This Weekend In South Seattle: Beautiful Music in Hillman City, Townhall Meeting with State Reps, and Plot a Vision for the Future

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, March 13th

Movies: Opening of CinderellaDetails:The story follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.- Showings: 12:30pm, 3:10pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: Rainbow BingoDetails: Bingo ,Beer, Wine and Jello Shots!  Plus, Black Cat and Leprechaun Costume Contest! What more do you need! Tickets are $28 at the door- Time: 6pm-9pm – Where: Southeast Seattle Service Center: 4655 South Holly Street S, Seattle  More Info:

Community: Help the Collaboratory Make Beautiful MusicDetails: On Tuesday morning of last weekweek someone broke into the Collaboratory and walked out with each piece of sound, video projection, and music equipment that we had. This was a devastating and heartbreaking loss.In every way, it has been a privilege and a joy to partner with you to in the birth and growth of the Hillman City Collaboratory. Over the past two years we have loved the genuine and significant partnership as our space developed with thousands of volunteer hours from an rarely used 5,000 ft² indoor space and vacant lot behind it to the thriving hub that it is now: – housing 20+ small nonprofits and microbusinesses – community garden program – drop-in playspace and classes for children and families – drop-in center for those experiencing homelessness – newly renovated community kitchen (classes for kids are starting now!) – space for healing, organizing, belonging, singing, painting, conspiring, and more. Through our fiscal sponsor Valley and Mountain we have insurance to begin replacing some of our equipment but in addition to the deductible what is provided by insurance will not cover the entirety of our losses in equipment. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to cover the deductible, enhance security, and replace equipment that allows us to make beautiful music again. Please consider donating here. You can use the line marked for “Collab Donors” to make a tax-deductible gift. We would love to see you there. Inasmuch as community is our strength we know that it comes with experiences of vulnerability and sometimes harm, such as occurred on Tuesday. Knowing these can leave ripples of uncertainty and insecurity, we choose, in classic Collab fashion, to overcome harm and hurt with stronger affirmations of caring community.  In other words, we get robbed… so we have a feast, music, and dance party! We invite you to bring your family, your friends, your favorite dish and drinks, walk through our doors and come to dance and talk connect and affirm the joy of sharing space together – Time: 6:00pm- 10:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue S Seattle, WA 98118 More Info:

Music: The Scotch Tops & The Red Sun RevueDetails:Rhythm & blues tunes guaranteed to make you shimmy and shake! Put on your dancin’ shoes, grab a beer and let’s boogie! Started in 2013, The Scotch Tops are a unique mix of classic Rhythm & Blues and Soul from the 50’s & 60’s with a few original tunes thrown in to spice it up. We cover great electric blues & soul musicians like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Redding and James Brown the list goes on and on…if it moves we’ll get it going.

Red Sun Revue: Aaron Von Hesh – Lead Vocals, Guitar
John Krupa – Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Julian Hill – Bass
Matt Beasley – Drums, Vocals

Brought together by their love of late ‘60s & early ‘70s rock and roll in April of 2013, Red Sun Revue has put together a set of songs that mixes originals with some well-known and lesser known covers by the Rollings Stones, Humble Pie, Free, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and others. We want to bring back the blues-based, soul, r&b, twangy, rock’n’roll of that time while hopefully breathing a bit of our own flavor in as we go. –Time: 9:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, March 14th

Community: Seattle Tilth March Edible Plant SaleDetails: Come out to this festive spring gardener gathering and find a huge selection of edible plant starts perfect for spring planting. Choose from a wide selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown veggies, herbs, edible flowers, fruit shrubs, fruit trees, seeds, supplies and knowledge galore — perfect for planting in March.- Time: 9am-3pm – Where: 6100 4th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108-  More Info:

Community: Tree Planting Demo & AdviceDetails:Getting your fruit tree off to a healthy start means buying a healthy tree and planting it correctly. Root health is critical for tree health and this class demonstrates the key considerations for planting a new tree. City Fruit’s Master Fruit Tree Stewards will demonstrate correct planting at 12pm, and then be on hand in the outdoor nursery to help you select the best tree. A portion of the proceeds from fruit tree and bare root plant sales will go to City Fruit.- Time: 12pm-2pm – Where: 2939 E. Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112-  More Info:

