CHS Pics | A Pike/Pine Record Store Day line

Somehow, someway, Record Store Day still means something on Capitol Hill. With so much brick and mortar retail fading away and streaming music services dominating the industry, it has got to be at least a little surprising to see record stores — shops that sell physical, hard format musical recordings — still spinning in 2018.

The stores clearly have their fans and RSD 2018 brought them out for the special pressings and treats that go along with the annual celebration of vinyl. Here is the line we found waiting outside 10th Ave’s Everyday Music Saturday morning. Continue reading

Crybaby musician’s grant carves out space for artists on Capitol Hill

Since 1999, Leigh Stone has witnessed the transformation of Capitol Hill as owner of Crybaby Studios, a subterranean warren of rehearsal spaces below 11th Ave between Pike and Pine. She has had a front row seat — or, more accurately, a view from the orchestra pit — to the accelerating gentrification of the surrounding neighborhood. Now she is carving out space for working class artists with the Crybaby Musician’s Grant, a program that will award three months’ access to a private studio and recording equipment for musicians who could not otherwise afford it.

“It’s important that spaces like this are centrally located and available to every demographic, not just people who have extra money.” Stone said. “We want to be known for having a music scene, but it’s gotten increasingly more difficult. Seattle is called ‘the City of Music’ — it’s been trademarked — and I’m fighting tooth and nail to keep facilities in the actual city.”

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Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 14 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Tina Turner, Miley Cyrus, The Rescues, Andra Day, and more!

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of over 50 members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. It is a non-audition non-profit choir that strives to provide a supportive community for members and to connect through music. The choir votes each season on a repertoire of contemporary music in a wide range including rock, folk, and pop, and aims to perform at a professional level twice per year. The choir is open to all self-identified women, and adheres to practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive, while embracing an eclectic core. Learn more at

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

  • Friday, April 13th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 14th  @ 2:00 pm and @ 7:30 pm

All performances will be at the Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central Community College. ADA seating is available. Purchase your tickets online at:

Father John Misty leads lineup for 2018 Capitol Hill Block Party

The 2018 edition of the annual Capitol Hill Block Party will include headliner Father John Misty returning to the festival where he also played main stage in 2015.

The Pike/Pine event showcasing a mix of local acts and national bands and groups on the rise takes place starting July 22nd this year and will also include Dillon Francis, Brockhampton, OW, Goldlink, Cashmere Cat, Alvvays, Sol, Bettywho, Quinn XCII, Ryan Carraveo, Two Feet, Yaeji, Bully, TR/ST, and The Dip. More performers will be announced as the July event approaches.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Block Party producer Jason Lajeunesse and booker Eli Anderson took to the airwaves at KEXP again this year to announce the lineup. “I think it’s the best music festival in the state,” Anderson said. Continue reading

Capitol Hill venues part of Presidents Day ‘celebration for a cause’ Protest Fest

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As the meme goes, happy Presidents Day — for 44 out of the 45 presidents.  You can put that fighting spirit to good use Monday night as a collection of Seattle venues including Capitol Hill’s The Woods, Bar Sue, Chop Suey, and Barboza host Protest Fest, “a celebration for a cause” featuring music and donations to some of the big nonprofits on the front lines of battle with the Trump Administration.

The festival from event promoter Do 206 spans three neighborhoods Monday night. Proceeds from Barboza are destined to help power the ACLU, Chop Suey is supporting the Anti-Defamation League, The Woods supports the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bar Sue is earmarking proceeds from its Motown on Mondays night to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

The full lineup of the night’s performers and information about sister events at The Tractor and Nectar Lounge can be found at

Meanwhile, Seattle-area groups are beginning to rally around plans for student walkouts to call for action on gun control reforms in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school mass shooting. We’ll have more on those efforts, soon.



Ash Wednesday Service

Join us in observing the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is the 6-week period preceding Easter that has historically been observed as a season of letting go of things that get in the way of deeper relationship with God. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, as we reflect on our need for forgiveness and salvation.

Nursery and Grace Kids activities available for ages 6 months-3 years.

Second Annual Seattle Women in Jazz


Join Seattle Women in Jazz as they present JAZZ SHOUT!, an evening dedicated to protest music and performances by and for women, with a fully multi-disciplinary program in honor of Women’s History Month. Proceeds from the door go to benefit Seattle Women in Jazz, a program fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. Before the performances, enjoy a dinner with music by DJ Amanda Wilde of KUOW’s “The Swing Years & Beyond.” During the show, enjoy over 20 performances by our all-female cast!

6:30/6:45/7:00 pm Dinner Seatings w/ DJing by Amanda Wilde
8:30pm-10:30pm Show

Dinner & Show: $65 Adv
Show only ticket: $25 Adv Online / $35 Day of Show
Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets HERE

Featuring Performances By:
VOCALISTS – Kim Maguire, Amy Kramer Hawks, Toni Redmond, Brooke Richey, Angel Itenchi, Naomi Metzler, Tekla Waterfield, Heather Ward, Nancy Byers, Rani Weatherby, Lisa Fox, Ashanti Proctor, and Nikki Dee.

