What’s happening, South Seattle? Here’s what you told us about:

(Submit an event for inclusion on this page here!)

Bicycle Trivia Night feat. Andy Hampsten, Jennie Reed, Heidi Franz, and Nelson Vails

Thurs., Jan. 21 — 5:30 p.m.

From the host: Join Bike Works … for a for a night of bicycle trivia! Guest panelists include professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 1988 Giro d’Italia, Andy Hampsten, World and U.S. champion track cyclist and Olympian Jennie Reed, Pro cyclist for the UCI Continental Team Rally Cycling, Heidi Franz, and retired road and track cyclist and Olympian Nelson Vails! Compete for some incredible prizes, while building your cycling knowledge and networks while you’re at it. Sliding-scale tickets proceeds support our youth & community programs.

Learn more and get tickets for this event on the Bike Works website.

Raven Chronicles Presents “Take A Stand: Art Against Hate

Thurs., Jan. 21 — 7–8:30 p.m.

From the host (Seattle Public Library): Join us to hear contributors from the anthology Take A Stand, Art Against Hate read their work and work by other authors.

With over 170 contributors, including Jericho Brown, Lucille Clifton, Marge Piercy, and Danez Smith, Take a Stand features poetry, artwork, essays, and fiction that confront past and ongoing injustices and offer visions of positive change. Tonight’s readers will include Anna Bálint, Tess Gallagher, Lawrence Matsuda, Tiffany Midge, Shankar Narayan, henry 7 reneau, jr., and Penina Ava Taesali.

Register at

TCS Banner designed by TVP partners (source: KCLS website).

Teen Creative Society – Meet and Sketch with Vikram Madan

Wed., Jan. 27 — 4–5 p.m.

Ages 12–18

Supplies needed: Blank paper of any type, and something to write with.

From the host (King Co. Library System): Meet Seattle artist and author Vikram Madan! Ask questions about his pop-surrealist paintings, illustrations, and humorous books of poetry. Have a piece of your own art ready to share. Draw along with Vikram as he explains how to create and sketch characters and keep them consistent even with a new expression.

Register for this event on the KCLS website. Also check out Nerd Culture Club: Adult Comic Book Discussion on Tues., Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. *For ages 17 and up, but teenagers can attend with parent/guardian permission.

Join KCLS for Nerd Culture Club to discuss the second volume of The Old Guard series. Book available to on library database, hoopla.

Tai Chi for Joints

Sat., Jan. 23 — 9:30–11:30 a.m.

From the host: Do you have joint pain? Does the pain get worse when it is cold and wet? Wherever the pain is, it is most likely the result of blocked energy in your joint possibly from prior injury, repetitive motion or overuse. The best way to release the blocked energy and alleviate join pain is through energy movement. Tai Chi practice becomes the best way to combat joint pain by improving energy circulation and help heal and strengthen the muscles around the joint.

Meet us Online: Join us online to experience energy flow to lessen the joint pain and feel more centered and calmer. The tuition is $25. Register [on the event website] and you will receive the Zoom login information.

Additional info: This event is suitable for all ages.

Exhibit: To Survive on This Shore

To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews With Transgender
and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Jan. 14–April 15 2021

From the host: PCNW is pleased to present To Survive on This Shorea new photographic exhibition on view January 14–April 15, 2021. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between Jess T. Dugan, photographer, and Vanessa Fabbre, social worker and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, whose research focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and aging.

The PCNW gallery is open by appointment for groups of ten or less and masks must be worn at all times when in the gallery. Please call (206) 720-7222 during our current business hours (Sunday 12–6 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 12:30–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday CLOSED) or email to make an appointment.

(Image: STEM Global)

STEM Global Educator Workshop (Virtual)

Sat., Jan. 30 — 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m.

From the host: Calling all teachers! Join fellow STEM educators for Washington Global Health Alliance’s virtual STEM Global Educator Workshop. This brand-new interactive workshop is designed to give teachers free COVID-19-centered activities and curriculum resources to integrate into their virtual classrooms.

Note: Activities are tailored for high school curriculum standards.

This event is free. Learn more and register here.

Reading Through It Book Club — One Person, No Vote

Wed., Feb. 3 — 7–8 p.m.

