Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Midnight Mecca Rings In New Year, Hillman City’s Black & Tan Hall

by Jovelle Tamayo 

With StasTheeBoss of Thee Satisfaction DJ’ing through the night, Hillman City welcomed 2017 from its newest gathering spot, Black & Tan Hall. The venue hosted the 2nd Annual Midnight Mecca New Year’s Eve Ball, which centered Seattle’s queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), and also served as the hall’s grand opening celebration. Continue reading Midnight Mecca Rings In New Year, Hillman City’s Black & Tan Hall

Columbia City Theater Kicks Off 2017, Centennial Celebration on New Year’s Eve With Steampunk

by Emerald Staff

South Seattleites looking to quickly put 2016 in the rear view as they desperately dash to 2017 won’t have to travel far come New Year’s Eve.

The Columbia City Theater will be ringing in the New Year by throwing what owner Lara Lavi calls an epic extravaganza, that will see a night of high class entrees,  ever flowing champagne, and a musical performance by one of the world’s premiere steampunk bands. Continue reading Columbia City Theater Kicks Off 2017, Centennial Celebration on New Year’s Eve With Steampunk

Poetry, Passion, and Honey Wine: Rainier Valley Lit Crawl #4

by Victoria Garcia

Last Saturday, December 3, 2016, the fourth Rainier Valley Lit Crawl took place in Hillman City.   This free event brought together a dozen diverse, dynamic, high-energy literary artists from throughout the Seattle area to perform their work at four different Rainier Avenue venues.  Continue reading Poetry, Passion, and Honey Wine: Rainier Valley Lit Crawl #4

House of Dinah Review: “I Opened up My Mouth and God Came Out”

by Charhys Bailey 

Only days ago, I was invited to write a review of House of Dinah, a deeply emotional and surreal theatrical performance about five intergenerational Black Queens written by acclaimed Bronx-born playwright, Jerome A. Parker, and directed by Intiman Theatre’s Andrew Russell featuring the work of Detroit-raised/Seattle-based choreographer and teaching artist, Dani Tirrell. Continue reading House of Dinah Review: “I Opened up My Mouth and God Came Out”