THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Truth to Power, For FAHM, Lil Brown Girls Club Open House, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Oct. 5th:

The Resistance Saga: 500 Years

​“Join us for a FREE screening of the documentary film 500 YEARS: Life in Resistance ​followed by a Q&A with protagonist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Director Pamela Yates and Producer Paco de Onís hosted by​ El Centro de la Raza and The Seattle Public Library 500 YEARS tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina.

While indigenous peoples of Guatemala are no stranger to oppression, the recent events that took place over a tumultuous three-year span, change finally seems possible when their movement is met with civil society’s outcry to end corruption. This is the third chapter of the trilogy of documentaries on Guatemala, led by Pamela Yates, and follows the films When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). The documentary film premiered in January 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival.”
Time: 7–9:30 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center—1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest. St
Cost: FREE (must register)

Tags: Film, Documentary, Social Justice, Culture, History


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

The Intersection between Hip Hop Culture & Education

“The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture & Education is an interactive lecture series and musical call to action created by Jahi focusing on the life affirming aspects of Hip Hop from an academic, educational as well as cultural lens. This interactive dialogue, presentation and performance explores the idea of musical diets, and represents Hip Hop as a world culture with life affirming principles.

Come see Jahi, the lead MC of PE 2.0, created by Chuck D, of the iconic rap group, Public Enemy, as he gives a lecture and performance about the relationship between art, education and hip hop. He has toured internationally for two decades, released 13 independent albums, and one on a major label. Jahi is also the program manager for Oakland Unified School District’s African American Male Achievement, the leading organization in the US serving African American young men.” 18+
Time: 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Hip Hop, Lecture, Music, NAAM

Image Credit: Estelita’s Library

Friday Night Po’ Boys at Estelita’s

“We are so excited to welcome our weekly food pop-up!! Every Friday, we will have Po’Boys for sale from 6-10pm. These Po’ Boys are some of the best you will ever try – New Orleans style and fresh. We will have Catfish, Shrimp, and Oyster Po’ Boys!! Where else can you get a fresh Po’ Boy in Seattle? Nowhere. So come join us and order a Po’ Boy and a Sangria. See you all Friday night!”
Time: 6–10 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Prices vary

Tags: Community, Library, Bookstore, Soul Food, Sangria, Family-Friendly, Acoustic Music

Pitch Screening: The Log of Magnus

“Our Films are dedicated to celebrating sustainability, diversity, and entertainment through documentaries, suspense/thrillers, and diverse spirituality based narratives. Our Current Project: We are currently working on our first movie production, The Log Of Magnus, which is a psychological thriller about a young man named Magnus who gets trapped in a psychedelic forest, finding direction from an otherworldly forest dweller who questions the sustainability of the modern culture of Magnus’s world. In this film, we are focusing on how modern systems of transportation and agriculture disrupt our ecosystem.

Our Films are dedicated to celebrating sustainability, diversity, and entertainment through documentaries, suspense/thrillers, and diverse spirituality based narratives.”
Time: 6–7:30 PM
Where: Cafe Red—7148 MLK Jr. Way S.
Cost: $5 (suggested)

Tags: Film, Coffee Shop

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New titles—A Star is Born, Smallfoot, Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman 
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Oct. 6th:

The Peoples Membership Drive

“Over the course of a year we have been methodically working to create a party structure that is rooted in true community accountability, hope, and power. We learned a lot during our run for mayor and we plan to keep pushing for transformational change. We hope you will join us in this work. Come through and get plugged in! Learn about our committees; Sign up for your District team; Learn about the SPP structure; Learn what it means to be a member and register to become one; Register to vote; Eat great food; Listen to great performers.”
Time: 11 AM–3 PM
Where: El Centro de la Raza—2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: The Peoples Party, Voter Registration, Politics, Live Performances, Food

Image Credit: Hillman City Oktoberfest

Hillman City Oktoberfest

“Join Big Chickie and Slow Boat Tavern for the 2nd annual Hillman City Oktoberfest! This one-day event brings together great German beer selected by Slow Boat Tavern and a special German menu prepared by Big Chickie.”
Time: 11 AM–9 PM
Where: Big Chickie—5520 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No ticket required

Tags: Oktoberfest, German Beer/Food

Harmonize Live in Seattle

“Harmonize, The Tanzanian born musician, singer, songwriter and dancer is making his move to the PWN in Seattle, WA. He records for music label WCB Wasafi Record, which is under Diamond Platnumz leadership. He is well known for his hit song ‘Bado’, featuring Diamond Platnumz. He featured Rich Mavoko on his song ‘Show Me’. He was included in MTV Base’s ‘Ones to Watch for 2017’ in Africa.” Hosted by Rumba Notes.
Time: 8 PM–12:30 AM
Where: Kings Hall MS LLC—2929 27th Ave S.
Cost: $50 Adv.

