THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—I Am Not Your Negro, Black Lives Matter at School, A Tribute to Fats Domino, and more!

Friday, February 9th

Education/Community: Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action: Final Rally!
Details: “This event will feature students, educators, parents, and activists discussing their vision for supporting Black Lives at School. In addition, it will feature musicians, poets, and artists, including the Northwest Tap Connection (Official). All are welcome! Hosted by the Social Equity Educators and endorsed by the SEA Center for Race and Equity.”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Cleveland High School—5511 15th Ave S.
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Movie: I Am Not Your Negro
Details: “This acclaimed movie powerfully represents Black activist and writer James Baldwin’s reflections on the boundaries of race and the necessity for multi-issue coalition-building in the civil rights movement. The film’s rich historical footage connects the ongoing struggle for Black freedom and equality to today’s movements. After the movie, join in the discussion on how people of all colors can organize together and the essential role of radical African American leadership. 2016, 93 minutes.” Free popcorn!
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall—5018 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $5–$10 (By donation)
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Education/Community: Somali Alphabet Book Launch and Community Celebration
Details: What do you do when the demand for books in your language outstrips the supply? Write and publish your own! Come celebrate Seattle’s community-created Somali alphabet book, “Baro Af-Soomaali,” at a free public event. The innovative collaboration involved five families who live in the NewHolly neighborhood, The Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), the Somali Family Safety Task Force and local poet Mohamed Shidane. The book was published by Applewood Books, and will be distributed by Ingram Content Group. The children’s board book centers on Somali language, community, and culture. “Baro Af-Soomaali,” which means “learn Somali” in English, gives Somali parents the opportunity to share their culture as they teach their young children.    The book, which was written during the summer of 2017, grew out of the realization that Somali language board books simply weren’t available. Time: 5:30PM – 8PM                        
Where: New Holly Gathering Hall— 7054 32nd Ave S.
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Music: Correo Aereo
Details: “Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning all acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional and original music of Latin America: especially Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico. Their beautiful original music is deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation, making their music both viscerally ancient and vibrantly contemporary!”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE! (Donations welcome)
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Music: The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: A Tribute to Fats Domino
Details: “An evening of New Orleans music, featuring the music of the late, great Fats Domino – the genial, good-natured symbol of the dawn of rock and roll and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame”.”
Time: 6:30 PM / Doors, 5:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12 Adv. / $15 DOS
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Photography: Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith
Details: “Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith honors 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography and celebrates the neighborhood and people who inspired him. Take a look at Seattle through this distinctive lens.” Exhibit live through 6/17/18
Time: 10 AM–5 PM
Where: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)—860 Terry Ave N.
Cost: $19.95 Adults, Student/Senior/Military discounts available (14 and under, FREE!)
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Burlesque: Hard Love: Valentine’s Day with Stripped Screw & Mod Carousel
Details: “Stripped♥Screw Burlesque’s Hard Love revue series takes an intimate turn this Valentine’s Day. The Dangerous Dames have invited the award-winning boylesque performers of Mod Carousel for an evening of devious delights and sinful sensuality, aided and abetted by foxy lady Amara Strutt. Our historic vaudeville home, Columbia City Theater, will host a select number of tables and every seat comes with a glass of bubbly (boozy or otherwise) and a trio of locally handmade truffles.”
Time: 8 PM / Doors, 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $38–180
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Movies: The Shape of Water, The Post, and I, Tonya
Details: In addition to these new titles, this weekend Ark Lodge is also playing classic films: North by Northwest (1959) and To Catch a Thief (1955).
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, February 10th

