This Weekend In South Seattle: Meaningful Movies in Beacon Hill, Tailgating in Rainier Beach, Lit Crawl in Columbia City

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, October 16th

Movies: Opening Day of He Named Me Malala Details: A look at the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.-Time: 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm-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

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies: Come Hell Or High Water, The Battle for Turkey CreekDetails:Come Hell or High Water follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston School teacher who movies home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport.  Derek and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self determination and environmental justice.-Time: 7:00pm –Where: The Garden House (2336 15th Avenue South 98144)– More Info:

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

Civics: Mt. Anderson Public Court Hearing Details: Public attendance is encouraged at these public court hearings regarding the shutdown of Contractor’s Concrete Recycling on MLK Jr. Way, colloquially known as “Mt. Anderson”. We’re expecting to learn more about an agreed plan for a cleanup. Many West Hill residents have major health and environmental concerns regarding Mt. Anderson, and finding a viable solution is necessary. Attendance by community members at these hearings, presided over by Judge Brian Gain, has been stated as of critical importance to the progress made so far. Parking is free, and the hearings usually last less than half an hour. –Time: 10:00am- 10:30am –WhereMaleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Rm 4-G 401 4th Avenue North Kent, WA 98032

Music: Low Hums- Details:Low Hums are Jonas Haskins, Miles Panto, Bill Patton, Mike Bayer and Chris Early. Mostly hanging out in the south end of Seattle, Low Hums have rehearsed many nights of free form freakout into a concise 45 minutes of songs, give or take. But this isn’t just music/magic for Zappa heads, there are some real pop gems here. The music of Low Hums // psychedelic, garage, rock N roll, drone, folk, twang. To take in or soak up the music that one surrounds them self with .. only to later write songs… it’s an interesting thing.  Joining Low Hums are Gold Fronts and Mr. Night Sky- Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, October 17th

Community: Rainier Beach Vikings Tailgate BBQ Details:Come power the Rainier Beach Vikings Homecoming Tailgate Party! Join us to feed the team, students, families and alumni and then cheer them on to a victory against Garfield!Time: 12:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Beer Sheva Park (55th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info: Click Here

Politics: CIRCC Presents 2015 Seattle City Council Candidates Forum @ The Eritrean Association in Greater SeattleDetails: This forum is for ALL districts, at-large positions, Port of Seattle Commissioners, and Director of Elections. CIRCC members have prepared several questions for all the candidates. Members of our communities will meet candidates, raise important issues facing our communities, and have the chance to directly ask candidates their questions. Candidates will respond to our communities’ issues and how they will address them. Lunch will be served, entertainment, and voter registration is all included in this event. Event is FREE and open to the public.Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm –Where: 1528 Valentine Pl S, Seattle WA 98144

Movies: Double Documentary ScreeningDetails:AAJA Seattle is excited to present: Restoring the Light and The Search for General Tso. Recommended donation: $5 per movie. At 1:00pm, we’ll screen Carol Liu’s “Restoring the Light”: A local doctor goes on a personal quest to bring transformative healthcare to the remote villages of northwest China. Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Beer Sheva Park (3515 S Alaska St Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info: Click Here

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

Community: Y-WE Leadership Program Open HouseDetails: Y-WE is hosting a drop in open house this Saturday for anyone intersted in learning more about our Leadership Program. You are welcome to stay for the whole day or drop by anytime between 11:30-5:00pm. Whatever time you arrive there will be food and staff to greet you. We will have a series of four 30 minute taster workshops that will introduce you to our learning communities, as well as a whole group process led by Tunisian Artist and Activist Lilia Lahmar who is visiting Seattle as a World Affairs Council Fellow. There will be 10 minute breaks between each session and parents and youth are welcome to snack of get their questions answered in Adam’s Hall.Time: 11:30am -5:00pm- Where: 316 4th Avenue S, Kirkland,  WA 98033

Poetry: Empire Nights: RebirthDetails:Have plans on October 17th? Well you should consider canceling because Empire Nights is back in action! Join us as we celebrate the rebirth of Empire through food, fun, and artistry. You can’t say no to positive vibes and free food. Signups start at 6:30, open mic starts at 7. If you have any questions or if you are interested in showcasing visual artwork contact us at .(Event will be held in the house behind the ‘green building’ , in the parking lot, you can’t miss it)Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm –Where: 7728 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Click Here

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

Music: Brazil Samba NightDetails: Come experience a the colorful energy of Rio de Janeiro with the vibrant TUDO BELEZA dancers in full costume, accompanied by the infectious rhythms of Brazilian band ENTREMUNDOS. We’ll also go to Bahia, Brazil with Samba Reggae dancing led by BAHIA IN MOTION. Join us at The Royal Room, a fantastic venue with delicious food and drinks, and plenty of room to samba. Warm up the fall season with some Brazilian tropical heat – don’t miss it! –Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle-  More Info:


Sunday, October 18th

Community: Urban Impact 2015 CelebrationDetails:It’s a family reunion! Please join us for a time of celebrating what God has done this year with worship, fellowship and more!  Doors open and Refreshments at 4:45pm. There will be tours of Rainier Health and Fitness and the Emerald City Commons space beginning at 4:45.
5:30 Worship Service
Time: 4:45pm-7:00pm –Where: 7728 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:
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Art: Rainier Valley Lit CrawlDetails: Literature and beer, what more could you ask for? Visit some of the South End’s best beers while listening to some of its best poets and writers recite original work. –Time:5:00pm 9:00pm –Where: Columbia City and Hillman City – More Info: Click Here

Education UNCF Black College FairDetails: The UNCF Black College Fair promotes the importance of higher education to African American and other underrepresented and low-income students in the states of Washington and Oregon. The fair will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, located in the historic Colman School, to create a one-of-a kind historical and educational experience in Seattle’s Central District. The Black College Fair is open to all high school and transfer students throughout the Pacific Northwest and will feature representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), local colleges/universities, scholarship organizations and other educational groups. In addition to meeting recruiters from around the country, students will have the opportunity to enter to win raffle prizes, interact with speaker panels and enjoy the museum free of charge. Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Northwest African American Museum 2300 S Massachusetts Street Seattle, WA 98144- To Register: Click here

Music: WaipunaDetails: Waipuna is an exciting collaboration of three talented individuals, Kale Hannahs, Matthew Sproat, and David Kamakahi (Dennis’ son), all from illustrious musical families. Their eclectic musical backgrounds and similar taste in music has led to the development of a unique sound that draws comparisons to their name, Waipuna, or spring water. After the release of their critically acclaimed first album, Mana ‘o Pili, in November of 2009, Kale and Matt, then a duo, began touring throughout Hawaiʻi, and select venues in the continental US and Japan –Time: 7:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle-  More Info:

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