THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Plate of Nations, Ladies First: Women & Hip Hop, Culture Fest Vol. 3, and more!

Friday, March 23rd

Food/Culture: 8th Annual Plate of Nations
Details:Plate of Nations is back to unite Seattle food lovers! Seattle’s most diverse community is pleased to once again titillate taste buds from across the city for two mouthwatering weeks between March 23rd and April 8th. Entrees with origins in more than 30 cultures will provide a rolling banquet of global cuisine unavailable anywhere else in the city.”
Time: Ongoing event March 23rd–April 8th
Where: Numerous South End locations
Cost: $20 and $30 sharable meals
More Info: http://www.plateofnations.com/

Community/Hip Hop: Ladies First: Women & Hip Hop
Details: “Celebrate Women’s History Month at Ladies First: Women & Hip Hop, a panel discussion and performance. All ages and FREE!”
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Northwest African American Museum—2300 S Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Burlesque: Stripped Screw presents Disney After Dark & Walt’s Dungeon
Details: “From dramatically comedic to drippingly sensual, this IS Disney After Dark, inspired by the many works and worlds of Disney. Starring Stripped♥Screw Burlesque: Kutie LaBootie, Seraphina Fiero, Stella D’Letto & Violet Ten Dencies . . .” (Performances throughout the weekend)
Time: 9 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $28–40 (plus fees)
More Info: http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/events/

Music: Franky Vitolo
Details: “Listeners have described his playing [as] reminiscent of music titans like Joshua Redman and John Coltrane. The jazz vocabulary is apparent in every moment of his playing . . .” 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/events/

Community/Food Justice: Farm Stand Fellow Informational Night
Details: “Rainier Beach Action Coalition is excited to be partnering with the Ethiopian Community In Seattle and bring the Rainier Beach neighborhood its very own farm stand. Come and learn about our job opportunities working with local farmers. No experiences needed but must be between 16-24, interested in community work, food justice, and fresh produce.”
Time: 5–6 PM
Where: Ethiopian Community in Seattle—8323 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Movies: Tomb Raider, A Wrinkle in Time, Black Panther
Details: In addition to these new titles, this weekend Ark Lodge is also playing classic films: King of Hearts and Harold and Maude.
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

Music: Mrs. Phelps / Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”
Details: Early show (5 PM, FREE): “Mrs. Phelps and Friends. Guest vocalists along with their family and friends.” Late show (7:30 PM, FREE): Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Tovi Newman and Jacqueline Schafer
Time/Cost: See “Details”
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: DJ Marvelous
Details: “This young DJ spins Old and New school. His unique style will keep all of you on the dance Floor. His mixes are seamless and he reads the vibe in a party like it was a book. Come on through and experience the flows of DJ Marvelous and dance till you drop.”
Time: 8 PM–1 AM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10
More Info: http://royalesquireclub.com/event/dj-friday

Saturday, March 24th

Social Justice/Community Action: WA – Seattle – Columbia City Rally for Gun Sense
Details: “Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a Gun Sense Rally in Columbia City . . . Gun violence prevention activist, Zoe Moore and Bishop Zachary K. Bruce, Sr. from The Jesus Center, Home of Freedom Church of Seattle, the Youth Violence Prevention Network and 100 Man Army will join us with other community leaders.”
Time: 1–2:30 PM
Where: Columbia Park—4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Social Justice/Community Action: March For Our Lives Seattle
Details: “March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today. On March 24, we will take to the streets to demand that our safety become a priority.”
Time: 10 AM–1 PM
Where: Cal Anderson Park—1635 11th Ave
More Info: https://event.marchforourlives.com/

Community/Culture/Market: Black Arts Love Spring ’18 Mixer and Marketplace
Details: “Join us for a free & fun community event celebrating African American arts and culture! RSVP for FREE & Get Free Raffle Tickets . . .”
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: Franklin High School—3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd
Cost: FREE
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Performance: Say It Loud: Simply Me
Details: “Say It Loud: Simply Me is a story of Felicia V. Loud’s love for music and finding her voice, at a time when children were to be seen and not heard. It was unimaginable that Felicia would find theatre and singing as a tool for expressing herself. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center was the first place where she stood on stage to perform, and after living most of her life as an artist she returns to Langston to tell part of her story.”
Time: 7 PM
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $15–20
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Music: Oleaja Flamenco Presents Flamenco Night at Jude’s
Time: 8 PM to 10PM
Where: Jude’s Old Town 9252 57th Avenue S.
Cost: FREE (Live Flamenco music and dance)

Art/Market/Music: Culture Fest Vol. 3
Details: “Culture Fest has doubled in size and scope with each installment. Held in Dozer’s Graffiti Warehouse on Beacon Hill, Culture Fest Vol. 3 will feature some of the Northwest’s most innovative creatives and organizations. VIP offers a free meal from critically acclaimed chef Tarik Abdullah w/ beverages provided as well + select artwork from painter Alex Codd, photographer Dipsauce, and more hanging in the VIP room.” 21+
Time: 5–10 PM
Where: Dozer’s Warehouse (Beacon Arts Community Space)—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $20–40
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-fest-vol-3

