THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Get Spoked!, Good Vibes Nite Market, National Children’s Day at NWTC, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., June 5:

Get Spoked! Womxn, Trans, Gender Non-Binary VRP/Open Shop

“Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6 – 9 PM, we’re hosting a Volunteer Repair Party (VRP)/Open Shop specifically for folks who identify as women, trans, or gender non-binary to come together in an inclusive space to repair bikes for the community, or get help from an experienced mechanic to work on your own bike.

“All mechanic skills, experiences, and confidence levels are welcome! Nothing demystifies bike mechanics like picking up a wrench under the non-judgmental mentorship of a Bike Works staff person.”

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Bike Works — 3709 S. Ferdinand St.
Cost: Free to attend

Thurs., June 6:

179 x CDICC Ice Cream Thursdae

JUNE Ice Cream Thursdae Vol 29—“Featured Artist: Marcosa Opulencia;
Vendors: Kendra Azari @k.azariarts, Geneiva Arunga, Danyella Rich (Yella Rich LLC), Stephanie Morales (Axsm Art LLC); DJ: TBA. FREE EVENT//FAMILY FRIENDLY//COMMUNITY FEELS

Central District Ice Cream Company teamed up with artist Angelina Villalobos aka 179 to curate a unique gathering of Seattle artists. 179 will be selecting artists and assisting w/ artist statements, bios, interviewing for her blog and helping to get participating artists ready for their month long show at CDICC.” Family-Friendly

Check out our new artist profile on Angelina Villalobos

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Central District Ice Cream Co. — 509 13th Ave.
Cost: Free to attend


Green New Deal Town Hall

“We need a better world and we cannot wait anymore. The mainstream dialogue about The Green New Deal has created an opening for visioning a better world. What would a Green New Deal look like for our communities? For the people on the frontlines of social injustice? How do we make sure people of color and low income folks don’t get harmed by well intended policies?

“Join Got Green in partnership with Councilmember O’Brien for a community conversation about the Green New Deal and how we can build it to support folks on the frontlines of climate crisis.

“This is our chance to be bold, be visionary, and take action. Join the fight for a just transition, .

This is a FREE public event with a priority for People of Color and low income residents in South King County.

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Ethiopian Community in Seattle — 8323 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend (childcare & food provided)


Healing Embroidery

“Want to learn a new, creative approach to self-care? Join the NW Network for a completely free, all-supplies-included, 3-hour embroidery workshop in which we will: Learn more about the NW Network’s services for LGBTQ+ survivors and other community supports; Discuss how embroidery and fiber art has been used by queer and marginalized communities to express grief, solidarity, and resistance; Brainstorm ideas for a self-care tool box including easy-to-start creative projects; Learn basic stitches, pattern creation techniques, and project ideas; Meet new crafting friends and maybe start a queer sewing circle.

“No creative experience, skills, knowledge, or tools required. All materials will be provided and participants take home a starter set and a how-to zine to continue projects at home.

*This event happens again on Sat!

Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Church of Hope — 3818 S. Angeline St
Cost: FREE

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Last day to see Amazing Grace! (and John Wick: Chapter 3)
New and/or playing through to next week:
Secret Life of Pets 2, The Biggest Little Farm, Aladdin, Rocketman

*Also Playing tonight only: Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen.

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen—“A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, MERATA is an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves in the life of the first woman from an Indigenous Nation to solely direct a film anywhere in the world. Known as the grandmother of Indigenous cinema, Merata’s independent political documentaries of the 70’s and 80’s highlighted injustices for Maori people that often divided the country. Mita was fearless in her life, her activism and her art. MERATA chronicles Mita’s journey to decolonize the film and television screens of New Zealand and the world.”

 Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas — 4816 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $9–12

Promotional image for the film Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Fri., June 7:

Kabataan Graduation/Promotion

“Kabataan Alliance and the Filipino Community Seattle are working together to celebrate students across the PNW on Friday, June 7th at 6PM at the Filipino Community Center!

“We hope to celebrate those are graduating from High School and College, as well as, those moving from Pre-K to Elemenary, Elementary to Middle School, and Middle School to High School!

“Sign up your student to join us today! We hope you can make it!” Family Friendly, food, childcare

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Filipino Community of Seattle — 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Cost: FREE

Sat., June 8:

Join Us In The Park! – Lakeridge

“Come out and share your vision for the renovation of the Lakeridge Playground and Playfield. It will be lots of food, fun and games, inflatable slide, DJ, meet and greet and more. Let your voice be heard. This is a free event and open to the public.

Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Lakeridge Park — 10101 Cornell Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend

Beacon Bazaar

“On June 8th we will have our 14th annual Beacon Bazaar – stop by to shop for unique items and eat delicious food!

Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Beacon Hill International School — 2025 14th Ave. S.
Cost: Free to attend


Georgetown Carnival

“On June 8th we will have our 14th annual Beacon Bazaar – stop by to shop for unique items and eat delicious food!

Time: 12–10 p.m.
Where: Georgetown (Airport Way S. & S. Nebraska St)
Cost: FREE

Good Vibes Nite Market

“Good Vibes Nite Market is an opportunity to provide multiple levels of community health support through resources in spiritual & social health, arts opportunities, and community nutrition.

