South Lake Union
Events Calendar

October 19 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 19, 3:00 pm, The Collective

The Undercover Hippie Gathering

Live Love Now presents The Undercover Hippie Gathering, a one-day local retreat filled with access to workshops, vendors, live music, and refreshments. Give yourself the opportunity to connect with a community of big hearted and like-minded people.

The Undercover Hippie Gathering is all about community, self-care and sustainability. You’ll leave feeling connected, rejuvenated and lit up with new friends, self-care practices and maybe some new dance moves!

When: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm.

Where: The Collective Seattle

Marketplace + Workshops
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Self-care workshops | Chair massage | Vendors | Tarot readings | Astrology readings | Climbing Wall

The Live Experience
6:30-7:15 | Local Getaway (@local_getaway)
7:30-8:15 | Brittany Allyson (@brittanyallysonofficial)
8:30-9:15 | Julian Forest (@julianforestmusic)
9:15-9:25 | Zouk dance performance (Sasha Melnik & Anthony Chapman, Val Weiyu Wang & Viet Ha)
9:25-10:00 | Dance social with DJ Epic

Ticket Information
$50 + tax per ticket online – can be purchased here.

Pair Up Promo!
$80 + tax for two tickets online

$65 + tax at the door

*Online ticket purchase includes swag bag
*Tickets are non-refundable.
*This is a 21+ event.

Follow on Twitter and Instagram for news and updates:
Twitter: @uhgathering
Instagram: @undercoverhippiegathering

October 19, 10:00 am, School of Visual Concepts

Animation and Motion Graphics Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of designing motion graphics and animations as we cover these topics and more:

Fundamentals of motion design How motion design applies to UI and interactive design Examples of how motion and animation can improve the user experience Storyboarding and communicating motion on paper Availability and range of tools overview Crash course introduction animating in After Effects

*Lunch is provided. Hot, cold, gluten free and vegetarian selections available.

Tuition $425: enroll here.

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”

October 19, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

On the Brink: Documentary Film Screening

Enjoy special screenings of On the Brink, a new local documentary exploring the history and future of Seattle’s Central District.

Once one of the largest African American communities in the Pacific Northwest, the Central District is seeing this vibrant community and rich history threatened by change. On the Brink tells a universal story of the struggle to hold on to a sense of community in the face of change and find hope in a time of despair.

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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