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🌟 Emerald Hosted, Sponsored, & Partnered
🌟 Festivals, Block Parties, & Shows
🌟 Markets
🌟 Art & Educational Exhibits
🌟 Workshops & Meetings
🌟 August 2022


Emerald Hosted, Sponsored, & Partnered

On The Block — By Local Artists for Local Artists

Second Saturdays, from May to October — 1–9 p.m.
11th Avenue between East Pike and Pine

From the host: On The Block (OTB) will feature live performances, vintage clothing, street fashion, interactive art, a BIPOC vendors’ marketplace, and more. It’s free and open to the public, with all vendor fees and sponsor proceeds going directly to paying local artists, stabilizing neighborhood arts spaces, and supporting future events.

The Emerald is a proud media partner of On The Block.


Othello Park International Festival

Aug. 14 — 12–6 p.m.
Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Mark your calendars! The Othello Park International Festival is returning this summer! This signature event supports Othello’s identity as one of the world’s most vibrant multicultural neighborhoods.

In addition to its onstage array of colorful multicultural music, dance, costume, and art, the Othello Park International Festival includes a variety of children’s games and an art creation station staffed by local artists providing projects that festival attendees can create and take home. Booths featuring local businesses, community organizations, and multicultural food vendors will surround the Park’s beautiful meadow where a dance floor invites attendees to join in the fun and learn from one another.

For more information, including vendor booth information, visit OthelloPark.org.

The Emerald is a proud media partner of this year’s Othello Park International Festival.


Madaraka Festival

Aug. 13 –14 — 2–10 p.m.
Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, 98101

From the host: Join us on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday August 14th from 2:00 pm at Pier 62 at Waterfront Park in Seattle, Washington where we will have live musical performances, African food, and art! Madaraka Festival brings Africa’s finest musicians and creatives together with world renowned artists and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose. 

The Emerald is a proud media partner of this year’s Madaraka Festival.


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Markets

Columbia City Neighborhood Farmers Market

Wednesdays, May 4–Oct. 12 — 3-7 p.m.
Second Saturdays, November–April ― 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Columbia Park, South Edmunds Street and 37th Avenue South

From the host: Summer is here and that means the farmers market at Columbia Park is open! Shop for hard-to-find food and veggies and meet the vendors on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. 

All markets are ADA accessible. Vendors accept cash, credit, and debit. All markets accept EBT/SNAP. Swipe your card at the Market Manager Booth. WIC + Senior FMNP also accepted.

For more information about the Columbia City Neighborhood Farmers Market, please visit the following webpage.


Delridge Farmers Market

Second and Fourth Saturdays of the Month — 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
May through October
Hope Academy, 9421 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

From the host: Join African Community Housing and Development (ACHD) for the opening of the Delridge Farmers Market in the South Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle! A USDA-designated food desert, the area has long struggled with food access for its diverse population; this market seeks to put fresh, local food produced by BIPOC-owned businesses directly into the hands of the neighborhood’s residents.

The Market is designed to provide a wide array of culturally appropriate foods for the immigrant and refugee community in the area. Featuring robust food access programs, the main goal of the market is to bring local, nutritious food to everyone, especially families for whom fresh produce is a financial struggle.

Individuals interested in attending or volunteering at the market should visit achdo.org/delridgefarmersmarket. Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Rachel at rachel@achdo.org.


Beacon Arts Street Fairs

Second Saturdays, April 9–Sept. 10 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
South Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, WA 98144 

*April 9: Mercado de Pascua (*This event has passed.)
*May 14: Indigenous Peoples Market & Pinoy Express (*This event has passed.)
*June 11: South End Public Market & Pinoy Express (*This event has passed.)
*July 9: Pinoy Express & TBD (*This event has passed.)
Aug. 13: El Marcado & Pinoy Express
Sept. 10: South End Public Market & Pinoy Express

From the host: The block north of the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station will be hoppin’ with live music, local arts and crafts, free plants and seeds, and fun stuff to do for the whole family. Enjoy a monthly celebration of Beacon Hill achievements, talent, and local color, created  by and for our neighbors. 

Join us every second Saturday in April through September 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

For more information, including a map of vendors and a schedule of events, please visit beacon-arts.org/street-fairs.


