This Weekend In South Seattle: Sendoff a Skyway Luminary, Pal Around with Young Geniuses, and Experience Art Direct From Russia With Love

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, February 27th

Movies: Opening of Focus starring Will Smith Details: Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection, becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame-now an accomplished femme fatale-shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.- Showings: 12:00pm, 2:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Art: Closing Night of Victor Straube’s Art ExhibitDetails: Delight in the works of Victor Straube, Resident Artist at the Hillman City Collaboratory, for one final time as tonight brings the end to the showcasing of his magnificent paintings at the Collaboratory. Paintings will be available for sale  Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm –Where: The Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)More Info:

Community: Skyway 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:

Community: Sendoff Party for Chief ChubbDetails:FD20 Chief Mark Chubb has been an incredible asset to our West Hill community in every way – an excellent, intuitive fire chief, a hard working community advocate, a wonderful friend – and now he has been given the opportunity to help even more people. In a matter of weeks, our Chief will be heading to Bangladesh to help ensure better working conditions and safety for those who make the very clothes we wear. Please join us in celebrating the shining example of community service the Chief has left in our community, and in wishing him a safe and successful journey. It’s a finger food potluck – so please bring a snack to share if you can. Beverages will be provided by FD20 Time: 7:00pm –Where: 12424 76 Ave South, Seattle, Washington 98178 – More Info:

Community: SWAP Smart Sustainable Growth Open HouseDetails:Will you join us this Friday, for a community conversation about the growth of our community.
Community Dinner prepared by Angel City Deli. Door Prizes. Live Music by D’Vonne Lewis TriaWe hope you can come and please invite a friend.- Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm –Where:  Dimmitt Middle School, 12320 80th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178 – More Info:

Music:  Twisted GrooveDetails:A night of Seattle’s finest funk!
No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show-Time: 7:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, February 28th

Community: Free Public Tour of Kubota GardenDetails:  Enjoy a free public tour of Southeast Seattle’s Secret Treasure. Meet in the Entry Plaza, wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing. About 1 hour. – Time: 10:00am-11:00am – Where:  9817 55th Ave. S Seattle – More Info:

Technology: Young Geniuses Code LabDetails: The same way our youth come up with new slang, dances, musical styles/genres, fashion trends and basketball moves. they can also create new technology. In the Code Lab, youth and young adults are introduced to computer software development by working on fun projects including video games, websites, mobile apps and devices. Programming languages including Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, Python and other tools.Our coaches and mentors include working professionals who help youth develop fundamental skills as well as up to date perspectives being employed to create products and platforms that we see and use every day. – Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm – Where: RAfricatown Center for Education and Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. (@MLK) Seattle, WA 98108 – More Info:

Community: Skyway VFW Chicken Dinner & Live Band Details:$12 for a full course chicken dinner, with live music by CC & Me. – Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm –Where: 7421 S 126th Street, Seattle, WA – More Info:

Family: KCLS AARP Tax HelpDetailsGet 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 98178 – More Info: 206.772.5541

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

Sunday, March 1st

Culture: Youth Speaks:  Seattle Open Mic SeriesDetails: Come spit, speak, play music, dance, tell jokes, live paint, just watch if you want to — its your stage! Great first place to perform, be heard, have fun and show love to each other. YSS open mics are some of the most supportive you can find! Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm – Where: Station Cafe 2533 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144- More Info:

Music: Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve TreselerDetails: Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 – 2014). Kenny’s stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson. – Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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