This Weekend In South Seattle: PBS Descends on South Seattle and the Duwamish Return to the Garden of Eden

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, May 29th

Movies: Opening of AlohaDetails: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him- Showings: 4:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm –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: 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: CordavivaDetails:  Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion. –Time: 9:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, May 30th

Community: PBS Newshour at Rainier Beach Community CafeDetails: Join your neighbors for cake and a final opportunity to learn about how to support the rigorous educational opportunities that Rainier Beach High School’s successful International Baccalaureate Program provides. This event is open to everyone with an interest in learning more about our vision for advanced learning in the Rainier Valley. At this special culminating event, you will have a chance to see mini-lessons led by IB-diploma students, hear from students about their experience with the IB program, and offer input by brainstorming ways for all of us to better support our community youth. –Time: 12:00pm- 2:00pm –Where:  Emerald City Bible Fellowship, 7728 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 More Info:

History: Rainier Valley Historical Societies Annual MeetingDetails: Everyone is invited to attend our Annual Meeting! Learn about local baseball history, listen to Mt Baker author Mark Holtzen talk about his new historic baseball themed book, and watch the new film about the Japanese Torii Gate which stood in Seward Park from 1935-1987. Then join us for a baseball themed lunch. Saturday 10-noon, Rainier Valley Cultural Center.-Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 South Alaska Street) More Info:

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:

 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: Town in the CityDetails: Town In The City is an indie/folk rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their music has its roots in acoustic, harmony-driven folk music, while simultaneously incorporating classic rock grooves, experimental recording techniques, and an exhilarating live show. – Time: 6:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, May 31st

Food: Duwamish Native Foods—Now & Then—NW Native Garden of EdenDetails: Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12pm. Cultural Program 1-3pm. Guest Speaker: Ken Workman, 4th generation grandson of Chief Seattle. Shared Meal 3-4pm.-Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106- RSVP:

Food: Vegetarian Tamale Making ClassesDetails: The class focuses on the traditional preparation of two types of authentic veggie tamales: Cheese & Jalapenos and Vegan Mole and Potato wrapped in banana leaf. The tamales are prepared in the handmade and traditional fashion using cultural ingredients. You’ll also enjoy a brief presentation of the history of tamales.-Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm –Where: 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144- More Info:

Music: JeConte & The Mali AllstarsDetails: JeConte & the Mali Allstars are a unique, soulful blend of traditional Malian Blues and Northern California/New Orleans harmonica-based Rock ‘n’ Roll. The project leaders collectively bring original music to the ensemble. This combination creates a high energy, one-of-a-kind performance that gets the crowd going. – Time: 8:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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