Join the Third Place Books and the South Seattle Emerald on Wednesday, February 3 to discuss One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson. You can purchase a copy of the book on the Third Place Books website. All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% at the Seward Park location for the month prior to the book club meeting. To be eligible for the book club discount, select “Curbside Pickup at Seward Park” on the website, or make your purchase over the phone (206-474-2200) or in our Seward Park store.

All are welcome and no purchase required. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of the South South Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report, will lead the conversation.

View the Reading Through it Book Club February Facebook event to RSVP and for more info.

Submit an event for inclusion on this page here.


39th Annual Seattle MLK Jr. Day — Good Trouble Necessary Trouble

Jan. 12–18

From the host: Seattle’s MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition has mobilized for social justice every year for almost four decades, and this year is no exception. The Coalition comprises grassroots, labor, business, People of Color, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region.

The difference is this year the workshops will be online and spread over several days (Tuesday, January 12–Saturday, January 16), instead of the traditional MLK morning in classrooms at Garfield High. And the workshops this year are including some national figures, as Zoom makes that easy. But you do have to sign up in advance.

Workshops are described [on the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition website].

Additional info: The usual MLK Jr. Day march will be held on Mon., Jan 18 and begins at Noon at Garfield High. Learn more about the full list of events on the event website.

LUSIO Lights Pioneer Square

Daily through Jan. 15 — 4:30 p.m.–12 a.m.

LUSIO Lights Pioneer Square invites you to take a COVID-safe, self-guided tour of an array of lighted art installations in gallery and other storefront windows and outdoor public spaces across the historic downtown Seattle neighborhood. If you haven’t had a chance to take the tour yet, there’s still time! This 45-day light art installation runs until Jan. 15.

From the host: Please remember to mask up and stay socially distant from those outside of your household! Map, artist roster, and more information at and

OBCC Town Hall

Sat., Jan. 16 — 3 p.m.

From the host (Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic): Dr. Ben Danielson recently stepped down as Medical Director of OBCC, citing along history of inequity and racism at Seattle Children’s. He inspired a call to action to dismantle racism throughout medicine. OBCC remains committed to Dr. Blanche LaVizzo’s mission to provide Quality Care with Dignity. Please join us virtually over MLK Day weekend to discuss your questions, concerns, and vision for our future as a community.

Additional info: RSVP for this event via this web form (available in English, Spanish, and Somali) .

Reading Through It Book Club — We Will Not Cancel Us

Wed., Jan. 6 — 7–8 p.m.

Join Third Place Books and The South Seattle Emerald on Wednesday, January 6 to discuss “We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice” by adrienne maree brown. You can purchase a copy of the book here. All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% at Third Place Books (Seward Park location) for the month prior to the book club meeting. To be eligible for the book club discount, select “Curbside Pickup at Seward Park” on the website, or make your purchase over the phone (206-474-2200) or in the Seward Park store.

Joining us this month will be Jini Palmer, host of Town Hall Seattle’s “In The Moment” podcast.

All are welcome and no purchase is required. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of The South South Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report, will lead the conversation.

View the Facebook event.

Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve

Thurs., Dec. 31 — 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of a new year with the Seattle Aquarium’s Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve! Gather the family to enjoy the full New Year’s eve experience without staying up past bedtime. Join us at 11:40 a.m. on December 31 (pre-show starts at 11:30 a.m., Pacific time) for this free virtual event featuring music from Mikey the Rad Scientist, a dance party, fun facts about how the animals in our care are spending the holiday, a count down at noon and more. Reserve your spot today!

Longest Night: Solstice Ceremony 2020

Mon., Dec. 21 — 7–11:59 p.m. (6:30 doors)

From the hosts: This Winter Solstice, Northwest Film Forum, Holocene (Portland), REDEFINE magazine, Pink Noise (PDX), Crash Symbols Records & Seattle Documentary Association join forces to present five virtual rooms filled with music, movement, films, and meditation.

Enter a waking dream as Northwest Film Forum’s virtual space is transformed in celebration of the longest night of 2020. Full of ambient electronic music, live performances, guided movement, wellness activities, participatory rituals, and countless inventions culled from subconscious states, LONGEST NIGHT is a communally-minded, staff-invented, season-inspired Solstice party that brings light to the liminal space of the year’s darkest day.

Get all the details on the Northwest Film Forum website.

Peace Peloton Holiday Market

Sat., Dec. 19 (Noon to 7 p.m.) & Sun., Dec. 20 (Noon to 5 p.m.)

