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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Johnaye Kendrick, DNA Saturdays, Tell It Like It Is, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Aug. 31st:

Johnaye Kendrick: ‘Flying’ CD Release

“Vocalist, Composer and Professor Johnaye Kendrick returns to the Royal Room for her sophomore album release, Flying, a collection of originals, finely crafted arrangements, and MAGIC! Johnaye is ‘not just a vocalist,’ said legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath. ‘She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.’ With Kendrick’s sterling vocals, fantastic original compositions and bright, warm disposition she’s always sure to give an exciting and authentic performance. Featuring Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums).”
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover (donations appreciated)

*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: The Jelly Rollers with Ayesha “MusicBox” Brooks, Jack Gravalis Trio ft. Joey Walbaum (Sat.) and The Moonspinners (Sun.).

See website for individual event details. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.

Tags: Live Music, CD Release, Restuarant

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Seattle SAMBAThon, Arabic Story Time, Little Saigon Festi-Roll!, and more!

Friday, Aug. 24th:

GRAND Opening: Cheese Platters and More

“Cheese Platters and More has been open for a month now and it is time to celebrate! We will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration and want to see you there! Wine tastings! Delicious food! Great deals! Fun times! This is our way to thank the people who have helped us get rolling and invite the rest of the city to check us out. Join the cheese revolution!”
Time: 3–7 PM
Where: Cheese Platters and More—2717 E. Union St
Cost: Free to attend

Tags: Food, Wine, Grand Opening

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Duwamish River Fest, Pear-a-dise, Boogie Up the Block, and more!

Friday, Aug. 17th:

Soul Line Dance Classes and Party

“Soul line dancing is one of the most fun one can do as a single person or with a group. The Royal Esquire Club and Ms. Anna have teamed up to help you become proficient with line dancing then show off your new moves at the party on Friday nights. For $10.00 you can learn new dances and be able to line it up and party like a RocStar.”
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Dancing, Music, Soul

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Rainier Valley Heritage & Othello Int’l Festival, Columbia City Beatwalk, Art Interruptions, and more!

Friday, Aug. 10th:

Wonder Woman at Skyway Outdoor Cinema

“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)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Umoja Fest, Cafe Red 1-Year Anniversary Party, Break Dancing for Kids, and more!

Friday, Aug. 3rd:

Coco at Skyway Outdoor Cinema

“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)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Othello Block Party, Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival, An Afternoon in Ghana, and more!

Friday, July 27th:

Teen Book Club

“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.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Youth, Literary

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Classic Jazz Fills the Halls of the Royal Room

by Gus Marshall

The Royal Room dinner crowd eagerly awaited the evening’s performance. A couple minutes past the seven-thirty start time, a tall man with glasses took the stage and grabbed hold of a microphone. He introduced himself as Alex Guilbert, the organizer and producer of Piano Starts Here, a bimonthly piano-focused performance featuring the eclectic works of influential pianists over the past century.

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The Myriad Vocal Stylings of BEARAXE’s Shaina Shepherd

by Jake Uitti

There are many ways front people try to connect with their audience. For some, it could be a sunny song about tequila and the beach. For others, maybe a short skirt lures listeners. But for Shaina Shepherd, lead singer of the Seattle-based band BEARAXE, the connection is rooted in stories of resilience.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Zero Hour: Seattle Youth Climate March, Dance for the Movement, Seattle Bon Odori, and more!

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.
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—QTPOC Night at the Collab, “Day Shift” Dance Party at NAAM, Imagine Africatown, and more!

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
Cost: FREE

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