This Weekend in South Seattle: Plaza Roberto Maestas Grand Opening, Treat Yourself 5K, and Morningstar Cafe

Saturday, September Oct 1st

Movies: Opening Weekend: Queen of KatweDetails:  Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.– Showings: 1:15pm (Sat and Sun), 4:15pm, 7:15pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: Plaza Roberto Maestas Grand Opening EventDetails: Please join us on Saturday October 1st, from 11 AM to 3 PM for the Grand Opening Ceremony of Plaza Roberto Maestas. Help us welcome 110 new families to Plaza Roberto Maestas and celebrate our beloved community of tenants, businesses, child development classes, volunteers, and donors. This event is free and open to the public. Food and entertainment will be provided leading up to our Grand Opening Program and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.Come be a part of history as El Centro de la Raza highlights our ongoing efforts of creating a community that embodies the values of a world free from poverty, racism, and social inequality by providing affordable housing and economic development opportunities. Street parking only day of event.- Time: 11:00pm-3:00pm –Where: 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival Street Seattle, WA 98144 (right next door to El Centro de la Raza)

Sports: Treat Yourself 5KDetails: Saturday, October 1 is the inaugural Treat Yourself 5K: A Family Fun Run Benefiting Elders, the Community and You, at Seward Park which will directly benefit Providence ElderPlace and Providence Heritage House at the Market. The event, sponsored by Premera, will include various avenues for participants to treat themselves: a healthy activity of a 5K run or walk, time with family and friends, information to encourage a healthy mind, body and soul, and treats to indulge in afterwards.At the post-race celebration enjoy treats from KIND Healthy Snacks, Cliff Bars, Street Treats, Zico Coconut Water, Dante’s Inferno Hot Dogs and Zing bars to name a few! There will also be a balloon artist and face painter so bring the whole family! Runners and walkers are $35 and kids under 12 can participate in a special 1k race free of charge!– Time: 8:30am-1:00pm–Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA  98118 – More Info: Here

Community: Fall FestivalDetails The Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Fall Festival is just around the corner! Join us for delicious food, drink, and fun for the whole family, including a hand cranked cider press, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, bake sale, balloon animals, magic show, rummage sale, and much, much more. The Fall Festival is Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. It will be held in front of the preschool, located at 1720 South Forest Street between 17th & 18th Avenue South. Come attend this free event (donations gladly accepted) to support a great community-based preschool – Time: 10:00am-2:00pm–Where: 1710 S Forest St, Seattle WA 98144– More Info: Here

Music: Jude’s Open Mic NightDetails: Singing, telling jokes, poetry, whatever your talent bring into to Open Mic Night at Jude’s!- Time: 8:00pm (Sign Up)–Where: Jude’s Old Town: 9254 57th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Culture: Meet the Author: Kai Storm-  Details: Meet local indie author, Kai Storm, and hear about her latest Urban Fiction novel, Where’s My Daddy? Based on true life events, this book is a “tell all” tale, an inside look into a deep emotional void that exists in many of us and how one person dealt with such feelings. Kai Storm is the author of six novels, including That One Voice, available in the library catalog. Alani’s Bigger Hustle, Alani’s Hustle Gets Bigger, Alani’s Hustle: La Familia, You Just Don’t Know, That One Voice, Where’s My Daddy? – Time: 12:30pm- 2:30pm –Where: Skyway Library 12690 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Music: Epic JamDetails: Deaf Spotlight is thrilled to announce another Epic Jam on October 1st featuring Cassandra “Cassie” Simmons! Hailing from Michigan, Cassie is a comedian and storyteller.Hosting the evening with his heartwarming energy and inviting audience participation is Nat Wilson. Nat is a National Theater of the Deaf Alum, storyteller, comedian, and host for festivals and events celebrating ASL and Deaf culture. Consider Epic Jam your “open stage” opportunity to share your stories and poems! Come and join us!..-Time: 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Sunday, October 2nd

Community: Valley and Mountain Morning  Morning CelebrationDetails: All are invited to our morning celebration! The 11am gathering designed to be family-friendly and multicultural/multiethnic, and it includes beautiful elements of vintage faith like communion and gospel music. (the vintage/communion pun is intended). – Time: 11:00am – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info:

Food: Morningstar BrunchDetails: Come see what nationally renowned Chef T is cooking up this week! Prepare to get there early as lines for his entrees begin forming an hour before doors open. Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118)

Community: Valley and Mountain Evening CelebrationDetails: All are invited to our weekly celebrations! Our 4pm gathering is designed to be highly participatory, creative, experimental, and radically open.) – Time: 4:00pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info:

Music: Richard Sears SextetDetails: ALTADENA presents drummer Tootie Heath – the legendary hard-bop sideman – in his most assertive and dynamic performance on record to date. Commissioned in 2013 by the Los Angeles Jazz Society, this music was composed by rising star jazz pianist Richard Sears. Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)- Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info