THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — CAC MURAL Community Paint Day, Compassion Health Clinic’s Free Health Clinic, Deaf Comedy Jam, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Aug. 28:

New Mural on the Ave.

“Come see mural artists Ari [Glass] and Craig [Cundiff] work with Franklin High School students, painting a new mural around the entire fence, highlighting transportation issues and how they relate to climate change.” This event is ongoing and takes place daily at the Mt. Baker light rail station through Sept. 14.

Time: 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker light rail station — Rainier Ave S. & S. Forest St
Cost: FREE

BassFienD Presents: A Love Supreme

“John Coltrane’s critically acclaimed album, A Love Supreme, is presented in four parts; Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, and Psalm. Widely recognized as a work of deep spirituality, it has been hailed as ‘one of the most profoundly moving records in all of jazz.’

“Sponsored by The New Cool on KNKX, the BassFienD (Dylan Hughes) is proud and excited to bring his take on one of his favorite albums along with a group of amazing, Seattle musicians. Host by Abe Beeson of The New Cool on KNKX.”

Featuring: Host, Abe Beeson, Dylan Hughes on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on Drums, Carlos Overall on Sax, and Art Borders on Piano.

Time: 7 p.m. (doors)
Where: Royal Esquire Club — 5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $12 DOS


Thurs., Aug. 29:

Tea & Dessert Pop-up Stand | Mandala Art

“Stop by for a relaxing evening of art, tea, and dessert! Learn how to make your own tea using common herbs, and enjoy desserts featuring edible flowers from our urban garden. Also, help us complete our painted mandala! (Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.)”

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: The Beet Box — MLK Jr. Way S. & S. Willow St.
Cost: Free to attend

Level R Events Rooftop Music Series + recording

“Level R Events’ Exclusive Rooftop Live Music Series at the historic Liberty Bank Building on 24th & Union in Seattle’s Central District. Presented by Georgio Brown of The Coolout Network aka Coolout TV. Also, this series will be live recorded for new Vlog & Podcast, a spotlight on the Emerald City and beyond. These episodes will be released Winter 2019.

“THURSDAYS 7:30-10pm—August 15: Marshall Law Band, August 22: CHAMEL, August 29: Roc Phizzle & Friends, September 5: Fysah, September 12: Shaina Shepherd Music.

“Secure building – MUST ARRIVE BY 8pm for entrance. Food for purchase by BLESS IT Catering ( Anthony Maurice Davis) and FOODArt. RSVP – email.

Time: 7:30–10 p.m.
Where: Liberty Bank Building — 1405 24th Avenue
Cost: No Cover (contributions welcome)

Fri., Aug. 30:

CAC MURAL Community Paint Day

“Come paint by number, so to speak, lol! Let’s complete the last portions of the MURAL TOGETHER (to be installed early Sept.) The designs are complete yet flexible and we need your creative juices to push this over the finish line. Bring friends, family or colleagues…Just get HERE ;). Designed as a Drop-In or Drop-out, Snacks provided, kid friendly/all ages.

“Don’t like to paint but got the music bug? Bring your drums, guitar, or instrument to make this event a JAM Session…Excited to have you 😉Family-Friendly

Time: 1–7 p.m.
Where: Community Arts Create — 5623 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE


Empowerment Paint Session

“Northwest African American Museum presents: Empowerment Paint session with artist Kimisha Turner. An exploration of self through paint working with themes of empowerment. Tickets are $20 or $10 for NAAM members.

Time: 8–11 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $20 ($10, NAAM members)

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“TACOMA x SEATTLE connect at Columbia City Theater for the “Blake Anthony EP” release; a Black & Loud night of musical performances by Seattle artists QREEPZ, TEZATALKS, & the legendary VITAMIN D, & Tacoma artists SEAAN BROOKS & BLAKE ANTHONY. We’ve partnered the event with ETC TACOMA for a potential gift giveaway, as well as MARYMART TACOMA, HEYLO CANNABIS & Seattle artist KING AFRO

“Grab the homies, grab a drink in the Columbia City Theater bar and get ready to vibe to some Loud Blackness, and food for your soul.


Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $15 Door

Sat., Aug. 31:

Compassion Health Clinic- Free Health Clinic

“Greetings Everyone! Join Us at our 3rd Monthly Free Health Clinic Event- Compassion Health Clinic at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center on August 31st. We are committed to providing FREE Healthcare, Education, and Training to people who are suffering from any physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual conditions and needs the care. Anybody and Everybody are Welcome!

