THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Rainier Valley Heritage & Othello Int’l Festival, Columbia City Beatwalk, Art Interruptions, and more!

Friday, Aug. 10th:

Wonder Woman at Skyway Outdoor Cinema

“The pre-show gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here by 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand. Movie starts at 9pm with a Blu-ray DVD prize drawing to follow.”
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12702 Renton Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

Image Credit: Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Othello Park Pictures—Coco

“Gather with your friends and neighbors for the second annual Othello Park Pictures! We will be showing movies on Friday August 10th, 17th and 24th starting at 8pm sharp – thanks to the generous sponsorship by Own the Night we are able to use a digital screen that will allow for an earlier showing this year! Don’t forget to bring low beach chairs, blankets and pillows. POP Gourmet will provide bags of popcorn again this year – free while supplies last.”
Time: 6 PM
Where: Othello Park—4351 S. Othello St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

6th-Annual Columbia City Blues Festival

“The theme for the 6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival is West Side Soul. Celebrating Delmark Records and the legacies of Magic Sam, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy as well as the music of Amy Winehouse, Charles Mingus and Jack White.” Featuring Duffy Bishop (Sat., 8/11). The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.
Time: Doors, 7 PM, Friday & Sat; 5 PM on Sunday
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: 12–15, Fri, $20, Sat, FREE Sunday (Beatwalk)

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Blues, Beatwalk

Western Standard Time

This weekend at Columbia City Theater: Western Standard Time (Fri.),
Fullscreen Live Presents Sam and Colby / Columbia City Beatwalk: Arete Quartet (Sun.). Showtimes and ticket prices vary; See website for individual event details.
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: See website (Beatwalk events are free)

Tags: Live Music

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New titles: BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You, Three Identical Strangers
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Aug. 11th:

SocialFit: Paddle Boarding Edition

“Have you ever wanted to try paddle boarding? Need something to do for the entire family? Interested in trying something new? The Duncan Connection and Peak 7 Adventures are partnering to give 12 participants an afternoon paddling on Lake Washington. This is first come, first serve.”
Time: 12–3 PM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Cost: $20

Tags: Health, Fitness, Family-Friendly, Outdoor

Image Credit: Zorn B. Taylor, Jessica Rycheal, NAAM

Final Artist Talk: Everyday Black 

“Join us for the final artist talk for Everyday Black. Hear from Zorn B. Taylor and Jessica Rycheal as they share insights about the exhibit, their photography work, and how the community has responded to the exhibit. ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: The portraits presented in Everyday Black offer insightful meditations on identity and chosen community as the artists explore what it means to belong.”
Time: 6–7:30 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Photography, Museum, Talk

Gullah Dream Catcher Class

“Come hear the amazing story of the Gullah Dream Catcher and learn more about the Gullah culture from international Gullah artist Sonja Griffin Evans. Create your very own Gullah Dream Catcher and take a part of history and culture with you; the Gullah way, using locally found natural materials native to South Carolina. ONLY 10 SEATS IN THE CLASS, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! (A second class is also being held at Northwest Tap Connection on Sunday, August 12th. See the Gullah Geechee Events page!)”
Reservations are required. All Materials Included. See also: Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Class
Time: 2–4 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $60

Tags: Culture, Crafting, Museum

CID Summer Cinema—Mulan 

“Free outdoor movie screenings at Hing Hay Park located in the Chinatown-International District” Tonight’s movie is Mulan (and it’s a sing-along!)
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Hing Hay Park—423 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Community, Family-Friendly, Outdoor

Art Interruptions 

“What’s better than a new greenway? A greenway with art! Together with the Office of Arts and Culture, we’re proud to support seven emerging public artists through the Art Interruptions 2018 program. This year, artists will be featured through temporary art installations along the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway between Rainier Beach Playfield and Othello Park. Check out the interactive web map to learn more about the artists and art locations!” Also check out the Rainier Beach Back2School Bash next door at Rainier Beach Plaza!
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: West side of Rainier Beach Playfield—8802 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Family-Friendly, Outdoor, Art

Let the Strings Speak Unity Concert 

“The concert showcases a diverse range of musical expression interpreted through a soulful eye of Pan African musical classics, as well as new original works involving youth, strings, spoken word and dance. Featured performers international artists Mona Terry & Lesa Terry, Evan Flory-Barnes, Rev Kelle Brown Paul Richardson and more.”
Time: 4–8 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Ave S
Cost: $40 suggested (or pay what you can)

