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On the List | May Capitol Hill Art Walk, On the Block 11th Ave street fair debut, first ever Upper Left Comedy Festival

CHS friend Emmett Montgomery will be part of the big show at the Upper Left Comedy Festival this weekend, a celebration of what makes the PNW laugh (Image: CHS)

 

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The weather feels like winter but the sprouting of things to do around Capitol Hill feels like spring. This weekend’s highlights include important rallies and protests for abortion rights, a Capitol Hill comedy festival, and a new monthly Capitol HIll street fair. Check out the CHS Calendar for more.

  • THURSDAY: Capitol Hill Art Walk — The May edition of the monthly night for venues across the Hill to feature art and artists brings highlights including the Center on Contemporary Art ShowWalls Program at Poco, the works of Claire Sakaguchi, Nikki Solemsaas, Kirie Ventura at Vermillion, and a debut celebration for Summit Selvage, a new 12th Ave studio created with the goal of providing an affordable space for the exploration of sewing, handcrafts, arts, and waste reduction. Check out capitolhillartwalk.com for a map and details.
  • THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Upper Left Comedy Festival Capitol Hill’s Club Comedy and the Northwest Film Forum will host three days of stand-up and performance events featuring Pacific Northwest comedy favorites and nationally known acts including Ron Lynch, Jackie Kashian, Derek Sheen, David Gborie, Emmett Montgomery, Monica Nevi, Birungi Birungi, and Andy Iwancio.
    Organizers say this first annual edition of the event is three years in the making after the pandemic stalled the hopes and dreams of co-founders Sarah Crowe, Isaac Novak and CB Shamah to create a festival “that shines a light on our talented, diverse and inclusive community of performers and creatives, as well as our amazing PNW audiences that love them.”
  • SATURDAY: Abortion rights protests Ongoing Seattle activism will include The Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s call for supporters to gather on Capitol Hill Saturday starting at 11 AM in Cal Anderson as part of rallies and marches it is organizing around the country.

    CHS CALENDAR: On the Block Second Saturdays

  • SATURDAY: On the BlockA new monthly street fair will take over 11th Ave between Pike and Pine for the first time Saturday afternoon and into the night in an effort to support artists and creators, bolster the economy of the neighborhood, and community bonds.

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