THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Share Your Story: A Social for Filipinx Professionals, The Golden Age Hip Hop Art Expo, SLOW Ride, & More!

by Emerald Staff


TWISS as we know it is going away. “Noooooo!” You say. And to that we say, “Fear not!” The Emerald is getting a new website and with it a calendar that will make submitting events to us super convenient for you and very easy for us to publish. That means we can feature more of your events! Thanks to our Rainmakers, we’re beyond excited to be able to offer this valuable resource to the community.

(Note: As of March 11, Public Health – Seattle & King County now prohibits large gatherings of more than 250 people. In addition, public events with fewer than 250 attendees are prohibited, unless event organizers can take steps to minimize risk. )

Wed., March 11:

Community Development Update

“Come learn about the development happening in the Central District. Hear from the project teams of Midtown Plaza, Yakima Ave, Bryant Manor, Community House, and Promenade 23!

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Black Dot Underground — 1437 S. Jackson St
Cost: FREE (register here)

Thurs., March 12:

Soul Food@Red Lounge

“Dynamic vocalist Makini Magee is truly magical! The Honorable Guy Alston will hold down the organ backdrop and it’s always a pleasure to add sax, flute & guitar to this mix. Hope to see you here!

“Red Lounge/Taste of the Caribbean Restaurant brings the true flavors of Jamaica to Seattle. Jamaican ‘soul food!’ Soul Food will present our unique flavors to jazz, pop and soul classics. Come in, have dinner, order a drink or two and sit a spell!All-ages

Time: 7–9:30 p.m.
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: Free to attend


Fri., March 13:

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Opening today: The Invisible Man
Still playing: Parasite, Emma., Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Onward 

Support Ark Lodge and Rainier Valley Food Bank by purchasing a gift card online!

Through March 31 a portion of all gift card proceeds will go to Rainier Valley Food Bank. The cards are just like a prepaid debit card and can be reloaded at the box office or concession stand. Ark Lodge can even send gift cards to friends and other loved ones with a personalized note. Awesome!!!

Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $9–12 ($6 Wednesdays!)

Share Your Story: A Social for Filipinx Professionals

“Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Advisory Board, Anakbayan Seattle, and the Filipino Community of Seattle presents SHARE YOUR STORY: A Social for Filipinx Professionals.

Seattle has a rich Filipino history and a vibrant Filipino community that continues today. This event is a space that aims to bring together the good work that Filipinx organizations and individuals have been doing and allowing our stories to be shared. So join us! We are calling all Filipinx professionals who want to get connected, find mentors, become mentors, join an organization, or just be in a Filipino space. Tara na!

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

Reggie Mosby Jr. Presents The Golden Age Hip Hop Art Expo

“The Golden Age Hip Hop Art Expo will consist of 27 digital and traditional art pieces celebrating the lives of female rap artists both the past and present. The concept and theme of the show is a marriage of true hip hop, and the Golden Age of Hollywood (the 1930s through the 1950s). It will have art pieces that will feature Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, MC Lyte, and the like.Event will have food, drinks, music, and “art galore!” More details here.

Time: 7–11 p.m.
Where: Langston Hughes — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend


Freaks Come Out at Night: A Friday the 13th Showcase

“Embark on a galactic journey of sounds, visuals, and otherworldly entertainment as we celebrate the first Friday the 13th of the decade. Featuring music by psychedelic hip-hop group Remember Face, breakbeat DJ Bgeezy, and alt-rock band Sam Squared, with drag entertainment from your host for the evening, D Dynasty. Revelers can also enjoy tarot readings to lift the veil between the conscious and subconscious while savoring something mystical. Like a Rainier.

“Performances by: Remember Face, D Dynasty, DJ Bgeezy, and Sam Squared. Tarot by: Vanessa Cecelia.

Time: 8 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: Backyard — 3820 S. Ferdinand St. Ste. 102
Cost: $10

Give Love Laugh: A Charity Comedy Show

“Suitman Productions presents: Give Love Laugh: A Charity Comedy Show — We are working with comedians and Dj Peg to donate back to the community. We are donating all profits of this show to The Union Gospel Mission! Donations will be welcome the day of event as well!! Gloves, scarves and other cold weather garments recommended! Come on out and support!! Doors open at 7:30 with music by DJ and the Hell Fresh Djs and show starts at 8:30 pm!!!!

