2/7-2/13

MONDAY 2/7:

it’s national green week! (today-feb 11).

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help design the seawall. ends tomorrow.

although the open house already happened, you can still find information online and give input about the design.

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“thrilling tales.” doors 11:45am.

microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library.

free. all ages. lunch hour story time for adults 12:05-12:55pm.

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free 5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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beard & stache fest at people’s pub. 6pm.

people’s pub. 5429 ballard ave nw.

free. 21+. happy hour food and drink specials (6pm-cl), beard & stache swag, and the opportunity to donate to a great cause; donate to team volksbart and help them raise money for treehouse!

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word up! scrabble tournament for charity! 7:15pm.

the skylark lounge. 3803 delridge way sw.

$5/person. 21+. three 45 min rounds, prizes for highest score and runners up, raffle (tickets for sale). 7pm registration, game starts at 7:15pm. benefits community harvest. get there early for happy hour discounts (3-7pm. $1 off beer/wells/wine and $2-$4 food).

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the rumble seattle. 9pm.

havana social club. 1010 e. pike st.

free. 21+. featuring beat connection, letting up despite great faults, oh land.

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TUESDAY 2/8:

west 5′s 8th anniversary. 11am-midnight.

west 5 restaurant and lounge. 4539 california ave.

celebrate the anniversary with happy hour ($3-$4.5o drink specials, $4-$6 food specials) all day and giveaways!

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diy valentine cupcake sprinkle party. 2-4pm.

cupcake royale. capitol hill location. 1111 e. pike st.

(and bellevue; 21 bellevue way ne)

all ages. $3 gets you a plain cupcake, which you’ll take to the “sprinkle zone” to decorate (frost and sprinkle)! you’ll also get a valentine card!

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harlem globetrotters at top pot. 3:30-4:30pm.

top pot doughnuts, downtown location. 2124 5th ave.

free. all ages. harlem globetrotters curly neal and rocket rivers will be in the store signing autographs and they’ll be creating a commemorative globetrotter doughnut!

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bead & stache fest mustache mayhem. 6-cl.

linda’s tavern. 707 e. pine st.

free (entry). 21+. drink specials, dj jewkbox, beard & stache swag, and the opportunity to support a great cause (treehouse)!

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the round 69. 8-10pm.

fremont abbey arts center. 4272 fremont ave n.

$7. teens +. doors 7pm. featuring ghost of kyle bradford, yuni in taxco, slam poets youthspeaks, live painter craig van den bosch, and more guests!

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WEDNESDAY 2/9:

happy hour for hope. 5-7:30pm.

grims. 1512 11th ave.

free (donation encouraged). 21+. presented by seattle weekly, featuring reading/signing with sam howe verhovek (jet age), specialty cocktail the comet. benefit the richard hugo house.

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peter calthorpe: urbanism & climate change. 6-7pm.

public room, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. calthorpe is the author of urbanism in the age of climate change.

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prom night! dance for downtown food bank. 7pm.

balmar. 5449 ballard ave nw.

$20 (goes entirely to the food bank). 21+. happy hour prices all night, dancing with dj disco vinnie, and silent auction. benefits the downtown food bank and senior center.

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“rosehips at rosebud.” 9:30pm.

rosebud restaurant & bar. 719 e. pike st.

free. 21+. belly dancing exhibition. themed drinks.

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THURSDAY 2/10:

free day at the northwest african american museum. 11-7pm.

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culturalfest. 11am.

meany hall/theatre, university of washington.

prices vary. all ages. presented by fiuts. 11-2pm culturalfest booth exhibition (free), 5:30-7:30pm artist reception and silent auction with appetizers and beverages, 7:30-9:30pm culturalfest performances.

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aphrodisiac tasting and book signing. 5pm.

babeland. 707 e. pike st.

free. all ages. sample theo chocolate’s aphrodisiac chocolate collection, pamela madsen will be signing her shameless: how i ditched the diet, got naked, found true pleasure…and somehow got home in time to cook dinner.

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capitol hill blitz. 5-8pm.

free. all ages. many open houses, artist opening receptions, and special offers/discounts throughout capitol hill, including 10% off at babeland, live painting and dj at the loft gallery, happy hour all night at boom noodle, live music at thomas street bistro, art walk after party at the unicorn (9pm 21+), and more!

