This Weekend In South Seattle: Crafts for Mom, Yoga for Nepal and a Dance Party for All

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, May 8th

Movies: Opening of Ex MachinaDetails: Caleb Smith, a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman. Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava, a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated–and more deceptive–than the two men could have imagined.- Showings: 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Food: VFW Meat Raffle  Details: Win prime choices of dead cow! Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm –Where:  Skyway VFW 7421 S 126th St South Seattle, WA- More Info: http://www.mywesthill.org

Books: Book Launch: Talking Back Voices of ColorDetails: Celebrate May Day and participate in the launch of a dynamic new anthology featuring voices of youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants and history-makers. Edited and with an introduction by poet Nellie Wong. Readers will include local contributor-activists
Mark Cook, Christina López, Hugo Orellana, Miriam Padilla, Ann Rogers, Sarah Scott, Annaliza Torres Desserts and Snack Plates $5 – $10 • Free admission • No host bar
Time: 7:00pm –Where: 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118More Info: RadicalWomen.org

Community: Family Fun NightDetails: Family Fun Night is designed for families with 12 yr old and younger, beginners. Ideal for mom or dad to come out and play tennis in a semi structured environment (With teaching pro) and play with a son or daughter. Each night includes, warm up drills/activities, skill development and lots of games. Don’t miss out! Cost: $5-Time: 6:45pm- 8:00pm –Where: Amy Yee Tennis Center (2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144) –More Info: https://www.facebook.com/amyyeetenniscenter

Music: Runaway Symphony Details: Runaway Symphony is a five member Indie/Rock group from deep in the mountains of northern Idaho. Their history has been built around their passion for story-telling by creating dynamic musical and visual experiences through provocative poetry, and glassy texture and melody that bursts suddenly into musical mayhem.  No Cover –Time: 7:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com


Saturday, May 9th.

Crafts: Gifts For Mom: A Craft ShowDetails: Happy delusions is teaming up with Tin Umbrella Coffee, once again, to bring you an incredible, thoughtfully-made, lovingly-curated, one-day-only Mother’s Day gift event, in South Seattle’s historic Hillman City.  Stop by for a cup of locally-roasted coffee and peruse an assortment of gifts, chat with the artists, and know that 100% of craft proceeds support these creative, local artist-entrepreneurs! ♥ This event is 100% family-friendly event. Though standing-room only. ♥ If you loved (or heard about) our Holiday Craft Bazaar, last December, you won’t want to miss this! ♥Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm –Where: 5600 Rainier Ave S, Unit A, Seattle, Washington 98118 –More Info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1566668003606218/

Civics: Rainier Valley Party With Ksahma SawantDetails: Join us with Kshama for dinner and fun! Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been an inspiration with her clear voice defending the rights of the powerless against the evermore powerful developers and corporate money in Seattle.From the $15 minimum wage to advocating for rent control ALL of Seattle needs her voice to remain on the City Council. BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. All of the big Seattle money from the land developers will be pouring in to defeat her. We need volunteers and we need financial support. Please come! We will have dinner and entertainment and a vibrant community all coming together to share our vision and REALITY that the world can be fair and safe for everyone, not just the people lucky enough to be wealthy. Time: 5:00pm –Where:5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118- More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615724908640030/

Gardening: Orca K-8 Plant Sale 2015Details:The infamous Orca Plant Sale is back! All your favorite organic veggies, fruit trees/bushes, native plants, flowers, and berries. –Time: 10:00am –Where: 5215 46th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118 –More Info: https://orcagarden.wordpress.com/

Community: Yoga Benefit for NepalDetails:Yoga instructor, Julie Fournier, will lead you through a relaxing and restorative all levels yoga class complete with a guided meditation and long savasana. All levels of yoga welcome (including brand new beginners)!All proceeds to go to Habitat Humanity’s fund for Nepal Earthquake Relief. Habitat will assemble and distribute emergency shelter kits to affected families, with an initial target of 20,000 kits that will include tarpaulins and other materials for temporary shelter and protection from the elements. Based on available funding, the longer-term response will follow Habitat’s model of assisting affected communities with housing solutions ranging from emergency shelter interventions to permanent home reconstruction. Habitat has worked in Nepal for 18 years. They have an office in Kathmandu.-Time: 6:00pm- 7:30pm –Where: 4860 Rainier Ave. South {Upstairs}, Seattle 98118- More Info: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=21046

Health: Latina Health FairDetails: No appointment required. The event is open to all community members!- Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118 More Info:latinahealthfair@seamarchc.org

Arts: Bollywood Dance PartyDetails: Dance the night away at this most unusual Bollywood Soiree! $15 Advance, $20 at the door. Cirque du BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY! DJ Kazan (MTV India), Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti (Bollywood, Belly Dance & More!),Kat Ross (Snake Charmer),Dylan McKinley (Juggler)
Bollywood Photo Booth, Fortune Teller (Magi), Surreal Vintage,Bollywood Visuals by Magi, Henna (Molly)- Time: 12:00pm-2:00 pm – Where: Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/23763750/cirque-du-bollywood-bollywood-dance-party

Technology: Young Geniuses CodeLabDetails: 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 & Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St.
Seattle, WA 98108-More Info:http://www.africatowncenter.org

Music: Urban Mix 101 presented by Itech 4 Life SolutionsDetails: An intro to the fundamentals of Digital Audio Recording and Music production. Students will be familiarized with the Protools(DigiDesign) work environment as well as the Reasons workspace. Students will also be introduced to an analog mixing console and learn how the digital and analog systems correlate in a typical recording environment. Students will be able to create a unified mix on CD with both vocals and instrumentation by the course’s end. –Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Africatown Center for Education & Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108-More Info:http://www.africatowncenter.org

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: 7058 32nd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Joseph.Garcia@seattlecolleges.edu

Music: Twisted GrooveDetails: A night of Seattle’s finest funk! – Time: 9:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com


Sunday, May 10th

Community: Cooking for Justice: Cooking Classes- Time: 10:00am- 8:00pm –Where:  El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 –More Info: cooking@elcentrodelaraza.org

Music: Roxy Coss QuintetDetails: New York City-based Saxophonist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative voices of her generation. The 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll named her a “Rising Star” on Soprano Saxophone. She has performed in countries including Spain, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Malta, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium; as well as throughout Canada and the United States.- Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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