THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Health Matters, Duwamish Spiders, Killing Marías, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Note: *This* “This Weekend in South Seattle” does not feature a variety of upcoming Halloween and related events. We’re rounding those up for you beautiful people in a separate post. Stay tuned!  

Friday, Oct. 19th:

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present—“Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today.”
Time: 9 AM–3:30 PM
Where: Byrd Barr Place—722 18th Ave
Cost: $250

Tags: Civics, Civil Rights Movement, History, Central District, Social Justice

Image Credit: Phoebe Robinson, Seattle Arts & Lectures

Phoebe Robinson

Seattle Arts & Lectures—“Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. This event will be a stand-up style exploration of her sophomore book, Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay.
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Benaroya Hall—200 University St
Cost: $60–85 (includes book); $10 students (doesn’t include book)

Tags: Phoebe Robinson, 2 Dope Queens, WNYC, Literary, Comedy

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!” Tonight there will be live music by a local vocalist.
Time: 6–10 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library—2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Prices vary ($10–14 Po’ Boy w/ garlic fries!)

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

The Wing’s House Party

“Amidst Seattle’s rapidly growing and ever-changing environment, we invite you to explore the historical richness and cultural heartbeat of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. Join us for our inaugural after hours event The Wing’s House Party for a night of immersive fun inspired by local sounds, flavors and imaginations. Explore our exhibits and enjoy exclusive performances, tarot readings, visuals, music and dance by contemporary Asian Pacific American artists.”
Time: 7–11 PM
Where: Wing Luke Museum—719 South King St
Cost: $10–20

Tags: Museum, Asian Pacific American Culture, Music, Food, Tarot, Art, History

Image Credit: BowieVision


“The Royal Room presents ‘BOWIEx2,’ a two-show David Bowie retrospective featuring Seattle’s own BowieVision. The 7:00 PM show focuses on the hyper-creative period from 1969’s Space Oddity to 1977’s Heroes and features songs from classic albums like The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Young Americans. The 9:30 PM show spans the last four decades of Bowie’s career with a diverse array of songs, including Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, Modern Love, I’m Afraid of Americans, As the World Falls Down, Under Pressure, and Lazarus.

“While others imitate, BowieVision elevates. Foregoing the pretense of wigs and makeup and focusing instead on interpreting David Bowie’s eclectic and expansive musical catalog, BowieVision raises the bar for what a tribute band can be.” Advance tickets can only be purchased online.
Time: Early, doors @ 6 PM; Late, doors @ 9:15 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $18 adv. / $22 DOS ($30, both shows!)

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: Earshot Jazz Presents: George Colligan, Buster Williams, Lenny White Trio, *two shows! (Sat.), Earshot Jazz Presents: Clave Gringa (Sun.). See website for individual event details. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, David Bowie, Earshot Jazz

Remember Me Young

“Inspired by the true story of Jonah Payne, Remember Me Young navigates the challenging factors of teen suicide while obscuring the lines between the internal and external battle. Jonah, 17 years old, lost his personal battle with mental illness, leaving behind a mother, father and three siblings. When it’s all said and done who gets to grieve, and how do we heal? Remember Me Young will premier on the second anniversary of Payne’s death, Oct 19th at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

“Oct 20th at 6pm health professional Shereeka Grey will join us for a Mental Health and Movement workshop for ages 13 – 19 email if you or a group plan to attend.

“With respect, PRICEarts and CDForum honor Payne’s family. The hope is, through this tragic experience art can shine light in dark spaces, art can bring awareness and change.” This is a co Production by PRICEarts & Central District Forum Oct 19th and 20th; this work is supported by CDForum and The Artist in Residence Program at eXitSPACE | theNEST; Youth are encouraged to attend in order to promote health centered conversation with parents|trusted adult.
Time: 7:30 PM (both nights)
Where: Langston Hughes PAI—104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $20

Tags: Theater, Performance Art, Grief, Teen Suicide, Mental Illness, Awareness

*Also this weekend at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center: A Barber Shop Chronicles Pop-Up! (Sun.).

