This Weekend in South Seattle: BAAMFEST, Cierra Sisters Health Fair, and Latinx/Latina/Latino Pride

Friday, July 21st

Movies: Opening: Valarian And The City of a Thousand PlanetsDetails: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha – an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.– Showings: 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

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

Movies: Othello Park Pictures: Outdoor Cinema SeriesDetails: On Board Othello and Othello Park Alliance are hosting a FREE outdoor cinema series in Othello Park this summer.We are kicking it off with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’ Pack a picnic or grab some grub from one of Othello’s many restaurants and head to the park to watch a ragtag group of space adventurers take on a powerful villain to save the universe.We will be projecting the movie a 16-foot inflatable screen located on the stage. Bring lowback lawn chairs or a big blanket to share with friends, family, and neighbors. Movies start at dusk.– Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm –Where: Othello Park: 4351 S Othello St 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Music Under the Stars – Details: FREE Good for All Ages!. Gather friends and family, pack a picnic, and enjoy some of the best classical music ever written. It’s another summer of Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Music Under the Stars, a series of FREE outdoor musical evenings at Columbia Park.The FREE outdoor evenings begin at 7:30 PM with a live performance by a local pre-professional or outstanding student ensemble, and then at 8:00 PM the night’s Summer Festival Concert is broadcast live from Benaroya Hall by KING-FM. For more information please visit our website: http://www.seattlechambermusic.or– Time: 7:30pm –Where: Columbia Park: 4721 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: JazzED Summer Jazz Ambassadors, Session 1Details: Seattle JazzED is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers students of all skill levels and backgrounds to realize their full potential through exceptional music education. –Time: 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info

Music: Young Chhaylee and KrittersDetails: A night of great music with Young-Chhaylee and the Kritters…..every thirds Friday at Columbia City Theaters Bourbon Bar. 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- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here


Saturday, July 22nd

Community: Cierra Sisters Wellness Festival- Details: Health fair, with free screenings. Dental Screenings will be from 10-2, door prizes every hour, food, great speakers Nikkita Oliver and more. We will see you on July 22, 2017!- Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm –Where: Holy Temple Evangelistic Center : 12600 Renton Avenue South Seattle, WA 98178

Music: BAAMFEST – Details: Annual Arts and Music Festival by the Rainier Beach Merchants Association in partnership with Rainier Beach Community Center. Fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. – Time: 11:00am-7:00pm–Where: Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool: 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118 – List of Performances: Here

Community: Latinx/Latina/Latino Pride Festival- Details: Español abajo — Join us for the first Seattle Latinx/Latino Pride Festival 2017! Everyone is invited! Let’s celebrate our intersections of being queer and Latino/a/x. There will be entertainment, dance music, food vendors, communtiy resources, photo booth and lots of fun! Invite ALL your friends!Time: 3:00pm-10:00pm–Where: El Centro de la Raza: 2524 16th Avenue S. Seattle WA 98144

Civics: Disability Communities Listening Post- Details: What can Seattle do to ensure you can survive and thrive as a part of our community? Join other Disabled people from across the city for a conversation with Mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver to talk about the issues that matter most in our communities. Caregivers and support persons welcome, but this is a space to elevate the voices of Seatteites with disabilities.– Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm–Where: Washington Hall: 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Community: WORQ at WORK: Queer & Trans People of Color Workshop- Details: Allyship is excited to provide a Workshop Series on the rights of Queers at work. – Time: 11:00am-1:00pm–Where: Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS): 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, Washington 98144– RSVP: Here

Movies: Free Summer Film Series – A Taste of Home- Details Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown. This year’s SAAFF opening film, A Taste Of Home, will also be our first Summer Series film. We’ll supply the chairs. Bring the kids and an extra sweater just in case. See you at Hing Hay Park!-Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm –Where: Hing Hay Park: 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98104

Music: Brazilian Summer Carnaval – Details: Show Brazil Productions Presents. Brazilian Summer Carnaval/Mardi Gras with Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil! Are ready for our 1st Annual Brazilian Summer Carnaval. Show Brazil!’s performers: Dave Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Kohen Burrill (Drum Set and Percussion), Jes “Marrom” Brown (Percussion), Caxambu (Percussion), Guilherme (Cavaquinho and Percussion), Ted Bohn (Trombone and Percussion), Jen Gosar (Keyboard and Percussion); Guest Back-Vocals: Lindsey Dabek and Nadine Waldmann; Dancers: Dora Oliveira and Camila de Jesus. –Time: 8:00pm- 12:00pm- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Zony Mash/ The Robin Holcomb BandDetails: Robin Holcomb piano and vocals backed by the members of Zony Mash. –Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Sunday, July 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:

Community: Reflect and Remember: Donnie Chin Vigil Details: This event is hosted by The Chin Family & International District Emergency Center (#IDEC). Two years after Donnie’s murder, we gather to celebrate his life and continue the fight for justice. Donnie was a cornerstone of the community, saving numerous lives over close to five decades of service. His case remains unsolved. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to remember Donnie, mourn his loss, share stories, and air frustrations. Speakers will include Connie Chin, Dean Wong, and IDEC leaders. Gathering begins at 8:30 p.m. and a brief program will start around 9:00 p.m. Tea and water will be provided. Since Donnie was not fond of candles, organizers are encouraging participants to bring glow sticks or electronic candles instead. For participants who do bring wax candles, organizers request that these be carried inside jars, mugs, or cups to minimize wax drip and fire risk. Members of the press are welcome to attend the event, but are kindly asked to be considerate of other participants who are grieving.-Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm –Where: Canton Alley – Event Related Contact:

Social Justice: Sick & Disabled QTPOC StorytellingDetails: This Freedom Summer event will focus on uplifting the artistic expression of sick and disabled queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), and will especially center Black sick and disabled queer and trans people. In an effort to cultivate communal power, care, and joy, and to build relationship with another, let’s gather and express in whatever way works best for our bodies—whether that is through dance, comedy, music, poetry, visual art, or whatever way you tell stories best. Let’s interrupt the erasure of sick and disabled QTPOC that goes on in movement work and everyday life, n make our ancestors smile by affirming the sweetness of our bodies for simply existing. – Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118)- More Info: Here

Movies: Hunger Strikes: A Call to End Immigrant Detention- Details What can you do when you know your rights, but the US government doesn’t respect them? Join the Northwest Detention Center Resistance for a short documentary screening and discussion of the 2014 and 2017 hunger strikes to protest human rights abuses at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington..-Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm –Where: Northwest Film Forum: 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122 – More Info: Here

Music: 45th Street Brass + DJ Indica JonesDetails: 45th St Brass is a horn section super group with members of the bands for Macklemore, ODESZA, LCD Soundsystem, Charles Bradley, Roy Hargrove and a lot more. With members from Seattle and New York and the unbelievable Annie Jantzer singing up front, they will be sure to put a smile on your face and a strut in your step.- Time: 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:

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