Category Archives: Arts & Culture

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Showing Out: Word & Shout!, Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting, ARTS at King Street Station, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Fri., March 22nd:

Showing Out: Word & Shout!

“For one weekend only, Seattle’s fiercest Black writers and musicians will light up the stage *together* in our Central District home. But get ready! This is NOT your traditional, sit-back-and-be-quiet arts experience — this dope lineup of Black artists will make ya wanna HOLLAAAAA!!!

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Seattle Public Schools Showcases Its Present and Looks to the Future of Ethnic Studies

by Leija Farr

The start of 2019 signified a changing narrative for Seattle Public Schools. Students can bring many valuable and delicate attributes to a learning environment: their voices, their style, and their personalities, among other things. But there is one specific attribute that fits beyond the boundaries of a classroom and find its roots beyond the margins of a textbook: culture. The Communal Voice of SPS Ethnic Studies embodies just that.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Tiny Couch Concerts, Womxn Who Rock, Rahale B., and more!

by Emerald Staff

Fri., March 15th:

Hugo Literary Series: Benjamin Percy, Vanessa Hua, Keetje Kuipers, and SassyBlack

“Award-winning fiction writer Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Wilding); author and journalist Vanessa Hua, whose novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post and NPR’s ‘Best Books of 2018’ lists; and well-known local poet Keetje Kuipers, will read new work on the theme The Metamorphosis, inspired by the title of Franz Kafka’s much-loved absurdist novella.

“Space-age singer-songwriter SassyBlack — who has been featured by KEXP, Pitchfork, Afropunk, and others — will perform new songs to the same theme.”

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Hugo House — 1634 11th Ave
Cost: $25 GA / $12 Student

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Dominique Christina On The Power Of Poetry and Identity

by Leija Farr

Dominique Christina is a woman of many intersections, stances and words. In the three years she competed, she earned five national poetry slam titles. She is a poet, mother, activist, and educator as well as the many other crossroads to her identity. Not afraid to speak on social justice, her artistry has become a pivotal outline to classrooms and workshops across the country. Christina’s voice is unflinching and her vision is beyond her and beyond now.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Indigenous and Women of Color Rise, Utopian Blackness Family Portrait Day, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Mar. 8th:

TINY COUCH Concerts

TINY COUCH Concerts (rescheduled!)“Join us at Cypher Cafe inside Washington Hall 2019 weekly for our newest event series; #TinyCouchConcerts & #Cyphers. New Artists and Nationally Recognized Performers will stop by the #CypherCafe #CoffeeShop for an afternoon full of Surprise Guests, Short Interviews and Performances. THIS WEEK at #TinyCouchConcerts Series Episode 5 we will be interviewing Local Author / Founder of Seattle Urban Book ExpoJeffrey L Cheatham II. Stop by this Friday 3:30pm PST or Tune In via #CypherCafe #periscope & #instagram.” All Ages

Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Cypher Cafe — 153 14th ave
Cost: Free to attend

*Also tonight at Cypher Cafe: Legacy Fridays Open Mic Fridays Open Mic / Showcase Vol. 25 “Wellness Edition” (6 PM–12 AM).

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Enter the Cabin and Peruse this Library of Black Lies at Henry Art Gallery

by Georgia S. McDade

When I saw Edgar Arceneaux’s installation — a large, wooden structure on display at Henry Art Gallery on University of Washington campus through June 2 — Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin came to mind immediately. Before I could digest, wonder, or analyze that thought, Donald Trump’s slatted fence came to mind.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Totem Star Spring Open Mic, Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig, Filipinx History of Seattle, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Mar. 1st:

Totem Star Spring Open Mic at The Station

“Join Totem Star at The Station for our Spring Open Mic! This event runs from 8-10pm, right after The Station closes it’s normal hours. The party continues! This event is FREE / ALL AGES.

“If you haven’t already, visit The Station in Beacon Hill! It’s a dope place for the community to meet and serves delicious food & drink.”

*Also this weekend at The Station: Youth Speaks Open Mic + Writing Circle (Sun.)

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St
Cost: FREE

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