From the host: Peace Peloton’s Holiday Market is a safe, fun, and easy way for shoppers and makers to come together in support of economic reform for Black people.

Saturday’s event begins at The Patio in Columbia City at the corner of S. Ferdinand St and Rainier Ave S.. Sunday’s event begins at Tougo Cofee at 860 E. Yesler Wy. Learn more at

Rainier Beach Arts & Crafts Market

Holiday gifts by artists in your very own neighborhood!

Dec. 5–20

Purchase gifts from hyper-local artisans from Dec. 5 to Dec. 20 online via the Rainier Beach Arts & Crafts Market. Learn about local artists and makers in the Rainier Beach Community Club’s marketplace directory, which features entrepreneurs in the following categories: Aromatherapy, Artisan Goods, Ceramics, Fabric, Glass, Jewelry, Literature, Mixed (ceramics, artisan foods), Natural Products, Photography, and Visual Arts. All sales and order fulfillment should be coordinated directly with the artists and not with Rainier Beach Community Club. Information for each artist/maker is available in the online marketplace.

Shop now!

Dance for Healing 2 — Find freedom, beauty and celebration in life’s struggles

Joy is strength! Heal body, mind, and soul with the power of dance in your own home with master teacher Dora Oliveira!

Nov. 28, Dec. 5, & Dec. 19

From the host: In this 3-class series, you will learn the basic movements of Jongo, Funky Kizomba, and Samba Reggae. These accessible classes are made possible by the COVID Community Healing Grant from
Seattle Parks Department. We invite people of all levels and abilities to enjoy the strength, energy, and relaxation that comes from dance.
Each week our community will focus on a different dance form that has evolved through the years as people have passed on the traditions, while also breathing new life into them for each generation. Enjoy the class on its own, or go deeper with journal prompts, readings, and links to
help you understand the roots of the dance and savor its fruits: celebration, gratitude, and personal and community liberation.

Sign up here to have 3 weeks of joyful, powerful, accessible
dance classes to be delivered to your inbox! Classes and learning materials will be sent via email [on class days] .

Learn more:

Beacon Business Alliance Networking Happy Hour

Mon., Dec. 14 — 4:30–6 p.m.

From the host: Are you ready for our upcoming Networking Happy Hour this Monday?

Spread some holiday cheer with your local business community and get a look at the soon-to-come update of Essential SE Seattle.

Join via Zoom:

Rainier Beach Town Hall Meeting

Wed., Dec. 9 — 6–7:30 p.m.

From the host (Rainier Beach Action Coalition): Food Justice & Public Safety — Join us for a virtual Town Hall when we connect with the community to discuss RBAC’s Food Justice and Public Safety initiatives. We will recognize our local Unsung Heroes who have been in service to the community by developing programs to keep R.B. residents with food security challenges fed during COVID-19. There will also be a focus on RBAC’s efforts as we work towards developing the Food Innovation Center and District. Local artists will entertain, enlighten, and delight us so come one, come all and share in our joy as we say goodbye to 2020 and look to the future and brighter days as we celebrate our resilient community!

Join the meeting (beginning at 6 p.m.) here.

Black Action Coalition Weekly March

Fri., Dec. 11 — 5–8 p.m. (Seattle Central College)

From the host: We rally at 5 p.m. and march at 6 p.m. every Friday from Broadway and Pine. We are led by Black and Indigenous organizers. We march to bring awareness to the systemic and societal oppression of Black and Indigenous people. #BlackLivesMatter #SeattleProtests

Our Demands:
1) Hold the police accountable
2) Reallocate the SPD budget
3) Stop criminalizing youth
4) Actually protect and serve everyone
5) Protect, not attack, our right to protest
Details at:
Venmo: @bac-2020

Community Food Giveaway

Sat., Dec. 12 — 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

810 23rd Avenue

From the hosts: Community Food Giveaway (Rain or Shine) — Socially-Distanced Outdoors Space. Right on 23rd just north of Columbia in Seattle’s Central District. Bring your own bags and Pick your own product: Meat, Produce, Breads, Dairy. Brought to you by and GOD IS.

Facebook event

Ethnic Heritage Council Roundtable

Sun., Dec. 6 — 2–4 p.m.

From the host: Bring your favorite holiday snacks and drinks to this gathering and enjoy brief presentations on winter celebrations from representatives of seven communities: Afghan, African American, Filipino, Hungarian, Jewish, Norwegian, and Uzbek. We’ll give you a chance, too, to tell us something about your own traditions and celebrations.

