On the List | Valentine’s Capitol Hill Art Walk, Noir City, Capitol Hill Dandy Flea Market

Sure, we’ve seen the Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon hashtags, but here at CHS, it is all about “Snowbruary.” Find stuff to do during the second week of this month of snow and ice on the CHS Calendar (but please check on social media or by phone about cancellations and closures), or find a list of things that will warm up your soul, and perhaps your Valentine, below.

THURSDAY, Feb. 14: Whether you’re looking to escape V-day or planning on taking date night to new, artsy levels, this month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk is the place to be with a slew of promising art openings. Over at Cupcake Royale, check out I Am Andy Warhol by Seattle artist Blake Blanco, who exhibits a series of portraits painted using Andy Warhols’ Polaroids. Find heartbreak, love, bananas, and ponies at The Factory and burgers plus a concert by Tarsier Eyes during Requiem for Burgerland over at the FoodArt Collection. Various locations Continue reading

On the List | Tamari Bar birthday, F*** Fest #3, Love City Love ‘Winter Warehouse Sale’

Happy birthday, Tamari Bar

It’s February, which apparently means snow on Capitol Hill, an uptick in seasonal depression, and corporations peddling pink-hued crap for Valentine’s day. Luckily, there’s all-day happy hour plus sushi and whiskey cocktails over at Tamari Bar, Aphrodisiac-tincture making at Ada’s on 15th and sunny indie-pop at Chop Suey to distract us all. Find this and much more here below or on the CHS Calendar. And if you need more to do, jump on the streetcar and celebrate the Lunar New Year at Hing Hay Park in the ID on Saturday.

THROUGH THURSDAY, Feb. 14: A year ago, the brand-new Tamari Bar arose between Summit Avenue and East Pine (or, as CHS put it then, “where World of Beers and the ghosts of old Pike/Pine once reigned”). The informal, new-style Izakaya has not lost any of its attraction, thanks to a steady stream of excellent cocktails (such as the Toki-tory Saburo highball), omakase, sushi, noodles and much more. Tamari Bar now wishes itself a Happy Birthday during a ten-day Happy Birthday Tamari Bar (1st Anniversary!) fest of all-day happy hour, special dishes and an Insta-contest to win gift certificates and T-shirts. In case you missed it: that’s happy hour. All day. For ten days. Kanpai! Tamari Bar Continue reading

On the List | Rage Becomes Her, Thriving While Trans, Zeeks Capitol Hill Super Bowl grand opening

Soraya Chemaly (Image: Karen Sayre)

February’s almost here, and it’s time to unleash some rage. If you’re a woman, that is. Writer Soraya Chemaly explains why she thinks women can use their anger as a generator for change on January 31st. Start February off right with a performance by Seattle “jafunkhop” band Cavalerie, exotic plants, and much more. You can also find more to do on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, Jan. 31: Writer Soraya Chemaly thinks women should unleash their bottled-up rage and let it all out. It won’t be simple in a world that has punished women —specifically women of color— for being “angry” while rewarding female compliance, Chemaly argues in her book Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger. During a lecture and Q&A for Seattle Arts & Lectures, Chemaly will explain how she thinks women can use their anger as a dynamo for change. Benaroya Hall, 7.30 PM Continue reading

On the List | Children’s Film Festival opens with Muppet Movie Singalong, libraries rally, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club Viewing Party

January is almost over, and one thing is sure: the month’s last week will not be boring. From Puppet-making to supporting libraries, feminist bicycle education and Lindsay Lohan-fangirling, check out this week’s eclectic round-up of things to do below. Find more events on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, Jan. 24: Good news: the opening night gala of this year’s Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Jan. 24 – Feb. 9) is not just for kids. Adults are invited to join Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Gonzo the Great during a Muppet Movie Singalong at SIFF Egyptian. This year’s annual festival features 146 films from 39 countries, screening mostly at Northwest Film Forum.

Unfortunately, the Puppet Making Workshop hosted by local artist Clyde Petersen ahead of the Muppet Movie Singalong at 5PM is only for kids. Puppet-making (and free pizza-munching) students will be able to sit in special reserved puppet choir seating during The Muppet Movie. SIFF Egyptian Theatre, 7 PM Continue reading

On the List | Seattle Womxn’s March, Photo Center Northwest, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ singalong in Cal Anderson

Evergreen King, 2018 by Keith Livers, part of the 22nd Juried Exhibition at the Photographic Center Northwest

