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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Tiny Couch Concerts, Womxn Who Rock, Rahale B., and more!

by Emerald Staff

Fri., March 15th:

Hugo Literary Series: Benjamin Percy, Vanessa Hua, Keetje Kuipers, and SassyBlack

“Award-winning fiction writer Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Wilding); author and journalist Vanessa Hua, whose novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post and NPR’s ‘Best Books of 2018’ lists; and well-known local poet Keetje Kuipers, will read new work on the theme The Metamorphosis, inspired by the title of Franz Kafka’s much-loved absurdist novella.

“Space-age singer-songwriter SassyBlack — who has been featured by KEXP, Pitchfork, Afropunk, and others — will perform new songs to the same theme.”

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Hugo House — 1634 11th Ave
Cost: $25 GA / $12 Student

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE— Indigenous and Women of Color Rise, Utopian Blackness Family Portrait Day, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Mar. 8th:

TINY COUCH Concerts

TINY COUCH Concerts (rescheduled!)“Join us at Cypher Cafe inside Washington Hall 2019 weekly for our newest event series; #TinyCouchConcerts & #Cyphers. New Artists and Nationally Recognized Performers will stop by the #CypherCafe #CoffeeShop for an afternoon full of Surprise Guests, Short Interviews and Performances. THIS WEEK at #TinyCouchConcerts Series Episode 5 we will be interviewing Local Author / Founder of Seattle Urban Book ExpoJeffrey L Cheatham II. Stop by this Friday 3:30pm PST or Tune In via #CypherCafe #periscope & #instagram.” All Ages

Time: 3–6 PM
Where: Cypher Cafe — 153 14th ave
Cost: Free to attend

*Also tonight at Cypher Cafe: Legacy Fridays Open Mic Fridays Open Mic / Showcase Vol. 25 “Wellness Edition” (6 PM–12 AM).

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Totem Star Spring Open Mic, Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig, Filipinx History of Seattle, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Mar. 1st:

Totem Star Spring Open Mic at The Station

“Join Totem Star at The Station for our Spring Open Mic! This event runs from 8-10pm, right after The Station closes it’s normal hours. The party continues! This event is FREE / ALL AGES.

“If you haven’t already, visit The Station in Beacon Hill! It’s a dope place for the community to meet and serves delicious food & drink.”

*Also this weekend at The Station: Youth Speaks Open Mic + Writing Circle (Sun.)

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: The Station — 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—The Melanin Marketplace, Dance in the Moonlight: FOCS Parents’ Night Out, Sunday Night Blues, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Feb. 22nd:

RingSide’s Winter Show

“RINGSIDE IS BACK and it will be like nothing you’ve ever seen us do before. 2019 is going to be a year of growth and expression of art.

“We will have an open mic sign up each show, but if you’ve ever wanted to have a band back your work up as a poet or better still, have wanted to do some songs…we got you. You’ll have plenty of artists supporting you.

“4 Quarterly Show’s in 2019: Feb 22nd, May 31st, Aug 30th, Nov 29th

“Feb 22: Dj: Dj Rise; Hosts: Momma Nikki & Nikkita Oliver “KO,” Live House Band—Keys: Paul Stoot, Drums: Shacolby Shae Jenkins, Bass: DeAndre Enrico” All Ages until 10pm

Time: 8 PM, doors
Where: Red Lounge — 1212 E. Jefferson St
Cost: $5 cover (to pay the house band)

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—206 Zulu 15th Anniversary Weekend, Hard Love: Valentine’s Day, Brunch With Musang, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: Due to snow and weather conditions, some events may be delayed or rescheduled. Be sure to check individual host event pages for updates. 

Friday, Feb. 15th:

206 Zulu 15th Anniversary—THE HOMECOMING

This weekend-long event runs Fri–Sun at two locations (Washington Hall & the Crocodile). Musicians and other Performers include: Souls Of Mischief, New Track City, AtLas, CHAMEL, Beats to the Rhyme, NajeasBeats and DJ Luvva J Profresha, DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES, DJ Vitamin D, DJs DV One and Fever One, DJ Qbert, and Egyptian Lover. Guest speakers include: Supreme La Rock, Asia One, Popmaster Fabel, CROS1 of the Freestyle Session and Armory, Alien Ness: International Pres. MZK, Aaron Dixon, Nikkita Oliver, 179, Crayone, and Charms Won.

