Friday, June 29th:
Culture/Social Justice: Public Forum “Argentina in Revolt”
“The public is invited to hear a first-hand account of the rising economic and political crisis sweeping over Argentina. Maria Alvarez, a socialist feminist and human rights activist from Buenos Aires, will give an eyewitness account of recent events in her country. A Summer Salad Buffet will be served at 6:30 PM.” Event co-sponsored by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Party; Work exchanges & childcare available.
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall—5018 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $8–10 donation requested
Live Music/Celebration: Joe Brazil Legacy Tribute!
Details: “Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District, (HCAACD), in partnership with Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Commemorates Joe Brazil with a 3- Day Legacy Tribute! Joseph Brazil born in Detroit August 25, 1927, transitioned August 6, 2008: Brazil made his mark within the city he adopted as home, Seattle. Brazil’s music legacy includes recording with legends the likes of John Coltrane. Brazil is a beloved Seattle music fixture. ” Three days of celebratory events! Sat & Sun at Cafe Ibex & Indie Genius Media Studio, respectively; Musicians, Community Activists & Leaders, Singing, Theatrical Excerpts, Video Clips, and more!
Time: 6–8:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Ave S.
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.
Live Music: Duende Libre “Drift” Album Release Concerts
Details: “KEXP’s WO’ Pop Presents Duende Libre Album Release Featuring Chava Mirel and Special Guest Frank Anderson. Duende Libre is thrilled to celebrate the release of their second-album, “Drift.” This special event is presented in partnership with Rainier Arts Center and will feature Chava Mirel and special guest Frank Anderson.” ALL AGES!
Time: 8–10 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center—3515 S. Alaska St
Happy Hour/Food: Royal Esquire Club Happy Hour
“The perfect after work destress and networking spot has become the Royal Esquire Club’s Happy Hour. The beverages are at Happy Hour prices and The Comfort Zone restaurant has a Happy Hour Menu that is second to none. Music, food, sports bar and much more await you at the Royal Esquire club’s Happy Hour.” Happy hour now daily, Tues–Sat
Time: 4–7 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend
Live Music/Comedy: Inside Jokes: A Benefit Comedy Show & Molasses // El’ Steiner // Stingshark
“INSIDE JOKES is a benefit comedy show, to help local ballet talent Lucas Galvan pay his way to the School of American Ballet in New York City!” Royal Room weekends are packed with events. See website for individual event details.
Time: Shows start 6 PM Fri
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Cost varies (donations appreciated)
Movies: Won’t You Be my Neighbor?, The Incredibles 2, Ocean’s 8
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.
Saturday, June 30th:
Live Music/Humor/Poetry: Logic Amen: God Morning, Good Mourning
“The visionary and director of The Griot Party Experience shares a night of humor, music, poetry, and thought provoking material.” Columbia City Theater features events all weekend. See website for more scheduled events.
Time: Doors at 7PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Social Justice/Community Action: Families Belong Together Rally – Seattle
“Rally against family separation at the border and other immigrant rights abuses. The Link Light Rail stops only a few blocks away from the detention center. If you’re unable to use public transit, there may be parking available at the Angle Lake Park-n-Ride, but we encourage driving only if public transit is not an option, as there is limited space for vehicles.”
Time: 11 AM–2 PM
Where: Federal Detention Center (SeaTac)—2425 S. 200th St
Cost: Free to attend
Community/Food Justice: ACRS Walk for Rice 2018
“We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 Walk for Rice in support the ACRS Food Bank and our nutrition programs, which nourish more than 5,200 individuals and families in our region each year with nutritious and culturally familiar foods like rice, tofu, fish and fresh produce. We need your participation this year more than ever!”
Time: 8 AM–1 PM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lake Washington Blvd S.
Cost: Must register (donations welcome!)
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
Photo Credit: Rainier Beach Farm Stand
Music: Unspoken Rules of Small Group Playing Workshop
“Unspoken Rules of Small Group Playing. Joan Hickey and Joel Spencer, pianist and drummer from Chicago, will lead a workshop focusing on essentials of small group playing that are implicit and “between the lines” of a lead sheet: Intros, endings, vamps, tags. These performance practices, expected from a jazz player and learned through years of experience, are what make small group jazz playing a unique art form.”
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: Jazz Night School—5415 Rainier Ave S.
LGBTQ+ Youth/Pride: Queer Camp Pride Celebration at Renton Library
Details: “A pride celebration for teens and tweens! Put on by QSA Cafes, the library’s LGBTQIA+ teen social and leadership group. We are excited to be hosting a whole day of celebratory activities, including a presentation from Planned Parenthood, a great craft from Seattle Recreative, and a conversation from NorthWest Network’s Speakers Bureau. Not to mention free food, a free raffle of LGBTQIA affirming media, and the chance to meet your LGBTQIA peers from all over Seattle’s South End and Renton!”
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: Renton Library—100 Mill Ave S. (Renton)
Sunday, July 1st:
Social Justice/Community Action: Solidarity Day at NWDC
“Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen another round of inhumane policy decisions out of DC, and community resistance has been fierce! On June 5th, we shut down the street outside ICE’s Seattle headquarters. On June 9th, we gathered outside the SeaTac Detention Center to demand the release of 200 people, including dozens who were separated from their children at the border. And on July 1, we’ll be back at Tacoma’s Immigration Prison, where 1,575 people are still caged while they await deportation hearings, including many transferred from SeaTac. [We’ll] show our solidarity with those in detention, our support for families visiting their loved ones, and our resistance to the oppressive immigration/prison system.”
Time: 1:30–4 PM
Where: Northwest Detention Center (Tacoma)—1623 E. J St
Cost: Free to attend
Culture/Celebration: Somali Independence Festival
“It is with great pleasure that I write to invite you to our 11th Annual Somali Unity Day Festival on Sunday, 01 July 2018. This event is meant to celebrate our birth place as well as our cultural heritage. There will be various events and activities for all ages…” ALL AGES
Time: 1–7 PM
Where: Somali Youth & Family Club—5301 S. Henderson St.