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the chinese expulsion remembrance project (cerp). 5:30pm.

cleveland high school theater. 5511 15th ave s.

free. all ages. light refreshments at 5:30pm. speaker panel and music jazz jam. featuring traci lai (labor), anne wing (pioneer), pramila jayapal (immigration), eric liu (lessons and future). live musical performance by the jon jang jazz quartet.

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west seattle art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. many open houses, artist opening receptions, and special offers/discounts throughout west seattle, including buy one, get one 50% off at shoefly pie, light hors d’oeuvres at artswest, grand opening with cupcake royale cupcakes and prizes at yarrow spa, live music at wallflower, wine and snacks at alki arts, and more!

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seattle speaks: seattle public schools. 6-7pm.

*UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

free, reservations required. all ages. live televised discussion with superintendent maria goodloe-johnson, leaders from the school district, parents, teachers, students, hosted by c.r. douglas.

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iron brewer. 7pm.

beveridge place pub. 6413 california ave sw.

free. 21+. elysian vs. black raven; blind tasting and voting for your favorite!

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“bearded bar tri-bi-athalon.” 7pm.

auto battery. 1009 e. union st.

$4/person, teams of 4. 21+. teams will compete in six events (shuffle board, air hockey, foozeball, darts, wii bowling, twister).  there will be drink specials, prizes, and more!

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movie night at bauhaus. 8pm.

bauhaus books & coffee. 301 e. pine st.

free. all ages. a movie will be shown without sound, while a guest dj will create a new soundtrack. music starts 8pm, film 8:30pm. showing “the party.”

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FRIDAY 2/11:

“free love.” today, feb 12 & 14. 9-6pm.

umpqua bank, capitol hill location. 539 broadway e.

free. all ages. free valentine’s photos, treats! 4-6pm “happy hour” with free beverages, and more!

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“february fling.” 5-8pm.

fox sports grill. 1522 6th ave.

$10 adv/$15 door. 21+. a live “singled out” game show with host dj jubal flagg, free dating tips from “it’s just lunch!” experts, prizes, admission fee includes a raffle ticket and special “fox flirtini” cocktail.

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4th annual valentine’s day cookie decorating. 6-7:30pm.

magnolia community center. 2550 34th ave w.

free. all ages. decorate cookies for valentine’s day!

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valentine cookie decorating. 6-8pm.

northgate community center. 10510 5th ave n.

$5 per family. all ages. decorate cookies for valentine’s day!

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art up greenwood-phinney. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. many open houses, artist opening receptions, and special offers/discounts, including discussion and live music at art on the ridge, discounted appetizers and entrees at bleacher’s pub, all night $5 happy hour at carmelita’s, live music at green bean coffeehouse, cooking demo at rhea healing essentials, and more!

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now urbanism “transcultural urbanism.” 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. “transcultural urbanism: immigrants in the city.” panel featuring anastasia loukaitou-sideris (urban planning, associate dean, school of public affairs, university of california, los angeles), michael rios (environmental design, university of california, davis), and arijit sen (architecture, university of wisconsin, milwaukee)

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barbara ireland cd release party. doors 7pm.

fred wildlife refuge. 127 e. boylston st.

$12. “turning back time-classic songs to kiss by.” special guests including vince mira, billy joe huels, and victoria wimer contreras, theo chocolates, free valentines gifts for the first 100 people, and more!

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8th anniversary of “friday night at the meaningful movies.” 7-9:30pm.

keystone congregational united church of christ. 5019 keystone place n.

free (donations welcome). all ages. showing “the economics of happiness.”

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“cabaret” showing. 8pm.

west hall, 2nd floor, century ballroom. 915 east pine st.

free. all ages. doors and ($) food/bar service (from tin table) available at 7:30pm, movie at 8pm.

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ten tiny (valentine’s) dances 2011. tonight-feb 13. 8pm.

velocity dance center. 1621 12th ave.

$18 adv/$22 door. all ages. ten different choreographers will create dance pieces for a very small stage.

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SATURDAY 2/12:

17th annual neighbor appreciation day.

free. all ages. different events and activities all over seattle!

such as:

*queen anne clean and green at counterbalance park. 9am.

*hands on! community skills fair at meadowbrook & ravenna-eckstein community centers. 10-6pm.

*free refreshments (noon-1pm) and public swim (1-2pm) at southwest community center (for 1st 125 swimmers).

*ask an expert at west seattle tool library. noon-2pm.

