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On the List: Pride + SPD picnics, Bat N Rouge XIII, Dyke March benefit, Slutwalk (+22 more)

Get some rest. You have a busy weekend ahead. We forget anything? Also, we do not support naked bike riding but you won’t find us protesting it.

Wednesday, June 15

  • Divas Take the Hill: “Join Team Diva Real Estate at Retail Therapy for a fabulous night of drinks and nibbles, gender-bending drag & burlesque, scandalous games from Babeland, a rockin’ DJ dance party and much more! Plus, grab a map of Team Diva’s favorite women-owned businesses on the hill and get ready for Pride like a true Diva! COVER: Suggested Donation $10-20, Benefiting Three Dollar Bill Cinema” 7:30p at E Pike’s Retail Therapy.
  • Seattle Central Creative Academy portfolio show Illuminate continues through Thursday evening.
  • “Seattle Double Dutch meet up// Wednesdays // 6 pm // Cal Anderson near the bathrooms.”

Thursday, June 16

  • Hugo House says goodbye to its writers-in-residence: “Join us as we bid farewell to writers-in-residence—and dear friends of Hugo House—Ryan Boudinot and Karen Finneyfrock and youth writers-in-residence Katie Carr and Pete Oliver.”
  • Beijing Taxi closes at Northwest Film Forum
  • Ann Patchett at Town Hall Seattle
  • Ten Dolla’ Pinot Noir tasting at 12th and Olive Wine
  • Movable Type — “a mobile print shop built into the back of an old delivery truck” — visits the Central District
  • Capitol Hill Community Council General Membership Meeting – “Thursday, June 16, 7pm at Cal Anderson Park Shelter House – On the agenda: Voting on revisions to the bylaws, which were discussed at earlier meetings, and accepting nominations for the slate of candidates for our upcoming elections in July.”
  • Open mic at Kaladi Brothers

Friday, June 17

  • Benefit for the annual Dyke March on Broadway. Tommy Gun hosts: “Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Seattle Dyke March Committee is hosting a benefit at Tommy Gun this Friday, June 17th. The $10 cover goes directly to fund the annual March, scheduled for the Saturday of Gay Pride Weekend. The event is open to all!”
  • Woman’s Century Club hosts suffrage historian. 1p. Harvard Exit Theatre.
  • Young adult novelist Steven Arnston is joined by Toy Boats at Elliott Bay.
  • Onxy Chamber Players in McCaw Chapel at St. Mark’s.

Saturday, June 18

  • Seattle Bat N Rouge XIII — Facebook invite. 4-7p Bobby Morris at Cal Anderson Park. Bring cash. Benefits Capitol Hill Alano Club.
  • Picnic at the East Precinct
  • Norman Goldman at Town Hall.
  • FedRep park group views design proposals. 2p. “We will be meeting with the architects that have developed three plans for the future use of the park. They want our feed back to decide what the community is looking for in the final design of the park. ” Meet at the future park space at Federal and Republican.
  • James Eshelman, author of Visions and Choices, at Edge of the Circle Books.
  • Northwest Coffee Fest at Seattle Center. Sunday, too. $12.

Sunday, June 19

The Seattle Pride Picnic is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks. This annual event will be held on June 19 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. There will be great food furnished by, live entertainment and activities for all ages.

The fun and food starts at 11 AM and goes to 4 PM with proceeds going to Food LifeLine. There will be live entertainment and games for the kids so bring the whole family. There will be a $1 per person charge and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh fruit, salads and beverages.

  • Groovin music from MOVIN 92.5
  • Box-car Derby
  • Live Entertainment
  • Face painting provided by the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Clowns Unlimited will provide juggling, face painting and balloon twisters

$1 per person proceeds donated to Food LifeLine

Everyone is welcome, so come join us on June 19 at Volunteer Park!

  • And, yes, a counter-protest to the planned appearance by the Westboro Baptist Church at Volunteer Park. But wait… Westboro Baptist is also protesting…
  • Slutwalk Seattle:
  • We are going to march and rally to show that, no matter what you’re wearing, no one deserves to be raped, assaulted, or harassed.
     Note that this event isn’t just for women, and isn’t just for women dressed as sluts. We want all Sluts AND Allies there– dress as you please, whether it’s a corset and fishnets or sweatpants and a t-shirt. Because victim-blaming affects people of all genders, and no matter what you’re wearing, you don’t deserve to be targeted for it.

    SlutWalk Seattle will be held on June 19, 2011, from 12 to 3. We’ll meet at Bobby Morris Playfield, then walk west along Pine Street to rally at Westlake Center.

  • Run and Walk With Pride: “Kick off Pride with a 4k walk, 4k run, or 10k run at Seward Park on June 19. The event is hosted by Seattle Frontrunners and will benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the producers of Translations, the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and other year-round programming. Check-in and day of race registration begin at 8:30am, run and walk start at 10. More information can be found at”
  • Short stories live: Fairy Tales at Town Hall Seattle.
  • Ladies’ Night Dodgeball at Cal Anderson.

Monday, June 20

Tuesday, June 21

  • “Meet Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin – Tuesday, June 21, 6pm at High-5 Pie (1400 12th Avenue) – Come discuss local issues with City Council President Conlin!”
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2 thoughts on “On the List: Pride + SPD picnics, Bat N Rouge XIII, Dyke March benefit, Slutwalk (+22 more)

  1. Thanks for the coverage, CHS! The Capitol Hill Alano Club is really looking forward to this Saturday’s Bat N Rouge and all the other fun stuff our amazing neighborhood has to offer.