Beacon Hill Garden Share

Saturdays monthly through Sept. 10 — 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Station Coffee Shop, 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle, WA

From the host: Free seeds, plants and supplies to share! Bring your extras and take what you need, plus a chance to get the best tips from Master Gardeners. Plants and seeds that are offered have an emphasis on growing food reflective of our diverse community.

The garden share is funded by donations. Make a donation for Posies and fresh cut flower bouquets from our gardens. Direct donations of seeds, plants and cut flowers are encouraged!

For more information, please visit SeattleBeaconHillGardenClub.org.


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Festivals, Block Parties, & Shows

Black & Tan Hall Block Parties

Monthly from June through September — 1–6 p.m.
Black & Tan Hall, 5608 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

From the host: Join us this summer for Black & Tan Hall Block Parties featuring local chefs and a variety of performers, including live musicians, DJs, and dancers! These soulful block parties are opportunities for neighbors to gather, dance, and enjoy local art and food, and importantly, are a thank you to our community, giving us a chance to come together for joyous gatherings after an isolating pandemic. The Block Parties will be in the alley behind Black & Tan Hall (5608 Rainier Ave S) between S. Findlay and S. Orcas. They are family friendly and will run from 1 to 6 p.m. the last Sunday of each month this summer. Big thanks to the Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District for sponsoring these neighborhood gatherings!

To keep up to date with Black & Tan Hall Block Parties, follow Black & Tan Hall’s Facebook event pages.


Downtown Summer Sounds

July 5–Sept. 9
Westlake Park, Occidental Square, Harbor Steps, and more! 

From the host: Free live, local music is back in downtown Seattle all summer long! With more than 30 scheduled performances from July 5 to Sept. 9, Downtown Summer Sounds 2022 continues a four-decade DSA tradition of bringing outdoor summer concerts to downtown workers, residents, and visitors. From rock and hip-hop to R & B and alt-country, there’s a genre for everyone.

Join us at Westlake Park, Occidental Square, Harbor Steps and more great spots across downtown, and enjoy some of the best local talent Seattle has to offer.

For more information, including the full lineup and specific concert dates and locations, please visit Downtown Seattle Association’s Downtown Summer Sounds webpage.


Jefferson Jumpstart!

Thursdays, July 14–Aug. 11 — 7 p.m.
Jefferson Park Amphitheater (NW Corner), 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

From the host: Bring your picnic blanket and get a jumpstart on the weekend with free weekly concerts. Bask in beautiful, local sounds while the golden sun goes down in the neighborhood’s most scenic sunset spot. Featuring unique contemporary music from:

  • July 14: The Whags — psychedelic funk
  • July 21: Talaya — existential soul
  • July 28: Tomo Nakayama — cinematic synth-pop
  • Aug. 4: Supersones — Cuban Son sextet
  • Aug. 11: Elias Alexander — tradance party

Don’t miss our extra special opening act on July 14: Master David Leong’s lion dance team from the Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness.

For more information about Jefferson Jumpstart!, please visit Beacon-Arts.org/Jefferson-Jumpstart.


She Devil of the China Seas

Aug. 11–Aug. 27 — 8 p.m.
Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S., Seattle, WA

From the host: Gathering one of the largest Asian American casts in recent history, Pork Filled Productions presents the world premiere of SHE DEVIL OF THE CHINA SEAS, a swashbuckling blend of true history, pirate adventure, Conan the Barbarian, and Marvel comics.

Tse knew one thing: survival. She clawed her way up, using any means possible to aid her injured sister, Hei. But when China’s pirate king, Zhang Ngoi, offers her a chance for more, the sorceress Moh and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept —and fulfill — a destiny from the gods!

For more information, including a calendar of show dates, and to purchase tickets, please visit Pork Filled Productions ticket portal.


Refuge Outdoor Festival

Aug. 12–14
Tolt-MacDonald Park, 31020 NE 40th St, Carnation, WA 98014

From the host: We are excited to host the 5th annual RefugeFest. Refuge is back at Tolt-MacDonald Park! 3-days and 2-nights filled with opportunities to build community via outdoor recreation, art, music, and conversations. Leave rejuvenated and connected.

ALL bodies are welcome at Refuge — Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Allies, Queer, Trans, Straight, Disabled, and the multitude of other identities that we hold. New to exploring the outdoors? Expert in all things outdoors? Just want to kick it? This event is for you! This event is to build community and take refuge. 

