THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Melodic Poetry of Phoebe Snow, Madison McFerrin & SassyBlack, Bring Your Own Ballot Party, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Looking to get your spooky on in the South End? Check out THIS HALLOWEEN IN SOUTH SEATTLE for our Halloween events round-up. Also now live: Celebrating Día de los Muertos 2018 in and Around the South End. But if pumpkins, tricks, and treats aren’t your thing, here’s what else is going on in the South End this weekend:

Friday, Oct. 26th:

Brainpeople by Jose Rivera

Latino Theater Project Presents: Brainpeople — “Brainpeople written by Jose Rivera, is a deeply psychological story of three women and the life events that haunt them. A wealthy Puerto Rican woman who is still obsessively grieving the parents she lost at age eight sends her armored limousine out into a violent, dystopian Los Angeles to pick up two complete strangers and bring them back to her home for an exotic feast and deep conversation. A mixture of comedy and chaos ensues …

“This Pacific Northwest premiere is produced by Latino Theatre Projects in association with Theatre Off Jackson and is directed by Fernando Luna. The complex characters are portrayed by Alyssa Norling, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, and Vero LeCocq.” Playing nightly, Thurs–Sat through November 3.
Time: All showtimes are 8 PM
Where: Theatre Off Jackson—409 Seventh Ave. S.
Cost: $20–25

Tags: Theater

Image Credit: Brainpeople, Jose Rivera, Latino Theater Project

World Dance Party

“Learn Tahitian, Filipino, Hip-Hop, Somali, Hula, West African music, Guatemala and more styles of dances in 15 minute mini-lessons. Samoa Dance, African Dance/Modern, Bollywood dance, Zumba, Sliders. Vietnam, Samoa. Bring a dish to share at the party. Invite your whole crew to this all ages FREE event. Promote positivity and dance out the stress!”
Time: 6:03 PM–9:07 PM
Where: Central Area Senior Center — 500 30th Ave. S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Dance, Dance Lessons, Culture, Potluck, Community, Family-Friendly

Rhapsody Presents: Correo Aereo Trio

“Join us for an all ages concert of traditional Latin American music for the October edition of the Rhapsody Project Concert Series!

“Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation. Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.” All-Ages jam session before the show, beginning at 6:30 PM!
Time: 8 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collab — 5623 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $10–20

Tags: Live Music, The Rhapsody Project, Family-Friendly, All-Ages Jam Session


Naomi Moon Siegel + Birch Pereira’s Haden/Bley LMO Tribute

“Siegel, a trombonist of great style and nuance, presents her small-band compositions, and then, with bassist Birch Pereira and a large ensemble, their arrangements of the music of Charlie Haden and Carla Bley’s Liberation Music Orchestra.
Time: 8–9:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $10–18

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, Jazz, Earshot Jazz Festival, Family-Friendly

Fallen Heroes of Music

“Zhanea June, Lizzie Sunchine, Ivory Soloman & Anisa Stoot will honor Fallen Music Heroes October 26. Funk E Fusion Band with John Studamire, Roger Wood, Rod Davis and Craig Washington will bring it. Doors open at 8;00pm Showtime 9pm. D J Understanding on the 1’s & 2’s.”
Time: Doors, 8 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $15.00 GA / $25.00 VIP

Tags: Live Music, Dance

Ark Lodge Cinemas

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

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Oct. 27th:

BYOB – Bring your own Ballot Party!

​“Performances by Massive Monkees, Juan Gabriel imitator, Hip-hop dancers – Willie Will, Keisha Beard, and KayBee! Free food and door prizes!

​“We will have multilingual volunteers who speak (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Arabic) to help voters interpret their King County ballot.

​“This will be a FREE, fun, festive, multicultural day of entertainment. As food, we will be featuring an American Staple ‘Hot Dogs’, fruit infused water, and some other fun treats. Dia de los Muertos Pop-up Mercado in the historic building of El Centro de la Raza.

