South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 10 Events

August 10, 10:00 am, The Center for Wooden Boats

Celestial Navigation Course

Find out where you are (or ought to be) using only the sun and a sextant!


Spend the day with Captain Sanders as he guides you through a complete Latitude at Noon sight.

Morning will be in the classroom learning the tools of the trade. Then it’s underway on Lake Union where we’ll be shooting the sun at noon from the deck of the 70’ ketch Amneris- bring a lunch!  We return to the classroom for an afternoon of reducing your shot and plotting your position. This class is the first step in your celestial journey and if you get hooked, Captain Sanders will be offering a complete class shooting the moon, stars and planets to pinpoint your exact location anywhere on our orb.


COST: $175 general | $125 CWB Members + USMA alumni

Additional Information Contact Organization: The Center for Wooden Boats

August 10, 6:00 am, South Lake Union

Obliteride 2019

Start: University of Washington E-1 Parking Lot
6-10:30 a.m.
All ride, walk, and run waves start at UW.

We Obliteride together! Riders, Walkers, and Runners arrive at UW no later than 20 minutes prior to your route’s specific start time to grab a quick bite and a coffee and your place in the chute. The venue opens at 6 a.m., but make sure you note your start time below, as each route starts at a different time. Start times will be assigned in late July.

100 mi, Wave 1 – 6 a.m.
100 mi, Wave 2 – 6:30 a.m.
50 mi, Wave 1 – 8 a.m.
50 mi, Wave 2 – 8:30 a.m.
25 mi, Wave 1 – 9 a.m.
25 mi, Wave 2 – 9:30 a.m.
5K – 10 a.m.

Finish: Gas Works Park
2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle 98103
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
All Obliteriders celebrate at the Finish Line together. Friends, family (anyone really) are invited to join us!

For more information: 

August 10, 11:00 am, Cascade Playground

Yoga In The Park

Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday in Cascade Playground for a FREE yoga class for all abilities! Extra mats will be available.

Every Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm June-September 2019.

Hosted by Cascade Playground and Ripple Yoga.

June 25 - August 31, MadArt

Each and Every by Beili Liu

Each and Every
by Beili Liu

Open Studio*: June 25 – July 10  (Tuesday – Friday, 12 -5 pm)
*artwork under construction; studio open to the public
           Artist performances: July 9 (4pm),  July 10 (12pm & 4pm),  & July 11 (5pm)

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11 (5pm)
(including artist performance @ 5pm, followed by Artist Q&A @ 6pm)

Exhibition Period: July 12 – August 31  (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, 12 – 5pm)

MadArt Studio proudly presents Each and Every, an installation and performance by Austin-based artist Beili Liu. Through her practice, Liu subjects commonplace materials to unorthodox processes, extrapolating complex cultural narratives around the trauma associated with migration and diaspora. In her first major Seattle exhibition, she creates an expanse of hundreds of articles of children’s clothing, flattened and preserved by industrial cement and suspended just inches above the ground by thousands of lines of thread. Additional tension are added through dichotomies within her materials and concepts: lightness and heft, malleability and firmness, fragility and strength.

This installation is Liu’s direct response to the atrocities inflicted on migrant children and their families at the southern border crossing of the United States. As the title and work  suggest, Each and Every calls attention back to the individual experiences of these children and their families, generating space for empathy and understanding. Liu also incorporates several performances into her Open Studio period, using the repetitive acts of cutting down and resewing cloth to explore cultural ideas of feminine labor. These performances will take place alongside her physical installation, July 9 – 11 (details above).


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