This Weekend In South Seattle: Annual Summer BBQ, Sambathon, Safe Route Scavenger Hunt, and Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Friday, August 25th

Movies: Opening: Good TimeDetails: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. Showings: 1:15pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Community: Skyway Outdoor Cinema (Final Week!): Rouge One: A Star Wars Story– Details: The fate of the galaxy is at stake and whether you cheer on the Rebels or the world-ending power of the Death Star, you’ll wanna witness it all alongside friends when we play Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. FOOD: Nach’Yo Average Food Truck (, Full Tilt Ice Cream truck, 50¢ popcorn & $1 full-size candy at concessions FUN: Lightsaber performance by Jet City Saber Guild, costumed appearances by Garrison Titan, Alpha Base, & Gurreck Clan, free balloon twisting by Paisley The Clown, preshow trivia w/prizes, Bluray DVD & The Museum of Flight prize drawings. “The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.” The preshow gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the U.S. 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: 8:00pm-11:00pm–Where: 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle 98178 – More Info: Here

Community: Safe Routes to Schools – Details: The Seattle Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is hosting the free, family-friendly celebrations for kids of all ages! There’s a bike rodeo with skills course, a helmet giveaway, free snacks, prizes, scavenger hunt, music, storytime with Seattle Public Libraries, bike mechanics, and more. – Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm–Where: Brighton Playfield, 6000 39th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Community: Swim for Life – Details: Swim for Life is an open water swim supporting lifesaving blood research. Each year, it attracts hundreds of swimmers, kayakers, and stand up paddle boarders looking to make a positive impact on the community. New this year, swimmers may choose a 1 mile or 2.5 mile route around Seward Park’s Bailey Peninsula in Lake Washington.– Time: 6:30am – 12:00 pm–Where 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Movies: StepDetails: STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Showings: 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:40pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info:

Music: Ten Man Brass Band Filthy FemCorps and Brotha’ GrooveDetails: Inspired by the unconventional music of the Youngblood Brass Band, a group of high school friends formed the Ten Man Brass Band in the summer of 2011. The members winter over in other bands, but return and reunite for the Seattle summer. Ten Man’s genres include riot jazz, acoustic multi-phonics, and street brass. Their sets consist of covers of brass specific songs, arrangements of popular music, and original charts. You can hear them at Folklife Festival, Honkfest, Bite of Seattle, and Bumbershoot. Whether it’s a gig at an elementary school or busking at the Capitol Hill Block Party, they love to play and share the power of brass. General Admissions $15.-Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) Where: Columbia City Theater: 4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: Here

Music: Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets –Details: No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.-Time: 6:30pm – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:

Music: Jazz Night School –Details: Jazz Night School is Seattle’s largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form. – Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info


Saturday, August 26th

Dance: Third Annual Seattle SambathonDetails: The SAMBAThon is back and it’s bigger than ever! Join Dora Oliveira and Dance Brazil to samba around the beautiful loop trail at Seward Park, backed by an amazing percussion section! After your workout, enjoy delicious homemade Brazilian feijoada at the Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118) — your meal is included with your SAMBAThon registration. Energize your body and your soul with this family-friendly event for Cardio, Culture, and Community! – Time: 12:00am to 2:00pm–Where: Seward Park: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, Washington 98118– Tickets: Here

Community: Radical Women’s 50th Anniversary Gala –Details: Bread, roses and feminist leadership. WALKING THE TALK FOR 50 YEARS. You’re invited to celebrate Women’s Rights Day and mark the golden jubilee of a multi-racial revolutionary feminist group that’s as kickass now as when formed in 1967. Hear about RW’s intersectional activism and be part of the stepped-up resistance today! -Toasts from local rabble-rousers! -Music and dancing! -Silent auction! -Historical slideshow & videos -No-host bar.– Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm –Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle – More Info: 206-722-6057 or

