THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Youth Speaks WILD CARD Slam, Black Panther, 206 ZULU Anniversary, and more!

Friday, February 16th

Youth/Slam/Open Mic: Youth Speaks WILD CARD Slam
Details: “Arts Corps presents: 2017-18 Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series. Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to Chicago for BNV 2018. Hosted by and Featuring Will Giles!!! DJ Duo = Triple B (Büg Büs and Bäsil). Sacrificial poet: TBD.” Sign ups, 6 PM
Time: 6–9:30 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center—1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest. St
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Movies: Black Panther, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water
Details: “In an age of impersonal, high-tech multiplexes, old-time movie theaters still feel as charming as ever. Housed in a beautiful historic building with a retro marquee, Ark Lodge Cinemas works hard to keep that vintage charm.”
Time: Showtimes 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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Community/Trans: Be Mine: A Valentine to Trans Bodies
Details: “Come party, drink, eat and mingle with Trans folx and our allies while we all celebrate the beauty of our Trans bodies. This party is meant as a celebration of us as Trans people on a day that can be difficult for many- Valentine’s Day. This is a potluck so feel free to bring food if you got it like that but you don’t have to. Yummy Mexican food will be provided. Also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. Trans sex workers, Trans people of color and Trans folx experiencing homelessness are ESPECIALLY welcome as are our allies.”
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: RSVP for address
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Music: Columbia City Theater – Various Artists
Details: Inara George (Ticketed theater show); Nick Drummond, Maddy Smith, Rich and Britt (Bourbon Bar) – Both shows are 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Bourbon Bar, FREE  / Theater, see website
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Music: An Evening with The Scott Amendola Trio
Details: Featuring Jeff Parker (Tortoise) on guitar and Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann) on electric bass – Beth Fleenor and Wayne Horvitz Duo opening – “Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker, and Paul Bryan all met nearly 30 years ago at Berklee College of Music. Musically minded in symmetry, Scott, Jeff, and Paul know how to make 3 sound like one. The trio will embark on music composed by Amendola, some choice covers, and venture into the unknown.”
Time: 8 PM / Doors, 6:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15
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Saturday, February 17th

