On the List | World AIDS Day, Comicon returns, Living Artists Collective Holiday Market, plus more craft and gift fairs

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here. Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

Shop the Hill, the long running effort from CHS, is partnering again with the GSBA and the Capitol Hill Business Alliance for the free service to help promote local retailers and small businesses and share updates on promotions, deals, and holiday offerings. Participating merchants and venues are complying with COVID-19 safety measures and many offer online ordering and curb pick-up. Check it out at capitolhillseattle.com/shopthehill/

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1ST

  • World AIDS Day 2021 marks 40 years since the first cases were reported. Gay City hosts a commemoration in The AMP Plaza to mark the important milestone

THURSDAY DECEMBER 2ND

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What’s open on Capitol Hill Thanksgiving 2021 — Plus, On the List: Comedy competition, Disco Rodeo, Glasswing celebration

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here. Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

THANKSGIVING — THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25
Here’s a round-up of Capitol Hill-area essentials with plans to be open on Thanksgiving. These are the locations we’ve been able to verify. If we missed your favorite’s Thanksgiving opening plans, let us know in the comments and we’ll update the post. Gobble gobble!

COFFEE

  • Vivace — Brix 8am-2pm, Walk-up CLOSED
  • Starbucks Roastery 7am -10pm
  • Fuel 19th – CLOSED
  • Victrola 15th, 7am-3pm and Victrola Pike 7am – 4pm
  • Caffe Vita – 7am-2pm
  • Analog Coffee – 8a – 1pm
  • Caffe Ladro – 6am – 2pm
  • Top Pot Summit – 8am – 1pm
  • Ghost Note – 9am-2pm
  • Liberty – 365 days a year
  • Ada’s — CLOSED
  • Wunderground — 8a — 1pm

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On the List: Black Carousel, Lube Wrestling benefit for Emerald City Mudhens, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, recall ballots arrive, Capitol Hill Farmers Market returns

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here. Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

Shop the Hill, the long running effort from CHS, is partnering again with the GSBA and the Capitol Hill Business Alliance for the free service to help promote local retailers and small businesses and share updates on promotions, deals, and holiday offerings. Participating merchants and venues are complying with COVID-19 safety measures and many offer online ordering and curb pick-up. Check it out at capitolhillseattle.com/shopthehill/

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17

  • Sandra Smith, award winning translator, takes part in a virtual discussion with Capitol Hill’s Elliott Bay Book Co.
  • Freeland: See the “emotional thriller” set amid the background of the Northern California black market marijuana industry on the big screen at the Northwest Film Forum.
  • Werk Wednesdays: Black Carousel, an “all Black variety show” goes off at the Unicorn.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18

  • CHBA Community Conversations: Tune into the Capitol Hill Business Alliance’s monthly morning conversations. November’s session is focused on “talented creatives, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs who work outside of a traditional brick-and-mortar business also call our neighborhood home.” Continue reading

On the List: Shop the Hill to support neighborhood businesses, November art walk, Hedwig & the Angry Inch Sing-Along benefit

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here. Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

Shop the Hill, the long running effort from CHS, is partnering again with the GSBA and the Capitol Hill Business Alliance for the free service to help promote local retailers and small businesses and share updates on promotions, deals, and holiday offerings. Participating merchants and venues are complying with COVID-19 safety measures and many offer online ordering and curb pick-up. Check it out at capitolhillseattle.com/shopthehill/

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

  • Karen Dalton: In My Own Time screens at Northwest Film Forum, “interweaving excerpts from her poetry and journals with moving interviews and rare archival performance clips” from the folk singer’s life.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11TH

  • BeatleConcert opens its rehearsal with a $15 performance at 12th Ave Arts in Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s “tribute to the songs that the Beatles never played in concert.”
  • November Capitol Hill Art Walk: Bars, restaurants, merchants, galleries display creations from local artists including painting, photography, and sculpture at venues across Capitol Hill. Check out the map and listings for this month’s walk at capitolhillartwalk.com.

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On the List: The Velvet Underground at Northwest Film Forum, Defend Kshama drag show, Capitol Hill COVID Remembrance Project

The Velvet Underground documentary screens in-person at the Northwest Film Forum this week

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here.

Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

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On the List — Hilloween 2021 edition: Trick or treating on Capitol Hill, Seattle Weavers’ Guild Show and Sale, Hotel Sorrento Zombie Soiree

Yes, there will be trick or treating on Capitol Hill in 2021. And, yes, Pike/Pine’s bars will be vaxed, masked, and packed. Here are this week’s special Halloween edition highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here.

Wear your mask… and your Hilloween mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

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On the List: Paint the Park in the CD, Photographic Center Northwest benefit auction, PR0N 4 Freakz, Capitol Hill Farmers Market

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here.

Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland screens at Capitol Hill’s SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theatre this week. If Nicolas Cage in “a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days” won’t get you back to the movies, nothing will.
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival continues online and in-person around the city through the weekend.
  • Josephine Ensign talks about her new book Skid Road with insights on the homelessness crisis in Seattle and beyond in a virtual event from Elliott Bay Book Co.

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On the List: October Capitol Hill Art Walk, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Rubinstein Bagels Grand Opening, Wa Na Wari Walk The Block, and 2021 Lit Crawl at Hugo House

Here are this week’s highlights from the CHS Calendar. You can also Add Your Event here.

Wear your mask and don’t forget your proof of vax.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13TH

  •  Design review: 131 13th Ave E VIRTUAL: A proposed project on 13th Ave E near the intersection with E John will come before the board Wednesday night in the body’s ongoing virtual review sessions.

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With 2021 Pride celebrations put on hold, Volunteer Park hosting All Together Now ‘LGBTQIA+ fall celebration’

This year’s Volunteer Park Pride Festival was canceled due to the coronavirus

We saw what a Labor Day celebration of Pride looked like on Broadway last month. Seattle’s response to pandemic delays and postponements will continue this weekend with a special October Pride gathering in Volunteer Park.

Seattle Pride, organizer of the annual downtown parade and celebration as well as the yearly gathering for fun and music in Volunteer Park each June, is bringing its communities together in the park for a special All Together Now event this October Saturday:

Headlining this year’s event is Seattle-based producer, DJ, and artist Chong the Nomad, and will be hosted by KEXP-on air host Marco Collins and drag queen favorite Betty Wetter. The event will also feature food trucks, alcohol garden, Drag Queen Bingo, 360-degree photo booth, and a variety of other activities.

The LGBTQIA+ fall celebration is free to attend and will feature performers, activities, food, drink, and more. It will take place on the large lawn in front of the park’s conservatory near the dahlia garden from 3 to 7 PM — rain or shine. Continue reading

Here’s what a September celebration of Pride looked like on Capitol Hill — Plus, a new CHS Calendar

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Here’s what a September celebration of Pride looked like on Capitol Hill.

Meanwhile, you can also help CHS bring back an important feature to help the community create and organize events like PrideFest Capitol Hill.

An usual Labor Day weekend celebration of Gay Pride on Capitol Hill was not exactly socially distanced but the two-day festival stretched its celebration across five blocks of Broadway on Saturday and Sunday leaving plenty of space for choices on just how you wanted to mix and match your proximity to other humans.

Marking the era, masks were fashionable and, just like the good old days, a good time “was had by all.”

“It may have been different than expected but love was felt everywhere, community came together safely and fun was had by all,” Seattle PrideFest organizers wrote in thanks to supporters and volunteers for the Labor Day weekend festival. “Please remember to support our local talent, businesses, drag queens and vendors ALL YEAR long.”

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