This Weekend In South Seattle: A Seahawk Perches in Skyway and Young Genius Abounds

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, May 22nd

Movies: Opening of Pitch Perfect 2Details: It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good. With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches.Showings: 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm –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:

Community: Urban Family Spring Carnival at Creston PointDetails: This Friday, May 22nd from 4:30-6:30pm at the Creston Point Apartments (in the gym), join Urban Family for their Spring Carnival featuring a very special guest – Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Chris Matthews!-Time: 4:30- 6:30pm –Where: Creston Point Apartments, 13445 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA  98178 –More Info:

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:

Health: Zen Buddhism and Meditation ClassesDetails: Free for all-Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Buddha Jewel Monastery 7930 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118-More Info:

Music: LushyDetails:  Bossa beat flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live! –Time: 9:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, May 23rd.

Community: Life Skills to Work: Career Readiness Training ProgramDetails: 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.-Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where:New Holly Learning Center 7058 32nd Avenue S. – 2nd floor of the Learners Building
Seattle, WA 98118- RSVP:

Technology: Young Geniuses Code LabDetails: 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:

Culture: Academic Elders: New books by Ken Tollefson and Vi Hilbert, with Jay Miller & Lois DodsonDetails:Duwamish Anthropology. A lively panel featuring Dr. Tollefson–anthropologist for the Duwamish Tribe. The Journal of NW Anthropology recently honored Dr. Tollefson with the publication of a memoir—a collection of his work on the Duwamish, Snoqualmie and Tlingit. Joining in is Dr. Miller, JONA’s previous honoree and Lois Dodson, the daughter of Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) founder of Lushootseed Research. Book signing. Free event. Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center 4705 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106- Register:

 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:

Music: SkerikDetails: American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and Frog Brigade and has toured with and played with numerous others in a variety of genres. Skerik also worked with Grunge band Mad Season.- Time:9:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, May 24th

Health: Little Jewel Children Meditation ClassesDetails:  Children and Teen medidation. Free for all-Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Buddha Jewel Monastery 7930 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118-More Info:

Music: Miles and Karina Presents: Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr.- Details: David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, aka Miles & Karina, bring another of their excellent original scores to the Royal Room, this time with the Buster Keaton silent classic “Steamboat Bill Jr.”. M&K use ukulele, accordion, kazoos, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, viola and various other gadgets to perfectly compliment this hilarious film. Fun for all ages. – Time: 7:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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