Dance/Variety: SoulOut Showcase Club Vol. 2
Details: “We are excited to bring you […] “Seattle’s Urban Dance Experience” SoulOut Showcase Club (SoulOut) will feature some of the Northwest’s Hottest Choreographers and Dancers plus the show may include Poetry, Rap, Spoken Word and more! Get ready for a one-of-a-kind showcase with excitement and energy!” 18+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 (online) / $20 (door)
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Art Opening/Community: Kentaro Kojima Art Opening
Details: “Join Jude’s in welcoming Kentaro Kojima to our walls! View pieces of his work, meet the artists, and enjoy some celebratory cocktails. Heck, buy some art if you want!” (Live music to follow; kid friendly)
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Jude’s Old Town—9252 57th Ave S.
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Community: Black Joy Party!
Details: “The official Black Panther after party!! […] The future is Black joy…Black joy is a radical and critical component in our liberation. Featuring: A self care lounge with free massages, Free photo booth, $5 specialty cocktails, Music by: DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES”
Time: 8 PM–12 AM
Where: Northwest African American Museum—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $5 suggested donation
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Community: State of Africatown 2018
Details: “The 5th annual State of Africatown will be held on February 17th at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and will feature presentations on the accomplishments of the last year, as well as vision, opportunities, and challenges facing the African American and African Diaspora community in 2018 and beyond.”
Time: 11 AM–1 PM
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—104 17th Avenue S.
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Music: Mike Dillon Band w/ Amandla feat. Claude Coleman Jr.
Details: “How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon.”
Time: 8 PM / Doors, 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12 Adv. / $15 DOS
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Music: Matt Dalton, Devin Sinha, Kathy Moore
Details: Seattle-based singer/songwriter, Matt Dalton’s music is “reminiscent of spiritual searching beyond the boundaries of christianity.” Devin Sinha’s style is “primarily acoustic indie/folk, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music.” Kathy Moore’s “guitar chops and songwriting are a high octane confluence of rock, funk, jazz, and country.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater – Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
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Museum: We Are History Keepers
Details: “[…] A Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community. This day of workshops at the Northwest African American Museum provides the skills and knowledge to preserve your own historical records, including photographs, papers and collecting oral histories. Registration is required. Participation is free and includes admission to the Northwest African American Museum. Presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum and University of Washington Libraries.”
Time: 12–5:30 PM
Where: Northwest African American Museum—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: Free (w/ registration)
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Breakdancing/Hip Hop/Community: 14th Anniversary of 206 ZULU
Details: “14th Anniversary of 206 ZULU is going down this Saturday at Washington Hall! This all day event features a 1-vs-1 bboy/bgirl battle, 1-vs-1 all styles battle and an 8-invite bracket for Northwest Sweet 16 – XI – 2018! $1000 in prizes! Guest judges – Asia One (No Easy Props), Juse (Massive Monkees), Orb (Circle of Fire), Nikiya (Anchorage, AK), Sheena (Vancouver, BC), and Chris Kaku (Seattle, WA)! Also performances with NW Portablists and The High Children!!”
Time: 5–11 PM
Where: Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: $10 / $5 students (w/ ID)
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Community/Music/Spoken Word: Vickie Williams Legacy Day!
Details: “Remember Vickie Williams! Pillar of the Community. A #Way_Maker with a BIG HEART!! She gave so much of herself. It’s time to GIVE BACK!! music, spoken-word, food”
Time: 3–8 PM
Where: Lem’s Life Enrichment Bookstore—5023 Rainier Ave S.
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Community/Civics: Town Hall Meeting
Details: “I [State Senator Rebecca Saldaña] am co-hosting a town hall with Rep. Santos and Rep. Pettigrew. We hope you can join us! This will be good time for us to hear directly from you and answer your questions. All are encouraged to attend. Child care will be provided on location.”
Time: 10–11:30 AM
Where:Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS)—8323 Rainier Ave S.
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Music: Mike “G” & M.A.R.
Details: “With special guests Dirtay, Walker, Ambush and Cody Bryant and Kev – Host: Only1Wizer” 21+
Time: 9 PM | Doors, 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater – Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $5 Adv. / $10 Door
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Museum/Technology: DigITal Archaeology Day
Details: “Experience the world of Digital Archeology with the technologies and tools that archaeologists use to uncover pieces of the past! We’ll take you on a journey from ancient worlds rendered in VR, to airplanes uncovered from ocean depths, to the recent discovery of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and so much more! Then, get to work applying your new knowledge by trying our archaeology themed activities in the labs: GIS Mapping & 3D Modeling. We’ll close out the afternoon with a screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Living Computers: Museum + Labs—2245 1st Avenue S.
Cost: $16 (Free for members)
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Sunday, February 18th

Art/Gallery: Gallery ONYX Grand Reopening
Details: “Story: The Onyx Fine Arts Collective is a committed group of volunteers dedicated to creating opportunities for artists of African descent to be showcased, celebrated, and promoted in the Pacific Northwest. Event: Onyx Fine Arts Collective is reopening Gallery ONYX in a new location, on the 3rd Floor of Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. Come celebrate with us. Meet some of the 175 artists who have exhibited with us. See what’s on exhibit, and what we’ve got planned. The event is FREE, but we’d like to know how many are coming, so please RSVP.”
Time: 12–6 PM
Where: Pacific Place Seattle—600 Pine St
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Art/Gallery: What Is Black Art?
Details: “Seattle Black Artists Explore “What Is Black Art?” In celebration of African American History month, visual artist Carol Rashawnna Williams exhibits a series of large scale works and discusses “What is Black Art?” with writer Beverly Aarons.”
Time: 2–5:30 PM
Where: Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts—115 Prefontaine Pl S.
Cost: FREE
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Food/Community: Brunch with Musang – Chinese New Year Pop Up
Details: “Join us for Brunch with Musang, a pop-up Filipino Brunch at Bar Del Corso, every third Sunday of the month! We’re back and excited for 2018!!! This month we’ll be celebrating Chinese New Year’s and honoring the many Chinese influences in Filipino Cuisine. Love from our family to yours.”
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Bar del Corso—3057 Beacon Avenue S.
Cost: $40 (Tickets do not include gratuity.)
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Music: North Corner Chamber Orchestra
Details: “Come enjoy a celebration of Romanian music and dance! NOCCO presents the following program in collaboration with The Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts – ROCCA and Romanian Folkloric Ensemble ‘DATINA’”
Time: 7:30 PM / Doors, 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $25 / $15 Seniors / $10 18 & under (and music students)
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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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