THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Panama Folklore, Lusio Lights Fundraiser, Sunday Social Stroll, and more!

Friday, May 18th

Community/Culture: CommUnity Cultural Celebration
Details: “CommUnity Cultural Celebration at UCC is a monthly celebration bringing friends, family, and all who love cultural arts together for food, dancing, singing, and connecting! May features a Panamanian night with Panama Folklore! The evening will bring diverse song and dance based on the traditional folklore of Panama, the hearth of the Atlantic and Pacific.” ALL AGES
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Union Cultural Center—803 S. King St.
Cost: $10 suggested donation

Photo Credit: CommUnity Cultural Celebrations

Gardening/Work Party: African Elder Wetland Work Party
Details: “Join a team of East African seniors along with Tilth staff and neighbors as we restore 6 acres of wetlands and forests on Seattle’s largest urban farm.” Family friendly
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Urban Farm—5513 S. Cloverdale St
Cost: FREE

Music: Elijah Baradi Jazz Quintet / Robin Layne
Details: Early show (6:30 PM, No Cover)Elijah Baradi Jazz Quintet; Late Show (9 PM, $12 Adv./$15 DOS )Robin Layne; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

Movies: Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infiniti War, RBG
Details: Movies. Need we say more?
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $9–12

Happy Hour: Royal Rose Club Jazz Happy Hour
Details: “The Royal Rose Club presents A Jazz Happy Hour at the Royal Esquire Club. 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 [and] the Happy Hour Soul Food Menu provided by the Comfort Zone restaurant will satisfy your palate. Enjoy background music by our local music selectors.”
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.

Music: Michael Jackson Tribute Show
Details: “Michael Jackson Tribute Show spectacular starring America’s #1 Michael Jackson impersonator Danny Dash Andrews. Be a part of this incredible concert experience that pays tribute to the life and legacy of The King of Pop.” ALL AGES
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20–50

Saturday, May 19th

Community/Sale: Beacon Arts Moving Sale
Details: “We are leaving our TBD Community Space and must clear out all of the cool furnishings and extra stuff we cannot store. Pick up some bargains on cool stuff and support art on Beacon Hill!”
Time: 1–5 PM
Where: “Dozer’s Warehouse” – TBD Community Space—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Museum Talk: Artist & Author Talk w/ Sarah & Phong Nguyen 
Details: “Depicting a far different outcome to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the art piece, ‘Break Into Blossom’ created by Sarah and Phong Nguyen draws upon Phong Nguyen’s book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History. Meet Sarah and Phong as they share their works and inspiration. This event is in conjunction with the museum exhibition, Teardrops that Wound: The Absurdity of War, on view through May 20 and moderated by exhibition curator SuJ’n Chon.”
Time: 3–4:30 PM
Where: Wing Luke—719 S King St.
Cost: Free to attend

Arts/Fundraiser: Lusio Fundraiser at Dozer’s
Details: “Help raise funds for this years annual Lusio. A Night to Awaken by having fun with Lusio! Lusio has been given the amazing opportunity to use the very soon to be demolished Dozer’s Warehouse for a large Lusio fundraising event; and we can’t wait! (thanks Beacon Arts!) This space hosts 103 AMAZING murals that are going to be totally destroyed when the space comes down, so we’re going to bring them to life with light because why the heck not!?” Art installations, DJ, dancing, and drinks for 21+ (Kids 12 and under, free!)
Time: 8 PM
Where: “Dozer’s Warehouse” – TBD Community Space—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $10–20 suggested

Music/Variety: SNL VOL #3
Details: “If you missed the first 2 installments we’re sure by now you have heard about the LIVE band, amazing performances and how DJ Famous had the dance floor LIT all night!! Marlon (UrbEl Ent) & Carlos (The FLVR) are back delivering Vol. 3 with the tremendously talented soulful sounds of Zach Bruce w/ The NSB band + DJ Famous and some very special surprise guests!!”
Time: 9 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $5–10

ESAI Payaso (Photo Credit: ESAI Payaso)

Music: ESAI Payaso album release
Details: “Wheelchair accessible. Get here early, the venue will turn people away once capacity is reached.” Ft. Rell Be Free, EyezOthelo, Koga Shabazz, Wishbaby, DJ: Whispah the Ruler ALL AGES
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Cafe Red—7148 MLK Jr. Wy S.
Cost: $5–10 donation requested for artists

Music/Dance: The Coffee Shop Jam / Seattle Tap Jam / The Mews 
Details: Morning show (10:30 AM, No Cover)Heartwood Guitar Instruction Presents: The Coffee Shop Jam – A Student Concert;
Early show (6 PM, Sliding scale $7–15)—Seattle Tap Jam;
Late Show
(9 PM, No Cover)The Mews Release A Record; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

Photo Credit: Everyday Advocacy

Community/Advocacy: Everyday Advocacy with Nancy Amidei
Details: “Feel frustrated with current conditions, but not sure what you can do to change them? Tired of watching from the sidelines? Join us to hear from lifetime activist and educator Nancy Amidei on how you can take simple steps to advocate every day for the causes you care about. Author of the book ‘So You Want to Make a Difference,’ Nancy brings decades of experience, as well as indestructible passion and enthusiasm for participatory democracy.” Childcare available!
Time: 1–2:30 PM
Where: Columbia City Church of Hope—3818 S. Angeline St
Cost: FREE

Music: Eric Blu & The Soul Revue
Details: “Hey Seattle get ready for this amazing lineup brought to you by RLM Entertainment. Eric Blu & The Soul Revue, Northern Shakedown, RxN” 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Sunday, May 20th

Music: Nathan Hale Jazz Concert / Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme 
Details: Early show (5:30 PM, No Cover)Nathan Hale High School Jazz Concert;
Late Show
(8:30 PM, $10 Adv. / $12 DOS / $8 Student)Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Grand Slam/Poetry: SPS’s 25th Annual Grand Slam
Details: “Seattle Poetry Slam Presents its 25th Annual Grand Slam: the verbal throwdown to determine who will qualify for the four-member team of performance poets to represent Seattle at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL this August . . . Come celebrate the end of our 25th year with us at our largest event of the season. ♥ ” Featuring Anastacia-Renée
Time: 7 PM
Where: Broadway Performance Hall—1625 Broadway
Cost: $12/15, GA, $8/10 Students

Photo Credit: Seattle Poetry Slam

Film Screening: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 
Details: “From director Steve James, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Academy Award Nominee-Best Documentary Feature), tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud, the indictment and trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves—and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community—over the course of a five-year legal battle.”
Time: 11:45 AM
Where: Wing Luke—719 S King St.
Cost: FREE (Donations accepted)

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

Photo Credit: The Duncan Connection

Dance/Feminism: (f)empire
Details: “A Night Celebrating Female Entrepreneurship” 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10