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cafe weekend’s 2nd anniversary. 8am-2pm.

cafe weekend. 851 hiawatha place s.

free. all ages. celebrate with heart-shaped shortbread cookies and “sweetheart conversations” photo booth (usnaps).

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“free love.” 9-6pm.

umpqua bank, capitol hill location. 539 broadway e.

free. all ages. free valentine’s photos, treats! 4-6pm “happy hour” with free beverages, and more!

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free moore theatre tour. 10am.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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the chinese expulsion remembrance project (cerp). 10am.

s. washington & alaskan way s. —> chinatown (wing luke museum).

free. all ages. rally and march. speakers doug chin, michael woo, chinese community leaders, students, labor and legal representatives, state and local elected officials.

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naam community health fair. 11-5pm.

northwest african american museum. 2300 s. massachuesetts st.

free. all ages. most activities 11-3pm. naam is offering a free community health fair to celebrate its new exhibition “checking our pulse, health and healers in the african american community.” blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings, fitness and nutrition demos, film screening, zumba class, and more!

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create your own valentine cards! 1-4pm.

4 your eyes only, wallingford center. 1815 n 45th st.

free. all ages. materials provided, free workshop time to create a special valentine card!

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“couples nite.” 5-8pm.

pottery northwest, seattle center.

free, reservations recommended. all ages.

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ballard art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages.

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third anniversary of georgetown art attack. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. many special performances, specials and discounts, and artist opening receptions for the art walk, including blacksmith demo at fireflight forge, live music at fonda la catrina, and more!

also: georgetown trailer park mall.

free. all ages. live painting, food for sale from several mobile/street food vendors, and more!

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10th annual sound off! semifinals #1. doors 7pm.

experience music project (emp), seattle center.

$10 general/$7 students & members. show 8pm. featuring ambulance, northern departure, tomten and young pacific.

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“secrets.” 7pm.

hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. featuring ten local female writers, who will be exploring the “secrets” theme through poetry, prose, and plays. hosted by david schmader.

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“heart of glass valentine formal.” 7-10pm.

ghost gallery. 504 e. denny way.

free (rsvp on their facebook page). 80’s valentine formal with djs el toro and jacob james, photo booth, kissing booth, (donation) bar, treats, jewelry sale, and more!

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ten tiny (valentine’s) dances 2011. tonight-feb 13. 8pm.

velocity dance center. 1621 12th ave.

$18 adv/$22 door. all ages. ten different choreographers will create dance pieces for a very small stage.

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8th annual “my bloody valentine is shameless.” 9pm.

*UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

fred wildlife refuge. 127 e. boylston st.

prices vary. 21+. benefits lifelong aids alliance. two rooms of music, photo booth, heart pinata smashing (midnight), and more!

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SUNDAY 2/13:

west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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“have a heart day” at illusions. 11-4pm.

illusions hair design. 5619 california ave sw.

special reduced prices, all proceeds go to “pencil me in for kids.”

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4th annual urban poverty forum. 1-3pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

free ($5 sugg. donation). all ages. featuring tim thomas, pramila jayapal, a. daktari alexander, sharon williams, kris rocke, and tim harris.

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chungee’s 1st year celebration. 3-4pm.

chungee’s drink ‘n eat. 1830 12th ave.

free. all ages. yummy treats and special lion dance performance to celebrate!

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beard & stache fest pinball tournament. 6pm.

shorty’s. 2222 2nd ave.

$5 (goes to treehouse). 21+. play begins at 6:30pm, double elimination tournament. beard & stache swag, cheap drinks, and more!

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moisture festival valentine’s party. 6-10pm.

hale’s palladium. 4301 leary way nw.

prices vary ($10+). 21+. fundraiser to support the moisture festival with entertainment and food.

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sing & quote along: “moulin rouge.” 6:30pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$9 adv/$11 door. all ages. sing and quote along to “moulin rouge.” also showing tomorrow.

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“love, sex, and astrology.” 7:30pm.

babeland. 707 e. pike st.

free ($5 if you want a chart). all ages. astrologer susannah white will help you discover you sexual zodiac. bring your birth chart or call in advance if you want a chart.

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“weird and awesome with emmett montgomery.” 7:30pm.

annex theatre. 1100 e. pike st.

$10 general/$5 students & seniors. comedy, stories, song and more!

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ten tiny (valentine’s) dances 2011. 8pm.

velocity dance center. 1621 12th ave.

$18 adv/$22 door. all ages. ten different choreographers will create dance pieces for a very small stage.

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