On the List | Homeless pets pop-up, Seattle Queer Film Festival, freestyle frisbee world championships, Capitol Hill Art Walk at (tiny!) new gallery Elbo Room

A pop-up dedicated to pets and people experiencing homelessness visits Cal Anderson Thursday (Image: Center for One Health Research)

October is not just a good month for creepiness and rain, it’s also an ideal time to wrap yourself in some softer varieties of music, including choral music during the Seattle Sings Choral Festival, running October 10 through 12, and acoustic music during the 6th annual Seattle Acoustic Festival this Saturday. Find more for acoustic aficionados, frisbee fans, and burger buffs below. And don’t forget — the weekend brings the first of three this fall without light rail service between Capitol Hill and SoDo.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9: No, your timing’s not off, it’s just Lit Crawl arriving early this year. The festival doesn’t start until later this month, but this week, the literary Capitol Hill event launches early with a kickoff and fundraising party slash open mic. The event will have music, food, and drinks and feature readings by some of Seattle’s “beloved literati,” Richard Chiem, Ching-In Chen, and Ari Rosenschein.

“The evening will also have plenty of opportunities to support Lit Crawl’s artists and ensure we can keep Seattle’s booziest literary night going for as long as it can,” organizers write. “Come prepared to give.” Capitol Cider, 6 PM – 8 PM 

Through Oct. 14: Some would say the burgers of Li’l Woody’s are perhaps already fast food, but this month, the local burger purveyor celebrates Fast Food Month by recreating one fast food classic every week, inspired by Wendy’s, Taco Bell, McDonald’s and co. Don’t miss this weekend’s Sourdough Woody, a Jack in the Box-inspired burger with Hill’s bacon, garlic mayo, grass-fed beef, Swiss cheese, and ketchup. It comes with curly fries. Li’l Woodys


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THURSDAY, Oct. 10: Over at CHS, Capitol Hill Pets features a semi-regular look at our furry, fuzzy, feathered, and finned friends found out and about on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, the University of Washington comes to Cal Anderson Park with a pop-up gallery showcasing the autobiographical photographs made by people experiencing homelessness with their pets. The Center for One Health Research, part of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, asked people experiencing homelessness to document their experiences with disposable cameras and notes in notebooks. The galleries will feature personal quotes from participants about their challenges and the bonds they share with their animals. Cal Anderson, 11 AM – 5 PM 

THURSDAY, Oct. 10: This month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk is a chance for art lovers to pay a visit to crowd favorites such as The Factory (where Mary Ann Carter will debut what’s sure to be a playful show) or Cloud Gallery (where artists pay homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 haunting classic ‘Suspiria’), and to get to know the new gallery in town: Elbo Room. “It is very small but very cute,” gallery owner Andre Olivie said in an email about the new (small) space. The gallery debuts with a show by local artist Julian Pena. “I own an LGBT Immigration law firm where I work with binational same-sex couples and LGBT asylum seekers but decided to do something a bit more creative but still supporting the LGBT immigrant community,” Olivie said. Find Elbo Room at 1633 Bellevue Ave. Suite C and elboroomseattle.com

THURSDAY, Oct 10 – SUNDAY, Oct. 20: CHS recently reported on why Three Dollar Bill’s long-standing and beloved Outdoor Cinema had to scale back in Cal Anderson this summer, but luckily, that’s not the case for the local nonprofit’s 24th annual Seattle Queer Film Festival (which happens indoors, mostly at Northwest Film Forum, Gay City and The Egyptian). The festival will screen 157 films from 28 countries screening over 11 days, including the Northwest premiere of Argentina’s “Brief Story from the Green Planet”, which won the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award, as well as the world premiere of “No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story” by local filmmaker and Pacific Northwest Ballet principal soloist Margaret Mullin. Various times and locations 

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 – SUNDAY, Oct. 13: Seattle is home to the current #1-ranked freestyle frisbee player in the world, Ryan Young. This week, Seattleites get a chance to see top frisbee talent like Young during The Freestyle Players Association World Championships at the Mitchell Activity Center in Capitol Hill. Even better: there are choreographed routines involved. Teams of two and three will compete by performing those routines, showing off complicated frisbee tricks matched to music. This year also includes a new event, the first-ever xdisc jr world championship. Mitchell Activity Center, various times 

SATURDAY, Oct. 12: “Quiet is the new Loud,” according to the Seattle Acoustic Festival. For its sixth edition, the all-ages festival has lined up over 25 singer-songwriters and other musicians performing on three different stages at the All Pilgrims Christian Church. Among the performers are bands with whimsical names such as Your Downstairs Neighbors, Wrong Way at the Roundabout, and Paul Mauer and the Silence. New this year is pay-what-you-can ticketing. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 12 PM – 11.30 PM

RealSelf House of Modern Beauty: A Pop-Up Beauty Event @ The Riveter - Fremont
Oct 19 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 20 @ 5:00 PM

At RealSelf.com, we demystify cosmetic treatments and procedures so you can make smart and confident beauty decisions. In celebration of this mission, we launched the RealSelf House of Modern Beauty—an interactive pop-up event where guests can explore the world of medical aesthetics and discover the latest beauty treatments.

On Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, RealSelf will transform an office building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood into the House of Modern Beauty—a medical spa, beauty pop-up, and interactive event all-in-one. 

The two-day event will feature complimentary cosmetic treatments like microneedling, laser hair removal, and nonsurgical muscle toning, as well as visual installations (perfect for Instagram), and expert-led panel discussions featuring local media and entrepreneurs. 

Entry is free, ages 18+.

Learn more about RealSelf.com and the Seattle House of Modern Beauty at https://houseofmodernbeauty.realself.com/

RealSelf Media Contact: Madison Phillips, madison@realself.com

Lusio Lights the VPC @ Volunteer Park Conservatory
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Explore creative light art exhibits in the fragrant dark pathways as Lusio artists weave their light art installations throughout the lush and ever changing botanical gardens. See rare tropical plants come alive with the art of light, grab a drink at the Bromeliad Bar and head into the Seasonal House for a dance party you’ll never forget :)

This is one of the most unique experiences Seattle has to offer and we only do this a few times a year!



21 +

Saturday, October 19, 2019

7:00-10:00 pm


Advance tickets

$20 General admission

$15 Friends of the Conservatory Members

***Member tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite directly and you’ll need your Member ID on hand at checkout.

At the door

$22 General public

$17 Friends of the Conservatory Members





Livwutang [TUF, Tech Startup]


Joey Webb

>>>THE ART<<<

Marcell Marias – Large live projection mapping exhibit spanning across the entire north side of the Seasonal House
LUSIO – Lighting Design
+ DJ’s Joey Webb and LivWuTang

Blazinspace – Live projection mapping of the giant cactus and agave plants!
LUSIO – Lighting Design

Black Water Stars – Live Hanging Projection Mapping exhibit
Caitlin Pontrella – “Bloom” Glowing origami lilies gardens
Jeffery Fider – “Pillars of Creation” space LED photography
LUSIO – Lighting Design

Jeny Bird – “Toffets” interactive abstract LED creations.
Caitlin Pontrella – “Bloom” Glowing origami lilies gardens
Kristin L. Nelson – Live laser dome exhibit
LUSIO – Lighting Design

Beer, Wine and non alcoholic beverages available for purchase

Check back for more artist announcements and updates!



Event curated by Lusio

Fundraiser for the Friends of the Conservatory, a 501 c(3) non-profit whose mission is to advocate and encourage preservation, public participation, and education with respect to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and its plant collection.

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Saturday night concert @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

The Revolutionists @ 12th Avenue Arts
Oct 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Revolutionists @ 12th Avenue Arts

Theatre22 presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Julie Beckman.

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, deposed queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle tell their stories together and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. 

THE REVOLUTIONISTS runs in rotation with WHITE as part of Theatre22’s Festival of Revolution.

Performed at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

October 19th-November 9th 2019

Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm

Darkwave Yoga @ Ritual @ Ritual
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Come practice gothy, slow-flow vinyasa to the musical stylings of dark wave bands like Joy Division, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and Depeche Mode in the weird and lovely Ritual space on Pike Street. This is a free karma class meant for all friends and neighbors on the Hill, taught by one of the Ritual owners, a certified vinyasa instructor, and all attendees enjoy a 15% discount if they stay and shop after class.

Rebel Saints Meditation Society-Meditation-Kindness/Forgiveness/Compassion/Equanimity/ @ Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Oct 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Capitol Hill Meditation Sit/Class on with Rebel Saints Meditation Society.

Sunday Morning10:30 AM to Noon

Learn how to use the practice of meditation to become more kind, more compassionate and more forgiving towards yourself, towards others and towards the world.

30 minute guided meditation-talk-discussion

We are located at 1423 10th Ave Studio 9 in the Pike/Pine corridor of our beloved Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

We are easily accessible by all public transportation with the light rail station three blocks from our door…

You will find us by walking down the ramp and entering thru the red door..

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