THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—LUNIZ, San Gennaro Festival of Seattle, C-ID Night Market, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Sept. 7th:

Game On

Middle- and high school-aged youth—Play video games at the library every Friday!
Time: 2:45–4:30 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: After School, Youth, Teens, Tweens, Games, Gaming, Library

Mare Advertencia Lirika: Gender Violence & Indigenous Struggles

Mare Advertencia Lirika, an Indigenous rapera, unapologetic Muxer from Oaxaca; she will be visiting Seattle for the first time Sept 7-10, 2018! We want to invite community to welcome her and share an evening of music, poetry, and conversations centered around Gender Violence facing Indigenous ppl across all arbitrary colonial borders. Most importantly, we want to collectively develop ideas and share strategies of resistance to challenge this heteropatriarchal capitalist system founded on acts of violence inflicted on Native, Black, Brown womxn around the world. Please, bring food to share. This dialogue will be potluck style. *we want to intentionally prioritise the voices and experiences of Native womxn, two-spirited/ QTPOC fam. We thank attendees for helping us maintain this focus.”
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Union Cultural Center—803 S. King St
Cost: Donations appreciated

Tags: Discussion, Potluck, Community, Social Justice, Family-Friendly

6th Annual San Gennaro Festival

“We are happy to announce the sixth-annual San Gennaro Festival will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th! Join us on Angelo Street in Georgetown for what will be our biggest and best! The first 25 people who enter the Wine/Beer Garden on Friday when we open will receive a special swag bag along with a raffle ticket for prizes to be given away Friday night ONLY. The next 25 will also have a chance to win raffle prizes. Food booths and vendors will be open and we think you’re going to love our collection of authentic Italian fare this year. With $5 beer and $6 wine, it’s the best happy hour in town! ANCORA! begins at 7:00 and Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms are on at 8:30 pm. Saturday is the procession, expanded activities for children and more music and food. Sunday morning join us for Opera and our signature drink Bloody San Gennaro’s which will be served in souvenir cups.”
Time: Friday—6–10 PM; Saturday—10 AM–10 PM; Sunday—11 AM–4 PM
Where: S. Angelo St & Ellis Ave S. (Georgetown)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Festival, Family-Friendly, Culture, Live Music

Image Credit: San Gennaro Festival – Seattle

Tribute to Aretha Franklin

“‘Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist…’…this is how the Wikipedia page begins. But there is no way in which the authors of the page can rightly convey the magnitude of Ms Franklin’s contributions to modern music, to pop music, rhythm and blues, gospel, hip hop, rock n roll, Black music…..nor can they speak to the life stories of love, heartbreak, joy, family, spirituality, the struggle and Black power that she was able to infuse in her music, the songs she wrote, in the songs written by others, in shaping the way we exist in the world, the soundtrack! DJ Reverend Riz (KEXP) has decided to do yet another dedication to the Queen Of Soul!” 21+
Time: Doors, 8 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5

Tags: Aretha Franklin, Tribute, Music, DJ

End of Summer Blowout w/ LUNIZ

“All In Promotions presents… End of Summer Blowout. Legendary Hip-Hop due LUNIZ (Yukmouth & Numskull) comes to South Seattle’s historic Columbia City Theater. Performing their #1 hit ‘I GOT 5 ON IT’ & more! Alongside the NorthWests finest artists, this will be a night to remember. Merch table from Broadway Streetwear. Hosted by LEVIATHAN.” Event will feature: LUNIZ (Yukmouth & Numskull), Relevant References, County of Kings, Angelo Florez, & Willie Bagz; 21+
Time: Doors, 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20, adv. / $25, door

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater and Bourbon Bar: The Mad Bus Driver Busting Out! (Sat.), Motown’s Herman Brown Quartet (Sun./Beatwalk).

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

First Friday Networking Social

“A staple at the Royal Esquire Club, First Friday’s has always provided the Grown & Sexy people an event to look forward to each and every month. Doors open at 7:00 pm at the party is in full-effect by 9:00 pm. Come early to network and socialize (there is no limit to what can occur during the social hour – special presentations, give-aways, etc.). Enjoy food from our southern kitchen and cocktails from the bar; be prepared to stay well into the night as dance floor heats up with a sophisticated mix of your favorite R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop jams by our resident mixologist, DJ Craig Jackson.”
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Networking, Adults, Soul Food, DJ

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New titles—Blindspotting, Searching, Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Sept. 8th:

World Beat Night: Rhythms from Black Panther

“Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band and The Black Panther Soundtrack will perform with his new world beat project Walo Walo featuring Thione Diop and members of Wamba World Beat Band.”
Time: Doors, 8 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 (adv.) / $15 (DOS)

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets, Electric Circus (Fri.), School of Rock West Seattle Adult Program and House Band (Sat.) and Dromeno (Sun./Beatwalk).

