This Weekend In South Seattle: Tiki Luau, Mt. Baker Day in the Park & 100 Men in Suits

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, September 11th

Movies: Opening Day of A Walk in the Woods Details: Starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. This road trip comedy is about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.Time:4:20pm, 7:20pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info:

Culture: 3rd Annual San Gennaro Festival Details:Join us for the THIRD San Gennaro Festival – Seattle in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle! We’re back for a third year of your favorite Italian festival in the Seattle area! MUSIC FOOD ENTERTAINMENT AND VENDORS! Lot’s to do for the whole family!

Friday 9/11 – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 9/12 – 10am – 10pm
Sunday 9/13 – 10am – 6pm

Located on South Angelo Street. Stage located on the corner of Ellis Ave South and South Angelo Street.
Proceeds going to Treehouse this year!!!

Community: Let’s Tiki! At Rainbow Bingo Tiki LuauDetails:This super fun fundraiser welcomes all for a night of games, pandemonium, prizes (some cash!), tasty beverages (THANKS Georgetown Brewing) available separately. Entertainment by Miss Sylvia  O’Stayformore, Tickets: $25 advance purchase, $28 day of event. Ticket gets you in the door, dinner (THANKS Tutta Bella!), 12 bingo games Caution – buy your tickets early –  this event sells out! Unclaimed seats will be resold at 7pm. Wear your best Tiki outfit and enter our costume contest! Tasty beverages available separately. Tickets available now at or phone SESSC: 206-722-0317. Wheelchair accessible, all adults welcome! – Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St. Seattle WA 98118).- Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm 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

Movies: Harvest of Empire Details: This award-winning feature-length documentary DemocracyNow! co-host Juan González takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interventions in Latin America played in triggering an unprecedented wave of immigration. From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire unveils a moving human story. Time: 6:30pm- 10:00pm-Where: New Freeway Hall: 5018 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.

Kids: Got GameDetail: Come to the library and enjoy a variety of fun and interactive games! Demonstrate your skills on new and classic board games, master the ring toss, or work with friends on challenging puzzles. Light snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of Skyway Library. Ages 6-12, younger children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Free! Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm –Where: Skyway Library: 7614 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: The Black TonesDetails:The Black Tones started in 2011 with twin siblings Eva and Cedric. Their music is inspired by the old souls of blues and rock n roll. The Black Tones have opened for bands such as NighTrain (Seattle), Hot Panda (Canada), The Pauses (Florida), The Rockonigles (California) and many others. Recently the band performed with the students of School of Rock Seattle as they performed The Black Tones’ song “Woman in Black” in a showcase the school put on themed HERSTORY, dedicated to women in rock n roll. The band consist of Eva on guitar and vocals, Cedric on drums and Giordan Montero on bass.– Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, September 12th

Community: Life Skills 2 Work: Career Readiness Training ClassesDetails: 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. All referrals must include the appropriate documentation, including the Referral / Staffing Document.-Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where: New Holly Learning Center: 7058 32nd Avenue S- 2nd floor of the learners building Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Joseph Garcia

Dance: Speak Up and Dance: Summer and Fall Youth Education ProgramDetails: My World Dance & Fitness Studio along with Nu Black Arts West Theatre is offering FREE classes in Drama, Voice, Movement, Video Production, World History, and Creative Writing Classes are SATURDAYS only for 8 weeks and includes a FREE lunch! Open to ages 12-20-Time: 10:00am- 3:00pm –Where: 843 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle, WA 98144

Clean-Up: WHAM Action PartyDetails:The City of Renton is commemorating September 11th by hosting service projects on September 12th. King County Parks will be hosting WHAM (West Hill Action Mob) and LDS church members in an ongoing effort to restore natural areas in the park that have already been cleared of weeds on previous WHAM events. We will be planting native species and pulling additional weeds. Details are here. A free BBQ for volunteers will be held afterwards in Liberty Park in Renton. Tools, water and snacks will be provided by King County Parks. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. We’re looking forward to seeing you!-Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Skyway Park  South 120th Place Seattle WA 98178

Art: Beacon Art WalkaboutDetails:The Beacon Hill Merchants Association announces the Beacon Art WalkAbout! Presented by Beacon Arts this multicultural event features an art walk along Beacon Avenue through 30 local businesses, outdoor art market, community mural unveiling, music, dance and food. Getting to the event is easy─just take light rail to the Beacon Hill stop and pick up a map to start your adventure. Event maps will also be available at Stevens Place Park.-Time: 1:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: 2916 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144- More Info:

