This Weekend In South Seattle: People’s Solidarity Night, Back to School Bazaar, and An Evening With Adrian Bellue & Thomas Leeb

Friday, September 2nd

Movies: Opening: The Light Between OceansDetails: In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne, a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark, in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.– Showings: 2:00pm (Sat), 4:45pm, 7:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Music: Jim O’Hallaoran Trio with Osama Afifi and D’Vonne Lewis- Details: No cover! Great food! Full Bar! Welcoming inclusive atmosphere courtesy of Felix, Ngoussou, Brigitte, and Joseph.– Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm–Where: Lake Chad Café: 1712 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98144– More Info: Here

Civics: Idle No More Decolonize Our Activism Workshop- Details: Kick off the 2nd PNW Just Transition Assembly with Dinner and a Workshop to decolonize our activism led by Sweetwater of Idle No More Washington Historically, environmentalism has focused on the experiences and goals of higher-income, white males. Today environmentalists that are looking to “diversify” the movement must put aside their own agenda, and seek to listen, learn from, and join the global movement of indigenous and communities of color. The objectives for these workshops include: *Educate non-Native allies how to work with Native Americans doing activism, *Authentic alliance building that reflects indigenous-led organizing and strategies,*Prepare participants for volunteer opportunities at Native community events,*How to support Native activism rather than perpetuating colonial systems of oppression,*Honor indigenous traditions without appropriating their cultures.– Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm–Where: SouthSide Commons: 3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118

Music: An Evening With Adrian Bellue & Thomas Leeb- Details: Adrian Bellue has shared the stage with world-renowned guitarists such as Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Craig D’Andrea and Don Alder.  He has been complimented by guitar masters such as John Doan, Thomas Leeb and Don Ross. Thomas Leeb picked up the guitar for the same reason as every thirteen-year-old boy: he wanted to meet girls. He soon fell in love with the instrument, played his first solo concert at the age of fifteen and released his first acoustic guitar album at seventeen. Leeb is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year, he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last twenty years by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. –Time: 7:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: Columbia City Theater

Music: Marie DanielleDetails: Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter based in LA influenced by storytellers. Her songs, which have been likened to a wide variety of artists from First Aid Kit to Mazzy Star to Lucinda Williams, bear that out. She brings a unique voice to what has become a mainstream genre. –Time: 11:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: Columbia City Theater

Music: The Georgetown Orbits/ The SeattlitesDetails: The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.. –Time: 8:30pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Saturday, September 3rd

Community: Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser for Kinship CaregiversDetails: Skyway’s Kinship Caregivers (folks, often grandparents, raising a relative’s child) are hosting a Car Wash & Bake Sale this Saturday, 9/3, from 10am-2pm at the RAYS Cynthia Green Family Center (12704 76th Ave S). Help raise money for a good cause, get your car sparkling clean and get some tasty treats baked with love all at the same time. – Time: 10:00am-2:00pm –Where: Cynthia A Green Family Center (12704 76th Avenue S Seattle, WA 98178) – More Info: Here

Civics and Culture: People’s Solidarity NightDetails: Music + Food + Art Vendors + You & More! ALL AGES! Local Performances by: Rogue Pinay / Kounter Balance / Do Normaal / Nikkita Oliver / Yirim Seck / Santonio Bandan of Alpha P. Free Admission. Donations Accepted. This event is part of the 2nd Annual PNW Just Transitions Assembly– Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm- Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)

Food: Latin Cooking ClassesDetails: 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 – More Info: Here


Sunday, September 4th

Music and Art: Backstreet BazaarDetails: Valley Backstreet Bazaar is back to celebrate the end of the summer. This month we’ll have a variety of Seattle artists, including music by Mario Casalini And Donormaal, as well as tacos made fresh from local chef, Tarik Abdullah! Don’t miss out on this event! – Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm– Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info: Here

Music: Nathan Breedlove – The nu Trio: The Spirits are WillingDetails: The nu Trio is a hardcore jazz unit led by twice Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Nathan Breedlove. Along with Phil Sparks (b) and Brian Kirk (d), the group formed two years ago for the purpose of spreading cultural spirit music and recently released a CD, ‘Captain of the Light Brigade’. Come join the cosmic adventure. The spirits are willing.–Time:7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)  Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Monday, September 5th

Community: Love Train Play Street- Back to School Celebration and BazaarDetails Skyway / West Angel of Hope Play Place is hosting the Love Train Play Street -Back to School Celebration & Bazaar. There will be free Backpacks, Tennis Shoe’s for the children and Informational Booths and Craft Booths. Purchase a pair of warm snuggly IFLY Pajama’s for the winter. All proceeds go to Angel of Hope Play Place. Line up at the Station!– Time:1:00pm to 8:00pm–Where: Angel of Hope Play Place and Engagement Center: Renton Avenue & 75th Ave So to So 122nd Avenue– More Info: RSVP

Civics: Take Action for Farmworker Justice on Labor Day- Details: On Monday, come to our ACTION to deliver the Petitions! Please join Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ), Got Green, and attendees of the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Just Transition Assembly to deliver over 1000 signatures to PCC – Columbia City. PCC has ignored the call to action from farmworkers in the Skagit Valley asking for their support in the #BoycottDriscolls campaign launched over 3 years ago by members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia. Food cooperatives and grocery stores all over the country are supporting the boycott – PCC needs to join them! – Time: 10:00am-11:00am–Where: Columbia City PCC, 3610 S. Edmunds St. Seattle, WA 98118.

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