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On the List | Capitol Hill Station celebration, Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, APRIL Book Expo

Photo by Don Wilson Capitol Hill Station 2016

What could be more green than a new $1.9 billion light rail extension that will give thousands of people every day an alternative to driving? Saturday, celebrate the luck o’ Seattle with Sound Transit’s two parties separated by two miles of twin tunnels — and free rides all day between the festivities:

We’re kicking off U Link service with a free community celebration March 19 from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stations and train rides open at 10 a.m. Here’s a sample of what we have in store at each station:

  • Self-guided tours of University of Washington and Capitol Hill stations
  • A variety of live music, including instrumental, jazz, rock and hip-hop
  • Wave of the Future Pavilions featuring games, photo booths and more
  • Food for purchase from your favorite local food trucks
  • Farmer’s market at Capitol Hill Station
  • Free commemorative items (while supplies last).

At Capitol Hill Station, the 9 AM to 5 PM fun will include DJ Riz Rollins and street musician Pasquale Santos, giant Jenga, a temporary tattoo parlor, and a “Eurodance Party” parade (we don’t even know what that means!). You’ll be invited to take a “self guided” tour of the stations, enjoy some interpretive videos, and get your hands on special commemorative stars made from the wood of the big red construction wall.

UPDATE! This just in from Sound Transit. You might want to make sure to be at Capitol Hill Station by 10 AM for “confetti cannons” and a countdown with Mayor Ed Murray.

For St. Patrick’s, how about a very Capitol Hill wake? E Pike’s Lovecitylove will play host to the night’s Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places:

Join us at LoveCityLove’s new location on E Pike and 14th, from 6pm to midnight on March 17th for a jam-packed celebration, complete with 19 readings, 3 musical performances, short films, an art exhibit, and beer from Fremont Brewing Company!

Meanwhile, Sunday brings the final day for the 2016 APRIL literary festival, the APRIL Book Expo at Hugo House:

Meet publishers and browse books from over 50 independent presses. First 20 entrants get a free piece of APRIL swag! The bar will be open all day!

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

Mar 31 – May 31 all-day Betsutenjin
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Mar 31 – May 31 all-day Bites of Bangkok
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Mar 31 – May 31 all-day Cook | Weaver
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Mar 31 – May 31 all-day
Hey everyone – I know it’s been a tough time for the bar and restaurant community so I wanted to start a thread for other businesses to share ways that we can continue to support one another. Over at Cure … Continue reading
Mar 31 – May 31 all-day
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Mar 31 – May 31 all-day Eltana Capitol Hill
Eltana Capitol Hill and Wallingford locations are open for takeout, Monday-Friday 7am-2pm, and Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm. See for full menu. Delivery through Caviar and DoorDash available. ezCater available for large orders.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Mar 31 – May 31 all-day
In an effort to support our community, we’re offering takeout for some of our pub favorites at Elysian Capitol Hill including food and beer to-go. Walk up, call (206) 906-9148 or order online. Curbside pickup available. $5 gift card with every order Menu … Continue reading
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Mar 31 – May 31 all-day Hopvine Pub
We’re doing take out for food and beer! Come fill your growler or any container with a lid! We have pint size jars to go as well!Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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2 thoughts on “On the List | Capitol Hill Station celebration, Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, APRIL Book Expo

    • Liberals are incapable of celebrating anything. Three stations are being built beyond that, U-Dist, Roosevelt and Northgate and the Angle Lake station at the southern end is opening in the fall supposedly. Also, climb off your high horse and take the bus like the rest of us. All the tunnels give us is superfast transit from point A to B if point A and B happen to be your travel points.