THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Totem Star Spring Open Mic, Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig, Filipinx History of Seattle, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Mar. 1st:

Totem Star Spring Open Mic at The Station

“Join Totem Star at The Station for our Spring Open Mic! This event runs from 8-10pm, right after The Station closes it’s normal hours. The party continues! This event is FREE / ALL AGES.

“If you haven’t already, visit The Station in Beacon Hill! It’s a dope place for the community to meet and serves delicious food & drink.”

*Also this weekend at The Station: Youth Speaks Open Mic + Writing Circle (Sun.)

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St
Cost: FREE

Image credit: Totem Star

Chef Edouardo Jordan’s Signature Dish

“Chef Edouardo Jordan will be kicking off black history month with a signature dish at Maslow’s for their guest chef night. Month long, you can enjoy his Poulet Creole chicken with black rice, Swiss chard, and fried plantains. Come and support this beautiful organization that gives people a second, third, and fourth chance, and the necessary skills to jumpstart a career in the hospitality industry.” Last night of this month-long event!

Time: 11 AM–9 PM
Where: Maslow’s Seattle — 380 Boren Ave N.
Cost: Dish prices vary

Image credit: Chef Edouardo Jordan

Court support & Press conference – Anti-ICE 9 & Chase 16

“Members of the Anti-ICE 9 and the Chase 16 unite in a call to drop the charges against them and protect First Amendment rights. The two groups will be participating in joint hearings. Please join us for a press conference preceding the hearing at noon and filling up the court at 1:30 on Friday, March 1st. As we continue to fight to dismantle ICE, protect indigenous lands, and stop extractive industries from furthering climate disaster, let’s show up for these activists and continue fighting for a better world. #ChingaLaMigra #AbolishICE”

Note: There’s also a rally today, hosted by Water Not Walls, scheduled for 12:30 PM at the Federal Building (915 2nd Ave), to show support for “the four defendants recently convicted for providing humanitarian aid at the U.S./Mexico border. (This date coincides with their sentencing in Tucson.)” 

Time: 12 PM (press conf.) & 1:30 PM (hearing)
Where: Seattle Municipal Court, Rm 1002 — 600 5th Ave
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Fuerza Colectiva & NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC

TINY COUCH Concerts at Cypher Cafe

“Join us at Cypher Cafe inside Washington Hall 2019 weekly for our newest event series; #TinyCouchConcerts & #Cyphers. New Artists and Nationally Recognized Performers will stop by the #CypherCafe #CoffeeShop for an afternoon full of Surprise Guests, Short Interviews and Performances. We will record and broadcast on all platforms. #New #VideoBlog- #Podcast- #LivePerformace #Seattle #PlacesToVisit #Events w/ Respect The Culture / #TownHeroes & #SpecialGuests” All Ages

Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Cypher Cafe — 153 14th ave
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Denny International Middle School Community

A Night of Camaraderie – Celebration of Black History Month

“Join us for a night of food, fun, raffle prizes, and camaraderie. The night will highlight the importance of working together as a community through different family friendly workshops. Workshops include music culture, African drumming, African oral storytelling, Denny school involvement, and more. All dolphins are invited to come with their families. You don’t want to miss this event!” Family-Friendly

Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Denny International Middle School — 2601 SW Kenyon St
Cost: Free to attend

Closing Reception: Courageous Arts Leadership in Turbulent Times

“To commence the Seattle Arts Leadership Conference, patrons are invited to attend the closing event of the exhibition, Courageous Arts Leadership in Turbulent Times. This exhibition is an examination of the role that art plays in creating a just and humane world; a focus in the MFA program in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.

“This exhibition is a collection of current MFA candidates and alumni artwork and will begin the weekend of professional development and education with the Seattle Arts Leadership Conference.”

Time: 6–8 PM
Where: Seattle U — 901 12th Ave
Cost: Free to attend

Destination Delridge 2019: Golden Routes

“Join us for DNDA’s annual fundraising gala, Destination Delridge: Golden Routes! We invite you to a golden night in celebration of DNDA’s work in gilding the intersection of Art, Nature and Neighborhood. Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner, performances & dance party to follow. (Tickets are available here.)

