THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—A Time to Rise, Yuki Aoki Quintet, Spekulation, and more!

Friday, March 2nd

Music: Yuki Aoki Quintet / Darto, Bad Luck, and Zen Mother
Details: Early show: “Please join the Yuki Aoki Quintet for an intimate evening of jazz and bossa nova — as well as celebrating Yuki’s very first vocal performance ever! . . .” Late show: “For over a decade the Seattle based duo Bad Luck . . . have pushed the boundaries of what it means to perform, create and move forward in the genre of modern jazz. Zen Mother is a two-piece experimental, electronic rock project inspired by French composer, Igor Wakhevitch . . .” The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM
Time/Cost: Early: 6 PM, FREE / Late: 9 PM, $10 Adv.
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Youth Theater: Wonka
Details: “Come watch this classic tale of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory told through the vision of the Orca Drama Club. (Multiple shows. March 2nd and 3rd 7:00pm. March 9th and 10th 7:00pm.) Family friendly and a sweet treat indeed!!”
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $10 Suggested donation
Where: Franklin High School—3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Youth Performance: Rainier Beach High School 2ND Annual District Talent Show
Details: “Come and join us at Rainier Beach High School as we celebrate our 2nd-annual talent show! We open this fun filled evening to all members of the community so hopefully you didn’t plan anything! Where: Paul Roberson Performing Art Center . . . Performers get free admission!!”
Time: 7–9 PM
Cost: $5
Where: Rainier Beach High School—8815 Seward Park Avenue S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Art Exhibit: Someday We’ll All Be Free
Details: “. . . a multi-arts exhibit by the Youth Leadership Board of Creative Justice, an arts-based program that builds community with young people who are most impacted by mass incarceration. By exploring community-based alternatives to juvenile detention using social justice values, Creative Justice is redefining what justice is and what it can be. The paintings and photos in this exhibit give voice to youth in our communities who want to have a public dialog about mass incarceration and abolition.” Exhibit live through May 2, 2018
Time: 4–6 PM
Where: Seattle City Hall—600 4th Ave Ste 3300
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Community/Social Justice: A Woman’s Right to a Safe Workplace
Details: “FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION – In solidarity with all working women, Casa Latina, SEIU6, UFCW21, UNITE HERE 8, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau present a documentary screening and panel discussion of ‘Rape on the Night Shift.’ Spanish interpretation available. RSVP to arrange FREE childcare.”
Time: 5–7 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: CASA Latina—317 17th Ave S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Music: A Musical Conversation
Details: “Garden House Concert: Unplugged – A Musical Conversation With Kyle Porter, Morgan Sobel, and special guest Robert Murphy. An intimate concert with piano and acoustic guitar and no amplification. About the Beacon Arts Garden House Concert Series: A superb listening environment in the oldest mansion on Beacon Hill. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door – under 12 free! No host bar benefits Beacon Arts.”
Time: 8 PM | Doors, 7:30 PM
Cost: $10
Where: The Garden House—2336 15th Ave S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Movies: Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Details: In addition to these new titles, this weekend Ark Lodge is also playing classic films: Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Sing-a-long! / 40th Anniversary) *Coconut shells provided for the show “until the swallows take them back” and a series of Oscar-nominated shorts in the categories of animation, documentary, and live action.
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
More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com/movies

Saturday, March 3rd

Children/Movies: Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Fundraiser
Details: “RVCP’s annual Movie Matinee fundraiser is . . . upstairs at Ark Lodge Cinemas! The short films shown are curated and being shared with us from NW Film Forum. These are award winning or audience favorites from the Children’s Film Festival and are such fun for the kids every year. All shorts are gentle and appropriate for all ages.”
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $10–$25
More Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/rainier-valley-cooperative-preschool

Gardening/Stewardship: Special Saturdays at Kubota Garden
Details: “Join us for a Special Saturday Seasonal Volunteer work party at Kubota Garden. Tasks include pruning of the sword ferns and cutting back the groundcover, lirope. Tools and gloves are provided, but you may bring your favorite hand tools . . .” (Recurring events March–September)
Time: 9 AM–12 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: Kubota Garden—9817 55th Ave S.
More Info: http://www.kubotagarden.org/volunteering/

Self Defense: Self Defense Workshop
Details: “You can easily learn empty-hand self-preservation skills, to be safer and more confident in any environment. Our friend Eric from Crazy Monkey Defense USA will be teaching this workshop which focuses on easily learned defense and offensive tactics; participants will learn how to keep themselves physically safe. The workshop is co-ed and open to all fitness levels. Age 13 and up.”
Time: 1:30–4 PM
Cost: $39 (+ tax)
Where: Seattle Kettlebell Club—1716 21st Ave S.
More Info: https://www.seattlekettlebellclub.com/selfdefense

