This Weekend In South Seattle: Experience the Finland Phenomenon, March for Peace, and Watch the Hawks Crush the Packers

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

Friday, January 16th

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Presents: The Finland PhenomenonDetails:Finland students score amongst the very highest on achievement tests. What are they doing right? Can their philosophy and methodologies of teaching teach us something? Will they successfully transfer to our schools. A discussion with Education Advocate Jesse Hagopian of Garfield HS and Sharon Peaslee VP of the Seattle School Board will follow the movie . -Time:  Doors open at 6:15pm. Film starts at 7:00pm- Where: The Garden House 2336 15th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144  – More Info:

Movies: Opening of American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood: – Details: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy and courageous exploits earn him the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind”. But upon returning to his family, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. –Showtimes: 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm- Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Ave South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Music: Cellotronik/ ARCO-PDX – Details:What is classical music? To many, it’s that old-fashioned European music that they play at weddings, church services, and sometimes movies. But to those who dig classical music, it’s a portal that takes you into the composer’s mind—through the ultimate highs and the darkest lows, the most hellish storms and the heavenliest peace The problem is, in order to hear it live, they make you sit still for over an hour—no talking, no coughing, no drinking. Staring at musicians who are staring into their music stands. No wonder classical music has such a hard time attracting new audiences. ARCO-PDX is hear to change that. They bring you classical orchestral and chamber music, with attitude, on a rock-concert stage. Amped up loud enough so you can dance, shout, order a drink without disturbing anyone.-Time:  Cellotronik opens the show at 8:30pm. Arco-PDX takes the stage at 9:30pm Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 –More Info:

Saturday, January 17th  

Community: Prayer March for South SeattleDetails: The founders of King Donuts, the popular Rainier Beach restaurant and laundromat, were beaten and robbed Friday night, January 2, 2015, outside their store. This occurrence along with other recent incidents of violence in South Seattle have inspired followers of Christ (especially those who live in the area) to march and pray for peace in our community and stand united as peacemakers.As Pastor Peter of Rainier Avenue Church expressed this morning, “We want to communicate to this community that as Christians we are peacemakers. Not just with signs but with prayer.”All ages are welcome. Children, families and seniors are strongly encouraged to come! -Time: 9:00am Where: Emerald  City Bible Fellowship 7728 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118   – More Info:

Community: Deadhorse Canyon Work PartyDetails:Come help  restore Deadhorse Canyon. Possible work: remove ivy, plant native plants, finish trail repair started last November. –Time:  9:00 am-12:00pm  –Where: Meet at the trailhead. The trailhead is at a harpin turn where 68th Ave S becomes Holyoke Way S. The trailhead is 1/4 mile south of Rainier Ave S on 68th Ave S. The nearest house to the trailhead is 10050 68th Ave S. This house is about halfway between the trailhead and Rainier Ave S. If you get lost call Peter Mason at 206-388-6490. More Info:

Technology: KCLS One-on-One Computer HelpDetails:Do you have questions about basic Internet searches, how to set up an email account or use Microsoft Office? –Time:  10:00am-12:00pm  –Where: Skyway Library 7614 South 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98178- More Info:

Community: KCLS Study Zone- Details: Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors. All subjects! Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm – Where: Skyway Library 7614 South 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Community: Library Scavanger HuntDetails:Ages 4 and older with adult. Learn about the library with this fun “bug” scavenger hunt Time:  1:30pm-2:30pm – Where: Skyway Library 7614 South 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Music: Hū`ewa + Patrick Landeza (An Evening of Aloha)Details: Hū`ewa (pronounced HOO-EV-AHH) began with three young men who decided they loved to play Hawaiian music together. The name, Hū`ewa, means, “to sing or create on our own path.” The members of the group include Kekoa Kane, Kahi Young, and Kupu Dalire-Na`auao. Kekoa, the leader of the group, plays the ukulele and is the lead vocalist. Kahi Young plays the bass, and Kupu Dalire-Na`auao plays the guitar. Together their blended harmonies are reminiscent of the good old days, however their youthful flare ignites the child within and recalls the carefree times. Tickets $15 advance/ $17 at the door/ $10 at the door for kids (12 & under) –Time: 6:00pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Sunday, January 18th

Sports:  Seahawks vs Packers Playoff GameDetails:This Sunday come watch the game on the Royal Room’s big screen projector. We will be open with a full bar and limited menu. All ages are welcome, go Hawks!Time: Doors open at 11:00am. Game kicks off at 12:05pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

Music: ORCA K-8 Benefit Show ft. (Le Shat Noir/Insect Man/Gigantor) – Details: All are invited to enjoy the 3rd Annual Orca K-8 School Open Mic fundraiser. The open mic welcomes Orca community members of all ages and abilities to share a unique talent in front of family and friends. No cover. All donations will go to Music and PE/Athletics programs at Orca K-8. –Time: 6:00pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 More Info:

Note: The Emerald will publish a separate listing of South Seattle area Martin Luther King Jr Day events taking place Monday, January 19th.

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