This Weekend in South Seattle: Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival, Music Under the Stars, and a Glorious Sunday

 

Friday, July 28th

Movies: Opening: Atomic BlondeDetails: The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.– Showings: 12:55pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:50pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Movies: Opening: The Emoji MovieDetails: Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the famous code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever..– Showings: 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Black Sexuality & Romantic Relationships Through Music & Hip Hop– Details: *For Black Eyes Only* An intergenerational community conversation with local guest artists and music makers on black sexuality and romantic relationships as explored through our music. Romance, queerness, self acceptance, toxic masculinity, and dating. Black led, youth centered. Co-hosted by YUIR and the Common Ground Music Project. – Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm–Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle 98118) – Ticket Info: Here

Movies: Othello Park Pictures: Mulan Details: On Board Othello and Othello Park Alliance are hosting a FREE outdoor cinema series in Othello Park this summer. Our second movie of the series is a classic, Mulan. Defeat your Hun-ger by packing a picnic or grabbing some grub to go from one of Othello’s many restaurants before heading to the park to sing along…er, we mean watch as a young woman challenges a patriarchal society and bravely takes her ailing father’s place in the Imperial Army. Let’s get down to business! Here are the details: 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. 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

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: Ben and Joe Album Release Party – Details: For one night only, live at the Hillman City Collaboratory, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are joined by harmonica great Phil Wiggins to celebrate the release of their new album, “A Black & Tan Ball.” The music that renowned Seattle roots duo Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are making on their new album, A Black & Tan Ball, is not just blues music. Theyve recruited friend and touring partner Phil Wiggins, a legend of American blues harmonica, and they dip deep into the country blues repertoire. Just last year they won the International Blues Challenge, cementing them as one of the best duos in the blues world. But they move as easily into old stringband tunes, or early jazz songs, as they do anything by the blues greats, and even when playing blues, they pull from a strangely anomalous old field recording source. The best word for this kind of blended repertoire that folklorists have come up with so far is the term songster, used to explain the worldliness of early blues singers who tapped music-hall hits and minstrel songs as much as they recreated old field hollers. But the real term that should be used is a new one and an important one: Black Americana. By pulling together the many threads of black American roots music, and demonstrating the underlying meanings behind the black experience in folk music, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are showing another side to Americana that can help expand the genres boundaries.– Time: Doors open at 8:00pm, Music Starts at 8:30pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – Tickets: 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: KEXP Presents: Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017Details: Come celebrate Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean culture at the second Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017. This all ages event will span over the course of three days, beginning July 28, and will feature music and dance in efforts to celebrate these respective cultures and their communities in Seattle. Tonight features: Gigantor w/ Lynval Golding from The Specials, Correo Aereo (Venezuelan, Mexican, Argentinian), Obe Quarless – Steel Pan Music Afro-Caribbean Quintet, Savani Latin Jazz Quartet (Latin) – Time: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Comedy: Katie RubinDetails: Katie Rubin is… something different.  She’s a Healer/Jokester/Trickster/Whore.  She’s whip smart and wildly wise. In this, her fourth hour of Stand Up Comedy, she turns her keen eye on Consciousness itself, breaking apart our notions of what it means to “heal,” “wake up,” “Eat Well” and “Go to Yoga.” Her lazer sharp wit burns holes through all things bullshit. And she takes on both sides of every lie, bringing you to tears of joy about:  annoying spiritual people, annoying anti-spiritual people, overly feminized guys, overly macho dudes, dating in general, herself, and this whole being a person thing. This is a comedy show unlike all others. Katie Rubin truly is…  something different.-Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

 

Saturday, July 29th

Community: Skyway Convening- Details: Skyway Solutions will be hosting the Skyway Convenings every three to four months throughout the year. The Convenings are free day-long community gatherings that consist of networking, spoken word and live performances, and four workshops that bring in panelists and presenters focused on local issues to share information and dialogue with participants. – Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm –Where: Secondary Learning Center: 7800 S 132nd St, Seattle, Washington 98178 – Full Schedule of Events: Here

Community: ECBP: #BlackLove Party– Details: This one will be for the records. Grab your boo(s), put on something fabulous and party with us to celebrate #blacklove in style on the South end. Featuring Sassyblack and Darqness Seattle!! This project was supported by Facebook Seattle with a huge thank you to Brandon Sidney. 18 and Up Event! 21 and Up for Bar– Time: Doors open at 9:00pm to 3:00pm–Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – Tickets: Here

