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On the List | Foolfest, Cal Anderson movie, Shintoho Schlock, two farmers markets (+18 more)

Foolfest photoA festival of foolish proportions will hit Volunteer Park August 4, as news advocates Real Change hook up a vaudeville-inspired time for those young and old.

Foolfest will juggle open at 3:30 pm Sunday with the afternoon’s activities including performer led workshops with box making miming to hip-swaying hula hooping, as well as juggling, and magic tricks. Set up as a potluck picnic, plenty of blankets will be strewn for you to relax and grub.

The Real Change event page has a sign up food list for you to see what is needed. Remember to bring some water and stay hydrated as after an hour of performance training and eating, you’ll likely be one tuckered out park goer. If you’re unsure what is needed for a performance led afternoon in the park, Real Change has suggestions, and it includes silly hats:

What to Bring:

– A blanket to picnic in the grass and enjoy the show.

– Friends and family! Feel free to forward or Facebook this E-vite, the more the merrier!

– Food to share, select the red bag icon below to view and signup for some suggested plates, favorite dishes are welcome also!

-Most importantly, an appetite for some tasty food and loud laughter—-silly hats encouraged.

revenge-of-the-pearl-245_featureMeanwhile, the Shintoho Schlock: Girls, Guns, and Ghosts film series runs Friday August 2nd through Friday, August 9 at Northwest Film Forum. The series features gems from the Golden Age of Japan cinema such as Revenge of the Pearl Queen (Fri), Flesh Pier (Sat – Sun), Ghost Cat of Otama Pond (Mon-Tue), Death Row Woman (Wed-Th), and more.

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Thursday, August 1

  • Award-winning trans* author Jamison Green appears at Seattle Public Library’s Capitol Hill branch.
  • Wine tasting: Great wines for summer parties and which also happen to fit your budget. Free. Vino Verite (208 Boylston Ave E), 5 – 8p.
  • Dance Innovators in Performance is part of Velocity Dance’s Festival of Dance Improvisation and  features a critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. ($12) Broadway Performance Hall, 8p.

    Precious Little

    Precious Little

  • Precious Little is a play which explores the limits of language through the story featuring a linguistics professor and a “talking gorilla.”Opens Thursday and continues through August 31. $5 – $20. Annex Theatre, 8p.
  • Random Access Quartet debut’s their unique take on the jazz quartet. Repetoire includes rock and pop artist songs such as Radiohead, Blondie Led Zep and more. Free. Vito’s (927 Ninth Ave), 9p.

Friday, August 2 

  • Virginia Mason Farmers Market, local farmers, artisan vendors offering fresh seasonal fruits and produce, artisan cheeses, and more. Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion (Seneca between Terry and Ninth Ave), 11a – 2p.
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night: family-friendly, free popcorn, free admission! Watch Despicable Me with your neighbor’s kids at Hamlin School (1700 E Union St), 7p.
  • Jack Straw Foundation group reading featuring writers Daemond Arrindell, Kate Carroll De Gutes, Emily Perez, Judith Skillman, and Chelsea Werner Jatzke. Free. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
  • Galaxy Quest is the second film in the outdoor film series I Need a Hero! brought to you by Three Dollar Cinema. Bring your blanket, snacks and beverage and enjoy this affectionate tribute send-up of tv sci-fi series. Free. Cal Anderson Park, 8:30p. “Tonight’s outdoor movie at Cal Anderson Park has been cancelled due to current & forecast conditions”TMphoto2013-2
  • TransMission: a showcase of trans and genderqueer art and artists. Enjoy incredible works by some of the best and brightest stars of the Trans* and Genderqueer community. $15. Silver Cloud Hotel (1100 Broadway), 7:30p.
  • Game Show continues Fridays and Saturdays through August 17th.  $15 – $23.  Theater Schmeater, 8p.
  • Punchline Fridays Comedy Showcase. Free. Jai Thai (235 Broadway E), 9p.
  • Spin the Bottle late-night variety show. $5 – $10. Annex Theatre, 11p.

Saturday, August 3

  • Children’s story time: meet at the castle! Free. Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
  • Cooking class: Learn to make French macarons, which are not the same as American macaroons. $80. Paris Eastside,  816 E Pike St (11a – 2p)

    Tess Martin animation

    Tess Martin animation

  • Strange Creatures is a series of animated films curated by Capitol Hill animator Tess Martin. The collection features works by the Seattle Experimental Animation Team, themselves featured artists of the Hill’s construction site Red Wall. $6 – $10. Northwest Film Forum, 4p.

Sunday, August 4

  • randomBroadway Farmer’s Market at Pine and Broadway, 11a – 3p.
  • Mimosas with Mama, the popular brunch-n-drag show ($12) at the Unicorn-Narwhal, 1p.
  • Art Ache Market features vintage, fashion, collectible and hand crafted items along with music performances. Free. Chop Suey (1325 E Madison),  1p – 6p.
  • Author reading: Robert Ray reads from Murdock Tackles Taos, his newest installment of his Matt Murdock mystery series. Free. Elliott Bay Book Company, 3p.
  • Closing Night Performance featuring Festival of Dance Improvisation participants. Free.  Velocity Dance (1621 12th Ave) Founders Theater, 7p.
  • Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery. $5 – $10. Annex Theatre, 7:30p.
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