South Lake Union
Events Calendar

July 29 Events

July 29, 11:00 am, Museum of History and Industry

Maker Day: DIY Dog and Cat Toys

In honor of MOHAI’s latest exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, join exhibit partner PAWS in learning to make dog and cat toys using a variety of materials and crafting techniques, from the super simple to the artfully complex. Visitors are encouraged to bring their creations home to their furry family members, or can choose to donate their toys to animals in need.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission

July 29, 3:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

July 29, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

July 29, 6:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

Seattle Outdoor Cinema - La La Land Sing A Long

CATCH LA LA LAND FOR OUR OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Experience the musical that won over audiences underneath the stars on the big screen this summer in beautiful HD! Seattle’s original outdoor cinema is celebrating our 25th anniversary on the massive grass lawn at the South Lake Union Discovery Center!

Our 2017 summer series is proudly presented by Alaskan Brewing Co. this summer and the fun continues with a amazing evening on Saturday, July 29th with LA LA LAND!

Food Trucks will be there every weekend, so stay tuned and let’s dine out in South Lake Union.

Full 2017 Movie Series Line-Up: www.seattleoutdoormovies.com

***************** 21+ ONLY MOVIE SCREENING *******************

21+ BEER GARDEN
Seattle Outdoor Cinema will have a themed beer garden. Every beer goes to help a local non-profit charity and always remember to bring your I.D. is required.

All screenings are 21+ only and help to support participating local charities.

ARRIVE EARLY
Due to the popularity of the return of our summer series, make sure you plan ahead. The doors open at 6pm and no one is promised entry, as we will expect this screening to reach capacity. More details announced on June 15th.

Want guaranteed seating? Buy a season pass for only $25 for single person and $35 for two people and includes all screenings and Dude Fest.

SEASON PASS HOLDERS DO GET PRIORITY SEATING AT ALL TIMES with our NO HASSLE VIP ACCESS

What Time WIll the Movie Actually Start?
Great question! Due to it being July, we expect this screening to start offcially at 9:15pm and every week they will begin about 10-15 minutes earlier. We do our best to show as early as possible, but must wait for it to get dark enough. Thanks!
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FAQs
What can I bring into the event?
We allow food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Keep in mind we have rotational food trucks and a charoity beer garden serving local craft brews. We do have a strict cooler check-point in effect.

What’s the refund policy?
This event is free, but generally speaking pre-sales are non-refundable, due to rentals and operating costs already paid in advance. We will do our best to rescreen, but in the event that we can not, we will provide you a credit for another screening good for this year or 2018.
Full refunds are for when we cancel a screening prior beyond weather.
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July 29, 10:00 am, REI

South Lake Union Under the Microscope Tour

This tour examines key ingredients for urban revitalization and discuss the urban design and architectural strategies at work in the vibrant, rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood. Participants will experience the evolution of re-investment and re-development in the neighborhood and discuss transformation of a nomansland into one of the fast growing neighborhoods in the country. The tour will engage public master planning projects, private-public ventures, and unique experiments in private development. From Cascade to Westlake and ending up among the most recent projects near Denny Park, this tour shares the recent history of the neighborhood, explores projects illustrating key strategies, and asks participants to consider what is the right mixture for successful revitalization of an urban neighborhood. The tour includes Stackhouse Apartments, St. Spiridon’s, 400 Fairview, 9th and Harrison, and Denny Park.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2qBolkU

Tours are approximately 2 hours and run rain or shine, dress accordingly! Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available for a cost of $25 (cash only/exact change required). For more information on SAF tours, visit our FAQ page or call 206-667-9184. Interested in discounted tickets? Members get discounts on all SAF events and receive a free tour just for signing-up ($40-level and above). Learn more about our membership program here. Join us. Shape Seattle!

May 6 - September 2, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Saturday Market

Welcome to Seattle’s favorite Saturday market, South Lake Union Saturday Market. A refreshing European-style all food market place offering over 60 food booths for locals and tourists, and deservedly so.

SLU Saturday Market is kicking off their third season in the heart of South Lake Union starting May 6th! South Lake Union is quickly becoming the culinary heart of Seattle, where you can snack and shop local on Saturdays.

Discover what’s local featuring some of Seattle’s finest farms, chef demonstrations, purveyors, as well as a delicious selection of street food vendors curbside every Saturday.

April 15 - August 6,

Color & Pattern

Color & Pattern opens on April 15, 2017 and runs through July 23, 2017 and will present paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics.

