PubliCalendar: Street Fests, Victorian Costumes, and Much More

By Brandon Bye August 10, 2012

This weekend's PubliCalendar picks for political and civic nerds.

Seattle Founder's Day Festival

All day Saturday and Sunday, the annual Seattle Founders Day Festival takes over the streets of Belltown for a history-oriented street fair. On 2nd Avenue between Battery and Blanchard, craft tents, musical performances, burlesque shows, vaudevillian acts, history presentations, gallery exhibits, and beer gardens come together from 10am to 10pm for a free public party.

Seattle Founders Day Festival, Saturday/Sunday, August 11-12, 10am to 10pm, Belltown. Free.

Volunteer Park Conservatory 100th Anniversary Celebration

After being threatened with closure earlier this year, the Volunteer Park Conservatory is hosting a Victorian-themed event to celebrate its 100th anniversary this Sunday. A croquet tournament fundraiser kicks off at 1:00 pm (entry is $45, or $35 for conservatory members). Horse-and-buggy rides, balloon artists, large-wheel bicyclists, raffles, prizes for best period costumes, and tree tours fill the day from 1-6. The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band---"The Finest Non-Marching Band in All of Ballard"--plays at 5.

Victorian Day, Sunday, August 12, 1-6, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 East Galer St. Free-$45.

And still more PubliCal events this weekend: 

12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival, Sunday, August 12, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, 12th Avenue between E Madison and E Pike Street on Capitol Hill. Free. 

GeekGirlCon, Saturday, August 11 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, August 12, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, 8th and Pike. $5 (for kids ages 5-10), $30 for Sunday only, $45 for both days. 

OneAmerica's Sikh solidarity candlelight vigil to mourn the Wisconsin shooting victims, Saturday, August 11, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, 5200 Talbot Rd. S., Renton.

The Washington Bus's Engagement Extravaganza, "THE marriage equality party of the summer," Saturday, August 11, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, Bus HQ, 1100 Union St., 1E. Free.  

I Stand With the Sisters March, supporting nuns who want to reform outdated policies of the Catholic church, Sunday, August 12, 12:30 pm, Louisa Boren Park, 1698 15th Ave. 

And don't forget today's PubliCalendar Picks:

Soulcheck Non-Denominational Religious 12-Hour Experience

Looking for a multicultural, non-denominational religious experience? Then this all-night event is for you. Different languages, and a variety of music, food, dance and art will be floating around the rooms with speakers sharing their spiritual experiences with anyone who wants to listen.

Soulcheck, Friday, August 10, 7:00 pm-7:00 am, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue

Nick Licata’s Birthday Bash

Join state house speaker Frank Chopp, City Council member Nick Licata, and others to celebrate the four-term council member’s birthday and support his reelection campaign.

Friday, August 10, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, O’Asian Kitchen and Lounge 800 5th Ave. Suggested donation: $50, or “whatever you can contribute.”

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