This Weekend In South Seattle: Party Through the Blocks of Beacon Hill, Indulge in Mistletoe Madness, and Take a “Toy Ride”

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

Friday, December 12th

Fitness:  Group Health Walk & TalkDetails: Walking is one of the best ways to get moving — and moving is good for your health. That’s why Group Health Medical Centers offers a Walk & Talk with Your Health Care Team program at several of our clinics. The program is free and open to Group Health members and employees, and members of the community. –Time:  11:45am-1:00pm – Where:  Rainier Valley Cultural Center: 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Movies: Opening of Top Five Starring Chris RockDetails: Andre Allen is a former stand-up comedian and Hollywood movie star whose latest project – a serious film about the 1791 Haitian Revolution – has just been panned by the New York Times. His agent is eager to get Allen back on track, being the funny-man his fans know and love, while his fiancée is eager for him to help raise the profile of her reality TV show. With some trepidation, Allen agrees to spend the day with a whip-smart, beautiful journalist from the Times with whom he reflects on the life he left behind while ambling through various New York City boroughs.Showings: 12:00pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 10:30pm –Where: Arklodge Cinemas ( 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118) More Info:

Movies: Opening of Exodus: Gods and KingsDetails: Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.Showings: 12:15pm, 3:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm –Where: Arklodge Cinemas ( 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118) More Info:

Community: Rainbow Bingo Mistletoe Madness Details:This super fun fundraiser welcomes all for a night of games and pandemonium including games, prizes (some cash!), tasty beverages, and entertainment by Sylvia  O’Stayformore. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and enter our costume contest! Tasty beverages available separately -Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm  –Where: 4655 S. Holly Seattle WA 98118  – More Info: Kate Harkins:

Community: Parent’s Night Out Details:Attention Parents! If you want to do some last minute shopping , need some time to to get out and enjoy life or just looking for some extra fun for your kids bring them to the Boys & Girls Club. Kids will have dinner and have fun! Video Games, Decorate Cookies, Basketball, Dodge-ball, Scavenger Hunt and more! K-6th grade. Cost: $15 for 1st child/ $10 for 2nd child.  -Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm- Where: 4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way South, Seattle, WA Holly Seattle WA 98118  – More Info: Denise Lewis:

Community: Martin Luther King Business Association’s Joy and Toy Drive Details: Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive a free Holiday Gift Bag stuffed with goodies. Donated toys benefit Hope Place Women’s Shelter. There will be live music, a candy buffet and  free  holiday family photos. -Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm Where:  New Holly Gathering Hall: 3815 South Othello Street #103 Seattle, WA 98118  – More Info:

Music: CWU Jazz Concert-Details:Central Washington University Jazz Band 1, directed by Chris Bruya presents the Music of Daniel Barry in concert with Daniel Barry conducting- Time: 7:30pm-Where:Rainier Valley Cultural Center: 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118 –More Info:

Music: RL Heyer Album ReleaseDetails:RL Heyer has put together a band of incredible musicians with a thick instrumentation (Kathy Moore-Guitar/Vocals, Steve Scalfati- Keyboards/Vocals, Bob Rees- Percussion/Vibraphone, Norman Baker- Bass/Vocals, Daniel Nash- Drums/Vocals) and rich harmonies to play music from his brand new, eclectic solo album entitled Sweet Action. – Time: 8:30pm- Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info


Saturday, December 13th

Community: VFW Motorcycle Toy RunDetails:Donating Toys With The Apple Dumpling Gang-Time:  11:00am-12:00pm  –Where:7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178More Info:

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:     

Family:  Kindiependent Kids Rock ConcertDetails:The very popular Kindiependent Kids Rock concert series kicks of its FIFTH season this weekend at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse. If you’re not familiar with Kindiependent, its a group of rockin’ Seattle musicians who are passionate about creating a vibrant kids’ and family music scene in the Pacific Northwest. This is not your average kid’s music. This is kid’s music parents can listen to without going crazy, kid’s music that’s grown up out of the Seattle music scene and it is awesome. – Time: 10:30am- Where: Mount Baker Community Clubhouse 2811 Mt Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA 98144- 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)

Music: Baby Gramps with Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia of Circus Contraption, Bill Carter –Details:Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian meets Johnny Depp Bandmate meets Circus Contraption Alumni – Time: 9:00pm – The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info:

Community: VFW Dinner at the Post $12 Pork ChopsDetails:Come throw down on some savory chops!-Time:  6:00pm –Where:7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178More Info:

Sunday, December 14th

Community: Beacon Hill Block PartyDetails:Rain or shine, come connect with your hood and meet your neighbors. We will have food and drinks, but feel free to bring something to share! Also, carry over some non-perishables for the BHBP food drive. It’s a free event – everyone is welcome, so invite your friends and fellow Beaconites! If you’re a Seahawks fan, we’ll be showing the game vs. the 49ers on a projector starting at 1 p.m.! Just look for the big “Block Party” sign on South Lander Street (between 14th and 15th).  –Time:  12:00pm- Where: S. Lander St. (between 14th & 15th) Beacon Hill
1406 S Lander St, Seattle, WA 98144
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Music:  Edna Vazquez + Diana Gameros Details:An intimate evening of music with deep cultural currents featuring solo performances by two of the West Coast’s most talented Mexican singer/songwriters, Edna Vazquez and Diana Gameros Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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