This Weekend in South Seattle: After Black Friday Ball & Battle, Indie First Bus Tour, and Morning Star Pop-Up

Saturday, November 26th

Movies: Opening Weekend: MoanaDetails: A sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. – Time: 1:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:30pm – Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: The After Black Friday Ball and BattleDetails: Mix/Mingle/Dance/Battle. Join us as we celebrate the ever growing Vogue, Waacking and House dance community in Seattle. Cover: $10.00 18yrs and Older. This will also serve as the first official fundraiser for the Seattle House Dance Festival (May 2017). Co Sponspred by The Family/Groundswell Art Collective/ Center for Multi Culrtural Helath (ECBP)  The Family will not tolerate: Racism, Albinism, Sexism, Ageism, Homophobia, Transphobia, White Fragility, Patriarchy, Fatphobia, Misogyny, Zenaphobia and Toxic Masculinity. We 100% support Black Womxn and Trans Womxn of Color taking up space.  We also encourage our community to help us create a safe space for all and question us if we have not created a safe space for all.  1 on 1 Battles in House, Vogue and Waacking. And don’t forget to bring it in Black! Battle information and sgin ups below.  Our special guest Judges: Ryan Davis “Father Frisco” Energi: Vogue (San Francisco), Tracey Wong: Waacking (Seattle), Devon Cady-lee: House (Seattle)  6 to 8 dancers in each style, 1 is eliminated until we get to the final 2. BATTLE BINGINS PROMTLEY AT 11:30PM. Vogue Performance: Bring it Old Way, New Way or Fem……just give us our elements (Catwalk, Duck-walk, Hands, Spin-dip and Floor). Oh and don’t for get to be ready to SLAY in your black and white ensemble! Waacking/Punking: Musicality and interpretation is key. Glam it up and bring it old Hollywood in your black and bling! House: Jack, Lofting and Footwork………give us your soul in your all black with a Pop of color street wear!- Time: 9:00pm-2:00am –Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory : 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle 98118 – More Info: danitirrell@gmail.com

Community: POC Boutique: Black Friday on Saturday EditionDetails: Welcome to the POC Boutique: The Black On Saturday Edition! We are headed into the holiday season so this will be a great time to come shop finding items at affordable prices. This is a space full of artistic beings that create, inspire, and make a variety of crafts! Be trendy, be healthy, and be happy as you step into a world of art featuring local vendors from right here in Seattle! If you are artistic, crafty, or own a local buisiness then this is the place just for you. This is the most unique boutique in the area where you can find things that will help you transition from fitting in to standing out! You will be inspired as you shop around because every item tells a story that will enrich your life. This event is open to People of Color, and Allies that support the POC Community. It is an all ages event so please feel free to invite your family, and friends. You do not have to be a Person of Color to attend the event. We are just asking our vendors to be of color.- Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm –Where: Black & Tan Hall: 5608 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle 98108

Community: Native Holiday Gift Fair (Sat)- Details: The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25th! Free admission and parking for shoppers – Time: 10:00am-4:00pm –Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center: 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 – More Info: Here

Holiday: Christmas Tree SaleDetails: Please take part in purchasing a tree for yourself or donating one to a family in need.El Centro de la Raza has been partnering with a small Latino-owned business operated by Adrain and Evencio Gonzalez, two brothers originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are dedicated craftsmen who are providing the Christmas trees with expert care in Onalaska, Washington. Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm – Where: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: elcentrodelaraza.org

Books: Indie First Bus Tour at Seward Park Third Place BooksDetails: Indies First is the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday (November 26, 2016). On a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods, independent bookstores will host authors as honorary booksellers to celebrate Indies First, to help hand sell their favorite titles, sign books, give readings, and more. Third Place Seward Park is happy to welcome Sherman Alexie and over 20+ local authors and literary notables on the 2016 Indies First Bus Tour @ Noon at  Third Place Seward Park. Free Drip coffee available all day courtesy of Raconteur- Time: 12:00pm –Where: Third Place Books Seward Park: 5041 Wilson Avenue South

Community: Holiday Pop-Up Market- Details: The Black Arts Love Mixer and Marketplace is BACK and we’re excited to be celebrating the holiday season with exciting artists and vendors and community fun. This FREE event is held with support from community partners and will feature the work of 25+ local artists and small businesses alongside a LIVE DJ, good food, a fun Sip and Paint for kids, raffle drawings and more. The first 100 guests will receive a FREE “Shop Small” tote.- Time: 11:00am-6:00pm –Where: Hing Hay Park: 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle  WA 98104

Civics: Civics Saturday Details: Join us for our second Civic Saturday – a low-key gathering that’s a civic analogue to church. Our founder Eric Liu will offer a sermon, we’ll have some music and some readings, and we’ll meet and make friends. Bring your family, bring your friends. This is a moment to gather ourselves, and gather our power. There is work to do in America. Let’s start it together. Please RSVP to this event so we can know how many folks are attending, and be sure to join the conversation by tweeting #CivicSaturday.- Time: 10:30am-12:00pm –Where: The Madrona Commons: 832 32nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 – More Info: www.MADRONACOMMONS.org

