This Weekend In South Seattle: Go Hawks! Nuff’ Said! (Okay, There’s Tons More Stuff Besides the Super Bowl)

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Compiled by Michael Alexander

Friday, January 30th

Movies: Opening of Black or White starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer Details:This is the story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother, the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white. -Showtimes: 12:15pm, 3:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm- Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98114  – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Music: Spice Rack CD Release PartyDetails: SpiceRack, the psychedelic funk quartet fronted by composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola, reveals their debut album, So Hip it HURTS. The album evokes the sounds of Scofield + Medeski Martin and Wood, The Meters, late 60’s psychedelia and much more spread over the course of eleven original tracks. Recorded in October 2014 at Studio Soli, So Hip It Hurts was engineered/mixed/mastered by Mell Dettmer and features Jake Sele (Hammond B3), Tristan Gianola (Guitar), Nick Lonien (Bass) and Thomas Whiteside IV (Drums). – Time: 8:00pm Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, January 31st

Jobs: Job Fair At El Centro De La RazaDetails:Are you interested in working in the construction industry? If so, Walsh Construction encourages you to stop by this job fair on January 31, 2015 and complete an information form about your skills, knowledge and experience. Resumes will also be accepted. Project Description: This exciting project will consist of two separate mixed-use buildings (West and East) with 112 residential units, ground-level childcare, community center, retail spaces, commercial kitchen, second-floor office space, with a central plaza and associated site work. Time: 10:00am-12:30pm Where: El Centro De La Raza (2524 16th Ave S – Room 307) –More Info: Tricia Joy 206-547-4008    

Education: Southeast Seattle Education Coalition SummitDetails:SESEC is a coalition of community based organizations, schools, parents/caregivers working together to improve education in SE Seattle. Join SESEC for a Summit where we determine our next set of priorities. YOU get to help determine what SESEC advocates for and works on next. All are welcomed and encouraged to come!-Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Where: Rainier Avenue Church 5900 Rainier Avenue South Seattle  –More Info: https://erinokuno.wufoo.com/forms/sesec-summit/

Community: 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: http://www.kcls.org

Community: KCLS Study ZoneDetails: Grades K-12. 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 98178   – More Info: http://www.kcls.org

Movie: Asaantii Afan Oromo MovieDetails:Film by Keyirat Yusuf. In Oromo w/ English subtitles. Trailer Time:  4:00pm –Where:Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle WA – More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org

Music: En CantoDetails:En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim’s “Falando do Amor”) evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove. –Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, February 1st

Super Bowl: Rainier Beach Super Bowl Viewing PartyDetails: Come watch the Seahawks demolish the Patriots with the Rainier Beach Community! Event is free for kids, families and neighbors to cheer and celebrate our community together and safely. Time: Doors Open at 2:00pm-Where: Rainier Beach Community Center 8825 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA – More Info:  Cindi Laws cindilaws@msn.com

Super Bowl: Hillman Neighborhood Watch Party- Details: Come on down to the The Hillman City Collaboratory to watch the superbowl! Cheer on the Seahawks with your neighbors at this family friendly event. Feel free to bring some food and drinks to share! Time: 6:00pm- Where: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118. More Info: http://www.hillmancitycollaboratory.org

Super Bowl: Skyway Super Bowl Viewing PartyDetails: Watch the Big Game at the “Cheers” of Skyway! Time: The game doesn’t start until 3:30pm but the bar opens at 10:00am – Where: The Beachcomber 12623 Renton Avenue South Seattle, WA

Super Bowl  Super Bowl 49 Viewing PartyDetails: Come watch the Hawks at the Royal Room! Time:2:30pm: Doors Open (Full Bar Open)3:30pm: Game Starts 4:00pm: Kitchen Opens-Where: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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