On the List | Basement Bazaar, Spring Polish Bazaar, Capitol Hill Art Walk April edition

Sunday at Dino’s (Image: Basement Bazaar)

Love pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls and Polish beer? At the Annual Spring Polish Bazaar at the Polish Restaurant Dom Polski lovers of Polish food and arts and crafts can get their fix this Saturday. At 2.30, the Polish choir Vivat Musica will perform traditional songs.

Some very different tunes will resound during Century Ballroom’s Dance Day, where aspiring dancers can try nine different dance styles, including Kizomba, Lindy and Salsa for $15, and Record Store Day, with special deals and performances/DJ sets byDJ Explorateur and DoNormaal at Everyday Music. Find more things to do and eat below, or on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Apr 10: Ken Workman, the great, great, great, great Grandson of Chief Sealth, will welcome visitors, in Lushootseed, to the spring installment of Northwest Film Forum’s Poetry in Translation reading series. The series showcases the literary traditions of Seattle’s immigrant and Native communities by sharing poetry and song in their original languages (plus English translation). Readings by indigenous poets, including Duane Niatum, fabian romero (Purepécha) and, Sasha LaPointe will be followed by a screening of Water is Life, a gorgeous, monochrome visual poem in Duwamish language made by local filmmaker Tracy Rector. Northwest Film Forum, 6.30 – 7.30 PM


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Mari Nagaoka

THURSDAY, Apr. 11: Art Walk is upon us again, and April’s art shows look very promising. At Ghost Gallery, Grant Rehnberg reflects on life lessons of their divorce on paper-cut collage (stop by Amandine’s Bakeshop for  a pop-up shop by Georgetown gallery Studio e, as well as live music in the the Chophouse Row Courtyard) Another not-to-miss exhibit is the Indigenous Latinx Artist Exhibit Soy Yo, featuring femme/female artists, at Vermillion. Stop by nearby Studio Current for JUICY, an interdisciplinary art event featuring Butoh and “deep-sea journey” dance for which “dressing as a sea creature is encouraged though not required.” The artistic highlight of the evening is Honey, a collection of ballpoint-pen portraits of queer folx by Mari Nagaoka at The Factory.

THURSDAY, Apr. 11: We’re all just living our lives, trying to keep up with the news and the gig economy. So we understand not everyone can keep pace with the minutiae of up-and-coming Seattle bands. Still, those who somehow missed the ascent of local blues-rock duo The Black Tones in the past year or two must have not been paying attention. The band, comprised of twins Eva and Cedric Walker and guests bassists, set Seattle abuzz thanks to performances at KEXP, The Showbox, Paramount and Capitol Hill Block Party last year. Now, they come back to the Hill to celebrate the release of their first record, Cobain and Cornbread, filled with gut-punching, heart-vibrating, ear-shattering songs that have to be experienced live. Chop Suey, 8 PM

FRIDAY, Apr. 12:  “White supremacy is so gargantuan and mundane that sometimes its existence and its proficiency can’t be measured, addressed, or even seen without a stark change in perspective. It isn’t like gravity. It is gravity. It is a ceaseless pressure intended to keep blackness ground-bound and sick,” writes Damon Young, co-founder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas in his debut essay collection What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker. It’s the kind of pointed paragraph that should make anyone want to hear Young read from his work and talk at Elliott Bay Book Company. The fact that he’ll be joined by local thinker/writer and bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo sweetens the deal even more. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7 PM

(Image: Basement Bazaar)

SUNDAY, Apr. 14: Capitol Hill has always been a hotspot for vintage and craft lovers, but the neighborhood has seen a resurgence of craft and vintage markets lately. The Dandy Flea Market’s been popping up at Vermillion, and old Capitol Hill recently made a comeback at Scratch Deli turned Capitol Hill Vaudeville vintage market and cafe. Another recent addition to the Hill’s vintage/craft markets is “Basement Bazaar” at Dino’s, organized by woman-owned clothing brand We Are Witchy since last summer. This month, they are featuring 12 vendors (including themselves) selling jewelry sellers, hand-made goods, vintage clothing and … live tattooing. Come for the vintage, stay for live tats and DJing from members of Nauticult (plus excellent pizza).  Dino’s, 5-9 PM

May 10 @ 1:00 PM – Jun 10 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
Stop by the Goethe Pop Up Seattle to enjoy avant-garde, critical comics from Germany, presented by “Le Monde diplomatique” and the Goethe-Institut. Le Monde diplomatique is the largest monthly newspaper on international politics and current affairs in the world and is translated … Continue reading
May 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
May 23 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
May 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Cloud Room
Relax, unwind, and learn how to blend a nourishing facial serum in this 90 minute skincare workshop. Elevate your skincare. In this class, you’ll learn about skin types, carrier & essential oils, facial massage techniques, & other helpful tips to … Continue reading
May 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
May 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO
Join transportation, housing, and climate advocates for a District 3 city council candidate forum! Candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions curated by local advocates. This forum will be moderated by Seattle U professor Dr. Larry Hubbell and Seattle … Continue reading
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