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

Tags: Live Music, CD Release, Restaurant

C-ID Night Market

“As the sun sets over Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, the historic neighborhood awakens to a vibrant Night Market. Upwards of 25,000 people take to the streets to mingle and soak in the dynamic culture Chinatown-International District’s Night Markets have to offer. Seattle’s original Night Market under the Chinatown Gate in historic Chinatown-International District. Join and enjoy a fun night with food, local crafts & goods, art, live entertainment, beer garden and interesting stuff!”
Time: 4 PM–Midnight
Where: Chinatown-International District—S. King St & 5th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Outdoor Market, Live Music, Culture


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

Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis

“This Seattle Art Museum exhibition, which runs from June 14 to September 9, 2018, presents a comprehensive collection of Edward S. Curtis’s magnificent portraits of Native Americans. Photographed during the turn of the last century, they now have an indelible place in the American consciousness, especially the works from the Pacific Northwest where he started his career. This lecture will explore his life and work, and the key Northwest tribes he portrayed. Tamara Moats is a Seattle art historian, former curator of education at the UW Henry Art Gallery, and history teacher at the Bush School Upper School.”
Time: 2–3 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Photography, History, Lecture

Jackson Street Jazz Walk

Jackson Street Jazz Walk: 12 Bands at seven venues along Jackson Street—“The 5th-Annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk is a Music For A Cause event! Benefiting Northwest Harvest, each audience member is asked to make food item donation
(2 or more items) as they enter their first performance venue. Thank you in advance for standing with us in this effort to help fight hunger in our community!” CASA Latina will host Reggie Goings and Trio. Wonder Ethiopian Restaurant, Pratt Fine Arts, Langston Hughes, and others will host performances as well. For more information about Jackson Street Jazz Walk venues and performers, visit
Time: 5:30–8 PM
Where: S. Jackson St. (see website for list of venues)
Cost: By donation

Tags: Live Music, Family-Friendly

Mexicadelia Seattle 2018, NWIRP Beneficio

“Mexicadelia, Seattlelajara, Noise Noise Ouch Stop Records, Art Martyrs, Popdelia, Kame Hou$e 206 and friends Present – Bands from Mexico! Bands from the US! Bands from Elsewhere! Giant Party! Fun! Family Friendly! Sliding scale donations go to NW Immigrant Rights Project! Nobody Turned Away! The Talent (in no particular order):
PSA // Uay // Kimya Dawson // Nasalrod // Mortemart // Lemat // Razor Clam // Neptuna // Mindhala // DoNormaal // Nauticult // The Shivas // Night Heron // Anime Creek // Killer Ghost // Guayaba // Paundy // Biblioteka // Taylar Elizza Beth. Acoustic acts will also be performing including Correo Aero, Ross Brasheer, Amanda Manila.”
Time: 5 PM–2 AM
Where: Hazard Factory—7800 7th ave S.
Cost: By donation

Tags: Live Music, Benefit, Party, Family-Friendly

Black Academy of Music ReUnion: 2018

“This Premiere event shines light on Historic Central Area Icon and the Living Legacy, the former attendees of BAM, aka the Black Academy of Music, or the Brazil Academy of Music. Brazil made his mark in the Jazz Music world, and also within the city he adopted as home, Seattle. Brazil’s music legacy includes recording with legends the likes of John Coltrane. Brazil a beloved Seattle music fixture, He along with Jabo Ward, Floyd Standifer, Chuck Metcalf, Frank Gant, and other local music leaders, were the teachers for the next generation of skilled musicians.”
Time: 1–5 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Avenue S.
Cost: $10–55

Tags: Live Music, Culture, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Filipino Village Senior Housing Project

Four Short Plays

“Four Short Plays by Robert Francis Flor will be performed on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 at the Filipino Community Center in Seattle to support the Filipino Senior Housing Project. The plays are a slice of life in the community from 1940 to 1970.”
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Filipino Community of Seattle—5740 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: $20 (suggested donation)

Tags: Theater, Benefit, Culture, History, Family-Friendly

Langston Hughes Open House

“Meet our staff and Partners and learn about how to access space and other resources. LHPAI Facility Rentals and Grants; Office of Arts & Culture Seattle grants & programs; Langston Seattle: meet the new non-profit!; Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas; Historic Central Area Arts & Culture. Refreshments will be provided. Food Drive collection bins onsite benefiting Northwest Harvest. Live Music in partnership with Jackson Street Jazz Walk. Jazz Walk Jam session 8-10pm following the Open House.”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Avenue S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Open House, Arts, Historic, Food Drive, Venue, Culture, Family-Friendly, Live Music

Sunday, Sept. 9th:

Image Credit: Artwork for PNWFC flyer by Raychelle Duazo

Gising Na! It’s Brunch Time!

