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On the List | Bike-In, Linda’s Fest, Melrose Market Street Festival, drag queen auction (+19 more)

lindasWe told you about the 2013 “best weekend ever on Capitol Hill” earlier this week but that was several happy hours ago. Recaps!

But wait! There’s more. Best weekend, best neighborhood, best neighbors. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 22

  • merchantWine tasting:  Featuring artisan wines from Laurelhurst Cellars (based in Georgetown). Most of the wines featured at Vino Verite are made in batches of 100 cases or less. Free. Vino Verite (208 Boylston Ave), 5 – 8p.
  • The Merchant of Venice, experimented upon and re-imagined by Quiet Theatre, runs Thurs through Saturday this weekend and next. $7 – $12. Broadway Performance Hall, 7p.

Friday, August 23

  • Community potluck: Join residents, restaurant owners, business owners, urban farmers, and gardeners for a community potluck with lawn games and facilitated discussion about food on Capitol Hill. Cal Anderson Park, 4p.
  • Wine tasting: An unusual Thursday- Friday one-two punch of wine tasting at Vino Verite this week. Friday evening features a selection of pinots and a red from Grochau Cellars. Free, 5 – 8p.
  • GrrrFree beehive hairdos: The book launch party for Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy features a DJ, a stylist to give you an updo, food, and a raffle. Free. Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave), 6:30p.
  • Author reading: Rick Bass read’s from his fourth novel All the Land to Hold Us. Free. Elliot Bay Book Company, 7p.
  • Classic Italian cinema: The Hawk and the Sparrows (1966) screens at Northwest Film Forum Friday through Sunday at 7p and 9p.
  • The Half Brothers Brand Old-Time Variety Show: neo-bluegrass infuses the re-creation of the old black-and-white TV variety show. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug 30. $5 – $10. Annex Theatre, 11p.
  • Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris screens in Volunteer Park.
  • Rescheduled! Rained out earlier this summer, Galaxy Quest wraps up Three Dollar Bill’s outdoor cinema season in Cal Anderson.

Saturday, August 24

  • Stair climb:  Join local Olympian Ariana Kukors in a free fitness event catering to various fitness levels from beginner to pro. Meet at the I-5 Colonnade Park and Howell St Stairs (1900 Lakeview Blvd) at 8:30a.
  • Sustainability Walk: A speaker at each of the 5 stops will share how sustainability has been key to the site’s development. Also learn of upcoming area changes. Free. Meet at the Sustainability booth at the Seattle Bike-In event in Cal Anderson Park. 5p.
  • 6th Annual AMDEF: an evening of collaborative performance featuring art, music, dance, entertainment and fashion. A portion of proceeds to benefit Social Outreach Seattle. Advance tix $15. Neumos (925 E Pike), 7p – 2a.
  • Drag queen auction: At Queen for a Day, ten Seattle drag icons perform and will be bid on by audience members to win an evening with their queen at Teatro Zinzanni. $10 includes admission to Elektro-Pop dance party afterward. Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave E), 7p.
  • Poetry reading: West Seattle native Teresa K. Miller reads from her debut collection sped. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30p.

Sunday, August 25

  • The GitsMimosas with Mama combines drag performers and a yummy brunch ($12 – 15) at the Narwhal/Unicorn (1118 E Pike St), 1 – 3:30p.
  • To Grrrr, With Love features the BEARtones quartet and singer songwriter Tom Gross. That’s bear as in Capitol Hill bear, fellas, so expect show tunes, love, lust and fun. $20. Founders Theater at Velocity Dance (1621 12th Ave), two shows 6p and 8:30p.
  • Celebrate Mia Zapata’s birthday with a screening of The Gits, a 2007 documentary about the acclaimed Seattle street punk band. Zapata’s life ended tragically 20 years ago, but her inspiration lives on. Northwest Film Forum, 7p.
  • Seattle Teen Music holds festival in Volunteer Park.
  • Learn new skills at The Art of Great Sex class. No one person knows everything, right? $35. Babeland (707 East Pike), 7:30 – 9:30p
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