​“Espectáculos de Massive Monkees, Juan Gabriel, Willie Will, Keisha Beard, y KayBee!
Comida Gratis y premios

​“El Centro de La Raza está organizando una ‘BYOB’: Traiga su propia boleta de votación el sábado 27 de octubre de 2018 de 10:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. Tendremos voluntarios multilingües que hablan (inglés, español, coreano, chino, vietnamita, amárico y árabe) para ayudar a los votantes a interpretar su boleta electoral del Condado de King. Este será un día de entretenimiento divertido, festivo y multicultural. Como alimento, estaremos presentando un ‘American Dog’, agua infundida con frutas y algunas otras golosinas divertidas. Día de los Muertos Pop-up Mercado en el edificio histórico de El Centro de la Raza.”
Time: 10 AM–7 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest. St.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Voting, Music, Dance Performance, Community, Pop-Up Mercado, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual

Image Credit: Melodic Poetry of Phoebe Snow

Melodic Poetry of Phoebe Snow (A Tribute Show)

“‘Phoebe Ann Laub (July 17, 1950 – April 26, 2011) was born in New York City and grew up in Teaneck, N.J. After changing her name to Phoebe Snow, she would beocme one of the leading voices of the singer-songwriter movement, whose swooping vocal acrobatics transcended musical genres.’

“In honor of her life’s work and her dedication as a mother whose love is deemed unconditional, this show is an epitaph to her rich voice, her music and arrangements, and to the poetry she effectively left behind.

“To celebrate Phoebe Snow, Seattle born vocalist/producer Om Johari has put together an amazingly talented cast of some of the most vibrant musicians west of the Rockies. Eulogizing on vocals will be: Kimya Dawson, Alina Vida, Alex Rose, Adriana Giordano, JR Rhodes, Christa Wells, LaTanya Horace, Om Johari; Piping in rich sounds from the band will be: Brittany Davis – vocals and piano, Kathy Moore – guitars, Marina Christopher – vocals and contra/electric bass, Nia Neal – drums, Naomi Siegel – trombone, Jessica Lurie – flute, clarinet, and sax.” Two shows!
Time: Early, doors @ 6 PM; Late, doors @ 9:15 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $20 (adv.) / $25 (DOS)

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, Poetry, Tribute, Family-Friendly

The Late Style, Oliver Stellfox, Humble Urchin, & Andrey Psychein

“Letters make up words and sounds, Andrey Psychè has found out. Now these letters build a wordscape of illusions, and profound Times he’s seen and felt to be Quite important, for you and me So with letters he constructs Melodies, and lyrics, such So it penetrates your heart Allows the brain to soften up Perphaps let out a single tear Putting action into gear Looking back and realize…It’s been you, the entire time.

Humble Urchin is a Seattle based music project led by singer-songwriter and musician Michael Hutchins. Drawing from a diverse range of musical styles and influences, Humble Urchin’s music spans multiple genres … ; Oliver StellfoxAfter being a guitarist for 10+ years, a musical hiatus happened. Several years passed before the self-realization that the collection of creative outlets don’t have to be visually, musically, OR physically creative, they can be visually, musically, AND physically creative … ; The Late Style uses intricate fingerstyle guitar textures borrowing from jazz, pop, and classical styles to harmonize lyrical expressions of raw emotion, wordplay, and dark humor.” 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar — 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: After Midnight Cabaret presents: Tits or Treats, a Halloween Hextravaganza (Sat.) and Roo Panes with special guest Lizzie Weber (Sun.).

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

Image Credit: Madison McFerrin

Madison McFerrin / SassyBlack

“Two arresting singer/songwriter/producers: New Yorker Madison McFerrin deploys ‘wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata’ (New York Times), while Seattle’s SassyBlack conjures up ‘electronic psychedelic soul’ and ‘hologram funk.’” Co-presented by Langston.
Time: 8 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave. S.
Cost: $20 adults / $18 Earshot members & seniors / $10 students & military

Tags: Live Music, Earshot Jazz Festival, Family-Friendly, Soul, Funk

A Bright Room Called Day

“A new president has just come to power by the slimmest of margins. Though his rhetoric is alarming, democratic institutions are strong and the opposition is looking good heading into the next election. This is Berlin, in 1932. In Agnes Eggling’s apartment, a group of artists and activists struggle between their conscience and their comfort, trying to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for their beliefs.