Holiday: Christmas Tree Sale (Sat)Details: Please take part in purchasing a tree for yourself or donating one to a family in need.El Centro de la Raza has been partnering with a small Latino-owned business operated by Adrain and Evencio Gonzalez, two brothers originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are dedicated craftsmen who are providing the Christmas trees with expert care in Onalaska, Washington. Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm – Where: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: elcentrodelaraza.org

Technology: 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

Teens: Study Zone (Free Drop-In Tutoring)Details: Need a place to study or get homework help? For students in grades K-12 and anyone preparing for the GED test (up to age 21). Bring study materials, worksheets, notes, practice materials, assigned reading or other instructions needed to complete your assignment. Volunteer tutors work only in a group setting, not private one-to-one sessions. For schedule information, tutor subjects and languages, visit kcls.org/studyzone.- Time: 3:00pm- 5:00pm –Where Skyway Library
12690 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178

Food: Latin Cooking Classes at El Centro de la RazaDetails: 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: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: events@elcentrodelaraza.org

Community: College Prep Workshop and Submission PartyDetails: Join us for this college prep workshop for East African youth who are seniors getting ready for college applications. Get some support and encouragement while you work! We’ll start by working on college applications, and then those that are ready will submit them and we’ll celebrate as a community. Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm – Where: New Holly Youth and Family Center: 7050 32nd Avenue S Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: ibahlam@hotmail.com

Music: The Daisy Strains Details: The Daisy Strains are a psych rock n’ roll band based in Seattle, Washington with a slacker 70’s garage rock vibe, drawing influences from UK rhythm and blues. This will be our first full length CD and Cassette release party/show. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Electric Circus: Sly Sun Sivad Details: Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. Tonight Electric Circus focuses on the music of Sly Stone, Sun Ra and Miles Davis.  –Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, November 27th

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

Music: Steve Griggs Ensemble Presents Sound in Stone Details: The Steve Griggs Ensemble will present Sound in Stone, a 50-minute program of stories and music to celebrate the birthday of Central District sculptor James Winston Washington, 2pm Sunday, November 27 at the Beacon Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.– Time: 2:00pm- 3:00pm–Where: Beacon Hill Library: 2821 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144

Food: Morning Star Brunch Pop-Up Details: We’re having a pop-up within a pop-up this week at The Royal Room with amazing local makers featuring several jewelry artists, handmade soaps, herbal tinctures and teas/elixirs, and Native handmade traditional medicines, lotions, and candles. Makers’ pop-up will start at 11 a.m. This month we are taking a moment to be thankful, give gratitude, and support our local community. We are introducing a Blue Plate special item on our menu, where $1 of each Blue Plate special sold, will go towards a hyper local charity benefiting the neighbors in South Seattle. One dollar from each Blue Plate Special enjoyed this month will go towards Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA). ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. ReWA advocates for social justice, public policy changes, and equal access to services while respecting cultural values and the right to self-determination. Our Blue Plate special changes every month, and it’s one of the ways we hope to help support our great community that surrounds us. We have an amazing menu planned for ya’ll and will be posting the new menu closer to the date. Keep your eyes peeled and make sure to invite your friends!.Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Community: Native Holiday Gift Fair (Sun)- Details: The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25th! Free admission and parking for shoppers – Time: 10:00am-4:00pm –Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center: 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 – More Info: Here

Art: Seattle Bizarre Bazaar Details: The Bizarre Bazaar is delightful art market for the strange and wonderful! A place for unique and unforgettable finds just in time for the holidays. We have brought together a bevy of brilliant artisans and makers for this event, offering everything from dapper threads and jewelry to beautiful home goods and oddities. Come get your festive fashion on and score one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your list! Come one…Come all! The Bazaar awaits!!!– Time: 1:00pm- 6:00pm–Where: Washington Hall:  3100 Airport Way S, Seattle, Washington 98134 – More Info Here

Holiday: Christmas Tree Sale (Sun)Details: Please take part in purchasing a tree for yourself or donating one to a family in need.El Centro de la Raza has been partnering with a small Latino-owned business operated by Adrain and Evencio Gonzalez, two brothers originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are dedicated craftsmen who are providing the Christmas trees with expert care in Onalaska, Washington. Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm – Where: El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info: elcentrodelaraza.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: Openhouse Details: Openhouse is a 4 piece band based in Seattle. They draw influences from folk and psychedelic rock as well as bird sounds and train noise. The band members were brought together through common interests of moovin and groovin and getting down on Tuesdays. Debut full-length album just released. Welcome to bliss.Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Evie B: Infinity Garden Details: Evie B is a funk fusion band made of Dylan Hughes, Earnie Ashwood, Riley Creighton, Scott Allan, and Eve Berrington. Join us for a poignant exploration of infinity. Explore the depths of Evie B’s symphonic side and the freestyle cycles of structured concepts. Tuck yourself into a sweater, sip a cider, and share this autumnal festival of music among friends. – Time: 7:30pm (6:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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