This Weekend in South Seattle: Girlvolution, Square Dancing, and Ashes & Embers

Friday, April 22nd

Movies: Opening of Eye in the SkyDetails:Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. Rated R– Showings:5:00pm, 7:40pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue :South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Movies: Opening of Everybody Want SomeDetails:A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Rated R– Showings:4:30pm, 7:15pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue :South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Civics: Where Was the Emergency Then? More Than Just HeroinDetails:The emergency did not start when heroin moved to the suburbs. It started decades ago with the war on drugs. Society did not treat the crack cocaine epidemic like the public health emergency it was and is. We must now. Public health interventions cannot and must not be for only the most comparatively privileged. They must be for all. As Seattle and other cities across the country move towards a public health approach to drug addiction, it is vital that those approaches not work to the exclusion of the people and communities most deeply impacted by the war on drugs, namely, poor communities of color. Time: 11:00am- 1:00pm –Where: City Hall Downtown Park: 600 4th Avenue- 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

Movies: Ashes and Embers ScreeningDetails: ASHES AND EMBERS MAKES ITS SEATTLE BIG SCREEN DEBUT. Filmmaker Haile Gerima in Attendance. Never before released in theaters, veteran director Haile Gerima’s ASHES & EMBERS will screen on Friday. Through a new initiative known as Array Classics by ARRAY Releasing, the newly restored film has been traveling the country, making a one night stop in Seattle featuring a post-screening discussion with legendary filmmaker Haile Gerima in attendance. Gerima will take the stage with Seattle’s own Gabriel Teodros for a lively, audience driven discussion. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.Time: 7:00pm –Where: Langston Huges Performing Arts Institute: 104 17th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: here

Dancing: Square Dancing & Feast with the Rain City RamblersDetails:Join the Rain City Ramblers and Rushad Eggleston for a radical cello concert and home-cooked meal followed by a hot stepping, all ages square dance! Suggested donation $10 – $20.
Hilliard’s Beer has made their delicious tallboys available for just $3 per can–all sales go to support Community Arts Create! The meal costs $10
Time: 7:30pm-11:30pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South – More Info: here

Music: Naomi WachiraDetails: Rainier Arts Center’s 2016 Season kicks off with a concert featuring Seattle’s “Best Folk Singer,” Naomi Wachira. She’s making music inspired both by the music she discovered in America and the music she grew up with in Kenya. The daughter of a Kijabe pastor, Naomi joined the traveling family band at five years old. This explains the beautiful harmonies on her album, for as she says “In my family everyone sang and everyone knew their part. Harmony was second nature for us.”.-Time: 7:00pm –Where: Rainier Arts Center (3515 S Alaska Street, Seattle WA 98118)- More Info: Tickets

Music: Kiki Valera y Los GuajibarosDetails: Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros is a Cuban Sextet with their traditional roots tracing all the way back to Santiago de Cuba. Los Guajibaros Feature on Cuatro Kiki Valera: After 20 years of directing La Familia Valera Miranda, one of Santiago de Cuba’s most beloved son septetos, international recording artist Kiki Valera joins forces with a new line up of accomplished musicians. One of Cuba’s most creative and talented cuatristas.-Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)–Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info

Saturday, April 23rd

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

Clothing: Spring Clothing SwapDetails: Come one, come all! This event is open to all genders, all ages and all sizes! Invite your friends, especially your fashionable ones 😉 Bring the things you no longer find fun and fabulous…for someone ese will! Join us for our Spring Clothing Swap at the Collab, 12-4 pm. Bring clothing that you no longer enjoy and leave with a new wardrobe! Seriously, it’s like magic! Please bring $5-$10 dollars to donate to the Collab if you are able. Hope to see you there!Time: 12:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South- More Info: Here

