This Weekend In South Seattle: Costumed Cleanup, The Best Democracy Money Can By, and South African Marketplace

Saturday, Oct 22nd

Movies: Opening Weekend: Best Democracy Money Can BuyDetails: The most talked-about movie of the election season that busts the Nu Klux Klan. Follow BBC/Rolling Stone gonzo investigative reporter Greg Palast on his hunt for the berserko billionaires behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color in November.With the help of Willie Nelson and Rosario Dawson and detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Palast tracks down the secret billionaire BEHIND Donald Trump.The action goes from the Arctic where Palast gets clues from a foul-mouthed Eskimo, then on to a speed-boat to a ritzy Hamptons bash with hidden cameras—and finally a jump on the billionaire ballot rustler known as The Vulture.With Palast’s inimitable style (“funnier than Michael Moore, more substantial than Naomi Klein”—the Guardian)—and cartoons by the man who drew “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” this is not a documentary — it’s a non-fiction movie that takes you on a real-life high-stakes detective mission .Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Costumed Community CleanupDetails: Join the Hillman City Business Association and your neighbors for the 2nd annual Costumed Clean Up. A fun morning of costumes and making Hillman City shine a little bit brighter. Tin Umbrella Coffee will be supplying drip coffee to get us going. After the clean up Big Chickie will be providing a celebratory chili lunch for volunteers and there will be beer specials thanks to Slow Boat Tavern. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, spirted leaf raking and haunting trash collection. We will have some tools but please bring work gloves and a rake or witches broom if you have one to work with. This cleanup is one of a series of clean ups: Please Save November 12th for a Crossfit Clean Up hosted by Rocket CrossFit. and December 10th for a Collabratory Clean Up hosted by The Hillman City Collaboratory.- Time: 9:00am-12:00pm –Where: Big Chickie: 5520 Rainier Avenue South

Art: Power: From the Mouths of the OccupiedDetails: Join us for a panel discussion and Q & A on police brutality, bail reform and racial equity. Come be heard and learn about solutions towards a safer community and get involved with Initiative 873 for police accountability.– Time: 2:00pm–Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144. More Info: Here

Civics: Conference on Housing Justice 2016- Details: We’re vamping up our annual meeting! Come join us to listen to tenants speak about their stories in the fight for housing justice, participate in mini workshops, vote in our new Board of Directors, and enjoy a couple light meals with your fellow Washington community members!– Time: 11:00am-4:00pm–Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South. More Info: Here

Community: Flying Lion Second Year Anniversary Celebration- Details: It’s our 2nd Anniversary! Join us for the annual release of our Imperial Rye Stout, aged on Cherry and Yellow Birch!– Time: 10:00am-Midnight–Where: Flying Lion Brewery: 5041 Rainier Ave S, # 106, Seattle, Washington 98118 – More Info: Here

Community: Seward Park Audubon Center Fall Native Plant Sale (Day 1)Details: The weekend of October 22nd and 23rd is the perfect time to prepare your yard for our wintering feathered friends. In conjunction with the recent launch of National Audubon’s “Plants for Birds” campaign, Seward Park Audubon Center will be offering many varieties of locally sourced, healthy native plants for sale along with expert advice for selection, planting, and care, at its annual Fall Native Plant Sale. Native plants provide birds and other wildlife with a greater variety of food sources and shelter, and play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Having evolved within our indigenous ecosystem, native plants support the diet of native insects, native birds, and other wildlife. Upon maturity, native plants can also be easier to maintain because they are naturally suited to our climate, requiring less water and care than non-natives and ornamental plants.- Time: 10:00am-5:00pm –Where: Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.Seattle, WA 98118

