This Weekend in South Seattle: A Green South End, Earshot Jazz, and Feedback on Seattle’s Future

Friday, November 6th

Movies: Opening of SpectreDetails: A cryptic message from James Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.– Showings: 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Food: VFW Meat Raffle  Details: Win prime choices of dead cow! Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm –Where:  Skyway VFW 7421 S 126th St South Seattle, WA- More Info: http://www.mywesthill.org

Community: SEED Celebrates 40 YearsDetails: YOU ARE INVITED to celebrate SEED’s 40th anniversary! They will be hosting a celebration/fundraiser, Friday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the Northwest African American Museum to celebrate 40 years of helping improve the quality of life in SE Seattle through building affordable homes, catalyzing economic development, and providing wide-ranging arts and cultural experiences. Virginia Kenyon, who has served on the SEED Board for 40 years, and Karen Wong, SEED Board member for 20 years, are Honorary Co-Chairs for this evening. Andrea John-Smith and Darryl Smith are Event Co-Chairs, and the Friends of SEEDArts are organizing the party. Enjoy dinner / wine / dessert / fabulous silent auction deals / great remembrances & tributes and… bid on the Chickens of the Valley! All funds raised will benefit SEEDArts programs. If you’d like to purchase tickets, serve as a table captain, or have questions, call SEED’s Celia Weisman at 206-760-4261, or email cweisman@seedseattle.org. Time: 6:30pm- 9:30pm –Where: Northwest African American Museum (2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144

Art: Freshest Roots Presents “Expresso” Open MicDetails: Expresso is held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S.) Please come share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun! For more information, e-mail us at keeptherootsalive@freshestroots.com- Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Langston Hughes Performance Arts Theater: 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Music: Earshot Jazz: Jacob Fred Jazz OdysseyDetails: The ever-evolving, singular Tulsa/Santa Fe outfit has just released The Battle For Earth, a psychedelic musical comic book, and it’s as thrilling as everything else the trio has created. Brian Haas (keyboards), Chris Combs (guitars), and Josh Raymer (drums) perform here as a quartet with the one-of-a-kind sax shredder, Skerik. -Time: 8:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, November 7th

Parks: Green Seattle Day In South SeattleDetails: Green Seattle Day is going to be a party you don’t want to miss. Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. All community members are welcome!Advance registration is strongly encouraged to help us plan the best event we can. Some locations will fill up. The celebration begins at 9AM. Festivities include educational and family-oriented activities all day long. After a brief welcome, buses will deliver volunteers to four restoration projects in Southeast Seattle – Genesee Park, Cheasty Greenspace, and Seward Park. Return by bus to Rainier Community Center to enjoy a delicious free lunch and hang out with your fellow volunteers.–Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Health: Community Health FairDetails: The fair will include a public health insurance enrollment workshop, free flu shots, diabetes testing and blood pressure screenings. For more information, you can email Bridgette at: cierra_sisters@hotmail.com. – Time: 10:00am- 2pm –Where: Cynthia A Green Family Center: 12704 76th Avenue South, Seattle 98178

Civics: Feedback Session on  Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive PlanDetails:  Come give community feedback before the Mayor’s Final Recommended Seattle Comprehensive Plan is finalized.  DPD is extending comments on the Draft Plan through Friday, November 20. The Plan will be finalized and transmitted to the City Council in early 2016. Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming twenty years. The Draft Plan identifies proposed goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. Your feedback will help DPD evaluate strategies for a city that grows according to four core values:  community, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and social equity. The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, with expanded boundaries in 12 urban village to accommodate expected growth near our region’s transit investments.–Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Filipino Community Center (5740 MLK Jr Way) More Info: Click Here