“It’s been a long winter! Come kick it, meet your local artists and healers, eat some food and be in community. Bring your dollars and support local vendors and help sustain their work.

Time: 7 p.m.–12 a.m.
Where: Hillman City Collab — 5623 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: FREE


Sun., June 9:

Parks & Rec Fest

“Come out and celebrate Seattle Parks & Recreation. Learn everything that they have to offer as well as offer your feedback as to how you envision Seattle Parks in the future.Hosted by Africatown-Central District and Black Dot

Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Yesler Terrace Playfield — 835 Yesler Way
Cost: FREE

Chess Park Pop-Up Event

“Chess Park Pop-up Event! Sunday June 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm at our future chess park home on Barton and Rainier ave. Music, Pizza, FREE t-shirt give-away and of course outdoor chess! Please join us for the fun!

Time: 1–3 p.m.
Where: S. Barton Place & Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: FREE

32nd St Singers’ Broadway Benefit for South Hudson Music Project

“The 32nd Street Singers are an 8-part harmony group, known for their musical blend and lively, interactive concerts. The group’s core started singing together at Franklin High School just two bus stops from the Royal Room. At our Broadway Showcase Benefit for SHMP, expect a great mix of tunes from the musicals you know and love: Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, Music Man, Hamilton, Mama Mia, Les Miz, Sound of Music, The Fantasticks, Oklahoma and, of course, Spam-a-Lot. The audience is a big part of the performance, so come prepared to belt out memorable classics, and practice your whistling.The South Hudson Music Project is the “nonprofit music programming offspring of The Royal Room”—a nonprofit funding model designed “to sustain the music presentation, education and community benefit activities of The Royal Room.”

*Beatwalk is tonight! The Royal Room will feature Boka Kouyate & The Djeliyah Band from 7–10 p.m.

Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: By donation

Boka Kouyate

National Children’s Day at NWTC

“Bring the family down for an afternoon of games & activities, snacks & sweet treats (including Ms Melba’s homemade Gullah ice cream!), children’s open mic, music, face painting, bubbles, dancing and more as we celebrate National Children’s Day! FREE event open to ALL!”

Time: 3–6 p.m.
Where: Northwest Tap Connection — 8732 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: FREE


Mon., June 10:

Let’s Talk About It – Our Changing Neighborhood

“Our Beacon Hill neighborhood is changing very fast. Let’s talk about it, your vision, and what we want to do about it. From 7 to 9 p.m., for 4 Mondays in June, we are going to have courageous conversations at The Station on: June 3: Displacement: Losing Our Neighbors and Businesses; June 10: Building Our Community Power & Candidates Forum; June 17: Air & Noise Pollution and Trees; June 24: Historic Preservation; Light dinner will be served. Please rsvp/register for food count. AND yes, you can come to more than one event.

“Sponsored by Beacon Hill Council with outreach Partners Beacon Arts & The Station. Funded by Neighbor To Neighbor. Yes, we can!”

*Also check out the Jeffrey L. Cheatham Hi, Blue Sky Happy Hour Book Release on Wed., 6/12.

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Cost: FREE

Tues., June 11:

District 2 Candidates Forum presented by the LSPNA

This event will be moderated by the one and only Marcus Green.

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association — 4916 S. Angeline St.
Cost: FREE

There are a veritable crap-ton of *open mics* popping up in the South End. Here’s a quick round-up of the ones we know about (listed in chronological order):

Seattle’s Best Open Mic (Wednesdays)

Lyrically We Stand (Third Wednesdays)

Sistas Rock The Arts Open Mic (Thursdays)

Cafe Red’s Open Mic for All (Second Thursdays, See Website for details)

Totem Star Open Mics (Fridays w/ variable frequency & location)

Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase (Second Fridays)

Tuesday Night Music Club (TNMC) Open Mic (Tuesdays)

Skylark Hang: Jazz Open Mic (Tuesdays)

Royal Esquire Club Open Mic Tuesdays (Tuesdays)

Freshest Roots Presents: Expresso Open Mic (First Fridays)

And check out these comedy-specific open mics:

Joketellers Union (Wednesdays)

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic at Tippe & Drague (First Saturdays)

*Here’s a monthly comedy showcase too: Cafe Red’s We Got Jokes (Second Wednesdays)

If *karaoke* is more your speed, check out these venues:

Bush Garden (Daily)

Columbia City’s New Karaoke Night (Wednesdays)

Clock-Out’s ggnzla Karaoke (Mondays)

Venus Karaoke (room rentals)


*NOTAFLOF = “No one turned away for lack of funds”

DOS = Day of Show

Adv. = Advance

GA = General Admission (no assigned seating)

Door = Tickets are only available at the door.

FREE = As far as we can tell, you can show up and have fun without buying anything.

Free to Attend / No Cover
= We don’t think there’s a cost to attend, but you may feel enticed or expected to buy something or make a donation (especially if the event is at a bar or restaurant or is not-for-profit and/or a fundraiser).

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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