Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Thi Bui Brings Her Graphic Novel Memoir to Seattle for Four Days of Appearances

by Aaron Burkhalter

Thi Bui’s graphic memoir begins with the birth of her first child in a hospital contemplating her mother’s experience with childbirth in Vietnam and her family’s journey to the United States as refugees.

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Graphic Novel Explores the History and Criminalization of Cannabis

by Katie Pyontek

Box Brown’s graphic novel Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, explores the long, racist history of cannabis prohibition in the United States. It’s a history of fabricated studies, hate-mongering, and propaganda. Continue reading Graphic Novel Explores the History and Criminalization of Cannabis

THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—179 x CDICC Ice Cream Thursdae, Columbia City Beatwalk Fundraiser, JS Ondara, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: We’ve updated our format for THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) and given it a new name! Actually, it’s just the old name with three fewer letters. “THIS *WEEK* IN SOUTH SEATTLE” (still TWISS) is just like its predecessor but now includes events happening all week long in and around the South End.

Wed., April 3rd:

Live Jazz featuring Ed Taylor at Cafe Red

“Come enjoy live performances by local jazz musicians including phenomenally accomplished guitarist Ed Taylor.

Check out Cafe Red’s Facebook for more events this week, like The Motivate & Navigate Tour/ Seattle w/ Lyric Divine, Whispa the Ruler, Money Making Prince, Keasha Beard (Sun., 4/7).

Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 MLK Jr Way S.
Cost: No Cover (Suggested donation: $10–20

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Creative Arts Happy Hour, Revel In Dimes w/ BEARAXE, Transgender Day of Visibility, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: We’ve updated our format for THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) and given it a new name! Actually, it’s just the old name with three fewer letters. “THIS *WEEK* IN SOUTH SEATTLE” (still TWISS) is just like its predecessor but now includes events happening all week long in and around the South End.

Wed., March 27th:

Black Creative Arts Happy Hour

“Join 3 influential artists in a discussion about what inspires them to create Now and how they incorporate collaboration in the creative process…

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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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