THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Johnaye Kendrick, DNA Saturdays, Tell It Like It Is, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Aug. 31st:

Johnaye Kendrick: ‘Flying’ CD Release

“Vocalist, Composer and Professor Johnaye Kendrick returns to the Royal Room for her sophomore album release, Flying, a collection of originals, finely crafted arrangements, and MAGIC! Johnaye is ‘not just a vocalist,’ said legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath. ‘She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.’ With Kendrick’s sterling vocals, fantastic original compositions and bright, warm disposition she’s always sure to give an exciting and authentic performance. Featuring Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums).”
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover (donations appreciated)

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: The Jelly Rollers with Ayesha “MusicBox” Brooks, Jack Gravalis Trio ft. Joey Walbaum (Sat.) and The Moonspinners (Sun.).

See website for individual event details. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

Tags: Live Music, CD Release, Restuarant

Image Credit: Johnaye Kendrick

Willy Porter w/ Special Guest Danny Godinez

“Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. Guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He is known for his inventive and inspiring solo performances which showcase his fiery guitar technique, thoughtful vocal songs, and experimental grooves using innovative guitar looping.” 21+
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $$23 Adv. / $27 Door

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater and Bourbon Bar: The Portsiders, ANDONIMUS, and Natural Israel (Sat.).

See website for individual event details. Bourbon Bar shows are 21+. Some theater shows are all ages or 18+.

Tags: Live Music, Bar, Theater/Venue

Goody Bagg

“One of the top bands in the Northwest will grace the stage at the Royal Esquire Club on the Fifth Friday of the month. A special day deserves special entertainment. Bring your dancing shoes and a good appetite as this will be a night for you to leave all your inhibitions at home.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15

Tags: Live Music, Soul Food

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New titles—Searching, 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

Skylark After Dark

“Variety Show featuring music, comedy, spoken word and much more.”
Time: 8:30 PM
Where: Skylark Cafe—3803 Delridge Way SW
Cost: $10

Tags: Live Music, Comedy, Variety, Restuarant

Kubota Garden Foundation Plant Sale Prep Work Parties

“Help the Kubota Garden Foundation prepare for its Fall Plant Sale! When? Monday August 17th- Friday August 31st AND Monday September 4th, Tuesday September 5th and Friday September 7th. Time? 10AM-12PM or 12:30PM-2:30PM. KGF’s spring and fall plant sales are fundraisers that help improve Kubota Garden. They are also fun community events! Pre-sale activities include pruning, weeding, labeling, and organizing plants. Volunteers also help unload deliveries. Come prepared to get dirty and come dressed for the weather. Bring a sack lunch if you would like to hang out for the afternoon session as well. Qualifications: Ability to bend, lift up to 20 lbs, kneel, and rake. Meet at the Kubota Garden Foundation’s nursery next to the crew quarters on the south side of the garden-marked as the maintenance area on this Self Guided Tour Map.”
Time: 10 AM–12 PM or 12:30–2:30 PM
Where: Kubota Garden—9817 55th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Garden, Volunteer Work Party

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: Teens, Youth, Literary

Saturday, Sept. 1st:

Light: Paintings by William Song

“Seattle painter William Song explores the potential for artwork to open experiences beyond the conscious mind in Light, his second solo exhibition at ArtXchange Gallery. Grounded in research about the capacity of color and light to stimulate changes in the body and mind, Song’s works are lush abstractions in luminous oils and cold beeswax medium that build unique energetic relationships with the viewer.
When: 11 AM-5:30 PM
Where: ArtXchange Gallery—3327 27th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Art, Gallery

Image Credit: William Song, ArtXchange

INS Building Tour

Retrace the paths of Seattle’s immigration history through the eyes of Chinese sojourners, settlers and laborers; through Japanese community leaders imprisoned in 1942. The voices of these migrants still resonate within the walls that once detained them. To understand the race-based immigration landscape of today, immerse yourselves in stories of those who lived through the very beginnings. Please note that the tour will begin at the front entrance of the INSCAPE Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Tour is approximately 60-90 minutes. Uncomfortable and minor upsetting moments may occur during the tour experience. Tour includes guided experience of the INS Building and entry into all galleries at The Wing.”
Time: 10:30–11:30 AM
Where: INSCAPE Building—815 Seattle Blvd S.
Cost: $12–19 (Kids 5 and under, free)