“Proceeds from the event directly benefit our community in Southwest Seattle by sustaining programs like our 7 affordable housing sites, brand new Restorative Justice program, youth opportunities at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Delridge Wetland Park and year-round EcoArts program. Now more than ever, your involvement ensures that we can continue this vital programming and our ongoing commitment to amplify the voices of all who live, work and play in Delridge.

“Can’t join us? Consider showing your support for DNDA online by making a donation. THANK YOU for your support!” Hosted by Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA).

Time: 6–10 PM
Where: DNDA — 4408 Delridge Way SW
Cost: $125 (individual) / $250 (couple) + group options


The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: A Tribute to Henry Butler and the Music of New Orleans

“An evening honoring the late, legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and the music of the city he loved. Featuring charts from the Butler/ Bernstein Hot Nine.

“Ryan Burns – Piano, Tim Kennedy – Piano, Tarik Abouzied – Drums, Abbey Blackwell- Bass, Wayne Horvitz – Hammond B3, Ray Larsen-Trumpet, Jerome Smith-Trombone Alex Guy-Violin, plus TBA. Mrs. Phelps opens the night at 8:00pm.”

Time: 8 PM–1 AM (7 PM, doors)
Where: Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 adv. / $18 DOS

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room:  Plan B Malawi Fundraiser / Carnaval ft. The EntreMundos Big Band with Tudo Beleza (Sat. early / late shows), JazzED: Melba Liston and Quincy Jones Ensembles / Lakeside School Jazz Night (Sun. early / late shows). For individual event details, see venue website. All Ages until 10 PM.

The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

“Seattle’s favorite crackpot leftist political comedy talk show continues to burrow into the psyche of a city under siege.

“On the latest installment of Seattle’s most dangerous LIVE political comedy talk show we’ve got: * Shaun Scott, Democratic Socialist & candidate for Seattle city council District 4; * Perpetually vindicated former mayor Michael McGinn; * The usual crew, including Human Warmth-Up Act Emmett Montgomery, Politically Uninformed Sidekick Travis Vogt, Adult Nonbinary Intern Galaxy Marshall PLUS surprises and shocking revelations!”

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: Northwest Film Forum — 1515 12th Ave
Cost: $13–16

Image credit: The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

*Also this weekend at NW Film Forum: Madaraka: The Documentary / Sister Spit 2019 (Sat. early / late shows).

Ark Lodge Cinemas

New Releases: Stan & Ollie
Still Playing:  Fighting with My Family, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Green Book

Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $8–12

Saturday, Mar. 2nd:

Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Pig

“Celebrate the Year of the Pig with lion and dragon dances, cultural
performances, and the $3 Food Walk!” Hosted by Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. Family-Friendly

Plus: Check out the AAJA Seattle Lunar New Year Banquet 2019 at House of Hong restaurant, hosted by AAJA Seattle, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Time: 11 AM–4 PM
Where: Hing Hay Park — 423 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Image credit: Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Lunar New Year Costume and Pig Mask Contest

“Northwest Asian Weekly / Seattle Chinese Post presents 10th Annual Lunar New Year Costume Contest

“WIN $$$ IN THE YEAR OF THE PIG. Make a Pig Mask or be a part of the Costume Contest or enter both contests!

“PIG MASK CONTEST—Make a Pig Mask: Size (an adult or child can wear it); It can cover the entire face; Be creative with all types of colorful materials; It can show happy, sad, or funny emotions; Must be displayed or worn by a model at the contest. Prizes: First ($300), Second ($200), Third ($100) + prizes for honorable mentions.

“COSTUME CONTEST—Lunar New Year Costume Contest: Contestants’ attire should be culturally relevant to the Lunar New Year Celebration. Prizes: First ($100), Second ($75), Third ($50).” Costume parade begins at 1 PM!

