This Weekend In South Seattle: Take a Magic Hayride, Go Bazaar With the Entire Southend, and Light Up The Beach

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander


Friday, December 5th

Community: Southeast Seattle Senior Center Holiday BAZAAR Details:Crafts, Baked Goods, Lunch, Thrift Store Treasures! Bazzar is free, but there is a $3 suggested donation for lunch for those over age 60, and a $6 donation for those under 60 -Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (Scratch Cooked Lunch 11:30-12:30pm) –Where: 4655 S. Holly Seattle WA 98118  – More Info: Kate at SESSC 206-722-0317

Community: Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club Market Place  Details:Market Place will feature the Integrity Solutions Program, an entrepreneurial program that provides youth with job training skills, mentorship, and product production as well as creation of business plans and a final market place where all proceeds from products sold go directly to the youth. -Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm- Where: 4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way South, Seattle, WA Holly Seattle WA 98118  – More Info: Fatimah at 425-652-2386

Community: Light Up The Beach Holiday Challange- Details:You are invited to the Rainier Beach Merchant Association’s  ‘Light up the Beach Holiday Challenge’ Open House on Friday, December 5th from 5-8pm.  Come walk the decked out ‘halls’ of Rainier Beach (Rainier Ave from S Henderson up to 57th & Old Town), meet local business owners, grab some food, drinks, listen to music, enjoy dance performances and other fun activities .  Then you get to vote on your favorite storefront decorations! AND… there will be *free* holiday photos @ Rainier Beach Safeway.  This event also features the sweet sounds of Luminaria, brought to you by the Southeast Seattle Senior Center and carolers from the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church and Rainier Beach Community Club.  -Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm Where:  Get passports and voting forms at (Rainier Beach Safeway) 9262 Rainier Ave South and (Jude’s) 9252 57th Ave South   – More Info:

Music: Cool Yule- Bluestreet Jazz Voices & Holiday Party –Details:Please join the BlueStreet Jazz Voices at their annual holiday concert & party. Featuring jazzy holiday tunes from the ensemble, soloists and the band. Enjoy festive nibbles, sweets and treats, as well as a no-host bar. Above all, come share the holiday spirit with your BlueStreet Friends! –Time:  Food and Beverages begin at 7:00pm. Music starts at 7:30pm- Where: Mount Baker Clubhouse:2811 Mt Rainier Dr S, Seattle, WA 98144 –More Info:

Art: #FreshestRoots Talk Ferguson: Open MicDetails:In response to the grand jury decision whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in the Ferguson, Missouri; Freshest Roots, will present a place for spoken word dialogue  The event will feature four artists performing in honor of Michael Brown and teens and young adults everywhere with words, music and poetry of power and remembrance. .Freshest Roots is a Seattle native, urban, all ages open mic that occurs the first Friday of every month at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Freshest Roots began in 2009 and is one of the most well-known open mics in the Seattle area. “The key to keeping Freshest alive and thriving is to keep things centralized and accessible to the community, and to stay humble on things that can, and cannot be changed,” Eddie Martinez, Freshest Roots co-founder. Freshest features art exhibits,a cappella singing, folk guitar, music sampling, dancing, hip hop music and spoken word.-Time: 7:00pm- Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144  – More Info:

Music: Michel Navedo and Brazil NovoDetails:recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle, samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the “New Sound” of Brazil with Brazil Novo.- Time: 8:30pm- 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)

Saturday, December 6th

Family: Seward Park HayrideDetails:Bundle up and hop in a truck for a hayride around Seward Park! See the wonders of the forest, listen for snowbird calls, and learn the natural history of the park. Perfect for families or date night. Just $5- Time: Rides leave on the hour from 10am-2:00pm  –Where: 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118  –More Info:     

Community: Lakewood/Seward Park Holiday Gift Bazzar  –Details:Raffle Prizes, Gifts, Food& Drink! –Time:  10:00am-4:00pm  –Where: Lakewood/Seward Park Park Community Club: 4916 Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Community: Tin Umbrella Holiday Craft Bazaar Day 1Details:Get a start on all your holiday handmade gifts at this affordable Holiday Craft Bazaar. We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together to help keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls.Buy a gift direct from the artists.Enjoy locally-roasted coffee, support local business and artisans –Time:  8:00am-2:00pm – Where: 5600 Rainier Ave South, Seattle WA 98118)- More Info