Community/Fundraiser: Emazing Turns 5
Details: “Come celebrate with Emazing Photography as Erica celebrates being in business for 5 years! This is a celebration and a fundraiser party. Erica is fundraising to raise money for her first photography studio! Come out and enjoy art, eats, drinks, networking, music, raffles + giveaways, photos and much more!”
Time: 6–10 PM
Cost: $10 Suggested minimum donation
Where: The Garden House—2336 15th Ave S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Literary/Community: A Time to Rise – KDP Book Event
Details: Collective Memiors of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP) “Seattle KDP book launch – Saturday March 3 at 3:00 pm at Nagomi Tea House in the International District. Come and meet the KDP authors and editors. Featured speakers include Rene Ciria Cruz and Cindy Domingo, co-editors of A Time to Rise!”
Time: 3–5 PM
Where: Nagomi Tea House – 和みティーハウス—519 6th Ave S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Community/Social Justice: Missing & Murdered Native Women Discussion
Details: “Hosted by the Indigenous Education Project & Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Washington. Come join us, as our Speakers discuss how it is to be a Native Woman in the 21st Century. SPEAKERS: Yvonne Swan-Wanrow- Her 1977 case was pivotal in moving Women’s self-defense forward in this Country with the “Wanrow Act”. Earth-Feather Sovereign- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Washington. Advocate for MMIW and may bring awareness of WA Bill HB-2915 to help create a Data Base for our Missing Native Women in Washington. . .” …and more!
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Southside Commons—3518 S. Edmunds St
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Children/Community: ¡Hora de Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)
Details: “Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!) Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español.”
Time: 2–2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: Seattle Public Library (Beacon Hill)—2821 Beacon Ave. S.
More Info: http://www.spl.org/locations/beacon-hill-branch/

Music: Do Peterson Band: IDEATION / Best Nation in the World
Details: Early show: “Do Peterson Band will perform IDEATION, a concert/album of songs stepping from darkness into light, healing and life, an event in partnership with Zero Suicide Puget Sound and NAMI Seattle (National Alliance on Mental Illness).” Late show: “Best Nation In The World (BNITW) features well crafted songs . . . The group has a unique chemistry that instantly grabs the listener and takes them through the stories and ideas laid out, not just by deep lyrics, but through the equally compelling music.” All Ages until 10 PM
Time/Cost: Early—6:30 PM, $10 Adv. / Late—9 PM, FREE
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: Cam Paign, Chris LeVaughn and Nic Masangkay
Details: Check out this bill with MC and producer, Cam Paign, from Massachusetts, whose work is influenced by East-Coast hip hop, with Seattle-native pop/soul, singer-songwriter, and producer, Chris LeVaughn, plus Seattle-based spoken word poet, producer, and singer-songwriter who Buzzfeed says “will leave you speechless” and who the Seattle Times calls “synth-pop… in the style of Reggie Watts.” (21+)
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: www.columbiacitytheater.com/calendar/

Music: Spekulation w/ Gabriel Teodros and Taylar Elizza Beth
Details: “. . . Celebrate the release of Spekulation’s new instrumental album, The Crossover Event, with a one-time performance of the entire album featuring some of the city’s best instrumentalists. Complete with visuals and extended instrumental solos, the performance will bring Spekulation’s album to life while also delivering a few surprises along the way. Also on stage that night, . . . two artists who continually push Seattle’s creative boundaries and who are responsible for some of the most groundbreaking local releases in the last few years. . .” 21+
Time: 9 PM | Doors, 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 ($12.61 w/ fees)
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Sunday, March 4th

Youth/Open Mic: Youth Speaks Writing Circle/Open Mic
Details: “Come spit poetry, speak, play music, dance, tell jokes, live paint, just watch if you want to — its your stage! Come through to write FIRST, then FEEL FREE to stay later to SHARE and witness TRUTH at the Open Mic! Great first place to perform, be heard, have fun and show love to each other. YSS open mics are some of the most supportive you can find! . . . *We prioritize youth 19 and under performing.”
Time: 5 PM, Writing Circle | 7 PM, Open Mic
Cost: FREE
Where: The Station—1600 s Roberto Maestas Festival St
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Martial Arts/Community: Traditional Capoeira Angola Roda
Details: “The Seattle Capoeira Center hosts the only weekly Capoeira roda in the Seattle Metropolitan area. Everyone is welcome. Kids can play from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and adults can play from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. All adults are encouraged to come and play with the youth. This is an intergenerational event . . . ”
Time: 2 PM
Cost: $20
Where: Capoeira Angola Palmares—2909 Rainier Ave S. #103
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

Music: JazzED: Quincy Jones & Melba Liston Ensembles
Details: “Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who wanted kids to get great music education opportunities, regardless of what school they went to or how much money they had . . . The Melba Liston Ensemble is directed by Marina Christopher and the Quincy Jones Ensemble is directed by Clarence Acox.” ALL AGES
Time: 4:30 PM | Doors, 4 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: JazzED: Quincy Jones & Melba Liston Ensembles
Details: “Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who wanted kids to get great music education opportunities, regardless of what school they went to or how much money they had. JazzED started out with two jazz ensembles that met weekly. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year. The Melba Liston Ensemble is directed by Marina Christopher and the Quincy Jones Ensemble is directed by Clarence Acox.” The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM
Time: 4:30 PM | Doors, 4 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: Plan B
Details: “A group of physicians with a passion for making music for over a decade, Plan B ranges from original latin and jazz pieces to classic rock covers. An ever evolving band in composition, Plan B brings a casual feel to a unique and eclectic mix of music at each show.” The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM
Time: 7 PM | Doors, 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/

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