THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—The Black Tones, Bridge 2 Beach Clean Up, HomeGrown Tour: w/ Rell Be Free and Guayaba, and more!

Friday, May 11th

Music:The Black Tones
Details: Band interests—“Black, rocking out, food, the lead singer’s boots.” Bio: “Simply put…The Black Tones are like a mixture of Kurt Cobain and cornbread. Consisting of founders/twin siblings Eva Walker on guitar/vocals and Cedric Walker on drums, and Robby Little on bass.” w/ Tres Leches, Moon Palace; 21+
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $12

Three gorgeous young, hip black people sit on a brown couch, hands together, smiling, a faux-wood paneled wall with old-ass looking curtains behind them. This could be your grandparents' house.
The Black Tones (Photo credit: The Black Tones)

Music: True Loves / Crack Sabbath / Guy/Horvitz Duo
Details: Alex Guy and Wayne Horvitz—“Electro-Acoustic Songs and Visions.” Crack Sabbath—Skerik-sax, Keith Lowe-bass, Ron Weinstein-organ, Mike Stone-drums. True Loves: “undeniable grooves and classic soul sounds” ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where:The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 Adv., $20 DOS

Music:Lisa Loeb w/ special guest Brenda Xu
Details: Grammy winner Lisa Loebtakes the stage at our very own Columbia City Theater tonight along with special guest, and local singer/songwriter, Brenda Xu.
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $35

Movies:Ark Lodge Cinemas
Details: New titles: Avengers: Infiniti War, A Wrinkle in Time. In addition to these titles, Ark Lodge is also showing cult classic films Spaceballs and Barbarella this weekend.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $9–12

Saturday, May 12th

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. First come, first served.”
Time: 10–11:30 AM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

“Bridge to Beach” SE Seattle Community Cleanup – Promo

Community:Bridge 2 Beach Clean Up
Details: “Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend—Sat and/or Sunday, by Cleaning/Gardening/Weeding/Paint out/Rebuilding Southeast Seattle! You can create a team or join one. Tools and supplies provided by Adopt a Street.”
Time: May 12 & 13, 8 AM–3 PM
Where: Locations throughout Rainier Valley & Beacon Hill
Cost: FREE

Community/Library/Wine: Estelita’s Library Grand Opening
Details: “Love Books? Love Social Justice? Love the People? . . . Estelita’s Library will be a curated community bookstore and Library with books focused on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. (During the Grand Opening and during regular business hours) Estelita’s Library will be serving food, beer & wine, and will have the back patio open. Join us to open this community space!”
Time: 12–4:30 PM
Where: The Wine Station—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Breakdancing/Kids:Break Tots
Details: “We are very excited to let you know that Toddler Hip Hop classes are back at The Beacon!!! Break Tots (ages 3-5) will be offered Mondays at 12PM & Saturdays at 10:45AM STARTING MAY 12TH. We have lots of fun new games planned!
Time: 10:45 AM
Where: Massive Monkees Studio Beacon—662 South King Street
Cost: Contact studio for details

Massive Monkees Beacon Studio - Break Tots Promo; Breakdancer teaches a small child to break, kids in class behind dance
Massive Monkees Beacon Studio – Break Tots Promo (Photo credit: Massive Monkees)

Community:Our Women Of Courage Awards
Details: “We invite you to come honor the living legends of Rev. Harriett Walden and DeCharlene Williams. For years these two courageous women have stood the test of time in their lives and in their community, standing for what they believe in for many decades…and still going strong! . . . Please join us in celebrating their individual legacies!”—Tickets include lunch catered by That Brown Girl Cooks!
Time: 12–2 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $25

Community/Gardening:Native Plant Potting Party
Details: “Join the Seward Park Audubon Center for our first ever Potting Party! Choose from Red Columbine, Douglas Aster or Coast Strawberry to pot for yourself or to give away as a lovely gift for someone special. This is a great activity for kids!”
Time: 10–3 PM
Where: Seward Park—5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Cost: $10 per plant

