THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Othello Block Party, Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival, An Afternoon in Ghana, and more!

Friday, July 27th:

Teen Book Club

“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

Tags: Youth, Literary

Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2018

Presented by KEXP & Giordano Productions—“Come celebrate Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean culture at the third Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival. This event is all ages until 10pm and will span over the course of three days, beginning July 27, and will feature music and dance in efforts to celebrate these respective cultures and their communities in Seattle.” Weekend-long event! See website for details.
Time: Begins 7:30 PM, Fri
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Culture, Restaurant, Music Venue

Image Credit: Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival 2018

Deb Montgomery, Sarah O’Dea, Cape Disappointment, & Aly Crase

“Deb Montgomery, Sarah O’Dea, Cape Disappointment, and Aly Crase take the stage at the Bourbon Bar at Columbia City Theater to play local folk music.” 21+
Time: 8 PM–12 AM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE
*Also this weekend at the CC Theater: The Rainiers, Mercy Parker, & Big Pig Apocalypse / Rory Van James Album Release / Ira Wolf, Kendl Winter, & Lee Henke
Showtimes and ticket prices vary; See website for individual event details.

Tags: Live Music, Entertainment, Music Venue

Strolling Thunder™ Washington State

“Join us for Strolling Thunder Washington State The Children’s Alliance is bringing babies, parents, communities, and advocates together to call attention to what babies—and families—in Washington need to thrive … We’re hosting a Playdate with community and policymakers in White Center at the Bethaday Community Learning Space to raise awareness amongst advocates and state policymakers to Think Babies—for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous country and future.” Be prepared to take a short stroll with our babies and toddlers around Lakewood Park
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: TAF Bethaday Community Space—605 SW 108th St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Children, Families, Outdoor, Advocacy

Image Credit: Children’s Alliance

Music Under the Stars

“Music Under the Stars is back! Join Seattle Chamber Music Society for another summer of FREE, outdoor classical music at Columbia Park. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and some family and friends to enjoy extraordinary classical music. Each event begins at 7:30pm with live music performed by a student ensemble and continues at 8:00pm with a live audio broadcast of the world-class Summer Festival concert from Benaroya Hall, provided directly to the park by Classical KING-FM 98.1.” ALL AGES
Time: 7:30–10 PM
Where: Columbia Park—4721 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Community, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Escape the blazing sun and show Ark Lodge in Columbia City some love this weekend with one of these new titles: Sorry to Bother You, Three Identical Strangers, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Ant-Man & the Wasp
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly

Saturday, July 28th:


Image Credit: Othello Block Party

*Othello Block Party

“Celebrating the art, culture, music, and community in the South End! We’re getting down to empower South Seattle artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, organizers, and more by creating opportunities for building connections and lasting relationships … Our mission is to provide an inclusive platform for youth, people of color, LGBTQ community members, immigrants, new and longtime residents alike to share their stories and their art; creating space for locals to organize and build together for equity and inclusion in the rapidly changing south Seattle.”
Featured artists/performers: Concuss, Filthy Fingers United, Rell Be Free, Jade Dynasty, Sistas Rock the Arts. Capoeira rodas w/ Seattle Capoeira Center, Vendors & community info booths, Live art, and more! 
Time: 12–9 PM
Where: S. Othello St & 42nd Ave S.
Cost: FREE
*South Seattle Emerald is a sponsor of Othello Block Party

Tags: Live Music, Variety, Community, Festival, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Deems Tsutakawa Quintet Concert

“Free Concert on the Lawn. Families are welcome. BYO blanket or lawn chair. Pack a picnic supper. Enjoy the gardens and sunset.”
Time: 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: Bradner Gardens Park—1730 Bradner Pl S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Community, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Arts Corps

Art & Sol: Arts Corps’ Summer Party 

“Arts Corps presents our newest community fundraising event and summer party, Art & Sol. We invite you to join us at this all-ages, family-friendly party, showcasing the creativity of the Arts Corps family of staff, teaching artists, young people, and board members. There will be performances, all-ages creative activities, beverages, and food for everyone. We’ve got an INCREDIBLE lineup of Arts Corps fam performing.”
Time: 5–7:30 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collaboratory—5623 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15–40 (youth 10–18: $5; under 10, FREE)

