THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Tiny Couch Concerts, Womxn Who Rock, Rahale B., and more!

by Emerald Staff

Fri., March 15th:

Hugo Literary Series: Benjamin Percy, Vanessa Hua, Keetje Kuipers, and SassyBlack

“Award-winning fiction writer Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Wilding); author and journalist Vanessa Hua, whose novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post and NPR’s ‘Best Books of 2018’ lists; and well-known local poet Keetje Kuipers, will read new work on the theme The Metamorphosis, inspired by the title of Franz Kafka’s much-loved absurdist novella.

“Space-age singer-songwriter SassyBlack — who has been featured by KEXP, Pitchfork, Afropunk, and others — will perform new songs to the same theme.”

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Hugo House — 1634 11th Ave
Cost: $25 GA / $12 Student

Image credit: Hugo House


“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

*Also at Cypher Cafe this weekend: Pillow Talk (Sat.).

Image credit: “Shrill” TV series, Hulu

The “Shrill” Premiere: Binge Watch with Lindy West

“Lindy West will be here to join us as we binge watch her new adapted series, Shrill, debuting on Hulu March 15th. Based on her 2016 memoir Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman, the 6 episode comedy stars Aidy Bryant, ‘A woman who seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body.’

“We’ll have special cocktails and on-theme snacks for your viewing pleasure!

Note: This event is currently SOLD OUT.

Time: 5–10 PM
Where: The Cloud Room —1424 11th Ave #Ste 400
Cost: $20

Family Game Night

“COME AND JOIN THE FUN Prizes to win!! From 6pm to 9pm we are open for everyone who loves games. Completely free to attend! More details here. Lots of board games available – but bring your favorites too. Plenty of tables and chairs. Jenga, cards, Rummy cube – lots to choose from. Mount Baker Bingo Bonanza also features through the night with some great prizes. The upstairs room is hooked up to an X-Box for teens/tweens. Cash bar, snacks, free soft drinks, bring your own food if you wish – plates provided.”

Time: 6–9 PM
Where:  Mt. Baker Community Club — 2811 Mount Rainier Dr S.
Cost: FREE

HER Seattle: A Conversation about Race & Making Connections

“HER Seattle presents its first community conversation. We are bringing together a panel queer leaders to discuss how race impacts the connections we make within our community. Have it be dating or making friends, how has race influenced the ways we connect with others? This conversation will include (but not be limited to) topics discussing how biases, discrimination, tokenism, colorism, stereotypes, and prejudices inhibit our abilities to connect with one another.

“This is pre-meet to the dance party, HER Seattle: SynergyRSVP here ♥ Doors open at 8pm, the panel will be from 8:30-9:30pm. ♥ This is an LGBTQ+, PoC, Trans and Allies community event.” 21+

Time: 8 PM, doors
Where:  Fred Wildlife Refuge — 128 Belmont Ave E.
Cost: $5–15

Image credit: HER Seattle

Book Drive for the Youth at Echo Glen

“The Station Coffee Shop and Estelita’s Library are hosting a book drive for the youth at Echo Glen Children’s Center.

“Echo Glen is a medium/maximum security youth facility located in Snoqualmie. The youth at Echo Glen have a promising future but can use the support of the community. We are seeking to help provide relevant literature to spark the desire for literary development. We are asking the community to donate books catered for youth of color ages 12-18; literature for and Black and Latinx are highly encouraged.

“Please drop off books at The Station anytime between 6AM and 8PM Monday thru Friday or at Estelita’s Tuesday thru Friday 3-8PM.” Ongoing through March 20.

Time: See above
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St /
Estelita’s Library — 2533 16th Ave S.
Cost: N/A

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Films playing this weekend: Free Solo, Apollo 11, Capernaum (Capharnaüm), Captain Marvel

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

Sat., March 16th:

Image credit: Estelita’s Libarary

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

Talleres De Escritura Creativa: Escribiendo Lo Personal

“La narrativa personal empieza como un secreto cuya complejidad se desarrolla con los largos años de la vida. En esta clase aprendera como dar forma a un cuento personal y convertirlo en una expresión artística.

De lo imaginado y lo sentido, creamos escritura que refleja nuestras verdades y contribuye a un entendimiento compartido. Juntos, usted va a leer, discutir y escribir sus propios cuentos. Esta clase terminará con una actuación de los estudiantes (tres minutos cada uno). Por favor, traiga un relato para compartir.” Facilitado por Kristen Millares Young. English translation of event details available on the SPL website.

Time: 9:45–11:45 AM
Where: South Park Library — 8604 Eighth Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Image credit: Kristen Millares Young

Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong

“Join us in Seattle as we host the third stop on the National Book Tour of Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, Saturday, March 16, 2019, 12-2PM. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), the FANHS Greater Seattle Chapter, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, are proud to host the book’s co-author and Bridge+Delta publisher, Gayle Romasanta, from Stockton, California, along with the husband of the late co-author Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Jesus Gonzales, from San Francisco, CA.”

Time: 12–2 PM
Where: Wing Luke Museum — 719 S. King St
Cost: FREE

Image credit: Wing Luke Museum

Community Visioning & Saturday Social

“The Columbia Hillman Arts and Cultural District is official! Bring your vision and voice to help create the blueprint for a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable arts and cultural district.

* How do we increase the arts in our district?

* What can we do to preserve & promote cultural spaces in our community?

* How can the district be a voice for our collective arts and cultural interests?

Time: 12–3 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Womxn Who Rock

Womxn Who Rock: Dance the Archive – Memoria Ancestral

“You are invited to the 9th Annual Womxn Who Rock: Dance the Archive – Memoria Ancestral unConference—Womxn Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities (un)Conference brings scholars, musicians, performers, visual artists, media-makers, community leaders and activists together to explore the role of womxn in the creation of popular music that anchors cultural scenes and social justice movements.

