This Weekend in South Seattle: Back 2 School Bash, Columbia City Blues Festival, Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and Morningstar Cafe

Friday, August 19th

Movies: Florence Foster JenkinsDetails: This film tells the inspirational true story of a New York heiress, Florence, who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.Showings:1:30pm (Sat), 4:15pm, 7:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Movies: Skyway Outdoor Cinema: Jurassic World- Details: For our third film, we explore what happens when folks just don’t learn from their mistakes the first, second or even third time with Jurassic World (seriously, super dangerous giant dinosaur predators behind glass in an isolated area filled with tiny, tasty human tourists? WHAT COULD GO WRONG). FOOD: Maximus / Minimus & Full Tilt Ice Cream. FUN: Selfies with a T-Rex, Trivia. “A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction – a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine – escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.” 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

Art: Put the Art in the Park Finale ShowDetails: Please come out and celebrate the children’s and families and Judkins Park. There will be food, fun activities and our a Finale Poetry and Tap Performance by participants in the Put the Art in the Parks Summer Program: Love, Power, and Purpose!!.– Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm–Where: Judkins Park (1119 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)

Youth: 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 (1119 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)

Community: Southeast Seattle Economic Opportunity Center Community GatheringDetails: Join us for our first Southeast Seattle Economic Opportunity Center (SEEOC) community meeting. The Opportunity Center, to be located at the intersection of Othello and MLK, will integrate business, employment, housing, and education and support services in a single site adjacent to the Othello Transit Station. The objective of the center is to make Southeast Seattle affordable for community organizations, businesses, and families and function as a higher education/training facility.All Southeast Seattle community organizations, businesses, and members are encouraged to provide input in regard to program design and components of the SEEOC. We hope you will attend and share this event with your colleagues and fellow community members in Southeast Seattle.– Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm-  Where: Ethiopian Community Center (8323 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA)

Food: Summer Meals at Skyway LibraryDetails: Summer meals for kids and teens served in the Skyway Library meeting room. Free, no registration required. Jointly sponsored by KCLS and United Way.– Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm-  Where: Skyway Library: (12690 Renton Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98178)

Community: Project S.A.A.Y.V. Youth ProgramDetails: Every first and third Friday, bring your talent, win prizes and enjoy free food. These regular events are open to all youth with an emphasis on building up youth through age-appropriate activities – positive music, spoken word, arts and sports activities. Project South the Alert Against Youth Violence (S.A.A.Y.V.)’s mission is to unite the community in a social change agenda by taking a stand against youth violence in our community.– Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm- Where: New Birth Ministries: 12643 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Music: Columbia City Blues Festival- Night 1Details: The first night of the Columbia City Blues Festival will feature two sets: Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues (in his time) Acoustic delta blues from Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines, Son House and Charlie Patton  –Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:


Saturday, August 20th

Music: 2016 Houser Music FestivalDetails: The Emergency Feeding Program is a local non-profit organization that provides a nutritional response to people in need of immediate food assistance. By working to feed families, our goal is to ensure that no one will have to go hungry tonight. In 2014, with the support from our partners, we provided over 450,000 meals to local families and individuals in King County. Our hope is to partner with your organization to make 2016 our biggest year yet. The Houser Music Festival has become one of the premier summer events in the Renton Area. The 2016 performance line up is headlined by R&B super group Tony! Toni! Tone! and features live performances by some of Seattle’s most prominent artists. Among them are Draze, Mycle Wastman, Tiffany Wilson, Michael Powers, Black Stax, Zach Bruce, Brandon Willis, Surround Sound and Josephine Howell.The 2nd Annual Houser Music Festival will feature food trucks, vendors, and some of the most prominent musicians, DJ’s and performers in the Northwest. We are inviting you to join us for this amazing community building experience that draws music lovers from across the State. Good people, good music, and a great cause..– Time: 11:00am-8:00pm –Where: The Emergency Feeding Program: 851 Houser Way N Ste A, Renton, Washington 98057

Sports: Emerald City Open Water Swim- Details: Choose between a half mile, one mile, or both! Register online, in person, or by mail by downloading and printing the entry form. Registration cost varies by the number of races you participate in and your age. Special pricing if you register early, and for both races!– Time: 9:00am-12:00pm –Where: Seward Park: 5898 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118– More Info: Here

Community: Free Auto Leaks WorkshopDetails: Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices. Free Auto Leaks Workshops. Participate in our free Auto Leaks Workshop and learn from a Certified Automotive Instructor. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them, and get a free Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit.– Time: 9:00am-1:00pm–Where:South Seattle College: 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106 – More Info: Here

Food: Seafood Ceviche Cooking ClassDetails: Learn how to cook Ceviche in this Cooking Class at El Centro de la Raza. A staple in coastal areas in South America and popular internationally, this fresh dish will leave you wanting more. The varieties of ceviche are endless! Come learn how to make ceviche, guacamole, and various dipping devices. A special beverage also awaits you!– Time: 10:00am-12:30pm–Where: 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144

Community: Beacon 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: Beacon Food Forest S Dakota St & 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 – To Register:

Community: Back 2 School BashDetails: Come to our annual neighborhood-wide event to celebrate the start of the new school year! Free backpacks, Free school supplies, Free resources, Community fun!  Come join us and get ready for a great school year! – Time: 11:00am-4:00pm–Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98118 – To Register:

Community: Duwamish River Festival Details: You are invited to the 10th Anniversary of the Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Río Duwamish! Join us in a celebration of our river and our communities! The event includes music and dance performances from a diverse range of cultures, boat and kayak tours of the Duwamish River, interactive educational booths, art activities, free local food (until supplies run out), family friendly activities, and MORE!– Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm–Where: Duwamish Waterway Park 7900 10th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108– Contact:

Community: South Rose Street BeautificationDetails: Join RB:ABSPY community partners and our veteran service partners — the Wounded War Project and Mission Continues — for a community work party to: Pick-up litter & clean-out storm drains, spruce up the Metro Bus Shelter Mini Park, build planter boxes for small business owners and more!! Breakfast refreshments and tools will be provided. Time: 9:00am-12:00pm–Where: Ethiopian Community Center 8323 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98118 – To Register: Barb Biondo

Music: Columbia City Blues Festival – Night 2Details: Robert Johnson and the Great Migration in America Classic electric blues in Chicago and beyond (Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and more!)“& The Blues”: Featuring the music of PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Duke Ellington. Singers include MusicBox (aka Ayesha Brooks), Katie Jacobson and Darren Loucas. – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:


Sunday, August 21st

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:

Food: Morningstar BrunchDetails: The mission:to feed the people,the crew is back at it next sunday! As a bonus, mobile farm stand ROAR (roots of all roads) where chef Tarik Abdullah purchases some of his produce will be setup outside selling locally sourced and grown produce as well as poetry showcase hosted by Nikkita Oliver! Stop on by and we’ll see yall soon!– Time: 10:00am-2:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 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:

Music: Columbia City Blues Festival – Night 3Details: The third night of the Columbia City Blues Festival will feature three sets: Robert Johnson Across the Pond- The blues invades the UK. The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, etc. The Blues in New Orleans (The legacy of Allan Toussaint) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info

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