Theater: Two Trains Running
Details: “There’s a new President in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. No, it’s not 2017, it’s 1969. At a critical moment in the civil rights movement, Memphis is forced to consider selling his restaurant to the city of Pittsburgh as urban planning eats away at his beloved neighborhood. Featuring a captivating, joyous, slice-of-life cast of characters, Two Trains Running is celebrated playwright August Wilson’s portrait of a defining moment in American history.” (Show ends 2/11/18)
Time: 2 PM & 7:30 PM (Sun 2 PM)
Where: Bagley Wright Theatre—155 Mercer St
Cost: $16–85 (Student/Senior discounts available)
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Home and Garden: South Seattle Home Fair
Details: Join the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, along with other City departments and local organizations, for a South Seattle Home Fair. We’re offering free one-on-one Q&A sessions with City staff. Are you planning a remodeling project? Ask us about our permitting process, inspections, and codes requirements. Do you rent, or are you a landlord? Come ask about rental housing rules. We’ll also have information tables about affordable housing, landslide awareness, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, home ownership assistance, weatherization of homes, and much, much more!
Time: 10AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Filipino Community of Seattle (5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S)
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Theater: Dear White People – The Revolution
Details: “A Boom Boom L’Roux’s Late Night Revue Productions, in association with the Theatre Off Jackson present, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – THE REVOLUTION. We started with an open statement, ‘Dear White People’, It became ‘An Exploration of Race’ Who are we? Where are we going? We choose to be ‘UNAPOLOGETIC’ And we were confronted with ‘Resistance’ Now, it’s time for change. NOW we are ready for ‘The Revolution’. A show the Seattle Times called “Powerful and thought-provoking,” Bringing levity to political language and inviting new perspectives through a mixture of live music, dance, poetry, and soulful spoken-word. Our cast continues the conversation on two dates in February at The Theatre Off Jackson, Experience THEIR stories, a message, an open statement; Dear White People are you ready for The REVOLUTION? THIS IS AN ALL POC PRODUCTION BOTH ON STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENES. PLEASE SUPPORT POC ARTISTS.” 21+ (Two shows—Feb 9th & 10th)
Time: 8 PM / Doors, 7:30 PM
Where: Theatre Off Jackson—409 7th Ave S.
Cost: $30–50 (Plus fees)
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Music/Arts/Culture: Caribbean Carnival Fête
Details: “Caribbean Sea Fest will present a Caribbean Carnival Fête […] showcasing Caribbean Festival Arts from Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Panama. Artists include Grupo Bayano, Los Pleneros de Goddard, Folklore Panamá, and Mokojumbies. Following these cultural presentations, Y2K Sound and DJ Garifuna will play our favorite songs from across the Caribbean. Bring your flags! Bring your rags! Time to Jump Up.”
Time: 8:30 PM / Doors, 8 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 Adv. / $20 DOS
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Community/Mentorship: Seattle CARES Mentor Orientation
Details: “Join Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement as we stand to reclaim our youth, our neighborhoods, and our city. Attend our first mentor orientation of 2018 to learn more. Be a difference maker. Be a mentor!”
Time: 9 AM–12 PM
Where: Mt Baker Park Presbyterian—3201 Hunter Boulevard S.
Cost: FREE!
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Museum/Culture: Lunar New Year Celebration
Details: Ticket includes: “Viewing of our lion dance celebration (outdoors along S King St.); please arrive early to find a great spot on the sidewalk; members enjoy seats in our members-only tent (seats available on a first-come, first-served basis), access to our 12 exhibits, access to our art and passport activities throughout the entire museum.”
Time: 10 AM–5 PM
Where: Wing Luke Museum—719 S. King St
Cost: $17 (Student/Senior discounts available, Kids & Students with ID—FREE!)
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Community/Gardening: Seed Exchange! Honey bee class! Soil Building!
Details: “This is a free community event sponsored by the Seattle Farm Co Op and King County Seed Library. At this event you will be invited to learn to mix your own special blend of seedling soil and make a seed paper valentines! Kids of all ages are welcome! Donation of seed is always welcome however those without seed to contribute are also welcome to participate!”
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: Seattle Farm Co-op—5133 S. Director St
Cost: FREE!
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Sports/Community: Neighbor Day Open House @ Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
Details: “Roses are red, Violets are blue, We love lawn bowling, And our neighbors too! Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club invites our neighbors to the Neighbor Day Open House event. Come by the Club to learn about the great sport of lawn bowls and the fun and active Club at Jefferson Park! Members will be on hand to show you how to bowl. (Please wear flat soled shoes if you plan to bowl.) Thank you for being our neighbors!”
Time: 1–3 PM
Where: Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club—4103 Beacon Ave S.
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Sunday, February 11th

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” (Ongoing class series)
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: Orca Family Talent Show
Details: “It’s time for the Orca Family Talent Show again! We’ll kick off the night with performances by members of the Orca K-8 community, and end the night with Orca parents in bands; featuring Insect Man, Guardian Alien, Free Candy, and the Savoy Night Owls. All money raised sends Orca kids to camp!”
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
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Medidation/Spiritual: Valentine’s Day Cacao Ceremony
Details: “The spirit of Cacao unites us in a vibrational frequency of unconditional acceptance and awareness. In this workshop you are guided towards opening the throat and heart chakras, meditation and practice of pranayama, to meet and manifest in wholeness (just as you are) and celebrate love and the spirit of cacao.”
Time: 2–4 PM
Where: Kanjin Yoga—5701 Rainier Ave S., Ste B
Cost: $25 adv. (plus service fee)
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Community: II Community Forum and Potluck “Pregones de mi tierra”
Details: “Join us for a dialogue that will explore the oral street cultures of daily life in Latin America. Featured regions in the second community forum: Panama, Colombia and Garifuna regions. Please, bring a dish to share. […] See you there!”
Time: 5 PM / Doors, 4:30 PM
Where: Union Cultural Center—803 S. King St
Cost: FREE!
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