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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.

Jan 22 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM WeWork Capitol Hill
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Jan 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
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Jan 23 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 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 … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Center for Urban Horticulture
This 2-hour slideshow covers basic cuts, basic plant habits, and what Cass Turnbull called ‘the pruning budget.’ Then five plants which are relatively easy to prune are dealt with specifically: nandina, evergreen azalea, lilac, camellia, and yew. This lecture series … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
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Jan 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
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Jan 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM 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 … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
In 17th century Rome, painter Artemisia Gentileschi must fight for everything—her place at the easel, her father’s respect, credit for her visionary work. But in the aftermath of rape, she must fight for her truth, buoyed by her shared experience … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM – Jan 26 @ 8:30 PM 18th & Union
Slip into something a little uncomfortable as comic stripper Woody Shticks gets trapped on a porno set with little more than his spicy signature blend of stand-up, strip, and story. In a night thick with slick satire and compromising positions, … Continue reading
Jan 24 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based choreographer Donald Byrd works at the forefront of contemporary performance. For four decades, he has created innovative and startling dance theater works that explore the extraordinary capacities of dancers’ bodies, the complexities of Africanist aesthetics, and the ways that … Continue reading
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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.