This Weekend in South Seattle: Skyway Outdoor Cinema, Umoja Festival, and SeaFair

Friday, August 4th

Movies: Opening: DetroitDetails: From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67..– Showings: 12:45pm, 3:10pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Umoja Festival & African American Day Parade (Fri) – Details: We need you to put the “U” in Umoja = Unity! Umoja Fest brings the Soul to Seafair as the oldest and largest celebration of Black diaspora beauty, brilliance, resilience and unity in The Pacific NW. We want to make sure that this year is dedicated to lifting up the value of Black lives, networking with each other, supporting Black businesses and getting connected with resources to build our selves and community. We need you to make that happen!Celebrating the best of the Black community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring Music, Food, Culture and family fun! Attractions include the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeat & Roots Stage, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage and delicious flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource Fair and more!  – Time: 11:00am-7:00pm–Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington 98144 – More Info: Here

Movies: Moana at Skyway Outdoor Cinema (Week 1)Details: We start Season 15 off right with the epic animated adventure, Moana! 🍿 FOOD: GoGi on the Go (Korean BBQ Fusion food truck), Full Tilt Ice Cream truck, 50¢ popcorn & $1 full-size candy at concessions 🎈 FUN: Free balloon twisting from Paisley The Clown & Roget De Man, preshow trivia w/prizes, Bluray DVD prize drawing “In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.” The preshow gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here as early as 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand (there is a U.S. Bank ATM on premises, if you prefer). Movie starts at 9pm with a Bluray DVD prize drawing to follow.– Time: 8pm-11pm–Where: 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98178– 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: The Kingdom Boogie Band-LP Release w/ Moon Palace & Emma Lee ToyodaDetails: Come to the show and hear the bands play their songs. We will be celebrating the release of our first LP as The Kingdom Boogie Band. The long player is called Commonwealth Boogie. Along with the boogie boys we have killer buds Moon Palace and Emma Lee Toyoda. We are very thankful for their help in releasing this record baby.. –Time: 8:30pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, August 5th

Community: Umoja Festival & African American Day Parade (Sat) – Details: We need you to put the “U” in Umoja = Unity! Umoja Fest brings the Soul to Seafair as the oldest and largest celebration of Black diaspora beauty, brilliance, resilience and unity in The Pacific NW. We want to make sure that this year is dedicated to lifting up the value of Black lives, networking with each other, supporting Black businesses and getting connected with resources to build our selves and community. We need you to make that happen!Celebrating the best of the Black community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring Music, Food, Culture and family fun! Attractions include the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeat & Roots Stage, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage and delicious flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource Fair and more!  – Time: 11:00am-7:00pm–Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington 98144 – More Info: Here

Music: Soul N The Park Umoja Fest– Details: Performing Live: * Dwayne D’Arby * Will Jordan * Surround Sound Band * SSS * Ancient Robots * Rell Be Free * Stone Sharp Band * Kaffein Jazz. Hosted by comedian Boeblast! Come have some of Seattles great food and hear some amazing music while checking out all the vendors. It’s a family reunion so bring your blankets and chairs and come have a good time! iD.A.Y.dream is a local non-profit organization that caters to middle and high school students. We provide them with an interactive setting that enables them to succeed outside of the classroom. We seek to change and empower future generations to be the best version of themselves! Our mission is to help the next generation realize their dreams by providing inspiration through building character, exploration, and intervention. – Time: 2:00pm –Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington 98144 – More Info: Here

Music: Tater Tots and Beer Festival– Details: The most Delicious Tots & Beer Festival is coming to Seattle, WA! Come and sample dozens of domestic, imported and crafted beers and sample delicious tot creations for your guilty dining pleasure. Combined with all of the beer you can legally drink, delicious tots, a side of music and funtimes… this event will be a day you will never forget. You just may have dreams about it for a long time afterwards. – Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm –Where: Jefferson Park: 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144- Tickets: Here

