Friday, Aug. 3rd:
“The pre-show gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here by 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand. Movie starts at 9pm with a Blu-ray DVD prize drawing to follow.”
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12702 Renton Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors
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Friday, July 27th:
“Meet other avid readers and discuss your favorite books! We do not assign the books you read, each teen gets to choose a book they are excited about to bring to each meeting. Talk about what we liked and absolutely did not like about our choices. Every book club member will win a free book to keep, and one lucky member will leave the meeting with a book autographed by the author! Meets the last Friday of every month.”
Time: 4–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Tags: Youth, Literary
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Friday, July 20th:
Live Music/Community: Music Under the Stars
“Music Under the Stars is back! Join Seattle Chamber Music Society for another summer of FREE, outdoor classical music at Columbia Park. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and some family and friends to enjoy extraordinary classical music. Each event begins at 7:30pm with live music performed by a student ensemble and continues at 8:00pm with a live audio broadcast of the world-class Summer Festival concert from Benaroya Hall, provided directly to the park by Classical KING-FM 98.1.” ALL AGES
Time: 7:30–10 PM
Where: Columbia Park—4721 Rainier Ave S.
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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
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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)
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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
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by Melia LaCour
In 2014, President Obama gave the nation a gift. In response to the tragic murders of Trayvon Martin and countless other black boys across the country, Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative to provide black boys the resources, tools, and support they need to thrive in an education system not designed for them. Now that the initiative has taken root across the country, no greater example of the fruits of his vision can be found than here in Seattle. Continue reading Award-Winning My Brother’s Keeper Program Promotes Success for Black Boys in the Seattle School District