by Emerald Staff
Friday, Sept. 14th:
“An evening to celebrate and share a new 3 month art residency for Tanya Dean in Columbia City Theatre’s Bourbon Bar!! Incident Exposure is an exploration of the inner mind. Ink blots are a recognizable artifact of early psychology, deriving meaning from the human brain’s ability to seek patterns. This aim of this series is to demonstrate the effects of life and living, exposing a ‘self’ to reality and collecting and integrating those experiences. Live electronic music performances by: Djime, Alpha Stream, Zen Seizure; Live art on canvas provided by: Tanya Dean, Jeff Harrison, Kevin Ducoing.”
Time: 8 PM–1 AM
Where: CC Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Tags: Gallery Show, Art, Live Art, Live Music, Electronic Music, Bar
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.
Tags: After School, Youth, Teens, Tweens, Games, Gaming, Library
“FEELINGS is intersectional, feminist, queer improvised theatre. Kinzie is gay, Natasha is a white-passing Latina, and they want you to join them to eat dessert and dismantle the white-cis-hetero patriarchy. Show up in your PJS and bring some ice cream because it’s about to get real.” 18+
Time: 10:30 PM
Where: 18th & Union Arts Space—1406 18th Ave.
Tags: Improv, Theater, LGBTQI+, Culture, Social Justice
Multiple locations / volunteer opportunities, including:
Work party at Dr. Jose Rizal Park—“Join us for a restoration work party at Dr. Jose Rizal Park – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet. (10 AM–3 PM)”
Work party at Kubota Gardens Natural Area—“Join us for a restoration work party at Kubota Gardens Natural Area – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet. (10 AM–2 PM)”
Abundance of Hope for Day of Caring—“We are headed out to the streets to beautify and distribute food and hygiene items! Afterwards celebrate with us at Pagliacci Pizza in Columbia City. Together we can create an environment fostering life and growth in our community. Meet near the track at Franklin High School. (11 AM–2 PM)”
Time: See above
Where: See above
Tags: Volunteer, Work Party, Outdoor, Day of Caring
“Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Frye Art Museum’s latest exhibition. Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy comprises works by an international roster of artists that comment on and/or adapt strategies of alternative medicine, psychotherapy, and wellness practices. Enjoy a preview of the exhibition, interactive gallery experiences, and food + drink! Opening Night Events: Tarot & palm readings by Vancouver-based artist Cindy Mochizuki (30 minute first-come-first-served sessions); Facilitated activation of Pedro Reyes’ The Museum of Hypothetical Lifetimes (15 minute first-come-first-served sessions).”
Time: 7:30–9:30 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum—704 Terry Ave
Cost: FREE (RSVP)
Tags: Gallery, Art Opening, Reception
New titles—A Simple Favor, Sorry to Bother You, Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
“We will be featuring brats by Bob’s Quality Meats, (including a vegetarian option), Oktoberfest beer (and other beverages), vegan potato salad by PCC, sauerkraut, live music by “Happy Hans”, dancing and neighborly fun. Avoid the lines and pre-pay online! Entrance is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.”
Time: 7–9:30 PM
Where: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club—4916 S. Angeline St
Cost: $10 (members) /$15 (non-members)
Tags: Oktoberfest, Food, Beer
Saturday, Sept. 15th:
“Join our new pilot program dedicated to female-identifying students in grades K through 8! With rotating monthly themes and engaging introductory content, this workshop series will provide hands-on experiences with technology in a supportive and welcoming community for girls to learn, create, & do. We’ll feature two workshops each month, one each for elementary and middle school girls, that include free admission to the museum (donated by Living Computers.) Want to bring friends or family? No problem! We’ll have a drop-in activity included with admission for all ages and genders.”
Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Where: Living Computers: Museum + Labs—2245 1st Ave S.
Tags: Kids, Computers, Tech, Workshops
“Come on down to Old Town Rainier Beach (57th Ave S.) for an end of summer party! Rainier Dance Center and St. Paul’s Church/Pastor Pierce are co-hosting the party. St Paul’s on S. Fletcher (Between 56th Ave S and 57th Ave. S) will have free food/drink, a bounce house, games and music! Rainier Dance Center at 9264 57th Ave S will have free mini dance classes, dance performances, refreshments and vendors! Stella & Dot, Lularoe, Color Street Nails, Traci Lynn Jewelry and other vendors will be here with lots of goods to sell! Come meet your neighbors, eat/drink, check out the awesome businesses in old town and have fun with the whole family!”
Time: 11 AM–2 PM
Where: Rainier Dance Center—9264 57th Ave S.
Tags: Block Party, Indoor/Outdoor, Family-Friendly, Vendors, Community
“We need *your* help cleaning up Renton Ave from 10am to 2pm at our WHAM Annual Fall Cleanup. Meet near the WHCA Office (right around the corner from the KCSO Storefront, across Renton Ave from Skyway Library) for a FREE drink from Nevzat’s Espresso, AND a FREE Platypus Hydration half-liter SoftBottle. Plus: yummy snacks, new friends, a free workout and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Bring your favorite gloves and litter grabber if you like – if not, no worries, we got you covered. SPREAD THE WORD! The more folks that show up, the more sparkly and inviting our Skyway Business District will look. MINORS: Bring along a guardian or have them sign this form.”
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: WHCA Office (side of KCSO Storefront)—12629 Renton Ave S.
Tags: Work Party, Community Clean-Up, Outdoor
“Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE bicycle tour of public art in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Partnering with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, we’re offering a family-friendly, seven-mile (round trip) bike tour for all ages and abilities that will take you from Jimi Hendrix Park/Northwest African American Museum to Jefferson Park. Free, but please register at this link so we know you’re coming.”
