This Weekend in South Seattle: The Great Beau Show, Hillman Builds A Parklet, and Rainier Beach Cleanup

Friday, November 20th

Movies: Opening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Details: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.– Showings: 4:00pm, 7:20pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

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:

Community: Yoga Night OutDetails: Flow with Yoga, Dance or Move to the music. Inspiring spoken word artists and community support for yoga teachers, students, neighbors, and friends. Where all are welcome to enjoy the art and the science of yoga. Cost $5- Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (4916 S Angeline , Seattle, WA 98118)

Community: Grantmaker: Grantee Exchange, Presented by Southeast Coalition and the Rainier Valley Corps Details: Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) and Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) are hosting a Grantmaker – Grantee Exchange. This event is a way for community organizations to get to know funders and for funders to meet and learn about what is happening in the community.- Time: 9:00am- 11:00am –Where: Rainier Avenue Church: 5900 Rainier Avenue South. – More Info: Here

Music: Kiki Valera y los GuajíbarosDetails: Kiki Valera is the music director & cuatrista of La Familia Valera Miranda, Santiago de Cuba’s most beloved son septeto. His family has been playing traditional Cuban music – the genre popularized by the Buena Vista Social Club – for generations! Although world-renowned for his technical & virtuosic skill on the Cuban cuatro (an 8-string guitar tuned in pairs), the most important elements of Kiki’s musical heritage are the authenticity & eloquent simplicity heard in their sones and boleros-Time: 8:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, November 21st

Music: The Great Seattle Beau ShowDetails: Come jam to the sounds of Grace Love & The True Loves, Hey Marseilles,  and Suzanne Brewer, as they perform to raise funds for Beau Martin, a South End residents who had a stroke at the beginning of September. The event will also include a silent auction–Time: 7:00pm- 11:00pm –Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center: 3515 South Alaska Street


Community: Rainier Beach Community CleanupDetails: The Mission Continues, a Veterans Service organization, along with Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Rainier Beach Merchants Association, Rainier Beach Emergency Hub, and the Wounded Warrior Project are leading a Community Clean up in Rainier Beach THIS SATURDAY (NOV 21).  Supplies, refreshments, lunch, and t-shirts will all be provided!   We will be meeting at the Mapes Creek Plaza on Henderson, across from Rainier Beach High School. – Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Mapes Creek Plaza: S Henderson St, between Rite Aid & Lake Washington Apartments –Sign up: HereMore Info:

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Community: Rainier Beach High School PTSA and IB ProgramDetails: The Rainier Beach High School IB Ambassadors meeting and PTSA Meeting will be combined this month. Both meetings will now happen on Saturday, November 21st from 10am to 12 noon at Rainier Beach Community Center.  During the first half hour of that meeting we will introduce James Williams as the new IB Community Coordinator, share some highlights from the 2014 IB Program at Beach, brain storm about growth folk would like to see in the IB Program moving forward. The goal here is to start a conversation about how staff, families, and the broader South End community can all work together to make our International Baccalaureate program the best it can be for students at RBHS.  The final 60 minutes will be facilitated by the Rainier Beach Parent Teacher Student Association. The agenda will include discussion what qualities and skills the community wants to see from the next leader of Rainier Beach High school, reviewing the Surveys that have comeback from parents, and check in around how to sign up for our new Mobil App.Time: 10:00am- 11:30am –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool: 8825 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 More Info:

Community: Building of Hillman City Parklet Details: Hillman City residents will be building a parklet in front of Tin Umbrella Coffee on Rainier Ave S. and Findlay St. The build starts at 8:00 AM, will take approximately 5 hours, and will be celebrated with a community lunch upon completion. My Nguyen, the South Lake student who designed the artwork, will be present at the event. We are expecting to have a City Council member present for the  ribbon cutting which will occur at approximately 2:00 PM.–Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm

Food: Friends of Deadhorse Canyon Cleanup PartyDetails: Friends of Deadhorse Canyon (FODC) is a community-based group which does environmental restoration work and trail enhancement in the Deadhorse Canyon area of Lakeridge Park, in far southeast Seattle. Deadhorse Canyon is a 35-acre natural area in far southeast Seattle. Through it runs the fourth largest creek in Seattle, Taylor Creek. Meet at the entrance at 68th Ave S & Holyoke St. Tools, gloves and snacks provided – everything you need to kick invasive plant species’ rear ends, get a great healthy workout and make an amazing difference in your own backyard.– Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm –Where:Dead Horse Canyon Lakeridge Park  – More Info: Click Here

Music: Edna Vazquez Details:Edna performs original compositions that pay homage to her many Latin American influences and frequently mixes in her own arrangements of traditional songs to bring the feeling of Mexico’s Folkloric music to her audience. She sings with a velvety voice and sometimes whistles the melodies to compliment her guitar. A versatile and experienced musician, Edna not only spans styles and genres, but plays music in a variety of arrangements including performing solo, with the Edna Vazquez Quintet and with Mariachi Los Palmeros.- Time: 6:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, November 22nd

Music: Richard Sears CD Release PartyDetails:New York based pianist, Richard Sears, celebrates his inaugural released on Fresh Sound New Talent, “Skyline”. Sears will be joined by some of Seattle’s finest younger-generation players: Jacob Zimmerman, Carmen Rothwell, and Evan Woodle. The performance will feature original music and less-often heard jazz repertoire. Time: 6:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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