The Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) - the heart of our community since 1919.
HPIC belongs to our neighborhood and is powered by volunteers. 

We're YOUR gathering place in the community. Join us for our next neighborhood event!


HPIC is still hosting a food donation barrel this month for the food bank run by our neighbors at Paradise of Praise.

The donation barrel will remain at HPIC for for the November Corner Bar on 11/2. Or drop your donation during any of our weekly classes! Please bring non-perishable donations for the food bank run by our neighbors at Paradise of Praise Ministry!

Yoo-Hoo... Yo-Yo!
Thursday nights at HPIC just became even more fun! 
October 18 & 25 from 5:00-6:30

We are excited to welcome Nathan Bultman and his intergenerational yo-yo class! Come and join the fun! Free: Beginner yoyo classes at HPIC (Highland Park Improvement Club). All 4 thursdays in October (5:00-6:30), and couple in Nov TBD. Yoyos provided, spots are limited. Come play! Ages 8-Adult

Email to sign up and reserve a spot! Under 18, basic waiver required, unless you get your parent to take the class with you! :) Waiver available in advance:


Rocky Horror Picture Show @ HPIC!
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9 PM

Fasten your garter belt for the time-warping, genderbending cult classic at HPIC! Rocky Horror is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you! Dressing up and singing along encouraged (although throwing toast is not, sorry). Bar opens at 8PM (care for a Dammit Janet Jack & Ginger? A Magenta Margarita? Maybe a Vodka on the Rocky?).

Movie starts at 9PM. 21+ event. Free showing, although donations for the club are encouraged 

CORNER BAR w/The Mews Fri, Nov 2, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 PM Band starts around 8:00 PM

The Mews

The Mews’ eponymous debut album features an eclectic lineup of atmospheric, sweetly melodic, funky, energetic, and emotional art-pop originals, along with a beautifully dreamy cover of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Mobius Trip.”

Plus there will be an altar for Dia De Los Muertos also at Corner Bar on 11/2, and folks are encouraged to bring photos of their loved ones to place on the altar.  If  you bring a B&W Xerox copy of a photo, we'll have luminary bags that you can add your photo on.

Join us for our monthly neighborhood pop up party. We open our doors to the public on the first Friday of every month as a pop-up bar with live entertainment. Corner Bar is the only place in our neighborhood that you can walk to and meet your neighbors and friends, with kids in tow, to hang out, build relationships, listen to great live music, grab a drink, and support HPIC in the process. 

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry - all ages


ART LOUNGE - Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Doors open at 7:00 PM. Live Model Sessions start around 8:00 PM.

Live Model Sessions are happening at Art Lounge at HPIC!  
No experience necessary. Basic supplies will be provided, or bring your own. Sign up to model (at time of event) and earn a free drink ticket. The HPIC Bar will be open. Free entry - 21+ event.

Annual HPIC Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10am to 3pm 

Over 20 Vendors - Lunch for Sale and the Bar will be open

DO YOU WANT TO VEND? If interested in being a vendor email




HPIC BOARD MEETING - 7:00p on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 

HPIC is a volunteer-driven non-profit and the Board is no exception. All Board members are unpaid neighbors working to ensure the continued viability of HPIC for the good of our neighborhood. All are welcome to attend Board Meetings. 

Wine & Food Pairing w/ Reggie @ HPIC!
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Join Reggie to learn about pairing wine and bites for the holidays!!!

$40 per person/$75 for 2

Includes a reception cocktail, holiday appetizers with recipes, 8-10 wines to pair, presentation with loads of information… and so much fun and laughter!

Sign up at

About Reggie

Reggie lives in Seattle, Washington and has been in the wine industry as a sommelier, wine director, wine distributor and wine educator for the past 35 years. She loves pairing food and wine and teaching others how to enjoy it too. A certified in the Court of Sommeliers, Wine Scholar Guild, Diploma Level Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and as a Bordeaux Tutor.






Next Meeting Weds., October 24, 2018
Highland Park Action Committee: An all volunteer & not for profit. Our role is to be an advocate for Highland Park and to affect positive change in our neighborhood. Please join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month - Doors open at 6:30 pm - Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club on the corner of 12th Ave SW and SW Holden. Email:

Mark your calendars! 
Upcoming HPIC Events

  • Nov 2, 2018        Day of the Dead Corner Bar!
  • Nov 10, 2018      Holiday Bazaar

  • Dec 31, 2018      New Year’s Eve Celebration & Not-So-Silent-Night Parade

View our full calendar and join us at our next event, everyone's welcome at HPIC!

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Thank You to Our 2018 Uncorked Sponsors!

2018 Gold Medal Sponsor 

Therese Bianchi
Real Estate Broker,
Certified Negotiating Expert
206 234 6607










2018 Silver Medal Sponsor 

Ken Knoke, Broker

Mechanical Sales, Inc.

2018 Bronze Medal Sponsor 

Gretchen Heiden

Resting Waters: Seattle's Pet Funeral Home

2018 Highland Park Supporter 

Nickie Jostol

Allyson Kemp

Antoinette & Billy

Councilmember Lisa Herbold