Tags: International Live Music

Image Credit: FAHM Celebration

For FAHM: Filipino American History Month Celebration

“October is Filipino American History Month (FAHM)! Join Kapatid Kollective on Saturday, October 6 @ 2-5PM at our For FAHM Celebration—an all-ages event featuring food + art vendors, performances, and educational sessions centering local Filipinx American history, activism, and arts & culture. > Food! Music! Vending! Filipino BBQ vibes! > Breakout sessions with Filipinx leaders in local arts & culture > Large group intergenerational discussion to inspire community actions > Special performances of all types + open mic…” See Event Page for full FAHM Celebration Lineup.
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center—4408 Delridge Way SW
Cost: $5–15 (suggested) *NOTAFLOF

Tags: Live Performances, Filipino American History, Celebration

Rainier Brewing Company’s fifth annual ‘R Day’

“R Day – Join us for an outdoor community celebration of music, art and beer in the heart of Georgetown; benefitting the Georgetown Merchants Association. With live music from The Helio Sequence, The Moondoggies, and Smokey Brights. See you at our new location in historic Georgetown!” 21+
Time: 4–11 PM
Where: Georgetown—5900 Airport Wy S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Rainier, Beer, Festival, Anniversary

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

“Join Atlas Obscura Society Seattle as we visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking. Spend your morning hanging out with Michael Barakat, the artist and designer behind the bespoke brand MackerelCrow. Michael studied with Alan Zerobnick, who runs a shoe-making school in Port Townsend with Jayne Woodward and is also known as former ‘shoemaker to the clowns.’ He once crafted footwear for Ronald McDonald, Patch Adams, and enrollees in the Ringling Brothers Clown College.

Visit Michael’s design studio in Columbia City and have an opportunity to learn about the process involved in building a handmade pair of shoes or boots. Join us, get familiar with the tools of the trade, and gain useful insights into the art of shoemaking.” Editor’s note: This event may be waitlist only.
Time: 10–11:30 AM
Where: MackerelCrow / Columbia City (Register for address)
Cost: $25

Tags: Shoemaking, Shoes, Leatherworking

MyChefBeats Puts on Local Talent

MyChef, Xander Corbett, Langston Doobs, Georgia Gold, and more. 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $6

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: Michael Gira w/ special guest Norman Westberg (Fri.), Brian Cyb, The Two Tides, Natalie Paige (Sat.), BEAK (Sun.).

See website for individual event details. 

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

Image Credit: Miss UTOPIA International

Miss UTOPIA International

“The Miss UTOPIA International pageant is the annual fundraiser for local non-profit, U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle. All proceeds will support the mission and work of UTOPIA-Seattle chapter. U.T.O.P.I.A. (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) provides sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of QTPIs (Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders) through community organizing, community care, civic engagement and cultural stewardship.

Miss UTOPIA International offers a unique blend of glamour and elegance to the traditional world of pageantry. Miss UTOPIA International is a fun event filled with all of the glamour and excitement pageantry has to offer. We are in search of an ambassador that is able to represent the diverse cultural communities of the Pacific.”
Time: 8–11 PM (Doors @ 6 PM)
Where: Highline Performing Arts Center—401 S. 152nd St (Burien)
Cost: $20 GA

Tags: U.T.O.P.I.A, Pageant, QTPI

The Rainier Beach Farm Stand End Of Season Celebration

“FREE – Food, cooking demonstration, Henna, pumpkin carving and so much more! Make it a family day and join the celebration.” Hosted by Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: Ethiopian Community in Seattle—8323 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Farm Stand, Farmers Market, Celebration, Kid-Friendly

Image Credit: Cafe Red

The Misery Loves Company Tour/ Seattle

“The Mizere Loves Company Tour ft. live performances by tour members.” See event page for details. Hosted by MERCEDE KAY
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: Cafe Red—7148 MLK Jr. Way S.
Cost: $5

Tags: Live Music, Kid-Friendly, Coffee Shop

Bounce Brunch ft Erin O’Connor Peter Evans & B-day set Miss Min.D

“bbq BEATS and bacon WITH SEQUINS HOUSE HEADS with kids… you can bring them Bounce Brunch swag for sale **NO COVER** **kid friendly** Guest DJ’s Erin O’Connor-Drew, Peter Evans, B-day set: Miss Min.D, Resident: DJ Trinitron *30 min set rotation all day* DELISH food… DOGS WELCOME; MASSAGE TABLE WILL BE SET UP.

