THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Duwamish River Fest, Pear-a-dise, Boogie Up the Block, and more!

Friday, Aug. 17th:

Soul Line Dance Classes and Party

“Soul line dancing is one of the most fun one can do as a single person or with a group. The Royal Esquire Club and Ms. Anna have teamed up to help you become proficient with line dancing then show off your new moves at the party on Friday nights. For $10.00 you can learn new dances and be able to line it up and party like a RocStar.”
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Dancing, Music, Soul

Image Credit: Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

“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.” FOOD: Lil J’s SuperDawgs, Full Tilt Ice Cream truck, 50¢ popcorn & $1 candy; FUN: Paisley The Clown Balloon Twisting, Face Painter Ava Wadleigh, Roget de Man Juggling & Fun
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12610 76th Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

Othello Park Pictures—A Wrinkle In Time

“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

JazzED, Mike Dillon Band, Zony Mash

Seattle JazzED … was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who wanted kids to get great music education opportunities. / How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. / Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle … In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Prices vary (some shows FREE / by donation)

*Royal Room weekends are packed full of events. Showtimes and ticket prices vary; See website for individual event details. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant


Entune entertainment & 4KMG presents the 4th installment. Hosted by E-Huss. Sounds By DJ MeekChops, DJ BSQRD. Live performances by Killzs, Junior B & D-Wiggle, Ole-Skinny, MR HI DEF, J.R Laflame, Entune 18+ (Bar w/ ID); $8 Hennessy
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 entry

Tags: Live Music

Image Credit: SEED

Golf 4 SEED 2018

“Join us for our 5th Annual Golf Tournament! Have fun on the links and support SEED’s economic development work bringing prosperity to Southeast Seattle.” Hosted by SouthEast Effective Development
Time: 8 AM–1 PM
Where: Jefferson Park Golf Course—4101 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $150 (min. ticket price)

Tags: Golf, Fundraiser

Ark Lodge Cinemas

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

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Aug. 18th:

Duwamish River Fest 

“We have new features such as a multilingual story time 2pm to 4pm and many interactive booths. Cultural presentations begin at 12pm and end at around 5pm on the stage. Sign Up for kayak tours at Puget Sound Keepers Booth. There will also be a boat tour after the festival. Our festival is a community festival and together we celebrate Seattle’s Only River!” Want to bike to the festival? Meet at All City Coffee in Georgetown at 10:30.
Time: 12–5 PM
Where: Duwamish Waterway Park—7900 10th Ave S.
Cost: FREE (plus free food!)

Tags: Festival, Live Music, Food, Culture, Performance, Kayaking

Image Credit: Duwamish River Fest

Columbia-Hillman Arts & Cultural District Launch 

“Southeast Seattle is a mosaic of communities and is among the most ethnically diverse region in the state. The designation of Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District recognizes and supports the creative contributions from Southeast Seattle.

The mission of the Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District is to celebrate and enhance the authentic and culturally diverse soul of the Columbia City and Hillman City neighborhoods through identification with, and the advancement of, arts and culture. They want to celebrate the historic contributions the arts have played in these communities, preserve and promote their current art spaces, and most importantly, proactively guide their future by ensuring that new art spaces are included in future developments.” This launch will take place at: Cinema Under the Stars at Columbia Park (Showing “Coco” tonight!)
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center—3515 S. Alaska St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Culture, Community, Civics, Art, Movie

Boogie Up The Block

“206 Zulu, Hidmo Cypher & Voices Rising invite you to Boogie Up The Block, a Central District block party taking place at the historic Washington Hall! This day-long, free block party features various all ages entertainment, music, art, exhibits, food, dance, and a kids corner!”
Time: 12–8 PM
Where: Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: FREE

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

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!) – NOTE: This event was supposed to be last week, but was rescheduled. That’s why you’re seeing it again! 
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Hing Hay Park—423 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Community, Family-Friendly, Outdoor

Big Day of Play

“Big Day of Play is the day to play your way! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a day full of healthy activities, outdoor sports, water activities, games, food and tons of fun. There will be something for everyone. Big day of Play is a day to celebrate our city’s diversity while we build relationships and get active together.” Presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative.
Time: 11 AM–5 PM
Where: Rainier Community Center—4600 38th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Event, Community, Family-Friendly, Outdoor


