You can’t ask for better weather during Thursday’s Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk. Use the new phone-loving Capitol Hill Arts Walk site to get details on the 40 venues participating this month. Here are three brand-spanking new art spots you might want to check out along with the usuals:
- Sound Transit Red Wall: Join Joanna Lepore at her newly-installed vertical pallet garden and learn about how to make your own, or help water or plant seeds. Read more about the project here. 6- 8p. Corner of John and 10th Ave.
- SEAWORTHY opens in the Canoe Social Club space (417 Loretta Pl) with an inaugural show titled Carcass.
- Gay City Health Project joins the art walk to present To Take This Risk, a collection of art by Grant Rehnberg.
Thursday, August 8
- Volunteer Park Walking Tour: Take a one-hour guided tour of the built and natural features of the park designed by the Olmsted brothers. Free. Meet at the Black (Hole) Sun donut at 6p.
- Author reading: Tom Kizzia reads from Pilgrim’s Wilderness, a true story of a modern-day Alaska pioneer family with fifteen kids and a psychopath dad. Shivers. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- Precious Little plays Thurs, Fri and Saturdays ($5-$20) through Aug 31 at Annex Theatre, 8p.
Friday, August 9
- Game Show plays Fridays and Saturdays ($15 – $23) through August 17, at Theater Schmeater, 8p.
- Half Brothers Variety Show opens and plays Fridays and Saturdays ($5 – $10) through August 30 at Annex Theatre, 8p.
- MANO: The Hands of Felt. “The worst movie of all time brought to terrifying puppet life.” Don’t say we didn’t warn you. $15 – $24. Richard Hugo House, 8p.
- Movie night in Cal Anderson Park: Batman, The Movie continues the summer movie series. Which of the 1,000 Batman movies is this? Holy cats! It’s the 1966 version with Adam West and Burt Ward in their sexy sexy tights and stiff (ha!) dialog. You know you need it. Free. Movie starts at 8:30.
Saturday, August 10
- Children’s Storytime: Free! meet at the Castle at Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- Seattle Street Food Fest takes over the block between Hugo House and Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave) to present 50+ vendors plus a pricey pop-up picnic in the park. Free to wander through the street food fest, but seriously, you’re gonna wanna eat so bring some dough. 5 – 11p.
- Fashion Show: Chance Fashion hosts a Fall fashion runway show ($15) at Neighbors Nightclub, 7p
- “Ricky Gervais” The Preview: its not actually RG, but instead a one-man comedic show hosted by Ed Hill. $10. Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave), 8p.
- Broadway Farmers Market at the corner of Pine and Broadway, 11a – 3p.
- Leo Party X: Stars from Ru Paul Drag Race, local celebrities and more at this party which benefits Seattle Counseling Service. $10, or $30 for VIP. Neighbors (1509 Broadway), 6p.
- Sanctuary burlesque show with otherworldly qualities such as fairy queens, goblin kings, red caps, and more. $10 – $25. Narwhal, downstairs from the Unicorn (1118 E Pike St), 7:30p