THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Columbia City BeatWalk, Pregones de mi Tierra, Africa NITE, and more!

Friday, June 8th:

Music: Like Minded & RGK / The Mighty Dreadful 
Columbia City Theater features live music in the theater and simultaneously in their Bourbon Bar all weekend, including James Howard on Saturday, School of Rock on Sunday, and The Romales in the Bourbon Bar on Sunday as part of Columbia City Beat Walk. See website for individual event details.
Time: Friday Shows begin at 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Varies; No Cover for Bourbon Bar

Dance/Fitness: MixxedFit: Date Night with Randy Ford
“MixxedFit with Randy Ford combines explosive movement and boot camp toning to get you on your feet and in your body while still having lots of fun. The goal of this dance fitness program is simply to KEEP MOVING! This special Date Night series is open to all levels of dance experience. Spend your Friday night with your host/date Randy. Wear something that makes you feel confident, throw on a red lip and get ready to move!”
Time: 6:30–8 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $10–25

Photo Credit: Randy Ford / NAAM


Movies: Ocean’s 8, Logan Noir, Solo: A Star Wars Story, RBG
Ark Lodge is the best. You should go see a movie and show them some love.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $9–12

Music: Jazz Night School Ft. Various Ensembles
In addition to Jazz Night School on Friday, the Royal Room features live music throughout the weekend, including Liberty High School Jazz Band on Saturday and Trovadoro, on Sunday, as part of Columbia City Beatwalk. See the full list of events:; ALL AGES (Until 10 PM)
Time/Cost: Jazz Night School—6 PM, No Cover
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.

Music: Goodybagg
“Goodybagg live featuring Seattle’s own “Lady A” Blues extraordinaire…. Yaaassss! An electrifying night full of energy. Herman Brown guitar, Curtis seals keyboard, Geoffrey Castle violin, LeNard Jones drums, & Gerald Turner on bass. Ready to rock the house…”
Time: 9:30 PM–2 AM
Where: Rumba Notes Lounge—5041 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Saturday, June 9th

Community: Community Coffee Hour
“Meet Fire Chief Eric Hicks and Precinct Commander Bryan Howard at this month’s Community Coffee Hour. They’ll be available to answer questions and offer safety information. 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: 13th Annual Beacon Bazaar
“Join the 13th Annual Beacon Bazaar fundraiser benefiting the Beacon Hill International School Parent Teacher Association (BHIS PTA)! This is a fun community event that anyone will enjoy. So stop by to grab a bite to eat, do a little shopping, and join the fun! ”
Time: 11 AM–3 PM
Where: Beacon Hill International School PTA—2025 14th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Photo Credit: Lewis Watts / Frye Art Museum

Museum Event: All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
“A panel discussion examining the local impact of the aesthetic legacies of the Black Panther Party with artist, activist, and cultural policy expert Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT and King County Councilman Larry Gosset, moderated by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Photographic Center Northwest Executive Director and Curator.”
Time: 2–3:30 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum—704 Terry Avenue
Cost: FREE

Staged Reading:  Caterpillar Express: A Staged Reading
“Seven black men find themselves in close quarters, confined on a boat by way of a female mutual connection. This play examines the complicated relationship amongst Black people and how they perceive each other and the society they dwell in . . . Director : Valerie Curtis Newton; Playwright: Allen Miller III. A talkback will follow. Please come.”
Time: 7–9:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—104 17th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community: Georgetown Carnival 2018
Carnival Games, Spin Art, Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, Gardens, Arts & Crafts, Spontaneous Spectacles, and of course—Hazardfactory’s World Famous Power Tool Drag Races! Plus all the live music ever, including: Selene Vigil (7 Year Bitch), Sky Cries Mary, The Black Tones, Freddy Trujillo, Northwest Taiko, The Seattle Drum School Washboard Cut Ups, Amanda Winter, and more. SANCA Acrobats, Northwest Taiko, Adria the Juggler—the list goes on and on! 
Time: NOON–10 PM
Where: S. Lucille St. & Airport Wy S.
Cost: FREE

Music: CT Thompson Concert
“Old school and current R&B hits are going to be delivered with the determination to make this be one of your best partying nights of the summer. DJ Black will take over during the breaks . . . Comfort Zone will be serving some of the best food in Columbia City or even in Seattle for that matter.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $18