Time: 11 AM–1:30 PM
Where: Northwest Asian Weekly — 412 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend


The People’s Chess Club: Community Chess Day

“No matter if you are a Beginner, Intermediate, Master, Grand Master — shoot, you don’t even need to know how to move the pieces — we want to bring community together to play, learn, and share,

“Want to learn? Great! There will be folks that will be happy to share the basics and resources on where to start.” All Ages

*Also this weekend at Estelita’s: Community Movie Night at Estelita’s Library (Fri.)

Time: 12–3 PM
Where: Estelita’s Library — 2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

UCC Community Forum

“The Union Cultural Center, house of International Capoeira Angola Foundation, invites you for a community forum to discuss our racial equity initiative for 2019. We are looking forward to hear your ideas about how to promote social justice through cultural arts in our space and community.

“How can we make our space more accessible to the POC community? How do we uplift our teaching artists and the value of cultural arts? What topics should we discuss that investigate issues of structural racism for future community dialogues.

“3pm – performance with Dance with Dora, 3:15pm – Community Forum, 5pm -Community Dinner, Performance with Manimou Camara. Thank you and see you there! Family-Friendly

Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Union Cultural Center — 803 S. King St
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Union Cultural Center

Hands Off Venezuela – An Educational and Organizing Forum

“Join us to organize and learn about the history of US intervention in Venezuela since the democratic election of the late President Hugo Chavez and the impact of US sanctions on the economy and lives of ordinary Venezuelans. Share your viewpoints, questions and together we will learn about what is the reality in Venezuela and the crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean. Then we must organize to stop the war against Venezuela!

“As the US government beats their war drums, we call on all peace-loving people to demand that the US stop intervening in Venezuela and the region and respect the sovereign rights of the Venezuelan people to determine their future. The US sponsored efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, backed by Canada and other right wing Latin America countries, is about the control of Venezuelan oil, the largest reserve of oil in any one country in the world.”

Speakers: Steve Ellner, professor of economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz & Peter Bohmer, professor of popular economics and political economy at The Evergreen State College.

Time: 4–6 PM
Where: Casa Latina — 317 17th Avenue S.
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: A Time to Rise

Jazz Concert w/ Johnaye Kendrick

“Join the impeccable jazz vocalist Johnaye Kendrick and her band for a special Seattle Public Library jazz concert at Langston Hughes. Kendrick will be sharing highlights from her new album “FLYING” and other selections along with musical renditions inspired by Nat King Cole and Lauren Wood.

“Bio—Jazz singer Johnaye Kendrick performs her own original compositions and fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on graceful renditions of jazz standards and composes music and lyrics where she often accompanies herself on harmonium, violin, viola and percussion.”

*Also this weekend at Langston: Fashion Design Expo (Sun.)

Time: 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $10 adv. / $15 door / $20 (after 12 AM)

Image credit: Johnaye Kendrick

Danger Zone Sound (Cali) Live at Caribbean Night

“Red Lounge / Y2K Sound Presents A BAY AREA CARIBBEAN INVASION. Live Outta California—Deejay Danger & Dj Price, Danger Zone Sound System; Also Featuring
XTEN / Y2K SOUND / ZJ VETERAN. Dress to impress.” 21+

Time: 9:30 PM–2 AM
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $10 adv. / $15 door / $20 (after 12 AM)

Sunday, Mar. 3rd:

Radical Walking Tour: Filipinx History of Seattle

“BAYAN organizer and leftist scholar Joaquin Uy will lead a Walking Tour of Filipinx History in Seattle in the International District on Sunday, March 3rd. Uy’s tour will focus on local leaders, organizers, revolutionaries, authors, and martyrs from the Filipinx community and their relationship to this historic neighborhood, block by block, from the turn of the century to today. The tour provides an opportunity to learn about the current and critical movement to stop the killings in the Philippines (read more).

“DONATIONS: We ask that you make a donation to BAYAN for hosting and leading the tour. We suggest a donation of $10-$35, or any amount that feels meaningful for you. Donations can be made with cash, check or credit card. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your donation will fund the work of Filipinxs in Seattle and the Philippines doing community organizing for social justice.” Space is limited. 

Time: 1–3 PM (arrive, 12:45)
Where: Eastern Hotel — 506 1/2 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: By donation (NOTAFLOF); must register

Image credit: BAYAN

Musang Beacon Hill Fundraiser at Dynasty Room

“Join us on Sunday March 3rd for our Musang Beacon Hill Fundraiser with our friends at Dynasty Room! This is a community-driven event to raise funds and promote awareness of our brick-and-mortar dream. + 5pm – 8pm Family Friendly fun + 8pm – 12am 21+ & Beer, Wine and Food by Musang + Silent Auction + Live DJ Sounds by: Beeba + Miguel Rockwell + DJ Phosho + M0mlyn + Siracha. For more information, visit! Let’s have some fun!” Family-Friendly from 5–8 PM.

Time: 5 PM–12 AM
Where: Dynasty Room — 714 S. King St
Cost: No Cover / Fundraiser

CID Coalition 2 Year Anniversary

“Come celebrate 2 years of organizing, advocacy and community with the CID Coalition / #HumbowsNotHotels! Let’s gather and enjoy some good food, good company, & good music! Featuring a musical performance by Deems Tsutakawa, special guest speaker Ron Chew, and tunes spun by our very own DJ Basil / Christina Nguyen! Plus – yummy food & beverages! Raffle prizes!

“FREE event, all are welcome. We’d love to have you, so we can celebrate everything that we’ve done together for the future of this neighborhood. Cantonese & Mandarin interpretation will be provided (please message us with any interpretation needs)

在DJ Basil為我們帶來的美妙音樂中享用免費的包子、觀賞表演並且了解我們特別來賓Ron Chew的社運歷史 現場將會有廣東話/粵語翻譯

“週日 三月三日 2019 下午二到四點” Full location name:  InterIm CDA / Hirabayashi Place Donnie Chin Community Room. All Ages

Time: 7–10 PM
Where: InterIm CDA — 442 S. Main St
Cost: FREE

Wonder – Women of Fantasy and Sci-Fi: Serenity

“Like Firefly before it, Serenity presents a future where femininity comes with strength and power. Join hosts Abie and Evan for a screening of one helluva kick-ass galactic adventure. After the film, they discuss the feminist themes of a Browncoat universe, and explore the attempt to paint a future of equal genders using the tools of modern times.
Presented as part of WONDER: A women in Sci-Fi/ Fantasy film class.”

*Also playing on Sunday at Central Cinema: Dominion: A Legal Deconstruction (10:30 AM–3:30 PM).

Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Central Cinema — 1411 21st Ave
Cost: $10–12

Honorable mention (Renton, WA):

Image credit: Dear Black Man

Dear Black Man: A Spoken Word Event

“Kay Presents: Dear Black Man. Join us for a raw and unfiltered experience as we address our black men by way of spoken word and live painting. There will be a full bar available to purchase drinks. Music by DJ Bankhead. Full Bar. Spoken Word. Live Painting.

“‘Black brotha, I love ya
And I’ll never try to hurt ya
I want you to know that
I’m here for you, forever true
Black brotha, I love ya
And I’ll never try to hurt ya
I want you to know that
I’m here for you, forever true’

“Performers: Kay Moynihan, D’Mario Carter, Logic Amen, Stefan Hargrove, Will Rideout, Mosaic Mirage, DeVaughnn Williams, Blu TheBaqi, Kweli Vuur, Nakeya Isabell, Art Deity by Devona Roy & More” 18+

Time: 5–8 PM
Where: Delancey’s on 3rd — 810 S. 3rd St
Cost: $10

*Also this weekend in Renton: Comedian Harry J. Riley (Sat.)


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Adv. = Advance

GA = General Admission (no assigned seating)

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Free to attend
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