THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Paint & Sip, The New Filipina, Stories & Love Songs from South Vietnamese Veteran Perspectives, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Nov. 6:

South Seattle Climate Action Network Meeting

“Concerned about the health of our planet? Wondering how to connect with other climate activists? Please join us at the next SSCAN Action Meeting to find out about action to take on proposed policies to pay for climate justice.

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Library — 4721 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Thurs., Nov. 7:

You Want to Write a Book. Now what?

“Have you had dreams of writing a book? Don’t know where to begin? Thinking about publishing your own work? We have the Masterclass for you! Thursday November 9th Sharon Blake CEO of Life Chronicles Publishing will be sharing some insights to all of these things. Come get your questions answered and turn that dream of being a published author in to a reality.Light snacks will be provided.

Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Africatown-Central District — 1437 S. Jackson St
Cost: $5–10

Paint & Sip at Art of Soul Gallery

“Art of Soul Gallery Happy Hour is hosting a series of artistic expression classes for all! Paint & Sip hosted by Shina’s Gallery. Unlimited drinks: House selection: red & white wine, beer, lemonade

“Paint & Sip is an instructive and fun class where you get to learn how to paint. Paint and sip events combine a professionally-led painting class with a high-energy environment and a few drinks. The artist will guide you step by step on how to complete the painting while you get to enjoy some music and drinks. Each participant gets to take their painting home after the class. Painting instructor: Zulu Queen

Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
Where: — 5256 Rainier Avenue S.
Cost: $15–20 Suggested donation (register here)


2 Beers and Seattle Cider Brewery Night

“Come by the Alehouse on November 7th, 6pm-9pm, for another Brewery Night! We are going to be hosting our friends from Two Beers Brewing Co.! As always we will have rotating beers and cider from the brewery along with raffle prizes and give aways!

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Ale House — 4914 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend

Community Dinner / Cena Comunitaria

“Thursday, November 7, please join us for a community dinner at Concord Elementary! An event providing an opportunity to share a meal and celebrate community, connect, share successes, needs, and find volunteer opportunities. * Vegetarian option available.

“¡Jueves, el 7 de noviembre, venga a una cena comunitaria a Concord Elementary! Un evento que brinda la oportunidad de compartir comida juntos y celebrar nuestra comunidad, conectarnos, compartir éxitos, necesidades y oportunidades de voluntariado. * Opción vegetariana disponible.”

Time: 5–7 p.m.
Where: Concord Elementary School — 723 S. Concord St
Cost: FREE


Fri., Nov. 8:

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Now playing: Harriet, Terminator: Dark Fate, Motherless Brooklyn, Parasite.

Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas — 4816 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $8–12 ($6 Wednesdays!)

*Also check out the Manifestations Film Screening at RAC (Thurs., 11/7). The film “explores early 21st century anxieties of gender and race in a world that seems to be rapidly falling apart.” And in Beacon Hill on (Tues., 11/12), catch The Devil We Know.

The Friday Night Get Down

“Noir Grime Presents…
**The Friday Night Get Down – Producer Night – Episode #7**

“Join us for The Friday Night Get Down held at Cafe Red in Seattle. We will be bringing some of the best local artists in the scene while Cafe Red provides delicious food and drinks to keep the night flowing.

“The night will be jam packed with music from READY RON BEATS, Klopfenpop, and A-Hop. Hosted By: Shubzilla and Bill Beats. We will also be having a Vinyl Record giveaway to one lucky attendee. Grab your raffle ticket at the door. Rap Cypher: If you think you got bars, join us for the rap cypher during the show.All-Ages

Time: 7:30–11 p.m.
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: $5


Sat., Nov. 9:

Community Coffee Hour

“Stop by the Skyway Library for a great start to the weekend. The West Hill Community Association will be bringing coffee, treats, and key members of the community to answer questions and chat about what is important to you. Drop-in for a free cup of coffee and some community building. First come, first served.

Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Where: Skyway Library — 12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE


You Can Lead Book Signing With Dorothy Buckhanan

“What are the components of effective leadership? What does it take to lead with vision and spirit? These topics and more will be explored in a leadership discussion and book signing for Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson to be held at NAAM on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm. In addition to being the immediate past International President for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Buckhanan is a double HBCU Grad (Benedict College and Clark Atlanta University) and former for-profit and not-for-profit executive. Her new book explores a variety of leadership topics relevant to all audiences.

Time: 2 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: Free to attend

*Also check out Book Talk Featuring Saeed Jones (Thurs., 11/7) at NAAM and Nino Cipri – Homesick: Stories (Tues., 11/12) at Third Place Books (Seward Park).

The New Filipina: Cultural Show

“GABRIELA Seattle presents Diwang Pinay: The New Filipina, a cultural showcase celebrating the triumphs and struggles of Filipinas/Filipinx through art, movement, music, theater and stories. This year’s event is in honor of activist and guerrilla fighter Lorena Barros, whose strength, courage and sacrifice give inspiration to the possibilities of a new Filipina.

“Diwang Pinay (Spirit of the Filipina) has been showcased across the country for the past 16 years through various collaborations of Filipina/Filipinx performers, writers, artists, activists and community members. Diwang Pinay serves as one of very few venues solely dedicated to providing Filipinas/Filipinx in Seattle and beyond a platform to share stories, unite in our struggles and engage with the community.

“General Admission* $10 – $20. Youth/Students & Seniors $8. Children 12 and under are Free. *Sliding Scale but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Food and snacks will be available to purchase. This is a family-friendly event with access to a childcare room!

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Beacon Hill Church of the Nazarene — 4352 15th Ave S.
Cost: By donation (NOTAFLOF)


Tamaryn // Foie Gras // NAVVI

“The Crocodile Presents: TAMARYN :, Foie Gras, NAVVI :” 21+

Time: 8:30 p.m. (doors)
Where: Clock-Out Lounge — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $15 Adv. / $17 DOS

Sun., Nov. 10:

Grand Reopening Match Play Day

“We are thrilled to re-open the facility this weekend, and offer open match play. Come on down, get lined up with players at your skill level and have a great time! Stay for one set, two, or three! We will be re-introducing the Universal Tennis Rating at this event. The more matches you play, the more accurate your UTR becomes. Check in starts at 9:30AM, but you can show up anytime between 9:30AM and 2PM.

Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Amy Yee Tennis Center — 2000 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: FREE (register here)

Stories and Love Songs from the South Vietnamese Veteran Perspectives

“Learn more about how South Vietnamese immigrants remember the Vietnam War through stories and love songs. About this Event: 1 pm – Door opens, 2 pm – Conversation with Dr. Julie Pham, Quoc Bao Pham, and Professor Quyen Di., 230 pm – Selections of songs reflecting on the war sang by Melanie Nga My, 330 pm Reception with light appetizers.

“Dr. Julie Pham is the author of Their War: The Perspectives of the South Vietnamese Military in the Words of Veteran-Emigres. Quoc Bao Pham edits the literature section of Nguoi Viet Daily, the largest overseas Vietnamese-language newspaper, and the former editor-in-chief. Professor Quyen Di teaches at UCLA. Melanie Nga My is a popular Vietnamese singer with ASIA Entertainment.

Time: 1–4 p.m.
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $30–100


Mon., Nov. 11:

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

“The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 piece band featuring Seattle’s finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz’s compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as “conduction”. Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris’s Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris’ original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.The Royal Room is all ages until 10 p.m.

Time: 6:30 p.m. (doors)
Where: The Royal Room— 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: By donation

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; see Facebook for individual event details.)

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

Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase (Second Fridays; might be on hiatus, contact event host for more info.)

Royal Esquire Club Open Mic Tuesdays (Tuesdays)

Freshest Roots Presents: Expresso Open Mic (First Fridays)

Inspired Child’s Children’s Open Mic (Fourth Saturdays)

Here’s an open mic up north that looks cool: HYv Open Mic: Inviting ALL Singers, Rappers, Poets and Comedians.

**Tuesday Night Music Club (TNMC) Open Mics at the Bourbon Bar are no longer. 🙁

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, intermittently; see venue calendar.)

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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