“Gising Na! Wake up! Come join the PNW Filipina Collective as we return with our brunch themed market! Featuring Filipino brunch favorites, arts, Philippine plant-based botanicals, good vibes and music for the soul! BRING THE FAMILY! Our participants include: FOOD: Melissa Miranda | Musang Seattle, Musangtino, PNW Filipina Collective, Marizel Yuen | Outside the Box, Tacos La Flaca, Fruit Chatter Box, Reasons Kitchen, PNW Filipina Collective … (and more!); COFFEE: Middle Fork Roasters; ARTS/CRAFTS: Julz Bolinayen S. Ignacio | Bulambulanen Cultural and Healing Arts, LLC, Julz Ilang-Bulan, Gabriela Seattle; MUSIC: Ai Calalo | DJ Illogicalogic.”
Time: 11:30 AM–2 PM
Where: Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon—662 S. King St
Cost: $10 (kids) / $30 (adults)

Tags: Brunch, Market, Culture, Food, Crafts, Family-Friendly

Hustle Workshop w/ Boris and Savage & Samuelle

“Have you always wanted to learn hustle? Do you already know it and want to improve your skills? Then look no further! Please welcome these amazing hustlers from our sister city, Vancouver, BC, Boris Khramtsov and Savage & Samuelle!” Beginner Hustle will take place at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S., from 4:30–5:30 PM ($10, adv. / $15, door); Intermediate Hustle will take place at Massive Monkees Studio ($15, adv. / $20, door)
Time: 4:30–7:30 PM
Where: Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon—664 S. King St
Cost: $10–$20

Tags: Dance, Workshop

Josephine Howell Live, in Concert

“This is the ONLY concert for the summer at SESSC and it is a don’t-miss! Josephine Howell is a local and national star, performing everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to Kenya to Austria. She has also shared the stage with Madonna, Queen Latifah, Ernestine Anderson, BeBe Winan, and many more. She performed at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with the song “Same Love.” And she is coming here, to sign for you, at an affordable ticket price, with accessible parking, snacks, tasty beverages and your friends if you bring them. Pretty much a perfect way to extend the Seattle summer.”
Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center—4655 S. Holly St
Cost: $15–$20

Tags: Live Music

Writers Read

“A monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance.”
Time: 2–4 PM
Where: SPL Columbia Branch—4721 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Open Mic, Writers, Writing, Reading, Library

Image Credit: Beatwalk

Columbia City Beatwalk

“Anything Goes in Final Beatwalk of the Summer—Beatwalk, held on the second Sunday of the month in June, July, August and September, has been bringing free live music and entertainment to the neighborhood’s streets, sidewalks, and stages for 24 years. Buskers, artists and vendors set up outside, while a wide range of local musicians perform inside restaurants and bars throughout the Columbia City Landmark District. Many of the venues are all-ages, but some are 21+. The theme for the final event of the season is ‘anything goes!’

One local act that perfectly embodies that theme will perform at the Hummingbird Saloon. From 8–12 PM, visitors at the 21+ establishment can watch and, more importantly, join in with the group that calls themselves ‘the Hummingbird Sessions.’ … Anyone is welcome to go up and sing or play with them, whether they’ve brought their own instrument or would like to use one of the bands’.” Full finale lineup:
Backyard: Karaoke w/ Triple Jay & Michellay
Lottie’s Lounge: Nurse Ratchett
The Bourbon Bar at Columbia City Theater: Motown’s Herman Brown Quartet
Hummingbird Saloon: the Hummingbird Sessions
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria: JazzHands
The Royal Room: Dromeno
Royal Esquire Club: We Funk
Rumba Notes: Omega, Featuring Conrad Real
Also performing: Elnah Jordan Experience; Zambuko and Anzanga Marimba Ensemble; DJ Keith G. Prez Asphy; and Smoothwalker Entertainment (Michael Jackson Tribute).

Time: 5:30–10 PM
Where: Columbia City—Along Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Community, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: We Funk