Friday, July 13th:
Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Bingo/Community: Rainbow Bingo Sixties Fever
“Hey baby, you’re lookin groovy! Do you want to come to a real cool jam? We’re having a bingo party to raise money for the senior center and [going to] have a happening time doing it! This party is still taking shape but we know there will be jello shots, Georgetown Beer on tap, and [we’ll] have the Blak N’ Blus as a warm up band. It will be out of sight! Wear your sixties glad rags or just do your own thing and wear whatever, right on!”
Royal Room hosts events all weekend. See website for more. ALL AGES (until 10 PM).
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center—4655 S. Holly St
Spoken Word/Music/Community: Spare Change x Everyday Black Spoken Word Pop-up
“Spare Change has partnered with the Northwest African-American Museum to bring you the 5th(!) pop-up spoken word showcase. Spare Change is a series of curated social juxtaposing visual art and spoken word performance. The vibe is designed to foster healthy dialogue and new connections amongst people of color in an effort to unify, empower and uplift our community. We believe conversation and connection have the power to evoke change. Featured performers include: Will Rideout, Jessica Ry’cheal, Patrick Smith, & Rell Be Free.” Hosted by: Jasmine Sharpe & Jessica Rycheal; 21+
Time: Doors at 7 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Community Engagement/Culture: Imagine Africatown Central District Design Weekend
Design Town Hall: 5 PM, Friday / Design Cipher: 9 AM, Saturday / Community Dinner Re’Union on Union: 5 PM, Saturday
“The Africatown Central District Preservation and Development Association announces the launch of the inaugural Imagine Africatown Design Weekend, to be held at Garfield High School. Imagine Africatown is a two-day design weekend.”
Time: Starts 5 PM, Fri (event times vary)
Where: Garfield High—23rd & Union
Movies: Sorry to Bother You, Ant-Man & the Wasp, Won’t You Be my Neighbor?, Incredibles 2
In addition to these new titles, Ark Lodge is also showing a matinee of classic film, The Goonies, on Saturday at 3 PM and offering a FREE Full Tilt ice cream sample for kids 12 & under w/ ticket purchase! Wheelchair accessible.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Saturday, July 14th:
Live Music/Benefit: Families Belong Together: An evening to benefit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
“Join us to raise money for Northwest Immigrants Rights Project—an organization that promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. The NWIRP’s deputy director, Malou Chávez, will be speaking at the event. Music: The Low Bar Ramblers (Family Dance: Kids under 12 free or by donation); Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble; Uncle Bonsai; Sera Cahoone//Alex Guy; Rubies in the Dust feat. Kathy Moore, Gary Westlake, and Norman Baker; Mike Gebhart Trio.” ALL AGES (until 10 PM)
Time: Doors at 5 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Festival/Art/Music/Workshops: TUFFEST ’18
“Join us for TUFFEST 2018—an all-day, all-ages event filled with music, visual art, performance, and educational workshops centering women and gender non-conforming individuals in electronic music and art.” Workshops feature: Nikkita “KO” Oliver, Rachel Glasgow & Cindy Reichel of Patchwerks, Harrison Apple of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project Queer Archives, and more! (TUF is an intersectional collective of female/trans/non-binary people brought together by a love of electronic music.)
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: Judkins Park (workshop locations vary)—2150 S. Norman St
Cost: RSVP for workshops (via Google Forms)
Live Music/Art: Liberation & Libations
“Revolution by the Barrel Presents “Liberation & Libations.” Music Performances by: Txr, Samanda Lora, Saints by Day, The Black Tones, Dj Famous”
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: The Wine Station—2533 16th Ave S.
Photo Credit: Liberation & Libations
Wine/Dancing/Culture: Salsa & Sangria Vol. II
“If you made it to the last one, you know how much fun we had! If you didn’t, you probably heard about it! But WE’RE back — same amazing salsa, with some Sangria to keep you cool in the sun. DJ Noaman will be spinning again! Last time he had us dancing all day! Get your Salsa shoes, your spirit, and your ritmo ready for a day of music and dance (and Sangria)! Even if you don’t dance salsa, you can still enjoy the sun and welcome the Seattle summer!! We promised Estelita’s Library would serve the community with books, culture, and a space to share with each other. We are keeping to that promise!”
Time: 11:30 AM–5 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library —2533 16th Ave S.
QTPOC Community: First QTPOC Night
“Come meet other QTPOC for Seattle Nonbinary Collective’s first social for Queer/Trans People of Color only. This a place to relax, have some food, listen to or play some music, and get to know other QTPOC. This event will be growing and changing over the next few months, so we’d love to hear input on what you’d like to do at this monthly event in the future.”
Time: 3–5 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory—5623 Rainier Ave S.
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
Fundraiser/Health/Community: Vietnam Health Clinic: Brunch Fundraiser
“Start your day with brunch with Vietnam Health Clinic as we bring together past student members, healthcare professionals and our supporters to put the fun in fundraising! Learn what’s new, how you can get involved and join us in making a difference in healthcare. 🙂 ”
Time: 10–11:30 AM (Doors at 9:30)
Where: Southside Commons—3518 S. Edmunds St
Food/Drumming/Community: Summer Outdoor Drumming Party
“With food from Mawadda Cafe (1 PM) and a Drum Circle with Ken Nsimbe (2 PM), we will celebrate summer. All are welcome!”
Time: 1–3:30 AM
Where: Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church—9656 Waters Ave S.
Sunday, July 15th:
Dance/Music/Community: Day Shift at NAAM: Every(way) Black, Power to the People
“Day Shift and the Northwest African American Museum have come together to bring the outdoor, daytime dance party to the museum’s historic home in Seattle’s Central District! This first-ever Day Shift at NAAM features a wide selection of DJs from the Seattle area, showcasing the breadth and depth of talent that continues to enrich and define the city’s music, nightlife, and cultural history. F E A T U R I N G: Fly Guy Dai (Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces), Vitamin D, DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES . . . [and many more!] Shout-out to Hella Black Hella Seattle for the continued love and support!” 21+
Time: 3 PM (until sunset!)
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $5 *before 4 PM* w/ RSVP (Admission includes NAAM exhibits!)
Live Music/Festival: UNFEST 2018
Day 3 of UNFEST—“Multi-genre experimental fest in Seattle.” All-genre romp with: Baby Jessica, Werthless, Strawberry Mountain, Darkmysticwoods, Occlusions, Macaw, Real Guy, Velvet Q, Liftan, STAHV, Bliss Point, Shy Away, and Scorn Dog. 21+
Time: 5 PM–12 AM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Museum Event: Juventino Aranda: Pocket Full of Posies & Bench Mark
“Born to Mexican immigrants in Walla Walla, WA, Juventino Aranda’s search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to the social, political, and economic struggles of Chicanos. His art and activist practices are influenced by the grassroots movements of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, as well as the formal and conceptual strategies of post-minimalist artists. / Bench Mark, a Partnership for Youth exhibition, is an exploration of architecture through space, function, and purpose. Created during sixteen after-school sessions March–May 2018, this collection of works traces the design thinking process students applied while considering Seattle’s urban environment and humans’ interaction with it.”
Time: 7–9:30 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum—704 Terry Avenue