South Seattle’s 24th annual extravaganza known as the Rainer Valley Heritage Parade & Festival kicks off this Saturday. This year, the Rainier Chamber is partnering with Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play and SDOT’s Summer Parkways; turning the whole Valley into huge party of home grown entertainment, athletics, games, food, music and fun. Continue reading Guide to the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival Weekend→
Unless you have been living under some sort of social media blackout for the past couple of weeks you probably already know about local artist Natasha Marin’s project, “Reparations,” which has been getting a lot of media attention, from The Stranger to the Los Angeles Times, to The Guardian in the UK, and Art Forum.
The project began experimentally, as an event on Facebook, to which Ms. Marin invited people from her wide network of connections. Very quickly the number of people wanting to get involved grew, the project outgrew its medium, and she evolved the concept into a website. The best way to define the project is in its creator’s own words, from the Reparations website: Continue reading Natasha Marin Brings an Army to the Troll Fight→
This coming Saturday, August 13th, South Seattle will be jam packed with community building festivals, parades and events. The Seattle Parks Department, in conjunction with the Seattle Summer Parkways Program and the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, are hosting a ‘Big Day of Play’ at the Rainier Community Center and Playfield (4600 38th Ave S.). The event is presented by the Seattle Park’s “Get Moving” initiative, a Seattle Parks and Recreation grant intended to support local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups. The goal of the initiative is to offer engaging and culturally relevant events that increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities.Continue reading “Day of Play” is a South Seattle Smorgasbord→
Movies: Opening: Suicide Squad– Details: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?– Showings:1:30pm (Sat), 4:30pm, 7:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – MoreInfo:http://www.arklodgecinemas.comContinue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Skyway Outdoor Cinema, Umoja Fest, and Campaign for More Rain→