“First produced in 1985, this prophetic play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner is a wake-up call and warning for contemporary America, posing timely questions about citizenship, resistance, and complicity.” Playing nightly, Thurs–Sun through November 3. Editor’s Note: There’s a Fri, Oct. 25th show, but it’s Sold Out!
Time: All showtimes are 7:30 PM
Where: The Hillman City Collab — 5623 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: Pay what you can (RSVP & “supporter tickets” avail. here)

Tags: Theater, Drama, The Williams Project, Drama, Politics

Image Credit: The Queens Project


“The Queens Project presents—FAMILY FUN * ART * DANCE * MUSIC * VISION BOARD * CLAY—Youth will experience a series of FREE Art Centered Enrichment Programs lead by a diverse group of Teaching Artists & Mentors interested in empowering, inspiring and uplifting children through Art and cross-cultural exchange.” Plus: presentations and light refreshments. Sponsored by 4Culture; Powered by Shunpike.
Time: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Where: MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center — 3201 E. Republican St.

Tags: Music, Culture, Art, Dance, Community

Women Can Save The World – Fall Forum Series

“3rd in FSP’s Fall Forum Series—WOMEN Can Save the World—The 21st century rise of working women; What does it mean to be socialist feminist? What about men?

“Speaker: Guerry Hoddersen
Feminist and civil rights veteran who collaborates with women revolutionaries in Latin America. Affirmative action advocate and co-founder of United Front Against Fascism.

“Savory Pork Loin or Vegan Field Roast dinner at 6:00pm [Dinner donation $9.00 w/ vegan option], Program starts at 7:00pm.” Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party
Time: 7 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall — 5018 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $3 (suggested) / $1 (strikers & students)

Tags: Feminism, Social Justice, Dinner

Image Credit: Freedom Socialist Party (cropped to fit this space)

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra

“Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra featuring Sheryl Bailey and the world premiere of the 2018 Composition Contest winner, A Step To My Dream, by Tracy Yang.”
Time: 9 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center — 3515 S. Alaska St.
Cost: $20 GA / $18 Seniors & Earshot Members / $10 Students & Military w/ ID

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Earshot Jazz Festival

Sunday, Oct. 28th:

Thiefs w/ Guillermo E. Brown

“Thiefs’ mix of jazz, hip-hop, electronica, and spoken word is “transcending the concept of idiom altogether” (JazzTimes). With Christophe Panzani (sax, electronics), Keith Witty (bass, electronics), David Frazier Jr. (acoustic & electric drums), and Guillermo E. Brown (vocals, electronics). Presented with support from the French-American Jazz Exchange.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave. S.
Cost: $18 adults / $16 Earshot members & seniors / $10 students & military

Tags: Earshot Jazz Festival, Family-Friendly, Electronic Music

Sunday Sunday Sunday with Alchemy Union, Son the Rhemic

“Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Concuss Music Showcase, Record Swap, and Pop-Up with performances from Alchemy Union (Phoenix Mixtape Release) & Son the Rhemic; beats from Filthy Fingers United (FFU) plus a Record Swap! Concuss Pop-Up featuring New Women’s Tees, Music, and Vinyl.”
Time: 8 PM–Midnight
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Live Music, Record Swap, Pop-Up Market, Music Venue, Restaurant, Deep Dish Pizza

Image Credit: Clock-Out Lounge (cropped to fit this space)

*Also this weekend at Clock-Out: Night Of The Living and The Dead Halloween Bash! (Fri.), Her-She’s Chocolate: Bite of the Scorpion (Sat.), plus watch the Seahawks play on Sunday!


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

DOS = Day of Show

Adv. = Advance

GA = General Admission (no assigned seating)

FREE = As far as we can tell, you can show up and have fun without buying anything.

Free to attend
= No cover, but you may feel enticed or expected to buy something (especially if the event is at a bar/restaurant).

RSVP = French acronym for “Please respond.” The hosts’/venue encourage or require you to let them know you’re coming. There’s probably a link somewhere. 🙂

Family-Friendly = This is an event for the whole family.

All Ages = People under 18/21 years may attend, but young children won’t necessarily enjoy this event.

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