Community: Teen Anime ClubDetails: Calling all anime/manga fans! Join Skyway Library’s brand new Anime Club! Watch anime, discuss manga and even do some anime inspired crafts.–Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Skyway Library: 12690 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Clothing: Spring Into Summer: Resources for ChildrenDetails: Spring into Summer is an event dedicated to assisting children and youth in our community impacted by a family member or parent’s incarceration. Children directly impacted with the loss of a family member in prison are not able to receive the same critical resources to succeed. Gather for a day of activities and resource sharing: Opportunities for scholarships to summer camps!
FREE books for summer reading! Lunch is provided! Everyone is welcome. –Time: 10:00am- Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Community: IB Community CafeDetails: The Rainier Beach High International Baccalaureate (IB) program will be hosting its April Community Café at Aki Kurose Middle School! Join us in celebrating Rainier Beach High School seniors who have recently been accepted to Colleges and Universities. A central goal of this Community Café will be to introduce the value and relevance of the IB program to all members of the Southeast Community. Ultimately, this café will inform students, parents, and IB Ambassadors of how to best prepare and support current and future IB students. All are welcome to learn! Lunch will be provided. Questions? Call James at 253-883-9548Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Aki Kurose Middle School Academy: 3928 S Graham Street Seattle, WA  98118

Poetry: The Reconcile Benefit ConcertDetails:In communities across America, we see rising racial tension, police brutality, injustices and inequality, segregation, controversies like “black lives matter” vs “all lives matter”. Phrases like “white privilege” are offensive and blacks are continually stereotyped as uneducated and dangerous, even though we elected a black president. Our response at CRYOUT is The RECONCILE benefit concert: A space where we can use speeches, poetry, rap music, songs, essays, videos, articles, dance, panel discussions etc. to dialogue. At these events we would like to reintroduce LOVE, RESPECT, FORGIVENESS and hopefully come to a place of RECONCILIATION, first to GOD, then to our fellows. Time: 6:00pm- 9:00pm –Where: 316 S 3rd Street Renton, WA 98057

Civics: Girlvolution 2016Details:Girlvolution is a Powerful Voices production that invites the community to participate in collective dialogue and restorative change facilitated by youth voice and agency Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm (Doors open at 9:30am) –Where: Rainier Vista: 4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle WA 98108

Movies: Showing of StruggleDetails:Struggle documents the return of Jim Crow voter suppression in the 2004 presidential elections – a problem which is escalating this year. After the film, you are invited to air your grievances and share ideas on how to empower voters. Doors open at 6:30pm Hot dogs, popcorn and root beer floats available for sale. Cost: $1 to $3–Time: 7:00pm- Where: New Freeway Hall: 5018 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More

Music: Margaux Live at Jude’sDetails: The amazing Margaux performs live at Jude’s! Come check out this youthful South-end musical talent at Jude’s, in beautiful Rainier Beach.Time: 8:00pm – Where: Jude’s (9252 57th Avenue)- More InfoHere

Music: Camille Bloom Pre-CD Release Concert/ CordavivaDetails: Gibson endorsed International Act, Camille Bloom has played the most premier venues in 9 different countries including Canada, The U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland and Iceland. Combining percussive guitar and a voice that can ‘purr and wail’, Camille has shared the stage with artists Smashmouth, Metric, Chris Isaak, Shawn Mullins, The Weepies, and many more. Music Connection Magazine distinguished Camille in the Top 100 Independent artists of 2012 – and her latest album made the Top 10 Indie Releases by the Los Angeles Examiner. In the last 9 years, Camille has completed over 30 national / international tours and has been added to over 250 major and college radio stations throughout the U.S. and Western Europe: She also charted on the European FAR (Freeform American Roots) Charts in 2009 with other music greats Bob Dylan & Iron & Wine. In addition to touring full time, Camille takes time out of her schedule to direct a Rock n Roll camp for kids in Seattle. Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and vivid songwriting, Camille continues to wow audiences with her high energy and intensely personal show. – Time: 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

Sunday, April 24th

Music: Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band Western Music Association’s GROUP OF THE YEARDetails: Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band is a fresh and rare female western music trio.  A rich harmonic tapestry draws audiences into a Horse Crazy performance.  The sprit of the contemporary West comes alive with their unique, soothing harmonies.  The music itself is varied with original compositions that offer a refreshing addition to the classics.  Heart-strings are plucked by the finger-picking folk arrangements and audiences toes rap in time with beloved traditional western swing selections.  Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band has created an unmistakable sound missed with stories steeped in traditional campfire heritage, and is leaving an indelible mark on the frontier of Western Music. $15 at door, $12 advance sales -Time: 8:00pm- 10:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Info Here

Music: PRYO (Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra) -Time: 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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