THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Seattle Black Panther Party Mural Unveiling, Bindlestiff Seattle, SoulOut Showcase Vol. 3, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Nov. 9th:

Seattle Black Panther Party Mural Unveiling Celebration

“Art of & Resistance & Resilience is celebrating the installation and unveiling of their highly anticipated 40’ mural commemorating the historical legacy and 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party by hosting a community art show featuring: UNVEILING OF MURAL (across the street from venue at 6pm); PHOTO ESSAY by Unapologetic Artist Creatives; SHORT FILM by Miles Grant and Veronique Harris documenting the mural creation from start to finish; POETRY & SPOKEN WORD; PERFORMANCES: Penelope Oluo (Franklin), Amina Dawud (Franklin alumni), Zhushen, Zhang (Franklin alumni), Rell Be Free, Nikkita Oliver; LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Savanah Blackwell (Franklin), Dj Sho ‘Nuph; NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwah S’Klallum); GUEST SPEAKERS: Elmer Dixon (Co-founder, Seattle Black Panther Party); Bobby Seale (Black Panther Party Chairman and co-

“Full color posters of the mural will be for sale. All proceeds of poster sales will go to Art of & Resistance & Resilience, Franklin High School’s social and environmental justice based art club, to ensure they have the resources to continue to create powerful community based art. Unapologetic Artist Creatives photographic prints will also be available for purchase.

“Admission is free and open to all ages and there will be free food offerings curated by Art of Resistance & Resistance while supplies last.” Editor’s Note: The original venue has been changed and this event will now take place at Franklin High School.
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Franklin High School — 3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd
Cost: FREE

Tags: Mural, Visual Art, Social Justice, Black Panthers, Black Panther Party, Family-Friendly, Food

Image Credit: Art of Resistance & Resilience

Much Ado About Nothing: All Femxle Cast

“All’s fair in love and war in Shakespeare’s merry play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Everyone can see that Benedick and Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves. Weaving wit, romance, comedy, and even an evil plot, Much Ado About Nothing is a whirlwind race to the finish line of happily ever after. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm October 19-November 11. The Fern Shakespeare Company presents this classic comedy using a cast of All Femxle actors in October and November 2018 at The Slate Theater.”
Time: 7:30–9:30 PM (Thurs.–Sat.), Sun. show @ 6:30 PM
Where: Slate Theater — 815 Seattle Blvd S – #140
Cost: $12–35

Tags: Theater, Shakespeare

The Figure in Flux

Featuring members Osa ElaihoSaundra FlemingKate Harkins, and Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger. See this exhibit as well as Glow Up! before they close on Sunday, November 11.
Time: 11 AM–7 PM (Wed.–Sun.)
Where: Columbia City Gallery — 4864 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Gallery, Art, Visual Art

Image Credit: Bindlestiff Seattle (cropped to fit this space)

Bindlestiff Seattle

A weekend of Pinoy music and theatre—“Bindlestiff Seattle presents a full line-up of local musicians on Friday night featuring Amoy Barya, Godsilya and Chunky Chonkeez. On Saturday we will be featuring a reading of Chris Millado’s Peregrination: Is America in the Heart? an adaptation of Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart documenting the lives and struggles of the 1930’s Filipino Farm Workers.” 
Time: 7:30 PM (and 2 PM on 11/12)
Where: Theatre off Jackson — 409 7th Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Theater, Pinoy Music, Culture

Visions of Pasifika — Light from Another World

This weekend is your last chance to see the “Light from Another World” exhibit at Wing Luke!

“As you move through this shared space, visualize yourself within Oceania. This is a home we have created for you, one filled with stories, memories, and hopes for the future. As in any home, be open to not only to observe, but to take part in the experience. Immerse yourself in the stories that we share. Put away your phones and cameras, and allow yourself to engage in a conversation with the mana and spirit that surrounds you. Acknowledge your place, the land where you stand, and the ancestors you bring with you today. In this sacred space, we stand together with you, and share ourselves, to bring a little piece of the Pacific to the Pacific Northwest.
Time: 10 AM–5 PM (Tues.–Sun.)
Where: Wing Luke Museum — 719 South King St
Cost: $10–17 (children under 5, free)

Tags: Museum, Exhibition, Asian Pacific American Culture

The Highsteppers: Classic Soul Revue

“Come dance til you drop with the Highsteppers – Seattle’s hottest classic soul band! No DJs and no backing tracks. This nine piece band is the real deal and brings you hits you love and the badass deep cuts you’ve never heard before. Donations accepted but the show is FREE so if money is tight just bring your dancin’ shoes and come party with us!
Time: 10 PM–1 AM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, Soul, R&B

*Also this weekend at The Royal Room: RX (Fri.) Heartwood Guitar Instruction Presents: The Coffee Shop Jam – A Student Concert / The Ain’t No Heaven Seven Dixieland Band / Cyrille Gosselin presents BEAUGOSS (Sat.), Garfield High School Jazz Jam / Pacific MusicWorks Underground Presents: Avant (Baroque) Garde (Sun.). For individual event details, see their website. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

Image Credit: The Highsteppers Classic Soul Review

Smash the Patriarchy! Board breaking Fundraiser

“Feeling helpless or angry about the current state of affairs? Take action and let off some steam at the same time! Help us raise money to donate to organizations that are on the front lines of the battle by smashing the patriarchy- literally! We will start the evening with a brief tutorial on how to break a board safely. After that you can purchase a board with your choice of stencil on it, such as, Drumph, #45 and others. Or if you prefer you can create your own patriarchy to smash!

