasted lamb, gyros, souvlaki, and spanakopita — one of the many menu options at this weekend’s Bite of Greece Seattle food festival.

We’ve lined up more things to do (seeing kaleidoscope and other art) and eat (such as eating ice cream sandwiches), on the list below. Find more things to do on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, May 30: Two years ago, local artist Greg Lundgren purchased a vintage kaleidoscope at a swap meet. He’s since become somewhat possessed by the optical instrument’s beauty and whimsy and has been making his own kaleidoscopes with the help of cut jewels found on the internet, Goodwill-bought costume jewelry, and art glass. Tonight’s your last chance to see the resulting kaleidoscope-pattern-bedazzled exhibition, titled “1977.” The Factory, 6-9 PM Continue reading

On the List | Spice Waala for Lifelong, #adulting, ‘raised cakes’ at Raised Doughnuts

(Image: Raised Doughnuts)

The Seattle International Film Festival kicked off last week but will be bringing movies from all over the world to Capitol Hill’s Egyptian theatre and movie theaters around the city until June 9. Some notable screenings at The Egyptian this week include a new Woodstock documentary and a feel-good flick from Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham).

Cinephiles are in luck with another film festival at the Northwest Film Forum happening this week, focused on Brazilian films addressing race, gender, and sexuality. Those with young kids can find refuge at the Central Cinema, where Thursdays are for two hours of free classic cartoons with food and drink specials.

Another hot ticket this Thursday: The Moth Mainstage at Benaroya Hall. We’ve lined up more things to do, such as pie-eating and poetry brunching, on the list below. Find more events on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, May 22: Sometimes event concepts do not need to be complex to be supremely enjoyable. Case in point: Rain City Slam’s “Lyric Slam.” The idea? Bring a song and compete with it as poetry. That’s it. That is literally all you need to do (besides, we assume, kicking ass) to win the Lyric Slam Crown. Tickets are $3-5 sliding scale. Jai Thai, 8 PM Continue reading

On the List | 45th annual Seattle International Film Festival, Pierogi Fest, forest bathing

Thin Skin at SIFF

With election fever ramping up, there are candidate forums galore on the Hill. The next one, hosted by the 43rd District Dems, is scheduled for this Saturday at co-working space The Riveter, with all seven candidates running for the D3 seat attending. On Sunday, five of the seven candidates will speak at the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University.

On Thursday Jewish Family Services hosts an “introduction” talk about suicide prevention, where attendees can learn about warning signs and risk factors.

Craving something lighter? Check out this week’s to-do list below, which includes forest bathing, pierogis, and Indigenous joy, and find more events on the CHS Calendar.

THROUGH SUNDAY, June 9: The Seattle International Film Festival brings a full schedule of movies to Capitol Hill’s Egyptian Theater — now SIFF Cinema Egyptian, of course. Looking for Capitol Hill highlights? Try the Thin Skin Event with a sneak-peek from Seattle filmmaker and writer Charles Mudede’s upcoming feature or DJ NicFit presents Fantastic Planet with the DJ presenting a one of a kind screening of the “phantasmagorical work of science fiction” accompanied by “a carefully curated soundtrack featuring the music of alternative-rock icons The Flaming Lips.” Continue reading

District 3 City Council Candidate Forum

The 43rd District Dems would like to cordially invite you to our OFFICIAL District 3 City Council forum! ✨

Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/390297181810254/

We’ll be asking candidates about their plans to address District 3’s most pressing issues including housing affordability, homelessness, and transportation.

Candidates confirmed attending:
Kshama Sawant
Logan Bowers
Egan Orion
Ami Nguyen
Pat Murakami
Asukaa Jaxx
Zachary DeWolf

The Riveter is located within walking distance of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station, the First Hill Street Car, and bus routes 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 43, and 49.

Seattle’s District 3 is comprised of the following neighborhoods: 15th Ave E / Volunteer Park, Broadmoor, Broadway, Capitol Hill, Central Area, Colman, Denny Blaine, First Hill, Garfield, Harborview, Jackson Place, Judkins, Leschi, Little Saigon (both 2 & 3), Madison Park, Madrona, Miller, Montlake, Mount Baker (both 2 & 3), North Beacon Hill (both 2 & 3), Pike/Pine, South Lake Union (both 3 & 7), Squire Park, Yesler Terrace

The 43rd District Democrats is a volunteer organization committed to increasing political participation and civic engagement, educating voters, and advancing Democratic values. Find out more at our website https://www.43rddemocrats.org/

On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Seattle Beer Week and the Pine Box Beer Can Derby, Moby on First Hill

Neve Mazique-Bianco performs at Velocity this week (Image: SairaBarbaric_2019)

Local beer geeks and hop heads would probably argue every week is Seattle beer week, but this Thursday, the actual Seattle Beer Week rolls around for its 11th annual “event for the beer traveler.” On the Hill, the event overlaps with Elysian’s grand re-opening (which features 1996 beer prices), beers on wheels at the Pine Box (see below) a ”Belgian Beer Dinner” at Quinn’s with beers from Lindemans, Orval, Westmalle and Trappist Rochefort, and Hopvine’s Beer Week trivia with Two Beers beers and tacos.

Some other highlights of the week include a discussion about food, film and feminism at co-working space The Riveter; the CD’s Coyote Central’s art sale benefiting artists and its youth scholarship fund; a poetry and music-filled Nina Simone tribute benefiting Young Women Empowered (Y-WE); a Mother’s Day floral arranging workshop; husband-and-wife live comedy sketch performance; and, last but not least: An info session on student loan repayment at Seattle U.

Find more not-to-miss events on the CHS Calendar.

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WEDNESDAY, May 8: Linda’s is 25, but still loves going to prom. Or better, hosting it. Linda’s Tavern, a Pike/Pine constant for 25 years, is hosting its 9th Annual Prom — the perfect occasion to flaunt the finest outfits, drink spiked punch and fall in love a couple times. DJ Pretty Please brings the beats. Stay until midnight for the King and Queen crowning and bring your best prom photo smile. Linda’s, 9 PM

If you have somewhat of an opinion, niche and working vocal cords, it seems like you also have to have a podcast these days. The Pacific Northwest, home to a tech construction and now podcast boom, is no exception, with new podcasts seemingly born every other day. For those curious about joining the fray, the Podcast Network of Washington will start offering a range of services to podcasters, including recording studios and branding, and Seattle Podcasters Guild offers monthly meet-ups and support. For those not knowing where to start at all, Ada’s is hosting an intro Intro to Podcasting Workshop, with a focus on audio fiction. The Lab at Ada’s, 6 PM (21+) Continue reading

Women Who Eat: A Discussion About Food, Film & Feminism

Seattle co-working company The Riveter and film director Elizabeth Schiffler are partnering to host leaders in food and media for a unique night of conversation, Women Who Eat: Food, Film, & Feminism.

Attendees will hear from a panel of leaders in food and media as they respond to significant cinematic moments of women and food, and discuss the implications of seeing women cook and eat on screen. Attendees will also receive a lesson from local food duo Dak & Ju on how to make a delicious champagne cocktail – with the drink included in the ticket price.

Panelists at Women Who Eat are expected to include:

  • Chelsea Lin: Food and Lifestyle Editor for Seattle Magazine
  • Sarah Porkalob: Actor, activist, storyteller, and star of the short film Champagne
  • Julia Prud’Homme: Actor and food lover who is the grandniece of Julia Child
  • Rachel Yang: Chef, entrepreneur, and owner-operator of restaurants Joule, Revel, and Trove

The event is co-sponsored by two local businesses, Unionview Investment Group & Treveri Wines.