Tags: Live Music, Spoken Word, Dance, Culture, Performance

Image Credit: Wars Outdoors

Wars Outdoors: A New Hope in the Park 

“A short time from now, in a park very close to here, Hello Earth will bring you the first segment in a galactic saga of rebellion, family, and friendship. Like Outdoor Trek the past seven years, A New Hope uses creative casting and innovative stage techniques to bring this classic film to life! Families welcome. Hot dogs for sale most days. Come join the Rebellion!” This event takes place on Sunday too!
Time: 7 PM
Where: Blanche Lavizzo Park—2100 S. Jackson St

Tags: Theater, Family-Friendly, Outdoor

Treat Yourself 5K 

“Runners and walkers of all ages and ability are invited to the second annual Treat Yourself 5K: A Family Fun Run Benefiting Elders, the Community, and You. This 5K directly benefits poor and vulnerable seniors in Seattle that receive care from Providence ElderPlace and Providence Heritage House at the Market. The Treat Yourself 5K includes various avenues for participants to treat themselves: a healthy activity of a 5K run or walk, time with family and friends, a post-race health fair providing information to encourage a healthy mind, body and soul, and treats to indulge in afterwards! At the post-race fair enjoy complimentary treats from KIND Neoh, Kevita, Mini The Dough-Nut, Zing, Schwartz Brothers Bakery, Full Tilt and many more!”
Time: 9 AM–1 PM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lake Washington Blvd S.
Cost: $35 (under 12 can do a free 1k race)

Tags: 5K Run/Walk, Family-Friendly, Outdoor, Fundraiser


“Seattle’s most exciting flea market is back! 60 local vendors, food trucks – pet and family friendly. Our vendors bring a fantastic diversity of goods from vintage clothing and antiques, to handmade and home goods. We’ve got it all! Bring the whole family down and enjoy the day walking through our market, supporting local small businesses, artists, and makers. Our goal is to bring the community together to share the fun of the searching for those special pieces.”
Time: 10 AM–4 PM
Where: 2322 Utah Ave S—Behind the Living Computers Museum
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Outdoor Market, Family-Friendly

Sunday, Aug. 12th:

Image Credit: Columbia City Beatwalk

Columbia City Beatwalk 

August Beatwalk: American Routes—
“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: 5:30–10 PM
Where: Columbia City—Along Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Community, Family-Friendly

Rainier Valley Heritage & Othello Int’l Festival 

“Join us at Othello Park on Sunday August 12th, 2018 between 12p and 6pm for food, fun and festivities that reflect our wonder community’s diverse cultures. A world of ethnic variety will convene with music, dancing, food, art activities, booths and a petting zoo including a camel! This year the Othello International Festival will be joining forces with the Rainier Valley Heritage Festival for over twice the fun!”
Time: 12–6 PM
Where: Othello Park—4351 S. Othello St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Culture, Festival, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Rainier Valley Heritage & Othello Int’l Festival

Caribbean Sea Fest 2018 

“The purpose of Caribbean Sea Fest is to bring together the culturally and linguistically diverse members of the Caribbean Community in the Pacific Northwest along with those interested in learning and experiencing Caribbean cultural expressions to share in a day of cultural performances, cultural expression, and cultural exchange. The secondary purpose, and the reason for holding it at the amphitheater, is to encourage community members to connect with the natural environment. We will have a green theme throughout. This is a family-oriented event; children are most welcome. It will be grassroots, vibrant, and participatory. The theme for the festival is “Solar Energy Powers our Culture and our Future.”
Time: 11:30 AM–6 PM
Where: Seward Park—5900 Lake Washington Blvd S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Culture, Festival, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Caribbean Sea Fest

Free Walking Tour: Othello Business District 

“Join Susanna Tran of the Martin Luther King Business Association to discover one-of-a-kind, locally owned, small businesses, restaurants, and hidden gems. On this short family friendly, 1.5 mile walk, you’ll sample your way across the globe, learn the healing powers of Chinese herbal remedies, and experience bustling East African and Southeast Asian markets.” Hosted by MLK in the Valley; must register; see event page.
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: MLK in the Valley—Martin Luther King Way S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Tour, Outdoor, Family-Friendly

Troop 008’s 1st-Annual Heritage Breakfast 

“Join Trop 008 of the Rainier Beach Community Center for our first annual Heritage Pancake Breakfast, to be held at the same time as the Rainier Valley Heritage Festival. Our Scouts will be cooking and serving pancakes, bacon and eggs. A DJ will be spinning and some other light beverages will be available. All proceeds from this event will go to support the Troop’s activities for the upcoming year such as summer camp, transportation costs and a kayaking trip in the Orca Islands. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to help us achieve our goals, please do so at”
Time: 7 AM–12 PM
Where: Rainier Lions Club—3714 S. Ferdinand St.
Cost: $15

Tags: Scouts, Fundraiser, Food, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Scouts Troop 008


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