South Lake Union
Events Calendar

June 23 Events

June 22 - July 6, South Lake Union

Choose To Include

You can #ChooseToInclude… with food! Restaurants in the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle neighborhoods are raising awareness and funds to support and celebrate the inclusive spirit of the Special Olympics USA Games Friday, June 22 – Friday, July 6. The Special Olympics USA Games are pleased to announce that if you purchase the featured dish from each participating restaurant, the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds directly to the Special Olympics USA Games.

Amazon is pleased to be a sponsor of the Closing Ceremony of the USA Games. In addition to their support of the Closing Ceremony (which will be held on Friday, July 6 at Lake Union Park, and additional events and activations throughout the week), they are excited to partner with the SLU ChamberSLU Community Council, and the Denny Triangle Neighborhood Association to launch this exciting campaign called “Choose to Include that showcases the delicious restaurants in the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle neighborhoods.

Participating restaurants will designate and feature a dish from their restaurants or create a special dish that celebrates the spirit of the Special Olympics. In addition to delicious food, the neighborhoods will also feature local artwork perfect for selfies and group pictures to continue to celebrate the spirit of inclusion.

Tag your visit to South Lake Union and the Denny Triangle neighborhoods with #ChooseToInclude.

Participating Restaurants:
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Anar
Ba Bar South Lake
Ballard Pizza Co. SLU
Brave Horse Tavern
Caffe Ladro – Ladro Roasting
Gold Bar Seattle
Henry’s Tavern
Hurry Curry of Tokyo – Seattle
Kati Vegan Thai
Local Public Eatery
Mamnoon Street
Marination Downtown Seattle
Mbar
Revel
Serious Pie and Biscuit
The Butcher’s Table
Top Pot Doughnuts

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June 23-24, Lake Union Park

Free Tours of Greenpeace's Historic Ship, The Arctic Sunrise

Join Greenpeace on board the Arctic Sunrise and learn about life at sea as an activist, take a guided tour of the Arctic Sunrise, immerse yourself in the history of environmentalism and snap that photo in front of the iconic dove and rainbow on the ship’s bow. Be a part of the 2018 West Coast Ship Tour and learn about how we can all work together to protect our communities, our coasts, and our climate. More details and FAQs here: https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/shiptour/visiting-the-ship/

This is a family-friendly event! Tours will be taking place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm PST.

For those visiting the ship, please keep in mind that the Arctic Sunrise is a working vessel. There is a steep and narrow gangway to cross in order to board the ship. Please remember that there is inherent instability to a ship in water, and there will be steep stairs involved in the tour. We recommend wearing close-toed shoes. Arctic Sunrise crew members will be prepared to provide an equivalent, virtual tour experience for those wishing to visit the ship but who are unable to complete the tour. Service animals allowed on board.

June 23, 4:00 pm, Virginia V

Steamship Saturdays: Lake Union Cruises on the SS VIRGINIA V

The Center for Wooden Boats is partnering with the Virginia V in 2018 to get more folks out on the water! Join us for a narrated cruise on Lake Union aboard the 125’ steamship VIRGINIA V. We’ll learn about the sights, sounds, and history of Lake Union while cruising aboard a National Historic Landmark vessel with a fully operational steam engine. Cruises are one hour long. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that the cruises will be narrated by Seattle local, David B. Williams. David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator whose award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century. He is also the author of Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, The Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City, and co-author of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum and maintains the website GeologyWriter.com.

Members (of either organization) $20
Non-members $25
Youth 12 and under are free!

Register Here.

June 23, 2:00 pm, Virginia V

Steamship Saturdays: Lake Union Cruises on the SS VIRGINIA V

The Center for Wooden Boats is partnering with the Virginia V in 2018 to get more folks out on the water! Join us for a narrated cruise on Lake Union aboard the 125’ steamship VIRGINIA V. We’ll learn about the sights, sounds, and history of Lake Union while cruising aboard a National Historic Landmark vessel with a fully operational steam engine. Cruises are one hour long. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that the cruises will be narrated by Seattle local, David B. Williams. David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator whose award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century. He is also the author of Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, The Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City, and co-author of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum and maintains the website GeologyWriter.com.

Members (of either organization) $20
Non-members $25
Youth 12 and under are free!

Register Here.

June 23, 11:00 am, Cascade Playground

Cascade Playground: Yoga on the Lawn

Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday from 11-12pm for a free relaxing and revitalizing morning yoga practice. All people and abilities welcome. Mats provided.

June 23, 3:00 pm, Argosy Lake Union

Saturday Wine Tasting on Lake Union

Saturday cruising, uncorked!

Sit back, sip, and savor the wine (and views). Our professionally trained wine stewards will guide you through tastings of each featured vintage as we enjoy the waters connecting Lake Union and Lake Washington. This 1.5 hr cruise is highlights & sights only, no narration. Adults 21+ and minors are welcome.

Fees/Admission: Adults Wine Tasting (21+) – $47.50 (save $3 online!)
Cruise-Only Ticket (no wine, all ages) – $37.50 (save $2.25 online!)
Kids 3 and under – FREE Please book your reservation here.

June 23, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Living Voices: Klondike

The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century.

Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey. This performance will take place in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater on MOHAI’s second floor.

Location: Joshua Green Foundation Theater

Cost: Free for MOHAI members / Included with museum admission

May 14 - August 18, MadArt

The Presence of Absence

MadArt is excited to welcome Seattle-based artist Katie Miller to the studio this summer. Miller’s site-specific installation of sculptural forms, including a labyrinth of cut paper, will envelop visitors in light and shadow. Layers of coalescing lines and latticed structures will create an immersive environment referencing the changing urban landscape.

Katie Miller was born and raised in the pristine wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota, but is now deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. As an interdisciplinary artist, Miller creates immersive installations often with a participatory element. She received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her work has been collected and exhibited nationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Gallery 4Culture and METHOD Gallery in Seattle, Washington and group exhibitions at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington and Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miller has been selected for numerous artist residency programs including the Montello Foundation, Bullseye Glass Resource Center, Art Farm, Anderson Ranch, and Sculpture Space.

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Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916