Image Credit: Deep Energy Orchestra

Deep Energy Orchestra

“The Deep Energy Orchestra were brought together by local composer and fretless bassist, Jason Everett who had been named an ‘Artist in Residence’ by the prestigious non-profit Jack Straw Cultural Center.” 21+
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 adv. / $20 DOS

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: Chase Willett, Evan McPherson, Erika Lundahl, FREE in the Bourbon Bar (Fri.)Vito Trio (Sat.), and more! See website for individual event details.

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

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: Doors, 8:30 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Soul Line Dancing, Soul Food, DJ, Party

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New titles—The Hate U Give, The Old Man & the Gun, A Star is Born
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge—4816 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Oct. 20th:

Amano Seattle and Kemexkeme Pop Up

“Last minute pop up this Saturday at @thestationcoffeeshop w just @kemexkeme and I [Amano Seattle]. We’ll be there working on our stuff, waiting for your pretty faces to stop by for your coffee and art fix.”
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: The Station—1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Gifts, Local Arts/Crafts/Jewelry, Coffee Shop, Cafe

Image Credit: Amano Seattle & Kemexkeme

Black Health Matters

“In partnership with Carolyn Downs, Swedish Hospital, State Farm, and Nourish Vegan Catering we invite you and your family to participate in our Black Health Day.

“As we continue to honor the legacy of the Black Panther Chapter 50 years later, one of the cornerstones that still stands is the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center. It was founded in 1968 by community activists committed to the ideal that health care is a right for all people. Medical clinic services were originally part of a broad spectrum of community services that was overseen and developed by the Seattle Black Panther party.

“We will have free screenings, health workshops, healthy snack foods, and many other fun healthy activities.”
Time: 10 AM–5 PM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Health, Black Health, Health Screenings, Workshops, Family-Friendly

Building Peaceful Communities in Cambodia

A Conversation with Suyheang Kry, Executive Director of Women Peace Makers—“Pangea Giving is proud to host the outstanding leader of Women Peace Makers (WPM), Suyheang Kry. She will discuss how WPM uses dialogue and other tools to bring a deeper understanding about issues of gender and peace to rural communities and to empower women and youth, prevent violence (including gender-violence) and transform conflict.” Light refreshments will be served.
Time: 10:30 AM–1 PM
Where: SPL Douglass Truth Branch—2300 E. Yesler Way
Cost: FREE (RSVP here)

Tags: Talk, Empowerment, Violence Prevention, Library

Image Credit: We Seed / API Chaya

We Seed: Generations Taking Root & Thriving

“A space for all ages to share skills and stories to celebrate and strengthen our ancestral wisdom. Through this gathering and workshops, we hope to grow intergenerational intimacy by centering leadership of elders and young people, providing opportunities to connect with each other, and increase our skills and knowledge to have the relationships we want.” Hosted by API Chaya. 
Time: 11 AM–5 PM
Where: Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS)—3639 MLK Jr Wy S.
Cost: FREE (please register)

Tags: Workshops, Multi-Generational, Community, Conversations, Education, Leadership

WA Poor People’s Campaign Phase II Organizing Informational

“The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. The official campaign launched during the summer of 2018 with the 40 days of mass action. Now more than ever we are in need of a movement like the Poor People’s Campaign that seeks to shift the distorted national narrative of who and what matters with prophetic truth-telling and direct action that will transform the political, economic, and moral structures of our society. ”
Time: 12–2 PM
Where: SPL Columbia Branch—4721 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Library, Social Justice

Image & Accessorizing Workshop

“In Partnership with the Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Alopecia Support Group is offering a FREE hands on interactive Image and Accessory workshop. If you are living with Hair Loss due to Alopecia and or Cancer this event is for you!
“Come and learn accessorizing and makeup techniques. For men and women!!! In celebration of Alopecia Awareness Month (September) / Cancer Awareness Month (October).”
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center—8825 Rainier Ave S.

