This Weekend In South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Family Summit and A South End Business Tour

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Saturday, July 18th

Community: Fifth Annual Black Prisoners Caucus Family SummitDetails: The Black Prisoners’ Caucus cordially invites you to attend its 5th Annual Family Summit. This FREE event will focus on issues related to families who have loved-ones behind bars. The Family Summit will feature music, speakers, artwork, workshops, family activities, and resources to support the families of those incarcerated. The Family Summit also plans to strengthen and to heal our entire community from the impact of mass incarceration. Food and childcare provided.  We hope to see our entire community (especially children/youth) at this year’s Family Summit. It takes village! Time: 11:00am- 4:00am –Where:Africatown Innovation Center 3100 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA

Community: Seward Park Garden Walk and Talk Details: Walt Bubelis and Jeanne Schollmeyer will be leading a garden walk at the front entrance of Seward Park. Walt will identify and talk about the backbones of the landscape, which are the trees and shrubs that give visual support to the herbaceous plants at the circle entrance. Jeanne Schollmeyer will talk about the process of creating the seasonal flower display for the beds. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the lovely landscapes of Seward Park created by the outstanding staff of Seattle Parks Recreation.Time: 10:00am- 11:45am –Where: Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S 98118- To Register: Click Here

Community: Hidden Gem Rose Street and Rainier Community Business TourDetails:Join the Rainier Beach Merchants Association for a FREE walking world tour at your doorstep! We will show you hidden Rainier Beach gems: Special treats with Kaffa Coffee and Wine Bar and the Ethiopian Community in Seattle – ECS, a blissful Vietnamese spa, and a peaceful hidden Buddhist garden. PLEASE register for the event  – spots are limited!Time: 1:00pm-Where: Ethiopian Community Center: 8323 Rainier Avenue South- Registration: Click Here

Community: Urban Family’s Annual Summer Block PartyDetails: The whole community is invited to come down and eat, play games, visit booths and enjoy a talent showcase. Time: 1-4pm Where: Creston Point Apartments, 13445 Martin Luther King Junior Way

Movies: Cinema Under the Stars: Penguins of Madagascar-  Details: A team of penguin super spies will take over Columbia Park for an evening of free family entertainment when SEEDArts presents Cinema Under the Stars. The outdoor cinema series will screen the animated comedy adventure: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’. Bring a picnic, low back chairs and blankets to spread out for a fun cinema experience under the stars. Popcorn and candy will be available for sale.-Time: Gather at 8:00pm the films start at sunset-Where: Columbia Park: 4721 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle WA- More Info:

Movies: Urban Agriculture Bike Tour With Rainier Valley Food Bank and Bike Works-  Details: Join Rainier Valley Food Bank on an Urban Agriculture Bike tour with Bike Works to some of the most beautiful spaces in South Seattle. We we will tour p-patches, community gardens, urban farms, and the place where food meets the people who need it most: Rainier Valley Food Bank! On both dates we will meet at Bike Works at 3:00pm, and conclude the tour at the ending location around 6:00pm with some farm fresh veggies and tasty food. If you cannot attend the tour on either date, we would still love to see you for the post-tour meal. We will be biking 5-7 miles at a leisurely pace, all cyclists ages 12-18 are more than welcome with a guardian.-Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm-Where: Bike Works Community Bike Shop: 3709 S Ferdinand Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Email Lili Fischer at

Community: Adams Street Boat Ramp CleanupDetails:Rakes and bags included. Will be removing glass and other debris from gravel beach. Water shoes are recommended.- Time: 11:00am- 1:00pm – Where: Lake Washington Blvd S and S Adams Street 98118

Community: Funeral for Heavenly Marvee PaigeDetails: Tedra Paige was ‪#‎pregnant‬ when she was ‪#‎shot‬ early in the morning in the south-end of Seattle, Wa – while she waited at a bus stop getting ready to go home. Unfortunately she ‪#‎lost‬ her ‪#‎child‬ “Heavenly Marvee Paige” due to this tragedy. On behalf of Tedra Paige, The United Hood Movement is asking the community to come, and attend the memorial services in the spirit of love, and unity. Feel free to also come, and make a support offering to the family in their time of need. Services will be held- Time: 2:00pm – Where: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: 5279 Ranier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118- To Donate: Click Here

Comedy: Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery at the Comedy UndergroundDetails: Beacon Hill comedian Brett Hamil co-headlines with Emmett Montgomery for a night of laughter.  This is your chance to catch Hamil before his show at Bumbershoot. Montgomery will be appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing on July 22nd.-Time: 9:00pm (First Set), 11:00pm (Second Set) –Where: Comedy Underground (109 South Washington Street Seattle, 98104) For Tickets: Click Here 

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:  

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: The Georgetown Orbits and Jet City SoundsystemDetails: The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004. They are joined today by Jet City Soundsystem. Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:

Sunday, July 19th

Volunteering: Swedish Seafair Triathlon- Details:  Come help assist staff manage the transition zone area, while marking race numbers onto participants bodies. After finishing body marking, volunteers will either move to the finish line or the transition zone. also…Help assist with the registration process including sign-ups, packet distribution, trouble-shooting, and participant bag distribution during the pre-race expo. Confirm accuracy of registration information. (Info booth, Greeters, Registration, Packet Pick up, Transition Zone, Body Marking & T-Shirt Distribution)Where:  5898 Lake Washington Blvd- Get Tickets: Click Here

Community: Butoh Performance In Kubota GardenTime: 12:00pm- 3:00pm Where:  9817 55th Ave South Theater: Shakespeare in Othello ParkDetails: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 3 p.m. and “MacBeth” at 4:30 p.m. at Othello Park on Sunday July 19. Four actors will bring all the laughter, all the adventure, and all the magic of two famous plays to ten locations in the greater Seattle area. It is our hope, and our mission, to take Backyard Bard to all the places where a bit of poetry in the sun might bring new possibilities to new audiences, start new conversations with new friends of GreenStage, and make it even easier for people to… go see a play. –Time: 3:00pm (The Two Gentleman of Verona) 4:30pm MacBeth- Where: Othello Park 4219 South Othello Street

Community: Father Daughter DanceDetails: Fathers, mentors, etc., here is an opportunity to dress up and have some fun with your daughters— a “Father Daughter Dance”, Hollywood style!  The Rainier Community Center Advisory Council will be hosting this epic event on Sunday, July 19, 4-8pm. Come walk down the red carpet and pose for pictures with your princess. There’ll be food, dancing, games, music and much more!  You don’t want to miss this!  I encourage you to purchase your tickets now! Tickets will be sold at the door as well as online-Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm- Where: Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Avenue South 98118 To Purchase- Get Tickets: Click Here

Music: Monty BanksDetails: Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer. His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!” –Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:

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