This Weekend in South Seattle—Archaic Revival, Rise Up, Alison Marks: One Gray Hair, Free Flying Trapeze Show, and More!

Friday, January 19th

Music/Dance/Art: Archaic Revival – Can Break Dancing Be Translated to Canvas?
Details: “Visual and kinetic artist Bobbin started Breakin in the Northwest HIP HOP scene in 1997 […] Through cyphers, Breakin embodies a communal language for diverse individuals to share complex experiences and witness each person’s perspective. Recently, Bobbin began translating this subconscious internal dialog into a visual medium. Using canvases and large pieces of reclaimed wood, Bobbin creates acrylic and sumi ink abstractions. Stop in to experience something truly unique in Seattle! Dance Demos, Music, Gallery Show and Cash Bar.”
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Beacon Arts TBD Gallery—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5 suggested donation
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Museum/Art: Alison Marks: One Gray Hair 
Details: “Alison (Bremner) Marks creates contemporary multimedia works using customary Tlingit forms, unexpected materials, and a wry sense of humor. In her first solo exhibition, she rejects the demand that Native artists produce only spiritual works, demonstrating that Indigenous identity is based as much on available materials as it is on tradition.” (Exhibit live through 2/4/18)
Time: 11 AM–5 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum—704 Terry Ave
Cost: FREE
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Community/Social Justice: Community Forum For Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party Mural
Details: “Franklin High School’s Art of Resistance & Resilience art club presents: A community forum for the club’s future mural commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Black Panther Party […] Recognizing that the responsibility of representing the SCBPP history with accuracy and integrity is essential, the art club will host a community forum, providing community members who are invested in this history an opportunity to share ideas about the narrative they would like to see depicted in the mural. […] [Event] will feature a presentation of SCBPP history by guest speaker Elmer Dixon, co-founder of SCBPP, and will be followed by a moderated community dialogue lead by Franklin alumni and former Seattle Black Panther Garry Owens. The following Franklin students will be sharing their talents: Savannah Blackwell (acapella song), Shemar Johnson (spoken word), and Jaeden Thomas (DJ).”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Franklin High School (commons)—3103 S. Mt Baker Blvd
Cost: FREE
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Community/Social Justice: Dream Act: Community Press Conference and Gathering
Details: “Join undocumented leaders as they respond to the current state of the national Dream Act. The community press conference will be held from 5 PM to 6 PM, followed by a community gathering from 6 PM to 8 PM. This is a family-friendly event, a space for us to be in community during these times of urgency. Feel free to bring food, for potluck style gathering. Excited for you all to join us!”
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: El Centro de la Raza—2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: FREE
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Museum/Culture: What’s in your cup? Community-Brewed Culture
Details: “Asian Pacific American beverages are a huge part of our everyday life. Learn the history, science, evolution and issues behind these beverages – from traditional to trendy – and how they can play an important role in creating community.” (Exhibit live through 9/18/18)
Time: 10 AM–5 PM
Where: Wing Luke Museum—719 S King St
Cost: General Admission $0–17
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Movies: The Post, The Florida Project, Lady Bird, and I, Tonya
Details: In addition to these latest releases, this weekend Ark Lodge is also playing classic films: Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958).
Time: Movie times vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: Matinee (before 5 PM)—Adults & Children $9, Seniors (62+) $8 / Evenings—Adults $12, Children (3-12 years) $9, Seniors $8
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Saturday, January 20th

Music: Electric Circus
Details: “Electric Circus remixes classic R&B, soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. Featuring: Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Greg Sinibaldi, Ray Larsen, Alex Guy, Simon Henneman, Sean Woolstenhulme, Geoff Harper, Ryan Burns, Andy Roth, Isaac Castillo, Greg Campbell, Ayesha “Musicbox” Brooks, Thione Diop. Conducted by Wayne Horvitz. Reimagining the music of: Sly Stone, The Clash, Captain Beefheart, James Brown, Howlin’ Wolf, Miles Davis […]” …and more! The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.
Time: Doors at 8:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
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Dance/Music: Stayin’ Alive at Orient Express
Details: “Break out your Sequins, Silks, Bellbottoms and Dancing Shoes! Stayin’ Alive transforms The Orient Express Train Cars into a one of a kind Disco Party twice a month. Spinning past, present and future Disco/Vocal House hits and deep cuts all night!” 21+
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Orient Express—2963 4th Ave S.