BANDS / INSTRUMENTALISTS – The MoodSwings (big band), the Filthy FemCorps (marching band), Jahnvi Madan, and The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project.

DANCERS – Lily Harrison, Elaine Buchignani, and Miranda Longaker.



Spring Lettuce Salad:  Butter Lettuce, Red Oak Lettuce, English Peas, Asparagus, Shaved Reggiano Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast:  Herb & Lemon Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted New Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Snap Peas
Key Lime Cheesecake:  Graham Cracker Crust, Rum Whipped Cream, Toasted Coconut

Spring Lettuce Salad:  Butter Lettuce, Red Oak Lettuce, English Peas, Asparagus, Shaved Reggiano Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
Mushroom Farrotto:  Creamy Risotto of Farro, Locally Foraged Mushrooms, Sweet Peas, Pea Vines, Pecorino Romano
Key Lime Cheesecake:  Graham Cracker Crust, Rum Whipped Cream, Toasted Coconut

Please note:
Ingredients subject to change.
Sorry, no substitutions.
Beverages not included.

Heathers The Musical – A Benefit For It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents
Heathers The Musical
A Benefit for the It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents Heathers The Musical

Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Lawrence OKeefe
Directed by Georgina Spelvin
Musical Direction by Dustin Schisler
Costumes by Jordan Sloan Frost

Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. It’s September 1989.on account of her uncanny forgery skills, smart girl Veronica Sawyer is taken into the tight circle of Westerberg High’s popular girls known as the Heathers (because, duh, they’re all named Heather).  But with social popularity comes a level of cruelty that Veronica can’t stomach, and she quietly defects from the inner circle.  Hooking up with moody bad boy, Jason “J.D.” Dean, she becomes complicit in his homicidal takedowns of the school’s popular crowd. Wickedly funny, oddly romantic, relentlessly intense, and occasionally powerful, this is a surprisingly truthful parable for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.

Performances are April 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15  Friday & Saturdays @ 8pm (Doors @ 7pm), Sundays @ 4pm (Doors @ 3pm) at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle).

Note: Though our show is all ages, parents should be aware that Heathers contains multiple R-rated scenes presented in a darkly comedic tone that include sexually explicit jokes, course and potentially offensive language including sexual orientation and body shaming, instances of simulated suicide, sexual assault, gun use and school violence, as well as simulated teenage sex, drinking and drug use.

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Heathers The Musical is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Woody Shticks’ MANIAC!

It’s 1989 and Butch Woods is a Maniac with one dream: sweat through every home in America with his very own VHS empire. He’s got the passion to make it happen…as long as he can hold it together long enough to audition his back-up. Will tight buns and a loose grip take him all the way, or will fitness fame – like sanity – prove too much of a stretch?

Directed by interarts gang and Seattle darlings The Libertinis, Maniac is a solo show on the brink…stage managed by the formidable Maren Comendant and created by Woody Shticks (Noah Duffy, if you’re nasty) – who can be caught stripping and storytelling all over the globe or dealing a low blow to high art with Tootsie Spangles and Hattie HellKat of The Libertinis.

Maniac runs Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30p, Feb 16-24, at 18th & Union in the Central District. Choose your own ticket for $15, $20, or $25!

Optimism Brewery’s Anniversary Celebration

Optimism Brewing Company, Capitol Hill’s locally- and family-owned brewery, will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 20th, 2018. To help mark the occasion, Optimism will host live bands, a large charity and hourly raffles, debut limited-edition beers on Nitro and on cask, as well as on tap with 14 other beers, and partner with The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy to give back to the community with every beer enjoyed!

Our limited edition “Big Two” beer will be released at the party, a bigger, bolder version of our best selling “One”, the London Standard Ale that started this optimistic journey. The celebration will have a number of free events hosted in our pet- and child-friendly brewery. An hourly raffle will be held with tickets being given out with every beer bought. With every beer bought, Optimism will donate some of the proceeds to the Fund for the Needy. In addition, a large charity raffle will run throughout the day with prizes from local businesses (winner need not be present). A small concert will be held with local bands in the brewery beginning at 4 P.M. If you were ever interested in how beer is brewed, join one of the many brewery tours conducted by our owners (or enter the charity raffle to win a “Day with the Brewers” to go through the live brewing process). Refuel with some of Seattle’s most popular food trucks and pop-ups like Hello Robin, a locally-owned bakery in Capitol Hill. With a little optimism and a lot of hard work with other local partners of the Fund for the Needy, we can help the Seattle Times raise $3,000,000 for local charities, all while sipping on the perfect beer.