Community: WHAM Action Party: Cleanin’ LotsDetails: Join All Ages! Free puzzle give-a-way for the first 50 people through the doors! Table top games are taking over Skyway Library! Every table in every section of the library will be covered in TWO big community events are coming up soon (Skyway Outdoor Cinema & Skyway’s National Night Out), so let’s make sure the venues for BOTH are clean, safe and ready for impromptu dance parties. Meet us at the Skyway U.S. Bank parking lot, where we’ll provide all the tools and supplies needed, assign tasks, and split into groups (one group will go across the street to take care of the Penn Center lot). Under 18? Email contact@mywesthill.org to get a permission form for your parent or guardian to sign. This project is supported in part by a King County, Washington Government Community Service Areas Engagement Grant, and by small donations from neighbors such as yourself. Can’t make it to the cleanup? You can still send a few bucks and make all the difference: MyWestHill.org/DonateTime: 1:00pm-4:00pm–Where: US Bank: 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98178

Social Justice: Seahawks Michael Bennett, to host benefit for Charleena LylesDetails: Seattle Seahawks Michael Bennett, wife Pele and the family of Charleena Lyles will host a rally and benefit for Charleena Lyles and her kids at Judkins Park. The Event is Sponsored by The King County NAACP and the Nonprofit Not This Time. The family of Chaleena Lyles, Giovonn McDade and other family members of lost loved ones will be in attendance.Time: 10:00am-12:30pm–Where: Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, WA 98144

Social Justice: Affordable Seattle Campaign LaunchDetails: HOUSING FOR PEOPLE, NOT PROFIT! SPEAKERS INCLUDE: * KSHAMA SAWANT, Seattle’s socialist city councilmember * NIKKITA OLIVER, mayoral candidate for the People’s Party * KATIE WILSON, General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union * More speakers to be announced! The housing crisis is rapidly reshaping our city, displacing working class communities and driving down living standards for hundreds of thousands more. Addressing the crisis requires bold policies, and building a mass movement to take on the entrenched power of the big developers, real estate investors, and wealthy landlords. That’s why we’re launching Affordable Seattle, a grassroots campaign organizing renters to fight back. We need a real movement to win change, and that includes you! Already volunteers have been out 6 days a week since mid-June, talking to their neighbors about Affordable Seattle’s demands to transform our city’s housing policy: *Making Landlords Pay for Economic Evictions *Massively Expanding Affordable Housing *Rent Control- Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm–Where: Washington Hall: 153 14th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Music: KEXP Presents: Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017Details: Come celebrate Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean culture at the second Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017. This all ages event will span over the course of three days, beginning July 28, and will feature music and dance in efforts to celebrate these respective cultures and their communities in Seattle. Tonight features: The Georgetown Orbits (ska/reggae), Clinton Fearon (Reggae), Kiki Valera and Cubaché (Cuban), CafécomLeite Samba (Brazilian)- Steel Pan Music Afro-Caribbean Quintet, Savani Latin Jazz Quartet (Latin) – Time: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Music: The Backslide GospelDetails: The Backslide Gospel is a dynamic power trio bringing the approach of a jazz combo to rock n roll music. The group formed as a vehicle for the intricate songwriting of Micah Subar, and originally was intended to be an indie-folk group. As the project evolved it became its own brand of experimental soul.-Time: 8:00pm- Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

 

Sunday, July 30th

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: Olu Production presents Black Youth Entrepreneurial Market Place Vigil Details: Featuring Companies Created By Young People of African Descent, Tati’s Bath Products, Ms. Vickie’s Children Book Corner, Scentsations, Black Girl Magic, African Childprenuer Ventures, Aquirian City Products, Colorful Communities, Up-timistic Gear, Dream bigger/mathphobic, Kiwi the Kid Caterer. Entertainment by Harvey Garvey, Jerrell Davis, Northwest Tap Connection (Nia Davis, Eyoub Endris and Olu Dixon), and Owuor Arunga.-Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm –Where: MLK Community Center 3201 East Republican Street Seattle Washington 98112

Social Justice: Tax Justice Victory PartyDetails: We won!!! Just six months after the Trump-Proof Seattle Coalition began our campaign for tax justice, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250,000 ($500K for joint filers), to protect against Trump budget cuts and fund vital public services. Our grassroots campaign has made waves around the country. The right-wing Freedom Foundation, sensing a threat to the entrenched privilege of the very wealthy, has promised to sue. We say bring it on. When we organize, we win! You’re invited to celebrate this victory with us. There will be food, drink, speeches, music, a photo booth, and great company. Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible, and there’s a beautiful park right outside. See you there! – Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm – Where: South Side Commons:  3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle, Washington 98118

Commerce: Glorious SundaysDetails: Glorious Sundays is a vendor market held at the Columbia City Theater. The market features live music and shopping from local vendors. All ages welcome! Time: 10:00am-4:00pm – Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – Contact Info: vendor@columbiacitytheater.com

Music: KEXP Presents: Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017Details: Come celebrate Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean culture at the second Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2017. This all ages event will span over the course of three days, beginning July 28, and will feature music and dance in efforts to celebrate these respective cultures and their communities in Seattle. Tonight features: LOS FLACOS (Mexican, Colombian, Panamanian, Caribbean), Duende Libre (Global Jazz Fusion), Marina Albero Music Quintet, EntreMundos Quarteto (Brazilian)- Time: 7:00pm (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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