South Lake Union
Events Calendar

October 17 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 17, 12:00 pm, Moxy Seattle Downtown

Charity 45-Minute Yoga benefiting Fred Hutch

Since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what is better than doing yoga to cure cancer? Come join Moxy on Thursday, 10/17 for their first charity yoga event at the Moxy. All ticket revenue will go to support cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Yoga: 12-12:45pm

Bar Moxy will be serving a pink smoothie after the event. Everyone will receive a week of free yoga from CorePower Yoga. You can also enter to win a month of unlimited yoga from CorePower to be used at any studio (valued at $155). If you wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness, you will get an extra prize!

Tickets are available for sales at $20 online until 10/16. Day of tickets, if available, can be purchased at Moxy Seattle for $25. We encourage attendees to bring their own mats but we will also have a few extra mats available for use at the event.

More on Fred Hutch and their effort to find a cure for breast cancer:

Fred Hutch researchers are on the forefront of breast cancer research in prevention, detection and ground-breaking therapies that will revolutionize the way we think about and treat patience with breast cancer. Learn more at

October 17, 8:00 am, The Swedish Club

10th Annual Community of Hope Breakfast

ou Are Invited….

Join Immanuel Community Services on Thursday, October 17th, to celebrate 40 years of caring for neighbors who are suffering from hunger and homelessness.

There is no charge to attend but RSVP is required.  Please come prepared to make a gift meaningful to you.

Host a Table….

Please help us build awareness and support of ICS programs and the work we do in the community by hosting a table!

Please email for more information.

Be a Sponsor….

Underwriting gifts are vital to the success of the event. Click here for the full list of sponsorship benefits. For more information about sponsorships, please email or call (206) 622-1930.

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


Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916