This Weekend in South Seattle

Friday, April 15th

Movies: Opening of Barbershop: The Next CutDetails: It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew, including Eddie, are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood. Rated PG-13– Showings:1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue :South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Project S.A.A.Y.VDetails: Every first and third Friday, bring your talent, win prizes and enjoy free food. These regular events are open to all youth with an emphasis on building up youth through age-appropriate activities – positive music, spoken word, arts and sports activities. Project South the Alert Against Youth Violence (S.A.A.Y.V.)’s mission is to unite the community in a social change agenda by taking a stand against youth violence in our community.–Time: 7:00pm- 9:30pm –Where: New Birth Ministries: 12643 Renton Avenue South Seattle, WA 98178- 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

Community: Disaster Skills: Basic AidDetails: Learn how to care for and respond to injuries after a major disaster when 9-1-1 is overwhelmed or unavailable. This session provides practice on how to recognize and treat life-threatening conditions, how to conduct a patient assessment and how to creatively use household items as first aid materials. **Course does not meet requirements for first aid certification. Registration for this session is required. – Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm –Where: Jefferson Community Center: 3801 Beacon Avenue S Seattle, WA 98144- More Info: here

Music: Nolatet ft. Mike DillonDetails: When music is truly happening, it is the boss. When music is kinetic and meaningful, it has it’s own agenda. When music is meant to be played, the music itself will find a way. This is how the Nolatet came into being; the music demanded it. These four men have been in each other’s lives, either in close proximity or as distant heroes for many years. Johnny Vidacovich (drums) and James Singleton (upright bass) have been New Orleans’ best rhythm section since 1977. Mike Dillon (vibes and percussion) and Brian Haas (piano) have been sharing co-bills and sitting in with each other’s bands on the same touring circuit for over 20 years. They span four decades in age—Vidacovich is in his 70s, Singleton in his 60s, Dillon in his 50s and Haas in his 40s. All four musicians are fiercely independent iconoclasts and bandleaders who compose, play and navigate their musical lives in their own unique way.-Time: 8:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, April 16th

Community: One-on-One Computer HelpDetails: Have computer or software questions? Get help from KCLS volunteers with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources. You may bring your own laptop, but volunteers cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance..–Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Skyway Library: 12690 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Gardening: Edible Neighborhood Workshop & Plant SaleDetails: An Edible Neighborhood looks at a city or suburban block as a continuous edible landscape. During workshop from 10-12pm, we will cover the basics: introductions, plant lists for various sites, create neighborhood asset map, and agreements, and then walk the neighborhood with residents to discuss potential continuous edible landscaping ideas. From 12-3pm we will have edible veggies, herbs, berries, natives, trees, vines, flowers, and other fun plants for sale. The host site is a Rainwise project site so visitors can also see a cistern installation. Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a notepad and pen, pictures of your yard and if possible a schematic base plan of layout. Free consultation at the plant sale! –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: 11439 71st Place South Seattle, WA 98178- More Info: Here

Community: Rainier Beach Volunteer Appreciation PotluckDetails: It’s officially National Volunteer Week! In celebration of all our amazing, vibrant, and generous volunteers we are throwing a Volunteer Appreciation Potluck THIS Saturday. Nothing says thank you like good food and kickball, so come join us for a party in the park. Family, friends, and sunshine are all welcome. We’ll provide something to throw on the grill but feel free to bring a dish to share! Kickball, facepainting, games, and arts & crafts will all be available.Time: 3:30pm- 6:30pm –Where: Rainier Playfield: 3700 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118

Cleanup: Friends of Deadhorse Canyon Cleanup PartyDetails: 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. 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.–Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm –Where: Lakeridge Park: 10201 Holyoke Way South Seattle, WA 98178

Community: KCFD20 Strategic Planning WorkshopDetails:Join the members of Skyway Fire Department at our Fire Training Center for a Strategic Workshop. Help us set priorities, strengthen operations and work towards common goals. We will explore who we are, who we serve, what we do and why we do it.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: King County Fire District # 20 12417 76th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178

Community: Beacon Food Forest Work PartyDetails: Work Parties at the Beacon Food Forest are family friendly events with volunteers of every age engaging in a huge variety of tasks. All ages and skill levels are welcomed!–Time: 9:45am- 2:15pm –Where: S Dakota Street & 16th Avenue Seattle, WA 98108

Health: Wellness: It’s a Family AffairDetails: This event is being brought to you by: Cierra Sisters, Health Disparities Center at Fred Hutch, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Vaccine Trials Unit, a program of Fred Hutch.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118

Cooking: Latin 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

Taxes: 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: April Pools DayDetails:  A free event taking place to promote water safety and family fun Children under 6 and under 4 feet must have an adult in the water with them–Time: 10:30am- 12:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118- More Info: Dee.england@seattle.gov

Taxes: 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

Taxes: 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

Music: Ray Skjelbred’s Yeti ChasersDetails: Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl “Fatha” Hines. His “Yeti Chasers” play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920’s and 30’s. “He plays so good it scares me.” – Jess Stacy- Time: 5:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, April 17th

Music: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons CD Listening/ Birthday PartyDetails:For those who weren’t able to attend Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons’ album release concert at Empty Sea Studios, here’s a chance to hear their new album while also celebrating Ben Hunter’s birthday! This is an all ages concert, BYOB. -Time: 7:00pm – Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More InfoHereTa

Taxes: 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: Steven Lugerner’s JACKNIFE ft. Larry WillisDetails: For the last year and a half, San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner has been digging into the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, Lugerner’s hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. The group has completed work on an album, The Music of Jackie McLean, slated for release on April 22 by Primary Records, and will be touring the West Coast next month with special guest Larry Willis, the virtuoso pianist and former McLean sideman. Exploring tunes from McLean’s seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums Jacknife, It’s Time, Let Freedom Ring, and New Soil, the new album brings together a formidable cast of rising talent, including trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, bassist Garret Lang and drummer Michael Mitchell, all of whom will be on the April 17th performance. -Time: 8:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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