“Host: Duante Barnett. Featuring: Adam Tiller, Ella Tudor, Ms Newman, Billy Campbell, Jeremy McDonald, Steven Schultz, Alex Needles, Lisa Wallen, Kenny Ross, and Kristy Belich. Music by DJ Peg and Hella Fresh Djs as well as Tiffany Rude on photography.” 21+

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15 adv. / $20 door

Sat., March 14:

SLOW Ride Exploring the Infamous Red Line

“Senior Ladies On Wheels invite you to ride SLOW to explore the history of Seattle’s infamous Red Line and learn how Seattle’s white citizens created and maintained a racially segregated city. We will ride about 10 miles through Seattle’s historic Central District, following trails and low-traffic streets and riding only the most gradual hills. We stop several times at key points for conversation, and we always wait for each other when we get separated by stop signs, traffic lights, or differences in rider speed. We’ll stop for lunch along the way where we can buy food or eat our own.

“This is Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Ride. It’s a social ride with experienced ride leaders to grow your confidence with group riding. It is free and open to everyone. The route consists of beautiful trails, a few low-traffic streets, and historic sites.”

Time: 10 a.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE (register here)


Seattle Wet’suwet’en Benefit Show

“The Canadian government is invading the unceded land of the Wet’suwet’en Nation to enforce their fossil fuel agenda. No pipelines/no cops on Indigenous land! More information here:

“Pickax/Murder Mine Collective and Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Seattle are hosting a benefit show to raise funds to support this Indigenous resistance.

“Lineup: Broken Dead (eug) – crust punk, Pickax (sea) – crustviolence, Charlatan (sea) – post punk/noise, and Bigger than Mountains (sea) – folk punk.”

Time: 7 p.m. (doors)
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: $8–15 NOTAFLOF (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Electric Circus

“Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. Featuring: Andy Roth, Greg Campbell, Thione Diop, Ryan Burns, Simon Henneman Kathy Moore, Alex Guy, Ayesha Brooks, Ray Larson, Kate Olson, Kenji Lee, Stewart McDonald, Mark Hunter, Gordon Brown, and Brad Rouda.” The Royal Room is all-ages until 10 p.m.

Time: 9 p.m.
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Free to attend
*Also today at the Royal Room — Crowdsource Choir: Group Singing Experience (5 p.m.).

Lil’ Cheesequake

“After a wildly succesful NYE Dance Party, DJ’s Lelah & Vinnie are BACK for another round! On March 14th, celebrate 2 years of the Clock Out Lounge with us, for ‘Lil’ Cheesequake’ a dance party from the only people that could bring you something like this… @Lelah.Ikea and @iwannagrouponyou!

“Only $5 for this jiggy sesh that’ll get your calories burnt and your tush turnt! Come dance all night to your favorite workout jams AND anything else that’ll get the blood pumpin’! Workout attire suggested but not mandatory. Just bring your dancin’ shoes for sure!” 21+

Time: 9 p.m.
Where: Clock-Out — 4864 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5

Sun., March 15:

14th Annual Urban Poverty Forum

An Examination of Seattle’s Homelessness Policies

“How do we respond to encampments in our city, and how can we better show up for our neighbors experiencing homelessness? The Urban Poverty Forum is an effort to open a dialogue around the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty and to unite a diverse community of care. For this year’s 14th annual Urban Poverty Forum—presented by The Mahogany Project and Real Change—sit in for an in-depth discussion hosted by award-winning former broadcast news anchor Angela Rae. Hear from panelists Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr, freelance writer who has covered race, homelessness and religion; ACLU staff attorney Breanne Schuster; and Joe Martin, Social Worker at Pike Place Clinic. Watch a showcase by the Mahogany Project as they perform an artistic interpretation of the issue that impacts our housed and unhoused neighbors in Seattle. Join us for an event that reflects on the past and present state of homelessness in Seattle—connecting with new perspectives and empowering us to take action.”

Time: 12 p.m. (doors)
Where: The Forum at Town Hall — 1119 8th Ave (Enter on Seneca)
Cost: FREE


Wed., March 18:

Live Jazz at Cafe Red ft. King Dre & Dennis Blackman

“Come enjoy live performances by local jazz musicians, featuring King Dre on drums and Dennis Blackman on keys. If you can improv feel free to bring your instrument and join in! Full food menu available until 9pm.” All-ages

Time: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr. Way S.
Cost: No cover / suggested donation $10-20
*Also check out The Friday Night Get Down on Fri., 3/13.


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