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This Weekend In South Seattle: Take a Trip to the Caribbean, Find The Beef In West Hill, Go Green In Rainier Beach, and Party Like It’s 1964

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, November 7th

Movies: Opening of Interstellar starring Matthew McConaugheyDetails: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Showtimes: 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm –Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: VFW Meat Raffle Details:The Skyway/Westhill VFW will be hosting their weekly meat raffle. Come for the beef and stay for the company. You may just score some savory cuts of prime dead cow. – Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm –Where: 7421 S 126th Street, Seattle, WA – More Info: persimmon1859@gmail.com

Music:  Club Shostakovich Special 50th Anniversary Edition (Party like it’s 1964)Details: Club Shostakovich celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 9th and 10th String Quartet premiere which took place at the Moscow Conservatory in November of 1964. Performers are Trio Pardalote (Victoria Parker, violin, Heather Bentley, viola and Rowena Hammill, cello) with favorite guests from the ongoing series, violinists Blayne Barnes, Natasha Bazhanov, Artur Girsky and Mikhail Shmidt. We’ll throw in the beloved 8th String Quartet for good measure and play three in a row: 8th Quartet at 8 pm, 9th Quartet at 9 pm and 10th Quartet just after 10 pm with time for drinks in between. As it will also be Heather’s 50th birthday starting at midnight, the specially formed Quartet Royale, featuring Wayne Horvitz, piano and Jimmie Herrod, vocals will play the late set into the night.- Time: 8:00pm-Whenever-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, November 8th

Community: Free Community Veterans Resource Fair Details:Come get the latest information on Veterans benefits, Healthcare services, Jobs, Training services, and many more Service Providers. These Veteran Affairs professionals will be available on site to serve our Veteran men and women of all ages, Widows of Veterans, and their families-Time: 10:00am-2:00pm-Where: Mount Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 – More Info: titoveteransadvocate@gmail.com

Gardening: Lip Smacking Good Jerusalem Artichoke Harvest & Art HangingDetails: Share information including recipes, cultivation, nutritional info with tasting opportunities. Meet the artist and view installation of art on the fence next to the sunchoke bed. Time: 11:00am-12:30pm-Where: Brander Gardens Park (1730 Bradner Place South Seattle, WA 98144) More Info: isodav@clearwire.net

Community: Green Seattle Day- Rainier Beach Details: Join Green Seattle at the Rainier Beach Community Center at 9am to get signed in, grab coffee, and welcome the day with our Green Seattle Day speaker, Jourdan Keith. Jourdan is Seattle’s Poet Populist (Emeritus), the founder/director of the Urban Wilderness Project, and a pretty awesome person, so we’re very excited that she will be starting us off. After a very brief address, buses will take volunteers the short ride to one of four local parks to plant native trees and shrubs, and then back to the community center when it’s done. Lunch is provided for all volunteers at 12:30 and will be a big Ethiopian buffet feast. Volunteers from all sites are welcome to join us-Time: 9:00am-12:30pm-Where: Rainier Beach Community Center – More Info: http://www.greenseattle.org

Culture: Night of Creative VisionDetails: A Night of Creative Vision will center youth-of-color’s artistic activism and their creative expression for creating a world without prisons that cage our youth.  This event is part of EPIC/YUIR’s No New Youth Jail Campaign and is open to all ages. Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm-Where: Monica’s Village Place (140 23rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144) More Infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/804553129586164/

