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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Melodic Poetry of Phoebe Snow, Madison McFerrin & SassyBlack, Bring Your Own Ballot Party, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Looking to get your spooky on in the South End? Check out THIS HALLOWEEN IN SOUTH SEATTLE for our Halloween events round-up. Also now live: Celebrating Día de los Muertos 2018 in and Around the South End. But if pumpkins, tricks, and treats aren’t your thing, here’s what else is going on in the South End this weekend:

Friday, Oct. 26th:

Brainpeople by Jose Rivera

Latino Theater Project Presents: Brainpeople — “Brainpeople written by Jose Rivera, is a deeply psychological story of three women and the life events that haunt them. A wealthy Puerto Rican woman who is still obsessively grieving the parents she lost at age eight sends her armored limousine out into a violent, dystopian Los Angeles to pick up two complete strangers and bring them back to her home for an exotic feast and deep conversation. A mixture of comedy and chaos ensues …

“This Pacific Northwest premiere is produced by Latino Theatre Projects in association with Theatre Off Jackson and is directed by Fernando Luna. The complex characters are portrayed by Alyssa Norling, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, and Vero LeCocq.” Playing nightly, Thurs–Sat through November 3.
Time: All showtimes are 8 PM
Where: Theatre Off Jackson—409 Seventh Ave. S.
Cost: $20–25

Tags: Theater

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Celebrating Día de los Muertos 2018 in and Around the South End

by Emerald Staff

We’ve rounded up some very special South End Día de los Muertos events. Find out where to celebrate with fellow community members, take the family for arts, crafts, rich cultural education, and to honor loved ones who have passed on in the Mexican and Latinx tradition of Día de los Muertos.

To learn more about this beautiful holiday, its origins, and why and how its celebrated, check out this 2015 article from our pals at the Seattle Globalist.

For Halloween-related events, check out our sister seasonal events round-up here, and you can find our usual weekend events round-up here.

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THIS HALLOWEEN IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Bollywood Thriller, Festive Ice Cream Social, QTPOC Halloween, and more “spooky” & sugar-fueled fun!

by Emerald Staff

Get your spooky on in the South End this Halloween season with these great upcoming events! And eep an eye out for a special Día de los Muertos post coming your way…

Find our usual weekend events round-up here.

Monday, Oct. 22nd:

Monster Movie Mondays

“Meeting of Brian’s 16mm Film Club! He is a 16mm film collector and he is bringing his collection to South Park Hall every Monday in October, Just $5 kids 5 and under free and FREE POPCORN !!!!Editor’s Note: This event repeats on Monday, Oct. 29.
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: South Park Hall—1253 S. Cloverdale St
Cost: $5

Tags: Film, Family-Friendly, Community

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Health Matters, Duwamish Spiders, Killing Marías, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Note: *This* “This Weekend in South Seattle” does not feature a variety of upcoming Halloween and related events. We’re rounding those up for you beautiful people in a separate post. Stay tuned!  

Friday, Oct. 19th:

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present—“Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today.”
Time: 9 AM–3:30 PM
Where: Byrd Barr Place—722 18th Ave
Cost: $250

Tags: Civics, Civil Rights Movement, History, Central District, Social Justice

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Social Justice Film Festival, Singing our Way to Freedom, Wakanda Paint Party, and more!

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Friday, Oct. 12th:

Singing our Way to Freedom

“Join the Seattle Latino Film Festival in collaboration with El Centro de la Raza in this special screening of the film, Singing our Way to Freedom.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Truth to Power, For FAHM, Lil Brown Girls Club Open House, and more!

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Friday, Oct. 5th:

The Resistance Saga: 500 Years

​“Join us for a FREE screening of the documentary film 500 YEARS: Life in Resistance ​followed by a Q&A with protagonist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Director Pamela Yates and Producer Paco de Onís hosted by​ El Centro de la Raza and The Seattle Public Library 500 YEARS tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina. Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Truth to Power, For FAHM, Lil Brown Girls Club Open House, and more!

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Black Joy II, Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Benefit for Our Homeless Neighbors, and more!

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Friday, Sept. 28th:

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

11-day event, begins tonight!—“Tasveer South Asian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in the United States. Seeking to provide a counterpoint to the images and stories prevalent in main stream South Asia and Bollywood, the festival encourages an atmosphere of thoughtful dialogue and creative inquiry, where filmmakers and audiences engage in lively discussions, forums, and other collaborative interactive formats. In 2018, the festival will screen over 65 films and welcome 5000 attendees over 11 days, in 5 cities.

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