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

Celebrate Skyway! Parade & Block Party

“Join us for the 2nd Annual Parade & Block Party! Officially a Seafair sanctioned event, we are looking to make this year bigger and better. The parade will start at the Skyway Library and go north along Renton Avenue towards Skyway Park Bowl. Parade participants include: Electronettes Histeppers Drillteam, Skyway Fire Department, Youth Bike Parade, PNW Drumline…and many more! The block party will immediately follow the parade (12pm) at the Medine Alem Tewahdo Orthodox Church (11800 Renton Ave S. Seattle, WA) across from Skyway Park Bowl. We will have something for everyone!”
Time: 11:30 AM–4 PM
Where: Renton Ave S. (between Skyway Library & Skyway Park Bowl)
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Party, Live Music, Family-Friendly, Vendors, Food, Performance, Culture

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
Cost: FREE

Tags: Theater, Family-Friendly, Outdoor

Volunteer Firefighters Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 

“The Volunteer Firefighter’s Association of King County Fire District 20 invites you to a pancake breakfast at Station 22. This is a fundraising event, donations accepted. All funds will be donated to Skyway VFW Post #9430.”
Time: 9–11 AM
Where: King County Fire District 20 Station 22—12417 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Tags: Fundraiser, Community, Breakfast

Pa Rah Boom Boom – Rhythms For The Young Brain 

“Join Ocheami in a fun filled learning experience and feel the rhythm as Kofi and Amma weave West African stories, music and dance into our lives today.” This event is geared for Kids, Families, Teens
Time: 10:15–11 AM
Where: SPL Columbia Branch—4721 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Library, Community, Culture, Education, Music, Dance

Sunday, Aug. 19th:

BAAMFest 2018

“BAAMFest has continued to defy expectations year after year, reflecting culture from every continent – and Oceania too – and doing this in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in America. While other major Seattle music events charge hefty admission fees, BAAMFest presents both Grammy winners and nominees; musical performers with scores of recording credits and those who have toured with the giants – and bracing new talent. And all of this is presented for free. 4 stages; 4 pop-up museums; 40+ booths; 40 professional acts (58 acts in total); 4 blocks from light rail.

Rainier Beach. It’s a force. Let’s talk about the music: R&B, Jazz, Rap and Soul, Hip Hop, Ukulele, Rock & Roll, Gospel, Taiko, Old-school Funk, Reggae, Blues, Mariachi and Punk. And the four museum pop ups: Wing Luke Asian History Museum, with an additional Bruce Lee exhibit, The Seattle Children’s Museum, The Living Computer Museum, Buffalo Soldiers 10th Cavalry Historical exhibit, including horses. BAAMFest this year will also feature “art in action”, the live creation of a mural, along with a sculpture court.” Presented by the Rainier Beach Merchants Association
Time: 11 AM–6 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center / South Shore School—8825 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Festival, Culture, Community, Art, Live Music, Family-Friendly, Museum, History

Image Credit: BAAMFest


“Join Beacon Hill Garden Club and Beacon Arts for Pear-a-dise, a free public pear harvest and family-fun event. Pear-a-dise celebrates our local orchard of 100-year-old pear trees, tucked into the grounds of Beacon Hill’s most famous historical landmark. Pear-a-dise features free all-you-can-carry pear picking, pear food, pear art, pear games, and pear fun! Meet local gardening groups and community organizations, enjoy live music and get a rare tour of this beautiful 130-year-old house, including its surprising history!

Raffle prizes will be offered to raise funds for Beacon Hill Garden Club in their efforts to save Garden House from private purchase and potential development, and maintain the home as a community-owned gathering place.”
Time: 2–6 PM
Where: Garden House—2336 15th Avenue S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Food, Live Music, Family-Friendly, Environmental Justice

Talk Time Class 

“Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. A trained volunteer hosts the conversation. Classes are free, join anytime!”
Time: 2–3:30 PM
Where: Tukwila Library—14380 Tukwila Intl. Blvd. (Tukwila)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Community, Culture, ESL

Image Credit: The Duncan Connection

SocialFit: Boot Camp 

“Are you ready to add more to your fitness routine? Are you looking for an activity for the entire family? Social Fit boot camp is exactly for you! The Duncan Connection, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Greenways Initiative, and Associated Recreation Council have joined forces to get our community active. Join TDC every Sunday at Van Asselt Community Center for 60-minutes of fun, sweating, and enjoying the great outdoors.”
Time: 9:30 AM
Where: Van Asselt Community Center—2820 S Myrtle St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Health, Community, Outdoor, Family-Friendly