RSVP here.

Black Futures with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham!

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? 

Wed., Dec. 2 — 7:30 p.m.

From the host: Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together a new collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—in Black Futures, which tells the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. Drew and Wortham will join Seattle Arts and Lectures for a pre-recorded, online-only event on Wednesday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. (PST), co-presented with the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum).

Black Futures presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every reader. 

Ticketing and other info:

Reading Through It Book Club — The Truths We Hold

Wed., Dec. 2 — 7–8 p.m.

Join Third Place Books and The South Seattle Emerald on Wednesday, December 2 to discuss “The Truths We Hold,” by Kamala Harris. You can purchase a copy of the book here. All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% at Third Place Books (Seward Park location) for the month prior to the book club meeting. To be eligible for the book club discount, select “Curbside Pickup at Seward Park” on the website, or make your purchase over the phone (206-474-2200) or in the Seward Park store.

All are welcome and no purchase is required. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of The South South Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report, will lead the conversation.

Holiday Open Mic at Music Works

Wed., Dec. 2 — 7–8 p.m.

Open Mic at Music Works takes place the first Wednesday of every month. December’s event is a special Holiday Open Mic. Join online on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Serenity (Virtual) Yoga Retreat

Sat., Dec. 5 — 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

If Multiple Event Dates, Please List:

From the host (Dee Williams): Serenity Yoga Retreat — A virtual yoga retreat to close out the end of 2020 with grace, gratitude and generosity. No prior experience with yoga required.

Cost: $75 (Contact host for a $25–off discount code for use at checkout!)

Sign up here.

Virtual Bunka no Hi Japanese Culture Festival

New videos premiering every Sunday during the month of November via Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington

Sundays @ Noon Throughout Nov.

From the host: Bunka no Hi is going virtual this year! Bunka no Hi, or Japanese Culture Festival, is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American Culture in the Seattle area. We hope you can join us from the safety of your home at our “Virtual Bunka no Hi”, which will include a new video every Sunday at noon (PDT) during the month of November.

More details:
Also free and online via the JCCCW’s YouTube channel.


It’s Never 2 Early 2 Create & Innovate: A Black Youth Entrepreneurial Virtual Market Place

Fri., Nov. 27 — 12–1:30 p.m. & 3–4:30 p.m.

From the host: The marketplace event is scheduled to take place on November 27 which has been known as Black Friday, kicking off one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Although Black Friday traditionally has been used only as a mechanism of U.S. capitalism benefiting predominately dominant culture businesses, “It’s Never 2 Early 2 Create & Innovate” is joining with other social and economic justice efforts to repurpose that day.

With Video Entertainment by …
NW Tap Connection — Hell ya talkin bout
Akilah Franklin — Song Anymore
Louis Collins & John Jones — Class Clowns
Sidney Thomas — Poem: I am the Black Child
Cipher Goings — Tap Dance
Olu Dixon – Monolouge from the Great Debators
Draze ft. Owuor-Building Black Wealth (Offical Music Video)
Featuring Companies Created By Young People of African Descent

Learn more on the Facebook event.

RnR Live Jamm Session w/ Thatguy Rcurtis

Wed., Nov. 25 — 5–6 p.m.

From the host: This episode of #RnRLiveJammSession by way of #RainierAvenueRadio we are honored to have on the show, Author of “Emerald Street — A History of Hip Hop in Seattle,” Dr Daudi Abe, and Executive Director of “206 Zulu Nation,” Daniel “King Khazm” Kogita! Tap-in and lets get educated together!

Introducing “Hit or Quit!” This is the portion of the show that highlights both local and un-signed artists to see who you, the audience, thinks should be featured and interviewed on the following month’s show. We will announce the winner after each episode of #rnrlivejammsession. The King or Queen will be virtually crowned at the beginning of the following month where their song will be featured throughout that whole month and they will have a 15-min. interview within that month.

Tune in to:

Turkey Giveaway!!

*Tues., Nov. 24 — 2–4 p.m. (*Was Mon., Nov. 23.)

From the host: Turkey distribution will be on a first come, first serve basis. Limited quantities available. Car pick-up is preferred as we are following strict social distancing guidelines and orders.

Find RIZP on Facebook.

Submit an event for inclusion on this page here.

Amplifying the Authentic Narratives of South Seattle

Exit mobile version