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This Weekend In South Seattle: Party Like You Ain’t Working on Monday

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, August 29th

Movies: Opening of A Most Wanted Man starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, showtimes 1:00 pm, 3:30pm , 7:00pm and 9:45pm @ Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118. 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

Music: Ranger and The “Re-Arrangers” (Gypsy Jazz Band) begins at 8:30pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, August 30th

Volunteering:  Learning Kitchen Work Party  from 10:00am to 2:00pm @ The Hillman City Collabortory 5623 Rainier Avenue South More Info: hillmancitycollabortory@gmail.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)

Movies: Movie Night in the Garden  featuring the Jungle Book and the Terminator. Movies go from 7:30pm to Midnight @The Hillman City Collabortory 5623 Rainier Avenue South More Info: hillmancitycollabortory@gmail.com

 

Sunday, August 31st

Music: I Ain’t Working Tomorrow Pre-Labor Day Funk Party (Featuring Spice Rack) Show gets underway at 8:00pm and features Happy Hour food and drink prices all night @ 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: Festivals Galore!

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, August 22nd

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: Skyway Outdoor Cinema. Pre-Show Entertainment and Prize Wheel starts at 8:00pm, A showing of Frozen follows at 9:00pm @ 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178 (Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot). More Info: Facebook.com/SkywayOutdoorCinema

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

 

Saturday, August 23rd

Community: Rainier Beach High School Work Party (Picking up litter and Improving trees) from 9:00am – 12:00pm @S Henderson Street and 53rd Avenue South. More Info: http://www.seattle.gov/trees

Community:  Westhill End of Summer Festival (includes Alajawan Brown’s Back to School Supply Giveaway, Fire Fighter Fitness Challenge for Kids, and Bike Helmet Fittings) from 10:00am to 2:00pm @ 76th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, (King County Fire Station #20) More Info: persimmon1859@gmail.com

Health & Community: New Holly Family Fun Festival & Health Fair from 11:00am to 3:00pm @7054 32nd Avenue  South Seattle (New Holly Campus)

Community: Rainier Court Community Festival from 12:00pm – 4:0pm, followed by Summer Streets Part at 1:30pm @ Rainier Avenue and 33rd Avenue South. More Info: http://www.RainierCourtFestival.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: Beacon Rocks (Outdoor Concert)  begins at 1:00pm @ Beacon Ave S & S Lander Street 98144 More Info: rockitspace@gmail.com

 

Sunday, August 24th

Music: The Seattle Piano Players begins at 7:00pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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Our Guide to The Seattle Summer Streets Party and Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

South Seattle’s streets will be sizzling this weekend, but it has absolutely nothing to do with the blistering summer temperatures as this Saturday kicks off the joint celebration of the 6th Annual Seattle Summer Streets Party and 22nd annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade.

Rainier Avenue South will be closed starting at 10:00am tomorrow as festivities commence at noon on the avenue -from S Alaska to S Brandon St- with a parade that features as wide an array of entrants as you would expect to be unearthed from South Seattle’s overflowing chalice of diversity – which include dancers, marching bands, elaborately costumed entertainers, and one of a kind floats that must be seen to be believed.

Immediately after the parade’s conclusion, event goers will be treated to the Summer Streets party that will commandeer more than 5 blocks of Summer StreetsRainier Avenue, and which promises to be the biggest extravaganza that South Seattle residents have been privy to. To quote event organizer Susan Davis: “Over the last five years the parade and street party have grown exponentially! We keep raising the bar year after year and exceeding expectations!”

Featuring a beer garden, contestants vying for the crown of Rainier Valley’s Best BBQ, young and old alike disregarding all practical dieting advice so they can stuff their stomachs with whole pies in the span of a few minutes, and a DJ booth spinning tunes throughout the day to keep everyone energized,  the event is expected to attract over 5000 parade goers this year, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. With all eyes in the 206 area code (that aren’t blood shoot from a center other festival going on this weekend) gazing on the south end this weekend, we provide you with a guide to the celebrations various activities.

 

Parade: The theme for this year’s parade is Heritage and will feature participants with pageantry and costumes that harken back to the Rainier Valley’s storied history. Judges will keep a watchful eye as they vote for the entrants who best captures the area’s deep seated roots. Between: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Re-Imagining Your Streets Activities: With the obvious attention that has been given to public safety concerns in recent weeks, there will be several events that attendees can participate in throughout the Street Party that will provide an opportunity for south end residents to envision what they would ideally love to see the community become one day soon.

Bicycling & B!kecitement Street: Rainier Avenue will get a temporary makeover as pop-up bike lanes will be stretched along the avenue allowing bicycle enthusiasts a period of nirvana as they get to glimpse what a cycle friendly road just might some day look like.

