Category Archives: Music

Duffy Bishop Headlines The 6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival

by Gus Marshall

A sign reading “standing room only” greeted people entering The Royal Room Aug. 11. That night, The Duffy Bishop Band, a tight-knit rhythm and blues band fronted by the vivacious vocalist, Duffy Bishop, headlined The 6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Duwamish River Fest, Pear-a-dise, Boogie Up the Block, and more!

Friday, Aug. 17th:

Soul Line Dance Classes and Party

“Soul line dancing is one of the most fun one can do as a single person or with a group. The Royal Esquire Club and Ms. Anna have teamed up to help you become proficient with line dancing then show off your new moves at the party on Friday nights. For $10.00 you can learn new dances and be able to line it up and party like a RocStar.”
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: Royal Esquire Club—5016 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $10

Tags: Dancing, Music, Soul

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The nu Trio Pursues The Unknown

by Gus Marshall

The nu Trio displayed a vibrant performance to an engaged Royal Room audience August 4th. The nu Trio is an avant-garde jazz outfit that plays sincere cerebral jazz with an abundance of spirit. Consisting of Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks, and Brian Kirk, together they balance impeccable taste and talent in an effort to pursue the vast sonic unknown.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Rainier Valley Heritage & Othello Int’l Festival, Columbia City Beatwalk, Art Interruptions, and more!

Friday, Aug. 10th:

Wonder Woman at Skyway Outdoor Cinema

“The pre-show gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here by 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand. Movie starts at 9pm with a Blu-ray DVD prize drawing to follow.”
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12702 Renton Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

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Erin Rae Finds Her Voice in Columbia City’s Open Mic Scene

by Jacob Uitti

Like guerrilla outposts packed with tallboy Rainier cans and old guitar cases, the venues invite people out of  their apartments to fill small rooms and play at open mics across Seattle. In Fremont, Mo’ Jam hosts weekly improvised group jams. In Capitol Hill, Capitol Cider hosts regular open mics in its basement. In Ballard, Conor Byrne has long kept its open mic going. In Wallingford, the Seamonster is an oasis for jams. And in  Columbia City, the community has turned the open mic into an art form.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Umoja Fest, Cafe Red 1-Year Anniversary Party, Break Dancing for Kids, and more!

Friday, Aug. 3rd:

Coco at Skyway Outdoor Cinema

“The pre-show gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here by 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand. Movie starts at 9pm with a Blu-ray DVD prize drawing to follow.”
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12702 Renton Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Cost: FREE

Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Othello Block Party, Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival, An Afternoon in Ghana, and more!

Friday, July 27th:

Teen Book Club

“Meet other avid readers and discuss your favorite books! We do not assign the books you read, each teen gets to choose a book they are excited about to bring to each meeting. Talk about what we liked and absolutely did not like about our choices. Every book club member will win a free book to keep, and one lucky member will leave the meeting with a book autographed by the author! Meets the last Friday of every month.”
Time: 4–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Cost: FREE

Tags: Youth, Literary

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