This Weekend In South Seattle: Time for a Girlvolution, Tool Library Grand Opening, and Cornerstones Celebration

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, May 15th

Movies: Opening of Mad Max: Fury RoadDetails:Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.Showings: 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

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:

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies: Bringing It HomeDetails: a film about industrial hemp & move to legalize growing and processing it in the US. Conversation will followTime: Doors Open 6:15pm, movie starts at 7:00pm –Where: Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S. 98144)(ADA ramp from the alley) –More Info: Christina Olson,

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:

Community: Multicultural NightDetails: All are welcome to experience different cultures, performances, fashion show and food at Franklin High School’s Multicultural Night! Key performances by Franklin High School’s dance team and Lion dance team. Free games, cultural food samples and music. Tickets on sale at event for henna, performances and fashion show.-Time: 5:00pm- 7:30pm –Where: Franklin High School (3013 S Mt Baker Blvd Seattle, WA 98144)-More Info:

Music: Arte Flamenco Profundo Details: Arte Flamenco Profundo: Spanish Flamenco Music & Dance, ranging from the beautiful roots & traditional forms to unique and new compositions and dances. Presenting for the first time in Seattle the guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, this new formation of Flamencos will give a lively, intense, fiery and entertaining 90 minute show! –Time: 7:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, May 16th.

Community: Community Cornerstones CelebrationDetails: Community and city partners, through the Community Cornerstones program, are hosting a celebration to highlight some of the great equitable development work achieved and ongoing initiatives.Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Avenue S)- RSVP:

Food: Rainier Community Center Pancake BreakfastDetails: Bring the whole family to start the day off right. We’ll have pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee, and juice.  Tickets: $5 (ages 4-64), $4 (ages 65 and up), Free (ages 0 to 3)- Time: 9:00am- Noon –Where: 4600 36th Ave Seattle, Washington 98118

Community: SE Seattle Tool Library Grand OpeningDetails:Join your neighbors in welcoming the new addition to the SE Seattle – the SE Seattle Tool Library! Need a tool? Don’t necessarily have $$ or space in your home to keep in permanently? The tool library might be your answer.Join dignitaries, supporters and sponsors for the Grand Opening on Saturday, May 16.  Featuring a Tool identification contest, Kickstarter-esque incentives for different levels of donations.  (All the incentives are antique, collectible or art – in keeping with the “Buy Less, Share More” ethic.) This environmental equity model is long overdue in SE Seattle!  Come be a part of it! –Time: 10:00am- 1pm –Where: SE Seattle Tool Library and Workshop, at the NW corner of the building at 4425 MLK Jr Way S, 98108-More Info:

Community: Mount Baker Community Club Spring Community PotluckDetails: Come meet your neighbors at this wonderful community event! Presented by Mount Baker Community Club, with our friends at PCC Natural Markets on Saturday, May 16 from 6:00PM-10:00PM This year’s Potluck will feature: Neighborhood Social Hour,Live Cuban dance music after dinner by The Supersones, Free dance lessons by MBCC tango instructor- Travis Boothe, A conference room full of fun & games for kids including a giant treasure hunt, crafting with Igimo & Sponge School, corn hole games & more, A moar fabulous raffle featuring items from all your favorite southend businesses including Tutta Bella, Mioposto, Seattle Bouldering Project, St. Clouds, Geraldine’s Counter, Flying Lion Brewing, and many more. This year’s Spring Potluck is FREE! Please consider making a donation at the door to help us cover the costs of this amazing event and bring a side dish or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided and there will be a hosted bar serving beer & wine. –Time: 6:00pm- 10:00pm –Where: 4860 Rainier Ave. South {Upstairs}, Seattle 98118- More Info:2811 Mt Rainier Drive South Seattle WA, 98144

Youth: Powerful Voices presents the Girlvolution Conference.Details: Powerful Voices is inviting you and youth you support to our annual Girlvolution Conference!  Girlvolution is a day that reaches 300+ youth and adults who come together in the name of justice and youth voice. The conference will have 12 workshops led by young women employed with us through SYVPI.  Workshop topics include: School Suspension – Why It Doesn’t Work, Women In Hip-Hop, Bullying, Foster Care, Healthy Relationships, Teen depression, Sexism in the Media, Family addiction and how it impacts youth, Negative impacts of oppressive music, Stereotypes. WHO SHOULD COME: Youth ages 12 and up, adults, supporters of Youth Voice, and people of all genders welcome. We want and need male and other gender identified allies there and participating. Though Girlvolution is led by those that identify as female, gender justice is not possible without all of us working together. COST: FREE for Youth (ages 21 and under), $25 for Adults.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm –Where: Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club 4520 MLK JR. Way South- Register:

Environment: Got Green: Climate Survey LaunchDetails:Got Green and Puget Sound Sage are excited to announce our Climate Justice survey launch! We are working together to understand what our communities think about climate change and identify just solutions that benefit our communities and our environment. We’ve been working with a group of community leaders to develop a survey and we’re ready to launch it with your support.Time: 12:30pm-5:00 pm – Where: 3518 S. Edmunds Street, Seattle 98118Register to be a surveyer: Questions: or call 206-290-5136

Music: ICP Orchestra Farewell TourDetails: A night of Seattle’s finest funk!Amsterdam’s revered ICP Orchestra, which has been among the world’s most startling and dynamic jazz ensembles for decades, is ready to bid America adieu on this farewell tour. Formed in 1967 by pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink, ICP combines ten of Europe’s most accomplished and daring improvisers in performances renowned for their virtuosity and, of all things, fun. Tonight, ICP bids us farewell with two separate performances in Seattle’s newest home for creative music – Time: 7:00pm, 9:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, May 17th

Music: Garfield High School Jazz ChoirsDetails: Under the direction of Carol Burton, the award-winning Garfield High School Choirs demonstrate a passion for singing in every note. Garfield’s Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz’s rich repertoire has taken them all the way to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform – with professional recordings for Vocal Jazz on the side. The choir experience includes traditional concerts, a staged and choreographed musical revue, trips, workshops with professional vocalists, attendance at Seattle Opera productions and competitions. Originally built in 1923, Garfield has a long tradition of serving a diverse and multi-talented population of students in the central area of Seattle. .- Time: 6:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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