This Weekend in South Seattle: Beatwalk, TUF Fest, and Youth Speaks Send Off

Saturday, July 9th

Movies: Opening Weekend: The Secret Life of Pets- Details: A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.– Showings: 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Civics: CIRCC Candidates ForumDetails Come meet your future representatives! Ask questions and be informed! FREE EVENT. 43rd District Candidates, Congressional District 9 Candidates, and Congressional District 7 Candidates will be in attendance.– Time: 10:30am-4:00pm–Where: Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle: 1528 Valentine Pl South Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: Here

Children: Story Time with Coco LaSwishDetails: Join Reagan Jackson, author of the Coco LaSwish series for story time at the new Third Place Books in Seward Park. Reagan will be reading both books as well as some of her favorite children’s stories. All ages welcome.– Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Where: Third Place Books Seward Park: 5041 Wilson Avenue, Seattle WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Civics: No Peace Until There is Justice Detail: The police are gunning down our people left and right, we see Alton Sterling then the same night Philando Castile making 136 black men killed by police this year. We must make solutions ourselves, otherwise we will continue to be victimized by this white supremacist government and the modern day legionaries. #acab #ftp”this is not sponsored by Seattle Public Libraries”-Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm –Where: Beacon Hill Branch Library: 2821 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: Here

Community: CARW Workshop: White Queers and Allies Against Police ExpansionDetails: The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) is holding a public workshop geared towards white queers and allies that want to deepen their involvement in the campaign to stop the City’s proposed building of the $160 million police precinct and to deny the proposal to hire two hundred new police officers. We will review histories of why we work for racial justice as well as a detailed outline of the current campaign. All participants will have a way to plug in and take action. Everyone is welcome.This training will include: An introduction to CARW and review anti-racism 101, Analysis building for this political moment & the anti-police bunker campaign –Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Southside Commons: 3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118- Tickets: Here

Civics: The Chinese Black Racial Divide: Peter Liang and Police BrutalityDetails: Join us for a discussion regarding NYPD Police Officer Peter Liang, police brutality and racism within the Chinese American experience. How does Chinese American history help define our relationship to racism? What is the Chinese American experience with police brutality? How do we deal with anti-blackneses in the Chinese community? Cantonese, Mandarin, English. Light snacks. Wheelchair accessible –Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: Bethany United Church of Christ: 6230 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108 – More Info: Here

Community: TUF FestDetails: TUF invites you to the very first TUFFEST: A celebration of visual art, performance, and education with a goal of uplifting, expanding, and celebrating the female, non-binary, and trans electronic music community. TUFFEST is funded by the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, and is partnering with Northwest African American Museum which is a TUF Workshops location! This all-ages event is free and open to the public! Judkins Park will be filled with visual art installations, musical performances, workshops, and TUF talks. –Time: 11:30am- 10:00pm –Where: Judkins Park Seattle- More Info: Here

Food: Latin Cooking Classes at El Centro De La RazaDetails: Class will begin promptly at 10:00 AM in the kitchen at El Centro de la Raza. All cooking supplies and ingredients will be provided, but please bring your own apron. The class focuses on the traditional preparation of authentic traditional latin dishes. The dishes are prepared in the handmade and traditional fashion using cultural ingredients. No substitutions can be made, but after the class we can provide an alternate vegetarian recipe upon request. We look forward to meeting you!–Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm –Where: Skyway Library: 2524  16th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Community: Georgetown Steam Plant Open House and ToursDetails: Take a tour through this unique National Historic Landmark as built in 1906 by renowned construction and efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth (subject of the book and movie, Cheaper by the Dozen).Free guided tours lead you through the many special aspects of the plant, weaving in pertinent Seattle history.–Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: Georgetown Steam Plant: 13th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108

Art: Artpalooza Details: DASSdance’s ARTpalooza will be a NEW 1 day free public event promoting friendly conversations through the excitement and stimulation of diverse voices from the performing and visual arts. DASSdancers and other dance companies ranging from Hip Hop to Tap to Ballet together with local music and fantastic visual artists will showcase their talent on stage and display their work on ARTcubes set around the park. ARTpalooza is LOCAL ART excitement for ALL ages!–Time: 12:00pm- 6:00pm –Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way S Seattle, WA 98144

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

Music: Mixed BagDetails: Mixed Bag is a comedy-and-music variety show featuring live music from The Drop Shadows, starring acclaimed local actors Hannah Schnabel, Matthew Kelsey, and Chris Walker. Cheap Wine & Poetry’s Jeanine Walker hosts.  –Time: 7:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Sunday, July 10th

Community: Valley and Mountain Morning CelebrationDetails: Valley & Mountain welcomes all to our interactive services that incorporate the arts, contemplative practices, fellowship, and social justice. – Time: 11:00am*12:00pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info:

Community: WOW: Who Will PrayDetails: Our community and our nation is in very serious need of healing and hope! We urgently need to reach a power beyond ourselves to make change take place in our society. Especially for our Black Men, Boys and Law Enforcement. Join us in the spirit of Love, Light and Liberation to pray. When women get together and pray, the earth will move. – Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm – Where: Seward Park (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info: Here

Poetry: Youth Speaks BNV Team Sendoff:  Show & July Open MicDetails: Youth Speaks 1st Sunday Open Mic & SEND OFF SHOW @ the Station Cafe6:00pm Sign Up for Open Mics 6:30. FREE! All Ages & Open to ALL! Featuring the 2016 Youth Speaks Seattle Brave New Voices Team: Azura Tyabji, Carlynn Newhouse, Ana Walker, Violet Seboulisa, Alex Ned – Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm – Where: The Station (2533 16th Avenue S, Seattle Washington 98144)- More Info: Here

Music: Columbia City BeatwalkDetails: Join us for the July installment of Beatwalk 2016! DJ In the Alley – DJ 3J Million, Youth Initiative Showcase early at the Royal Room and later Zony Mash! Dubcar at The Hummingbird, Low-Hums at Lottie’s, Reggae band (Lamar) on the street, Duo Finelli at Full Tilt, The Beaconettes at the Columbia City Gallery, Savani at Tuttabella, Unicorn head guy on the street! And much more! Join in on the fun and bring down friends and family for the only free and fabulous summer music series in Seattle!.-Time:6:00pm- 10:00pm – Where: Columbia City

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: 4:30pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info:

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