Technically, January is not the darkest month of the year, though it might feel like it. Lusio brings light in the darkness by lighting up the Volunteer Park Conservatory with an Instagram-worthy light-art party. If that doesn’t help, karaoke-ing “Total Eclipse At The Heart” during the upcoming moon eclipse with total strangers should be an excellent cure for the winter blues. Check out our weekly round-up of things to do below and find even more events on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16: Comedian and writer Andy Borowitz has been called “America’s satire king,” “the funniest human on Twitter” and “one of the funniest people in America” by the Daily Beast, the Times and CBS News, respectively — but what do they know? In any case, Borowitz’ satirical New Yorker Borowitz Reports  —basically a one-man The Onion production with a whiff of The New Yorker— such as “Amazon Founder Says He Clicked on Washington Post by Mistake” or “Study: most innocent people need to hire thirty-five lawyers at some point” are mightily popular, and he’s taking them on the road. Moore Theatre, 7.30 PM Continue reading

On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Womxn’s March Screenprinting Work Party, Clothing Swap

(Image: Haleema Bharoocha)

The first Capitol Hill Art Walk of the year is upon us. This Thursday evening, make sure to pay a visit to Goethe Pop up Seattle to listen to German new wave and see record cover art at Chophouse Row, or shop artwork and hand-crafted wares by local queer artists and artisans at Scream for Queer Art! at Scream Salon. For more, check out our weekly round-up of things to do below and find even more events on the the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9: If badass wasn’t a word yet, we’d have to invent it for Haleema Bharoocha. The former Seattle student founded the Gender Justice Center at Seattle University, taught bystander intervention workshops called “Allyship in the Age of Islamophobia” and is currently the Bay Area director of Malikah, a female empowerment organization. Bharoocha returns to Seattle to teach a self-defense class, co-organized by the Gender Justice Center and International Student Association at Seattle University. The workshop covers basics such as blocks and strikes as well as (verbal) de-escalation tactics. Seattle University, 6 – 7.30 PM Continue reading

On the List | Witancræftlic, Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump, SH*T GOLD

Nobody?

Happy New Year! No better way to slip into 2019 than with some witchcraft, theatre tour-de-force, hip-hop and an open mic. If you need more tips on what to do, check out the CHS Calendar.

(Image: Meghan Elizabeth Trainor)

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9: Seattle artist Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is intrigued by digital witchcraft, occult power, feminism and technology. With her new art installation, Witancræftlic (old English for “scientific”), which opens tonight, she creates a sculptural landscape with jars, bones and magical symbols, a timeless land that dissolves our contemporary division of magic or folk healing vs. technology and science. M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery at Seattle Central College, 5-7 PM Continue reading

On the List | Group Therapy at the Frye, WaKwanzaa, ‘last cruise’ of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

(Image: Jonathan Vanderweit/Frye Art Museum)

Christmas is over, which means it’s time for Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Find parties, concerts and other celebrations on the CHS Calendar, or check out our weekly round-up of things to do below, including beer-tasting, viaduct-cruising, food-sharing and meditating. Happy New Year’s!

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26: We’ve all heard the art-as-therapy spiel before. But what about a soothing group show about psychotherapy, alternative medicine and the wellness industry that does not want to cure? Instead, Group Therapy at the Frye Museum in Seattle (through Jan. 6) helps us diagnose the ills of our world—sexism, racism, political tribalism— rather than those within us. Combine a free visit to the Frye this Wednesday with a free thirty-minute mindfulness-meditation session, in partnership with Swedish Medical Center Rehab Services. Frye Art Museum, 12.30 pm Continue reading

On the List | Seattle hip hop, A Very Didion Christmas, Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market

Get your last minute gifts Saturday at the Mimosa Market hosted by Vermillion

Christmas is around the corner which means many of us need either gifts or distraction. Check out how to get both on our weekly round-up of things to do on the Hill, below. If you need more options: consider spending a night with the intrepid Sugar Plum Gary, who’s closing out the year with a Christmas eve show at 18th and Union, or find more events around the neighborhood on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19: “[Seattle] is afraid to be a hip-hop city. Even when it’s representing marginalized voices, deep down a lot of Seattle is afraid of losing its progressive whiteness,” said experimental hip-hop artist Guayaba in an interview with City Arts’ Jonathan Zwickel last April. The point: We know Seattle was a grunge city once. When will be ready to admit we’re a hip hop city? Along with Tacoma, Seattle’s been a hotbed for local hip hop and alternative rap talent for some time now. Taylor Elizza Beth emerged as one of the premiere talents in the past years thanks to an ever-shifting whisper-like performance and penchant for low synth-soul. Tonight, T.E.B TAKES CHOP SUEY, along with Guayaba and “fresh face of pop” PSA. Chop Suey, 8 PM Continue reading

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