Watching paint dry might not be everyone’s idea of a fun night out, but comedian Mihkel Teemant puts a spin on it at Club Comedy Seattle this Thursday. During the comedy show, the audience can paint along to a Bob Ross video. With QTPOC Is Not A Rapper on Friday, no-cover comedy at The Hopvine and Unladylike at Jai Thai this Saturday, comedy fans will be able to their fix this weekend.
Speaking of fixing: this Saturday, the Capitol Hill Tool Library is hosting another Repair Café. A team of volunteer fixers will help repair broken household items, including clothing, electronics, jewelry and small home appliances.
Find out where else to go and what to eat and see this weekend on the list below, and head over to the CHS Calendar for more events.
WEDNESDAY, Aug 14: No, the Seattle SuperSonics are not coming back to Seattle (yet). But the owners of Life On Mars, self-declared “huge Sonics fans” want “their” team back. So, naturally, they covered one of their bathrooms in Sonics-themed wallpaper. The wall collage will be unveiled this evening during the Sonics Appreciation Party. Showing up in Sonics gear will get you 15% off drinks all night. Life on Mars, 7 – 10 PM
PSA: Salty, a play about climate change featuring gay penguins, is still running at 12th Avenue Arts. Already seen it? 12th Avenue Arts is now showing another theatre production about climate change. The intimate play titled “LUNGS” features a couple considering what it means to bring life into this soon-to-be climate-ravaged world, and débuts tonight. 12th Ave Arts, 8 PM
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS, Aug 14 – Aug 28: Capitol Hill is Seattle’s unofficial dog HQ, but those who would like to take their downward dogs outdoors are in luck now, too. A series of donation-based outdoor classes allow yogis to take their practice to Volunteer Park and the Arboretum this month. On Wednesdays, Volunteer Park Trust hosts Yoga Flow for All from 5 – 6 PM, weather permitting, near the dahlia beds at the northeast lawn of Volunteer Park near the main concourse. Capitol Hill-based yoga group Poseurs hosts outdoor vinyasa classes on Sundays at 1 PM at the Arboretum. Students meet at the Visitor Center and will walk over to Foster Island for yoga with a (Union Bay) view.
THURSDAY, Aug 15: It’s unclear whether Boochcraft’s market research included a cursory glance on Urban Dictionary. If it did, it would’ve shown them that “booch” is not just slang for kombucha; it also means cocaine, someone who’s both a “bitch” and a “douche,” and something we’ll only link to. Anyway, “boochcraft” is launching in Seattle this week, and the California company is hosting pop-ups at Capitol Cider and Pine Box to celebrate the occasion. Capitol Cider, 6 PM – 7.30 PM & Pine Box, 7.30 PM – 9 PM
Each month, the all-female improv band The Blood Moon Orchestra shows up to celebrate the full moon by making up songs based on audience cues. Their Thursday performance features electro-synth wave by Purr Gato, indie-electronic music by Screens, “animated ballads” by Melissa and the Fun Machine, with live visuals by Blazinspace and aerial art by Jane Air. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 8 PM – 1 PM
FRIDAY, Aug 16: While construction of the permanent AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway is underway, artists activate the area with artworks and performances. Local dancer and community activist David Rue has curated A Physical Homage, a series of monthly dance performances near or in the station on Third Fridays throughout November. This Friday, see a performance by Kyle Bernbach and Gilbert Small near the Northwest corner of Cal Anderson Park. Cal Anderson, 5.30 PM
SATURDAY, Aug 17: “We can pout about big beer’s decision to play a big role in Capitol Hill’s brewing scene. Or we can enjoy some of the perks that come with major beer brands putting their assets to work creating the ultimate marketing: goodwill with good beer,” CHS wrote last year about Redhook Brewlab. The Pike Ave brew lab, owned and operated by global brew force Craft Beer Alliance (of dominating AB InBev), is now celebrating two years on the Hill with all-day anniversary beer pricing, music by KEXP DJ’s, brewery tours, and the sale of merch and new limited-edition El Sonido Camp Mug. Each comes with a can of El Sonido. All proceeds will go to support Seattle Musicians Access To Sustainable Healthcare. Redhook Brewlab, 12 PM – 11.59 PM
Capitol Hill-based fans of husband and wife chef team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, who announced the closure of their food-fourplex Trove last June, are in luck. The couple still has a lease on the place, and this month, they’re launching a new series of pop-up dinners. BREAK A LEG! features 36 different small plates inspired by hanjeongsik, a Korean meal of small, colorful barchan plates, including caramelized kimchi dumplings, fried cauliflower, chilled beef salad, and tuna poke. Break A Leg is, by the way, not about wishing Trove’s owners luck in future endeavors, but a reference to the saying “The table’s legs are about to break” from all the delicious food. $95 per person. Trove, 6 PM – 8.30 PM
This year’s Seattle Design Fest comes to the Hill with a “Design Crawl.” Some highlights include a youth-focused “Level Up Your Street” workshop where youth ages 10-16 can learn about parklets, “level up” the pedestrian experience and build three-dimensional models with architects and landscape architects from the Board & Vellum office. At Goethe Pop Up, explore how urbanism, architecture, and design can further justice, ecology, and community will look into how livable our city is with architect Kira Jungfleisch. Various locations, all-day
SUNDAY, Aug 18: Soccer might just be Seattle’s official sport. If you’ve been meaning to take up the game or looking to find a group to hone your skills with, Seattle’s LGBTQ+ soccer organization Rain City Soccer Club is hosting open “kickarounds” this summer at the Miller Community Center. “Just bring proper footwear, water, and a positive attitude. People of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome.” Miller field, 3 PM.