This Weekend in South Seattle: Celebrate 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, Meet the Poet Laureate and Tax Help Galore

Friday, April 8th

Movies: Opening of The BossDetails: A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. Rated R– Showings: 4:20pm, 7:45pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: 31 Days of Revolutionary Women CelebrationDetails:A The South Seattle Emerald has partnered with many from around the community during the month of March to honor Women’s History Month by posting one story each day written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today. This project, with heartfelt inspiration at its core, has stirred a fervor in us and we wish to share it with you. While the party will of course celebrate this beautiful month of inspirational prose, it will also serve as a chance to coalesce around the intention that we have generated and to keep the movement going into the future. We will dance, eat, drink, make music, and create art. Most importantly, we will talk to one another about how we can continue to support the women in our lives, in our communities, and on our planet. Come make merry with your neighbors and be a part of the Revolution! Time: 7:00pm- 11:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South- More Info:  here

Community: Drop In CenterDetails:All are welcome for food, coffee, good conversation or just a dry, warm place to be. Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South

Art: Unexpected Mash-Up Craft Art ShowDetails: No Friday plans? Come down to Liberty Cafe for this Unexpected Mash-Up of craft art!  New stuff, old stuff, and a mash-up of all my work from my first show at Liberty til now that’s sure to delite.Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Liberty Cafe: 926 S 3rd St Renton WA 98057- More Info:  here

Theater: The Mis-Education of the Well-Meaning LiberalDetails: Seven stories told by six different writers examine the education system, race, gender, immigration, adoption, gentrification, and the scarcity of safe food and water. Producers invite the liberal community, activists, and educators out for a live performance of social justice inquisition. Donte Felder is a local educator who wrote and directed several stories in the show, “I think we are in a unique position to use our art to ask uncomfortable questions about the world we live in. The stories are poignant, powerful, courageous, and have the potential to resonate with many.”- Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Rainier Valley Arts Center: 3515 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: here

Music: Allison Miller’s Boom Tic BoomDetails: NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Allison has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll. $12 in advance/ $15 at the door-Time: 8:30pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, April 9th

Community: AARP Tax HelpDetails:Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents. Drop-in only; no appointment needed.–Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm –Where: 12690 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Cooking: Salvadorian Pupusa Cooking Class at El Centro de la RazaDetails:El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) offers tamale making classes and is expanding class offerings! Learn how to cook our favorite dishes, share in our culture, and meet new people all at the same time! Class fees benefit our Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program.Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: El Centro De La Raza: 2524 16th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144

Community: Get Your Taxes Done for Free @Rainier Beach Community CenterDetails: Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until April 21st. Households making under $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118

Community: Get Your Taxes Done for Free @Rainier Community CenterDetails: Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until April 21st. Households making under $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Community Center: 4600 38th Avenue S Seattle WA

Community: Get Your Taxes Done for Free @El Centro de la RazaDetails: Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until April 21st. Households making under $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: El Centro de la Raza: 2524 16th Avenue  South Seattle, WA

Theater: The Mis-Education of the Well-Meaning Liberal (Sat Show)Details: Seven stories told by six different writers examine the education system, race, gender, immigration, adoption, gentrification, and the scarcity of safe food and water. Producers invite the liberal community, activists, and educators out for a live performance of social justice inquisition. Donte Felder is a local educator who wrote and directed several stories in the show, “I think we are in a unique position to use our art to ask uncomfortable questions about the world we live in. The stories are poignant, powerful, courageous, and have the potential to resonate with many.”- Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: Rainier Valley Arts Center: 3515 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: here

Art: Waking Constellations Art ShowDetails: We are the narrative…We have a consciousness to observe our stories, recreate them, re-live them, create new ones… Each of us, a master weaver… we contribute to the collective mind that determines our future. This powerful & inspiring visual, literary, and mixed media art show features black artists, with a focus on the reclamation and celebration of “black” identity throughout the African Diaspora. * Original Art, affordable prints & accessories will be sold in direct SUPPORT of the Artists. Cash is preferred and cards are accepted for art purchases. Asè – Time: 4:30pm- 6:30pm –Where: Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts: 2915 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144- More Info: here

Art: Columbia City Gallery Artist ReceptionDetails: Students from John Muir Elementary School explore identity in this exhibit. All proceeds go towards the purchase of sketchbooks for students and basic art supplies to establish a Healing Garden at the school. CCG’s Annual Youth Exhibit is sponsored by Marsha Conn, in memory of Ruth Spector Conn, to encourage art education in the schools.Joanne Bohannon. –Time: 5:00pm- 8:00pm.

Music: Twisted GrooveDetails: Seattle’s finest in original funk. They have played three sold out shows here at The Royal Room. A band with a sound so smooth you skip a rock across its surface. They stay ready to serve the latest grooves for your musical enjoyment.- Time: 9:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, April 10th

Poetry: Meet And Greet Poet Laureate Tod MarshallDetails: For lovers of poetry, this is a not to be missed opportunity. The poet laureate is sponsored by Humanities Washington and ArtsWa, with the support of Gov. Jay Inslee. The position is funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts and Humanities Washington.Marshall, a poet and Prof. at Gonzaga Univ., is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the WA St. Book Award in 2015. Blog: wapoetlaurate.org.Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm- Where: Columbia City Library: 4721 Rainier Avenue S. Seattle WA 98118

Community: Get Your Taxes Done for Free @ Rainier Beach Community CenterDetails: Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until April 21st. Households making under $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118

Music: Zoe Lewis and the WolvesDetails: Featuring Neil Welsh, a master improviser on tenor sax, with Seattle veterans Phil Sparks, bass, and Byron Vannoy, drums. Improvisations, and music by Varner, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, and more by Steve Lacy! -Time: 5:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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