Food: Salvadorian Pupusa Cooking Class at El Centro de la Raza!– Details: A pupusa (from Pipil pupusawa) is a thick, hand-made corn biscuit-like flat bread (made using masa de maíz, a maize flour dough used in Latin American cuisine) that is stuffed with one or more of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft Salvadoran cheese called Quesillo), fried pork meat ground to a paste consistency (Salvadorian chicharrón, not to be confused with fried pork rind which is also known as chicharrón in some other countries), squash (ayote), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America). There is also the pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients, such as queso (cheese), frijoles (beans), and chicharrón or bacon. Pupusas are similar to tortillas and especially to arepas. In fact, in El Salvador, normal tortillas are about the same diameter and thickness as pupusas, without the filling. Learn this delicious latin cuisine meal taught by our experienced Chef Camiel Chavez. – Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm–Where: El Centro de la Raza: 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144– Tickets: Here

Community: Annual Summer BBQ with Got Green, Tenants Union, and Sage!– Details Join Got Green, Tenants Union of Washington, and Puget Sound Sage for our annual Summer Barbecue with all our leaders, families, and friends. We will have updates on all of our work, celebrate victories big and small, and create a space to build with each other. There will be child care, vegan and veggie options, meat options, and fun activities. – Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm–Where: Jefferson Park: (4101 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108) Shelter 2 – Ticket Info:  Here

Community: Seattle Black Book Expo– Details: The mission of the Seattle Urban Book Expo is to create a platform for urban authors in Seattle to showcase their literary work to the community. Last October, the authors and the people showed out and declared that literature has a place in our community. So much so, that we had to do it again. Come and join us August 26th! There will be food- there will be music, there will be activities and most importantly- there will be books. – Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm–Where: Washington Hall: 153 14th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Culture: 11th Annual Duwamish River Festival – Details: Food, cultural entertainment, local talent and bands from the Duwamish Valley– Time: 12:00pm to 8:00pm–Where: Duwamish Waterway Park: 7900 10th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98108 – More Info: Here

Movies: Health and Safety Fair with Backpack GivewayDetails: Come join your firefghters and community members as we celebrate Health and Safety before the start of the school year. Backpacks with school supplies will also be provided by Alajawan Brown Foundation/Alajawan’s Hands (first come, first serve), child must be present.Additional activities include testing your strength at the jr firefighter challenge, free bike helmets (while sizes and supplies last, must be present to receive). Health information from Valley Medical Center, Skyway Water and Sewer and King County Public Heath. Renton Schools and King County Sheriffs Office along with several other West Hill/Skyway community groups with activities.– Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm –Where: King County Fire District 20: 12424 76th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98178

Art: Workshop: Beverly Naidus on Making Art for Social Change– Details: MARKED URGENT: Art for processing and responding to challenging times. Join interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator, Beverly Naidus as she leads participants through the process of making art for social change. Emphasis will be placed on how we process the current state of the world; how we personally are responding to climate change, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, fascism and more, and how our art can encourage constructive actions that emerge from the collective. Participants are encouraged to develop their own stories, images, texts, sounds, gestures and projects. All levels of art experience welcome. FREE, but please RSVP: – Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm–Where: King Street Station: 303 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington 98104– RSVP Info: Here

Music: Michael Jackson vs PrinceDetails: “M.V.P. Is Michael Jackson vs Prince – the group performs the music of two of the biggest musical icons. All the hits, all live.” –Time: 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:45pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info:


Sunday, August 27th

Music: Josephine Howell in ConcertDetails: Jazz Artist Josephine Howell digs deep for the perfect mix of gospel, R&B jazz and blues. She will MAKE YOUR WEEK! Tickets are priced far below what you would pay at the regular downtown clubs where Ms. Howell has played and we are grateful she is bringing her beautiful sound to our center’s Indigo Room! Check it out on Youtube: But be sure and get your tickets soon at or call 206-722-0317. Snacks included in ticket, beverages available for donation. –Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm –Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center: 4655 S Holly St, Seattle, Washington 98118

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:

Music: Ama Trio ft. Amy Denio // Arnold Hammerschlag & Friends-Details: Ama Trio ft. Amy Denio // Arnold Hammerschlag & Friends: Arnold Hammerschlag, trumpet -John Hansen, piano – Geoff Harper, bass -Bradley Gibson, drums. No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. – Time: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) – Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118) More Info