“We will be providing FREE Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Reiki Healing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Acupuncture/Naturopathic Care, Yoga Workshop, Meditation Workshop, Nordic Walking Workshop, and Trauma Healing. We will have FREE HOURLY RAFFLE DRAWINGS for prizes such as Comprehensive Chiropractic Visits, CBD Oil Kits, Cervical Pillow, and More. Please share this event with your friends, family, and community! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Southeast Seattle Senior Center — 4655 S. Holly St
Cost: FREE

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Draw Till You Laugh – a comics workshop for all ages

“Local comic artist Lauren Armstrong will guide students through some unconventional drawing exercises for when you can’t think of anything to draw, and creating characters that will help you laugh through the process. No experience necessary, all supplies provided.

“This workshop is part of the month-long Short Run Summer School program which features classes for artists (youth & adults) ranging in topics from drawing and writing techniques to professional development. These one-off classes are affordable ways to improve your practice. Summer School occurs every August at locations around Seattle.” 

Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Where: Wa Na Wari — 911 24th ave
Cost: FREE

Seattle Labor Day Weekend ALL Access PASS Deal

“Take advantage of our All Access Ticket pass and Save this labor Day weekend! $60 for All Three Events (Limited). All Access Pass Includes Admission to 3 events with Priority boarding / Entrance to the venue & Complimentary Appetizers (Day Party Only)

“1. BASS ODYSSEY SOUND SYSTEM from Jamaica live
(SAT Aug 31st); 2. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DAY CRUISE on the Spirit (SUN Sept 1st); 3. STRESS FREE SUNDAY REUNION SUN Sept 1st (9pm – 2am)

“The Baddest Sunday nite party in da northwest returns for one night ‘REUNION’ Featuring Resident DJ’s on deck for a night of authentic juggling (selection) of music from the island of Jamaica and other parts of the world.”

Time: Event times & locations vary
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $60 weekend pass


Sun., Sept. 1:

2019 Bicycle Sundays

“On scheduled Sundays from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach during these times.” This event repeats. Remaining 2019 event dates are September 1, 8, and 15.

Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Seward Park — 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S
Cost: FREE

Deaf Comedy Jam

“September 1st Suitman productions will be hosting Deaf Comedy Jam: A Deaf Comedy Experience to Columbia City theater!!! Doors will open at 7:30 show will start at 8:30… 10 comics will be blessing the stage with ASL interpreters to go with them. Chelsea Tolle; Sam Ellefson; Mike Parker; Jaci Terjeson; Cavin Eggleston; Dylan Avila; Elliott GB; Felisha Barnes; Cliff Barnes; and Perseus McDaniel….. 10 local comics are pairing up with 2 ASL interpreters and CART captioning to offer a unique comedy experience for the hearing and deaf community.”

Time: 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20 Adv. / $25 Door ($15 Deaf/HOH Adv.)

The Get Down W/ DJ G Prez

“DJ G Prez w/ special Guest DJ Kole and Beezie 2000 spinning classic 80’s, 90’s hip-hop and r&b, and funk. Hosted by Tish.” 21+

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

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Tues., Sept. 3:

Fun Free Events—Planting Party

“FREE ACTIVITY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Activate your Rainier Beach Neighborhood. Free snacks, fun activities and a conversation about designs for the space. Join us at Rainier / Rose st and Henderson st / Chief Sealth Trail.” Hosted by Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) and Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RABC). 

Time: 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Rainier Ave S. & S. Rose St (AND S. Henderson & Chief Sealth Trail)
Cost: FREE

La Espiritista – Butterfly: Una Transformación

“Join us at Third Place Books Seward Park on Tuesday, September 3 at 7pm for a night of poetry with La Espiritista, author of Butterfly: Una Transformación. The bookstore is on a street-level floor with wide aisles and no stairs to meeting area or to the wheelchair accessible restroom. There are two accessible parking spaces available near the front entrance (permit required). We ask that all attendees help make this a fragrance-free zone by not wearing scented products to the event.

“Butterfly: Una Transformación is La Espiritista’s first collection of poetry with illustrations by Nur Shojai. The book is divided into four chapters representing the four phases of metamorphosis. Each phase speaks about a distinct stage in the transformation process.

“Releasing old wounds. Renewing loving joy. Retreating into our darkest selves. Rebirthing into a new being. Butterfly: Una Transformacion takes readers through a journey of the natural cycle of life and the gifts that can ultimately arise through death.”

Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Third Place Books — 5041 Wilson Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

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Open Mics!

Here’s a quick round-up of the ones we know about (listed in chronological order; list updated frequently):

Seattle’s Best Open Mic (Wednesdays)

Sistas Rock The Arts Open Mic (Thursdays)

Cafe Red’s Open Mic for All (Second Thursdays; see Facebook for next date)

Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase (Second Fridays)

Tuesday Night Music Club (TNMC) 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’s (Second Wednesdays, intermittently)

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

Bush Garden (Daily)

Clock-Out’s ggnzla Karaoke (Mondays)

Venus Karaoke (Room rentals)

**They also have karaoke at Marco Polo Bar & Grill in Georgetown on the weekends. 


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

DOS = Price day of show

Door = Price at the door

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
= 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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