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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Laugh Rehab, Lunar New Year at Wing Luke, CD Community Conversation, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Jan. 22:

Indigenous Reparation and Recognition in Seattle

“Seattle is one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing cities in the nation, but that growth has come often at the expense of the Indigenous people who first lived here. In a forthcoming piece in Bitterroot and the South Seattle Emerald, writer Marcus Harrison Green examines how Native citizens in Seattle are pushing for greater representation, and how non-Native Seattle residents and officials can improve the relationship with Indigenous residents of this traditional Coast Salish territory.

“Green joins us along with Fern Renville and Russell Brooks for a panel discussion moderated by Bitterroot editor Maggie Mertens, exploring ways the city can best recognize its Indigenous roots and residents, and whether reparations should be a component of that process.

“Russell Brooks (Southern Cheyenne) is the executive director of Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre in Seattle. Marcus Harrison Green is the publisher of the South Seattle Emerald [this publication]. Rachel Heaton (Muckleshoot) is the co-founder of Mazaska Talks, a tool that supports community divestment from banks that finance fossil fuel development. Maggie Mertens is the managing editor of Bitterroot magazine. Fern Renville (Dakota) is the CEO of SNAG Productions. Robin Little Wing Sigo is the director of the Suquamish Research & Strategic Development Department and a member of the Suquamish Tribal Council.

The piece our own Marcus Harrison Green wrote, From Si’ahl to Seattle: Does a Wealthy City Owe Its First Residents Reparations?, is live on our website now. Go read it! (Then go to this talk.)

Also consider attending another upcoming event, Calling All Allies to Stand with the Duwamish Tribe! Hosted by Real Rent Duwamish, this event is an opportunity to demonstrate that “ally” is a verb.

Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30)
Where: Town Hall Seattle — 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5 (FREE for Youth, 22 & under)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — South-End MLK Day Events, Vanishing Seattle Film Series, Mixed N’ Misidentified, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Jan. 16:

Vanishing Seattle Film Series Launch: Wa Na Wari

“Vanishing Seattle is excited to launch its series of short films that take a deeper dive into the stories of legacy, resistance, and resilience behind the #VanishingSeattle hashtag!

“We are premiering with a film about Wa Na Wari – a 5th-generation Black-owned home in the Central District that creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection.

“Come join us at the Wa Na Wari house for the film screening (directed by devon de Leña + Chimaera Bailey) — plus art, food, & community. The event will also feature music and performances by Yirim Seck and Ebo Barton. Learn more about WNW at www.wanawari.org.

“The Vanishing Seattle film project is supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax and the Northwest Film Forum.All-ages

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: Wa Na Wari — 911 24th Ave
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Operation Nightwatch Community Kitchen, Pushout: Screening and Community Conversation, Restorative Social Hour, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Jan. 9:

Artist Talk HIAWATHA D.

“An intimate evening in conversation with artist Hiawatha D. for insight behind the ‘Iconic Black Women: Ain’t I a Woman’ art exhibition at Northwest African American Museum.

*Also check out Pre-King Day: King in the Wilderness Film Screening (Sun., Jan. 10).

Time: 7 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $10 (free for members)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — South End New Year’s Eve and more!

by Emerald Staff

This week, there’s not a whole lot happening outside of New Year’s Eve festivities, so we rounded up the best of South Seattle’s NYE events. Scroll down for a few post-NYE events!

Tues., Dec. 31 (AKA New Year’s Eve!):

New Year’s Eve with The Royal Room Big Band

“Party like it’s 1939! The Royal Room Big Band, led by Steve Treseler, brings you the swing of yesteryear, with a jazz dinner and swing dancing. Prix fixe menu and a cover charge for the musicians are included in the [prix fixe] price. The evening’s entertainment will include sonic renderings of pieces by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Sun Ra, and more!

Time: 7 p.m. (doors)–1 a.m.
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $25–75 (to guarantee seating, make a reservation)

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THIS *CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Holiday Feast at Washington Hall!

by Emerald Staff

Because TWISS usually comes out on Wednesdays, and this week, Wednesday happens to be Christmas, we decided to highlight a fabulous annual Christmas-day event that’s sure to bring cheer to all who attend…

Wed., Dec. 25:

Holiday Feast

“Chef Tarik Abdullah is calling a CITY WIDE ‘Chef Challenge’ asking chefs, local business, and restaurants to donate a large hotel pan of food to our ALL DAY holiday community feast on Christmas Day.

“We’re hoping to feed our community all day–breakfast, lunch and dinner!

“The annual event focuses on community organizing to provide meals, warmth, and community for any South Seattle residents (especially our community experiencing housing instability, vulnerability and homelessness).

“Come eat, build relationships and show love to one another!

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — A Taste of Africa, Rainier Avenue Radio Holiday Party, Paint and Sip #SagTakeOver, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Dec. 19:

Jose Bold

“Lineup: John Osebold [Jose Bold]+ members of Awesome: Evan Mosher, David Nixon, John Ackermann, Kirk Anderson, Basil Harris, and Rob Witmer + marimbist/percussionist/producer Erin Jorgensen + comedy artisan Emmett Montgomery + members of Degenerate Art Ensemble: Joshua Kohl & Crow Nishimura + singer/songwriter Rick Miller + recently certified chainsawer Sara Edwards + lighting board player Xris Ex Nil.” 21+

Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors)
Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $15

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Safe Neighborhood Pathwayz, More Festive Markets, Beatwalk Winterfest, and More!

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Your Southeast Seattle holiday market round-up, take two (dates vary!): 

1. Annual December Native Art Market

“Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!”

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (daily 12/13, 12/14, & 12/15)
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center — 4705 West Marginal Way SW

2. Holiday Market at NAAM

“‘Tis the season to support Black businesses, small and big alike! Our holiday market provides space for business owners to directly connect with their communities and build within them. Our market will offer an array of vendors who specialize in apothecary, literature, home goods, African textiles and prints to so much more!

Time: 12–5 p.m. (Sat., 12/14)
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St

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