Photo Credit: Pregones de mi Tierra / El Centro de la Raza

Community/Culture: MÁS Spring Concert: Pregones de mi Tierra
“Join us for a concert that will explore the oral street traditions of daily life in Latin America. CONCERT ARTISTS: Sol de noche: Argentina, International Capoeira Angola Foundation Seattle: Brazil, Dora Oliveira & Dance Brazil: Brazil, Los Pregoneros de mi tierra colombiana: Colombia, La Clave Cubana: Cuba, Seattle Fandango Project: Mexico, Panama Folklore y su grupo Bailes y Alegrias Panameñas: Panama, DE CAJóN Project: Peru, Mochima: Venezuela, Hagucha Garinagu: Garifuna, Bomba Sea Allá: Puerto Rico”
Time: 4–8 PM
Where: Plaza Roberto Maestas—2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community/Social Justice:  SDWA Worker Meeting
Seattle Domestic Workers Alliance“Join us at our domestic worker meeting! We’ll be talking about campaign updates and upcoming events, and it’ll be a chance to meet other domestic workers over pizza & drinks.”
Time: 11 AM–1 PM
Where: CASA Latina—317 17th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community/Painting: Paint the Cheasty Staircase: 02
Details: “Artist 179 + Friends are painting The Cheasty Staircase as part of Seattle Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School. This is the 2nd Staircase in their series, the 1st being in South Park.”
Time: 10 AM–3 PM
Where: Cheasty Staircase—Cheasty Blvd S.
Cost: FREE

Cribbage/Community: T&D Cribbage Tournament & Fundraiser
“Join us for our fourth annual cribbage tournament . . . This fun event is a fundraiser for Sarvey Wildlife Rescue and Care Center. Sarvey takes in injured, sick or abandoned wildlife, nurses and rehabilitates them, and ultimately releases them back to the wild. Sarvey will be bringing along some of their raptor residents who unfortunately are unable to be re-released and remain in their care . . . We hope to see all of you!!”
Time: 1:30–9:30 PM
Where: Tippe & Drague Alehouse—3315 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend / $25 entry fee to play

Sunday, June 10th

Bikes/Community: Bike Drive for Bike Works
Bike Works has been working for kids, bikes, and community since 1996. For more than a decade we’ve worked to educate and empower youth, and make bicycling accessible and affordable to the Seattle community . . . RAFFLE – Each bike you donate gets you a ticket in our raffle with great prizes . . . Free “Fix-a-flat” and “Safety” workshops; Entertainment; Kids Activities”
Time: 11 AM–3 PM
Where: Rainier Avenue Radio—5262 Rainier Ave S.

Photo Credit: Gabriela Seattle

Community/Social Justice:  Gabriela Seattle June General Meeting Picnic
“Come join us for our June 2018 General Meeting at Jefferson Park! Please bring a dish or snack to share. GABRIELA Seattle is a collective of Pin@ys celebrating our multifaceted identities, revolutionary history, and rich culture. We work to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipinas globally.”
Time: 1–4 PM
Where: Jefferson Park—3801 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Community/Music: Columbia City BeatWalk
BeatWalk 2018 Kickoff: Global Beats/World Rhythms—“BeatWalk has returned for its 24th year of incredible live music in the heart of Columbia City! We’ve got new venues lined up, which means more music and more fun for you. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages.”
Time: 4:30–11:30 PM
Where: Columbia City—Rainier Ave S. & S. Ferdinand St.
Cost: FREE

Community/Culture:  Africa NITE
“Join us Sundays for Dinner and Live African Entertainment! A delicious spread of African Food is served weekly at 7pm. Popular local bands are scheduled each week to provide a great way to end your weekend. Families are encouraged to attend! Your admission is to order food & drink. The All You Can Eat Buffet is only $15.00 During your dinner, enjoy listen to global african music and the live entertainment . . . ”
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine—2007 S. State St
Cost: Purchase food/drink

Vinyl/Food: Inaugural South End Record Sale
“Clock-Out is hosting its first ever Pop up vinyl shop. Vinyl hunters you won’t want to miss this . . . Expect rare finds in punk, pop, soul, techno, and everything else . . . DJ Maxwell Edison and Kurt Bloch will be spinning records from 2-6pm.” Also today: Sunday School Soul Brunch
Time: 12 PM–4 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Photo Credit: Seattle Tenant Boot Camps

Community/Social Justice: Beacon Hill Tenant Rights Bootcamp
“Hey Beacon Hill renter! Do you know your rights? Do you have questions about your rental situation? Come learn, ask questions, and find out how to organize around tenants rights! What are Tenant Rights Bootcamps? They are a neighborhood-by-neighborhood series teaching renters how to assert their rights, to find solutions to various issues, and to make change in their community.”
Time: 2–3:30 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: FREE


One thought on “THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Columbia City BeatWalk, Pregones de mi Tierra, Africa NITE, and more!”

  1. Hi! I love your weekend information. Informative and local and does guide me through Saturday and Sunday.Any chance you can post it on Thursdays instead of Fridays?By Friday, I’m already at work or the day is set, and it’s hard to plan or replan my Friday evening opportunities.thanks for considering!Donna