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 Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Music: Carrie Newcomber – Details: Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer invites listeners to “pause the perpetual motion” of their lives with her new album, The Beautiful Not Yet (September 16, 2016). “Life is always lived between then and soon, right here and now, in the beautiful not yet,” Newcomer says. On the album and in a companion book of poems and essays, she explores how we might live more present, engaged lives, even in the face of division, uncertainty, or heartbreak. Dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, Newcomer is acclaimed for her “deep, rich alto and penchant for exquisite melodies,” both on gorgeous display on the new record. So is the deeply spiritual view of the world that grows out of her contemplative Quaker faith. “I’ve always been more intrigued by good questions than easy answers,” she says. “Questions like, what sustains and connects us? Where do we find help in hard times? When I stop and pull back the layers of distraction, what is at the very heart of my life?” Newcomer considers herself a spiritual progressive, and is a prominent voice for interfaith dialogue and social justice. Her thoughtful approach to spirituality has led to appearances on programs such as public radio’s On Being with Krista Tippet and PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. – Time: 7:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: The Kitchen RadioDetails: Kitchen Radio was Seattle’s conduit to the Jayhawks and Son Volt during the city’s 1990s grunge heyday. Their emphasis on songwriting and craft – fused with heavy grooves – set them on a path to touring and a full-length release on Glitterhouse records, Sub Pop’s European partner. Their untimely break-up in 1996 predated the deep indie-roots / alt-country scene Seattle now enjoys. They’re coming back to the Royal Room with unfinished business.-Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, October 23rd

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: www.valleyandmountain.org

Community: Seward Park Audubon Center Fall Native Plant Sale (Day 2)Details: The weekend of October 22nd and 23rd is the perfect time to prepare your yard for our wintering feathered friends. In conjunction with the recent launch of National Audubon’s “Plants for Birds” campaign, Seward Park Audubon Center will be offering many varieties of locally sourced, healthy native plants for sale along with expert advice for selection, planting, and care, at its annual Fall Native Plant Sale. Native plants provide birds and other wildlife with a greater variety of food sources and shelter, and play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Having evolved within our indigenous ecosystem, native plants support the diet of native insects, native birds, and other wildlife. Upon maturity, native plants can also be easier to maintain because they are naturally suited to our climate, requiring less water and care than non-natives and ornamental plants.- Time: 10:00am-5:00pm –Where: Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.Seattle, WA 98118

Community: South African Marketplace Details: Eclectic selection of South African food, drink, arts, crafts, gifts and more. Come for lunch and enjoy South Africa’s favorite dishes: boerie rolls, samoosas, tomato bredie with rice, bunny chow and chicken curry and roti. Your beverage selection is vast and includes Castle Lager Beer, Appletiser, Sparletta Cream Soda naming just a few. As for dessert, choose from melktert, koeksisters and malva pudding. Start your holiday shopping by choosing a unique gift item – who can resist authentic handmade African art, crafts and jewelry. Admission is free and we welcome the public to join us! A special thanks to our sponsors On Safari Foods, The British Pantry, A & B Imports and our presenting sponsor, EMIRATES AIRLINE offering twice daily service from Seattle to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm – Where: Mt. Baker Community Club: 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr S, WA 98144 – Contact Email: joy@sacca-wa.org

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: www.valleyandmountain.org

Music: Sunday Kumite Details: Sunday Kumite (meaning ‘big fight’ in Japanese) at the Columbia City Theater invites you to a jam session with some of the members of Seattle’s own Irukandji. Bring your own instruments (any kind is welcome!), no sign up is needed, just turn up and show Columbia City what you’ve got! Doors are from 7pm and the music starts at 8pm and continues on until late. FREE in the Bourbon Bar- Time: 7:00pm- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Harlequeen Nights – A Vinsantos Introspective (NOLA)Details: Underground Drag and Cabaret legend, Vinsantos brings his one man/woman show, Harlequeen Nights to Seattle for one night only. Having been on the stage for nearly 20 years, Vinsantos shares the highs and lows of his career in the Dark Arts. The show consists of live music, storytelling, short films and Drag performances. Also on the bill, local chanteusse, Mal DeFluer heats up the room.- Time: 8:30pm (doors open at 7:30pm)- Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:  http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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