THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Hear Us Rise: APA Voices in Feminism, NAAM Turns 12, ORCA for All Town Hall, & More!

by Emerald Staff

(Note: Due to public health concerns some events may be postponed. It is advised that you check an event listings webpage to make sure it’s still happening)

Thurs., March 5:

Hear Us Rise: APA Voices in Feminism

“You’re invited to our latest exhibit reception, Hear Us Rise, which highlights Asian Pacific American women and other marginalized genders that have challenged society’s expectations, defied its restrictions, and fought for equality and opportunity since their arrival in the United States.

“Read personal stories from powerful women that have participated in and drawn inspiration from movements like Civil Rights and Black Power to APA and LGBTQ movements. Free to the public. Program starts at 6:30 PM.” Exhibit on display through February, 2021.

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Wing Luke Museum — 719 S. King St
Cost: Free to attend


NAAM 12th Anniversary: Celebration + State of the Museum

“NAAM’s origins date back to 1985, in the midst of the global anti-apartheid movement, when a committed group of community members boldly occupied the vacant Colman School building from 1985 to 1993 to preserve it ‘in the spirit of Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, and John Brown,’ that it one day become the African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

“After years of both community contestation and collaboration, the Northwest African American Museum was opened to the public as a museum on March 8, 2008. Join us as we look back and look forward, reflecting on our 12th anniversary.”

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $10 (non-members) / FREE (members) — get tix here
*There’s a bunch of awesome stuff at NAAM this week. Check out their Facebook events page to see them all.

Fri., March 6:

What’s The “T” All Trans/ Non Binary Drag Show

“Drag Show featuring an all trans cast: Gaysha Starr, Aleksa Manila, Kara Sutra, Elliot Artois, Cranberry, and Sir Killer Bunny. Hosted by FRAYA LOVE. $20 — 50% off all door sales goes to Gender Justice League.

“About Gender Justice League — Gender Justice League is a Washington State gender and sexuality civil and human rights organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington.” You can (and should) donate to GJL here.

Time: 8–11 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre & Art Bar — 5813 Airport Way S.
Cost: $20



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Time: 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: Food & drink prices vary

Sat., March 7th:

Native Plants ID Workshop; Native Trees Identification

“Looking for easy ways to identify PNW trees? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for a FREE informational program and field identification of prominent low-land tree species with SPR Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman.

“Program takes place at the Duwamish Longhouse at 11am, followed by an after-program outdoor tree identification session 1:15pm at Herring’s House Park.”

Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center — 4705 West Marginal Way SW
Cost: FREE

Puget Sound Puppetry Festival 2020

“An annual puppet festival celebrating World Puppetry Day (March 21) by showcasing the best of Greater Seattle/King County puppetry. Tarish ‘Jeghetto’ Pipkins will be the inaugural headlining artist. Most recently, Jeghetto had the pleasure to work with national recording artist, Missy Elliott on her music video, WTF (Where They From) controlling the Pharell puppet and doing some puppet building. He also worked on the Amazon Echo commercial featuring Missy Elliott and Alec Baldwin as puppets. Jeghetto’s passion is promoting Oneness through the magic of Puppetry.”

Time: 12–8 p.m.
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: $20–55

Garfield High School Jazz Jam

“Doors at 3:30pm. To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation through our reservations page on our website. No cover, free and open to the public.” The Royal Room is all-ages until 10 p.m.

Time: 4 p.m.
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Sun., March 8:

International Working Womxns Day | API Chaya 25th Annual Vigil

“API Chaya in partnership with other community organizations and alliances including the International Women’s Alliance, Got Green, GABRIELA Seattle, Families of Color Seattle, Anakbayan Seattle, and Surge Reproductive Justice have been brainstorming the best ways to bring our communities together to call for justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, abolish ICE and shut down the Northwest Detention Center, demand safety and dignity for Black trans women and trans women of color, and build power with all womxn workers including incarcerated workers, undocumented workers and womxn in the sex trade.

“Please join us on March 8 at 12:30 p.m. to commemorate the 25th anniversary of API Chaya by honoring the lives of Susanna Remerata Blackwell, Veronica Laureta and Phoebe Dizon as well as uplifting the call of Bridging the Space Between all of our interconnected movements to demand an end to violence.”

Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Where: Dr Jose Rizal Park — 12th Ave S. & S. Judkins St.
Cost: Free to attend


Unilalia Live! 006

“Live Music Performances by Bighomie$lim, Astral Trap, Face Stafa, Fat Tone, Skully Vega, Kyle Kamppi, Carter Wilson, and Cliffvrd. Curated by The Unilalia Group.” All-ages

Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr. Way S.
Cost: $5
*Also check out Mark Ifeoluwa on Sat., 3/7.

Tues., March 10:

Election Day Assistance Booth

“Presidential Primary ballots are headed our way on 2/19, but procrastinators fear not, your ballot must be postmarked or in a drop box by 8pm sharp on Tuesday, 3/10 – and if you need help making the deadline, we got you.

“WHCA will be posted outside the library with answers to questions, replacement envelopes, help reprinting your ballot, and to cheer you across the finish line with a whole lot of high-fives. Thanks to King County Elections and Seattle Foundation for the #VoterEducationFund support!

“PS: Curious how this whole Presidential Primary voting works? Our Board President, Jeremy, breaks it down for you in this video.” Hosted by West Hill Community Association (WHCA).

Time: 4–8 p.m.
Where: Skyway Library — 12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

*Canceled: Dawnland*

Editor’s note: This event was canceled. Sorry. 🙁

“Please join us for a free screening of the documentary, Dawnland — The U.S. had an official policy to steal Wabanaki children from their homes and place them with white families so they could learn to “be white”. Children faced devastating harm from the adults attempting to remove and replace their culture. In Maine, the first Truth and Reconciliation Committee was formed. Dawland follows the committee as it travels to the Wabanaki community to understand the truth and witness their healing.”

Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St,
Cost: FREE (donations appreciated)

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Wed., March 11:

ORCA for All South Seattle Town Hall with Councilmember Morales

“The ORCA for All campaign is excited to co-host our first Town Hall of 2020 with Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales!! We will also be joined by King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay!!

“This year we are aiming to pass legislation requiring that large Seattle employers subsidize transit for all their workers. We want to know what you think and what’s most important to you. Attend this Town Hall to learn more, discuss, and provide input that will help to shape this pathbreaking legislation.

“In addition, ORCA for All is pushing to decriminalize fare non-payment and supporting no-cost transit passes for the lowest income riders. At this Town Hall we will have information about these efforts and how you can get involved. Learn more at and take our survey here.”

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: Free to attend


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