THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Creative Arts Happy Hour, Revel In Dimes w/ BEARAXE, Transgender Day of Visibility, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: We’ve updated our format for THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) and given it a new name! Actually, it’s just the old name with three fewer letters. “THIS *WEEK* IN SOUTH SEATTLE” (still TWISS) is just like its predecessor but now includes events happening all week long in and around the South End.

Wed., March 27th:

Black Creative Arts Happy Hour

“Join 3 influential artists in a discussion about what inspires them to create Now and how they incorporate collaboration in the creative process…

Time: 5:30–7:30 PM
Where: The Union — 1200 2nd Ave
Cost: Free to attend

Rally for Justice and Fairness for Homeless People

“Rally for justice and fairness for homeless peoples’ democratic organizations like SHARE, WHEEL, and Nickelsville to counter the attack from the so-called Human Services Department…

Time: 6–7 PM
Where: 1020 S. Myrtle St.
Cost: Free to attend

Thurs., March 28th:

Asiyah Davis – MetamorphISIS

“Full of colorful illustrations. This book is meant to help promote growth, love,empathy and authenticity through poetry for girls as they embark on the journey of becoming a young woman.

Time: 7 PM
Where: Third Place Books (Seward Park) — 5041 Wilson Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Free Mt Baker Meaningful Movie: Paris to Pittsburgh

“After the film, there will be expert speakers to answer questions and offer practical policy solutions, including Jamie Margolin who is a national youth leader in the climate movement. The South Seattle Climate Action Network and other local groups will also provide info tables with opportunities for action.

Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Mt. Baker Community Club — 2811 Mount Rainier Dr S.
Cost: FREE (donations appreciated)

Thrifty Thursday volume 5: Hip Hop x Clothing Drive

Bring clothing and personal hygiene items to donate to local organizations supporting our neighbors in need. Pop-up shop by Thirty+. Featuring live performances…Check out Cafe Red’s Facebook for more upcoming events. 

Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: Free to attend (we think)

Fri., March 29th:

50 Years of Philippine Revolution: A Film Screening

“On March 29th, on the 50th anniversary of the NPA, we welcome you to join us in learning more about their sacrifices, honoring the martyrs of the movement, and in celebration with kultural work, discussion, and food!

Time: 6–10 PM
Where: Welcome Table Christian Church — 1322 S. Bayview St
Cost: Free to attend

Divine Femininity

“Join us for an evening celebration of Divine Femininity. Thania Guerra and Perri Rhoden have partnered to present to you an art showcase to honor the divinity of women. It will be a night of wine, art and beautiful vibes.

Time: 9 PM–12 AM
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: Free to attend

Image: Revel In Dimes

Revel In Dimes w/ BEARAXE

American Standard & Clock-Out Lounge Present: A Greg Vandy Curated Showcase w/ Revel In Dimes, Bear Axe, and a DJ set by KEXP’s Greg Vandy.

Also check out the Concuss event—featuring JusMoni, Rell Be Free, a pop-up market and more—on Sunday!

Time: 9 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $10–13

Youth Speaks Seattle WildCard Slam

“Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to Las Vegas for BNV 2019:

Time: 6–9 PM
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: $5 youth / $10 adults (NOTAFLOF)

Lorraine Klaasen

“A celebration of the musical traditions of South African Township music—Lorraine Klaasen, daughter of legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, is one of the leading voices in Montréal’s thriving International music community. Her music preserves the classic and distinctive sound of Township music…

Also check out the 2nd World Newah Day at RAC on Sat. and the Orca K-8 Showcase, “The Power of Arts,” on Tues., 4/2. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Rainier Arts Center — 3515 S. Alaska St
Cost: $15–20

Sat., March 30th:

Unpacking & Interrupting Systems of Racial Oppression

“Facilitated by Fran Partridge & Marlon Brown (A light breakfast and lunch included)

“Racial Equity Consultants LLC (REC) aspires to create a world in which each and every human being is seen and valued for who they are and the talents, brilliance and beauty they contribute to the healing of our communities.

Time: 9 AM–4 PM
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center — 8825 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $175 (standard) / $100 (PoC)

Filipino Community of Seattle

“As always, this is a free community event with a Filipino dinner buffet for a suggested donation as well as a fundraising raffle. The Filipino Community Center is an access center with free programs (ie, STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art – yes, Art, for website development, visioning and composition – and Math) for youth and activities for elderly (ie, Zumba) that serves the Rainier Valley – Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike. 2019 expansion plans (groundbreaking scheduled in June) includes 98 affordable senior housing units and expanded state-of-the-art STEAM lab with classrooms and meeting rooms. We hope to see you all March 30th from 5-9 PM!

Time: 5–9 PM
Where: Filipino Community of Seattle — 5740 MLK Jr. Wy S.
Cost: Free to attend

Powered By Womxn | An Ambassador Stories Marketplace

“Join Ambassador Stories on March 30, 2019 from 1-6p as we celebrate womxn who bring soul to Seattle! During this Marketplace and expo the community will have an opportunity to purchase goods from Seattle-based small businesses exclusively owned by womxn of color. They will also have an opportunity to watch three short documentary films and witness a panel discussion with small business owners. Attendees will connect with small business resources and learn more about what it takes to run a small business in the Emerald City!

If you’re interested in business and entrepreneurship, also check out: Black Dot Mastermind Mondays and Catapult: Four Essentials to Propel Your Business on Tues., 4/2 (both events take place at Black Dot in the CD).

Time: 1–6 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Sun., March 31st:

Transgender Day of Visibility Community Celebration

“Please join Ingersoll Gender Center and TRANSform WA for our 2019 Transgender Day of Visibility Community Celebration!

There will be light refreshments, a small panel and intimate discussion, and an open mic for community members to share what visibility means to them. This is a public event open to all and any who want to celebrate the lives and work of local, national, and international transgender and gender non-conforming community members.

Time: 1–4 PM
Where: GenPRIDE — 401 Broadway E. #223
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Ingersoll Gender Center (via Facebook)


Tues., April 2nd:

Art Exhibition: All Saints Cats / Beauty Pa´ Gozar (Opening Reception)

“Entre Hermanos in collaboration with Mario Estany is inviting you to the Art Exhibition of William Estany: “All Saints Cats/ Beauty Pa´ Gozar.” This is a First Solo Exhibition in USA, from Cuba – Venezuela.

“All proceeds will go to benefit this talented Cuban Artist and his family in Venezuela during this difficult time. He on behalf of his family, truly appreciate all the efforts and generosity of Seattle community. Thanks Eiric Ovrid & Mario Estany (William´s brother) for your help!

Time: 5–9 PM
Where: Baja Bistro — 2414 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Captain Black Big Band in Seattle

“Pianist Orrin Evans bring his Grammy-nominated Captain Black Big Band to Seattle’s Royal Room for two nights of liberated large-ensemble jazz. Presented by Earshot Jazz. All ages.Captain Black performs again at the Royal Room on Wed., 4/3!

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $20 adv. / $25 DOS


*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
= We don’t think there’s a 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.

Please follow individual event links and follow up with event venues / organizers to verify crucial event details. 

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