This Weekend In South Seattle: Beacon Hill Block Party, Seward Park After Dark, and Juneteenth

Friday, June 16th

Movies: Opening: All Eyez On Me (The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur)Details: “All Eyez On Me” tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.– Showings: 12:15pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Celebrate Juneteenth – Details: Juneteenth commemorates the true ending of slavery in the United States. June 19, 1865: Union soldiers under the leadership of Major General Gordan Granger arrived in Galveston and notified those still under the yoke of slavery that they were free. Two years after the singing of the Emancipation Proclamation. They’ll be performances, food, games, prizes, Community Resource Fair – Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm–Where:Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Avenue South  

Community: Seward Park After Dark – Details: Celebrate #Birds and support a great cause at our first-ever Seward Park After Dark fundraising event! Join us for a magical evening featuring delicious eats from Skillet Food Truck, close encounters with live raptors, and guided hikes of the park by nightfall. All proceeds from this fun event will benefit Audubon and the conservation and educational work they do to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in our state. It’s up to all of us to create a healthy future for our birds, the environment, and future generations. Help us raise the essential funds needed to make a difference for birds in Washington by joining us on June 16th at Seward Park.. – Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm–Where: Seward Park Audubon Center (5902 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118)  – Tickets: Here

Community: Beacon Hill Mobile Customer Service Center – Details: The Mobile Customer Service Center helps the City of Seattle engage communities, conduct outreach and provide services to currently underserved neighborhoods. Mobile customer service representatives: Provide information and referrals to City and human services, Enter online service requests, Issue pet licenses. Process payments for Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light and Seattle Municipal Court. (No cash accepted.) – Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm–Where: Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108)  – Tickets: Here

Community: Meat Raffle Details: Every Friday, come on down to the Skyway VFW post for your chance to get a great deal on fresh meat! “Meat” some new friends and save some grocery money. Your dollars help support our great VFW Post and all of the charitable work they do for our vets and our community. – Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm–Where: Skyway VFW Post (7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178)  – More Info: Here

Music: Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico – Festa do Sol Details: Festa do Sol features two full evenings of events with Bloco Pacifico – a Brazilian music and dance collective representing the Western United States and Canada. Bloco Pacifico have gathered to lead or close the Fremont Solstice Parade since 2012. Brazilian music and dance will be featured both nights of the festival. The great success of this annual gathering has helped Bloco Pacifico grow into one of the largest gatherings of community musicians and dancers playing on the West Coast. Noted artists who will perform are VamoLa’, Samba da Alegria, Capoeira Angola Mestre Silvinho, Choroloco, Adriana Giordano, Dora Oliveira & Dance Brazil, Bahia-in-Motion, Norma Henry and many special guests. –Time: 5:30pm (Doors open at 5:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Music: Young Chhaylee, Drew Martin and KrittersDetails: Drew Martin is from Maui, Hawaii. He wrote songs throughout the west Maui mountains and moved to Seattle to share this music. It’s a blend of slack key Hawaiian guitar and blues. He plays a variety of Banjos, resonator slide, and 12 string guitars. Young-Chhaylee is a soul singer from the PNW. His voice is powerful at times and then tender at others.  Blends of pop, soul, and R&B create a sound that you feel. –Time: 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

 

Saturday, June 17th

Community: Block Party at the Station- Details: Here we go again. Our most packed line-up yet, featuring the best performers from Seattle to Tacoma, all on one stage. A ton of local vendors, community organizations, kids stuff, and visual artists too. Block Party at The Station is funded by local sponsors, not one dime of corporate money, and is free and open to every member of the community. No fences, no wristbands, and no tickets needed. Come celebrate with us! – Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm–Where: Garfield Community Center: 1600 Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144– More Info:  https://www.stationblockparty.com/

Community: Third Annual Father’s Day Event – Details: Please join BUILD (Brothers United In Leadership Development) for our third annual Father’s Day event as we celebrate everything regarding fatherhood. We will be honoring powerful men from our community for their hard work and dedication uplifting the community. – Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm–Where: Garfield Community Center: 2323 E Cherry Street Seattle, WA 98122