Tags: History, Culture, Museum

Myra Krien Bellydance Workshops

“I’m sooooo ecstatic! My very favorite Bellydance Guru is coming to teach us!!!! Myra Krien at Culture Shakti Dance Studio.” Full day of workshops
Time: 10 AM
Where: Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti—2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: $120 ($90 for 2)

Tags: Dance, Belly Dance

Film Series – 1968: Expressions of a Flame

“The year 1968 signaled revolution, but that call for change was heard differently, unevenly. In the streets, it was louder than a bomb and echoed with joy; in mansions and police precincts, an incomprehensible tune sung in an impossible language. A student in Mexico City goes to a demonstration, a communist in Tokyo buys a saxophone, a CIA operative spies on Black nationalists in Cleveland, and the Los Angeles rich look in the mirror and don’t recognize their faces. This film series explores the many manifestations of this global upheaval through cinema. Programmed by Austin McCann for Northwest Film Forum.”
Time: 4 PM
Where: Northwest Film Forum—1515 12th Ave
Cost: $30–55

Tags: Film, History, Culture, Activism

Image Credit: Northwest Film Forum

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

Tags: Farm Stand, Farmers Market

DNA Saturdays Presents Zilla and Moobek

“DNA Saturdays takes Aston back to its roots. It is a night dedicated to our original open music format and focused on our favorite hip-hop and top 40 sounds. Like the name says, party music is what makes Aston Aston and we put that idea forward each and every Saturday. DJs: Zilla, Moobek. We encourage our guests to drink responsibly.”
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Aston Manor—2946 1st Ave S.
Cost: Unknown

Tags: Club, Music, Hip Hop, DJ

Canvass for Sarah

“It’s time to be at the doors again. Our path to victory is to increase voter turnout. We can only do that if we talk to people where they are at and make the case for why Sarah is the best candidate for this district. We will kick off canvassing from our campaign office. Dial 324 from the call box next to the entrance and someone will let you up. Please bring a charged phone.” Facilitated by Sarah Smith for US Congress
Time: 3–7 PM
Where: Urban Work Lofts—918 S. Horton St
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Politics, Volunteer Opportunity

Tell It Like It Is

“Reid Clark Comedy and NW Peaks started doing the Comedy Summit Shows a year ago. Reid (BET, Netflix, Amazon Prime) will be returning to Seattle and will be joined by the best of the best comedians from the Comedy Summit shows and some special guests. Hosted by Adam Luckey.”
Time: 8:30–10 PM
Where: NW Peaks Brewery—5718 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Comedy, Brewery

Image Credit: Tell It Like It Is, NW Peaks Brewery

Beyond the Tippe: Open Mic/Comedy Showcase

“Beacon Hill’s second most talked about comedy show returns! Come laugh with your neighbors/random strangers. This is also an open mic for aspiring jokesters.”
Time: 9–11 PM
Where: Tippe & Drague Alehouse—3315 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Comedy, Food, Beer

Sunday, Sept. 2nd:

Sunday School (Soul Brunch Series) 

“Spend your first September Sunday afternoon with DJ Nick Fenton playing you gritty soul, funk and rhythm & blues – all vinyl, of course!! We have a build-your-own Bloody Mary/Mimosa bar and Breezy Town Pizza is serving specialty brunch pies. Make us your day-drinking destination this Sunday and beyond!!”
Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Cost varies

Tags: Brunch, Restaurant, Music, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Day Shift

Day Shift: Y’all Ready Know What Time It Is 

“Y’all Ready Know What Time It Is ♪ — Day Shift returns to Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood on Sunday, September 2, for a full day of sunshine, music, and friends from all over the city! Dance. Day drink. Until the sun comes down. F E A T U R I N G, DEBO (Funk Freaks), P Dot, yaddye, Tollefson, Monroe, Siracha. About #DayShiftSEA: Day Shift is an outdoor, daytime dance party and sun-bathed counterpart to Night Shift. In its fourth summer of bringing day parties to the city, Day Shift returns to Bar Ciudad, a venue located in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood!” 21+
Time: 3–10 PM
Where: Ciudad—6118 12th Ave S.
Cost: $5 before 4 PM (w/ RSVP)

Tags: Dancing, Restaurant, Music, DJ