This Weekend In South Seattle: Youth Opportunity Summit, Humanity Non-Negotiable Artists’ Gallery, and Seatroit Solidarity

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, April 10th

Movies: Opening of Woman in GoldDetailsSixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.Showings: 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 9:15pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Music: Mark Helias’ Open Loose Details:Open Loose is a trio with tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby or Ellery Eskelin and drummer Tom Rainey or Gerald Cleaver. This group explores the world of open form improvisation with composed pieces interwoven into the sets. The musicians have developed a common language and connectivity which allows for very adventurous and cohesive improvising. –Time: 8:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, April 11th

Community: Youth Opportunity SummitDetails: This Summit is intended to launch a new conversation about how to build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination across systems and agencies, and through lifting up the voices of young people to address longstanding disparities.All youth are welcome (with a special emphasis of those 16-to 24). If you are bringing youth, it would be very helpful for you to go over the workshops with them and start the selection process because there is much to choose from with only a few repeats from the morning session to the afternoon.  You can check out workshops by clicking “Register Here”Time: 8:30am- 4:30pm –Where: Rainier Beach High School (8815 S Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info: REGISTER HERE

Community: Complex Movements: Connecting Social Movements, Creative Expression and ScienceDetails: An interactive workshop and dialogue about the connections between complex science and social movements, with a particular focus on the application in Detroit-based local community organizing efforts and how these may be applicable to other communities. The presenters will share insights into their collaborative creative project: Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, and how creative and organizing processes can mirrors these ideas through hip-hop and multimedia installation based performance. Participants will be invited to explore how concepts of complex science in the natural world such as bird flocking, ant societies, and emergence theory can be applied to the practice of counteracting racism, injustice, and all forms of oppression, and building visionary community-led movements. Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory- More Info:

Art: Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable Artists ReceptionDetails: The Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable* juried visual art show seeks to examine the impact of state violence on Black lives. Through art, the show seeks to build on the movement against anti-Black racism following the killing of Trayvon Martin and the non-indictments of police in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings. Join us for a reception to honor the artists and their work.Time: 5:00pm-8:00 pm – Where: Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave South Seattle 98118)- More Info:

Music: Ray Skjelbred’s Yeti ChasersDetails: Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl “Fatha” Hines. His “Yeti Chasers” play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920’s and 30’s. “He plays so good it scares me.” – Jess Stacy – Time: 5:00pm- 7:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, April 12th

Community: Seatroit Solidarity: Exchange Strategies Between Seattle and Detroit at the Intersections of State Violence and Ecological JusticeDetails: An exchange of strategies between Seattle and Detroit addressing the intersections of state violence, criminalization, and ecological justice. Join us for a dialogue and workshop exploring the path away from false solutions to climate catastrophe and criminalization, and toward a just transition for our communities. Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm-Where: Southside Commons- More Info:

Community: Princess Angeline Native Tea PartyDetails: Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. We’re breaking out the china and serving Native & English tea, scones & finger sandwiches with a NW Native twist. Your hostess is Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Tasty fun. Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W Marginal Way SW Seattle WA 98106)- More Info:

Music: Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti’s Spring Fever Student ShowcaseDetails: Students of Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti Dance Studio will present Bollywood, Belly Dance and more! – Time: 6:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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