Tags: Health, Self Image, Hair Loss, Community

Image Credit: Duwamish Spiders – Dispel the Fear

Duwamish Spiders – Dispel the Fear

“The Web of Life, walk and talk at the Duwamish Longhouse – Hosted by Seattle Parks Department. Join the Duwamish Longhouse and volunteer naturalist Jeff Rahlmann as we explore the spiders of the Duwamish River Valley. Come dispel the fear and learn more about one of nature’s greatest architects. Program and nature walk.” Sponsored by 4 Culture, Seattle Volunteer Naturalist, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.
Time: 1–3 PM
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center—4705 W. Marginal Wy SW
Cost: FREE

Tags: Nature, Outdoor, Family-Friendly, Spiders

Northwest World Fest 2018 Ft: Mamadou Diabate, Alpha Yaya Diallo

“Celebrating World culture with Music & Food. First edition 2018 in Seattle, WA. Yeleen Production is bringing good vibes and tunes in the community. Experience Africa music culture with a unique traditional instruments. Line up: Mamadou Diabate & the percussion mania. Alpha Yaya Diallo & the Bafing, MAHONYERA MBIRA ENSEMBLE. Mbira music of Shona people from Zimbabwe.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Kings Hall MS LLC—2929 27th Ave S.
Cost: $39 adv.

Tags: International Live Music, African Music, Music Festival, Concert

King Khan & The Shrines W/ Special Guest Gabrielle Cohen

King Khan & The ShrinesGabriella Cohen; 21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge—4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $20 adv. / $25 DOS

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, Restaurant, Deep Dish Pizza

Sunday, Oct. 21st:

Killing Marías: A Staged Reading

“Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State Poet Laureate. She served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, from 2015-2017 and is the author of the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) and This City, (Floating Bridge Press) and the creator of the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid. She is also a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, a 2014 Jack Straw fellow, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and an individual artist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, La Bloga, Dialogo and Psychological Perspectives among others.”
Time: 2 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center—3515 S. Alaska St
Cost: Free Admission

Tags: Claudia Castro Luna, Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Dance


Brunch with Musang – Filipino American History Month

“Join us for Brunch with Musang at Bar del Corso for our monthly Filipino Pop up. This month we celebrate Filipino American History Month, honoring our families and their stories of perseverance. My families sacrifices and hard work have given me the opportunity to share my story. Sit at our table, experience our community and eat our fresh and seasonal take on Filipino favorites! Love from our family to yours.”
Time: 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
Where: Bar del Corso—3057 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $40

Tags: Filipino American History Month, Brunch, Filipino Cuisine, Community, Restaurant

Fall Swap at the Collaboratory

“It’s that time again ya’ll! Clothing Swap time that is! Fall is here and it’s time to create a wardrobe to match! Bring your gently used, hardly used or never used items and then shop for a new to you wardrobe on the spot! There is always good music and good company to be had. Come on out and see us. It’s a fun time for everyone involved!
**This is a free event but there is a cost involved. Gratuity and donations are very appreciated.” Hosted by Jones Community Solutions.
Time: 2–6 PM
Where: Hillman City Collab—5623 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Clothing Swap, Family-Friendly

Image Credit: Jones Community Solutions


“WE LOVE OUR SENIORS. FCS ZUMBATHON.” Hosted by Filipino Community Village Project.
Time: 1:30–4 PM
Where: Filipino Community Center—5740 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: 0–$15 (RSVP)

Tags: Zumba, Family-Friendly, Seniors, Community

October Community Kitchen Dinner

“You’re invited! Please join us for a community kitchen dinner at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link to let us know if you’re coming so we can prepare enough food. We want to make sure we have enough for all! Timing: 5-6 p.m. – Meal served. Everyone is welcome! Invite friends and family to take the night off from cooking dinner. 6-7 p.m. – Clean-up! Please stay and help if you can. Many hands make light work.”
Time: 5–7 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands—5513 S. Cloverdale St

Tags: Community Dinner, Food, Family-Friendly, Community

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

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