This Weekend In South Seattle: Ear Shot Jazz in Columbia City, Open Mic Night at New Holly and Costumed Cleanup in Hillman

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, October 23rd

Movies: Opening Day of Steve Jobs Details:Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, this film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.-Time: 4:0pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm-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: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.-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

Community: Homesight Celebrates 25 Year AnniversaryDetails:  Celebrate 25 years of creating homeowners and building communities. There will be dinner, dessert and wine.  Individual addmissiion is $30- Time: 6:00pm- Where: The Brockey Center at South Seattle College: 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

Civics: Feminist Forum Our Bodies, Our Lives: Women Battle for Safety and Sovereignty Details: No matter where you turn, women are under attack – in the home, the workplace and the halls of Congress. Full reproductive justice, an end to domestic abuse, stopping racist violence, and shutting down the prison industrial complex are just a few of the demands women are championing. Join a discussion led by local activists on these issues and more. Bring your ideas on what needs to be done. Speakers: Acquanda Stanford – coordinator of Seattle Black Feminists and graduate student in anthropology whose work and research focuses on breastfeeding among Black and African Americans in the U.S. Hilary Bowker – prevention educator for a domestic violence agency. She brings a socialist feminist analysis to what is needed to end intimate partner abuse. Sylvia Sabon – an Alaskan Native and community activist against police violence. She is the aunt of Oscar Perez-Giron who was killed by light rail cops. Door donation $1-$3. Hearty Supper (with vegan options) served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. Time: 7:30pm- Where: New Freeway Hall: 5018 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle WA

Community: New Holly Youth Group Presents Open Mic Night- Details: The youth of New Holly are hosting an Open Mic Night at the New Holly Gathering Hall ! Please come and your support by stopping by to hear/view the talent of our NewHolly young people!! Earlier this year, the youth organized a Poetry Slam which was attended by over 150 people! New Holly hosts are also in need of youth friendly prizes so if you  can’t make it but want to show your support, please let Phillippia know! Double bonus if you are offering free passes to the local haunted houses! Eeeek!!!- Time: 5:00pm- 8:00pm- Where:  New Holly Gathering Hall: 7054 32nd Ave South Seattle 98118- More Information: Phillippia Goldsmith at (206)915-3575 or

Movies: Family Move Nights at the Mt. Baker Community ClubDetails: Family Movie Nights return this month with this heartwarming tale. Home is a sweet animated film about aliens forced to relocate to Earth and the friendships that follow. Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 7:00pm. Just $3 per person.  A concession bar offers snacks, popcorn and beer & wine (for mom & dad!)Time: 6:30pm- 9:00pmWhere:  Mount Baker Community Clubhouse: 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA 98144 

Music: Ear Shot Jazz: Seales Brothers Band- Details: A rare, festival-only opportunity to see Marc and Jesse Seales, brothers and leading figures of separate Seattle scenes. Jesse Seales, a blues- and rock-drenched jazzer, takes the stage with distinguished pianist Marc Seales, an inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. – Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, October 24th

Community: Hillman City Costumed Clean Up- Details: Meet at 9:00 am in the Big Chickie Parking lot. Coffee and pastries will be provided by Tin Umbrella. We will have bags and rakes and brooms, but please bring your own gloves. Following the clean up at Noon, we will have a volunteer appreciation lunch at Big Chickie with discounts on Spinnaker Bay Beer! Sign up at Prizes will also be offered to the best costumes! Who is going to dress as Mr Clean? Witches come use your broom for good and help make Hillman City shine.Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Big Chickie (5520 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)

Community: Fair Housing Community WorkshopDetails: Housing discrimination is real. Housing discrimination is against the law. In 2014 the Seattle Office for Civil Rights tested rental units across the city. In two thirds of tests, prospective renters were treated differently on the basis of race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin. Join us for a workshop to learn about Your fair housing rights as a renter. What to do if you experience discrimination.How to direct your clients to resources. –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: New Holly Gathering Hall: 7054 32nd Ave South Seattle 98118

Community: Children’s Halloween PartyDetails:Bring your kids down in their best Halloween costumes for the annual Children’s Halloween Party at the Skyway VFW Post #9430. The afternoon will be packed with games, prizes, juice and yummy snacks in addition to a costume contest (by age) and even a “monster” cake walk. FREE event, all families welcome! –Time: 2:00pm- 6:00pm –Where: Skyway VFW Post 9430: 7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178

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

Music: Ear Shot Jazz: Being John McLaughlinDetails: Six Seattle mavericks brilliantly reprise the timeless music of Mahavishnu Orchestra, the astounding 1970s project of the legendary English guitarist/composer. Guitarist Tristan Gianola stokes the inner mounting flame with Eric Verlinde (keys), Alicia DeJoie (violin), Geoff Harper (bass), and John Bishop (drums), with special guest, saxophonist Mark Taylor. –Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle-  More Info:


Sunday, October 25th

Community: Amor Love Circle EventDetails:Love is the transformative power that will change the world today. I have often been asked the question: Why do bad things happen? My response to this is that things happen and we must choose to transform them in the best way possible. It is our desire at Amor Spiritual Center (The Love Center) to create a safe space for all. In doing so, we choose to respond to all of the energy that is being created in the world today with love. Join us to create a Love Circle on Beacon Hill. It is time for us to transform all the hatred, bigotry, and racism with our love. We have tried countless other ways; let us now choose love. Come and celebrate with us and let’s be the change we wish to see in the world!Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm –Where: Amor Spiritual Center 2528 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144

Community: Community Dinner @ Rainier Beach Community CenterDetails: Community Kitchens Northwest is cultivating a culture of healthy cooking and eating by bringing people together to cook and share a meal as a community. They typically host monthly community dinners every third Sunday, 4-5 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Center.  If you are interested in helping cook, plan to show up at 1 p.m. Time: 4:00pm 5:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South – More Info:

Community: Lakewood Seward Park Halloween Ice Cream SocialDetails:   Halloween Ice Scream Social!  Free to members, $3 per person or $10 per family.  Ice cream provided by Full Tilt, kids costume contest and more!  –Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm –Where: 4916 S Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Music: Phinehas w/ D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited EditionDetails: Phinehas Nyang’Oro is an aspiring jazz vocalist & multi instrumentalist that embodies the future of jazz music while being firmly grounded in the traditon. Joined by 2014 Stranger Genius Award winner D’Vonne Lewis’ “Limited Edition”, it will be a night of intense swing and soothing pocket. The opening set will feature Jazmarae Beebe, a very talented vocalist based in Seattle that performs with Phinehas regularly in her own band, as well as performing with various groups here in Seattle . Starting at 8PM, no cover, donations strongly encouraged.-Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle-  More Info:

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