Tags: Art, Community, Family-Friendly

Comedy Summit Roast Battle

“Eight comedians go head to head to see who is the best at making the other feel bad about themselves. Sponsored by Ponder Seattle.” Featuring: Cheri Hagan Hardman, Greg Beachler, Casey McLain, Lucy Tollefson, Alexander Pence, Austin Shepard. 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: NW Peaks Brewery—5718 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Comedy, Beer

Image Credit: Pixar Animation Studios & Walt Disney Pictures

El Centro de la Raza Movie Night & Tianguis

“Free Outdoor Movie Night and Tianguis! Stop by and enjoy food from our food vendors and shop around our Tianguis before the movie starts! Bring the whole family! Movie screening will begin at dusk.” Tonight they will be screening Coco in Spanish!
Time: 2–10 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center—1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest. St
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Movies, Food, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Our Women Of Courage Awards

“We invite you to come celebrate the living legend of Rev. Harriett Walden and honor the incomparable life of DeCharlene Williams, who recently passed May 20, 2018. For years these two courageous women have stood the test of time in their lives and in their community, standing for what they believe in for many decades … and still going strong! We admire their tenacity, courage and ability to lift the awareness of community needs with boldness, honesty, and commitment speaking from their hearts and walking in what they believe and know to be true. Please join us in celebrating their individual legacies!” Tickets include lunch catered by That Brown Brown Girl Cooks!
Time: 11:30 AM–2 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $25

Tags: Celebration, Lunch

An Afternoon In Ghana

“Join us for ‘An Afternoon in Ghana’! The energy and vibrance of Ghana, delivered right to your backyard here in Seattle! Come and enjoy community, food, drinks, a live band, and awesome auction items- all for the excellent cause of raising funds for children with autism to attend school in Ghana, West Africa! Your ticket includes an open bar with beer and wine and buffet of West African and American delectable bites. Free parking available at the venue.”
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $35

Tags: Culture, Community, Fundraiser

Image Credit: Her-She

Her-She’s Chocolate: Marsha P Johnson

“In recognition of: 2018 Emerald City Black Pride!!!!! Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992) was an American drag queen, sex worker, and gay liberation activist … Along with fellow transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, Marsha founded the Street Transvestite (now Transgender) Action Revolutionaries (STAR) to help others out there facing the struggles of an unaccepting society. Her-She’s Chocolate, a place where Queer Folx of Color can come to celebrate this truth, with the freedom and joy that movement brings!”
Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5

Tags: Dance, Variety, QTPOC, Restaurant/Bar, 21+

2018 Water Festival

“Celebrate how water shapes our culture! Join us for a festival featuring Lucha Libre Volcánica, cooking demonstrations of healthy seafood, multicultural performances, and a Cambodian lantern launch! We are also looking for volunteers to help us out on the day of the event. Help us make the Water Festival the best it can be!”
Time: 1–7 PM
Where: Duwamish Waterway Park—7900 10th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Festival, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

It’s Saturday Night Bingo

“Join us for our monthly BINGO night on the last Saturday of every month. $1 a board gets you in the game, and chances to win fun prizes and/or a big pot of money if you get black out. Good fun to be had by all ages.”
Time: 9–11 PM
Where: Tippe & Drague Alehouse—3315 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Bingo, Beer, Restaurant, Family-Friendly

Sunday, July 29th:

Pista Sa Nayon Seattle 2018

“Join us again this year for an all-day event of music, dancing, food, and cultural fun! Pista Sa Nayon is an all volunteer, non-profit organization responsible for organizing the Filipino American community festival held during Seattle’s summertime SEAFAIR celebration. This event is family friendly and FREE to attend. ALL are welcome! See you all there!” Featuring Ruby Ibarra, Rex Navarette, Matt Dela Cruz, H.Y.P.E., and many more!
Time: 10 AM–7 PM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lk Wash. Blvd S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live, Music, Culture

Family Yoga in the Park

“Come and celebrate summer by practicing yoga with your family and friends under the trees at Seward Park. We will meet in the upper part (most easily accessed by driving up the hill to the right of the ceramic studio parking lot)of Seward Park to the left of the upper playground. Please bring a mat, blanket or towel to practice outside on. All families welcome!”
Time: 9–10 AM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lk Wash. Blvd S.
Cost: Pay what you can

Tags: Yoga, Health, Family-Friendly, Outdoor