Nature: Friends of Deadhorse Canyon Community Cleanup Party– Details: Meet at the entrance at 68th Ave S & Holyoke St. Tools, gloves and snacks provided – everything you need to kick invasive plant species’ rear ends, get a great healthy workout and make an amazing difference in your own backyard.– Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm–Where: Dead Horse Canyon: 10201 Holyoke Way S, Seattle, WA 98178– More Info: Here

Community: Grand Opening Celebration of Jimi Hendrix Park – Details: It’s Party Time! Jimi Hendrix Park is an extraordinarily artistic community space in Seattle’s Central District, situated comfortably on 2.5-acres of land. Inspired by the colorful life and musical legacy of Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, the park exudes his persona and creativity through its very design. After six years in development, construction and fund-raising culminated with a much anticipated opening of the park in October of 2016. We are pleased to invite you to join us at the grand opening celebration on Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Don’t miss this very special event! – Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm–Where: 2400 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

Art: Artists Damien Davis & C. Davida Ingram in Conversation- Details: NAAM and METHOD GALLERY Gallery are pleased to welcome New York City artist Damien Davis and Seattle based artist C. Davida Ingram in a compelling discussion around sharing common ground as artists. With overlapping interests on the ways in which blackness in all its multifaceted ways show up in contemporary art, Damien Davis and C. Davida Ingram will discuss the commonalities that emerge in their art practices: storytelling, identity and the collaborative process. Their discussion will further touch on art’s role in culture, empowerment and social justice. This talk will be moderated by METHOD Gallery co-founder, Mary Coss. Light refreshments will be provided. Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist. His practice explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and question how these societies code/decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production. C. Davida Ingram is an award-winning artist who is passionate about beauty and social justice. Her primary muses are race, gender and social relationships. Ingram’s impulse is to imagine tactics to get free–not further prescribing Otherness. With this in mind, she uses unorthodox mediums to reshape what is possible in her own identification with being a black queer woman. – Time: 11:00am-1:00pm–Where: 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

Nature: Bird Focus: Nesting Season – Details: For June, Bird Focus is all about nesting birds. In and around Seward Park you can find birds that offer a variety of nesting structures. The sock-like, hanging nest of the American Bushtit, the bulky stick nests that make up a Great Blue Heron rookery, and the immense nest of the Bald Eagle are just a few. Ed Dominguez will tell all the hows and whys during this trip around Seward Park. Please dress for the weather, binoculars are provided – Time: 8:00am-10:00am–Where: 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118 – Tickets: Here

Community: Ethiopian Community Services 30th Anniversary – Details: ECS is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! Come celebrate our thirty years of social service, altruism, and community support on June 17th! The program is being sponsored in part by Ruhus Gama Wedding Design & Floral and Emebet Kitchen Catering. Dj Tesfu and DJ Habesh will be performing as well as Assaye Zegeye, Seyoum Meshesha, and Lucy Band – Time: 6:00pm-2:00am–Where: Seattle Police Athletic Association: 11030 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila, Washington 98168 – Tickets: Here

Music: Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico – Festa do Sol Details: Festa do Sol features two full evenings of events with Bloco Pacifico – a Brazilian music and dance collective representing the Western United States and Canada. Bloco Pacifico have gathered to lead or close the Fremont Solstice Parade since 2012. Brazilian music and dance will be featured both nights of the festival. The great success of this annual gathering has helped Bloco Pacifico grow into one of the largest gatherings of community musicians and dancers playing on the West Coast. –Time: 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Music: Ton MusDetails: The Music of Brazil. –Time: 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

 

Sunday, June 18th

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

Film: Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock- Details AWAKE The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors”– activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream. Plus a panel of local Seattle-area Indigenous women who traveled to Standing Rock will share their experiences and insights.-Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm –Where: Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122)- Tickets:  Here

Dancing: Day Shift: Body Roll Into the Sunset- Details: Summer in Seattle is here! ♪ ♫ ♬ Day Shift returns on Sunday, June 18 for a full day of sunshine, music, and friends from all over! Dance. Day drink. Until the sun comes down 🙂 –Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm –Where: Ciudad:6118 12th Avenue S. Seattle, WA 98108  City- Tickets: Here

Music: CORAL CREEK featuring Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon & Derek Trucks Band) – Details: CORAL CREEK is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music. While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CORAL CREEK live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan. –Time: 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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