Topic: Capitol Hill Block Party
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July 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM
On a weekend packed with summer events, the weather is actually cooperating. Sunny skies are predicted to persist into next week, with temperatures in the mid-70s. See more from the National Weather Service forecast.
Bored this weekend? The answer to that better be a resounding “No.” Between the Bellevue Arts Fair, the Seafair Torchlight Parade and Capitol Hill Block Party, you should be able to exhaust yourself in the sunshine no matter where you are. Take a look at our weekend preview for more ideas.
We have photos from the first day of Capitol Hill Block Party, which is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees to Pike Street throughout the weekend. (There are more in the gallery.) Keep up with our full coverage of Block Party, as well as Jazz Port Townsend and Timber! Festival, on our SoundPosts blog.
Of course, these events and road work are also prompting bus-schedule changes. Plan accordingly.
Even vintage Felix wasn’t enough for the Mariners last night, who lost 3-2 in the 13th to the Twins. Hernandez struck out 11 and didn’t walk anybody, but Minnesota rallied late to force extra innings. The Mariners will have another shot during this afternoon’s game at Safeco Field.
Getting underfoot: Scientists are looking into whether greenhouse gases from power plants and other industrial sources can be captured, liquified and pumped into porous rocks beneath our feet. The experiment is under way in the vast basalt deposits of the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington. But it’s not clear when — or if — the approach will ever be applied to help slow the rate of global climate change.
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July 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Capitol Hill Block Party — the annual music blowout in the heart of the Pike/Pine neighborhood — gets under way at 4 p.m. today.
The gates open at 3 p.m. on East Pike Street and 12th Avenue. More than 100 bands are slated to play on a half-dozen stages before the festival closes Sunday night, and some tickets are still available.
For live coverage throughout the weekend, go to the SoundPosts blog and follow @SoundPosts on Twitter.
July 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Weather: Summer is on hiatus today as clouds rolled in overnight. Chance of rain later this afternoon and highs in the mid to upper 60s. Tomorrow should be rainy as well, giving way later in the afternoon. The rest of the coming week should be more similar to the end of last week, with morning clouds changing to afternoon sunshine. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: All clear out there right now. The only thing to note is the Highway 520 Bridge will close from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The map and cams.
Boat aground, man missing: Authorities are continuing to search for Richard Sweezey, whose 1965 Chris Craft was found grounded near Kirkland on Friday. Police found a portable generator running, and Sweezey’s car near the boat’s Portage Bay slip. But no sign of the captain.
Wither the Key: Seattle Times reporter Bob Young breaks down the uncertain future of KeyArena as the city and county consider helping Chris Hansen and friends build a new arena. Can the city-owned venue avoid becoming a white elephant?
Capitol Hill Block Party: You don’t normally put Capitol Hill Block Party and toddlers in the same sentence, but this morning the music-fest is inviting the kids in. There is free ice cream and lemonade from 9 a.m. to 10:30, followed by a free show from Caspar Baby Pants from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Neumos.
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July 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Weather: Today follows the pattern of the last two days: cooler a.m. clouds that burn off in time for some afternoon sunshine. Today’s high will be pushing 70 — perfect weather to break out the barbecue. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
North Beacon Hill shooting: In yet another Seattle shooting, an altercation between two men Friday ended with one of them driving away in his vehicle with his family. The 20-year-old said he and four others — including two children — were getting into their SUV when another man started shooting at them. No one was injured. Police believe the victim and the suspect know each other.
Batman showings: Seattle crowds still showed up to opening-day showings of the Batman finale, “The Dark Knight Rises,” despite the midnight-screening massacre in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead. Pacific Science Center’s IMAX Theater beefed up security with off-duty Seattle police officers, though other cities around the country, like New York and Los Angeles, deployed on-duty officers to provide what they call “a precaution against copycats.”
The Bite of Seattle at Seattle Center runs through Sunday, offering choice morsels from 38 restaurants and plenty of music and comedy. Just make sure you don’t fill up before you get there.
The Capitol Hill Block Party brings headliners Neko Case, The Lumineers and Allen Stone, to name a few. You can see them live (daily tickets are $30), or live vicariously through Andrew Matson’s live blogging from the festival.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
April 24, 2012 at 8:33 AM
The Capitol Hill Block Party, scheduled for July 20-22, announced some key acts in its lineup today. Neko Case, Fitz and the Tantrums, Diplo, The Lumineers, Youth Lagoon, Cloud Nothings and more are on the lineup.
For more info on bands and tickets, see Andrew Matson’s blog.
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