This Weekend In South Seattle: Celebration of Rainier Beach’s King and Queen, Beacon Hill Fesitival, and SIFF Comes to Columbia City

Saturday, June 4th

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: Insatiable: Sam Choy’s Poké to the Max Details Poké is a Hawaiian fish dish known around the world thanks to the “Godfather of Poké,” Food Network chef Sam Choy, who was born to a family of cooks and turned his passion into a craze that is about to take over Seattle with a wave of food trucks. World Premiere.Enjoy the true taste of Hawaii from Choy’s Poké to the Max food truck at the screening!– Showings: 1:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: The Pretty Ones Details 24-year-old filmmaker Melisa Liebenthal gathers her friends to reflect on modern societal pressures concerning beauty, friendship, and their uncomfortable relationships with their appearance and sexuality—especially in the age of selfies and social media. – Showings: 3:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: Ovarian Psychos Details The Ovarian Psychos Cycle Brigade, a new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles, confront the violence in their lives, redefine identity, and build community by putting their feminist ideals in motion with raucous, irreverent activism. – Showings: 8:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: We Are XDetails Hugely influential in Japan, but relatively unknown in the U.S., flamboyant hard rock band X Japan ignited a musical revolution in the late ’80s, known as Visual-Kei, before ending in a tragedy-fueled split. Now enigmatic leader Yoshiki is staging a comeback. – Showings: 8:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Media: Press for the People: A Grassroots Media WorkshopDetail: Participants will learn how to generate story ideas, identify and interview sources, navigate and pitch to local media, produce multi-media photo, audio, and video stories, and connect with local editors with whom they can pitch future story ideas. They’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a Seattle Channel video storytelling booth to share their perspective on current local challenges and opportunities. The day will close with an open reception for reporters, editors, civic leaders, local residents, and friends to join in networking and a headshot photo booth. Coffee bar and lunch provided! What to bring: Your story of coming to Seattle and story ideas for editors at hosting media outlets. Cost: $40 or pay what you can. Purchase an $50 All-Access June Workshop Pass, and attend an additional media skills training on June 23. –Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm –Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: 4408 Delridge Way, Southwest Seattle 98106 – More Info:  here

Community: Rainier Beach Report Card PresentationDetails: You are invited to engage with University of Washington Sociology undergraduates in a presentation of the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Report Card [Phase 1]. There has been a lot of positive changes and significant progress made in Rainier Beach in the last few years. To name just a few, crime has decreased, student achievement has increased, public facilities and some businesses have been renovated, community engagement programs have been more visible, and public art continues to expand.So how is Rainier Beach doing? Rainier Beach Action Coalition has requested UW to develop a Rainier Beach Neighborhood Report Card in order to report on progress and direct problem solving efforts towards specific goals or standards. The last few months, UW students have been working on Phase 1 of the neighborhood report card. They will present Rainier Beach’s progress in 5 place-based areas that contribute to the health and safety of Rainier Beach: Look, Feel, Safety, Parks and Open Spaces, and Getting Around. The recommendations from this report card will further inform RBAC in their calls to action focused on improving neighborhood health and safety. Please join us to discuss the findings.–Time: 11:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Urban Impact Seattle: 7728 Rainier Avenue South

Community: Dedication Ceremony for the King and Queen of Rainier BeachDetails: Come join Mayor Ed Murray, the Rainier Beach Merchants Association , Seattle Police Department Denise “Cookie” Bouldin, Office of Arts & Culture Seattle director, Randy Engstrom and artist Peter Reiquam for the dedication of The King and Queen of Rainier Beach, a sculpture inspired by Seattle Police Detective, Denise “Cookie” Bouldin and the chess clubs she has organized throughout the Rainier Beach community for over a decade. The sculpture was created as part of SDOT’s Safe Routes to School project at Rainier Ave S and 51st Ave S. This event is part of the Rainier Beach Block Party featuring music, chess games, food and other activities celebrating spring in Rainier Beach.–Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm –Where: 9201 Rainier Ave. S at the intersection of Rainier Ave. S, 51st Ave. S and Barton Place S. just south of the Rainier Beach Branch of The Seattle Public Library and across the street from King Donuts Seattle More Info: Here

Community: Beacon Hill FestivalDetails: Beacon Arts is pleased to partner with the Jefferson Advisory Council to present the 27th Beacon Hill Festival! This event has something for the whole family. Music, acrobatics, food, bouncy houses, community information, and vendors! Proceeds from this event go to Jefferson Community Center Scholarship Fund. Beacon Arts will be there with an all ages pop up art project. Stop by and create!–Time: 11:00am- 4:00pm –Where: 3801 Beacon Avenue South- More Info: here

Open Mic: Rainier Beach Has Talent: Open Mic at Jude’sDetails: It’s baaaack! 1st & 3rd Saturdays at Jude’s is open mic night. Sing, dance, tell jokes, read poetry, just bring your talents to the stage. You can’t drop the mic without getting on the mic first–Time: 8:30pm –Where: 9252 57th Avenue South

Open Mic

Music: Rockin Teenage Combo/ Maurice and His Thing-Details: Rockin’ Teenage Combo has been known for many years as a Jazz/Funk group with heavy use of odd-time signature grooves and convoluted arrangements. Nowadays, with band members scattered around the state, rehearsals are rare and so more and more they are required to call upon their skills in improvisation. As a result, things have become more streamlined with an emphasis on FUNK. Each member has a certain area of expertise as well. Dara is exploring the world of Flying Lotus, utilizing her mastery of chord voicings and texture to bring sexy back. PK is channeling his longtime devotion to Bootsy and holding grooves down, while paying tribute to Jaco by bringing fretless bass into the mix. Olli has been playing a lot of old-school Soul feels for years now, bringing to it his usual unusual perspective and fresh approaches to time-honored traditions. Expect a set of familiar grooves and brand-new sounds propelled by a band that’s been playing together for over twenty years now. – Time: 9:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, June 5th

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival Films4Families:OddballDetails When a wild penguin sanctuary is threatened by hungry foxes, their only chance for survival might be an eccentric chicken farmer and his mischievous sheep dog in this Down Under family delight. Recommended for ages 5+ (mild language and doggy mayhem).. – Showings: 1:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: We Are XDetails Hugely influential in Japan, but relatively unknown in the U.S., flamboyant hard rock band X Japan ignited a musical revolution in the late ’80s, known as Visual-Kei, before ending in a tragedy-fueled split. Now enigmatic leader Yoshiki is staging a comeback. – Showings: 8:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Music: The Beaconettes Present: Beehives in Bloom-Details:The Beaconettes sing original lyrics to familiar tunes in four-part harmony. Look for us in full beehivery at events such as Columbia City BeatWalk, the NW Folklife Festival and the Great Figgy Pudding Street-Corner Caroling Contest.  -Time: 4:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Art: June Backstreet BazaarDetails: The Funk Agency will be bringin down the house as this months musical feature, hailing from Olympia as one of the funkiest and grooviest local acts around. Check out their music to prepare for a fun night of dancing and hollerin:https://soundcloud.com/funkagency. Our resident celebrity chef aka A Dj and A Cook aka the amazing Tarik Abdullah will be serving up delicious tacos, and our wonderful bartenders Whitney and Julian will be providing refreshments! Stop by for first Sunday this June!Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)

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