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Summer in the Square
Aug 21 all-day

Neighborhoods: Pioneer Square
Event Types: Arts,Community,Ethnic/Cultural,Festivals/Fairs,Hobbies,Holiday/Seasonal Events,Museum/Gallery,Music,Special Events,Sports/Recreation,Tourism,Youth,Other
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Pets,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Sponsoring Organization: Alliance for Pioneer Square
Contact: Alliance for Pioneer Square
Contact Phone: (206) 667-0687
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free!
Link: https://www.pioneersquare.org/experiences/summer-in-the-square-2018

As we enjoy sunnier days, Pioneer Square would like to encourage folks to shake off the winter hibernation, get some much needed Vitamin D, and explore fun events and promotions in Seattle’s original neighborhood. Want to impress your family and friends with historic charm, up your cool factor at that hip new restaurant or shop, and make some summer memories? Head to Pioneer Square!

-Summer in the Square Events-

World Cup 2018 Occidental Square | June 15 – July 15
Grab lunch and head to Occidental Square to watch the 2018 World Cup Games with other fans.
https://www.pioneersquare.org/calendar/world-cup-2018

Hit the Streets Happy Hour Series | 2nd Thurs – June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13
Enjoy happy hour food, drink, and shopping specials every second Thursday, all summer, in Pioneer Square.
https://www.pioneersquare.org/calendar/hit-the-streets-happy-hour

Summer Break Away Day | August 23
Get out of the office and celebrate summer with a special day of promotions and fun in Pioneer Square.
https://www.pioneersquare.org/calendar/summer-break-away-day

-Other Pioneer Square Events-
First Thursday Art Walk | Every month, from 5 to 9pm
www.firstthursdayseattle.com

Trail 2 Treasure Tours | June 1 – Sept 2, every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2pm
www.trail2treasure.org

Seattle Art Fair | August 2 – 5
www.seattleartfair.com

Summer programming in Occidental Square – presented by the Downtown Seattle Association
www.downtownseattle.org

Here’s what’s happening in Occidental Square:
• Tuesdays 4-6pm: Win, Lose, or DRAWNK: Artist Art Games
• Thursdays 4-6pm: art classes with Gage Academy
• Fridays 6:29am-7:29am: free fitness with Cue CrossFit & The November Project
• Fridays noon-1pm: free fitness with Seattle Fitness
• Second Sunday of the month: Pop Up Dog Park

SharePoint Fest Seattle
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Building/Room #: 600’s Meeting Rooms
Neighborhoods: Central Area/Squire Park
Event Types: Technology
Audience: Adults
Contact: 7203706912
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $795
Registration Details: https://www.sharepointfest.com/Seattle/index.php/registeraaa
Link: https://www.sharepointfest.com/Seattle

The SharePoint Fest series will be entering their 8th year in 2018. SharePoint Fest Seattle offers a three-day conference (with two optional pre-conference workshop days) that brings together SharePoint enthusiasts and practitioners, with many of the leading SharePoint experts and solution providers in the country.

Attend SharePoint Fest Seattle where attendees will be able to attend workshops and seminars – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers, and Microsoft MCM’s and MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Implementation/Administration, Business Value, Search, Business Intelligence, Office 365 and SharePoint Development. Attendees will be able to choose one complete learning track or mix and match based on what content best meets their current needs.

At SharePoint Fest Seattle, there will be sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, business analysts, information architects, and knowledge workers, which will ensure that attendees walk away with as much knowledge as they desire to truly leverage SharePoint in their current environment.

Seattle Services Portal Training/User Feedback: Frequent Users
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Audience: Adults
Neighborhoods: Citywide
Event Types: Training-Classes/Workshops
Event Contact: Carlee Casey
Event Contact Email: [email protected]
Event Contact Phone: 206-386-9732
Topic: Workshops

This training session is full. You can sign up for the wait list, in case somebody decides not to attend. We will be offering additional sessions.

SDCI is offering training sessions to help our customers make the best use of our new permitting system. We’re working with our partners in Seattle IT to address the limitations of the off-the-shelf system we recently implemented and to improve the user experience. In the meantime, these sessions will demonstrate how to use the system to successfully accomplish tasks that we know are the most frustrating for our customers, and to get user feedback. 

Agenda:

  • Managing your account, including creating collections and adding contacts
  • Understanding project status
  • Uploading documents
  • Paying fees
  • Scheduling appointments
  • The Seattle Services Portal help center

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Thistle Street GS Restoration Event
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Types: Volunteer/Work Party
Neighborhoods: Delridge/North Delridge,High Point,Roxhill/Westwood/White Center
Sponsoring Organization: Green Seattle Partnership
Contact: Nature Consortium
Contact Phone: 206-923-0853
Contact Email: [email protected]
Audience: All
Link: http://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/14400/

Join us for a restoration work party at Longfellow Creek GS: Thistle Street Greenspace – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

Wham! Bam! Pow!
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District
Event Types: Arts
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Pets,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Shaun Mejia
Contact Phone: 2066235124
Contact Email: [email protected]
Cost: $17 for non-members, museum members get complimentary tickets
Link: http://www.wingluke.org/getting-here

Vishavjit Singh uses art as his medium to raise awareness about discrimination and hate crimes in a post-9/11 world, fight back and challenge stereotypes through humor, and redefine American identity while connecting with people of all backgrounds, especially through his alter-ego Sikh Captain America.

