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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Women Of Wakanda, Civic Saturday, Lunar New Year Festivities, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Feb. 1st:

Franklin’s Lunar New Year Celebration

“Franklin’s Asian Student Association will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration in the Franklin Commons. Come enjoy delicious FOOD and exciting PERFORMANCES from all around Asia! There will also be a fantastic FASHION SHOW! All Franklin family and friends are welcome! Prices: $6 with ASB, $8 without ASB, $10 adults. Tickets will be sold at the door and doors close at 6:45.”

Editor’s note: There’s also a Lunar New Year Celebration at Wing Luke Museum on Sat., 2/2. See their event page here

Time: 6–7:30 PM
Where: Franklin High School — 3013 S Mount Baker Blvd
Cost: $6–10

Tags: Lunar New Year, Community, Youth, Family-Friendly

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Chris LeVaughn, Cafe Red January Hip-Hop Showcase, Story Time with Laila Taji, and more!

by Emerald Staff  

Friday, Jan. 25th:

Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno w/ Tomo Nakayama

“VIVIAN LEVA & RILEY CALCAGNO
Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they’re often found sitting knee to knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country. ‘Time is Everything.’

TOMO NAKAYAMA
Named “Best Folk Act 2017   by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity, Tomo’s songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Jeff Buckley. ‘Pieces of Sky.’”

Time: 7 PM, doors
Where: Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12 adv. / $15 DOS ($10 students w/ ID, door only)

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, Food

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Django’s Birthday, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s March, Plus MLK Jr. Day!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 18th:

TBD feat. Mt Eden

“STAGE Seattle, FW Events, Bass Therapy, and Safe Escape Events present: TBD… a genre-less weekly event series. Featuring: Mt Eden. Presale tickets: https://e.sparxo.com/mteden.

“Stage features a brand new full LED lighting display, festival quality Turbosound system, multiple rooms, Seattle’s best DJs, Seattle’s top VIP experience & more.”

Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: STAGE Seattle — 172 S. Washington St
Cost: $10–20

Tags: DJ, Dancing, 21+

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—State of Africatown 2019, Asian Market Tour & Thai Cooking Class, Quinn DeVeaux, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 11th:

B by Guillermo Calderón

“Washington Ensemble Theatre presents the North American Premiere of B, By Guillermo Calderón; Translated by William Gregory; Directed by Jay O’Leary

“Anarchists Alejandra and Marcela are searching for a way to voice their political beliefs and prove their dedication to the cause. When they meet disillusioned bomb maker Jose, he agrees to teach them all he knows. With their motives and devotion for non-violent anti-capitalist anarchy put to the test, Alejandra and Marcela must decide how far the are willing to go and what they are willing to give up to speak their minds. Guillermo Calderón’s tightly-wound surrealist play hashes out the complicated and irrational nature of violence, terrorism, and activism.

“CAST: Sophie Franco* as Alejandra, Craig Peterson as Jose Miguel, Shermona Mitchell as Carmen, Klarissa Marie Robles as Marcela. *Member of Washington Ensemble Theatre.” Editor’s note: Opening night (Fri.!) is SOLD OUT. But there are many upcoming show dates.

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: 12th Avenue Arts — 1620 12th Ave
Cost: $15–25

Tags: Theater

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Boxing Empowerment for Trans & Non-binary Folx, Deaf Talks 2019, East African Community Dinner, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 4th:

Freshest Roots Presents: Expresso Open Mic

“Expresso is held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S.) Please come share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, dance, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!”

Time: 7 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Open Mic, First Friday

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Franklin HS Basketball Tournament, Enbymas 2018, Plus: South-End New Year’s Eve!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Dec. 28th:

Afrobeat Night

“Red Lounge & Afrobeats Global Presents: AFROBEATS NIGHT (Every Last Friday) Music & Entertainment by Residents: DJ Mo // Nayiram // ZJ Veteran”

Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $10 before midnight, $15 after (adv. tickets FREE, until 9 PM DOS!)

Tags: Music, DJ, Culture, Community, Afro-Beat, 21+

*Also this weekend: Caribbean Night (End Of Year Fete) on Sat., 12/29

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—DeChelle Monet, Winter Mokojumbies, Ugly Sweater Party, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Dec. 21st:

Marshall Family Band / Genre Free

“Genre Free—Members of Marshall Family Band and *The Mortgage Lifters come together to fight genre-fication. Johnny Calcagno- mandolin, guitar; Tony Mates- bass, guitar; Robert Hinrix- guitar, mandolin, bass; Roy Marshall- fiddle, guitar; Chrissie Marshall- accordion; Gus Marshall- guitar

“Marshall Family Band, featuring Candy Goldman—Mother, father and son playing piano, accordion, fiddle and guitar, are a loose-knit acoustic trio performing original melodies, drifting chord progressions and occasionally supporting 3 part harmony. A contemporary perspective on country, blues and old-time with a hint of gospel.”

*The Mortgage Lifters are also playing Saturday night, 12/22, at Perihelion Brewery on Beacon Hill!

Time: 8 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater (Bourbon Bar) — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover (tips encouraged)

Tags: Live Music

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