This Weekend In South Seattle: Party with “Three Kings” and Plan for a “Bazaar” Time in Hillman City

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

Saturday, Janurary 3rd

Fitness:  Kettleball Fundamentals WorkshopDetails: Whether you’ve been incorporating kettlebell exercise into your workouts on your own or have never picked one up, this workshop will help you fine-tune the basics of using these fun and effective tools to burn hundreds of calories an hour and gain strength and endurance for fitness or sport. We’ll cover essential kettlebell safety, technique and exercises like the kettlebell swing, clean and snatch under the tutelage of the 2014 WA USAPL Coach of the Year, Nikolai Puchlov. Maximum 6 students to ensure quality. Don’t miss out on this limited opportunity to get hands on experience and your questions answered from a pro. Cost is $80  Time: 10:30am-12:30pm  Where: Seattle Kettleball Club at Ridge Fitness 1413 31st Ave S Seattle, WA 98144-  More Info:

Music:  Robin Holcomb BandDetails: Saturday kicks off with a fantastic opportunity to hear what’s new from Holcomb as she joins past collaborators. The New York Times has described Holcomb’s music as “a new American regionalism, spun from many threads – country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. Holcomb has never ceased seeking out new influences, a tirelessness that’s apparent when she takes the stage. Featuring: Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Timothy Young, Andy Roth and Keith Lowe. Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info


Sunday, January 4th

Community: Tres Reyes Fiesta/ Three Kings Party + Food Drive Details:Happy New Year! It is time again for our annual interfaith Three Kings fiesta. Please join us for art crafts, story-telling, games, and hopefully a visit from the Tres Reyes themselves!  When you RSVP, please make sure to let us know how many children you will be bringing and their ages. Gracias! We will provide la arroz, frijoles, y la Rosca.  Please bring a salad/appetizer to share.  We also encourage you to bring a food item/canned food for the OLG St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. –Time:  12:00pm – 2:00pm –Where: Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126)To RSVP:

Art: Backstreet Bazaar Details: Come join us at Backstreet Bazaar Arts Fest!!!!! Celebrate the artistic community of South Seattle!Featured December Artist: Danielle Allinice, Community Art Gallery, Delicious Food and Drinks, BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl), And much, much more!We hope to see you there!Time:  7:00pm  –Where: The Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118). More Info:

Music:  Madeline TasquinDetails: Singing in both English and French, Canadian-Californian Madeline Tasquin’s songs dip from jazz-tinged folk to odd-meter soul, to twisted pop ballad and delicately dark fairy-tale. Raised in Northern British Columbia by her opera singer mother and Austrian gold-miner father, Tasquin began playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys and developed an acute sense of melody and harmony by singing on long car trips with her mother and two younger sisters. In her teenagehood, Primus and Mr.Bungle played on repeat alongside Rachmaninoff, Satie and Chopin. She returned to her musical roots through an unexpected relocation to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, after completing a degree in Architecture in Sydney, Australia.   Time: 6:00pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

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