THE ORIGINAL HOUSE MUSIC BRUNCH living the dream since 2011*No reservation needed….. we’ll cram ALL of you up in here on the patio, inside, in the bar, in the back by the fire pit, on the stoop…”
Time: 12–7 PM
Where: Drunky Two Shoes BBQ White Center—9655 16th Ave SW
Cost: No Cover

Tags: Brunch, Family-Friendly, Music

Truth to Power—Unapologetically Black Voices in Civic Leadership

“Witness local and nationwide history being made through the story of one man—Seattle Black Panther captain, Aaron Dixon—and the enduring legacy of Black Power. The documentary ‘My People Are Rising’ and short film ‘Sincerely, The Black Kids’ are two portraits of black leadership—then and now. After watching the films, we will celebrate the impact of Seattle’s Black Panther Party on its 50th anniversary and explore the contemporary challenges black student leaders face today on mostly white college campuses. Panelists include Seattle Black Panther chapter founder Aaron Dixon, moderator Tony Benton, station manager of, community leader and educator Omari Amili, and local Black Student Union leaders. Ticket includes free entry to the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) and its exhibit ‘Power to the People: Seattle Black Panther Party at 50.’”
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $10–15

Tags: Aaron Dixon, Black Panther Party, Storytelling, Panels, NAAM

Sunday, Oct. 7th:

In Conversation with Brother Aaron Dixon 

“Hello Community – We want to invite you to a very special event we are hosting at Estelita’s Library. On Sunday, Oct. 7, we will have Brother Aaron Dixon, former Captain of the Black Panther Party – Seattle Chapter. He was gracious enough to offer his time to be in community and conversation with us. This will be a unique opportunity to speak with and ask questions of one of our local freedom fighters. We will discuss everything from the Seattle Black Panther Party, the history of Seattle Organizing, and so much more. Please bring your friends, families, and community!”
Time: 12–1:30 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Kid-Friendly, Book Discussion, Aaron Dixon, Black Panther Party, Storytelling

Image Credit: Estelita’s Library

ReMIXXer: Lil Brown Girls Club Open House

“LIL BGC is starting its next season and we’re opening it for families of color + friends who may be interested in joining or finding out ways to support! Come be a part of our dreamin’ and schemin’ conversations about what LIL BGC’s future looks like. We will be kickin’ it at Seattle Freeze, a Filipina x Native owned soft serve ice cream + doughnut shop in Georgetown. People of all ages can indulge in some sweets and some arts activities led by our LIL BGC team! Find out more about LIL BGC + support us on our patreon:”
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Seattle Freeze—6014 12th Ave S.
Cost: Prices vary

Tags: Dance, Ice Cream, Arts, Music, Family-Friendly

Sunday Hustle / Open Session

“Hustle came to Seattle almost two years ago and we want to continue to grow it by giving an opportunity for both new and current hustle dancers to grow together! Hustle SEA will provide lessons to new/beginners on hustle basics for the first 30 min of the session and the rest of the session will be for hustle dancing or solo dancing or both! Your choice. Also, current hustlers are encouraged to help beginners and share their knowledge on old/new hand patterns! WHAT IS HUSTLE? >> Hustle is a partner/social dance in the 1970s from New York. It was commonly danced to disco music. It is common to have a lead/follow who follow a ‘track’ when dancing.”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon—664 S. King St
Cost: $5 (includes lesson!)

Tags: Hustle, Dance, Social Dance

The Elnah Jordan Experience

Elnah Jordan—“A well seasoned performer and vocalist, commenced her career in the streets of San Francisco. Her transition from a street performer to the clubs was expeditious to say the least. San Francisco loved her and rewarded her with a nomination and placement as 1983 Jazz Vocalist of the year.
Time: Doors, 4 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No cover

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: Joe Casalini & Michael Biller an evening of jazz duets; The Highsteppers: Classic Soul Revue (Fri.), Rise Up – A Tribute to the Music of Hamilton [SOLD OUT] (Sat.), BACHtoberfest (Sun.).

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

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue


Hummingbird Sessions Jam

“Come on out to South Seattle‘s community jam — stiff drinks, high energy performances and new friends guaranteed. See you Sunday night at the BIRD.
Time: 9 PM–1 AM
Where: The Hummingbird—5041 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover


“It’s a celebration of the multigenerationally musical Bach family, including Johann Sebastian Bach’s ebullient Brandenburg Concerto #5 and works by Johann Bernhard, Johann Michael, and Johann Christian Bach. From Baroque brilliance to Classical virtuosity, this is one family reunion you’ll not want to miss. Featuring: Joshua Romatowski, baroque flute; Tekla Cunningham, violin 1; Aaron Westman, violin 2; Romaric Pokorny, viola; Nathan Whittaker, cello; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord.” This show is part of Pacific MusicWorks Underground Series.
Time: 8 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $25 GA (adv.); Under age 30: $15 (adv.) / $20 (DOS)

*NOTAFLOF = “No one turned away for lack of funds.”