Friday, July 13th:
Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—QTPOC Night at the Collab, “Day Shift” Dance Party at NAAM, Imagine Africatown, and more!
by Naomi Ishisaka
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” —Frida Kahlo
One day and 111 years after Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was born in Coyoacán, Mexico, more than 1,000 people gathered on Beacon Hill to celebrate her profound impact on art and culture.
Continue reading First-Annual Frida Fest Celebrates More Than Art
by Gus Marshall
Music floated through the streets as people packed restaurants and bars, spilling out onto the sidewalks of Rainier Avenue in the warm, sunny glow of the evening to celebrate the second installment of Columbia City’s 24th-annual Beatwalk.
Continue reading Columbia City Beatwalk Brings Funk and Soul to South Seattle
Friday, July 6th:
Live Music: Darren Loucas EP Release
“The Royal Room presents the long-awaited EP Release show from Darren Loucas. Also on the bill are Robin Holcomb and Barton Carroll, two of America’s finest songwriters. Please join us for a rare evening of darkly poetic and exhilarating music from three of Seattle’s most singularly talented musicians.”
Royal Room hosts events all weekend. See website for more. ALL AGES (until 10 PM).
Time: Shows start 7 PM, Fri
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: Cost varies (donations appreciated)
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Beats for Ballots, Frida Fest, Muddy Lotus Arts Festival, and more!
Friday, June 29th:
Culture/Social Justice: Public Forum “Argentina in Revolt”
“The public is invited to hear a first-hand account of the rising economic and political crisis sweeping over Argentina. Maria Alvarez, a socialist feminist and human rights activist from Buenos Aires, will give an eyewitness account of recent events in her country. A Summer Salad Buffet will be served at 6:30 PM.” Event co-sponsored by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Party; Work exchanges & childcare available.
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall—5018 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $8–10 donation requested
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Logic Amen, Queer Camp, “Argentina in Revolt,” and more!
by Gus Marshall
On Friday evening Duende Libre, a contemporary Latin jazz ensemble, will take the stage of Columbia City’s historic Rainier Arts Center, in an effort to promote and celebrate the release of their new album, Drift. Continue reading Duende Libre Brings Brand of Progressive Latin Jazz to Rainier Arts Center
Upon its release last month, I saw a lot of excitement in political cyphers for Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover’s) video for This is America. Many spoke on how it was a “woke and relevant portrayal of the state of America.” Continue reading Childish Games: J.Cole’s ATM vs Childish Gambino’s This Is America