Community: Plant Walk/Medicine Making Workshop w/Cowichan Elder – Details: We are so excited to present a Plant Walk and Medicine Making Workshop with Cowichan Elder Della (Rice) Sylvester! Spend the morning with Della on a plant walk around the Food Forest as she shares her wisdom and knowledge about Native connections to plants. Bring a bag lunch to share as we relax in the Gathering Plaza between the two parts of the day. In the afternoon, Della will teach us about Medicine making from the traditional perspective with a hands-on workshop. Students will each take home their own remedies that they will be making along with Della (Rice) Sylvester. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a First Nations teacher and a wonderful way to deepen our connection to the land we live on from someone who originates from the land. Dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch as well as enough water to stay hydrated throughout the day. Bring a notebook to take notes. Please be considerate and dont wear perfume or lots of essential oils as many people are sensitive to them. Come with an open mind and heart prepared to learn from a traditional point of view. Tickets for this day long workshop are $150, with a few sliding scale. There are 2 free scholarships for this workshop. These are true gifts to the community, and we would like to know about the commitment to attend and need of the takers, because to honor her teaching, we can only supply a few of these community tickets. contact Diana Law at diana@beaconfoodforest.org for a password to access one of these 2 tickets if you feel you might like to be one of these two people. – Time: Doors open at 10:00am to 3:00pm–Where: Beacon Food Forest: NE corner of 15th Ave and Dakota St.Seattle, WA 98108– Tickets: Here

Community: Café Red Grand Opening Party – Details: Come kick it with us and celebrate the opening of this new community space at Othello Station! All Ages // No Cover 12pm-8pm: Pop-Up Filipino Restaurant with Lahi Seattle. 5pm-10pm: Art Opening & Meet the Artist with Jacob Konishi Wellman Arts. 5pm-10pm: Live Hip Hop featuring raw local talent SCRiBE The Verbalist. Julie-C. MadShroom MC The Brotha Boogie. Planet 39 L.E.X….and a few other surprises! Unique Philippine coffees served all day. Beer and wine available for purchase.– Time: Doors open at 12:00pm to 10:00pm–Where: Café Red: 7148 MLK Jr Way S, 98118– Tickets: Here

Seafair: Boeing Seafair Air Show (Sat)– Details: Come watch the Blue Angels and Seattle’s annual summer celebration– Time: Doors open at 8:00am to 5:00pm–Where: Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington 98118– Tickets: Here

Music: Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Variety Show Details: Are you ready to have some south Seattle summer fun?! We bet you are. Join us for Mixed Bag, a variety show that brings you fresh comedy, live music, and sometimes even puppets. Hosted by Jeanine Walker, Mixed Bag is in its third season and features actors Amelia Peacock and Chris Walker. The Drop Shadows bring their original tunes to the stage, and you’ll see an original video filmed and edited by Steve Mauer. Join us for some bright summer fun! –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

 

Sunday, August 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

Community: Umoja Festival & African American Day Parade (Sun) – Details: We need you to put the “U” in Umoja = Unity! Umoja Fest brings the Soul to Seafair as the oldest and largest celebration of Black diaspora beauty, brilliance, resilience and unity in The Pacific NW. We want to make sure that this year is dedicated to lifting up the value of Black lives, networking with each other, supporting Black businesses and getting connected with resources to build our selves and community. We need you to make that happen! Celebrating the best of the Black community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring Music, Food, Culture and family fun! Attractions include the Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeat & Roots Stage, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage and delicious flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants and food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource Fair and more!  – Time: 11:00am-7:00pm–Where: Judkins Park: 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, Washington 98144 – More Info: Here

Community: Youth Speaks First Sunday Writing – Details: Writing circle hosted by Carlynn and Ezra. Open mic hosted by Ana and Samone. Featuring Shelby Handler! 5-6:45pm Writing Circle. 6:45pm Sign Up for Open Mics. 7:05 Open mic Start. 8:30pm End FREE! All Ages & Open to ALL!– Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm–Where: The Station: 1600 s Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, Washington 98144- More Info: Here

Seafair: Boeing Seafair Air Show (Sun)– Details: Come watch the Blue Angels and Seattle’s annual summer celebration– Time: Doors open at 8:00am to 5:00pm–Where: Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington 98118– Tickets: Here

Music: Maria Muldaur’s “Jazzabelle”Details:Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s. In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Jazz and Big Band, Blues, Gospel, R&B, (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). –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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