This Weekend in South Seattle: Light Up The Beach, Winter Wellness, and Craft Bazaar

Friday, December 4th

Movies: Opening of SpotlightDetails: This film tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. This tense investigative dramatic-thriller traces the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.– Showings: 4:15pm, 7:15pm –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: Light Up the Beach Holiday ChallengeDetails: Second Annual Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge! We invite our local businesses to decorate their storefront – or team up with a local community group or artist – to brighten our streets, celebrate the holidays, and compete for prizes! For one night, the community will come out, meet business owners, enjoy complimentary hospitality, entertainment, and activities in shops, collect stamps on a passport and VOTE for their favorite displays.Get your passport from any participating business! FREE SANTA PHOTOS!-Time: 5:00pm- 8:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Square- More Info:  here

Art: Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar in Hillman City Day 1Details:Get a start on all your holiday gifts at this 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar: local, handmade, affordable gifts you’ll love to give (or get)! We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. For three days only: Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together in one location to keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls!-Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm –Where:Tin Umbrella Coffee: 5600 Rainier Avenue South- More Info:  here

Poetry: 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: Spencer Day: Rebel Without A ClausDetails: Widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements Day has wooed audiences at venues all of the world as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, and on national television on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His hit song “Till You Come to Me” reached the number one spot on the Contemporary Jazz Billboard charts. His recent album Daybreak debuted at Number One on the iTunes Jazz Chart and reflects Day’s roots in the Great American Songbook.-Time: 8:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, December 5th

Health: Winter Wellness: Hillman City Health ExpoDetails:Please join us for The Hillman City Collaboratory’s Second Health Expo December 5th from 10-2p! This expo is for The Seattle community, community partners, small businesses, non profit organizations, local chefs and farmers to come together to promote health and fitness for families that live in Southeast Seattle! Please sign up! Please volunteer! Please check out our exciting vendors and new healthy recipes prepared by local chefs as you watch! Invite all your loved ones! We look forward to seeing you there!Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Art: Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar in Hillman City Day 2Details:Get a start on all your holiday gifts at this 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar: local, handmade, affordable gifts you’ll love to give (or get)! We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. For three days only: Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together in one location to keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls!-Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm –Where:Tin Umbrella Coffee: 5600 Rainier Avenue South- More Info:  here

Health: FOCS Community Dialouge 3: Anti-Bias Education & SchoolsDetails: A special series of FIVE MONTHLY community workshops on race and family featuring AUTHOR Keynote speakers, parents, community members and experts. Please join us to discuss and think about what it means raising a family in our racialized world. RSVP required on FOCS webpage, registration limited to 145 people and 35 children: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qiLHN-cKnEasOVJiC9vApN5xGTE9AJSZG0y8LbYiIK4/viewform. – Time: 10:30am- 1:00pm –Where: Garfield Community Center: 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

 Literature: American Sentences: Reading/Housewarming PartyDetails:  A reading of American Sentences, a book 14 years in the making by Paul Nelson and a housewarming party at the Angeline for him & Bhakti Watts. No gifts necessary. Bring a bottle, buy a book, see Columbia City from the Angeline. Some snacks and drinks will be available courtesy of PCC which is RIGHT DOWNSTAIRS! Thank you PCC!Time: 7:00am- 9:00pm –Where: 4801 Rainier Ave S #308, Seattle 98118 More Info: Click Here

Community: Rainier Beach Arts and Crafts MarketDetails: Buy very local – holiday gifts made by our talented Rainier Beach artists, craftspeople and food and drink artisans. Shawn Herzog – wooden cuttingboards and kitchen implements, Craig Parsley – homemade sake, Nakisha Vanderhoeven – original art, jewelry and tarot cards, Jane Pauw – watercolors and jewelry, John Ault – hand turned wooden bowls, Mark Pilder – candle holders and mechanical artworks, Sue Hunt – fabric arts and fabric stationary cards, Patrick Choy – artisan baked goods and coffee, Jackie Choat – quilts, Keith Wiltse – wooden toys, Tasha Pauw – fabric art and collages, Vilma Fernandez – knitted clothing, hats, scarfs and gloves, Brandy Houllahan – beaded jewelry, Anna and Jay Bryant – Art Cards, Christa Kreisel-Roth – vintage jewelry and seasonal paper crafts, Frances Ellis – homemade paper bead jewelry, DeAnna Foran – B & W photography and hand knitted baby clothing, Ellen Phillips-Angeles – Kubota Garden photo postcards. Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –More Info: Click Here

Music: En Canto: Album Release Party Details: En Canto celebrates the release of their debut album Solto Por Jeri, recorded at London Bridge studios. A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature … its roots in post-colonialism, in cultural battles for class and racial equality,” Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains. “Why wouldn’t it also inspire gender-equality?”- Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, December 6th

Community: 10×10: Backstreet BazaarDetails:  Backstreet Bazaar presents our second annual 10X10, a fundraiser for Community Arts Create. Every single canvas will be on sale for only $50! Proceeds will go directly to Community Arts Create to help support its programs. There will be live music by Sebastian and the Deep Blue, as well as food and refreshments! Come early, stay late, and celebrate another year of awesome community arts engagement with us!To donate to Backstreet Bazaar and check out other amazing CAC programs, visit: http://communityartscreate.org/wordpress/–Time: 7:00pm- Where: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Art: Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar in Hillman City Day 3Details:Get a start on all your holiday gifts at this 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar: local, handmade, affordable gifts you’ll love to give (or get)! We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. For three days only: Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together in one location to keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls!-Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm –Where:Tin Umbrella Coffee: 5600 Rainier Avenue South- More Info:  here

Music: Zoe Lewis and the WolvesDetails: ZOE LEWIS and the WOLVES- world-beat grooves, vintage swing, quirky originals performed on a ton of instruments featuring Zoe Lewis-piano, uke, guitar,vocals, Julie Wolf-accordion, Kate Wolf-bass, Barb Marino-saxophone and Pam Barger-drums. Get ready for a party!-Time: 7:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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