THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Langston Hughes Film Festival, Massive Monkees Weekend, and more!

Friday, April 20th

Film Festival: 15th Annual Langston Hughes Film Festival
Details: Langston Hughes African American Film Festival—April 19–22, 2018—“The festival will host provocative films and works about the Black experience from independent filmmakers.”
Time: Film/event times vary
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $7–90 (individual film & weekend passes avail., + youth/senior discounts)


Music: High Pulp & Shakewell
Details: See High Pulp, a self-described “future funk fusion” band with “energetic live performances” and Shakewell. The members of Shakewell combine their “shared love for groove and songwriting, each member draw[ing] upon their influence to conceive an original breed of music with a semblance of funk, jazz, soul, and rock n’ roll.” ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time: 8:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $15 DOS

Breakdancing: Massive Monkees Weekend 2018
Details: Breakdancing workshops, battles, comps, live DJs, and more! ALL AGES
Time: Workshop / battle times vary
Where: Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: $35 (Kids 11 and under, FREE!)

Community/Jazz: Royal Rose Club Happy Hour
Details: “The Royal Rose Club presents a Jazz Happy Hour . . . Come on down to settle your nerves and remove your stress every Third Friday at the Royal Esquire Club. Our bartenders will make your favorite beverages. The Happy Hour Soul Food Menu provided by the Comfort Zone restaurant will satisfy your palate. Enjoy background music by our local music selectors.” 21+
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.

Music/Variety: Champagne Sunday, Celestial Navigation, Sloan, & more!
Details: This weekend is packed with events at Columbia City Theater, starting Friday night. See website for details on individual shows.
Time: Event times vary
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Cost varies (Bourbon Bar events, FREE!)

Club/Music/Dance: House Party Fridays Presents Migos vs Everybody Tribute
Details: “House Party Fridays is a new night at the Manor dedicated to the original partygoer. A night where you can hear your favorite hip-hop/top40 tracks one after another like you’ve got your very own iPod plugged in! . . . ” DJs tonight: Vega, Lourawk
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Aston Manor—2946 1st Avenue S.
Cost: $20

Movies: Ark Lodge Cinemas
Details: New titles: The Death of Stalin, Isle of Dogs, A Quiet Place, Ready Player One. In addition to new titles, this weekend Ark Lodge is also playing classic films: Rashomon and Ran,.
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

Saturday, April 21st

Womxn’s Meet-Up: Womxn’s Creative Industries Meet Up
Details: Womxn’s Creative Industries Meet Up: Art as Creative Resistance—“. . . an interactive event focused on intergenerational resource-sharing between media makers, centered on young womxn of color . . . Media arts can be used as a means of creative resistance.”
Time: 12 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory—5623 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $0–25

Community/Work Party: Earth Day of Service at Powell Barnett Park
Details: “Join me to spring clean Powell Barnett Park. Our tasks for the day include: mulching the trees, litter patrol, cleaning the playground . . . Meet your neighbors, document service learning hours, or come to help preserve this neighborhood green space.”
Time: 9 AM–12 PM
Where: Powell Barnett Park—400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
Cost: FREE

Community/Health: Wellness: It’s a Family Affair!
Details: “Annual health and wellness event for the whole family during National Minority Health Month!”
Time: 9 AM–1 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center—8825 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community: Community Coffee Hour
Details: “Stop by the Skyway Library for a great start to the weekend. Come in to pick up holds or a local newspaper and stay for a free cup of coffee. Catch up with friends, meet neighbors, or read the news and foster a sense of community.”
Time: 10–11:30 AM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community/Health: Cynthia Green Family Center & Clinic Grand Opening
Details: “Come tour our newly remodeled building!” Event Activities include: Diabetes education and nutrition class; Insurance and resource assistance; Kids cooking class and outdoor games; Free blood pressure check; Fire truck on display (w/ special guest SPARKY!); Free lunches for kids and Mini Game Day at Skyway Library, and more!
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: Cynthia Green Family Center & Clinic—12704 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE


Variety Show: “Lucas Lift”—A Benefit Variety Show
Details: “Lucas Lift! …was organized for an evening of community, music & fun, to promote performing arts and to help send this local career-bound ballet student, Lucas G to the top school for summer program. He earned a full tuition scholarship! Join us to help him make it all the way and have so much fun doing so!” ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE (Donations can be made here)

Music: Prince: A Memorial Celebration
Details: “M.V.P. Is Michael Jackson vs Prince – the group performs the music of two of the biggest musical icons. All the hits, all live. This show will be a memorial celebration of Prince’s music, who died two years ago to the day. They will be playing Prince all night.” 21+
Time: 9:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $15 DOS

Party: Judes 3rd Anniversary Party
Details: “We’ve been here for 3 years! Woo! So, from 4-midnight on Saturday, April 21st, we’ll have: Happy Hour on drinks all night; Prizes on the hour from 4pm–9pm; Live music; The return of Buffy the Slushy Machine; It will be a fabulous! You will be fabulous! Come say hello!”
Time: 4 PM–Midnight
Where: Jude’s Old Town—9252 57th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Community/Permaculture: Beacon Food Forest Work Party
Details: “Let’s fire this Earth Day work party UP! . . . Local artists Marshall Law and Je Mati will put a cap on this month’s event with a live acoustic performance at the gathering plaza, during lunch . . . ”
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: Beacon Food Forest—15th Ave S. & S. Dakota
Cost: FREE

Community/Recycling: Free Recycling & Paper Shredding Event
Details: “Are you wondering what do with all the stuff you’ve piled up while spring cleaning? Not to worry, we can help! *Bring your old laptops, BBQs, phones, cameras, TVs and more to our FREE electronics recycling and paper shredding event . . . See you there!”
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: Rainier Community Center—4600 38th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Music: Wyclef Jean
Details: “Tastemaker Live, Sean Healy and HOT 103.7 Presents Wyclef Jean; Hosted by Neema with CULTURE CREW, MOIRA MACK, MUSIE featuring JAY FIDDY, MR. VON”
Time: 9 PM
Where: The Showbox (SoDo)—1426 1st Avenue
Cost: $34

Club/Music/Dance: DNA Saturdays
Details: “DNA Saturdays Presents Sharps and Mykzilla—DNA Saturdays takes Aston back to its roots. It is a night dedicated to our original open music format and focused on our favorite hip-hop and top 40 sounds.”
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Aston Manor—2946 1st Avenue S.

Music: Kinski, Sugar Sugar Sugar, White Tears
Details: “Pizza, booze, and live music in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.”
Time: 9 PM–2 AM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $7–10

Sunday, April 22nd


Museum Event: All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
Details: “A panel discussion examining the international impact of the aesthetic legacies of the Black Panther Party with artists Yadesa Bojia, Ayana V. Jackson, and Robert V. Wade, moderated by Negarra A. Kudumu, Frye Art Museum Manager of Public Programs.”
Time: 2–3:30 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum—704 Terry Avenue
Cost: FREE

Community/Art: Make & Buy Art Pop-Up
Details: “Local artists will be selling their work and teaching workshops! Come and explore your creativity and support our local arts community.” ALL AGES
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: Beacon Arts Community Space—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5 Workshop fee

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: Jefferson Park—3801 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Music/Food: Sunday School (Soul Brunch Series)
Details: “This week, Kid Zwickel, aka Zwikipedia, aka DJ Zwickelicious will spin his new soul-jazz set: The Spirit Moves to Righteous Grooves. We have a build-your-own Bloody Mary/Mimosa bar and Breezy Town Pizza serving specialty brunch pies.” Kid friendly
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend