by Emerald Staff
Editor’s note: Due to snow and weather conditions, some events may be delayed or rescheduled. Be sure to check individual host event pages for updates.
Friday, Feb. 15th:
This weekend-long event runs Fri–Sun at two locations (Washington Hall & the Crocodile). Musicians and other Performers include: Souls Of Mischief, New Track City, AtLas, CHAMEL, Beats to the Rhyme, NajeasBeats and DJ Luvva J Profresha, DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES, DJ Vitamin D, DJs DV One and Fever One, DJ Qbert, and Egyptian Lover. Guest speakers include: Supreme La Rock, Asia One, Popmaster Fabel, CROS1 of the Freestyle Session and Armory, Alien Ness: International Pres. MZK, Aaron Dixon, Nikkita Oliver, 179, Crayone, and Charms Won.
Activities include music and dance performances, dance workshops and battles, a free community dinner, artist talks, and more. See the event website for all the details.
Time: Event times vary
Where: 206 Zulu (Washington Hall) — 153 14th Ave
Cost: Event costs vary (some FREE!)
Tags: Anniversary Party, Conference, Workshops, Performances, DJ, Variety, All Ages
“What do we need in these dark days of winter? FUN, that’s what! Get your tickets ASAP for Rainbow Bingo Pajama-Rama (these events sell out fast). This zany and fun event features drag queen MC Ms. Sylvia O’Stayformore, a warm-up band, prizes and pandemonium. Beer on tap, jello shots and food available a la carte. All to raise $ for programs that are vital to seniors. AND you get to wear your jammies! Wear your pajamas and enter the costume contest or come as you are – we’re easy. Get a group of 6 friends and your table is reserved. 21 + Please note that we request guests not park in the Brighton Apartments lot if it is a numbered spot – these spots belong to guests and you will be towed. Outside food and drink not permitted.”
Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center — 4655 S. Holly St
Tags: Bingo, Fundraiser, Drag, Live Music, Food, Drink, Pajama Party, Costume Contest
“Featuring Mod Carousel Stripped♥Screw Burlesque’s Hard Love revue series takes an intimate turn this Valentine’s Day. The Dangerous Dames have invited the award-winning boylesque performers of Mod Carousel for an evening of devious delights and sinful sensuality, aided and abetted by foxy lady Amara Strutt. Our historic vaudeville home, Columbia City Theater, is the perfect place to celebrate with partners and friends!”
This event takes place this Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights. See website for individual event details.
Time: 8 PM, doors
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $34 door (pre-sale & VIP options available)
Tags: Burlesque, Valentine’s Day, Variety, Performance Venue
*Also this weekend at Columbia City Theater: Sojourn Soul, Noah Byrd, Stranger Scott in the Bourbon Bar (Sat.) and ApHelion, Gallows Hymn, Overwrought, Speaks in Tongues (Sun.). For individual event details, see venue website.
“The HYv Network & Rewind Status Presents: DTF?..Down to Function? A sexy singles & couples night held every 3rd Friday at Rumba Notes Lounge!
“This one is the day after V-day so bring your boo, lover, posey or yourself if your trying to meet someone new. This is also a red light green light event. At the door we’re going to have 3 different colored rist bands. Red for taken, yellow for complicated and green for SINGLE! We’ve live performances by: Araless, NuvoTha1, Gracxxia, Lovely, Micstro, DJ Kole. Come enjoy this night full of romance, flirting and who knows what could happen.”
Time: 8 PM
Where: Rumba Notes Lounge — 5041 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 ($5 pre-sale)
Tags: Dance Party, DJ, Valentine’s Day Party
“Red Lounge/ XTEN/ Y2K Sound Presents: ALL WHITE AFRO-CARIBBEAN Red Carpet Affair. Featuring: DJ SLIM / XTEN / Y2K SOUND / ZJ VETERAN. Special Complimentary Roses and Champagne For the Ladies. Ladies Free Before 11PM. 21+ W/ID // Dress to impress. For tables txt 786-747-9983.”
Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $15 / $20 (after midnight)
Tags: DJ, Dance, Party, 21+
*Also this weekend at Red Lounge: RED ROSES Caribbean Special (Sat.).
“Hey Community — As promised, we will be filling our Friday nights with fun events for all! … we will be hosting Movie Nights (And TV Show Nights) at Estelita’s Library.
“Homemade popcorn will be offered and all the refreshments we already have will be available. This is family friendly (but be mindful that the content of some of the films will be less child friendly). The titles of the movies/Shows will be shared 2 days before in the comments of the event!! If you’d like to see a specific movie or show, please add it to the comments — thank ya’ll!! —Estelita’s Library”
Time: 6:30–9:30 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library — 2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend
Tags: Movies, Community, All Ages
*Also this weekend at Estelita’s: The People’s Chess Club: Community Chess Day (Sat.)
New Releases: They Shall Not Grow Old
Still Playing: Roma, Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Green Book
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Tags: Movies, Independent Theater
Saturday, Feb. 16th:
“Lady A will be bringing her brand of Blues, Soul, Gospel and Storytelling to the Royal Room in Seattle beginning Friday, February 15th.
“South Seattle, don’t miss this intimate and educational evening of Music Magic. The audience always participates and as Lady A likes to say… ‘You never know who’ll be on the Back Porch.’ #LadyA_BluesSoulDiva #LadyABackPorchBluesStyle”
Time: 7 PM, doors
Where: Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, Food
*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets & The Highsteppers: Classic Soul Revue (Fri., early & late shows), A Love Supreme with The John Hanrahan Quartet & Feria (de Amor) feat. Oleaje Flamenco (Sat.), Tish Hinojosa (Sun.). For individual event details, see venue website. All Ages until 10 PM.
“Bring your friends and family to enjoy this historic film about Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington. There will be refreshments on site for purchase.”
On Mon., Feb. 18, Casey Gerald, as part of the “Write on! Author Series,” will speak about his book, There Will Be No Miracles Here. and on Wed., Feb. 20, Ayesha Harruna Attah will speak about her book, The Hundred Wells of Salaga.
Time: 5–9 PM
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $5 (18 & under, FREE)
Tags: Movie, Community, All Ages, History, Malcolm X
“This Valentine’s Day season we give all the love birds and potential love birds a chance to experience of one of the best bands in the Northwest. This young lady and band won the battle of the bands. The party this band generates is top notch and can’t be found everywhere. Do yourself and boo a favor ; come and partake in the Valentine’s celebration by Anisa Stoot and Soundproof. Presented by The Royal Esquire Club, The Soul of the Sound.”
Time: 8 PM, doors
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave S.
Tags: Live Music, Valentine’s Day Celebration
*Also this weekend at the Royal Esquire: Soul Line Dance Classes & Party (Fri.) and Royal Rose Club Gospel & Jazz with Josephine Howell & Strictly for The Ladies (Sun.).
“Join us for an afternoon of board game fun, yummy snacks and new friends. Bring your favorite game(s) or come join a table. We’ll have the classic, simple faves you know and love, and even some more advanced, immersive games led by folks who can explain ’em for you. All ages and skill levels welcome!”
Also check out Game On! (Free Video Gaming) on Fri., 2/15 at Skyway Library.
Time: 12–4 PM
Where: Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church — 8016 S. 116th St
Tags: Board Games, Gaming, All Ages
“Standing Up Against Hate tells the stories of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II. They quickly discovered that they faced as many obstacles in the armed forces as they did in everyday life. However, they refused to back down. They interrupted careers and left family, friends, and loved ones to venture into unknown and sometimes dangerous territory. They survived racial prejudice and discrimination with dignity, succeeded in jobs women had never worked before, and made crucial contributions to the military war effort.
“Mary Cronk Farrell’s books have been honored with the SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, and as Notable Social Studies Books for Young People and NY Public Library Best Books for Teens. Mary speaks at schools, libraries, and women’s and family workshops. She lives in Spokane, Washington.”
Time: 2 PM
Where: Third Place Books — 5041 Wilson Ave S.
Cost: No Cover
Tags: Literature, Author Talk/Reading, Youth Fiction, U.S. History, WWII History, Intersectionality
“YUIR Seattle & YUIR Pittsburgh present…
“YUIR Weekend 2019!
With Special Guest Artist: Bekezela of the Black Unicorn Project!
This Event has LIMITED space and WILL Center Black & Indigenous Youth; Please be mindful of this!
YUIR Weekend is a 3 1/2 day Anti-Racist Organizing Training for radical youth ages 13-25. We will be learning an analysis on race and racism through art, popular education, bodywork, zine making & culture sharing.”
This is a weekend-long event hosted by Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR). See event page for details.
Time: Event times vary
Where: 6218 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Must register
Tags: Youth Activism, Organization Training
“Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a public film showing in honor of Black History Month! Released in 2011 (thirty years after the film was originally shot), The Black Power Mixtape explores the struggle of the Black liberation movement from 1967-75- including interviews with Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Angela Davis.
“Donations appreciated, no one turned away for lack of funds. This is not a scent-free space. This space is accessible to people of all physical abilities. The event is located on bus route 124 and is a 15 minute walk from the SoDo light rail station. Please feel free to message with any questions.”
Time: 6 PM
Where: 918 S. Horton St
Cost: donations appreciated
Tags: Movie, Community, Socialism
“Join us for the electrified night of fierce femmes fundraising for #blackexcellence as we support Social Justice Fund. Featuring: BEARAXE, Creature Hole, Medejin; Hosted by: Adra Boo. 100% of proceeds for the night support Social Justice Fund’s Black Lead Organizing Giving Project — a grant program supporting Black Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the NW!”
Time: 8 PM–Midnight
Where: Skylark Cafe — 3803 Delridge Way SW
Cost: $10 (suggested)
Tags: Fundraiser, Live Music, Social Justice Fund, 21+
“DJ Paco and Chetbong (Still Ill @Lofi) bring you another night of 90s-00s throwbacks. Influenced by: Arrested Development, Missy Elliott. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Notorious BIG, A Tribe Called Quest, OutKast, TLC, Beyonce, Mac Dre, Drake, Nelly, City High, Usher, Lil Jon, Justin Timberlake, Black Street, 50 Cent, UGK. ODB, Dead Prez, Aaliyah, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, TI, DMX, Lil Wanye, David Banner, Usher, Lil’ Jon, Pusha T, Cardi B, BBD, TI, NAS, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Z, Kelis, Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi.”
Time: 9 PM, doors
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Tags: DJ, Dancing, Food, Drink
*Also this weekend at Clock-Out: Scott Yoder, Old Gold, & Bad Blood (Fri.).
Sunday, Feb. 17th:
“Join us for Brunch with Musang, a pop-up Filipino Brunch at Bar Del Corso! We hope you’ve all had a holiday full of rest, family and reflections. We’re excited to be back after our long break. We’ll be featuring inspirations of the Year of the Pig and Chinese New Year.
“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 (reservation required; 10 and under eat free)
Tags: Filipino Brunch, Pop-Up Brunch
“Michael Powers was born in New York City in 1960, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. His musical career began as therapy, when at the age of 15 he took up strumming the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident. Following his graduation from Berkeley High School when he was 15-and-a-half, he moved to Seattle and frequented local jam sessions, keeping his fingers on the guitar strings and his mind on making music to reach a wider audience.
“Jazz in the City at the Frye Art Museum is a free, bi-monthly performance series produced in partnership with Ariel Media, with a purpose to celebrate the art form of jazz music and its long-standing influence and vibrancy in the city of Seattle. The Frye’s First Hill location is adjacent to Seattle’s historic Jackson Street Jazz District: a combination of The Central District and the current International District, which comprised the historic China Town, Japan Town and Filipino Town. The Jackson Street Jazz District nurtured such renowned artists as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ernestine Anderson, and Jimi Hendrix.”
Time: 2–4 PM
Where: Frye Auditorium — 704 Terry Ave
Cost: FREE (please register)
Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Jazz History, Museum
“CT Thompson clearly the NW King of R & B is hosting an Black History month celebration ‘Tribute to R & B’ with some very Special Guests. Thanks to The Office of Arts & Culture and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Call 253 200 7731 for more information.”
Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $15 GA / $10 (seniors & youth)
Tags: Black History Month Celebration, R&B
“Black Folx Dinner is back and The Union is hosting! Be sure to RSVP, and bring a friend and a dish! BFD is a potluck and it’s FREE to attend.
“From the BFD Founder
Our intentions are simple:
1: Feed and Be Fed
2: See and Be Seen
3: Love All Black Bodies*
“*Black Folks Dinner (BFD) is committed to loving all black bodies. We have zero tolerance for transphobia, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, ableism, colorism, etc. If you’re out of integrity with these values, BFD isn’t for you.”
Time: 6–8 PM
Where: The Union Seattle — 1200 2nd Avenue
Cost: FREE (potluck!)
Tags: Community, Dinner, Potluck
THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE Glossary:
*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 or make a donation (especially if the event is at a bar / restaurant or is not-for-profit).
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.
Please follow individual event links and follow up with event venues / organizers to verify crucial event details.
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