THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Juneteenth Celebration at Van Asselt, Healing & Arts in the Park, Pride, and more!

Friday, June 22nd:

MC Cypher/Youth: Cypher 1000: All City HS MC Showcase
Details: “Calling all high school MC’s rep your school for the Title of Seattle’s hottest!!—2–3 Minutes; Your Song or FreeStyle over one of our beats; Clean Music Only; High School Only (Currently in 9th – 12th Grade); Celebrity & Industry Judges + Label AR’s in attendance” This event was rescheduled from February
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Music: Ton Mus & Renata Alves / Seattle Interprets Jobim
Columbia City Theater features live music in the theater and simultaneously in their Bourbon Bar all weekend. 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

Photo Credit: Tabor Jazz

Music: Earshot Jazz Presents: Dan Weiss’ Starebaby: Metal Jazz
w/ Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn (TWO SHOWS)—
“Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording ‘Fourteen’ made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014.” Royal Room weekends are packed with events. See website for individual event details.
7 & 9 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10–18

Music/Community: Steve James & Albanie Falletta
“The Rhapsody Project is delighted to present masterful guitar players and songwriters Albanie Falletta and Steve James for our monthly concert series! . . . concert is dedicated to bringing our community together around songs, stories, and living traditions of American roots culture . . . will follow on the heels of our monthly All Ages Jam Session! This month’s jam session (held at the same space this same day, from 6–8 PM, will be co-hosted by Squirrel Butter’s Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck!” ALL AGES
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Hillman City Collaboratory—5623 Rainier Ave S
Cost: $10–20 (Sliding scale)

Hip Hop/Music: Dadabassed / Tricknology / JuJu Twist & more!
Details: “Live underground hip hop presented by Cafe Red.” ALL AGES
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: Cafe Red—7148 MLK Jr. Wy S.
Cost: $6

Movies: The Incredibles 2, Ocean’s 8, RBG
You should go see a movie at Ark Lodge this weekend. Trust us. We know what we’re talking about.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $9–12

Saturday, June 23rd:

Photo Credit: Rainier Beach Farm Stand

Community/Farmer’s Market: Rainier Beach Farm Stand 
“The Rainier Beach Farm Stand will operate weekly throughout the summer . . . beautiful fresh produce from our local POC farmers. All welcome.” Hosted by Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: Ethiopian Community in Seattle—8323 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Pride: 2018 Dyke March & Rally
“We will once again rally outside at Seattle Central College and then we march through Capitol Hill. Rally start time is typically 5 PM; March start time is typically 7 PM. We are planning on being lead by the Dykes on Bikes again this year. Based on feedback, we may have one to two accessible vans instead of a bus.”
Time: 5–9 PM
Where: Seattle Central College—1701 Broadway
Cost: Free to attend

Photo Credit: Seattle Dyke March

Music/Community: Jazz at The RAC: The Nu Jazz Playas & Darren Motamedy
Details: “Also performing on the show will be the amazing Kenisha Blackman who took America’s Got Talent by storm in 2017; the dynamic Elaine Patterson who has wowed audiences all over the country; and Yvette Ginyard, the soulful songstress and songwriter from Manhatten, New York. You don’t want to miss this show.”
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center—3515 S. Alaska St
Cost: $20

Community/BlackLivesMatter: BBQ w/ Becky – BlackLivesMatter Cookout
“Becky better charge her phone… We throwing a cookout/BBQ at Genesee in support of BLACK LIVES MATTER! Organizers and performers involved in the July 7th BLM Fundaiser Concert are gathering to discuss details and dig in to some grub… Come break bread and build with your commUNITY! BRING A DISH PLEASE! (Vegan and Vegetarian Options greatly appreciated)” ALL AGES
Time: 1–7 PM
Where: Genesee Park and Playfield—4300 S. Genesee St
Cost: Free to attend

Community: Hillman City Community Clean Up
“Join Black & Tan Hall and the Hillman City Business Association for the monthly community clean up.”
Time: 11:30 AM–2 PM
Where: Black & Tan Hall—5608 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Pride/Fitness: Pride Tempo Ride w/ Tammera
“To embrace the flow allowing for grace and connection. To live life with joy, strength, freedom and without inhibition. To share this liberation with the world as I dance with life and live with love.”
Time: 9:30 AM
Where: Live Love Flow—1223 E. Cherry St

Photo Credit: Live Love Flow

Community/Culture: 2018 Yukata Sale
“It’s almost time to celebrate Bon Odori season! Do you have your summer Yukata? The JCCCW Yukata Sale features hundreds of Japanese clothing items such as colorful yukata for women and men, children’s clothing, formal and informal kimono, accessories, wood geta (Japanese sandals), sensu and uchiwa (Japanese paper fans), stunning wedding kimono and much more! All items are generously donated to the JCCCW by members of the community and all profits go to support JCCCW programs and free events throughout the year.”
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Japanese Cultural & Community Center of WA ワ州日本文化会館—1414 S. Weller St.
Cost: Free to attend

Community Action/Social Justice: Daily Vigils at Seattle ICE office
“Join us for daily VIGIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS in front of the Seattle ICE office (between Spring and Madison in downtown Seattle). We are a group of concerned human beings who gather every day in front of the Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We will hold the vigil 8 -10 am every workday, but we encourage people to come any time between 8 am and 6 pm. Bring your friends. Bring a sign if you can.”
Time: 8–10 AM
Where: 1223 E. Cherry St

