Winter Festival & Craft Sale

Winter Festival & Craft Sale

Saturday 12/22, noon-6:00pm
@ ALTspace
2318 E Cherry St

Free, all ages, and open to the public.

Join us for a day of artistic expression with crafts by local artists, hosted at your very own community Makerspace in Central Seattle: ALTSpace (! Hosted by IgnitionNW ( a non-profit arts foundation, this social community-building event will have something for everyone.

– food and drinks (alcoholic and not)
– a live glass blowing display
– a giant Pirate Ship outside with DJs aboard!
– indoor and outdoor space
– art both for sale and on display
– caroling by the Jerk Church
– face painting by Caroline Langevin
– your friends!

There is literally Every reason to come take part in this! It’s our first large community event at ALTSpace. Come by and meet your local Burner community leaders and members and share a day with artists.

Artists in Residence:
– Frida Fondle: jewelry and fascinators
– Erin Allen: tentacles and Inktober sketches
– High Wire Jewelry and Lapidary
– Cleo Wolfus: Dreadfalls
– Torn in Seattle
– Kyra Chatfield: costumes from A Masquerade
– Art Attack
– Mountain Ridge Pottery
– Coleman Anderson: glass blowing

We’ve got some amazing creators in our community, let’s show off your brilliant efforts, and come support our friends and community!

On the List | Final Capitol Hill Art Walk of 2018, Neighbours Alley, Ben’s Bread, Sugar Plum Gary

This Thursday is the last Capitol Hill Art Walk of the year. To get your art fix, pass by the FoodArt Collection and The Factory, or check out the art walk calendar here. In the midst of the art walk, you’ll find the Neighbours Alley Celebration with dumpster painting, ornament making, and, yes, alley bowling. It’s also a big night for seasonal celebration in Volunteer Park at the annual Holiday in the Park event. Find more events around the neighborhood on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, Dec. 13: Contemporary pop artist Genevieve St. Charles might be as consumed by, well, American consumerism as the venerable Andy Warhol was, her work packs a lot more banter. Though she shares a fondness for bananas with Warhol, St. Charles expands her scope to the whole fruit basket (plus deliciously dripping cheese burgers and hot dogs) with a new art show FROOT, featuring shiny peaches and bananas, neon, home furnishings and her famous LaCroix cans with bittersweet flavors such as “Homeless Bitcoin Millionaire” or “Deleted Tinder”. FoodArt Collection, 420 13th Ave E (buzz BUBEN at front door callbox) Apt 101. 5-9 PM Continue reading

Happy Hilladays: Mark your calendar for Neighbours Alley celebration, Holiday in the Park

A caroler in the snow at a Holiday in the Park past (Image: CHS)

If you’re like CHS, you probably aren’t totally feeling the holiday season yet. That’s cool. But next week, you better get ready to be festive.

Next Thursday night brings a double header of celebration to Capitol Hill including a very Pike/Pine venue — the Neighbours Alley.

Organizers from the effort to redesign the alley to enhance the neighborhood and surrounding streets are holding a party along with the monthly Capitol Hill Art Walk:

Neighbours Alley Celebration

It sounds like a good party: Continue reading

On the List | Spin the Bottle milestone, Roanoke Tavern tacos, Jekeva Phillips

(Image: Spin the Bottle)

It’s the end of an era. Starting next year, Spin the Bottle, Seattle’s longest-running, most eclectic late night cabaret show, moves to an 8 PM slot. Nighthawks can see the last late-night show this Friday. Check out what else to do on the Hill this week here below, or find more events around the neighborhood on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5: In light of Scratch Deli’s imminent adieu, perhaps today is a good day to pay a visit to some of the other slightly-worn, unpretentious neighborhood hangouts we think will just magically be around forever. At northern Capitol Hill’s Roanoke Park Place Tavern, Wednesdays are for $1 homemade tacos and cans of beer. You read that right. One dollar. Roanoke Park Place Tavern Continue reading

On the List | Isvald Klingels trunk show, ‘Alternate Endings, Activist risings’ at the Frye, Mimosas Cabaret

(Image: Isvald Klingels)

Quick, before the holiday parties arrive, here are a few ideas for things to explore around Capitol Hill this weekend. For more events around the neighborhood, check out the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28: Struggling with a short attention span? At this year’s Short Circuit, the only Pacific Rim film festival in the world, opportunities for dozing or distraction are kept to a minimum thanks to a showcase of intriguing short films; none top  20 minutes. From the fictional account of a young, deaf Maori boy longing to perform the Haka to a documentary about conservation in Papua New Guinea or a hyper-short South Korean animation dealing with the “struggles of the heart,” the line-up promises to be as diverse as the films’ over 30 countries of origin. Northwest Film Forum, 7 PM
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Hope for Christmas: A concert to bring freedom, safety, and hope to victims of sex trafficking.

Join REST, CitizensGhost Ship and Handsome & Gretyl for an evening of Christmas cheer bringing freedom, safety, and hope to victims of sex trafficking in our community.

REST is a Seattle-based nonprofit that exists to bring freedom, safety, and hope to local sex trafficking victims and those being exploited in the sex trade. All proceeds from “Hope for Christmas” will benefit REST.


On the List | Vermillion FRIENDSgiving potluck, Black Business Black Friday, Trove bake sale

Full disclosure: This is not a picture of Vermillion’s annual Friendsgiving

If you are on Capitol Hill, Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to explore the neighborhood — and maybe play tourist. Below is a selection of events and get-out-and-dos from around Capitol Hill. You can find more and add your own to the CHS Calendar. It’s also time to find a few gifts for friends and loved ones. Don’t forget to Shop the Hill — we’re collecting holiday highlights, deals, and promotions from local merchants and food and drink venues through the holidays.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21: “I’m going to make a gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin pie. Could be great, could be a travesty,” an aspiring baker wrote on the Facebook event page for Vermillion’s annual FRIENDSgiving Potluck. Chances are low the event itself, a Capitol Hill tradition, turns out a travesty. Diana Adams, owner of the bar-cum-gallery, will provide the turkey and some side dishes. Attendees can bring pretty much anything, including pre-made or store-bought food, as long as guests come with an appetite to acknowledge settler privilege on the eve of the colonial holiday. Vermillion, 6-9 PM Continue reading

Help Feed the Hungry with Bar Vacilando

Bar Vacilando is partnering with Food Lifeline to make a dent in the fight against hunger. We’re donating a portion of all food sales during the month of November to Food Lifeline. Join us for a night out, order any dish off our menu, and you’ll help feed a neighbor in need!

Capitol Hill Art Walk @ The Lounge

Stop by The Lounge during Capitol Hill’s Art Walk to see our featured artist – Molly Ann Crocker.

A lifelong resident of Seattle, Washington, Molly started her career in Fine Arts and has worked as a freelance artist for over 20 years. In 2000 Molly started working in creative education and in 2003 began teaching the entire Art program at St. Joseph School in Seattle, Washington. Her passion for creating, living and experiencing art has not only made her own life rich, but has helped her students learn how to discover themselves as young artists.

Molly creates a variety of art works using multiple mediums, including oil, acrylic, clay, glass fusing, acrylic pours, watercolors, encaustic paintings and more.

To Molly, no medium goes untouched.


We will also be offering hors d’oeuvres and a free cup of coffee* to enjoy while you explore the space.


To find out our other events, download our app – The Lounge By AT&T, or follow us on Instagram @TheLounge.

*Limited time offer. Must download ”The Lounge by AT&T” app to redeem. Offer valid for first time visitors only.