This Weekend In South Seattle: Discuss #BlackLivesMatter with the SPD, Party in Hillman’s Back Streets, and Share a Meal with the Duwamish

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, February 6th

Movies: Opening of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Details:SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.Showings: 12:00pm, 2: 30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: VFW Meat Raffle Details:The Skyway VFW will be hosting their weekly meat raffle. Come for the beef and stay for the company. You may just score some savory cuts of prime dead cow. – Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm –Where: 7421 S 126th Street, Seattle, WA – More Info:

Public Safety: Seattle Community Police Commission Details:This is an opportunity to share what you have experienced when participating in the post-Ferguson and Black Lives Matter Seattle demonstrations. You may provide oral or written comments and are welcome to show video. The proceedings will not become a public record and will not be recorded by the Commission.The CPC will use the information to write a report on any issues of concerns and make recommendations to the SPD, the City, the Court Monitor, and the Department of Justice. If desired, individual anonymity can be maintained.- Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm –Where: New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Music:  Ayron JonesDetails:Singer-songwriter Ayron Jones blends soul, blues, funk, pop, rock and about everything else into his intimate shows. Frontman of award winning band Ayron Jones and the Way, he’s been on the local Seattle scene for years, playing some of the biggest festivals in the area like Bumbershoot, and sharing the stage with artists like B.B. King and Michael Franti. He’s also done work with the band Deep Cotton, supporting their label-mate Janelle Monáe at Wonderland Records. Come see Ayron play solo for an intimate blend of originals and covers done by electric, acoustic and harmony.”Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Saturday, February 7th

Taxes: KCLS AARP Tax Help Details:Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers. 10am – 5pm. No age or income limits. Please bring yellow intake sheet, photo ID, Social Security card, personal check for use in requesting direct deposit, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents.Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm-Where: Skyway Library 7614 South 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98178More Info: 206.772.5541 (Skyway Library)

Food: Tea and Chocolate Pairing with Roberta Fuhr Details: What could be better than a class with our two favorite substances together experienced in all sorts of ways? Its a kind of Valentine’s Day pre-treat!In this class we will taste five chocolates and five different single origin teas–having a sensory experience with all 25 possible combinations. Find your personal tea and chocolate favorite so you can share it with a friend on Valentines Day.-Time: 10:00am-12:00 pm Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:  

Music: Georgetown OrbitsDetails: The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.The Georgetown Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Toasters, The Aggrolites, Westbound Train, Chris Murray, Lynval Golding, and Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York’s legendary Ska group The Slackers.- Time: 9:00pm-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)

Sunday, February 8th

Culture:  Duwamish Native FoodsDetails: Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12pm. Cultural Program 1-3pm. Shared Meal 3-4pm. All invited.What do you do when the U.S. Government asks you to move and promises to provide food & shelter, etc., but only provides a cup of flour & fat? You survive by making fry bread- Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm-Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center 4705 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, 98106- More Info:

Art:  SeedArts Open Studios and the MakeryDetails: The artist community at SEEDArts Studios will open their doors on Sunday, February 8, for an Open Studio Tour. The public is invited to explore the studios and meet the artists. At the same time, The Makery, an all-ages, Southeast Seattle mobile art lab, will host a free book-making workshop in the the SEEDLab, a creative community workspace at Studio 21. – Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm-Where: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

Art & Music:  Backstreet Bazaar Arts FestivalDetails: Come join us at Backstreet Bazaar Arts Fest!!!!! Celebrate the artistic community of South Seattle! Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm-Where: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info

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