Schedule to include a variety of activities including workshops, physical recreation & skill-building, healing practices, art creation, musical experiences, partner market, AND of course our silent disco. #DoAs MuchorAsLittleAsYouLike.

For more information and to register, please visit RefugeOutdoorFestival.com.


Parties in the Parks at Occidental Square & Westlake Park

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May–Aug. — 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesdays at Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St.
Thursdays at Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.

From the host: It’s a Party in the Parks, and you’re invited! Join us for a downtown celebration happening twice every week from May through August. Enjoy all-day family-friendly fun with live entertainment, food trucks, and giveaways, plus happy hour starting at 4 p.m. with bar service provided by Party on the Rocks. Grab your coworkers, friends and neighbors and head to Occidental Square every Tuesday and Westlake Park every Thursday, from 11 a.m to 7 p.m.

For more information, including a list of party activities, please visit the Downton Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District’s Events webpage.


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Art & Educational Exhibits

Uncovering the History of Seattle’s Central Waterfront

First Thursday of the Month, March 3–Aug. 4 — 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Occidental Park, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

From the host: The central Seattle waterfront has layers of stories, many of them hidden from view like the beach that once welcomed Coast Salish canoes. Join HistoryLink historian Jennifer Ott on a 1-mile walking tour across time to explore the piers and people, ships and railroads, and ever-evolving landscape of the waterfront.

For more information, including the route, and to register, please visit Waterfront Park’s event webpage.


Secrets of Seattle’s Historic Shoreline Walking Tours

Third Wednesdays of the Month, March 16–Aug. 17 — 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Alaskan Way & Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121

From the host: More so than most cities, Seattle has shaped itself to suit its needs. Seattle has removed hills, filled tide flats, and created a completely new downtown shoreline. Join geologist and writer David Williams on a 1.5-mile walking tour to explore the last vestiges of the former downtown bluffs, trace the island where Seattle was founded, and examine how the subterranean fill still affects the modern landscape.

Walking tours will be held from March 16 to August 17 on the third Wednesday of each month (March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, and August 17).

For more information and to register for the walking tours, please visit the following Waterfront Park’s event webpage.


Georgetown Steam Plant Revitalization Project

Georgetown Steam Plant, 6605 13th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108

Open House/Tours
*June 2 — 6–9 p.m.
*June 5 — 2–4 p.m.
*June 6 — 6–8 p.m.
*June 7 — 6–8 p.m.
*June 8 — 6–8 p.m.
*June 11 — 10–2 p.m.
(*These tour dates have passed.)

Community Workshops
*June 15 — 6:30–8:30 p.m.
*July 20 — 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 — 6:30–8:30 p.m.
(*This workshop has passed.)

Community Picnic
Aug. 13 —10 a.m.–2 p.m.

From the host: The Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority (CDA) invites you to help create the Georgetown Steam Plant’s future. Join us in a series of community workshops to design the future use of the Georgetown Steam Plant. We need your ideas and your voice! To assist with planning, we encourage you to register for events. Registration is not required.

To register online, visit www.tinyurl.com/GeorgetownSteam. To register by phone, call (415) 937-8326 The best future for the Steam Plant depends on all of us working together!

For more information about the Georgetown Steam Plant Revitalization Project, visit georgetownsteamplant.org.


Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Oct. 16–January 2023 at the MoPop

From the host: They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words, and that’s especially true of one of music’s most language-conscious genres: hip-hop. “Contact High” explores four decades of photography, from the late 1970s to today, documenting a revolution not just in music, but in politics, race relations, fashion, and culture. Through more than 170 iconic images of hip-hop’s most influential artists (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Tupac, and more) — including contact sheets that give us a rare glimpse into the creative process of a photo session — “Contact High” examines the evolution of hip-hop, connecting us with the experiences, identities, and places that have shaped the world’s most popular music genre.

For more information and to purchase tickets for this exhibit, please visit the MoPop’s “Contact High” exhibit page.


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Workshops & Meetings

AAWA Virtual Writers Read

Second Sundays Monthly — 2 p.m.

From the host: Join the African American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA) at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month where AAWA hosts “Writers Read.” Hear special guests and AAWA members. Be an Open Mic star!


