Happy Hour Outings

Make a night of it: beer, bowling and literati on Capitol Hill

By Kristin Cordova November 12, 2009

Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen.

Oops. You make plans with your work buddies and your oh-so-cultured girlfriend in the same night, didn’t you. It’s okay, we understand the plight of a busy social life — and how to escape unscathed.

Consider our latest Happy Hour Outing a package deal, the best of both worlds. Start with a beer — and yes, maybe some bowling — at Capitol Hill’s Garage (this week’s recommended happy hour from Lifestyle Editor Jessica Voelker). 

Then, say goodnight to your work crew (don’t worry, you’ll see them tomorrow) and walk a mere six blocks to Richard Hugo House on 11th Avenue and E Olive Streetwhere you can meet your girlfriend next Friday, November 20, at 7.30pm for the start of the House’s much-anticipated quarterly literary series.


Matt Smith.

Poet Elizabeth Austen, actor Matt Smith, singer-songwriter Molly Rose, and novelist Benjamin Parzybok will address the theme Visiting Hours and present new, original work. Get your tickets here ($15-$25) before they run out.


Molly Rose.

For Elizabeth Austen’s poetry show on radio station KUOW click here, and click here for her blog.

See Matt Smith’s tongue-in-cheek viaduct defense here.

Sample Molly Rose’s music blog here.

Click here to read some of Benjamin Parzybok’s novel Couch.

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