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Culture: Arts Gumbo: Grupo Utopia: Caribbean and Garifuna MusicDetails:The final Arts Gumbo event of the 2014 Series will feature the Caribbean with a performance by Grupo Utopia, a dinner and dance workshop. Featuring some of the best Caribbean musicians in Seattle, Grupo Utopia delivers a panoramic soundscape of Latin Music, blending Miguel A Munoz’s dynamic voice and piano, with an expressive percussion section run by Ricardo Guity and Jeff Busch, seasoned with the rhythmic cadence of Jeff Norwood on bass, all this balanced by the melodious direction of Patty Carrion on keyboards. A Caribbean dinner will follow the performance. Following dinner, audiences can learn Caribbean dancing with Aguacero: Contemporary Ritual Drum and Dance. Founded in 2013, Aguacero plays contemporary and ancient drum and dance rhythms to honor the environment, the community, and the powerful forces of nature that surround everyone. This will be an informal, fun dance workshop for all ages and all levels. Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm-Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118) More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events/grupo-utopia/

Community: Southeast Seattle Senior Center’s 3rd Annual Dinner and Auction FundrasierDetails: SESSC would love to have you join them for this annual celebration.Donations and Sponsorship opportunities are still available-Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm-Where: 4655 South Holly Street, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Infohttp://www.sessc.org

Music: En CantoDetails: En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim’s “Falando do Amor”) evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove. – Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. Details: Learn to play chess from one of the best instructors in South Seattle Time: From 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle.  More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


Sunday, November 9th

Music:  North Corner Chamber OrchestraDetails: North Corner Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Blayne Barnes, Heather Bentley, Matthew McGrath, Victoria Parker, and Eli Weinberger. A musician-led, conductor-less ensemble, NOCCO thrives on performing dynamic, exquisite music. They are in residence at the Royal Room in Columbia City.- Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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This Weekend In South Seattle: Screech at the Beach on Halloween, Fight for Climate Justice and Become an Opera Snob

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Weekend

Friday, October 31st

Children:  Details: Firefighters read fire safety stories to preschoolers, dress in full bunking gear and help children explore a fire engine or ladder truck.. – Time: 11:00am-12:00pm –Where: New Holly Branch Library (7048 32nd Ave)- More Info:  dana.catts@seattle.gov

Movies: Opening of Dear White People – Details: Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”- Showtimes: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm –Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Columbia City Halloween Trick- or -Treat Details:The Columbia City Business Association CBA will be hosting a neighborhood trick or treat. This is an opportunity for families to go around to local business and collect candy. Look for orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses. – Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm –Where: Columbia City- More Info: http://www.columbiacityseattle.com

Community: Boo Bash at the Beach Details: This is the inaugural event, establishing an annual safe and fun place for kids to Trick or Treat through booths sponsored by organizations and community groups, hosted in the east half of the Rainier Beach Safeway’s parking lot.  Booths will feature games and activities, including a photo booth and costume crafting booths. Kids can also interact with the Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol, the Mobile Precinct van, and a Seattle Fire truck. – Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Safeway (9262 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA- More Info:  BooBashRainierBeach@outlook.com

Music:  Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble CD Release and Halloween Party – Details: Wayne Horvitz has continually inspired new Seattle jazz. He launches this extraordinary three-part evening at 6pm leading Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, a large improvisational ensemble creating incidental music for the silent classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At 8pm the group celebrates its new CD. Proceedings continue at 10pm with Electric Circus, Horvitz’s arrangements of the classic fusion and fission of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and other little-performed gems of the new canon.- Time: 6:00pm-12:00am-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Community: Rainier Beach Pool Halloween Swim- Details: Come join in a a free community swim to celebrate Halloween-Time: 7:00pm –Where: Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Avenue South)

Boo Bash

 

Saturday, November 1st

Environment:SE Seattle Climate Justice Forum- Details: Got Green’s Young Leaders in the Green Movement team up with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment to learn together about the impacts of climate change to our community in SE Seattle and what we can do about it.Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm-Where: South Side Commons (3518 South Edmonds Street) More Info: http://www.gotgreenseattle.org

Community:Rainier Vista Lantern Walk- Details: Create your own lantern and join your neighbors in touring through Rainier Vista neighborhoods and Cheasty Greenspace Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm-Where: Rainier Vista Central Park (4410 29th Ave S)

Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyessy – Details: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the acclaimed, road-sharpened trio of Brian Haas (piano/Fender Rhodes/bass Moog/synth), Chris Combs (electric guitar/lap steel guitar/synth), and Josh Raymer (drums). “It swings, it sways, but the jazz trio form in their hands has an almost primitive, inside-your-head, idiosyncratic quality” (DownBeat). McTuff, Joe Doria’s full-bore organ trio with the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the dazzling Tarik Abouzied on drums is becoming a Seattle legend.- Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. Details: Learn to play chess from one of the best instructors in South Seattle Time: From 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle.  More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


Sunday, November 2nd

Music:  Kathy Moore and the Kicks – Details: Opera on Tap Seattle is a non-profit group dedicated to breaking down the stereotype that opera is an elitist art form by bringing opera to your local wine bar and pub. Join us for Royals at the Royal Room where we will celebrate all things bel canto. Featuring Megan Chenovick, Kim Giordano, Rob McPherson, Melissa Plagemann, Ksenia Popova & Charles Robert Stevens singing favorites by Donizetti, Rossini & Bellini.- Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- More Infohttp://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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This Weekend In South Seattle: Save Public Housing, Powerlift Columbia City, and Visit the House of Thee UnHoly Band

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Weekend

 

Saturday, October 25th

Fitness: Bull Stewart’s Columbia City Classic Powerlifting Competition from 9:00am to 4:00pm @ Southeast Seattle Senior Center: 4655 So Holly Street Avenue Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.sessc.org

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Community: Story Circle with Kathya Alexander readings at 10:00am and 11:00am Synopsis:Listen to Kathya Alexander share her personal stories of living through the Civil Rights Movement.  Go beyond the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with interactive storytelling that have children and adults fully engaged, captivated by her storytelling, and fully connected to her childhood experiences.  For some, this is their first experience meeting someone who lived through the Movement.  Listen to history come alive through a first-hand account of both great and fortuitous moments in our nation’s heritage @ The Seward Park Audubon Center :5902 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118  Cost: $4 More Info: http://www.sewardpark.auduboncenter.org

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Cooking: Vegetarian Making Tamale Cooking Classes at 10:00am @ El Centro De La Raza: 2524 16th Ave S Seattle 98144

 

Civics: The Fight to Save Public Housing: Stop SHA Rent Hikes. Speakers begin at 7:00pm @ New Freeway Hall: 5018 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 More Info: http://www.socialism.com

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Music: Ray Skejelbred’s New Orleans Quartet/ House of Thee UnHoly Band begins at 4:00pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Education:  CADMA Showcase begins at 5:00pm@ The Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska St Seattle 98118.  More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events/cadma-showcase/

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. From 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle. Ages 7 and Older. More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


Sunday, October 26th

Community: Lantern Making Workshops from 12:00pm to 3:00pm @ Full Tilt Ice Cream: 5041 Rainier Avenue South #105 Seattle, WA 98118

Music: Peter Mulvey  (Folk Music) begins at 8:00pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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“Taking Lessons From Chinatown International District”

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post

China TownPlease join the Rainier Beach Merchants Association for a very special event, Thursday, October 23rd at 4:30 pm (and an opportunity to check out the newly renovated Rainier Beach Community Club venue- 6038 S. Pilgrim St, Seattle 98118) – a discussion with community activist, author, and Rainier Beach resident “Uncle Bob” Santos, about preserving culture, avoiding displacement, and moving forward with economic growth in a positive, community-directed way – all extremely relevant to development in South Seattle today.

From Seattle Civil Rights and History Project:

Robert “Bob” Santos, is the most publicly recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/ International District (ID).

From 1972 to 1989, Santos served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (Inter*Im). In this position, he was a pivotal liaison between community activists, private businesses, and government agencies in developing and overseeing ID preservation plans. Through Santos’s leadership in the ID, he helped mentor a generation of young Asian activists in Seattle, earning him the nickname “Uncle Bob.”