“This year we gather to acknowledge the value of community, the power of circle dance as a protective container, and rhythm as our connector. Memorial Ancestral is our archive of embodied knowledge that holds, transmits, and performs relational information to create and renew narratives of belonging for the survival of generations across space and time.

“Afro-Latinx maestras of the traditions of bomba (Puerto Rico) and son jarocho (Veracruz, Mexico) will guide participants through movements and rhythms that tap into the vast resources of women’s creativity, compassion, skillful communication, self-reflection and collective healing. Featuring special guest maestras: Ivelisse Diaz, Amarilys Rios, Milvia Pacheco, Jade Power Sotomayor, Denise Solís, Monica Rojas, and Iris Viveros.” Family-friendly

Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: FREE

Image credit: API CHaya and Black & Pink

Qtbipoc Snack n Chat + Black and Pink – Seattle Chapter

“API Chaya’s Queer Network Program is partnering with Fox Hampton from Black and Pink’s Seattle Chapter, to learn about Black & Pink’s prison abolition work, how to write letters & become pen pals with our incarcerated trans & queer siblings on the inside.

“This event will center space for Trans, Queer, 2 Spirit, Gender Diverse Black, Indigenous, People of color (QTBIPOC) *please respect this event is for people who identify as QTBIPOC*.

Time: 2–5 PM
Where: Washington State Labor Council Building — 321 16th Ave S.
Cost: Free entry

Film Screenings: “Blind & Battered” The Story of a Blind Kingpin

“Join One Shot Films/ Modo TV & for two Red Carpet Screenings of ‘Blind & Battered’ The Story of a Blind Kingpin.

“When a poor white kid 17 years old shoots himself and goes blind, he thinks the only way to feel better about himself and be on top of the World is to sell dope, pimp and become a famous rapper while being blind. Watch the trailer.” Two shows!

Time: 5:30 PM, doors & 7:30 PM, doors
Where: Rainier Avenue Radio — 5256 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 (early show) $15 (late show)

Capoeira Malês’ First Fundraiser!

“You’re invited to the silent auction for our 2019 batizado in May. All proceeds will go to supporting the event! Event tickets are $30 and they will include food, drink, and performances. Items will be posted online for the silent auction.”

Time: 6–11 PM
Where: Seattle Capoeira Malês — 3150 Airport Way S. (Old Rainier Brewery)
Cost: $30

No Chill 90s-00s Hip Hop & RNB Throwback Dance Party

“STILL ILL DJ’s and Clock-out Lounge Present: No Chill: A 90s – 00s Hip Hop throwback party! Featuring: DJ Paco and DJ Chetbong, resident DJs at Still Ill at LOFI and Holla! at Conor Byrne Pub

“Join us for a night of throwbacks as we re-visit the golden age of hip hop while keeping the night fresh with early 00s jams and sprinkling in a couple current ones.”

Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $10

Image credit: Still Ill, No Chill (cropped to fit this space)

Sun., March 17th:

HBCU Sunday at NAAM

“NAAM will host it’s first-ever HBCU Sunday to celebrate the rich legacy and heritage of HBCUs. This event will bring attention to HBCUs as premier collegiate options for local middle and high school students and their families.

“There will be HBCU info tables, a local marching band performance, and a film screening of Point and Drive: Inside A Marching Culture and Legacy. This will be followed immediately by a meet & greet and book signing with filmmaker and author, Brandi Mitchell. There will also be a lightening-speed panel discussion, featuring local HBCU alumni, a photo booth, vendors, refreshments, music, tours of the museum galleries, and much more.

“Be sure to attend, and if you are an HBCU alumni, wear your colors and bring your students!

Time: 2–6 PM
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE (donations encouraged)

*Also this weekend at NAAM: Throwback Movie Night at NAAM (Sat.).

Image credit: Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy (design by Nadir Kianersi)

Nowruz in Seattle 2019

“A Celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Year) at Seattle City Hall, open to the public and FREE! Please join us for the third year, as we showcase the best of what brings us together around the globe, where over 300M people observe this 3000-yr-old celebration of Spring Equinox. The last two years have been resounding successes and we hope for an even bigger crowd this year. There will be entertainment, art exhibits, booths, speakers (from American visitors to Iran to elected officials from the City and State and other organizations) and a Photo Booth!

Time: 1–5 PM
Where: Seattle City Hall — 600 4th Ave
Cost: Free to attend

Rahale B.—“Who Do You Love” Tour

“After releasing her new EP, ‘Who Do You Love,’ Seattle native Rahale B. is ready to tour the West Coast and give fans a better understanding of the story behind the EP. Rahale will be performing her new songs off of the ‘Who Do You Love’ EP as well as her original singles. This is a show you don’t want to miss. Tickets on sale now! Feat. KJ, Holly Michelle, Rena K.” All Ages

Time: 6–8:30 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $12

Image credit: Rahale B.

Mostafa “No Sleep Til Tour” Live

Mostafa has been a staple of the independent tour circuit for the past seven years. From national tours with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) to sharing stages all over the country with critically acclaimed artists such as Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Raekwon, Heiroglyphics, Zion I, Oddisee, and many more, Mostafa has consistently captivated unsuspecting audiences and built a genuine fan base nation wide. Checkout his latest project “L.B.O.L” now here.

“Feat. Lyric Divine, Keasha Beard, Whispah The Ruler, Seven Da Pantha, and Vaugh.”

Time: 7 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: $5


*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.

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