Activities include music and dance performances, dance workshops and battles, a free community dinner, artist talks, and more. See the event website for all the details.

Time: Event times vary
Where: 206 Zulu (Washington Hall) — 153 14th Ave
Cost: Event costs vary (some FREE!)

Tags: Anniversary Party, Conference, Workshops, Performances, DJ, Variety, All Ages

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Frederick Douglass Now, 3 Queens, Lazy Daisy Market, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Feb. 8th:

Roger Guenveur Smith—Frederick Douglass Now

“FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW is a one-man show inspired by the life and work of the self -liberated abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has edited Douglass’ classic 19th century texts into a jazz-infused narrative, bookended by original writing of Beckettian force to produce the kind of edgy, stylistic mash-up of which vital contemporary theater is made.

“Inspired by Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College, subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently directs his Performing History Workshop.”

This show runs three times this weekend with a matinee on Sunday. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $25 (+ fees) GA

Tags: Roger Guenveur Smith, Theater, Frederick Douglass, Jazz

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Women Of Wakanda, Civic Saturday, Lunar New Year Festivities, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Friday, Feb. 1st:

Franklin’s Lunar New Year Celebration

“Franklin’s Asian Student Association will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration in the Franklin Commons. Come enjoy delicious FOOD and exciting PERFORMANCES from all around Asia! There will also be a fantastic FASHION SHOW! All Franklin family and friends are welcome! Prices: $6 with ASB, $8 without ASB, $10 adults. Tickets will be sold at the door and doors close at 6:45.”

Editor’s note: There’s also a Lunar New Year Celebration at Wing Luke Museum on Sat., 2/2. See their event page here

Time: 6–7:30 PM
Where: Franklin High School — 3013 S Mount Baker Blvd
Cost: $6–10

Tags: Lunar New Year, Community, Youth, Family-Friendly

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Chris LeVaughn, Cafe Red January Hip-Hop Showcase, Story Time with Laila Taji, and more!

by Emerald Staff  

Friday, Jan. 25th:

Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno w/ Tomo Nakayama

“VIVIAN LEVA & RILEY CALCAGNO
Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they’re often found sitting knee to knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country. ‘Time is Everything.’

TOMO NAKAYAMA
Named “Best Folk Act 2017   by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity, Tomo’s songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Jeff Buckley. ‘Pieces of Sky.’”

Time: 7 PM, doors
Where: Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $12 adv. / $15 DOS ($10 students w/ ID, door only)

Tags: Live Music, Music Venue, Food

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Django’s Birthday, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s March, Plus MLK Jr. Day!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 18th:

TBD feat. Mt Eden

“STAGE Seattle, FW Events, Bass Therapy, and Safe Escape Events present: TBD… a genre-less weekly event series. Featuring: Mt Eden. Presale tickets: https://e.sparxo.com/mteden.

“Stage features a brand new full LED lighting display, festival quality Turbosound system, multiple rooms, Seattle’s best DJs, Seattle’s top VIP experience & more.”

Time: 10 PM–2 AM
Where: STAGE Seattle — 172 S. Washington St
Cost: $10–20

Tags: DJ, Dancing, 21+

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—State of Africatown 2019, Asian Market Tour & Thai Cooking Class, Quinn DeVeaux, and more!

by Emerald Staff 

Friday, Jan. 11th:

B by Guillermo Calderón

“Washington Ensemble Theatre presents the North American Premiere of B, By Guillermo Calderón; Translated by William Gregory; Directed by Jay O’Leary

“Anarchists Alejandra and Marcela are searching for a way to voice their political beliefs and prove their dedication to the cause. When they meet disillusioned bomb maker Jose, he agrees to teach them all he knows. With their motives and devotion for non-violent anti-capitalist anarchy put to the test, Alejandra and Marcela must decide how far the are willing to go and what they are willing to give up to speak their minds. Guillermo Calderón’s tightly-wound surrealist play hashes out the complicated and irrational nature of violence, terrorism, and activism.

“CAST: Sophie Franco* as Alejandra, Craig Peterson as Jose Miguel, Shermona Mitchell as Carmen, Klarissa Marie Robles as Marcela. *Member of Washington Ensemble Theatre.” Editor’s note: Opening night (Fri.!) is SOLD OUT. But there are many upcoming show dates.

Time: 7:30 PM
Where: 12th Avenue Arts — 1620 12th Ave
Cost: $15–25

Tags: Theater

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