Event space generously donated by Rainier Beach Community Club.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

More info at: http://www.rainierbeachmerchants.com/?p=2037

This Weekend In South Seattle: The Seattle Symphony Plays the Southend and Amy Yee Gets a New Sign

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Weekend

Saturday, October 18th

Community: Amy Yee Sign Unveiling and Harvest Party featuring City Fruit, Big Brothers Big Sister of Puget Sound and Councilmember Sally Clark from 10:00am – 1:00pm @ Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard 2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle 98144 More Info: http://www.cityfruit.org

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. From 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle. Ages 7 and Older. More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)

Music: Seattle Symphony Community Concert starts at 2:00pm @ Rainier Valley Cultural Center: 3515 South Alaska Street Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events/seattle-youth-symphony/

Film: Seed Arts Cinema presents Boy as part of the Fall Foreign Film Series begins at 6:00pm @ The Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118  More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events/fall-foreign-film-series-tahiti/

Music:  The Cumbieros begins at 9:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

Sunday, October 19th

Music: Dalava begins at 8:00pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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This Weekend In South Seattle: Rainier Beach Goes Home, Tahiti Comes to the Southend, and Dance Gets Subversive

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Weekend

Friday, October 10th

Movies: Opening of The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. showtimes at 12:15pm, 3:45pm, 7:30pm, and 10:30pm @ Arklodge Cinemas.  More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: Rainier Beach Homecoming with Pep Rally at 2:00pm, Parade at 2:15pm, Tailgating at 3:00pm, and Football Game at 5:00pm @Rainier Beach High School 8815 S Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA 98118

Community: VFW Meat Raffle from 4 to 7pm @ Skyway VFW Hall 7421 S. 126th St Seattle, WA 98178. More Info: email persimmon1859@gmail.com

Music:  Northwest Loop Fest begins at 6:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

Saturday, October 11th

Health: Cierra Sisters presents Families Coming Together: What Sisters Need To Know For Our Families Today from 10:00am to 3:00pm @ New Holly Gathering Center: 7054 32nd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.cierrasisters.org

Culture: Arts Gumbo: Music and Dance of the Islands from 6:00 – 9:00pm @ The Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118  More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events

Music:  Columbia City PARTY NIGHT begins at 9:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. From 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle. Ages 7 and Older. More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


Sunday, October 12th

Dance: Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society (All Dances are taught and no partner is necessary) Potluck begins at 6:00pm. Dance begins at 7:00pm @ The Garden House: 2336 15th Avenue South 98144  More Info: http://www.rockitspace.org

Music: Columbia City Beatwalk: Country Lips begins at 7:30pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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This Weekend In South Seattle: Birthday Time for the Collaboratory and “Bazaar” Backstreets

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

weekend

Friday, October 3rd

Movies: Opening of Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck showtimes 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm @The Ark Lodge 4816 Rainier Avenue South. More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: VFW Meat Raffle from 4 to 7pm @ Skyway VFW Hall 7421 S. 126th St Seattle, WA 98178. More Info: email persimmon1859@gmail.com

Community: Hillman City Collaboratory First Anniversary Party and Fundraiser beginning at 6:30pm @ The Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA. More Info: http://www.hillmancitycollaboratory.com

Music:  The Georgetown Orbits (Reggae) show begins at 8:30pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

Saturday, October 4th

Community: Tortilla Making Classes  begins at 11:00am @ El Centro De La Raza: 2524 16th Avenue South Seattle 98144. More Info: development@elcentrodelaraza.com

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. From 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle. Ages 7 and Older. More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)

Music:  Kristin Chambers (Soul) show begins at 9:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

 

Sunday, October 5th

Music: Backstreet Bazaar Community Hang begins at 6:00pm @ The Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA.  More Info: http://www.hillmancitycollaboratory.com

Music: Roosevelt High School Jazz Band show begins at 6:30pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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