South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 11 Events

August 11, 2:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

School of Visual Concepts Steamroller Smackdown

The School of Visual Concept’s annual Steamroller Smackdown is returning to the SLU Block Party. The artistic competition will be full steamroller ahead on Friday, August 11. Representatives from 20 local companies around the Northwest, including Amazon, Facebook, Tableau, Paper Hammer, and more, will create oversized posters that are printed with a 5-ton steamroller rather than a printing press.

This year’s non-profit partner is KEXP, and so the theme, Where the Music Matters, is quite fitting. Cutting the linoleum is incredibly time consuming, so teams work on developing and cutting their designs months leading up to the competition. The day of the event, the competition runs in five one-hour heats of four teams each with the steamroller. There are three criteria for judging: the creative interpretation of the theme, aesthetic merit, and team spirit.

Visit SVC’s website for more information.

 

August 11, 12:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Block Party

This summer’s block party is going to be bigger and better than ever, with signature events including the “SVC Steamroller Smackdown,” an old-school printing press competition. The festivities will also include feature performances by local bands throughout the day, with Hey Marseilles headlining. Enjoy plenty of local eats, a beer garden, and plenty of fun activities.  And do it all to benefit is Mary’s Place!

www.slublockparty.com

August 11-13, South Lake Union

Fred Hutch Obliteride

OBLITERIDE IS A WEEKEND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS  Aug. 11-13, 2017 You can bike all year, but only one weekend a year is it surrounded with the best food, fun, and feeling that is Obliteride. Mark your calendar, and start getting excited for the 5th year anniversary of an event that has become an annual tradition in the community.

This weekend brings together a community whose collective spirit of relentlessness will create the world we all want to live in. A world where cancer is behind us. As we train and fundraise throughout the year and ride across the Finish Line on Sunday, Aug. 13, we remember who we’re riding for; the loved ones who lost their battle, those currently battling, for kids who will be impacted by this disease and all those survivors who are still with us today because of research happening at Fred Hutch. This bike ride is a journey where everyone is riding for the same thing – better treatments, better outcomes and better lives.

Together, we’ve raised over $9.2 million to date; every rider-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Each year, we’re looking to recruit more riders, fundraise more money, have more fun and ultimately allow our scientists to explore more cures that will save the lives of our loved ones. For more information or to register: http://www.obliteride.org/

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.

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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A History Lesson: How a major 1900's engineering project transformed the Seattle landscape & set the stage for today’s development in SLU. >>link in bio
An excellent recap of night time dining in SLU.  Night Moves: Shift your dining focus to dinner in South Lake Union. http://bit.ly/2xSerMT
Dinner Destination: SLU newcomer 2120 is fast becoming a lunchtime staple in the neighborhood, but aims to make its mark as one of the city’s premier dinner spots.
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August has arrived, and with it comes one of the SLU’s largest events. Don’t miss the SLU Block Party on 8.11.17 from noon to 11pm at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Ave N.
Function Meets Art: SVC is more than just letterpress & Steamroller Smackdowns. Check it out here http://bit.ly/2tt2jlP
Appetizer Crawl! Build your own meal with small-plate bites at stops throughout South Lake Union. http://bit.ly/2sVCpHF
Lasting Legacies: Integral to SLU’s past, these organizations define SLU today and will continue sculpting its character into the future.  http://bit.ly/2rWnuMb
Engaging art, live music, and delicious food are coming to SLU 8/11! #SLUBP2017 is shaping to be the best yet. More here: https://goo.gl/5iU0Mi

At The Center

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