Music/Community: Her – She’s Chocolate GAY PRIDE opening
“This is the opening night for a brand new space for Queer People of Color to come together, meet in grace and in solidarity, to make rhythmic encounters, melodic movements, deeper connections through word and sound, adding colors to this journey of life and love! These parties will normally be on the last Saturday of every month, except for this special occasion to celebrate GAY PRIDE WEEK!” 21+
Time: 9 PM
 Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5

Photo Credit: Her-She’s Chocolate

Stage/History: Journey West! The Legend of Lewis & Clark
“Embark on this outrageous musical excursion and explore how we as a country choose to tell the stories of our past. If history is written by the victors, then what does it look like through the lens of the disenfranchised? Who gets to tell their story vs. who gets their story told for them? …and who becomes a footnote? With “JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis and Clark” we aim to change this narrative as our diverse, genderqueer cast and crew bring this adventure to the stage.”
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Theatre Off Jackson—409 7th Ave S.
Cost: $15 General Admission ($18 at the Door), $12 TPS, Student, Senior ($15 at the Door)

Community/History: 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration
“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States! This Juneteenth Celebration will be marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvement.”
Time: 12–4 PM
Van Asselt Community Center—2820 S Myrtle St.

Juneteenth Committee, East Woods Park, Austin, Texas, June 19, 1900. —Smithsonian
Juneteenth Committee, East Woods Park, Austin, Texas, June 19, 1900. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

Social Justice/Community: March for Poor People’s Campaign
“A solidarity event will be held at Plymouth UCC, Saturday, June 23, with 11 am direct action training, 1 pm Rally and 2 pm March. The local march and rally are in support of the mass march and direct action taking place in our nation’s Capital. The campaign also celebrates what has been accomplished over the past six weeks by the Olympia-based Washington State Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival and what is ahead. If you are passionate about fighting against poverty, systemic racism, militarism and ecological devastation, this is the movement to express your support.”
Time: 2–5 PM
Plymouth Church Seattle United Church of Christ—1217 6th Ave.

Community/Theater: Griot Party
“The Griot Party Experience was created by the Visionary Learner Logic Amen. The Griot Party Experience is a unique delivery of storytelling that includes music, dancing, spoken word and theater. The Griot Party Experience is a safe and sacred place for storytellers to feel, heal, Build and grow. It is spoken word storytelling theater at its finest. Performers will include Nikkita Oliver, Jamie Elmore, Tia Yarbrough, Vitamin D aka Derrick Brown, Logic Amen, Elijah Mu’ied, and Ibrahim Arsalan.”
Time: 8 PM (doors at 7PM)
Where: Northwest African American Museum—2300 S Massachusetts St.

Photo Credit: The Griot Party Experience

Sunday, June 24th:

Kids/Community: SCAC Summer Play Dates at Jefferson Park
“Come enjoy the awesome summer weather with families and friends from SCAC! SCAC will be providing drinks and water, while everyone will be in charge of their own lunch. SCAC will also purchase some play toys like Nerf footballs, soccer balls, jump ropes, etc.  Everyone is welcomed to join the event, and we have the shelters for the entire day (from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM)!” Additional Seattle Chinese Alliance Church Summer Play Dates are 7/22 (shelter #3) and 8/19 (shelter #2).
Time: 1:30 PM onward
Where: Shelter #1 at Jefferson Park—4101 Beacon Ave S.

Healing/Arts/Community: Healing & Arts in the Park
“In wake of repeated killings, trauma, brokenness, pain, grief and sorrow in the Black community— Wonder of Women, Griot Party, and community partners are coming together to make room for grassroots healing and hope. Recreate Wonder: Healing Arts Festival creates sacred soul space for healing and hope in the park. Dj Craig King will be spinnin’ the old school cuts! Come hear great music, spoken word and community speakers. Grab a brush and paint a masterpiece, write a letter/prayer, learn self-care tips, mini massages, yoga, and connect with family and friends in the spirit of Love, Light, and Liberation.”
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: Seward Park—5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Cost: Free to attend (RSVP to receive a gift at the park!)

Photo Credit: Wonder of Women International

Music/Community: Jazz and Blues w/ the Joe Brazil Legacy Band
“Joe Brazil Legacy Band LIVE EVERY SUNDAY @ Cafe Ibex in Seattle, 7pm – 11pm. Mr. Dennis Blackmon, Mr. Doc Maynard, Mr. Joe Pellum Jr., Mr. Larry Jackson, Mr.Ed Taylor, Mr. Dana Parker & DJ Alex. No Cover! All Ages Family Setting.  Enjoy an Authentic #Ethiopian Meal while listening to live Jazz and Blues, with a sprinkle or R&B, and or Soul….”
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Cafe Ibex—3219 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
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

Special Mention—Monday, June 25th:

Social Justice/Solidarity/Community: Not In Our House!
“The Station coffee shop would LOVE to invite you to be part of a safe place or a REAL Sanctuary for our immigrants brothers and sisters against ICE, Come celebrate with us by linking arms around the whole El Centro de La raza and the Roberto Maestas Plaza, this message should be a Big, Beautiful and Powerful message to ICE and to our whole communities around the United States to let them know that we are United in Love and enough is enough! NO more borders! NO more hate! Please invite your friends, your families and your non profit organizations to be part of what could be one of the most Beautiful massages to our government!”
Time: 12–2 PM
Where: The Station—1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Cost: Free to attend

Photo Credit: The Station