This Weekend In South Seattle: Beacon Hill Festival, Collaboratory Open House and SDOT Safety Meetings

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, June 5th

Movies: Opening of Far From the Maddening CrowdDetails: This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love- as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.Showings: 4:50pm, 7:45pm –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:

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: Crack SabbathDetails:Skerik (sax, effects, and vocals), Keith Lowe (bass), Ron Weinstein (Hammond Organ), Mike Stone (drums). No Cover. –Time: 10:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, June 6th

Community: Mount Baker Community Cleanup Details: Pick up litter, meet friends, have fun and help our neighborhoodTime: 9:00am –Where: Mt Baker Link Lightrail Station – More Info:

Community: Mount Baker Yard SaleDetails:There are over 40 households participating in this year’s Mount Baker Neighborhood Yard Sale! Printed copies of the Yard Sale map will be available at the Mount Baker Community ClubhouseTime: 9:00am- 3:00pm –Where: Go to for map – More Info:

Road Safety: Drop-In Session with SDOT on Planned Rainier Beach Traffic Safety Improvements- Details: In March 2015, SDOT held an open house to get community feedback about traffic safety improvements along Rainier Avenue S in Rainier Beach. Partially based on feedback we heard at that meeting, we have updated our plans to reduce speeding and collisions, and provide safer places for walking and biking. The proposal includes reducing the speed limit along Rainier Avenue S from 35 to 30 mph; maintaining the two-way left turn lane; installing buffered or protected bicycle lanes; restriping marked crosswalks. On-street parking will no longer be allowed on the west side of the street south of 68th Avenue S (Lakeridge Playground). The changes on Rainier Avenue S south of Rainier Beach are part of a larger project to address safety on the entire Rainier Corridor.-Time: 1st Drop in Meeting: 1200pm, 2nd Drop in Meeting 2:00pm –More Info: Brian Dougherty at (206) 684-5124

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:

Community: Beacon Hill FestivalDetails: The Jefferson Community Center Advisory Council invites you out the 23rd Annual Beacon Hill Festival. Money raised from donations, sponsorships and proceeds from the event will help the center to provide affordable and quality programs for the community, and help us offer scholarships to those in need. We hope you, your family, and friends will join us for this celebration, which will feature local musicians, performers, food, games, silent auction, and much more.-Time: 11:00am- 4:00pm Where-Jefferson Park: 3801 Beacon Avenue South

 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: Gretta Harley: Record ReleaseDetailsHelp celebrate the long awaited vinyl (and digital) release of “Element 115 (Uup),” a song cycle written by Gretta, produced by KRAMER, released on Gretta’s new label, Mettle Records. The rock / chamber orchestra comprised of some of the best musicians in Seattle (conducted by Roger W Nelson) will perform the song cycle in its entirety. Performers include Kathy Moore , Matt Deason, Faith Stankevich, Jen Ayers, Stephanie Emery, Paige Stockley, Alex Guy, Marchette DuBois, Chris Credit, Tari Nelson-Zagar, arrangements with Andrew D.B. Joslyn. Video by Justin Roberts – Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, June 7th

Community: Collaboratory Open House and Community Cookout- Details: All are welcome to walk through the space, meet organizations housed in the Collab, check out ROAR’s farm stand in the garden, and enjoy a community potluck cookout (we provide a lot of starter food, but encourage folks to bring something to share; the cookout will get going around 5pm). –Time: 5:30pm- 7:00pm- Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Community: Backstreet Bazaar Details: June’s BSB will be our first outdoor event of the year! Join us on Sunday, June 7th, to fire-up the newly renovated pizza oven for the first time this season. Enjoy the music of the Jr. Fiddlers of Washington Middle School. Co-create a community art project to be placed in the garden. Stay to enjoy a beer from Fremont Brewing while listening to music around the fire.Time: 7:00pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Music: Youth SpeaksDetails: Come spit, speak, play music, dance, tell jokes, live paint, just watch if you want to — its your stage! Great first place to perform, be heard, have fun and show love to each other. YSS open mics are some of the most supportive you can find!-Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm –Where: Station Cafe: 2533 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144-  More Info:

Music: Tom McDermottDetails:Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.- Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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