THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Eat With Muslims, MeToo Healers Circle, Rainier Beach Cultural Community Dinner Series, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Nov. 16th:

Friday Night Po’Boy 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!!

“Catfish w/ homemade garlic fries: $10
Shrimp w/ homemade garlic fries: $12
Oyster w/ homemade garlic fries: $14

“There will be live music by a local vocalist that is gracious to share his gift with us. Where else can you get a fresh Po’ Boy and live music in Seattle? Nowhere. So come join us and order a Po’ Boy and a Sangria while listening to an amazing vocalist.
Time: 6–9:30 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library — 2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Restaurant, Social Justice, Po’Boys, Library

Image Credit: Estelita’s Library

MOD Pizza Rainier Avenue Grand Opening Celebration

“Seattle, are you MOD? We’re celebrating the arrival of super fast artisan-style pizzas at Rainier Avenue with a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, November 16th!

— 12pm: Ribbon cutting + FREE pizza or salad for first 100 customers in line!
— Live music by DJ Ashley McDonald
— Performances by Rainier Beach High School Cheer Team
— 100% of pizza sales all day will be donated to
Time: Noon–11 PM
Where: MOD Pizza — 3820 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Restaurant, Pizza

Intertwined: a fundraiser for 350 Seattle

“Join us for a delicious dinner, drinks and dessert, a silent auction, short film, music, dancing and tea room into the night.
Time: 6 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Cost: $10–$25

Tags: Fundraiser, Film, Silent Auction, Food, Drink, Music, Dancing, Tea

Image Credit: EntreMundos Quarteto

EntreMundos Quarteto Album Release w/ Frank Anderson

“EntreMundos Quarteto is releasing its second CD titled ‘O Caminho do Bem.’ Come celebrate this milestone with us and special guest vocalist and percussionist Frank Anderson!

“EntreMundos Quarteto is a high-energy, infectiously joyful band that infuses traditional Brazilian music with jazz, funk, soul and world influences with Brazilian vocalist Adriana Giordano, Eric Verlinde on piano, Dean Schmidt on bass and Jeff Busch on drums.
Time: 8 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12 (adv.) / $15 (door)

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, Jazz, Funk

*Also this weekend at The Royal Room:  Do Peterson Band Plays Stevie Wonder / POPDEFECT / Girl Trouble / Clean Lines (Sat.),  Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets (Sun.). For individual event details, see their website. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

MeToo Healers Circle

“Are you a healer (mental health therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, faith
leader, etc.) who is being affected as you hold space for your clients’ #metoo stories?
Would you like to come together in a healing space with others like you to practice
self-care, through somatic exploration, meditation, art and sharing stories? Facilitated by Laura Humpf and Michelle Desmond.
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Yoga — 5100 S Dawson St. Suite 103
Cost: $20–60

Tags: Healing Circle, #MeToo, Self Care, Meditation,

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. 17th:

November Community Work Party

“Join us in maintaining and enjoying this community space! This is the last big work party until 2019, and is a great opportunity to get outside and make some friends.

“Soon after 10:00am we’ll gather for a welcome and description of tasks for the day. There will be a variety of volunteer tasks for varied abilities and interests. If you arrive later, find a volunteer with an orange bandana or anyone to ask about where you can join in.

– Tools and gloves will be provided.
– A plant-based lunch will be served by volunteers around 1:00pm.
“You are welcome to donate a couple dollars for lunch. No money, no worries. Everyone will be fed.
Time: 10 AM–2 PM
Where: Beacon Food Forest — 15th Ave S. @ S. Dakota St
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Volunteer, Food

Image Credit: It Takes A Village, NAAM

Meeting the Holistic Needs of Black Youth in Foster Care

“Are you interested in becoming a foster parent? Are you currently a foster parent? Do you want to find out ways to support Black youth in foster care?

“Please join our conversation that will include a panel of experts that will provide knowledge around how to support all aspects of a child’s development.

“This is a closed event for those who identify as African-American and/or Black. Allies, we thank you for honoring this space.
Time: 10 AM–12 PM
Where: Northwest African American Museum — 2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Youth in Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Closed Event (See Details)

Yoga for Ethnic and Race Based Stress and Trauma

“Ethnic and race based traumatic stress injury are relevant but underrepresented topics in the yoga community in general, and in trauma informed yoga practices.

“These forms of trauma and stress are real, unique, and distinct. As the yoga community becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, yoga has an opportunity to address a need by including practices that are relevant to ethnic and racial experiences of stress and trauma.
Time: 10–11:30 AM
Where: via the Zoom platform
Cost: $15–35

Tags: Online, Yoga, Trauma, Race

Beautiful. Powerful. Love: Renew!

“Elevate and renew the wisdom of our Ancestors through this full-day retreat. Explore the cultural practices that have sustained our Ancestors through generations of adversity. Participate in panel discussions and workshops in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira, Pilates, Theatre of the Oppressed, and more! Reconnect with ancient traditions that help us join the flow of life. As always, heart-healthy neo-soul cuisine, fellowship, and celebration included! Stay tuned for detailed workshop schedules.

“Instructors include Mark Lilly, Dora Oliveira of Dance with Dora, Mestre Silvinho dos Reis of FICA Seattle, and more!
Time: 10:15 AM–5 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $15–35

Tags: Retreat, Culture, History, Dance

Image Credit: Eat With Muslims (cropped to fit this space)

Eat With Muslims and Action Tukwila host a dinner at the Tukwila Village

“Eat with Muslims ( is coming to Tukwila! Join us Nov. 17 for the next installment of this exciting and vitally important project. Space is limited. To save yourself a seat at the table, email
Time: 4 PM
Where: Sullivan Community Center (Tukwila) — 14350 Tukwila International Blvd

Tags: Cultural Understanding & Appreciation, Dinner

Royal Esquire Club’s Annual Black and White Ball

“Our annual celebration! Recognizing Royal Esquire Members & their Guests. Honoring that one Royal Esquire member who exemplifies what being an Esquire means. Special recognitions for Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and
Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams.
Time: 6 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $40

Tags: Royal Esquire Club, Celebration

No Chill: 90s – 00s Hip Hop + RnB throwback party!

“DJ Paco and Chetbong (Still Ill @Lofi) bring you another night of 90s-00s throwbacks.21+
Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: R&B, Party, Music

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

The Last Minute Maybes

Live music at the Hummingbird Saloon.
Time: 10–11 PM
Where: The Hummingbird Saloon — 5041 Rainier Ave S, Ste 103
Cost: $10

Tags: Music

Sunday, Nov. 18th:

Hillman City Work Party

“Join your neighbors in caring for some of Seattle’s beautiful trees in a traffic island in Hillman City. These trees keep the city cool, slow down traffic, and provide shade and shelter for folks waiting for the bus. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on a landscape that needs some love while connecting with friends and neighbors.
Time: 9 AM–12 PM
Where: Intersection of Rainier Ave S. & S. Graham St.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Volunteer, Gardening, Work Party

Rainier Beach Cultural Community Dinner Series

“Come and celebrate Rainier Beach’s rich diversity. Cook together and brake bread with your neighbors from all cultural backgrounds and share their heritage. Each dinner will feature a different tradition. Food and performances for all to enjoy! Cooking class at 1pm, performances from 4pm, and dinner at 5pm. Please RSVP to, specifying if you would like to help cooking.” Hosted by Rainier Beach Action Coalition.
Time: 1–8 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands — 5513 S. Cloverdale St.
Cost: FREE (donations welcome)

Tags: Food, Family-Friendly, Culture & Heritage

Hugs that Empower presents: A Soirée for TangoStride (a benefit)

“A fundraiser to ensure that money is never a barrier for people with mobility challenges to leave their wheelchair, walker or cane behind and get movin’ with the TangoStride™ Program!

“Join us for a dressy afternoon affair with hors d’oeuvres, hosted beer & wine bar, live tango music, silent auction – and an experience you won’t soon forget! Celebrate with our TangoStride™ students, families/caregivers and volunteers and learn how your contribution will impact people’s lives, right here in the Puget Sound, and beyond.
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Metropolist — 2931 1st Ave S.
Cost: $45+

Tags: Fundraiser, Social & Physical Empowerment, Tango

Conversations About Race and Equity

“Conversations About Race and Equity (CARE) presents a 3-hour free facilitated workshop to help participants lay a foundation for talking about race, particularly with teens. Tickets are free but please register in advance. Link provides all details and registration. This event is generously supported by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the City of Seattle.
Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Mount Baker Community Club — 2811 Mount Rainier Dr S.

Tags: Workshop, Race & Equity Education, Talking to Teens

Image Credit: Pacific Northwest Afro X

Pacific Northwest Afro X

“How is Blackness and African Diasporic culture thriving in the Pacific Northwest? Check out a special Sunday event showcasing dynamic Black artists who have been cultivating and remixing Black brilliance in Seattle and beyond. This FREE afternoon will include great conversations, music, drop in activities, artist talks and a special reading station devoted [to] Black culture—past and present.

African-American Writers’ Alliance
Hanan Hassan
Neve Kamilah Mazique-Bianco (Neve Be Bad)
Specs Wizard

“Complimentary refreshments will be also provided (first come, first served). Join the conversation by using the hashtag conversation #PNWX on social media. All ages. Family-friendly.
Time: 2–4 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Black Brilliance, Conversations, Literature, Culture, Artists/Speakers/Performers

Rob Vicious x Master Kato: Mafia Twins Tour

“ENT Legends Presents:

Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $17 (adv.) / $20 (door)

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, All-Ages

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: James Howard (Fri.) TUSH! Burlesque Presents HINT! A Burlesque Murder Mystery / Cape Disappointment, Zach Zamora, Lucas Tayne (Sat.). See venue website for individual event details.


*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.

Tags” are based on the hosts’ full event description as well as what we can gather about the event during our research. They are not intended to be all-encompassing.

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