Beer Garden: There is a designated swath of land called the “garden”. There is beer there. The latter is served at the former all day long. There are no more words that need be written. (Well okay, here’s the location: Behind the Royal Room and Royal Esquire Club just off Hudson Street.)

BBQ Contest: Everyone who has ever muttered that Texas has the best barbecue has done so only because they have never once ventured into South Seattle. With barbeque in this area ranking somewhere between coffee and religion, amateurs will compete against each other in a no-holds, bare knuckled, sauce-bath contest for the taste buds of south end residents. When this is over, only one hickory splattered contestant will be able to lay claim to having the best BBQ in the Rainier Valley.

Art in the Alley: Absolutely no event is complete without some sense of refinement, and this one is no exception as the Columbia City Gallery exposes works of local area artisans to the masses in the alley ways of Rainier Avenue. Event goers will be treated to original artistic productions and will be able to return home feeling like a member of high society. Warning: The Gallery takes no responsibility for those who begin wearing a monocle after the event is over.

Pie Eating Contest: Diets were made to be broken, and what better place to lose count of calories than at a pie eating contest. Open to anyone who attends, this contest dares you not to woof down as much insulin spiking, crusted cake as possible during a given time span. Only those free of cavities and who happen to have a stomach that won’t quit need apply!

Chess Tables: As we’re apparently still searching for Bobby Fisher, there will be plenty of chess tables placed throughout Rainier Avenue, so that anyone looking to become the next grand master can try their hand at high stakes chess. No one leaves the table until the King falls! Location: Between Ferdinand and Hudson. Note: There will be instructors stationed at each table to teach newbies how to play.

 

After Party Festivities: Because the party isn’t over, until it’s over!!!

Blues Fest: Actually kicking off a day before the party officially gets underway, the Columbia City Blues Festival welcomes an assortment of local and national talent who will be channeling the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rogers. A delight for area audiophiles. Runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at The Royal Room.

Cinema Under the Stars: The day finishes up with a movie that has countless stars attached to it (not the botox infused ones, but the actual balls of flaming gas kind). Columbia Park will undergo a metamorphosis into an open air movie theater for one night as it presents a viewing of the Fantastic Mr. Fox. The movie will begin at 7:00pm.

 

This Weekend In South Seattle: Summer Streets Extravaganza, Inaugural Golf Tourney and Columbia City Gets the Blues

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, August 15th

Sports: Seed First Annual Golf Tournament begins at 8:00am @ Jefferson Park Golf Club 4101 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. More Info: Tournament Director Brian Remington, Email: brian@golfcorpsolutions.com, phone: 206-762-4513

Movies: Opening of Boyhood, showtimes 12:00 pm, 3:00pm and 7:30pm @ Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118. More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Music: Up- Beat Girls Jazz Camp Performance begins at 2:00pm @ The Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org

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

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Present Amandla! A Revolution in 4 Part Harmony. The Garden House 2336 15th Avenue South Seattle 98144.  More Info: Christina Olson phone: 206-762-1026

Community: Skyway Outdoor Cinema. Pre-Show Entertainment and Prize Wheel starts at 8:00pm, A showing of Gravity follows at 9:00pm @ 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178 (Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot). More Info: Facebook.com/SkywayOutdoorCinema

Music: Second Annual Columbia City Blues Festival (Featuring Reggie Garrett and The Paul Green Band) begins at 8:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, August 16th

Contest: Third Annual Rainier Valley BBQ Contest from 6:00am – 3:00pm @The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118. Entree Fee: $20. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Volunteering:  Beacon Hill Volunteer Work Party begins at 9:00am @2424 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144

Sports: 30th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim starts at 9:00am @Andrews Bay on Lake Washington 5898 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: Kelsey Smith (206)-684-4766

Parade: Seattle Summer Streets Party and Rainier Valley Heritage Parade. Parade goes from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, followed by Summer Streets Part at 1:30pm @ Rainier Avenue (Between S Alaska and S Brandon Street). More Info: http://www.rainierchamber.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)

Movies: Cinema Under the Stars presents the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie begins at 7:00pm @Columbia Park 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org

Music: Second Annual Columbia City Blues Festival  Day 2 (Featuring Orville Johnson) begins at 9:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: $8/$10 More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Sunday, August 17th

Sports: Iron Girl Seattle Women’s Triathlon starts at 6:45am @ Genesse Park 4316 S Genesse St, Seattle, WA 98118 More Info: Katie Sousa email: katie.sousa@ironman.com

