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On the List | PAX Prime wizard pub crawl, Press Start art, East Precinct picnic, Seattle Asian Art Museum tours

PAX Prime, the emperor of gaming conventions, is at the Convention Center this weekend. PAX-ers typically bring their party uphill, so if you see costumes on the streets, that’s why. First up: Thursday evening’s 7th Annual Triwizard Drinking Competition at Linda’s, Barca, Auto Battery, Unicorn, and Grim’s. Tickets to participate are sold out so you can’t join in, but at least you are now forewarned.  More PAX-related off-site parties and events here. All are open to the public, no PAX pass needed.

Press Start III: Turbo Edition is the third annual game-themed art show opening Friday night at Ltd Gallery. The artist roster includes video game artists and – new this year – artists who are game fans. The opening party is all ages and has a DJ, free Jones soda, and adult beverages with ID.

east precinct
The annual Seattle Police Department East Precinct Picnic is in Cal Anderson Park this Saturday 1pm – 4 pm. The free family friendly event includes free food, raffle prizes, and games for kids. “The picnic provides a great opportunity for people to be introduced to the department in a relaxed, non-law enforcement environment, meet their local police officers, enjoy free food, entertainment and raffle prizes, and get information on how to get involved in preventing crime in their community.”

Balconies closes it’s run at Annex Theatre on Saturday, and Other Desert Cities continues at Eclectic Theater.

Japan DecoSeattle Asian Art Museum conducts public tours of the current exhibit Deco Japan on both Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am – 12:30pm. “Explore the diverse collections of art from Asian cultures across time and place at the Asian Art Museum. This tour focuses on highlights from both the museum’s collection as well as from Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920–1945, the special exhibition on view.” The tour is included with  museum admission ($5 – $7).

Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am and meet in the Fuller Garden Court.

Start your weekend early with Thursday’s Reading Comics in Public Day fun at Ada’s Technical Books:

Join Ada’s staff for a read-aloud-show-and-tell of our favorite comics with some delicious baked treats on the side.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Feb
4
Tue
Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor @ Center for Urban Horticulture
Feb 4 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 3 @ 12:00 PM

5 Tuesday Mornings, February 4-March 3, 2020, 10am-12pm

Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 5-part class with simple quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen layering watercolor washes and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. A simple supply list will be provided with your confirmation email. All levels welcome.

 

Taught by Lisa Snow Lady

Exhibition: Max Planck Images of Science @ Goethe Pop Up Seattle
Feb 4 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 6 @ 6:00 PM

Stop by Goethe Pop Up Seattle to see Max Planck Images of Science, striking images captured from scientific research at some of the Max Planck Society’s institutions. Free & open to the public.

Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore new topics and make the invisible visible. In the process of this work, a purely scientific documentation of research objects is created. And sometimes these images feature surprising aesthetic forms and structures. They are abstract works of art from a world normally hidden to the human eye.

Each year, scientists from more than 80 research institutes of the Max Planck Society enter images showcasing their work from the most various research fields. The most spectacular images form the basis of a travelling exhibit, which has been shown with great success in a variety of locations around the world, such as the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the ars electronica in Linz/Austria, the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg, and the German Science Centre in Cairo.

In Seattle Images of Science is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and the Goethe Pop Up Seattle.

Feb
18
Tue
Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Loft
Feb 18 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Loft

Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down and build your alignment, balance, and focus. Come and expand your strength and flexibility- physically AND mentally. Appropriate for all levels. 80 degrees. This class takes place in The SweatBox Loft and pre-registration is encouraged. Please pre- register and use code 9642 and follow signs to get to The SweatBox Loft space for this class.

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Franz von Lenbach. Voluptas, 1897. Oil on canvas. 43 3/8 x 34 1/8 in. Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.102. Photo: Spike Mafford.

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.

Downtime at Lunchtime- Yoga Nidra Every Tuesday at Noon @ The SweatBox Loft
Feb 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Downtime at Lunchtime
Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging and it’s possible to find this even during your short lunch hour. iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra helps you tap into a place that is calm – even when life is not. Spend an hour doing Yoga Nidra Tuesdays at noon at The SweatBox Loft. Use code 9642 to access Loft door. Studio is at the top of ramp to the right.
iRest Yoga Nidra, is a deeply restorative, often contemplative and revelatory practice. During this guided meditation you will focus on body and breath sensing as well as welcoming all sensations just as they come. Some people use iRest to relax when life gets busy. Others use it to help heal from: serious trauma, stress, insomnia, depression, PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency.
No matter what you are coming for, research shows iRest meditation helps:
• Increase happiness
• Decrease stress, anxiety, and depression
• Improve sleep
• Increase energy
• Strengthen your resilience to deal with day-to-day life
Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Yoga Loft

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more yang style like Bikram or Vinyasa because Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Appropriate for all levels. Yin Yoga is held in The SweatBox Loft. Use code 9642 to access Loft. Studio is at the top of ramp to the right. Y

Rebel Saints Meditation Society-Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Mindfulness Meditation Practice on Tuesday Nights in the heart of Capitol Hill… All levels of practice welcome. Learn to practice mindfulness meditation techniques and how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through these revolutionary practices. All teachings are freely offered. 10$ suggested donation. Support your local meditation society.

Feb
19
Wed
A Free Day of Coworking at The Cloud Room @ The Cloud Room
Feb 19 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Curious about coworking? We’re opening our doors to the public on February 19th. Enjoy a free day and experience Seattle’s most creatively inspired coworking space.

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Franz von Lenbach. Voluptas, 1897. Oil on canvas. 43 3/8 x 34 1/8 in. Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.102. Photo: Spike Mafford.

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.

Design review: 523 15th Ave E
Feb 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Design review: 523 15th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 5-story, 68-unit apartment building. Parking for 21 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Early Design Guidance Review conducted under 3033993-EG.

View Design Proposal  (140 MB)    

Review Meeting
February 19, 2020 6:30 pm

Seattle University

824 12th Ave
Stuart T Rolfe Room
Review Phase
REC–Recommendation
Project Number

Planner
Wayne Farrens — Email comments: PRC@seattle.gov
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2 thoughts on “On the List | PAX Prime wizard pub crawl, Press Start art, East Precinct picnic, Seattle Asian Art Museum tours

  1. A year ago I happened to be sitting outside Rumba during what was (unbeknownst to me) PAX weekend. The parade of eccentric costumes wandering up the hill was highly entertaining (albeit –initially– befuddling), particularly later in the evening as it blended into lower Pike’s usual weekend tide of drag queens.

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