Drawing from the extensive Paul G. Allen Family Collection, Color & Pattern explores the compositional elements of mark making to create pattern, color to compose, and abstraction to organize. The exhibition includes works that are representational, like those by David Hockney and Philip Taaffe where the viewer can easily recognize the subject matter, and works by abstract artists such as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, whose paintings draw little reference from our natural world.

Highlights from the show include modernist works by Robert Delaunay and Wassily Kandinsky, who responded to the growing impact of science and technology by developing a new visual language. Mid-century painters Sam Francis and Roman Opalka pursued form and emotional connection through abstract expressionism, while Squeak Carnwath and Jasper Johns embrace the sensibility of pop culture. Works by Damien Hirst and Frank Stella challenge perceptions of the picture plane itself, and Spencer Finch, Guillermo Kuitca, and Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula deal with the passage of time. The exhibition also includes selected works by Tomory Dodge, Anish Kapoor, Adam McEwen, Robert Natkin, Elmer Schooley, and Robert Sperry.

During Color & Pattern, visitors will also have opportunities to engage with regional artists through a wide-ranging program of tours, talks and events. More information on exhibit programming will be on the Pivot Art + Culture website closer to the opening date.

March 21 - July 31, South Lake Union

SLU Storefronts 2017 Installations - First Round

Shunpike proudly presents eight new installations in South Lake Union as part of its acclaimed Storefronts program, on display through July 2017. Examining the exchanges between teachers and pupils, the collaboration between artist and nature, the origin of dragons, the installations span from an accumulation of marks, of ribbon miles, and unifying markers.

ARTIST: Amanda Manitach

WORK: Frances Farmer Defends Herself

LOCATION: Harrison Storefront

In Manitach’s large-scale wallpaper drawings, text melts into vibrating, hallucinatory design sourced from a 1885 French wallpaper sample. The pieces harken to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” In creating them, she invokes a similar physicality to the story’s protagonist, generating drawings up to 30 feet long made with a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil. The pieces are smudged, worn and covered with fingerprints where the artist’s body has been. “Frances Farmer Defends Herself” (graphite on paper, 52 x 360 inches) contains a quote by Seattle-born film star Frances Farmer following a 1943 arrest for drunk driving: “Listen, I get liquor in my milk, I get liquor in my coffee and in my orange juice, what do you expect me to do, starve to death?” The piece took 44 days to complete.

http://www.amandamanitach.com

ARTIST: Hanako O’Leary

WORK: Kokoro no Koi

LOCATION: Mercer Storefront

In Buddhist lore, there is a river called Dragon’s Gate. At the top of this river is a waterfall. According to legend, when a koi fish swims up the river and over the waterfall, they are rewarded with immortality and transformed into a dragon. Many fish visit this river, chasing after the dream of eternal life. A select few make it, but are then faced with an unexpected challenge. At the top of this waterfall, they are met with a mischievous oni, who makes sport out of swatting the fish away. Being thrown back down to the bottom of the river, the koi have to start from the beginning. In Japanese there is a term, “Kokoro no Oni”. This means, “demon of the heart”. In our lifetime we will strive to achieve, working against all odds to transform ourselves into something greater. Upon arrival, we linger at the gate of greatness, spending time and energy, swatting away the hopes and dreams we work towards. The koi and the oni are one in the same. We all have a “kokoro no oni” and greatness can only be achieved once we manage to swim passed them. This piece is a totem to our potential and the fear of fulfilling it.

www.hannyagrrrl.com

ARTIST: Carmi Weingrod

WORK: Tough Love

LOCATION: Republican Storefront

​“Tough Love” is a collaboration between artist and nature. It shows what can happen when an obsessive printmaker discovers that plywood, like wine and cheese, improves with age. Especially plywood that has languished in a Central WA meadow exposed to extremes of heat, sun, cold, and moisture. Each element chiseled away at the plywood sheets, delaminating the horizontal and vertical plies unevenly to create strangely beautiful objects with dramatic textures and irregular edges. I took over where nature left off. With a love of wood and a respect for toughness, I noted that the plywood had succumbed to time but refused to die. To accentuate the wacky beauty of nature’s work, I incorporated color and collage to inject new life into the irrepressible plywood. All the materials used in this installation are repurposed and come from both sides of the Cascade crest.

