This Weekend in South Seattle: Beacon Hill Block Party, Prince Sing-Along, and Hillman City Cleanup

Saturday, June 18th

Movies: Opening Weekend: Central IntelligenceDetails The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of former “big man on campus,” Calvin, now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count.– Showings: 1:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Opening Weekend: Finding Dory Details Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory, who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin and Nemo. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom and dad, Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank, a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey, a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.– Showings: 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Hillman City Community CleanupDetails Hi neighbors, it’s time for another Hillman City cleanup, Saturday June 18th! Please join us & help us spread the word! Clean streets are a simple, direct way to make a difference (even reduce crime) in our neighborhood, all while having fun meeting neighbors, business owners + making new friends. (check it out: http://www.economist.com/node/12630201). We’ll focus on the area SOUTH of Orcas Street, picking up litter & weeding treewells as we go with the goal to clean & pick-up all the way to Graham S. – Time: 9am-11am Where: Tin Umbrella Coffee (corner of S Findlay & Rainier Avenue)

Community: Beacon Hill Block PartyDetail: Join us Saturday, June 18th for the 2016 Block Party at The Station, the annual hiphop music and arts festival hosted by The Station cafe on Beacon Hill! The festival showcases and celebrates South Seattle’s diverse creative community and provides a stage for local hiphop artists, a group largely underrepresented at other Northwest music festivals. For the 2016 Block Party at The Station we are partnering with Got Green, as well as Beacon Arts who will curate a visual arts alley featuring work for sale by local artists!-Time: 12:00pm- 8:00pm –Where: The Station (2533 16th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144)

Sports: Renton Ravens vs Cowlitz County CobrasDetails: Come on out and watch the battle for first place in the division. Raven fans, you know how we do, bring your voices and enthusiasm. “WE ALL WE GOT”!!- Time: 5:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach High School: 8815 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Community: 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: Deadhorse Canyon Lakeridge Parke: 10201 Holyoke Way S, Seattle, WA 98178

Nature: Beacon Hill 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 St & 16th Avenue S, Seattle. WA 98108

Community: Annual Rhododendron Deadheading Volunteer Work PartyDetails: This is a great once-a-year community event in Rainier Beach! Depending on the timing of 2016’s bloom cycle, we will learn and practice a fun horticultural skill—carefully removing the spent rhododendron flowers! This is a rain or shine event. Dress warmly in layers, bring your raingear, hat and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves are provided, but you may bring your favorite handtool(s). Bring your water bottle. Granola bars will be available.–Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm –Where: Kubota Garden: 9817 55th Ave. S

Movies: African American Film Series: Purple Rain Sing-AlongDetails: Please join us for a very special screening of “Purple Rain”, starring one of the most legendary icons of our time. To celebrate Prince’s life, music, and influence, we invite you to don some lace and ruffles and sing along to one of the greatest cult classics ever made! Prince stars as the Kid, a Minneapolis musician on the rise trying to escape a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with the captivating singer, Apollonia. But another musician, Morris, is looking to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl. Rated R – Restricted This movie is part of the Library’s African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience.–Time: 3:00pm- 5:30pm –Where: Douglas Truth Library: 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA  98122- More Info: Here

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 Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98178- More Info: Here

Music: The Cumbieros-Details: The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!. – Time: 10:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, June 19th

Music: HONK! Fest West Wrap PartyDetails: HONK! festivals are a different sort of music festival. These festivals are part of a global renaissance of community street band culture providing music by the people for the people.We at HONK! Fest West are thrilled to be a local mainstay of this musical renaissance. HONK! Fest West 2016’s mission is to celebrate community music in the public spaces of Seattle with free fanfare performances representing diverse musical influences. Like all HONK! festivals, HONK! Fest West is family friendly and always free to the public.-Time:7:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) and other venues around Columbia City- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Community: Valley and Mountain Afternoon CelebrationDetails: Valley & Mountain welcomes all to our interactive services that incorporate the arts, contemplative practices, fellowship, and social justice. – Time:7:00pm-10:00pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info: http://www.valleyandmountain.org

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