“After you have chosen or created your board you will take it to trained board holders so you can smash the sh*t out of what ever is pissing you off the most! Boards will be for sale on a sliding scale of $10-$15 and we will have 50 of them for the evening. If you don’t want to miss your chance to break through the bullshit reserve your board by contacting Michelle Pleasant or Gin Yang. SMASH IT!
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Fusion Kung Fu — 1706 S Jackson St
Cost: $10–15 (if you want to smash boards)

Tags: Kung Fu, Board Smashing, Smashing the Patriarchy

Seattle Playwrites Salon

“Seattle Playwrights Salon will host a staged reading of Margaret O’Donnell’s new play Deadline 2037. SALON: A gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation

“Join us the 2nd Friday of every month for a new play reading at The Conservatory Seattle. You’ll have a chance to hear a new play, join in on a discussion, and hang out with the cast! Admission is always free!”
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Palace Theatre (The Conservatory) — 5813 Airport Way S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Theater, Reading, Salon, Plays, Discussion

Los Buhos Returns

“Every Friday at 6 – 8 pm – Los Buhos plays musica latina – Fine food – 206-329-2970” 
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: El Quetzal Bar & Lounge — 3209 Beacon Ave S
Cost: Order off the menu

Tags: Live Music, Traditional Mexican Food

Ark Lodge Cinemas

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

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Nov. 10th:

Seattle Black Panther Party Youth Empowerment Summit

“This past spring the Black Panther Party of Seattle celebrated their 50th anniversary. They commemorated this momentous occasion with a 3-day summit highlighting the legacy of the BPP and how the work has continued. Many attended the event and were inspired by the stories, workshops and relationship building. So what’s next?” Conference, workshops, opportunities fair, and more! Details here. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Time: 9 AM–5:30 PM
Where: Rainier Beach High School — 8815 Seward Park Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Black Panther Party, Youth Summit, Youth Empowerment, Bobby Seale, Workshops

Image Credit: Seattle Black Panther Party Youth Empowerment Summit

Free YOUTH DAY Event!

“Rainier Beach Farm Stand will be hosting a youth day! We will have music, games, free food and fun activities for the whole family.”
Time: 11 AM–2 PM
Where: Ethiopian Community in Seattle — 8323 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Food, Games, Music, Family-Friendly

No HATE IN THE 98118

“Please join me and our other neighbors to counter the hatred and violence affecting our country. Bring signs showing your love and support for our neighbors of all faiths, sexualities, nationalities and colors. WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED. We all matter.
This is not a protest but more of a very public display that as neighbors – You are ALL loved and accepted.”
Time: 12–3 PM
Where: S. Ferdinand St. & Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Public Display, Social Justice, Rally

Harry Potter Films Trivia Family Edition

“Meet us at Platform 9 3/4 and catch The Hogwarts Express! Hosted by MAP THEATRE: the inimitable Brandon Ryan, the inscrutable Peggy Gannon, and the incorrigible Shane Regan. Family Edition! HARRY POTTER Films Trivia Night! 50 new questions about your favorite gang of magicians!”
Time: 12 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave. S.
Cost: $5 adv. / $7 (day-of)

Tags: Trivia, Harry Potter, Restaurant, Deep Dish Pizza, Family-Friendly

*Also this weekend at Clock-Out: Monsterwatch, Steal Shit Do Drugs, Dead Spells (Fri.), The Young Pioneers, Rebels of Fortune, Love and Fury (Sat.). See website for individual event details.

David Shields and Kurt Streeter | Lynch: A History

“Kurt Streeter and David Shields discuss Shields’s film-in-progress Lynch: A History, which explores how NFL player Marshawn Lynch tries to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him, and that he in turn wants to both exploit and oppose.” There is no late seating, so please arrive early. As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating.
Time: 2–3:30 PM
Where: Frye Art Museum — 704 Terry Avenue
Cost: Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis

Tags: Lecture, Museum, Film

Launching For the People

“We are pleased to invite you to our first annual signature event as we publicly launch For the People. Tickets are available now on our website.

“For the People is a grassroots organizing collective that provides a stable platform for community organizers to fundraise for social justice projects. We are accountable to our communities and uplift members dedicated to defending what we hold sacred: justice, life, freedom, love, and community.

“We invite you to a vegan dinner—and an evening of entertainment, insightful presentations, and an opportunity to build relationships and deepen your connections while supporting efforts to fundraise for community organizers who educate communities in social justice.

