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On the List | 520 bridge party, Pillow Fight Day in Cal Anderson, Jackson St. Jazz Walk

It’s another weekend of celebrating the great Seattle transit spring of 2016.

2016-0225_Poster_kiewitSaturday, the new 520 bridge — the “longest floating bridge in the world” — will be the center of activity with a grand opening celebration:

Saturday, April 2, 10 AM–5 PM
There will be a variety of interactive, informative, and fun activities for people of all ages. On the bridge you will find exhibits from the Pacific Science Center, expert LEGO builders, and an assortment of STEM-related activities highlighting the science, technology, engineering, and math that went into building the world’s longest floating bridge.

To get there, take light rail to UW Station and hop aboard the 520 party shuttle buses to the bridge. The new bridge is slated to open to traffic later in April.

Save some energy. With 2015’s edition apparently causing no catastrophic injuries, International Pillow Fight Day is returning to Cal Anderson with some puffy pandemonium starting around 2 PM:

Pillows fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight! The location will be Cal Anderson Park, near the big hill next to the fountain. Gather around the guy dressed as Deadpool :)

This year’s theme is superheroes vs. villains so dress appropriately. Be gentle. Make sure to read the fine print on the invite. And clean up after yourselves.

From the 2015 walk. More CHS Pics here.

From the 2015 walk. More CHS Pics here.

In the Central District, jazz is on the calendar. First, Thursday night brings the series of Save KPLU community meetings to the Central District with a session at NAAM. Saturday, enjoy the third annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk on Jackson between 16th and 21st Ave:

Once again, the Jackson Street Jazz Walk is fast upon us! We could not be more thrilled with another amazing line-up. We’ve made a few changes, notably, we’ve added longer sets with more dancing, featuring three hours of Cuban Son music with Supersones at Casa Latina and four hours of dancing to “Miles Davis meets Fele Kuti” with the mind-bending band Comfort Food at Jaam Rek.  In between, we’ve got straight-up jazz, gorgeous singers, old-timey duets, a bit of blues, some cutting edge experimental sounds, and music from around the world that continues to influence the art form of jazz.

For more things to do on and around Capitol Hill or to add your own, check out the CHS Calendar.

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