Cost: $5 before 10 PM, $10 after
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Music: The “Free Play 2” tour presented by Da MaddHouze x Legends live Forever
Details: Featuring: TroyLLF, Mike Theory, Lyrical Tone of LLF, Mizere w/ special guests: J.Quest, T-roy aka Reezy—With Special Performances by: Lyric Divine, Mojo Barnes, Strong Knotz, Smar-t Jones – ALL AGES
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Cafe Red—7148 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: $8
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Community/Social Justice: Combating US Imperialism: Extractivism, Women & State Violence
Details: “What is imperialism? Why is anti-imperialism crucial to social justice and activism around the world? Join the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and many other organizations for a night of education, discussion and performance about the effects of U.S.-led imperialism, from the Philippines to mass incarceration in Washington state. Speakers from ILPS, PSL & NW Detention Center Resistance. Space will not be scent-free, but we encourage attendees to come unscented / low-scented!” (Wheelchair accessible)
Time: 6:30–9 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory—5623 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 suggested donation greatly appreciated
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Music: Rise Up – A Tribute to the Music of “Hamilton” with special guest Hilary Scott
Details: “Don’t throw away your shot to see Rise Up, the Hamilton tribute band! Rise Up was founded by a collection of Seattle’s top vocalists and musicians who came together to perform the music of “Hamilton”.  “Hamilton” is a sweeping cultural phenomenon that marries hip hop, R&B and Broadway.” 21+
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12.61 (after fees)
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Community/Social Justice: Safe & Legal: Celebrating 45 Years of Abortion Access
Details: “This January marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, that legalized abortion across the nation. As our rights for reproductive health continue to be threatened—let’s take a night to celebrate! Join us for a night of stories, performances, and community.” Hosted by El Sanchez
Time: 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: Theatre Off Jackson—409 7th Ave S.
Cost: Tickets arranged in “Pay What You Can” tiers, $10–40
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Circus: Student Show: Free Flying Trapeze and Aerial Show
Details: “If you love Trapeze, Aerial Arts, and Circus Acts, don’t miss this show! Our Student Show will feature Emerald City Trapeze students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. Get ready for high-flying fun on the ground and in the air! See some of our very best amp up the tricks, the air, and the style with their creative and genius skills!”
Time: 7:30–9 PM
Where: Emerald City Trapeze Arts—2702 6th Ave S.
Cost: FREE
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Music: Daniel Rapport Trio
Details: “Daniel Rapport is a musician and teacher, born and raised in Seattle, he attended Garfield High School, performed in the legendary Jazz Ensemble there, and has a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. Daniel has played with Macklemore, Blue Scholars, Big World Breaks, and Gems. Daniel’s trio focuses on original compositions as well as world, jazz, and blues standards.”
Time: 9 PM
Where: The Hummingbird Saloon—5041 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Performance/Movement/Community: CHASM
Details: “CHASM is a multi-dimensional performance that asks everyone who steps into the room to enter into the dark unknown space between themselves and the world. To get comfortable with uncomfortability. To step outside their bubble of safety and enter into the space where a spark of connection may arise. This evening will be dedicated to restoring our collective humanity. There will also be drinks, photo ops, and popcorn! Witness and engage with this broadly talented and passionate crew of performers…” Featuring: Matt Aguayo, Elby Brosch, Hanna Hofmann, Lily Orrey, Erin McCarthy, Julia Sloane, Chelsey Weber-Smith, and Markeith Wiley
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Base: Experimental Arts + Space—6520 5th Ave S #122
Cost: Adv. $16.52 (after fees), Door $20-25
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Music: Black Tones, Duke Evers, The White Tears, B r a c k e t s
Details: “Started by twin siblings, Seattle-based The Black Tones describe their music as “a goody bag of BLUES, PUNK, and BLACK POWER.” They’ll be joined by local rock and hiphop talents Duke Evers, The White Tears & Pearl Dragon Is Dead, and B r a c k e t s.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Central Saloon—207 1st Ave S.
Cost: $10
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Music: General Business Band
Details: “The group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Georgetown Brewery—5200 Denver Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Sunday, January 21st

Music: JazzED: Girls Ellington Project
Details: “Seattle JazzED is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 on the notion that kids should have access to great music education opportunities regardless of the schools they go to or their economic status. Reservations for this show can be made for those coming for dinner and the show.” The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.
Time: 4 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
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Dance/Movement: Da Brown Girls Sessions
Details: “Presented by What’s Poppin’ Ladies!! WPL?! x Majinn x Moonyeka have created a space for girls* of color to find an unapologetic voice through the exploration of movement. These movement explorations will help young womxn of color manifest choreographic and freestyle tools that are applicable to everyday survival. Sponsored by our friends, FOCS – Families Of Color Seattle. *those socialized as womxn and/or identify as femme/womxn”
Time: 5–7 PM
Where: Beacon Arts TBD Warehouse—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5–10 suggested donation per student, per class
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Community/Empowerment: Womxn Act on Seattle: Casa Latina
Details: Hosted by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward and CASA Latina, this kid-friendly, full day of events will include classes, talks/panels, a self defense class, food drive, voter registration, black hair product collection to benefit the Eleanor Elizabeth Institute for Black Empowerment, a fiesta, and so much more!
Time: 10 AM–7 PM
Where: CASA Latina—317 17th Ave S.
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