For more information and to RSVP for a virtual Writers Read, please visit the AAWA’s “Upcoming Events” calendar and select the session you wish to join.


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August 2022

Fruitbowl Podcast presents Passionfruit (21+)

Aug. 4 — 7 p.m.
Century Ballroom, West Hall at Oddfellows Hall, 915 E Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122 

From the host: A night of fun, frisky femme-centered entertainment, hosted by Rebecca M. Davis. Stand-up comedy, burlesque, music, and storytelling. Watch fabulous local queer performers, mingle with your fellow fruits, and learn about Fruitbowl and its mission to amplify femme-centered, first-person stories about queer coming of age and sex-positive perspectives.

This event is free. Everyone who wants to attend should RSVP, but to honor the intention and goal of this event, we request that cisgender male allies pay a sliding scale donation at the door

For more information and to register, please visit Fruitbowl’s Passionfruit Eventbrite page.


Book Launch: ‘At Home on an Unruly Planet,’ Madeline Ostrander with KUOW’s John Ryan

Aug. 5 — 6:30–9 p.m.; doors at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m., book signing and mingling until 9 p.m.
The Collective, 400 Dexter Ave., North Seattle, WA 98109

From the host: Join Northwest Science Writers Association and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum for a celebration of Madeline Ostrander’s brand new nonfiction book, At Home on an Unruly Planet (Holt). Award-winning KUOW public radio reporter John Ryan will join Madeline on stage to talk about her book, about writing and reporting the longest of long-form science stories, and about hope and solutions amid crisis. Madeline will share experiences from her reporting from remote Alaska to Florida to here in the Pacific Northwest. Then we’ll raise a glass and have time for celebrating and mingling.

You can preorder a copy of At Home on an Unruly Planet in advance from Elliott Bay Book Company (be sure to type “pick up at 8/5 event” in the comments field of the online order). Or you can purchase a book in person at the event. Madeline will be signing books after her talk. 

This event will be held outdoors on the patio of The Collective in South Lake Union. A ticket purchase includes one beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).There is a full bar and restaurant on the premises.

Tickets are $5–$20.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the book launch event, please visit NSWA’s event webpage.


Umoja Fest & Parade

Aug. 5–7
Parade on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.
Judkins Park, Seattle, WA

From the host: The Northwest’s most historic and iconic African American celebration is building Black better in 2022! Save the date!

Keep up to date with everything Umoja Fest on their Facebook and Instagram pages. For more information about the festival and parade, please visit the UmojaFestNW.com.


Duwamish River Festival

Aug. 6 — 12–5 p.m.
Duwamish River People’s Park and Shoreline Habitat, 8700 Dallas Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108

From the host: Join us for the Duwamish River Festival an event that brings our communities together to celebrate our diversity and the cleanup and restoration of the Duwamish River. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive educational booths, youth art activities, free food, dancing, music and hear from special guests.

For more information, including volunteer sign-ups, please visit the Duwamish River Community Coalition’s event webpage.


Hai! Japantown

Aug. 13 — 1–5 p.m.
KOBO at Higo, 604 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA

From the host: During Japantown’s annual summer festival, the shops, galleries, restaurants and other creative spaces in this re-surging historic district will be buzzing with music, eats, and activity. Long-time locals, Seattle newbies, area residents, and visitors alike are invited to take part during a summer celebration for the entire family.

Hai! Japantown is hosted by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

For more information and to keep up to date with Hai! Japantown, follow Japantown Seattle’s Facebook event page. Be sure to check out our prior coverage of Hai! Japantown on the Emerald!


Fire & Grace at The Royal Room

Aug. 14 — 7:30 p.m.; doors at 6:30 p.m.
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle WA 98118 

From the host: The acclaimed musical duo of Fire & Grace — violinist Edwin Huizinga and guitarist William Coulter — will perform one night only at Seattle’s The Royal Room, on Aug. 14. This family-friendly evening takes listeners on a musical journey from folk tunes to classical compositions, from tango to Celtic ballads to uptempo foot-stompers. Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration, a unique duo exploring the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Their vast repertoire is all played with a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity — fire and grace — found in these diverse traditions. 

Tickets are $25 plus fees.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Fire & Grace at The Royal Room, please visit The Royal Room’s ticket portal.


