This Weekend in South Seattle: Morningstar Cafe, Standing Rock Fundraiser, and Gear Drive for the Homeless

Saturday, November 5th

Movies: Opening Weekend: Dr. StrangeDetails: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. – Time: 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm – Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Community: Campaign for More Rain Wing DingDetails: More rain?! Yes! The Campaign is a challenge to all to donate to our campaign a set amount of $ for each eighth inch of rain that falls in Seattle between 11/5 and 12/5. Proceeds support our work to build wells in rural Somalia. The Wing Ding is a fundraiser/Campaign-Kick-Off.Key facts:*Somali feast (vegetarian-friendly!!), Surbiyaan: Lemon Garlic Chicken w/Basmati Rice in a Savory Yogurt Sauce, Cambuulo – Azuki Beans Slow-Cooked w/Butter, Yemesir Sellata – Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad w/Yogurt & Tahini, Kaabajka Iyo Karooto – Cabbage and Carrot Curry, Baasto Iyo Sugo Hilib Shiidan – Pasta Bolognese (with and without meat), Sambussas – Spicy Samosas Filled with Vegetables, Muufo – Tender Cornmeal Pancake, Mango Smoothies, Shaa – Somali Spiced Tea, Kahawa – Somali Spiced Coffee.- Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm –Where:Corner of Orcas and Rainier, Seattle – Tickets: Here

Food: Vegetarian Tamale Cooking Class Details: Due to the success of our tamale classes and the generosity of our volunteers, we able to respond to the requests to hold a vegetarian tamale class! Now is your chance to learn how to make tamales from a master tamalera! Vegetarian Tamale Class are held on select Saturdays from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. We currently have 2016 classes scheduled for November 5th. 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..– Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm–Where: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144- More Info:events@elcentrodelaraza.org

Fundraiser: 17th Annual Gear Drive for HomelessDetails: We would love for you to join us for our annual FUNdraiser party to support our annual “Survive the Streets” event for Seattle’s homeless. Yes for 17 years we have been helping the homeless and this is our first FUNdraising event. This will be our 17th year of gearing up Seattle’s homeless so they can survive the winter. We expect to serve over 300 homeless people with our pop up store in Pioneer Square on Thanksgiving day, so we hope you will come to the party and support our mission. We have lots of great items to be auctioned off (wines, vacations, restaurants and more)… so bring your check books and credit cards 🙂 We are a registered 501(c)3 so all donations are tax deductible. – Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm–Where: Mt Baker Community Club 2811 Mt Rainier Dr S Seattle, WA 98144

Theater: Indie Rock Fable Fly By Night- Details: Reboot Theatre Company follows its inaugural production, the award-winning all-female 1776, with the Seattle premiere of the off-Broadway musical FLY BY NIGHT. In this compelling indie rock-fable, set during the months leading up to New York’s 1965 blackout, Harold the hapless sandwich maker is propelled by fate and time to make a life-changing choice, proving that it sometimes takes a blackout to see the light. Harry Turpin directs with music direction by Joel Kurzynski.–Time:7:30pm-9:30pm –Where: Slate Theater: 815 Seattle Blvd S Seattle, WA 98134- More Info: info@reboottheatre.org

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: Anthony B and Born Fire BandDetails: Draped in the rich colours of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music. This artiste has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, through the release of 13 albums, over 1000 singles and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 14 years. – Time: 7:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Alex AshleyDetails: A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. –Time: 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Music: Mano MeterDetails: Mano Meter started to play music at the age of 6, learning piano, trumpet, guitar and later drums. At 13, he started playing in several bands and started to produce his own songs in different styles of music. Using the success of his album “Swinger” as a door opener in America, Mano Meter has also grooved straight into the hearts of Artist’s like Parov Stelar, Paul Kalkbrenners wife Simina Grigoriu or Alle Farben.  Together with David Gerlach, who’s kind of an wunderkind on the Piano, he has produced a song called “Polyphobia”. You’ll find a pearly, extremely fresh Groove which has already influenced dancefloors from Europe all the way to Burning Man! –Time: 9:30pm (Doors open at 9:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Sunday, November 6th

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

Food: Chef  Tarik’s Morningstar Cafe Details: Chef Tarik Abdullah’s popular brunch pop-up returns at The Royal Room! – Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm–Where: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144- More Info: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Theater: Indie Rock Fable Fly By Night- Details: Reboot Theatre Company follows its inaugural production, the award-winning all-female 1776, with the Seattle premiere of the off-Broadway musical FLY BY NIGHT. In this compelling indie rock-fable, set during the months leading up to New York’s 1965 blackout, Harold the hapless sandwich maker is propelled by fate and time to make a life-changing choice, proving that it sometimes takes a blackout to see the light. Harry Turpin directs with music direction by Joel Kurzynski.–Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm –Where: Slate Theater: 815 Seattle Blvd S Seattle, WA 98134- More Info: info@reboottheatre.org

Fundraiser: Standing Rock Frontline Fundraiser and Reportback–  Details: As things heat up for the #blacksnakekillas in Standing Rock at all of the frontline camps, solidarity is more important now than ever. Join us for an evening of stories, music, videos and more. Live Performances By: Raz Simone, Savage Family, Gabriel Teodros, Julie C, Olmeca, Suntonio Bandanaz, Black Magic Noize, Nikkita Oliver, Jamil Suleman, Poesia… Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Where: Washington Hall: 153 14th Avenue  Seattle, WA 98122

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: DigisaurusDetails: DIGISAURUS is a “future pop/rock” project from artist and producer, James Allison. Featuring some of Ohio’s best musicians and visual artists, Digisaurus is dedicated to the evolution of music and art through technology and collaboration. The collective recently released their debut EP, “No More Room for Love,” produced with Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, Mushroomhead, Michael Franti) in late 2015. Digisaurus’ new record moves through multiple musical eras-from 60’s pop to modern day funk, while dealing with the dismissal of love and conflict within the human psyche. Digisaurus has shared the stage with bands like FIDLAR, Joywave, Cayucas, Bully, and Genevieve Schatz.Time: 7:00pm- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Partita VS Serenade Details: Mozart’s immense and operatic seven movement Gran Partita for thirteen winds is paired with the lustrous Serenade for Strings by Dvorak. Composed one hundred years apart, these two masterpieces offer a rich immersion in the infinite compositional and textural possibilities of winds and strings. At the Royal Room (Sunday) and University Christian Church (Monday).- Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)- Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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