“Community organizers, especially organizers of color, are often left with the choice between working to make ends meet and working to change the world for the better. While many nonprofit organizations do good work, they aren’t able to be as responsive or as disruptive as necessary to dismantle systemic oppression due to the influence of their inherent corporate power structure. For the People provides an organization-lite model where organizers work on projects of their choosing, and the organization supports and is accountable to them. Check out our website.
Time: 5–8 PM
Where: Southside Commons — 3518 S. Edmunds St
Cost: $15–45

Tags: Social Justice, Community Organizing, Dinner, Variety Entertainment, Presentations, Fundraiser

Image Credit: SoulOut Showcase

SoulOut Showcase Vol. 3

“Seattle’s Urban Dance Experience showcase features some of the hottest choreographers, dancers and performing artists in the area! This event is for a mature audience 18+ Bar available 21+.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $15–35

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: The Wind + The Wave (Fri.) and Come Out Laughing with Jason Dudey and Erin Foley (Sun.).

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, Dance, Dance Performance, Hip Hop, Singing

Bobby Seale, Live in Community

“The honorable Bobby Seale, after speaking at the Youth Empowerment Summit, will speak again at a community event on the theme of ‘Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’; where have we been and done, what are we doing now, and where are we going.

“Bobby Seale is a political activist and co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party.

“Born in Texas in 1936, Bobby Seale is one of a generation of young Black radicals who preached a doctrine of militant black empowerment, helping found the Black Panther Party in 1966. In the 1970s, as the Black Panthers faded from public view, Seale continued working towards improving social services in black neighborhoods and other causes.

“Suggested donation for the event at Washington Hall is $5+. Sponsored by 206 Zulu.

“There will also be an additional event after Bobby speaks at the Esquire Club. This will be a private event. $10 Admissions to meet Bobby Seale, ask questions, and take photos. Doors open at 9:30PM.” Editor’s note: The Royal Esquire event is also a toy and food drive. See that event for details.
Time: Doors @ 9:30 PM
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: $5 (suggested donation)

Tags: Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, Talk

Women in Song

“VENUE CHANGE – The show will be at The Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club

“Del Rey—She started playing guitar when she was but a young lass of 4 years old and at 13 she and a friend stumbled into a record shop concert where some 20 people were sitting on the floor under the record bins listening to a kid named Tom Waits play his original songs. The proprietor Lou Curtiss of said shop (Folk Arts Rare Records in San Diego) suggested she quit wasting her time playing “Stairway to Heaven” and listen to some Memphis Minnie. He continued to influence her by introducing her to recordings that still influence everything she does on stringed instruments today. She soaked up country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie … ”
Time: 7 PM
Where: Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club — 4103 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $15

Tags: Live Music

Opening Reception | Attention Span: New Works by Warren Dykeman

“Attention Span: New Work by Warren Dykeman opens to the public on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at studio e. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 6-9 PM during the Georgetown Art Attack. There will be artist talk with Dykeman and independent writer and curator Melissa E. Feldman on Saturday, December 1st at 4 PM. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, December 22nd.

“Warren Dykeman continues to ‘hunt for the right kind of wrong’ as he merges folk art, Neo-primitive, graphic art, and typography in his latest mixed-media collaged paintings. In Attention Span, his second solo exhibition with studio e, and following his recent show at Volta NY, Dykeman has found an original way to bring digital designing tools into his artwork, and juxtapose those with the physical and abusive handling of his pieces. The resulting works showcase the artist’s signature iconography including exquisite weeds, ‘big dumb boots,’ potted shrubbery, flaming wigs, floating scaffolding, and mysterious silhouetted figures achieved by digital manipulation of a hand-drawn form and shape, further reworked by traditional painting and drawing techniques.

studio e is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 1 – 6 PM or by appointment.”
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: studio e — 609 S. Brandon St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Art, Art Reception, Visual Art, Gallery

Image Credit: Eroyn Franklin, Fantagraphics

Eroyn Franklin Presents Recent Work

“Join us on Saturday, November 10 as one of Seattle’s most accomplished young cartoonists and visual artists discusses recent work. She’ll read her contribution to the latest issue of Fantagraphics’ adventurous anthology NOW #5 and charm us all into buying her beautiful handmade books and ceramics. This will be the final event of Short Run festival season!”
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery — 1201 S. Vale St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Art, Talk, Cartooning, All Ages

Sunday, Nov. 11th:

Mix Fit +18 and up

“The temperature is dropping which means it’s time to take our fitness indoors. Every Sunday we’ll offer different forms of exercise from afrobeat, kickboxing, modern dance, twerking, yoga, and more.”
Time: 10–11 AM
Where: Rainier Dance Center — 9264 57th Ave S
Cost: $5

Tags: Health, Fitness

Celebrate Our Veterans

“Veterans and non-veterans, come to celebrate Veterans Day; listen and learn from veterans and their families who want to share the pride, grief, or quiet appreciation of life that war bestowed upon them. This is a free event. Light refreshment provided. Rainier Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

“If you are a veteran or a family member who would like to speak at this event, please click the appropriate ticket when you register. If you have any questions, please contact our program coordinator at or click here to register.

“This event is sponsored by Netstar Telecom Navigators, Coalfire, and We Work For Health with in-kind donations from PCC Community Markets and Panera Bread.”
Time: 3–5 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center — 3515 S. Alaska St.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Veterans Celebration


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