2nd Annual Community BBQ & Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Aug. 13 — 1 p.m.
Lifeline Christian Fellowship Church, 1111 S. Carr Rd., Renton, WA 98055

From the host: Come join us for free food, fun and family, a chance to gather with friends and make new ones. BilliePearl has received donations to ensure our kids have access to the supplies they need to successfully start the year. There will also be family-friendly activities, backpacks with supplies, and more (live DJ, giveaways, bounce house)! Enter the prize raffle online!

For more information about BilliePearl’s 2nd Annual Community BBQ & Back to School Backpack Giveaway, visit BilliePearl’s Community Barbecue webpage.


What the Funk?! An All BIPOC Burlesque Fest

Aug. 18–20
The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle, WA

From the host: You want the FUNK?! We got the FUNK!

What the Funk?! An All BIPOC Burlesque Fest is BACK at The Triple Door with another installment of their sold-out festival!

Conceived as a tribute to Funk music as a show idea in early 2018 by founder and co producer, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty, WTFFest is now a three night celebration of art and culture.

Puckduction and the Stay Up Late Show bring you three nights of funk, the whole funk, and nothing, but the funk.

Tickets $30–$50.

Keep up to date with What the Funk?! by following the festival on Facebook. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit WhatTheFunkFest.com.


Pacific Northwest Black Pride

Aug. 18–21
POCAAN, 4437 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA

From the host: A weekend for everyone, including workshops, Sage Dinner, health festival, music performances, parties, and more.

Pride 2022 features Sevendeep, RIKO WITH A K, Neverending Nina, Ladie Chablis, Saffron Volt, The Jacob Drummond, Koach T, Lamont White, Edens Garden Series, Bobbi K, Javae, and Regine Dynasty.

For more information, please visit NW Black Pride’s events page.


Jack’s BBQ — Low & Slow Festival

Aug. 20 — 12–6 p.m.
Jack’s BBQ – Algona, 35731 W Valley HWY S., Algona, WA 98001

From the host: (21+ only)

Hey BBQ Friends!

We’re happy to announce the return of the Jack’s BBQ Low & Slow Festival! With a lineup of awesome musicians, fans can hear the best in blues, rock and roll, and country; a little something for everybody to enjoy.

This year’s lineup includes:

  • Kitty Mae
  • Stag
  • Brian Nova
  • Andy Timmons
  • Randy Hansen

To accompany the live music, we’ll be roasting a whole steer! A sight to see that is more than worthy of a photo or two. Each ticket will include a complimentary roasted steer sandwich while other delicious eats will be for sale. Add Chicken Sh*t Bingo and cornhole into the mix — there will be plenty to keep you busy.

And to wash down that hearty sandwich, you can find drinks from our event sponsors including: Tito’s Vodka, WhistlePig Whiskey, Topo Chico, Locust Cider and Shiner Bock.

This year’s event will take place at our Algona location, just south of Highway 18 on West Valley Highway. This is a shindig you won’t want to miss y’all!

For more information and to purchase tickets ($35), please visit Jack’s Low & Slow Festival’s Eventbrite page.


24th Annual Brazilian Festival: BrasilFest Carnaval

Aug. 21 — 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 

From the host: Join Seattle Center’s Festál for the 24th annual BrasilFest! The lively world of Brazilian arts and culture will fill Seattle Center with a sultry display of South American soul, Brazilian style. This one-day extravaganza will offer continuous music, dance, workshops and performance that represent a broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions as well as traditional folkloric performers. Experience all that this exuberant and vivid culture has to offer, from Capoeira demonstrations and workshops for all ages (Brazilian martial arts), Samba workshops, children’s activities (mask-making, painting), Brazilian instruments, arts and crafts, photo exhibits and films. Not only is this festival important to the Brazilian community but also for the general public that loves Brazil.

For more information and to keep up to date with BrasilFest activities, follow their Facebook page @BrasilFestSeattle.


Garfield High School Centennial Celebration

Aug. 27 — 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

From the host: After 100 years, what’s a few more months? Come celebrate 100 years of Garfield High School!

There’ll be:

  • Historical displays.
  • Current and former staff reception.
  • Entertainment and food trucks.
  • Mini-reunions by decades on the athletic field.
  • Formal program at 1 p.m. in the gym, doors open at 12:30.

Please join us in our tents on the athletic field, our formal program in the gym, and activities in the main building in the commons and library.