Community/Plant Sale:Orca K-8 School Plant Sale!
Details: “Our amazing Orca plant sale is back w/ lots of organic starts grown by students! We will also have vendors w/ tons of native plants, berries, flowers, trees, and more. Cascadian Edible Landscapes & Rosebriar Gardens will be there with the finest plants & trees! We will also have snack & coffee available! Bring your family—we will have a craft area for kids.”
Time: 10 AM–3 PM
Where: Orca K-8 School—5215 46th Ave S
Cost: Free to attend

Flea Market:SODO Flea
Details: “The SODO Flea Market is a once a month market bringing together some of the best vendors from Seattle, Portland, and surrounding WA cities. We curate a wonderful selection of over 50 vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing, and handmade goods. There are food / coffee trucks and the market is family and pet friendly.”
Time: 10 AM–4 PM
Where: 2322 Utah Ave S—Behind the Living Computers Museum
Cost: Free to attend

A close up of a black man in a backwards baseball cap and sunglasses leaning his head casually into his right hand
Binky Womack

Music/Comedy:Bridge the Gap“Shirts And Spats” w/ Binky Womack
Details: “Anthony ‘Baldy’ Alexander and Bill ‘Walker’ Montana welcome you to a night of Comedy, food and Music Hosted by Sweeng One and Julipino Marino. Musical Guests National Recording Artist ‘Binky Womack’ and guests Rahale B, Ike James, Dee’ale, Antidote, PG and Bianca.” w/ DJ HOV
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20 (more for VIP tables)

Music/Community:HomeGrown Tour: Rell Be Free and Guayaba
Details: “The Grocery is proud to be one of the stops on the HomeGrown tour with Rell Be Free and Guayaba! Please join us for an evening of hip hop, good food, and community to celebrate the release of Rell Be Free’s album, Nu GROWTH.” Yummy food served by That Brown Girl Cooks! 21+
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: The Grocery—3001 21st Ave S
Cost: $10 (space limited!)

Music: Mrs. Phelps / Georgetown Orbits CD Release 
Details: Early show (5 PM, No Cover)Mrs. Phelps; Late Show (8 PM, $8)Georgetown Orbits CD w/ Skablins & DJ Brynn Danger; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where:The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

A drawn / painted headshot of a black
The Filth Element Burlesque Show Promo (Photo credit: Columbia City Theater / The Filth Element)

Burlesque:The Filth Element
Details: “The Filth Element is a burlesque tribute to pop culture fav, The Fifth Element, when sci-fi can be bright, shiny and full of semi nudity. Get your multipass’s ready for an evening so super green that will leave you saying Strippin’ good!”
Time: 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $25/35

Music:Mountain Holler, Young-Chhaylee, Heather Thomas
Details: Free in the Bourbon Bar. 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Sunday, May 13th

Community/Mother’s Day: Happy Matrilineal Day: Celebrating Mothering as Action
Details: “Happy Matrilineal Day! We are honoring Mothers of all kinds, Earth Wisdoms, and the Feminine Divine. Workshops, healing meditations and music, lunch and performances…all free. Mothers & All who wish to honor them are welcomed to Washington Hall.” Lunch included in ticket price of “FREE” 🙂
Time: 10 AM–5 PM
Where: Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: FREE

Music: Marshall Family Band Album Release / Cyrille Gosselin Band
Details: Early show (5 PM, No Cover)Mothers Day Marshall Family Band Album Release w/ the Mortgage Lifters; Late Show (8 PM, $15/20)Cyrille Gosselin Band and Guests ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where:The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

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: Kubota Garden—9817 55th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Pop-Up Market: Mother’s Day POP UP
Details: “Treat your mother to a sweet something at the creative collective POP UP. From Essential oil delights to hand made jewelry, to Alma’s cultural goods and so much more…” Hosted by Pulse Remedies
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: La Medusa—4857 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend