THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Call Her Ganda, Shop Seattle Gems on Beacon Hill, Khu.eex at Columbia City Theater, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Nov. 23rd:

ElectroFusion: Evie B + Devin Bews

“ElectroFusion: Evie B + Devin Bews From 8-9:30pm, Evie B paints an audioportrait depicting musical input from her most recent USA tour. Featuring artists and collaborations from Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and New Orleans, Evie B brings the musical story to life through the saxophone, voice, keyboard, and Nashville-made INSTRUMENT-1 by Artiphon in a live mix. From 9:45 to 11:00pm, musical mastermind Devin Bews fuses a nearly infinite melodic soundscape with rhythmic delivery; experience transportation through the electrosphere, right in the grooving pocket.” 21+
Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater Bourbon Bar— 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue

*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: Groove Therapy (Sat.) and Contemporary Native American Music Showcase Featuring Khu.eex (Sun.). See venue website for individual event details.

Image Credit: Vishavjit Singh

Wham! Bam! Pow!

Cartoons, Turbans & Confronting Hate

“Vishavjit Singh uses art as his medium to raise awareness about discrimination and hate crimes in a post-9/11 world, fight back and challenge stereotypes through humor, and redefine American identity while connecting with people of all backgrounds, especially through his alter-ego Sikh Captain America.” On view May 4, 2018–Feb. 24, 2019
Time: Fri/Sat/Sun 10 AM–5 PM
Where: Wing Luke Museum — 719 King St.
Cost: $17 for non-members, comp. tickets for members

Tags: Cartoons, Comics, Social Justice

Christmas Tree Sale

“El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees from November 23 through December 20 (or until supplies last). We are selling fresh and organic trees – Nordman, Noble, and Douglas Firs – available in various heights. When you purchase a Christmas tree from El Centro de la Raza, you are supporting small business owners of color Adrian and Evencio Gonzales, two brothers who supply, own, and operate in Onalaska, Washington.

“You can purchase and pick up your tree at our Christmas Tree Lot located on the north side of the building located at 2524 16th Ave South.

“This event helps El Centro de la Raza raise funds to support our human services and community-building programs that benefit 14,000+ vulnerable and underrepresented children, adults, and families annually. By purchasing a Christmas tree from us, you are directly contributing to our community while supporting El Centro de la Raza in providing 43 high-quality services and programs. If your home does not need a Christmas tree this season, consider purchasing one to donate to the home of a low-income family.
Time: M–F 4–8 PM / Sat/Sun 12–8 PM
Where: El Centro de la Raza — 2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Christmas Trees, El Centro de la Raza

Image Credit: El Centro de la Raza

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

Dance that Turkey & Dressing Off with DJ Understanding

“Lets dance that Thanksgiving Day dinner off! DJ Understanding will help you. Good Music! Good Drinks! Lots of Fun! or call 206 723 281121+
Time: 8 PM – 1 AM
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave. S

Tags: Royal Esquire Club, DJ, Dancing

Image Credit: DJ Understanding

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Seattle Musicians Honor the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album…

“Local musicians perform The White Album in its entirety! Featuring:
Andy Stoller and friends ft. Ian Moore and Daniel Walker, Mrs. Phelps & Friends, Kathy Moore & Friends, Darren Loucas & Friends ft. Ayesha ‘Musicbox’ Brooks

“Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show.” Two shows!
Time: Doors, 5:30 PM & 9 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 (adv.) / $20 (door)

Tags: Live Music, Restaurant, Music Venue, The Beatles

*Also this weekend at The Royal Room: Orca Concert Series: Trio Pathetique / Barrett Martin Group (Sat.Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” (Sun.). For individual event details, see their website. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

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—Ralph Breaks the Internet, Bohemian Rhapsody, Free Solo, The Hate U Give, A.
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $8–12

Tags: Movies

Saturday, Nov. 24th:

Shop Seattle Gems Pop-Up Festival

“DJ WD4D will provide the soundtrack to live painting by Crick Lont (aka Dozer), artisan merchants and food vendors, Virtual Reality demos by Immersive Square, a ‘Gem Hunt’ where folx will search Beacon Hill businesses for ‘Gems’ and win prizes, a raffle for locally-sourced goods, and more! There will be something for everyone. Go big. Shop small!
Time: 11AM–5 PM
Where: Roberto Maestas  Festival St & Plaza — 2524 16th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Festival, Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Seattle Gems, Scavenger Hunt, Family Friendly

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Image Credit: Shop Seattle Gems (cropped to fit this space)

Jim O’Halloran Trio with Guests

“Local jazz mainstays Jim O’Halloran Trio have some new music to share with you. With Osama Afifi, bass, and Larry Mahlis, drums.
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Kezira Cafe — 5100 Rainier Ave S.

Tags: Jazz

NW Peaks Comedy Night

“A comedy showcase headlined by the extremely hilarious Scott Losse. Scott Losse has been featured on Laughs On Fox and has a comedy special on Also performing—Feature: Spenser O’neill, Host: Adam Luckey.
Time: 9–11 PM
Where: NW Peaks Brewery (Hillman City Brewery & taproom) — 1201 S. Vale St

Tags: Comedy, Brewery

Best American Comics Birthday Bash!

“Party time! Come celebrate the publication of Best American Comics 2018 with local contributors Simon Hanselmann, Alex Graham, D. J. Bryant, and Max Clotfelter – on the occasion of Max’s 40th birthday! Start the holidays in style with cool comix, cold beer, birthday cake, and great company.
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery — 1201 S. Vale St
Cost: FREE

Tags: Celebration, Comix

Toy and Food Drive II

“Bring Unwrapped Toys & Non perishable Food Saturday November 24 to help us reach ours goals! This will also allow free entry to the club for the night with Dj Mystiek keeping you on the dance floor.
Time: 7 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave. S
Cost: Free entry when you bring requested items

Tags: Royal Esquire Club, DJ, Dancing, Toy & Food Drive

Sunday, Nov. 25th:

Thanksgiving Meal

“We are hosting a Community Thanksgiving Meal! Invite co-workers, friends, your homeless neighbors, family. This is a free meal for anyone in the community. Please RSVP so that we can prepare and have enough food, drinks, and seats for everyone! *If you’d like to volunteer your time (setup, cleanup) let us know!” Hosted by Reunion Seattle
Time: 12–2 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Thanksgiving, Food, Community, Charitable Community Event

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

Call Her Ganda Film Screening

“In honor of Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov 20) and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW Nov 25), join GABRIELA Seattle and Northwest Film Forum in a Showing of ‘Call Her Ganda,’ a film by PJ Raval.

“In 2014, Trans Filipina Jennifer Laude was murdered by US Marine Joseph Pemberton. ‘Call Her Ganda’ documents the trial which reached international attention, and follows Jennifer’s family and a movement calling for justice for trans people and an end to US militarism in the Philippines.

“Join us on November 25 as we unite to show up for the trans community and others oppressed by US militarism, resist the macho fascism of Duterte and Trump administrations, and commit to fight and defend each other.

“Following the film, GABRIELA Seattle will host a panel discussion about the impacts of state violence and militarism has on trans community and ways to support.
Time: 4–7 PM
Where: Northwest Film Forum — 1515 12th Ave
Cost: FREE (must RSVP)

Tags: Trans Day of Remembrance, Trans Awareness, Film

Image Credit: Call Her Ganda

Contemporary Native American Music Showcase featuring Khu.eex

“Tlingit tribal member Preston Singletary, an internationally known glass artist, founded this one-of-a-kind collaboration with major musicians including the legendary late Rock and Roll Hall of Fame composer and performer Bernie Worrell of PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC and TALKING HEADS, Skerik collaborator with PEARL JAM, Stanton Moore of GALACTIC, Captain Raab of RED EARTH, and tribal members Clarissa Rizal, Gene Tagaban and Nahaan.

​“Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex) translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language, a Native group from Southeast Alaska. Singletary thought of the name Khu.éex’ because of the notion of sharing culture, stories, and music. This is the intent of Khu.éex’, to present a contemporary interpretation of our culture to empower others.” All Ages
Time: 7 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, All Ages, Contemporary Native American Music


*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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