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This Weekend in South Seattle: Back 2 School Bash, Columbia City Blues Festival, Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and Morningstar Cafe

Friday, August 19th

Movies: Florence Foster JenkinsDetails: This film tells the inspirational true story of a New York heiress, Florence, who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.Showings:1:30pm (Sat), 4:15pm, 7:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Back 2 School Bash, Columbia City Blues Festival, Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and Morningstar Cafe

Guide to the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival Weekend

by Antonio Foster

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.
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Natasha Marin Brings an Army to the Troll Fight

Natasha Marin
Natasha Marin

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

“Day of Play” is a South Seattle Smorgasbord

by Robin Boland

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

This Weekend in South Seattle: Skyway Outdoor Cinema, Umoja Fest, and Campaign for More Rain

Friday, August 5th

Movies: Opening: Suicide SquadDetails: 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 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Skyway Outdoor Cinema, Umoja Fest, and Campaign for More Rain

This Weekend In South Seattle: Tin Umbrella Turns 3, King County Ballot Party,

Saturday, July 30th

Movies: Opening Weekend: Jason BourneDetails: The next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.– Showings:1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Tin Umbrella Turns 3, King County Ballot Party,

This Weekend in South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Love Train Play Street, and Morningstar Cafe

Saturday, July 16th

Movies: Opening Weekend: GhostbustersDetails: Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!.– Showings:1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Love Train Play Street, and Morningstar Cafe