Civics: 37th District Town Hall MeetingDetails: Please join Representatives Sharon Tomiko Santos, Eric Pettigrew and me for a Community Town Hall Meeting. Bring along your questions and comments!Time: 9:00am- 11:00am –Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 South Alaska) More Info:

Community: Rainbow BingoDetails: Bingo ,Beer, Wine and Jello Shots!  Plus, Black Cat and Leprechaun Costume Contest! What more do you need! Tickets are $28 at the door- Time: 6pm-9pm – Where: Southeast Seattle Service Center: 4655 South Holly Street S, Seattle  More Info:

Technology: Natural Wellness ConferenceDetails: Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Whitaker: Award winning author, speaker and naturopatheic physician. Tickets are $40 – Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Where: Rainier Vally Cultural Center: 3515 Alaska Street, Seattle, WA – 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: Africatown Center for Education and Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. (@MLK) Seattle, WA 98108 – More Info:

Community: Black Seatttle 2035: Visions For Our FutureDetails: Join us for critical discussion, good food, collective visioning, planning and networking about the future of the Black/African diaspora community in Seattle’s Central District and beyond.
Confirmed Speakers & Panelists:
Evelyn Allen, Black Community Impact Alliance
Felix Ngoussou, Lake Chad Care
Solomon Dubie, Ethiopian Cafe
Ethiopia Alemneh, Ethiopian Community Center
Demba Hydara, West African Community
Royal Alley Barnes, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
David Harris, Hack The CD
Gabrielle “Gab Gifted” , Recording Artist
Omari Salisbury, Clouds Media International
Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Monica’s Village Place: 140 23rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144 More Info:

Music: Jasmine Jordan/Camilla Recchio/SpiceRack Details: Jasmine Jordan: Jasmine Jordan, an up and coming R&B singer, is no stranger to the disposition of falling in love. With incredible range, storytelling, and passion, Jasmine captivates audiences with relatable narratives that convey love’s enthralling and heartbreaking dynamics. Jasmine grew up in Olympia, Washington, where her love of music was influenced by R&B pop sensations Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tamia, and Alicia Keys. The singer is set to release her first solo project in January 2015.

Camila Recchio: “Art in it’s most expressive form is my favorite. I write music & poetry, sing & paint as a way of expressing experiences or observations.” Camila Recchio has worked extensively with Pastor Pat Wright and The Total Experience Gospel Choir. She’s musically collaborated with Macklemore X Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton, Theoretics, Nu Era, Chev, KnowMads & Fatal Lucciano with more projects coming soon!

SpiceRack: Quirky, grooving and aggressively funky.
Rooted in stylings of The Meters, Zony Mash and Scofield + Medeski Martin & Wood, Seattle quartet SpiceRack performs a circus of crisp original funk, psychedelic rock, jazz and R&B. Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and chicken scratching music. Bits and pieces of funk, free improvisation, jazz and even classical music find a place together in Gianola’s music written for SpiceRack, where things open up and anything can get piled on top of some catchy tunes. He is joined by Jake Sele on keys/organ, Nick Lonien on bass and Thomas Whiteside IV on drums. Time: 9:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, March 15th

Music: Etienne Capko/Anokye AnokyeDetails: Led by Yaw Amponsah the band will present traditional music from Ghana. The music will be predicated on royal court Asante music and mix of recreational Ghanaian music such as highlife, Waka and kpanlogo. The highlife music will feature guitarist Mohammed Shaibu. As far as the stage plot is concerned we would need six microphones. and since we are bringing traditional drums it would be easy to arrange them if we arrive around 8:30pm. Etienne Capko will present traditional music and dance from Benin. He is a master choreographer and dance teacher who has worked with Seattle theater group and pacific northwest ballet for many years. He is the leader of Gansango music group and has performed all over the country. – Time: 6:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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