THIS *CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Holiday Feast at Washington Hall!

by Emerald Staff

Because TWISS usually comes out on Wednesdays, and this week, Wednesday happens to be Christmas, we decided to highlight a fabulous annual Christmas-day event that’s sure to bring cheer to all who attend…

Wed., Dec. 25:

Holiday Feast

“Chef Tarik Abdullah is calling a CITY WIDE ‘Chef Challenge’ asking chefs, local business, and restaurants to donate a large hotel pan of food to our ALL DAY holiday community feast on Christmas Day.

“We’re hoping to feed our community all day–breakfast, lunch and dinner!

“The annual event focuses on community organizing to provide meals, warmth, and community for any South Seattle residents (especially our community experiencing housing instability, vulnerability and homelessness).

“Come eat, build relationships and show love to one another!

“Shifts: 2 hour shifts consisting of setting up, serving food, washing dishes, tidying of general dining area, checking on bathrooms, and cleanup.

“Set-up 7:30am-9:00am
Breakfast 9:00am-12:00pm
Lunch 12:30pm-2:30pm
Dinner 3:00pm-5:30pm
Clean-up 6pm-7pm

“For Cash Donations:


“To Donate Food Form:

“To Volunteer Form:

“Community Partners: The Seattle Peoples Party, Feed the People, Creative Justice, Cypher Cafe, Chef Tarik, and Nikkita Oliver.

#feedthepeople #communityfirst #thepeoplesparty

Time: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: FREE


Happy Holidays from the South Seattle Emerald. We’ll get back to rounding up South Seattle events for you next week!

Open Mics

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

Royal Esquire Club Open Mic Tuesdays (Tuesdays)

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.)

Freshest Roots Presents: Expresso Open Mic (First Fridays)

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

Inspired Childs Children Open Mics (Fourth Saturdays)

The Salute Sessions (Mondays; technically an open jam session vs. a typical open mic)

**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)

Comedy on Broadway’s Open Mics (Multiple days per week!)

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

*New!NW Peaks Comedy Open Mic (Tuesdays, *beginning Jan. 7, 2020)

**Here’s a monthly comedy showcase too: Cafe Reds 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)

Backyard’s Drag Queen Karaoke (Last Saturdays)

**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 on the day of the 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
/ No fee = 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).

Suggested = Suggested donation. (Theres technically no ticket price or cover for this event, but you are expected to make a cash donation at the door and this is the suggested donation amount. These events are often “NOTAFLOF” events.)

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. 🙂

N/A = Not applicable. In other words, it’s not a thing (e.g. “Time: N/A” means there is no specific time associated with this event.)

Family-friendly = This is an event for the whole family. “Kid-friendly” is another term often used by event hosts. We use “family-friendly” only when we know the event is geared toward adults and children specifically. “Kid-friendly” means kids can come, but the event is not for kids, per se.

All-ages = People under 18- / 21-years may attend, but young children won’t necessarily enjoy this event.

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