Community/Fundraiser: 80s Dodgeball FUN-Raiser: The 5th Year
Details: “Let’s get ready to rummmmmmmmmble! The annual 80s Dodgeball FUN-Raiser is here! Join us . . . for a family-friendly event benefiting Washington Building Leaders for Change (WA-BLOC).  [It’s] free to the public and will feature: All Play (for those who prefer less competitive games), Refereed Dodgeball Tournament, Halftime Show, Free Food, [and a] Photobooth.”
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center—8825 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Donations Accepted
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Games: Mini Game Day
Details: “The Skyway Library and Playtest Northwest are teaming up to offer monthly, all-ages game days! We will be featuring PNW game designers, demoing their games in different stages of development! You can also take check out any of Skyway Library’s game collection to play in-house!”
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: https://mywesthill.org/event/mini-game-day

Music: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Details: “Wake Up Presents: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf + Future Shock.” 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Showbox SoDo—1700 1st Ave S.
Cost: Tickets starting at $35
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Entertainment/Variety: Totally 80s Rewind
Details: “The ultimate 80s wonderland is at Living Computers! Celebrate why it’s best to be geek as we party all night long. Hop into an original DeLorean, belt out 80s classics in our karaoke lounge, or throwback to the future as you bust a move with R2DJ. Put your retro gaming skills to the test with arcade favorites and try your chance at winning the mystery grand prize . . . ” 21+
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Living Computers: Museum + Labs—2245 1st Avenue S.
Cost: $25 (Members, $20)
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Music: ’90s Music Party with Marina Christopher
Details: “Marina Christopher makes playing bass and singing look absolutely effortless. Her compositions and her clever arrangements enchant and entertain audiences all over the Puget Sound.” 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/events/

Music: Shout Out! Seattle (a benefit for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls)
Details: “Join us on Saturday, March 24th for our all-ages annual benefit show, Shout Out! Seattle . . . This is your chance to reunite with your friends from Summer Camp and raise money for your favorite organization! Get your photo taken in our costume photo booth, buy tix for cool raffle prizes and get a temporary tattoo while you listen to amazing bands!”
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $12 DOS / $5 (for students/youth)
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: Matt Alber & The Gentlemen Callers
Details: “Portland-based singer/songwriter and multi-Grammy® Award-winning classical artist Matt Alber (reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright/Iron & Wine) is joined by two Seattle legends, Daniel Walker & Andy Stoller, (Ann Wilson/Tracy Chapman) for an evening of soulful original songs & classic pop covers.”
Time: 9:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Music: Icon’s Night
Details: “An evening of acknowledgement and love shown to Distinguished Members of our community . . . Our goal is to show our appreciation and share our loved ones with the rest of the community.The evening will consists of truthful and kind words about our Icons Dr. Maxine Mimms, Mr. Gary Ladd, Mr. Edmond Hill, Mr. Melvin Brown and Mr. Randolph Cross . . . great food, games, superb entertainment by the Emerald City All Stars and Ms. DeChelle Monet . . . ”
Time: 6–11 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20
More Info: http://royalesquireclub.com/event/

Music: Sandrider
Details: Clock-Out Lounge Presents: Sandrider, Hexem, Great Falls 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $10–13
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

 Sunday, March 25th

Social Justice/Celebration: 2018 NAC Spring Convergence
Details: From the Neighborhood Action Coalition—“We’ve helped pass a progressive income tax ordinance, challenged the sweeps of un-housed neighbors, and partnered with groups on the front-lines of defense against the attacks on the muslim, immigrant, and trans neighbors among us . . . Come plug into our work to organize toward community ownership, to stop displacement of the most targeted among us, and refocusing around strategies and projects to gain freedom and justice for us all . . .”
Time: 2–6 PM
Where: El Centro de la Raza—2524 16th Ave S.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Community/Fitness: Sunday Social Stroll
Details: “Did you know walking can improve your mood, coordination, and strengthens your bones and muscles? Calling all EARLY BIRDS, looking for a morning social group that enjoys the outdoors! ALL ages, genders, and fitness abilities are welcome!” Hosted by The Duncan Connection
Time: 9:30–10:30 AM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Cost: FREE
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Music: JazzED / Phinney Ridge Orchestras / Erik Deutsch Band
Details: Early shows (4:30 PM, FREE / 7:30, FREE): JazzED: Nina Simone Choir & Louis Armstrong Ensemble Featuring the Nina Simone Choir & Louis Armstrong Ensemble / Phinney Ridge Orchestras—Late show (10 PM, $10): Erik Deutsch Band feat. Skerik + Alwyn Robinson, Greg Garrison, and special guest vocalist Victoria Reed. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM
Time/Cost: See “Details”
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
More Info: http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

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