One thing certain after months of the COVID-19 crisis is how much heavier we weigh the calculated risks of daily life. As you search for balance, Thursday night brings a little bit of life back to Capitol Hill.
Whether the return of the Capitol Hill Art Walk is for you is, well, up to you. But a handful of area venues and shops are getting back into the rhythm of the monthly “second Thursday” event:
We have some socially-distanced, masked art viewings happening this Thursday, Nov. 12th! https://www.capitolhillartwalk.com/
Check each venue’s website for details on their hours, COVID-19 accommodations & more…
2020’s Capitol Hill Block Party musical festival, one of the largest annual events in the neighborhood every July, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, organizers announced Thursday.
“Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Capitol Hill Block Party 2020 is unable to move forward as planned,” CHBP organizers write. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our community, artists and attendees. We hope everyone is being smart, responsible, and thinking of others during these unprecedented times.”
The annual three-day music festival is looking ahead to 2021, producers said Thursday. Ticket holders can save their passes for next year or request a refund, according to the statement. Continue reading →
Saturday brings a celebration of beer and free prizes as E Union’s Optimism Brewing marks the 10th Annual Washington Beer Open House. You might want to also check out some of the neighborhood’s other beer-y stops for more open house fun.
Sunday, join the movement as the Tax Amazon March steps off from Cal Anderson Park. Destination? The Amazon spheres.
Samy will probably not be there (Image: Seattle Art Museum)
Second Thursdays are now even more art-y on Capitol Hill. The longtime schedule for the neighborhood’s monthly art walk is now also part of the expanded roster of free admission days for the newly reopened Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.
Both happy events including the first Second Thursday free opening at SAAM and late hours until 9 PM and a special Valentine’s edition of the Capitol Hill Art Walk coincide for the first time Thursday night.
Capitol Hill’s gay bars and performance venues are raising funds in celebration of Australia Day to help recovery from the country’s bushfire crisis.
Bush Bash is a fundraiser happening this Saturday, January 25, at four Seattle gay bars. The funds raised that evening go to The Australian Community’s Disaster Relief Fund. R Place, Diesel, Queer/Bar, and White Center’s Lumber Yard are all having special fundraising performances or events to raise money to help people and wildlife affected by the Australian bushfire crisis.
Meanwhile, a 12-hour drag fundraising event will do its part to Save the Koalas Sunday at Capitol Hill’s Fred Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading →
Womxn’s March screenprinting party (Image: Orange Twist)
The first full week of January can be a bit of let down after all the holiday celebrations and parties but there is enough going on around the Hill — like the Capitol Hill Art Walk! — this weekend to help ease the transition. We’ve highlighted a few things to get out and do, below. You can find more Capitol Hill and Central District area events on the CHS Calendar.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8: Many may think that reading is a solitary art, but the Sorrento Silent Reading Party puts the lie to that. An event created by Christopher Frizzelle, of the Stranger, avid readers gather in the Fireside Room of the Sorrento Hotel for a few hours of quiet reading among their fellow book lovers every first Wednesday of the month. Join the first reading of the month but come early as it is said to fill up fast. Hotel Sorrento. 6 PM – 8 PM
Unbreaking America: Solving the Democracy Crisis is a short film about the systemic corruption in American politics starring RepresentUs founder and CEO Josh Silver and actress Jennifer Lawrence. Silver will be screening, and then discussing, the film to demonstrate how Americans can take action to stem corruption practices. Tickets $5. Town Hall. 7:30 PM
THURSDAY, Jan. 9: This month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk features a variety of arts and venues, including the Max Planck Images of Science at Goethe Pop Up located in Chophouse Row on Capitol Hill. The exhibit is a showcase of images submitted by research scientists from over 80 institutes displaying elements of their work. A true celebration of the overlap of art and science. 5 PM – 9 PMContinue reading →
Capitol Hill’s nightlife venues make great homes for unique craft and vintage markets year-round. During the holidays, things get turned to 11. Below, you’ll find a naughty and nice list of pop-up markets from around the neighborhood plus. We also have a few other, non-commerce ways to mark the season. You can visit the CHS Calendar to find more.
For more gift ideas, holiday events, and deals from local merchants, check out Shop the Hill.
THURSDAY, Dec. 19: The Central District’s ReRunRoom hosts its Holiday Sparkle Party with “vintage & handmade gifts, decor, furniture, and jewelry” and a selfie photo booth. You can also enjoy snacks and a glittery cocktail. ReRun Room, 5-8 PM
Hugo House and the Northwest Native Writers Circle are bringing six accomplished Native women writers for an evening of readings and conversation. Join Laura Da’, Sara Marie Ortiz, Storme Webber, Arianne True, Sara Marie Ortiz, and Sondra S. Segundo-Cunningham as they share their experience and writing. Hugo House, 7 PMContinue reading →
Guilty Holiday Pleasures at Chophouse Row (Image: Chophouse Row)
It’s the second week of December which means it is time for the Capitol Hill Art WalkThursday. Check capitolhillartwalk.com for this month’s venues, but two things to be aware of is that the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and Capitol Hill Housing will be presenting Porous Public Space: Climate Adaption through Public Space Design at the 12th Ave Arts Building as part of the art walk and the Annex Theatre will be hosting its variety show, Spin the Bottle, after the art walk wraps up.
For other things to do this week check out the below events and visit the CHS Calendar.
For gift ideas, holiday events, and deals from local merchants, check out Shop the Hill.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11: The Northwest African American Museum and Hugo House will be presenting a tribute to the legacy of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987). Baldwin was born in Harlem where he grew up and his known for may works on racial, sexual, and class distinctions, such as Notes of a Native Son and Giovanni’s Room. There will be readings and remembrances from Anastacia-Renée, Ebo Barton, LaNesha DeBardelaben, and Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith. Northwest African American Museum, 7 PM – 9 PM.Continue reading →
The lights are up and cheery music is playing – the holiday season is upon us. Though Black Friday (and all the associated marketing children of it) is past, shopping may still be on the mind. To that end there are a variety of pop-up markets to check out this December, including the Holiday Market at Westlake Park and the Full Moon Market at Stumptown Coffee. But if you had your fill of shopping, check out some of the events below. You can find more o the CHS Calendar.
For gift ideas, deals, and holiday events including this weekend’s holiday tree lighting at the Hotel Sorrento on First Hill, check out Shop the Hill.
Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have time to enjoy a feast or two. And hopefully you get as much time with friends and loved ones that you want. While we’re talking about hope and thanks, here are a few things to be grateful for getting out and doing around Capitol Hill this weekend. Check out the CHS Calendar for more.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27:Community Lunch on Capitol Hill serves hot meals and provides survival services to the homeless and low-income in Seattle. They provide four meals a week – lunch on Tuesday and Friday, and supper on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday night, the Seattle Yang Gang – a group supporting entrepreneur and Democratic candidate, Andrew Yang – will be volunteering at the Community Lunch on Capitol Hill as a way to serve and connect with the community. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 3 PM – 6:30 PM
** Community Lunch on Capitol Hill will also be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday starting at 5 PM at All Pilgrims. **
THURSDAY, Nov. 28: Let us give thanks. For the baristas and the bartenders. The budtenders. The Amazon Prime delivery people. Bike shares. And your neighbor’s wi-fi. Below, we’ve compiled our annual roster of coffee joints, grocery stores, etc. where your friends and neighbors will be working to make sure you have the happiest holiday possible. As for getting a post-feast cocktail, that list is up to you. Take a chance. Make sure to tip. And be thankful. Continue reading →