This Weekend in South Seattle: Skyway Outdoor Cinema, Umoja Fest, and Campaign for More Rain

Friday, August 5th

Movies: Opening: Suicide SquadDetails: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?– Showings:1:30pm (Sat), 4:30pm, 7:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Skyway Outdoor Cinema Kickoff: Inside Out – Details: We kick off the 2016 season with the movie that hits you in ALL the feels, Inside Out! FOOD: Ezell’s Express & Full Tilt Ice Cream (+ 50¢ popcorn & $1 full-size candy at concessions). FUN: 200 Free Woodland Park Zoo passes, Balloon Twister, Sparky The Fire Dog, Trivia w/prizes, Raffle. “After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.” JOIN this event to get all the breaking news on food trucks, raffle prizes, entertainment and more as they’re announced! The preshow gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot. Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand (there is a US Bank ATM on premises, if you prefer). Movie starts at 9pm with a raffle to follow.– Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm–Where: 12610 76th Avenue S Seattle, WA– More Info: Here

Youth: Youth in Focus Summer CampDetails: BLACK & WHITE DARKROOM BASICS. In this class youth will learn the basics of both the SLR camera and darkroom. Students will do on location shooting, use 35mm film, develop and print their images using traditional darkroom techniques, and learn the basics of composition and critique. All camps will be one-week and run 9:30AM – 12:30PM each day. Youth will have the option to sign up for consecutive weeks to build on basic skills learned. Camps are held at Youth in Focus and all supplies/equipment are included in the cost ($350) and are open to youth ages 11 – 17 years old.– Time: 9:30am-12:30pm–Where: 2100 Building: 2100 24th Ave S Suite 310 Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: ashleym@youthinfocus.org

Community: Love, Power, & PurposeDetails: Inspired Child presents Love, Power & Purpose Summer: Exploring the power of our words and actions through spoken word, tap dance, art and activism. Love, Power & Purpose is comprised of a tap dance and poetry/spoken word workshops and art/activism projects. The program will culminate with an end of summer performance and the self-publishing of the Judkins Park Love, Power, and Purpose Chapbook which will feature participant’s poetry, art work, and photographs of their tap dance routines.Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm-  Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman Street

Music: Wils Blades TrioDetails: From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. He has been named “Rising Star” for organ in the Downbeat critics poll every year since 2006. Wil has been wowing audiences with groups such as “O.G.D.,” “Amendola Vs. Blades”, “Stanton Moore Trio”, “Steppin” and Billy Martin Wil Blades Duo”. In 2007 Blades released his much anticipated debut record, “Sketchy”, on Doodlin’ Records. In addition to performing with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wil has performed and recorded with Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others.  –Time: 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:  http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Saturday, August 6th

Community: Umoja Fest  SaturdayDetails: Umoja Fest brings the SOUL to Seafair! Music, Food, Culture and family fun are the main ingredients for Umoja Fest Afrciatown Festival & Parade. Held in historic Africatown-Central District home to the city’s musical legacy from jazz to hip hop the festival features 3 days of attractions including the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, three stages of live music, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament, flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, marketplace and community Resource Fair and more.– Time: 11:00am –Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington

Community: Campaign for More Rain Celebration- Details: Some of the many highlights of this event, put on by the East African Rural Development Foundation (EARDF): Food! Somali, Ethiopian, Filipino, Mexican, NYC deli, & more. Arts/Crafts/Shopping! Such as Somali textiles and beads, ceramics from a local potter, wallets & bags from WasteNotWantNot Designs, Henna (Get your hands hennaed!) Live Entertainment!- Kesan Holt, ComedySportz Improv – Hip Hop artist Zaddy Rxffin – Vocalist Sheila “Powerhouse” Patton – Somali Community Services of Seattle Dancers – Musician Dain Norman – Jewel and the Joker. The Campaign for More Rain and the Kick-Off are EARDF’s efforts to raise money in Seattle to support its well-building work in Somalia. In addition to the Kick-Off, EARDF will “challenge” Seattleites to donate a set amount of money for every quarter inch of rain that falls in Seattle between August 6th and September 20th. East African Rural Development Foundation is a Seattle-based 501 c 3 nonprofit organization (EIN 35-2338015) that builds wells in rural Somali villages, leadership skills among local Somali-Americans, and mutual understanding among Seattle’s Somali immigrant-refugee and other communities. This is a family-friendly event. – Time: 6:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA– More Info: Here

Dating: Chinese Valentine’s Day Speed Dating for Millennials – Details: Looking for a fun way to connect with other single millennials in the area? Try speed dating at the Library! In honor of the Chinese Valentine’s Day, The Seattle Public Library’s Beacon Hill Branch will host a free speed dating event. Participants will have multiple one-on-one conversations “dates” and each date will be 4 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided and Library staff will be on hand to keep things flowing.What happens next is another story – yours.– Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm–Where: Beacon Hill Library: 2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Food: Latin Cooking Classes at El Centro De La Raza Details: 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: 2524 16th Avenue South, 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- More Info: Here

Music: Tribute to the Who: Live at the LeedsDetails: In May 1970, the Who released the LP Live At Leeds. Recorded just a few months prior on Valentines Day at Leeds University, it perfectly captured an astonishing band at the very apex of their powers. The album was instantly hailed as “The Greatest Live Rock Album Ever Made.” Forty-five years later, a group of devoted musicians who grew up considering Live At Leeds as beyond-essential listening – as one of the main reasons why they wanted to make music in the first place! – now will pay loving homage to The Who and their brutal/ beautiful onslaught/ symphony. Not as an imitation act, not as a “Who Cover Band,” just as a celebration of the passion, the sense of commitment and devotion, and the pure elation of listening to and playing the music on Live At Leeds.  –Time: 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, August 7th

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: www.valleyandmountain.org

Community: Umoja Fest  SundayDetails: Umoja Fest brings the SOUL to Seafair! Music, Food, Culture and family fun are the main ingredients for Umoja Fest Afrciatown Festival & Parade. Held in historic Africatown-Central District home to the city’s musical legacy from jazz to hip hop the festival features 3 days of attractions including the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, three stages of live music, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament, flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, marketplace and community Resource Fair and more.– Time: 11:00am –Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington

Food: Morningstar CafeDetails: Now at our new home in Columbia City,Morning Star will be back with new dishes ,a great staff and our new house band @Kaffeine ! Would love to see y’all come and enjoy a morning with beautiful people! #feedthepeople #whoshungry #backinthesouthend #blackchefs #brunchonpoint- Time: 10:00am -2:00pm – Where: The Royal Room: (5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)

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: http://www.valleyandmountain.org

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Primary photo credit: Jordan Nicholson

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