Community: Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival from 12:00pm – 6:00pm @ Othello Park 4219 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118   More Info: http://othellopark.org/2014-festival

Music: Second Annual Columbia City Blues Festival  Day 3 (Featuring Crack Sunday) Family Show begins at 6:30pm, Late Show (“The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix”) begins at @ 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: Back to School Bash, Beatwalk and Science of “Female Happiness”

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, August 8th

Movies: Opening of The Hundred Foot Journey, showtimes 11:00 am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm,  and 7:30pm @ Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118. 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

Youth: SYEP Open House from 4:00pm-7:00pm @Rainier Vista Neighborhood House 4410 29th Avenue S. Seattle 98108. More Info: 206-386-1375

Community: Mt.Baker Park Play Area Renovation Public Meeting #2. Meeting starts at 6:30pm @ Mt.Baker Community Clubhouse 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive South, Seattle 98144

Movie: Showing of Orgasm, Inc. The Strange Science of Female Pleasure. Movie begins at 7:00pm @New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle 98118

Community: Skyway Outdoor Cinema. Pre-Show Entertainment and Prize Wheel starts at 8:00pm, A showing of The Lego Movie follows at 9:00pm @ 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178 (Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot). More Info: Facebook.com/SkywayOutdoorCinema

Music: The Westerlies CD Release Party show starts at 7:30pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: $20 More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, August 9th

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)

Community: Rainier Beach Back to School Bash begins at 12:00pm @ The Plaza at Rainier and Henderson. More Info: rainierbeachneighborhood@hotmail.com

 

Sunday, August 10th

Music: Columbia City Beatwalk: The Jefferson Rose Band @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 981178. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

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What’s Happening in South Seattle The Weekend of August 1st- August 3rd

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, August 1st

Movies: Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, showtimes 11:00 am, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm and 9:45pm @ Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118. More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Dance:  Get Your Groove On: Dance to the Godfather of Soul, celebrating the release of the movie Get On Up. Dance party starts at 6:30pm followed by a showing of the movie at 7:30pm @Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118. 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: Inaugural Night of Skyway Outdoor Cinema. Pre-Show Entertainment and Prize Wheel starts at 8:00pm, A showing of Despicable Me 2 follows at 9:00pm @ 12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178 (Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot). More Info: Facebook.com/SkywayOutdoorCinema

Music: Jaggery/Moraine/Bone Cave Ballet (Hard Rock and Avant-Pop) show starts at 9:30pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, August 2nd

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)

ArtSeedArts Studios Open House, viewing of Artist Studios and Creative Enterprise Work Spaces from 1:00 – 5:00pm @ 5617 Rainier Avenue S Seattle, WA 98118 (The Collaboratory). More Info: Call Angielena at 206-349-6480 or email SEEDArtsStudios@gmail.com

 

Sunday, August 3rd

Community: Brunch at the Beachcomber from 10:00am to 12:30pm @ Beachcomber  12623 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178. More Info: (206) 772-5183

Music: Anokye Agofamna/Kudjo (World Music) performance starts at 9:00pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 981178. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

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What’s Happening in South Seattle The Weekend of July 25th- July 27th

WeekendEvents this weekend in the South Seattle area

 

Friday, July 25th

Movies: Opening of Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson, showtimes 11:00 am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm and 9:15pm @ Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle , WA 98118. 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

Music: Mohammad Shaibus Soyaya show starts at 8:30pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118. Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

Saturday, July 26th

Community: Rainier Beach Sound Transit Center Work Party from 09:00am to 12:00pm @ Meet at the NE corner of MLK Way and S Henderson St . More Info: http://www.seattle.gov/trees

Art: Blue Art Exhibition (work reflects many connotations of the word “blue”) Showing from 10:00am – 6:00pm @ The Columbia City Gallery:4864 Rainier Avenue South. More Info: http://www.columbiacitygallery.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)

Sports: The Emerald City Youth Athletic Association Youth Football Conditioning Camp from 1:00pm – 3:00pm @ Van Asselt Elementary School: 8311 Bacon Avenue South Seattle. Ages 6-14 (Boys and Girls) Cost: Free. More Info:  Coach Dustin (206) 377-9878

Culture: Malam Budaya: A Cultural Night of Indonesian Dance, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm @Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: 104 17th Avenue South. More Info: http://www.seattleindonesiandance.com


Sunday, July  27th

Community: Brunch at the Beachcomber from 10:00am to 12:30pm @ Beachcomber  12623 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178. More Info: (206) 772-5183

Music: The Bobs doors open at 5:00pm (early show), and at 9:00pm (late show) @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 981178. Cost: $17 advance/ $20 at the door. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

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