This Weekend In South Seattle: Rainier Valley Music Festival, Community Health Expo, UNCF Walk, Run & Bike

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, August 28th

Movies: Opening Day of Jimmy’s HallDetails: In 1921 Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun. Jimmy’s Hall celebrates the spirit of these free thinkers. The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and turbulent times. Time:4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info:

Community: Meat Raffle Details:Every Friday, come on down to the Skyway VFW post for your chance to get a great deal on fresh meat! “Meat” some new friends and save some grocery money. Your dollars help support our great VFW Post and all of the charitable work they do for our vets and our community.-Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm –Where: Skyway VFW Post 9430: 7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178

Community: Seattle Catholic Worker Drop-In Center Details:All are welcome for food, coffee, good conversation or just a dry, warm place to be.Time: 9:00m- 12:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Health: ROAR Farm StandDetails: Join us Friday evenings, June 12th to September 25th, for the weekly ROAR farm stand at the Hillman City P-Patch! Come listen to music, enjoy the beautiful weather, meet your neighbors and purchase some locally grown veggies! Roots of All Roads (ROAR) is a mobile farm stand connecting communities with locally grown produce, facilitating education and creating opportunities to come together through the shared experience of food and nourishment. Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm –Where: Hillman City P-Patch: 4613 S Lucile Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Music: Beth Fleenor’s Birthday ShowDetails: Beth Fleenor celebrates 35 laps around the Sun and 10 years of the Frank Agency, with Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band, Amy Denio, Trimtab, Tarik Abouzied Duo and Angela Sheik. – Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, August 29th

Music: Rainier Valley Roots and Music FestivalDetails: The Rainier Valley Roots & Music Festival is the first fundraiser for KVRU 105.7FM,  aka Rainier Valley Radio.  The all ages event reception and silent auction begins at 6:30p with a DJ, no host bar (21 and older), food and community booths along with an opportunity to create your own radio program. Musical performances and other special features kick-off at 8:00p. The headlining performers, Mycle Wastman, Black Stax, The EriAm Sisters, Porter Ray, Dee Lyle, and pioneering jazz drummer George Griffin and the Senior Drum Line will showcase what KVRU is all about. This stellar group of locally based national recording artists and entertainers are part of KVRU’s efforts to amplify the diverse voices of Rainier Valley live and on-air. Area Chefs will provide a diversity of samplers, dinners & desserts that are sure to delight palates with scintillating flavors all night long.This event is sponsored by South Seattle’s Emerald City Fish, the home of Blue Ribbon southern style recipes.  The event is also sponsored by Different Walks of Life Entertainment and SouthEast Effective Development (SEED).  The Rainier Valley Roots & Music Festival is presented by MUSICA Entertainment. For further questions or volunteer opportunities contact Tony Benton. Time: 6:30pm- Midnight –Where:Rainier Valley Cultural Center: 3515 Alaska Street- Buy Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Health: Community Public Health ExpoDetails: How do we foster a healthier community BY our community? What are DIY strategies that help our neighborhood take care of our neighborhood? What lifestyle changes can we make for ourselves that are affordable, accessible, and uplifting for our community? Join Community Arts Create and many others at the Hillman City Collaboratory. You are invited to join our first Community Public Health Expo. This event is geared to be more than just an exchange of information, but an interactive, information sharing, resource guiding, social engagement activity, highlighting the many ways that “public health” affects all of our lives. The bigger question is, how do we take care of our community as a public health concern? Jobs, education, preventative health, nutrition, fitness, cultural competence, children, elders, mentally ill, physically handicapped, immigrants…these are all just some of the concerns that we hope to address in this health expo.-Time: 12:00pm- 5:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South

Community: Seattle King County Resource DayDetails:The 5th Annual Seattle-King County Resource Day (formerly known as Financial Resource Day and Bridging the Gap) will be held on. This one day event is your connection to financial and community opportunities all in one  location-brought to you this year by the King County Housing Authority and the Seattle Housing Authority with support from the Financial Empowerment Network | Seattle-King County. This community-wide benefit features credit and debt counseling, education and employment resources,  financial planning, access to public benefits, credit reports, housing and homeownership counseling, legal assistance on bankruptcy and consumer rights, advice on building a growing a business and access to health care, childcare and transportation. –Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Community Center: 4600 38th Avenue South

Health: Skyway Health an Safety FairDetails: Annual event celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of the school year with free backpacks and community groups with information and activities featuring: Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway (Child MUST be present to receive), Firefighter Fitness Challenge, Bike Helmet Giveaway, Informative Booths…and MORE! –Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: King County Fire District 20: 12424 76th Avenue South Seattle 98178

Community: UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education featuring Kids Happy Hour and BBQ Cook-OffDetails: UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education 2015. Featuring the UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour.Join UNCF to help raise funds and awareness to ensure our students get to and through college! Register your walk team now at for a chance to WIN FOUR (4) ROUNDTRIP TICKETS ON ALASKA AIRLINES through the Team Challenge! Deadline to receive all donations for the Team Challenge: August 29, 2015 (at Pratt Park 8:30 a.m. PST) Register as a cyclist and 50% of funds raised will go towards our partner organization Rainier Riders. Also register for $25 to be our “2015 UNCF BBQ Cook-Off Champion” and compete to win a free grill!-Time: 8:00am- 3:00pm –Where: Edwin T Pratt Park: 1800 S Main St. Seattle, WA 98144

Fitness: Cry Seattle 5K/10K- Details: Our Annual CRY Run for Child Rights event will bring hundreds of individuals together with the belief that ‘Change is possible, because we will make it possible’. The event provides a platform for people of all ages to come together and join the child rights movement. Reminisce your childhood and Give Wings to Children’s Dreams! –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S 98118

Music:  Othello Youth ConcertDetails: Come celebrate Summer! Free Food! Live Music! Pro Dancers! Human Hamster Balls-Time: 12:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Othello Park: 4219 Othello Street

Music: Twisted GrooveDetails: A night of Seattle’s finest funk! -Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Sunday, August 30th

Fashion: Men of Columbia City Fashion ShowDetails: The bi-annual “Men of Columbia City Fashion Show” happening at Lottie’s Lounge. In conjunction with Hunt Men’s Consignment. Time: 7:00pm –Where: Lottie’s Lounge: 4900 Rainier Avenue South 98118

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