For more information, please visit www.ghsseattlecentennial.com.


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RECENT PAST EVENTS:

Dare to Dance Summer Festival

July 31 — 1–5 p.m.
Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Discover your rhythm at the Dare to Dance Summer Festival! This free event features dance performances and workshops from a diverse lineup of artists. Dance styles include Bollywood, ballroom, shuffling, and more. All ages and skill levels are welcome, so bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon in the park! The festival is free and open to the public, but by pre-registering at DareToDanceSeattle.org, you will receive a free gift and be entered into a raffle when you check in.

Dare to Dance Summer Festival is sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks & Recreation. Founded in 2010, Dare to Dance Seattle is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide rich performing arts opportunities, celebrate diversity, and support culturally vibrant communities.

For more information and to pre-register, please visit DareToDanceSeattle.org.


Flyer art by Gerardo Pena (@perikotheartist).
Reproductive Rights Now: Art Exhibition Opening

Exhibition: July 2–31 — 12–5 p.m.
Opening Reception & Fundraiser Event: July 2 — 5–7 p.m.
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, 9414 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

From the host: The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is excited to team up with Pro-Choice Washington to present “Reproductive Rights Now!”

Art Exhibition opening on July 2. We will be hosting a 21+ fundraiser from 5–7 p.m. for Pro-Choice Washington. Exhibition will be up July 2–31.


SEEDArts Summer Series: Cinema Under the Stars

Saturdays — 7:30 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center — Columbia Park, 4701 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA

Film Listings:
Encanto — July 16
Children’s Film Festival Seattle Best of the Fest — July 30

From the host: Every year, the SEEDArts Summer Series activates Columbia Park with free arts and entertainment for our community. All events are family-friendly and free, and open to the public. This program is a wonderful opportunity for our diverse community to engage with art, be entertained, and create connections.

Cinema Under the Stars will feature a family-friendly full-length feature film (see above for film listings). Gather at 7:30–7:45 p.m.; the films start at sunset. Bring a picnic, low-back chairs, and blankets to spread out for a fun cinema experience under the stars. Popcorn and other treats will be available from our concessions stand. We’ll also be holding a raffle featuring gift certificates from your favorite Columbia City restaurants and businesses!

This community arts event is brought to you by SEEDArts, a program of SouthEast Effective Development and the Rainier Arts Center.

Keep up to date with Cinema Under the Stars by following Rainier Arts Center’s Facebook events page. For more information about Rainier Arts Center’s programming, please visit RainierArtsCenter.org.


Nicaragua: The Revolution Betrayed

July 30 — 4 p.m.

From the host: Over four decades ago, the 1979 Sandinista Revolution ousted the hated Somoza regime, challenged U.S. imperialism, and inspired workers and the oppressed around the globe. Today, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, in power for 20 years, has become its opposite, imprisoning former militants and outspoken critics, leaving freedom and hopes for socialism in the dust. 

This conversation will explore how this betrayal occurred and focus on the lessons for today, especially for women, students, and Indigenous people in our hemisphere. 

Featuring Stephen Durham, co-author of “On the nature of the Nicaraguan State” and coordinator of Freedom Socialist Party’s work with the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment

Register in advance: TinyURL.com/FSJuly30

To benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive; donations requested.

For more information, visit Socialism.com, call 206-722-2453, or email SeattleFSP@Socialism.com.

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party.

Keep up to date with Nicaragua: The Revolution Betrayed on the Freedom Socialist Party’s Facebook event page.


Cierra Sisters presents Wellnness Festival

July 30 — 10–2 p.m.
Grocery Outlet, 11656 68th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98178

From the host: Self-love is important for our wellness, so join the Cierra Sisters for their Wellness Festival on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will include free health screenings, insurance sign-ups, COVID-19 vaccines, free food, door prizes, and more!

Call 800-75605437 to schedule your mammogram from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information about the Cierra Sisters’ Wellness Festival, please visit CierraSisters.org.