Time: 10 AM–1 PM
Where: Meet at Jimi Hendrix Park
Cost: FREE (RSVP)
Tags: Bicycle, Outdoor Art, Outdoor, Family-Friendly
“Why do schools have a hard time working with families, particularly Black families? Starting from preschool on through high school, Black children are more prone to be kicked out and disciplined at higher rates than their counterparts. In Seattle, “Black children in elementary schools are suspended at 4 times the rate of white students” (NBCDI Washington State of the Black Child Report Card 2018). In addition, schools will also claim that Black families are not engaged or involved. Dr. Edwin Nichols says that the challenge of dealing effectively with racial and ethnic diversity in education is a global problem. Come to this workshop to hear how teachers and schools can start to be more culturally competent and engage Black families more effectively and authentically!”
Time: 11 AM–3:30 PM
Where: MLK Jr Elementary School—6725 45th Avenue S.
Cost: FREE (RSVP)
Tags: Social Justice, Education, Culture, Teachers, Schools
“Our annual free event for the community held in Mount Baker park. From 10am to 3pm we will have live music, bouncy houses, a licensed bar (over 21), food trucks, face painting, field games and more! Kicks off with the kids parade from Franklin High at 10am (line up at 9.45am). See you on the 15th!!”
Time: 10 AM–3 PM
Where: Mount Baker Community Club—2811 Mount Rainier Dr S
Tags: Community, Family-Friendly, Outdoor
“Kids will learn how to dance Bollywood Style! Just like in the movies. These fun & inclusive classes will build confidence while learning Bollywood Dance. Since drop in is not allowed, the children will grow to feel comfortable with each other from week to week while creating bonds that could last a lifetime! Bollywood is not a style, but a culture. It’s a combination of the classical, folk, and tribal dance styles of India and the western styles of ballet, hip-hop, and modern. We will also play Bhangra a Punjabi folkloric dance from India! It is considered to be the hip hop of India!”
Time: 10–10:45 AM
Where: Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti—2524 16th Ave S, # 311
Cost: See website
Tags: Bollywood, Bhangra, Dance, Kids, Culture
“Andrew McKeag was in a motorcycle accident. Many of his friends have joined together to help raise money to cover his medical expenses. Lots of bands, short sets – who knows what other shenanigans are in store! Featuring: The Fastbacks, The Meices, Stag, Shelby Earl, Alcohol FunnyCar, Toothpaste, Trashfire, Zero Down + Special Guests. Breezy Town Pizza slices available until close.” 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $15 (Adv.)
Tags: Live Music, Rock Music, Benefit
Sunday, Sept. 16th:
“Please join New York Times bestselling authors Lindy West (Shrill) and Ijeoma Oluo (So You Want to Talk About Race), along with The Stranger’s Charles Mudede and musician/comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo for Too Much!!—an evening of race, bodies, laughs, trumpets, and maybe a few tears. This event features four of the creative minds behind the upcoming independent film Thin Skin, based on the stage show NOW I’M FINE by Ahamefule J. Oluo. All funds will go to the production of this film.”
Time: 7:30–9:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes—104 17th Avenue S.
Tags: Author Talks, Film, Theater
“People for Rebecca Saldana is looking forward to celebrating the diversity, entrepreneurship and organizing spirit that makes the 37th LD one of the best places to live. Join us Sunday, September 16 for our first annual Community Fundraiser. We are going to be joined by some amazing local artists and performers, celebrate some of the 37th’s tireless organizers, and enjoy some yummy tastes reflecting the diversity of our neighborhoods. The RSVP page is live, please fill it out to make sure we know you’re coming. We’re looking forward to seeing you!”
Time: 5–7 PM
Where: Filipino Community of Seattle—5740 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: $37 and up (fundraiser)
Tags: Rebecca Saldana, Political Fundraiser, Performance
“The Beacon Food Forest is happy to once again host Della (Rice) Sylvester to teach at the Food Forest. This year we are co-hosting with Tilth Alliance, who will host her at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland on Sat., Sept. 15. Spend the morning with Della on a plant walk around the Food Forest as she shares her wisdom and knowledge about Native connections to plants. Bring a bag lunch to share as we relax in the Gathering Plaza between the two parts of the day. In the afternoon, Della will teach us about Medicine making from the tradition of her people with a hands-on workshop. Students will each take home their own creations that they will be making along with Della (Rice) Sylvester. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a First Nations teacher and a wonderful way to deepen our connection to the land we live on from someone who originates from the land.”
Time: 10 AM–3 PM
Where: Beacon Food Forest—15th Ave S. & S. Dakota St
Tags: Workshop, Medicinal Plants, Culture, Outdoor
“Vibes by B: Brunch Vibes. Doors Open 11am-3pm. Day Party 12pm-5pm. 21 and Over – Valid ID Required. 4hr Unlimited Buffet Brunch & 4hr Unlimited Mimosas.” 21+
Time: 11 AM–3 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S Massachusetts St
Cost: $35 (reservation required)
Tags: Brunch, Food, NAAM, Museum, Party
“BAYAN organizer and leftist scholar Joaquin Uy will lead a Walking Tour of Filipinx History in Seattle in the International District on Sunday, September 16th. Uy’s tour will focus on local leaders, organizers, revolutionaries, authors, and martyrs from the Filipinx community and their relationship to this historic neighborhood, block by block, from the turn of the century to today. The tour provides an opportunity to learn about the current and critical movement to stop the killings in the Philippines. **Space is limited! Please sign-up with this form.**” Note: This event is currently listed as “full” and is not accepting RSVPs as of this writing.
Time: 12–2 PM
Where: Eastern Hotel—506 1/2 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: $10–35 (suggesteddonation; RSVP required)
Tags: Culture, Walking Tour, Outdoor