THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Africa Day, Brunch Vibes, Black Women Doing: Anthropology, and more!

Friday, May 25th

Community/Culture/Music: Africa Day: Afrobeat Vibes!
Details: “NAAM and Vibes By B are back at it again—we do it for the culture and the Continent. Come through and party with us as we celebrate Africa Day: Afrobeats Vibes! Featuring a curated cocktail bar; Sounds by: DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES & Selecta Babo Keny” 21+
Time: 8 PM–12 AM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $7–10

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Photo Credit: For the Culture / Afrobeat Vibes / NAAM

Youth/Literary: Teen Book Club
Details: “Meet other avid readers and discuss your favorite books! We do not assign the books you read, each teen gets to choose a book they are excited about to bring to each meeting. Talk about what we liked and absolutely did not like about our choices. Every book club member will win a free book to keep, and one lucky member will leave the meeting with a book autographed by the author! Meets the last Friday of every month.”
Time: 4–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Music: Necrosomnium
Details: Necrosomnium album release w/ Guests; 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $5–8

Movies: Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, RBG
Details: Good movies. Awesome neighborhood. Great people. What’s not to love?
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $9–12

Music: Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” / Electric Circus
Details: Early show (6 PM, No Cover)Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Kevin Connor; Late Show (9 PM, No Cover)Electric Circus; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: Shows start at 6 PM / FREE
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

Saturday, May 26th

Cycling: SLOW Ride: 7 Vistas, 3 Hills, No Sweat!
Details: “Ride SLOW with Senior Ladies On Wheels and meander among Seattle’s most glorious views while avoiding difficult hills. ALL RIDERS WELCOME, old, young, male, female and everything in between. There are several gentle climbs along this route, but don’t worry – if you want to get off and walk, we’ll wait for you!”
Time: 11 AM
Where: Meet at NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

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Photo Credit: SLOW Ride

Anthropology/Black Womxn: Black Women Doing: Anthropology
Details: “Anthropology is a branch of social science that looks at all aspects of human life. Given its history of helping create race, racism and other hierarchies, it’s no surprise that today few people of African descent practice this field of study; those who have, often used anthropology to create better societies. Through mini presentations and activities, come learn about and celebrate Black women in anthropology.” Family friendly
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: SPL – Douglass Truth Branch—2300 E. Yesler Way
Cost: FREE

Art/Family/Mothers: Momma & Me Paint Party
Details: “Momma & Me Paint Party is a family friendly workshop for families. This 2 hour class includes paint supplies, instruction by a talented artist who is also a certified K–12 arts instructor. This class is designed to be fun and engaging for ALL skill levels. Light refreshments will also be available. Mothers day is May 13 but we all know they deserve to be celebrated EVERYDAY! Please join us in the NAAM Studios for a family fun afternoon in celebration of ‘Momma.’” THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Time: 12:30–2:30 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $23.16 per student

Art/Mothers: Everyday Mama Paint Nite
Details: “Everyday is Mother’s Day! We want to hold up and celebrate the mothers in our community Everyday! This creative class is designed to be date night for adult mothers and daughters duos and friends. Class will be led by a skilled artist and arts educator. All skill levels are welcomed. The Class Pass includes entry, supplies and champagne for TWO. Individual passes are also available.” 21+ (BYOB optional)
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $50 (Class pass for two)

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Photo Credit: Locksmith

Music: Locksmith & J. Lately
Details: “Born Davood Asgari in Richmond, California in 1984, Locksmith is a rapper and producer of Persian and African-American descent who came to prominence in the early 2000s as a battle MC and as half of the Frontline.” 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12

Comedy: Comedy Summit
Details: “Stand Up Comedy Showcase followed by Open Mic Competition Hosted by Austin Shepard—Last Saturday of Every Month. Sponsored by Ponder Seattle” 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: NW Peaks Brewery—5718 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $5 suggested

BINGO: Saturday Night BINGO
Details: “Join us at Tippe & Drague for another excellent BINGO night. All you need to do is bring your $1 bills and your appetite for craft beer! To be expected for the lucky winners are fun prizes including the cash for black out! See you there!”
Time: 9 PM
Where: Tippe & Drague Alehouse—3315 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Bring dollar bills!

Music: The John Hanrahan Quartet / Oleaje Flamenco 
Details: Early show (6 PM, $15)A Love Supreme with The John Hanrahan Quartet; Late Show (9:30 PM, $20–25)Oleaje Flamenco with Alfonso Cid and Jose El Niño; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: See above
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

Music: Her Vibeness / Chamel / Chris LeVaughn
Details: In the Bourbon Bar; 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover

Sunday, May 27th

Music: Rise Up (Hamilton Tribute) 
Details: “Rise Up is an ensemble of Seattle’s top vocalists and musicians who have come together to play the amazing music of ‘Hamlton.’ ‘Hamilton’ is a record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tonys including Best Musical. It is a sweeping cultural phenomenon that marries hip hop, R&B, and Broadway. Rise Up has performed extensively in the Seattle area, selling out shows and delighting audiences of all ages.” ALL AGES; THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Time: 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost:
 $10-12

Gardening/Stewardship: Lewis Park Restoration Event
Details: “As we continue to prepare areas for Fall planting, we once again welcome the group from Kavana. They will help us prepare a new planting bed near the southwest end of the park, by cutting back overgrowth and spreading amended soil over the new planting area.”
Time: 10 AM–1 PM
Where: Lewis Park—1120 15th Ave S.

Food/Wine/Music: Brunch Vibes
Details: Vibes by B.Sidney & The Station Presents: Brunch Vibes; Music by: DJ Essex; Buffet Menu: Fried chicken, Bacon, Veggie Sausage, Eggs, Greens, Mac and Cheese, Cornbread, Hash browns, Waffles, Veggies: Asparagus, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, Chopped Fruit, Pound Cake; Must have a reservation; 21+ 
Time: 11 AM–3 PM
Where: The Wine Station—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: $35 Per Person

Family/Storytime: Children’s Story Time
Details: “Kinokuniya Seattle & Seattle Mama Net welcome children of all ages to join for a fun story time in Japanese!” 
Time: 11 AM
Where: Kinokuniya Seattle—525 S. Weller St

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Photo Credit: Kinokuniya

Aikido: Sunday Family Aikido Practice
Time: 1–2 PM
Where: Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple—501 S. Jackson St
Cost: $5 suggested

Music: The Highsteppers Classic Soul Revue
Details: “The Highsteppers are a fresh group of veteran musicians brought together by a love of classic R&B, Motown, and soul. Otis, Etta, Aretha… They keep the dance floor crowded with the hits you love and deep cuts you’ll be excited to discover.” 21+
Time: 9:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost:
 FREE

Music: SUSQUATCH
Details: In the Theater; Day 3 for SUS 3; 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $5–10

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