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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 PM Continue 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 PM Continue 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 Walk Thursday. 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
(Image: Volunteer Park Trust)
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.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4: The Tenant Rights Bootcamp series continues with this week’s bootcamp being co-hosted by Be:Seattle and The Urbanist to help educate renters on what their rights are and how best to apply those rights to create better living for Seattle’s renters. Ada’s Technical Books and Café, 6 PM – 8 PM. Continue reading
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
2018’s vigil outside Seattle Central (Image: CHS)
For twenty years, people have been marking a November Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize those lost to anti-trans violence. Names of those murdered due to hate and ignorance are read out loud and speakers will talk about progress and challenges in the trans community. This week’s events on and around Capitol Hill includes Seattle’s gathering to mark the solemn observance with friends and loved ones. For more of the weekend’s happenings, check out the CHS Calendar.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20: To mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, there will be a candlelight vigil on Broadway where the names of those who have been fatal victims of anti-transgender hate crimes and violence will be read with speakers including Elayne Wylie, Executive Director of Gender Justice League, filmmaker, trans rights activist, Trans Pride Seattle organizer; Taylor Briggs, Scholarship Program Director for Greater Seattle Business Association, trans advocate/activist; Natalie Star, trans rights activist, lobbyist, mentor, teacher; Jasper Hice, Membership Outreach Co-Chair for HRC Seattle Steering Committee, teacher, queer rights activist; Honor Love-Lacy, trans activist and Seattle Central student. Continue reading
The city’s Department of Neighborhoods has started the process to gather feedback on festivals, marches, and free speech events on Capitol Hill — including the Capitol Hill Block Party, the three-day, for-profit music event that transforms Pike/Pine into a party and concert venue every July.
Along with a survey running through December 2nd to weigh general feelings from the community about the Hill’s wide variety of special events, the city will be “gathering feedback from local businesses and residents through surveys, interviews and focus groups.”
“The goal is to use data gathered through this process to provide recommendations to the City’s Special Events Committee, the body responsible for permitting these events,” an announcement of the start of the survey process reads. Continue reading
This week started out with Veterans Day, a day for honoring those who have served the United States Armed Services. According to the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs there are 99,316 veterans collecting benefits in King County. The Seattle University of Law will be hosting a reception Wednesday to honor those in the community who have served with Marcus Lee, Foreign Affairs Officer, United States Department of State as keynote speaker.
Considering last week was election week and this week beginning with Veterans day looking to the community may be just the way to finish out your week. This week has opportunities for all, with physical activities, art exhibits, and community forums.
Meanwhile, the CHS Calendar is back after some maintenance work. You can always find a community list of neighborhood happenings and events at capitolhillseattle.com/calendar/.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13: Join Be: Seattle and the Capitol Hill Renter Initiative at the latest Tenant Rights Bootcamp, a neighborhood by neighborhood series educating renters on their rights and strategies for creating better living conditions for those who rent. There will be food and refreshments at the event. 12th Avenue Arts, 6 PM – 7:30 PM Continue reading
The Albers Executive Speaker Series at Seattle University features business leaders from the Puget Sound region talking about a topic of their choice and responding to questions from a panel and the audience.
Smartsheet President & CEO Mark Mader is our featured speaker on November 19, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. His topic: ‘The Future of Work is Human’.
The Albers Executive Speaker Series is held at the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Find out more about the Executive Speaker Series at the Albers site.