Community: First Saturday of the Month Mt. Baker CleanupDetails: Neighbors will meet at 9:00 am at the new Compadre Coffee, in the SE corner of the ArtSpace Building off Rainier, next to the Light Link plaza. Come by a few minutes early if you can to check out / support this great new spot.  Community volunteers will be cleaning area streets, including the area around the Mount Baker Town Center and volunteers will be able to choose where they want to focus their efforts. Supplies will be provided and bags will be picked up by the City of Seattle’s Adopt-a-Street program.  After the clean up those who are interested should check out the Mount Baker Center for the Arts new show: Please Touch: A Tactile Art Exhibition – an exciting art show featuring 19 regional artists, emerging to established, providing artwork you can TOUCH and experience through the tactile sense as well as Tobya Art Gallery’s amazing new show, featuring the massive and excellent cosmological paintings of Daniel Berhanemeskel. Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –More Info: annemiller2733@gmail.com

Food: Southeast Seattle Senior Center’s Annual Dinner and AuctionDetails: You are invited to join Southeast Seattle Senior Center for their annual celebration, including live Brazilian music, a sumptuous spread by Duos Catering, and intriguing items on the auction tables. Join your community members to raise money for programs for seniors! Donations and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $60– Time: 6:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: 4655 S Holly Street Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Click Here

Community: Lantern Walk in the Rainier Vista Neighborhood– Details: As the nights grow seasonally darker, we will welcome the autumn change by gathering together in lantern light! This event celebrates the light that we all carry, and the positive light a community has when they choose to shine together in the darkness– Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm –Where: 4570 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle WA

Community: Native Plant Sale  at the Audubon (Day 1)Details: 
Visit the Seward Park Audubon Center on Saturday, Nov 7, 9:00am – 5:00pm for their annual Native Plant Sale! Native plants play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Because they have evolved with our native wildlife they support the diet of native insects, native birds and other wildlife. Upon maturity, native plants can also be easier to maintain because they have developed especially for our climate. The Seward Park Audubon Center will offer native plants for sale with advice for selection, planting and care. Questions? Please visit http://www.sewardpark.audubon.org, call (206) 652-2444 x103, or email sewardpark@audubon.orgTime: 9:00am- 5:00pm –Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98118

Music: Erin McKeown and Natalia Zukerman Details: Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique – clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 7 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles.- Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, November 8th

Community: Native Plant Sale  at the Audubon (Day 2)Details: 
Visit the Seward Park Audubon Center on Sunday, Nov 8, 9:00am – 5:00pm for their annual Native Plant Sale! Native plants play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Because they have evolved with our native wildlife they support the diet of native insects, native birds and other wildlife. Upon maturity, native plants can also be easier to maintain because they have developed especially for our climate. The Seward Park Audubon Center will offer native plants for sale with advice for selection, planting and care. Questions? Please visit http://www.sewardpark.audubon.org, call (206) 652-2444 x103, or email sewardpark@audubon.orgTime: 9:00am- 5:00pm –Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98118

Art: Elaine Simons Art Opening at Full Tilt Ice CreamDetails: 
Elaine Simons studied art education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City where she received her Masters in Art Education. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in jewelry and light metals was from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she is a guest teacher at Muckleshoot Tribal School and Interagency, King County Juvenile Detention. Elaine is a visual artist and art teacher, social justice diva, homeless advocate, passionate, a world traveler, likes to shoot pool, loves whiskey and dark chocolate. She has also been a foster parent and has rescued two special need dogs. Time: 12:30pm- 2:30pm –Where: 5041 Rainier Avenue South Ste 105 Seattle, WA – More Info: Click Here

Music: The 32nd Street SingersDetails:The core of 32nd Street grew up in South Seattle and started singing together at Franklin High School in the late 60’s and early 70’s. We represent the incredible gift of public school music education and the life-long gift of singing. Our Director is Lynn Hall, who teaches music at Whittier Elementary School and is also the Director of the Northwest Chorale. He is a marvelous director and soloist. The 32nd Street Singers work diligently to present pieces popularized by Manhattan Transfer, the Hi-Los, Swingle Singers, great choral classics from several beloved composers, as well as a wonderful collection of upbeat African American spiritual music. Time: 5:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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