This Weekend In South Seattle: “Take Yo Time” at the Collaboratory, Empower Seattle and Don’t Miss The Circus Coming to Town

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, November 14th

Community: VFW Meat Raffle Details:The Skyway/Westhill VFW will be hosting their weekly meat raffle. Come for the beef and stay for the company. You may just score some savory cuts of prime dead cow. – Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm –Where: 7421 S 126th Street, Seattle, WA – More Info: persimmon1859@gmail.com

Music:  Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons “Take Yo Time” Album Release PartyDetails:CD Release party with special guests, Hutch & Scuff and The Marshall Family Band! Time: 7:00pm until the pre-dawn hours-Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.hillmancitycollaboratory.org

Community: SANCA’s Cirrus Circus presents “Wasting Away” Details:Wasting Away tells the exciting and bizarre story of an idyllic small town that is slowly overrun by their accumulation of garbage. Seemingly oblivious to their predicament the town carries on with its joyous and acrobatic daily routine until the problem becomes too big to ignore. Full of humour and heart, this show presents an action-packed tale of conflict, growth, and cooperation that simultaneously offers social commentary and manages not to take itself too seriously.Cirrus Circus is known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished circus troupes in the region. The troupe is in demand at many of Seattle’s popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Center’s Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.-Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm-Where: 674 S Orcas St, Seattle, WA – More Info: erica@SANCASeattle.org

Music:  Gustavo Lopez Sexteto & Invitados CD ReleaseDetails:Punto Lejano is the first studio album by flamenco guitarist Gustavo Alonso López and his 6-piece, instrumental ensemble. The project combines traditional flamenco, jazz improvisation, and world percussion. This CD release celebration will also include traditional flamenco singing and dance- Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, November 15th

Children: Story Circle: Fables, Flutes and Fairy Tales  Details:Travel the world with Carlos Xavier’s tales inspired by cultural traditions around the globe. Accompanied by characters of remarkable compassion and courage, Carlos takes us on a journey to such places as India, Fiji and Portugal, and back to our home state of Washington. Interweaving music, stories and games, this journey is not to be missed! Time: 10:00am & 11:00am-Where: Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.sewardpark.audubon.org

Community: The Eritrean Association presents the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Our Community  Details:Dinner, Cultural Show and Dance.-Time: 6:00pm-Where: Eritrean Association Community Center 1528 Valentine Place, Seattle – More Info: http://www.eritreanassocation.org

Community: Rainier Beach Tree WalkDetailsCome meet your neighbors and learn about trees on this 1.5 hour Tree Walk around the Rainier Beach neighborhood! We will be walking approximately one mile to visit, identify and discuss 25 common trees.Time: 10:00am-11:30am-Where: 4525 S Cloverdale Street Seattle 98118 More Info: hailey.mackey@seattle.gov

Community: Empower Seattle: Teen Parent Summit Details:This is a free event. Free breakfast and lunch included. Free childcare for first 50 participants. Free gift cards for first 50 participants.Summit will include breakout sessions on various topics, keynote speakers, as well as a resource fair. The goal is to get Teen Parents connected to services, support and celebrate teen parents as their role as parents, and to build community.Time: 9:00am-4:00pm-Where: 3528 S Ferdinand St. Seattle 98118 More Info: michellem@atlanticstreet.org

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 16th

Music:  Bill Mintz QuartetDetails:Billy has been performing with the band members in various formats for the last thirty years, starting when he moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1981. Billy met the great John Gross at that time along with other great LA jazz musicians playing in Tom Persons’ big band. Billy started playing with incredible Putter Smith in Alan Broadbent’s Trio in 1989. In 2003 Billy moved back to New York City where he started playing in Roberta Piket’s trio. Roberta is a world class pianist, composer, arranger and orchestrator. Recently this group of musicians performed several concerts in New York City and recorded an upcoming release of Billy’s engaging and memorable compositions – Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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