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Queen Anne Events: 11 Things to Do in August

From movies in the park, to concerts and cultural festivals, there’s a lot of Queen Anne events to plan for on your monthly events calendar this August.

  1. August 1 – “Selma” Showing at the Summer Movies at the Mural: Saturday nights in August are long and (usually) warm! To take advantage of this, the Mural Amphitheatre is hosting outdoor movie nights on the big screen! On Saturday, August 1st, the showing is “Selma”. Seating is first-come, first-served, so bring your folding chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! The show will start at dusk (about 9 p.m.).
  2. August 2 – Swedish Pancakes at the Swedish Club NW: On the first Sunday of every month, the Swedish Club NW hosts a traditional pancake breakfast! Enjoy music, dancing, and delicious pancakes with lingonberries and all of the fixings! The breakfast is from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd, and costs $7 for club members, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and $9 for guests.
  3. August 8 – Iranian Festival: Explore Iranian cultural roots through performances and visual arts, activities, food, games and more at the Iranian Festival. This festival takes place at the Seattle Center on Saturday, August 8th, presented by the Iranian American Community Alliance.
  4. August 8 – “Back to the Future” Showing at the Summer Movies at the Mural: On Saturday, August 8th, the showing is “Back to the Future”. Seating is first-come, first-served, so bring your folding chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! The show will start at dusk (about 9 p.m.).
  5. August 12 – Kelly Clarkson at Key Arena: Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson is coming to the Key Arena on August 12th, as part of her 2015 Piece by Piece Tour. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets start at $25.50.
  6. August 15 – “Guardians of the Galaxy” Showing at the Summer Movies at the Mural: On Saturday, August 15th, the showing is “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Seating is first-come, first-served, so bring your folding chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! The show will start at dusk (about 9 p.m.).
  7. August 16 – BrasilFest: Celebrate Brazilian culture at the 16th annual BrasilFest! Come to the Seattle Center on August 16th, starting at noon, to enjoy arts, performances, food, artisan shopping, and more!
  8. August 20 – Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce August Luncheon: The Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Thursday of every month. Join the chamber guests and members for networking with other Queen Anne business owners, updates on the events and happenings within the chamber and neighborhood, and words from an occasional speaker. This event will take place at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. on August 20th. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP required, to charley@queenannechamber.org.
  9. August 22 – “Into the Woods” Showing at the Summer Movies at the Mural: On Saturday, August 22nd, the showing is “Into the Woods”. Seating is first-come, first-served, so bring your folding chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! The show will start at dusk (about 9 p.m.).
  10. August 22 & 23 – Tibet Fest: Group dances, visual arts, performances, activities, herbal medicine education, ancient and modern history, and more are going to be featured at Tibet Fest 2015, on August 22nd and 23rd. This cultural festival will take place at the main floor of the Seattle Center’s Armory.
  11. August 29 & 30 – Arab Festival: Enjoy a traditional bazaar, live music and artistic performances, cultural food and beverages, workshops, activities, kids games and crafts and more at the 2015 Arab Festival. This Seattle Center event takes place in the Fisher Pavilion from August 29th through 30th.

Featured photo source: SeattleCenter.com

Queen Anne Beerhall Opening in August

beer-731x1024Great news for Queen Anne’s beer lovers! The Queen Anne Beerhall is set to open in the old Cotton Caboodle building coming this August. The enormous new space will house seating for up to 300 guests, a stage for live music and a beautiful 45-foot long bar.
The European style beer hall will serve “Austro-Hungarian cuisine with a Northwest twist” with a menu headed by Seattle area chef Robert Mullins, according to the Queen Anne View, . As with any great beer hall, there will be a range of beer from popular Imported styles to local crafts.
open for business:
seven days a week
4pm to 2am

Real Estate Spotlight: West Galer Residence

812 W GalerThis unique home on West Galer Street is available for $2,350,000. Sitting on the west slope of Queen Anne hill, this home offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, including from the wrap-around terrace adjacent to the master bedroom. Classic details such as ribbon inlay oak floors, window seats, and moldings combined with unique features such as an authentic Japanese tea house make this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The gourmet kitchen boasts top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The great room opens to a level, low-maintenance garden featuring waterfalls, terraces, and boulders, and the adjacent tea house is the perfect place to set up your own exercise, yoga, or art studio. A spacious three-car garage offers plenty of storage, and this home has the added bonuses of new windows, siding, roof, and systems. For more information on this home, contact Betsy Terry at Ewing & Clark, Inc, and click here for additional photos.

The Details

5 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 5,350 SF | Built in 1912

Price: $2,350,000

Galer View     Tea House Galer

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Overnight Emergency Shelter Announced for Uptown

Back in April, the office of Mayor Ed Murray announced his plan to partner with the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) to open a 100-bed shelter in a city owned building. Late last month, the mayor’s office announced their selection of a location in Lower Queen Anne at an old City Light building at 157 Roy Street. The location is currently vacant.

The Queen Anne View blog shared the press release about the selection announcement, which noted that the shelter will open in two phases this fall. Each phase will include the addition of 50 beds, for the eventual total of 100 beds. It will be available to homeless men who are either disabled or 60 years of age or older. Each resident will be screened and referred from the DESC location downtown (and given bus passes to travel to the shelter). This referral-based method is intended to hopefully prevent any lines or loitering outside the shelter in Lower Queen Anne.

When it opens, the overnight emergency shelter in Uptown will be open only from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., with daytime access limited to janitorial and shelter staff.

According to Mayor Murray, “These encampments will provide a safer community environment than sleeping under a highway overpass or on a park bench. Residents will have improved access to services and we hope to open the door to permanent housing as quickly as we can.”

A petition is currently going around to ask Mayor Murray to allow public discussion and votes before making the decision on this shelter final.

If you have questions or concerns relating to this or other shelters or encampments, contact Human Services Department representative Kim von Henkle by email or call 206-615-1573. A community meeting will be held to discuss this shelter on Tuesday, July 28th at 6 p.m. at the Seattle Center Armory, Loft Room #2 (305 Harrison Street).

Featured photo source: MidCenturyMundane.wordpress.com.