What’s in your cup? Community-Brewed Culture
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District
Event Types: Arts,Ethnic/Cultural,Museum/Gallery,Tourism
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: 206-623-5124
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Link: http://www.wingluke.org/whats-in-your-cup

Asian Pacific American beverages are a huge part of our everyday life. Learn the history, science, evolution and issues behind these beverages – from traditional to trendy – and how they can play an important role in creating community.

What’s in your cup? Community-Brewed Culture
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District
Event Types: Arts
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Shaun Mejia
Contact Phone: 2066235124
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: free–$17
Registration Details: https://25646p.blackbaudhosting.com/25646p/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=bbaa5cd3-98c2-442e-a4bc-da03e6093479&_ga=2.128711620.995347007.1532108418-292809355.1520459807
Link: http://www.wingluke.org/whats-in-your-cup

Last chance to learn about the history, science, evolution and issues behind APA beverages – from traditional to trendy –and the role they play in creating community. Exhibit closes Sunday, September 16th.

Bench Mark
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Community,Museum/Gallery,Youth
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 2066229250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/6865/

Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth Exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions during March–May 2018, this collection of images depicts the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ interaction with it.

Identifying the bench as focal point and unifying element of urban environment, the ten contributing artists reveal their understanding of the myriad ways humans use benches to interact with their surroundings. Benches offer spaces for conversation, rest, and reflection. The exhibition chronicles an experiential investigation into place making that unites us with our fellow humans who utilize benches as the site of some of life’s most mundane, but also precious, moments.

Bench Mark is co-organized by Lynn Chou, Manager of Youth and School Programs, and Negarra A. Kudumu, Manager of Public Programs, and features the work of Abdisemed Ali, Gebreyaus Engeda, Eva Gugsa,Tegarius Kea, John Le, Kiet Nguyen, Ngoc Nguyen, Tam Nguyen, Nurham Nuru, and Nhu-Phuong Tran. Teaching artists Laura Bartunek, John Hallock, and Jim Nicholls provided instruction in design, architecture, and 3-D modeling.

Bench Mark
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Community,Museum/Gallery,Youth
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 2066229250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/6865/

Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth Exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions during March–May 2018, this collection of images depicts the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ interaction with it.

Identifying the bench as focal point and unifying element of urban environment, the ten contributing artists reveal their understanding of the myriad ways humans use benches to interact with their surroundings. Benches offer spaces for conversation, rest, and reflection. The exhibition chronicles an experiential investigation into place making that unites us with our fellow humans who utilize benches as the site of some of life’s most mundane, but also precious, moments.

Bench Mark is co-organized by Lynn Chou, Manager of Youth and School Programs, and Negarra A. Kudumu, Manager of Public Programs, and features the work of Abdisemed Ali, Gebreyaus Engeda, Eva Gugsa,Tegarius Kea, John Le, Kiet Nguyen, Ngoc Nguyen, Tam Nguyen, Nurham Nuru, and Nhu-Phuong Tran. Teaching artists Laura Bartunek, John Hallock, and Jim Nicholls provided instruction in design, architecture, and 3-D modeling.

Juventino Aranda: Pocket Full of Posies
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Museum/Gallery
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 2066229250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free

Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, as well as the formal and conceptual strategies of post-minimalist artists. From the street to the gallery, he is an archeologist, historian, and architect to a shifting Chicano community, engaging current political debates and notions of the American dream.

Aranda’s recent work draws on his family history and particularities of his childhood that speak to broader cultural themes. The mass-produced art his mother purchased but never removed from its corrugated cardboard protectors, for instance, appear in Aranda’s work as subtle markers of social aspiration and personal economies of value. For his exhibition at the Frye Art Museum—Aranda’s first in a museum setting—the artist will continue this line of inquiry and present a new body of work that explores the ways in which common objects and imported products become emblems of dual cultural identity.

The exhibition will include sculptural and wall-hung works that are created through a variety of technical processes to communicate the essence of Aranda’s (re)appropriated source material, which spans from Golden books and Pendleton blankets to panaderia calendars and loteria cards. Using shifts in scale and context to estrange and magnify the significance of these objects, Aranda explores the subtle ways in which ideology is communicated through—and belief systems form around—seemingly mundane aspects of the material world.

Juventino Aranda lives and works in Walla Walla and received his BFA from Eastern Washington University. Solo exhibitions of his work include Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (2017). He has participated in group shows at Terrain (2016, 2015) and Saranac Art Projects (2016) in Spokane, WA, and Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle (2016), among other venues.

Aranda received the 2016 James W. Ray Venture Project Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and culminates in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.