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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Showing Out: Word & Shout!, Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting, ARTS at King Street Station, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Fri., March 22nd:

Showing Out: Word & Shout!

“For one weekend only, Seattle’s fiercest Black writers and musicians will light up the stage *together* in our Central District home. But get ready! This is NOT your traditional, sit-back-and-be-quiet arts experience — this dope lineup of Black artists will make ya wanna HOLLAAAAA!!!

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Tiny Couch Concerts, Womxn Who Rock, Rahale B., and more!

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Fri., March 15th:

Hugo Literary Series: Benjamin Percy, Vanessa Hua, Keetje Kuipers, and SassyBlack

“Award-winning fiction writer Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Wilding); author and journalist Vanessa Hua, whose novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post and NPR’s ‘Best Books of 2018’ lists; and well-known local poet Keetje Kuipers, will read new work on the theme The Metamorphosis, inspired by the title of Franz Kafka’s much-loved absurdist novella.

“Space-age singer-songwriter SassyBlack — who has been featured by KEXP, Pitchfork, Afropunk, and others — will perform new songs to the same theme.”

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Hugo House — 1634 11th Ave
Cost: $25 GA / $12 Student

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Indigenous and Women of Color Rise, Utopian Blackness Family Portrait Day, and more!

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Friday, Mar. 8th:

TINY COUCH Concerts

TINY COUCH Concerts (rescheduled!)“Join us at Cypher Cafe inside Washington Hall 2019 weekly for our newest event series; #TinyCouchConcerts & #Cyphers. New Artists and Nationally Recognized Performers will stop by the #CypherCafe #CoffeeShop for an afternoon full of Surprise Guests, Short Interviews and Performances. THIS WEEK at #TinyCouchConcerts Series Episode 5 we will be interviewing Local Author / Founder of Seattle Urban Book ExpoJeffrey L Cheatham II. Stop by this Friday 3:30pm PST or Tune In via #CypherCafe #periscope & #instagram.” All Ages

Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Cypher Cafe — 153 14th ave
Cost: Free to attend

*Also tonight at Cypher Cafe: Legacy Fridays Open Mic Fridays Open Mic / Showcase Vol. 25 “Wellness Edition” (6 PM–12 AM).

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Totem Star Spring Open Mic, Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig, Filipinx History of Seattle, and more!

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Friday, Mar. 1st:

Totem Star Spring Open Mic at The Station

“Join Totem Star at The Station for our Spring Open Mic! This event runs from 8-10pm, right after The Station closes it’s normal hours. The party continues! This event is FREE / ALL AGES.

“If you haven’t already, visit The Station in Beacon Hill! It’s a dope place for the community to meet and serves delicious food & drink.”

*Also this weekend at The Station: Youth Speaks Open Mic + Writing Circle (Sun.)

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—The Melanin Marketplace, Dance in the Moonlight: FOCS Parents’ Night Out, Sunday Night Blues, and more!

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Friday, Feb. 22nd:

RingSide’s Winter Show

“RINGSIDE IS BACK and it will be like nothing you’ve ever seen us do before. 2019 is going to be a year of growth and expression of art.

“We will have an open mic sign up each show, but if you’ve ever wanted to have a band back your work up as a poet or better still, have wanted to do some songs…we got you. You’ll have plenty of artists supporting you.

“4 Quarterly Show’s in 2019: Feb 22nd, May 31st, Aug 30th, Nov 29th

“Feb 22: Dj: Dj Rise; Hosts: Momma Nikki & Nikkita Oliver “KO,” Live House Band—Keys: Paul Stoot, Drums: Shacolby Shae Jenkins, Bass: DeAndre Enrico” All Ages until 10pm

Time: 8 PM, doors
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $5 cover (to pay the house band)

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—206 Zulu 15th Anniversary Weekend, Hard Love: Valentine’s Day, Brunch With Musang, and more!

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Editor’s note: Due to snow and weather conditions, some events may be delayed or rescheduled. Be sure to check individual host event pages for updates. 

Friday, Feb. 15th:

206 Zulu 15th Anniversary—THE HOMECOMING

This weekend-long event runs Fri–Sun at two locations (Washington Hall & the Crocodile). Musicians and other Performers include: Souls Of Mischief, New Track City, AtLas, CHAMEL, Beats to the Rhyme, NajeasBeats and DJ Luvva J Profresha, DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES, DJ Vitamin D, DJs DV One and Fever One, DJ Qbert, and Egyptian Lover. Guest speakers include: Supreme La Rock, Asia One, Popmaster Fabel, CROS1 of the Freestyle Session and Armory, Alien Ness: International Pres. MZK, Aaron Dixon, Nikkita Oliver, 179, Crayone, and Charms Won.

Activities include music and dance performances, dance workshops and battles, a free community dinner, artist talks, and more. See the event website for all the details.

Time: Event times vary
Where: 206 Zulu (Washington Hall) — 153 14th Ave
Cost: Event costs vary (some FREE!)

Tags: Anniversary Party, Conference, Workshops, Performances, DJ, Variety, All Ages

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Frederick Douglass Now, 3 Queens, Lazy Daisy Market, and more!

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Friday, Feb. 8th:

Roger Guenveur Smith—Frederick Douglass Now

“FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW is a one-man show inspired by the life and work of the self -liberated abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has edited Douglass’ classic 19th century texts into a jazz-infused narrative, bookended by original writing of Beckettian force to produce the kind of edgy, stylistic mash-up of which vital contemporary theater is made.

“Inspired by Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College, subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently directs his Performing History Workshop.”

This show runs three times this weekend with a matinee on Sunday. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $25 (+ fees) GA

Tags: Roger Guenveur Smith, Theater, Frederick Douglass, Jazz

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