South Lake Union
Events Calendar

October 12 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

October 12, 10:00 am, School of Visual Concepts

Design Thinking Workshop

In this workshop we’ll use a combination of lecture and group exercises to understand and practice the principles of design thinking. We’ll work with real design problems as we put the concepts of design thinking to work. Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover:

Steps of the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test, implement Tools for gathering and analyzing user data & insight to inform design Taking a user-centered approach to avoid jumping to conclusions Methods for rapid brainstorming to quickly arrive at viable solutions Open source resources for conducting design thinking sessions outside of class Tips for overcoming resistance to practicing design thinking in your organization

*Pizza and salad will be provided for lunch.

Tuition $425; enroll here.


October 12, 11:00 am, Museum of History and Industry

Behind the Seams: Sparkly, Shiny, and Iridescent

Be it sequins, rhinestones, metallic threads, or beading, the best way to turn heads is to dress with some sparkle!

Join Seattle Style: Fashion/Function curator, Clara Berg, to discover how historic garments enlist a range of techniques to catch the light and demand attention. These intimate one-hour sessions allow viewers to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special.

Your ticket includes full access to the museum. Come early or stay after to view all of the textiles and historic garments on display.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: $10 for MOHAI members / $15 students / $25 general public (includes museum admission)

October 12, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Living Voices: Native Vision

A Navajo girl explores her family’s past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II.

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.

Suitable for guests 10 years (4th grade) to adult.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: Joshua Green Foundation Theater

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members

October 12, 9:00 pm, Evolv Fitness of Seattle

Jello Underground Halloween Bash and Artful Dodger Tattoo & Comics Present the 4th Annual Jello Underground Halloween Bash at Evolv Fitness of Seattle.

The only female-produced jello wrestling showcase in the world is back for a one-night-only spooktacular event on Saturday, October 12th in Seattle. Evolve Underground in the South Lake Union neighborhood will play host to the Official 4th Annual Jello Underground Halloween Bash! More than a dozen of the region’s most badass wrestlers will face off for the championship title, now held by The Beast (one of the most fiercest women we’ve ever seen enter the ring who made it all the way to the final round in her debut — back in May, going up against and barely losing to four-time champion Direckt Action Jackson; who in a twist of fate announced her pregnancy during the interim, forfeiting both the title and ownership of the championship belt to our new champ The Beast! Jello Underground is one of the most notorious events in Northwest nightlife culture, founded in 2009 and blends the excitement of competition with over-the-top stage theatrics for an empowering presentation that makes for a loud, funny, messy and exhilarating experience! Events take place at Evolve Underground in South Lake Union, a special venue with full-size wrestling ring beneath the cross-streets of Eastlake Ave E & Republican Street. The event was chronicled in the award winning 2017 documentary short film Jello Underground, now streaming via Amazon Prime Video:

Hosted by legendary performer and master-of-ceremonies Georgia Myles Gillespie

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”

September 10 - October 30, Winston Wachter


Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our fifth solo exhibition with painter Tracy Rocca. The inspiration for this body of work comes from Rocca’s extensive travels through the Rocky Mountains with her family – specifically Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons and Glacier. The compositions are all based on Rocca’s photographs and memories from these family adventures. From each photographic reference point, Rocca then strips away the instantly recognizable details of the landscape in an attempt to present the viewer with a small sense of what it might feel like to be at the foot of the Tetons, or to stand in awe in a deep glacial valley. Rocca’s ethereal, abstract paintings are carefully built up over time to achieve their characteristic luminosity and unique sense of depth. Her painting process is slow and methodical, using layers of oil and pigment to delicately build and blur the paint into soft transitions of color and glowing light. Her blurred images, which are rooted in landscape, seek to soften our attention and create a space where the mind can rest. Through her dreamy compositions, Rocca draws the viewer in to a meditative focus on nature.

Tracy Rocca’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in the United States Embassies Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Ritz Carlton and the University of New Mexico Collection.


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Break the ice (and the Seattle Freeze) with group activities in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Holiday Helpings: ‘Tis the season for giving at YouthCare. >>link in profile
Happy Mediums: Three new exhibits debut in November at Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle. >>link in profile

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