Technology: One-on-One Computer HelpDetails:Do you have questions about basic internet searches, how to set up an email account or use Microsoft Office? Help is available at the Skyway Library every Saturday –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Skyway Library 7614  South 126th Street Seattle WA 98178

Community: 100 African American Men In Suits WalkDetails: Walk – Eat – Connect – Repeat. Brothers get dressed up and walk with me. Suits, African prints or your best sweat suit. Make it your own. This walk is for You! Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Plates and plasticware provided. Time: 11:00am-Where: Earl’s Cuts & Styles: 1162 23rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122- More Info:Here

Clean-up: Show Up & Show Out: Hillman City Community Clean Up DayDetails:THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY! Join us in supporting OUR community. We will be doing several projects to help clean up our community including but not limited to weed-whacking, litter pick up, and graffiti removal.  Along side us local students and artist will be adopting planter boxes and painting the outside.  This day will be more than beautifying our community but it will bring us all a little closer together, and hopeful spark ideas and interest in how we can continue to support our community holistically.

Wondering what the day will look like?

10am Meet at Rainier Ave S. & Findlay
10:10am Split into project groups
10:15am Disperse to those projects
12:30-1pm clean up projects
1-2pm Celebratory lunch at The Hillman City Collaboratory

All the equipment needed for the clean-up will be provided, as well as snacks, water and lunch. Lets show up & show out for each other!Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Meet at the corner of Rainier Ave South & South Findlay St (Near Big Chickie)- More Info: Email Victor St at with questions and concerns!

Community: Say Hello to Othello Business TourDetails: Visit one of a kind, locally owned, small businesses and restaurantsTime: 10:00am –Where: In front of Tony’s Bakery( 6020 MLK Jr Way South)- More Info:

Art: Georgetown Art AttackDetails: Put on your party duds and join Georgetown Art Attack as we put icing on the summer cake with Drag Queens, new exhibit spaces, sidewalk book sale, music and stunning art everywhere!!! Industrial, contemporary visual and performing arts/artists at over 40 locations! Jump aboard the FREE Art Ride to check out our west end locations such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA-Time: 6:00-9:00pm — More Info: Here

Community: Find It, Fix It Walk in Hillman CityDetails: In 2014, Mayor Ed Murray initiated Find It, Fix It Community Walks, a series of Mayor-led walks that help improve neighborhoods one block at a time. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained. Examples include overgrown trees, graffiti, street light outages, and litter. Once the elements are identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems.HERE ARE JUST A FEW WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: Download the City’s Find-it, Fix-it App on your mobile device or tablet. Join your neighbors, City Depts., and the Mayor for the walk on Sept 12. Participate in a community clean up in Hillman City on Sept 12(10 am – noon).  Supplies & refreshments will be provided. –Time: 11:00am- 1:00pm –Where: Walk begins at the SE Corner of Juneau and Rainier Ave- More Info:  Neighborhood district coordinator, Jenny Frankl ( or Hilary Nichols (VISTA Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator) at 206-233-5166

Community: 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 and Innovation: 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108- More Info:

Music: Mike Spin CD Release PartyDetails: is a Seattle born and based musician who has played hundreds of acoustic, rock and punk shows across the globe since 1995. His folk rock band The Beautiful Sunsets play clever and salient original songs with a spattering of worthy traditional and cover songs (Hank Williams Sr., early Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, etc.). As the name implies, the band focuses on making beautiful music rich with textures and harmonies, and lyrics with substance. .-Time: 3:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Sunday, September 13th

Sports: Seattle Seahawks Kickoff at Jude’s- Details: Enjoy brunch and the South End community while watching the Seahawks dismantle the St. Louis Rams in their first game of the 2015 NFL Season.Time: 10:00am- 1:00pm –Where: Jude’s Old Town: 9254 57th Avenue South

Art: Mount Baker Day in the ParkDetails: Games, Music Art Fair, Beer & Mimosa Garden, Parade-Time: 10:00am-3:00pm – Where: Mount Baker Park (2521 Lake Park Drive South)- More Info:

Music: Columbia City Beat WalkDetails:BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town! Time: 5:30pm –Where: The Royal Room: 5000 Rainier Avenue South 98118

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