http://carmiweingrod.com

ARTIST: Amanda Amsel + Elizabeth Arzani

WORK: Tiny Human Moments

LOCATION: Harrison Storefront

Tiny Human Moments is a collaborative installation created by Amanda Amsel and Elizabeth Arzani; which investigates the psychological process and energy of exchanges between teachers and pupils. This piece explores the aspect of art education that is a study about stages of artistic development. Observations of young makers’ explorations of line formation and symbol making inspired both Amanda and Elizabeth’s own reactions to a “schema” or way of portraying an object. Phases of learning and the creative process are represented in repetition and reproduction; the art of practicing and transcribing. In recollecting and repeating a mark by means of reprinting a photographed copy, it becomes altered and faded. An implied texture is created of an actual texture. The mark becomes a memory of the original. These memories layered on top and in between the surfaces are making a world of our imagination visible, inspired through the eyes of children.

www.amselart.com

http://www.elizabetharzani.com/

ARTIST: Ilysia Van Deren

WORK: Wider than you thought possible

LOCATION: Thomas Storefront

Wider than you thought possible is an exploration of the elusiveness, enigma, and navigation of the unknown. Using hand embroidery, original text addressing these themes is stitched on strips of paper that are constructed into a large, intertwined form. This text is sourced from personal writing meditations which parallels this exploration involving patience, trust, and faith in encountering the unknown in our lives.

www.ilysiavanderen.com

ARTIST: Juliana Kang Robinson

WORK: Pojagi Unity Flags

LOCATION: Mercer Storefront

My recent works are contemplations on the manifestations of territoriality in our world. Often times the human instinct for survival goes awry and manifests as the hoarding of resources, contrived boundaries and unnecessary segregation. My work draws from the visual language of territorial markers and reinterprets them as signals of transformation and unity. In Pogjagi Unity Flags, territorial markers such as flags and banners are misused. They lose their nationalistic or political functions and rely on the unifying elements of shape, color and pattern to convey harmony, diversity and interconnectedness.

www.julianakangrobinson.com

ARTIST: Lady Firm

WORK: Las Fronteras

LOCATION: Mercer Storefront

Representing the border of the US and Mexico in fabric, Lady Firm will be sewing 1,954 pieces of golden fabric together with blue thread. Each piece of fabric will represent 1 mile of border. We will suspend the fabric from the ceiling and it will cascade it a pile on the floor. Lady Firm is a collaborative firm created by Priscilla Dobler, a textile sculptor, radiant genius Regina Ruff, an abstract painter and colorful crafty Maureen McCourt, a textile artist.

ARTIST: Jo David

WORK: Portraits of Friends

LOCATION: Mercer Storefront

The focus of my current art series is portraiture of friends and artists I know, capturing their likeness and an essence of their character in my studies of them in oil on canvas.

www.MiroirMagazine.com

About Shunpike:

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Shunpike (www.shunpike.org) is a non-profit organization that provides independent, Washington-based artists with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

Shunpike’s Storefronts program activates neighborhoods and streets by matching artists with vacant retail space.

November 19 - September 12, Museum of History and Industry

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years. Discover the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods and devour the stories that helped the city grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet. The following is the menu for this delicious journey.

Raw Ingredients

For the first course, take a look at the raw ingredients—what is a “Seattle” food, and why? Visually dine on both imported and native foods that are the building blocks of Seattle’s cuisine.

Processing and Prepping

Dive into the second course of the industries that shaped a savory Seattle, from canneries to coffee roasters.

To Market, To Market

Sample the places where Seattleites go to the market for the third course. Learn about the outlets that help define the city, from co-ops to farmers markets to ethnic markets, big and small.

Bringing It Home

Enjoy the fourth course and look at the region’s home cooking through a real, preserved Seattle kitchen. Learn about the history of food justice in the area through P-Patches, community gardens, and other efforts to bring homegrown food to diverse communities.

Cooking Tech-niques

See how Seattle high-tech jobs have made its residents look at cooking in a whole new way in the fifth course. Sniff out some of the area’s groundbreaking food-tech endeavors.

Serving It Up

For final course, survey the rich banquet of restaurants that have been around almost as long as there have been city dwellers here to support them. Meet the farm-to-table chefs who have made Seattle a national dining destination, and savor the way they developed a modern Northwest cuisine.

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Giving Season: Giving becomes more crucial as the days grow shorter & the NW rain freezes to flakes. This holiday season, connect with organizations in SLU to bring light & warmth to those in need. >>link to bio
Pet City: MOHAI’s new exhibit, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, highlights Seattle’s history with four-legged friends. >>link in bio
Farestart’s Newest Digs: The Seattle institution is cooking up more goodness with three now-open concepts in SLU and an advanced apprenticeship program. >>link to bio

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