This Weekend In South Seattle: Backstreet Bazaars, Easter Egg Hunts and The Youth Speak

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, April 3rd

Movies: Opening of Furious 7Details: Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan – Showings: 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue Suth, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: Teen Parent Baby Shower/ Community Resource FairDetails: Did you know there are only three alternative high schools in King County for pregnant and parenting teens to acquire a high school diploma? We are hosting a community baby shower for these teen moms who are striving for education and resources. Please join us to support these moms and to celebrate their babies- Time: 4:00pm- 7:30pm-Where: South Lake High School (206) 252-6625 – More Info:

Music: Paul Sawtelle Details:Veteran saxophone player, Paul Sawtelle, has been paying his dues as a musician for over 30 years and he’s enjoyed every minute of it. As a top-shelf arranger, big band leader, funk, rock and blues band sideman, in-demand session player and featured soloist on scores of studio projects and live shows, Paul’s driving passion and virtuosity has always been front and center.  No cover-Time: 7:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, April 4th

Movies: Ajaa’iba Afan OromoDetails: Time: 4:00pm-8:00 pm – Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 South Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info:

Community: Life Skills 2 Work: Career Readiness Training ClassesDetails: The Life-Skills-to-Work (LSW) process provides students with the Learn-to-Learn & Cognitive Behavior skill-sets needed for successful transition from prison & jail back to the community. The course work emphasizes practical skills development, assessment tools and application for successful education, training, employment and family reintegration student outcomes. All referrals must include the appropriate documentation, including the Referral / Staffing Document. Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where:New Holly Learning Center (7058 32nd Avenue Seattle WA 98118, 2nd Floor)- More Info:

Music: Grace Love and the True LovesDetails: Grace Love & The True Loves are proud to release the brand new 45rpm vinyl hit single “Fire”. This soul smash is a dancefloor cut destined to be a classic. Come purchase this record and dance the night away at The Royal Room to the dynamite soul sounds of Grace Love.Grace is Seattle’s hardest working and brightest young powerhouse vocalist. Bringing deep, heartfelt resonance and perfect intonation to the microphone, she delivers performances strongly reminiscent of many of soul music’s greatest masters – think Betty Wright and Mahalia Jackson. But, never an imitator, Grace possesses a completely captivating vocal experience that is all her own.- Time: 7:30pm (all ages), 10:00pm (21+) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, April 5th

Community: Easter Morning Egg HuntDetails: We’re inviting all the kids in the neighborhood down to the park for a great big egg hunt. None of this “toss the eggs on the grass” kind of egg hunt business. But a real, old-fashioned, hidden in the nooks and crannies kind of egg hunt. We’ll have coffee and pastries for the grownups. This is a FREE event! Time: 9:45am-Where:Mount Baker Park: (2521 Lake Park Dr S, Seattle, WA 98144)- More Info:

Art & Music: Backstreet BazaarDetails:TJoin Community Arts Create and the Hillman City Collaboratory for this month’s Backstreet Bazaar at the Collaboratory, with poetry, jazz, beer, and food. Featuring the Steve O’Brien Jazz Band and treats by Chef Ariel, plus beer from Machine House. Fun for all ages! Time: 7:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South)- More Info:

Music: Club Shostakovich XIIIDetails: Club Shostakovich returns with the spectacular soprano Jennifer Krikawa singing Russian A.R.T.* Songs at The Royal Room. Rounding out the Russian festivities are Prokofiev’s bold Second String Quartet and Shostakovich’s dark and brooding Thirteenth Quartet, dedicated to Dmitri’s friend, the Beethoven Quartet violist Vadim Borisovsky. With violinists Blayne Barnes, Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov, violists Heather Bentley and Julie Whitton, and cellist Rowena Hammill. – Time: 7:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Art: 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: 6:00-8:00pm –Where: Station Cafe: 2533 16th Ave South Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info:

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