Community: Community Free For AllDetails: Bring things you don’t want. Take things you need. Meet your neighbors. Make holiday cards. Find gently used gifts. Crafting for kids & everyone. Save Money. Participate in the gift economy! –Time:  10:00am-12:00pm  –Where:  The Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Ave South – More Info:

Community:Talents of our Neighborhood”: New Holly Winter Craft BazzarDetails:Have a talent or small business you would like to showcase? Join us for an afternoon celebrating the many talents of our communityTime:  12:00pm-5:00pm  –Where: 7315 39th Ave South, Seattle WA  –More Info:Marie Vielle  at 206-293-7416

Art:  10th Annual Art Under $100 at the Seattle Design Center   –Details:Join South Park Arts for the 10th annual Art Under $100 on Saturday, December 6th, at a brand new location: the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown! Featuring more than 50 local artists, Art Under $100 offers an unsurpassed opportunity to discover unique, affordable art while supporting local artists.  We’ll have all the best elements in the new digs: the art raffle thrills, beer & wine, food trucks, live DJs, and The Makery! Don’t miss the satisfying, creative fun of the Makery’s all-ages, mobile art lab. Take home a treasure made by you of reclaimed materials. Check out a time-lapse video of last year’s Art Under $100 event. It will remind you of why you shouldn’t miss it this year-Time:  2:00pm-9:00pm –Where: 5701 6th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108 –More Info:

Community: Columbia City’s Holiday Festival-Details:Come for caroling, performances, and a holiday display contest! You will also be able to donate any unwrapped to to the Toys for Tots program.Time:  5:30pm –Where: Hudson Street and Rainier Avenue South. Toys for Tots donations received at 3810 S. Ferdinand Street. –More Info:

Music: Kissing PotionDetails:Dirty, gritty, smooth, pretty….as long as it’s funky!”…this is the kind of band whose chill energy and pro execution pull you into their whole set at an outdoor festival. Let’s go ahead and call them Bumber-funk.”-Seattle Weekly Reverb Echoing the battle cry of Funk Diva Sharon Jones, “You’ve Got to FEEL it”, Kissing Potion brings funk & soul to life, with a full horn section that brings new meaning to the phrase “FUNK YOU!”, and a rhythm section whose groove will move you from your soul down to your toes! The original concept of KP was a ten member strong, all-female funk group, but then we met a few folks of the male-persuasion and couldn’t resist asking them to join our lady-laden lair of FUNK. –Time: 9:00pm- Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Sunday, December 7th

Community: Tin Umbrella Holiday Craft Bazaar Day 2Details:Get a start on all your holiday handmade gifts at this affordable Holiday Craft Bazaar. We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together to help keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls.Buy a gift direct from the artists.Enjoy locally-roasted coffee, support local business and artisans-Time:  8:00am-2:00pm- Where: 5600 Rainier Ave South, Seattle WA 98118)- More Info 

Art:  Backstreet Bazaar 10×10 –Details:  Backstreet Bazaar presents the first ever 10X10, a fundraiser for Community Arts Create. CAC provided 100 artists with 100 10×10 canvases. Every single canvas will be on sale for only $50! Half the proceeds will go directly back to the artist, and half will go to Community Arts Create and its programs. There will be live music by the Sure Thing String Band (featuring Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons). There will be a Chili cook off! There will be beer and wine! There will be so much fun to be had. Event partner SEED ARTS will be hosting its first ever open studios upstairs beforehand, from 4 to 7pm! Come early, stay late! But most importantly, be there, or be square.Time:  7:00pm-10:00pm –Where: 5623 Rainier Ave SouthMore Info:

Community: Mount Baker Christmas Ships & Holiday PartyDetails: Join us for a bonfire on the beach while we await the annual arrival of the Argosy Christmas Ships at Mount Baker Beach. After the ships sail away, follow the beautiful trail of luminarias up the hill to the Clubhouse. We’ll have Christmas cookies and hot cider. We’ll have wine and Christmas carols. And … we’ll have Santa Claus!This is a FREE community event, please join us!Time: 6:45- 7:05pm Christmas Ships at Mount Baker Beach, 7:05- 9:00pm Holiday Party at the Clubhouse –Where: Mount Baker Clubhouse: 2811 Mt Rainier – More Info: Erin Bruce at

Music:  Nathan Hale Jazz Vocal ShowcaseDetails:Featuring Nathan Hale Jazz Vocal soloists and choir.  No Cover- Time: 7:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

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