This Weekend in South Seattle: 10 Million Rays of Light, Rhapsody Jam Session, and Bubblin Brown Sugar

Friday, May 13th

Movies: Captain America:Civil WarDetails We find Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps – one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Rated PG-13– Showings: 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue :South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: Sing Your Wiggles OutDetails Don’t know what to do with your kids during that tricky time between naps and dinner? Join singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a family read and sing-along sure to carry you through! This program is a Sing With Our Kids event in partnership with KCLS. Ages 10 and younger.–Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm –Where: Skyway Library 12690 Renton Ave S 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

Music: The Bushwick Book Club Seattle: Kim Gordon’s Girl in a BandDetails: We are a group of musicians dedicated to sharing our combined passion for both music and reading with the Seattle community and beyond. With each performance, a book is chosen which is read by our talented Bushwick artists who then write original music inspired by the book they just read. The audience is encouraged to read the featured book and participate in the events as well. By producing these unique, one of a kind musical literary events we hope to increase awareness in literature and song writing, while at the same time remind people (young and old) that reading can and should be a regular part of their daily lives. –Time: (Doors open at 6:30pm) 8:00pm –Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More Info


Saturday, May 14th

Gardening: Workshop: Finding and Foraging Edible FungiDetails: Presenter Jake Harris is an enthusiastic mushroom ambassador, and loves sharing the joys of finding and eating fruiting fungus. In this 2.5 hour course we will talk for a bit about mushroom ID, how to start mushrooms at home, and how to find safe edible mushrooms in the pacific NW. For the workshop part of the course we will get our hands dirty learning about how to identify chanterelles, hedgehogs, morels, boletus and many more, and learn how to grown your own tasty wine cap, oysters, shiitakes, lions mane, shaggy mane mushrooms. We will explore mycellial networks at Beacon Food Forest, and share some time hearing about facts, habitats, uses and recipes. –Time: 10:00am- 2:30pm –Where: Beacon Food Forest Seattle, WA 98108- More Info: Here

Cooking: Margarita & Carne Asada with Nopal Salad Cooking ClassDetails: El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) has now partnered with El Quetzal Mexican Restaurant to offer a Margarita and Carne Asada Nopal Salad cooking class! Learn how to cook our favorite dishes share in our culture, in our favorite drinks and meet new people all at the same time! Class fees benefit our Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program.  Below is a list of our current class, but check back often as we will keep updating our cooking class list throughout the year at 10:00am –Where: El Centro de la Raza: 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144- More Info: Here

Community: Bubblin’ Brown SugarDetails: Confirmed Competing Teams: Franklin HS, Garfield HS, Cleveland HS, Rainier Beach HS, Highline HS, Renton HS. Confirmed Exhibition Teams: Kutt’n’Up.  Throwbacks/ Tickets $15 Advance / $20 Door –Time: (Doors Open at 3) 4:00pm –Where: Garfield High School: 400 23 Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 – More Info: Here

Community: Positive Behavior Training for Adults, Teachers and Role Models for YouthDetails: When adults actively teach, model, expect and acknowledge positive behaviors for youth, they respond: negative behaviors decrease, and overall academics improve. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is now used in over 20,000 schools and has been proven for reducing suspensions and discipline referrals, and for increasing attendance and safety in schools. EVERYONE IS WELCOME – this is for everyone who is a positive role model for youth – not just teachers!  This is a great way to help youth and direct them to positive activities and solutions and reduce youth crime at the same time –and a valuable resource for everyone.–Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Community: Georgetown Play Area RenovationDetails: We need your input! Seattle Parks and Recreation is installing new play equipment and other features at Georgetown Playfield’s play area. Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner and Sr. Landscape Architect at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall to discuss ideas about the new play equipment for your neighborhood park. We will have an open house to show design options and hear what you like the most. This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park. Georgetown Playfield play area is located at 750 Homer Street, 98108. We will have a tent at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall at 5805 Airport Way South, 98108. Funding for this park improvement is provided by Seattle Park District.–Time: 12:00pm- 2:00pm –Where: Georgetown Trailer Park Mall: 5805 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

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

Music: Electric Circus: Sly Sun Sivad (The Music of Sly Stone, Sun Ra and Miles Davis) Details: Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. – Time: 9:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info


Sunday, May 15th

Music: 10 Million Rays of Light Benefit Concert and Live Audience Video Shoot Details: To Help Save the Planet One Solar Puff at a Time-Time: 2:00pm- 11:00pm – Where: The Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) – More InfoSchedule of performers.

Music: Rhapsody Jam SessionsDetails: ATTENTION: Calling all musicians and music lovers! It’s that time of month again! Grab a friend and come on down to the Collaboratory to hang out, play some tunes, have some fun and connect with great people in your community. Bring an acoustic instrument or just yourself! No music experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Just come and listen or jump in and play. SUGGESTED $5 DONATION. ALL AGES . All proceeds go to the Community Arts Create and the Rhapsody Program. We will be selling delicious Beer and Wine to raise money for future Rapsody Programs.-Time: 6:30pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More InfoHere

Music: Bad Luck duo with Oakwood School (LA) Details Tonight the acclaimed Seattle avant jazz duo Bad Luck will perform a full-length set, followed by a masterclass where they will perform with students in Oakwood Music School (LA). This event is organized as a collaborative performance experience between Bad Luck and students in the Oakwood program that are interested in expoloring original composition and avant sound. Audience members are welcome to listen to both the musical performance and masterclass to learn how Bad Luck creates their unique band sound, and watch as student performers share the stage to improvise collectively. Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle-based musicians Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics. With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music — no small feat in the heavily trodden world of drum/saxophone duos. Their melodies, improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up, creating a band sound much larger than the sum of its parts. -Time: 8:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Info

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