This Weekend In South Seattle: Screech at the Beach on Halloween, Fight for Climate Justice and Become an Opera Snob

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, October 31st

Children:  Details: Firefighters read fire safety stories to preschoolers, dress in full bunking gear and help children explore a fire engine or ladder truck.. – Time: 11:00am-12:00pm –Where: New Holly Branch Library (7048 32nd Ave)- More Info:

Movies: Opening of Dear White People – Details: Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”- Showtimes: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm –Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

Community: Columbia City Halloween Trick- or -Treat Details:The Columbia City Business Association CBA will be hosting a neighborhood trick or treat. This is an opportunity for families to go around to local business and collect candy. Look for orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses. – Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm –Where: Columbia City- More Info:

Community: Boo Bash at the Beach Details: This is the inaugural event, establishing an annual safe and fun place for kids to Trick or Treat through booths sponsored by organizations and community groups, hosted in the east half of the Rainier Beach Safeway’s parking lot.  Booths will feature games and activities, including a photo booth and costume crafting booths. Kids can also interact with the Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol, the Mobile Precinct van, and a Seattle Fire truck. – Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Safeway (9262 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA- More Info:

Music:  Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble CD Release and Halloween Party – Details: Wayne Horvitz has continually inspired new Seattle jazz. He launches this extraordinary three-part evening at 6pm leading Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, a large improvisational ensemble creating incidental music for the silent classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At 8pm the group celebrates its new CD. Proceedings continue at 10pm with Electric Circus, Horvitz’s arrangements of the classic fusion and fission of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and other little-performed gems of the new canon.- Time: 6:00pm-12:00am-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

Community: Rainier Beach Pool Halloween Swim- Details: Come join in a a free community swim to celebrate Halloween-Time: 7:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Avenue South)

Boo Bash

Saturday, November 1st

Environment:SE Seattle Climate Justice Forum- Details: Got Green’s Young Leaders in the Green Movement team up with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment to learn together about the impacts of climate change to our community in SE Seattle and what we can do about it.Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm-Where: South Side Commons (3518 South Edmonds Street) More Info:

Community:Rainier Vista Lantern Walk- Details: Create your own lantern and join your neighbors in touring through Rainier Vista neighborhoods and Cheasty Greenspace Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm-Where: Rainier Vista Central Park (4410 29th Ave S)

Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyessy – Details: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the acclaimed, road-sharpened trio of Brian Haas (piano/Fender Rhodes/bass Moog/synth), Chris Combs (electric guitar/lap steel guitar/synth), and Josh Raymer (drums). “It swings, it sways, but the jazz trio form in their hands has an almost primitive, inside-your-head, idiosyncratic quality” (DownBeat). McTuff, Joe Doria’s full-bore organ trio with the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the dazzling Tarik Abouzied on drums is becoming a Seattle legend.- Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. Details: Learn to play chess from one of the best instructors in South Seattle Time: From 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle.  More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


Sunday, November 2nd

Music:  Kathy Moore and the Kicks – Details: Opera on Tap Seattle is a non-profit group dedicated to breaking down the stereotype that opera is an elitist art form by bringing opera to your local wine bar and pub. Join us for Royals at the Royal Room where we will celebrate all things bel canto. Featuring Megan Chenovick, Kim Giordano, Rob McPherson, Melissa Plagemann, Ksenia Popova & Charles Robert Stevens singing favorites by Donizetti, Rossini & Bellini.- Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

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