House Our Neighbors Yes on I-135 Fundraiser (21+)

July 29 — 8 p.m.
Cafe Racer, 1510 11th Ave, Seattle WA 98122

From the host: Come as you are to Cafe Racer in Capitol Hill at 8 p.m. on July 29. Learn from the brilliant advocate Nikkita Oliver; listen to live music by local Black, Indigenous, and POC bands The Marshall Law Band, Indigequeer, and other special musical guests; and enjoy food and drinks. Support the pop-up galleries of local artists who will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the fundraiser. There will also be a silent auction of signed art, restaurant gift certificates, and tickets to local music venues and museums.

We have three admission prices: $10 for general entry, a mid-level $25 , and a $50 VIP all-inclusive price that will include food from Off the Rez and Chu Minh Tofu, beverages, and preferential seating. The ticket price day-of at the door is $20. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Initiative 135. Come listen, have fun, and celebrate our community!

Keep up to date with the House Our Neighbors Yes on I-135 Fundraiser on their Facebook event page.


SEEDArts Summer Series: Porch Festival

Wednesdays in July — 5 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center — Columbia Park, 4701 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA

From the host: Every year, the SEEDArts Summer Series activates Columbia Park with free arts and entertainment for our community. All events are family-friendly and free, and open to the public. This program is a wonderful opportunity for our diverse community to engage with art, be entertained, and create connections.

Live Performances on the Rainier Arts Center porch! Southend musicians, poets, drummers, and dancers perform on the Rainier Arts Center porch! Relax in Columbia Park and enjoy the show.

Every Wednesday in July, 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Keep up to date with the Porch Festival  by following Rainier Arts Center’s Facebook events page. For more information about Rainier Arts Center’s programming, please visit RainierArtsCenter.org.


Rest & Restore Event Series: Generative Somatics

July 26 — 5–6:30 p.m.

From the host: Join us for our third and last summer event series on July 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for virtual practice led by devon de Leña. In our time together we hope to practice cultivating mutual connection, tools for centering, and body-centered practices that will help us revitalize resilience that support us to face the ongoing challenges of our collective world.

These virtual events are FREE and open to students, teachers, parents, and community members. Register early and attend to win a $50 Safeway and or $25 GrubHub gift card!

Teachers, if you would like to host folks in your rooms, please reach out to multi-gen organizer Fotima Ibrokhim at Fotima@FEESTSeattle.org for questions and set ups.

Spanish interpretation is available.

For more information and to register, please visit FEEST Seattle’s Rest & Restore webpage.


Free Meditation and Sound Bath With Tai Mattox

Second and Fourth Sundays, May 22–July 24 — 10–11 a.m.
Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: Life can be busy and noisy. Are you ready to slow down and take a mental break? Rest and recharge your mind and body during this meditation and sound bath session facilitated by Tai Mattox.

Participants will be guided through breathing and visualization exercises, followed by a sound bath using singing bowls. This is an experience designed to support a settled body and nervous system. 

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a yoga mat. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. There will be an opportunity to lie down during class, or participants can remain seated. Sessions are offered outdoors the second and fourth Sunday mornings each month, May through July (weather permitting). Pre-registration encouraged; drop-ins still welcome.

For more information and to pre-register for the Meditation and South Bath, please visit Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s Eventbrite page.


Northwest Taiko: Taiko in the Park

July 24 — 2–3 p.m.
Judkins Park – Stage between ballfields, Seattle, WA

From the host: Japanese-American taiko drumming featuring Northwest Taiko, free and open to the public at Judkins Park in Seattle. 30-minute show, followed by a 30-minute youth workshop.

For more information and to register, please follow Northwest Taiko’s Facebook event page.


Under “Her” Spell

July 22 — Reception at 5 p.m., Performance at 7 p.m.
July 23 — Performance at 2 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

From the host: Please join Northwest Tap Connection and LANGSTON for the performance of Under “Her” Spell, a new work of rhythm tap, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle, Washington. The Friday, July 22, performance coincides with the opening of the Gullah Geechee Festival. An opening reception in celebration of the festival will be held at 5 p.m. prior to the show.

Tickets are $35 per person + tax/fees for the Friday, July 22, performance and $20 + tax/fees for the Saturday, July 23, performance. Ticket price is inclusive of refreshments and beverages. Alvin Frederick will also be honored during the reception.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Northwest Tap Connection’s Under “Her” Spell Eventbrite webpage.


RW Skill Workshop: Shout Your Rage at the SCOTUS Decision!

July 21 — 7–9 p.m.
Othello Park — Meet at the amphitheater, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA

From the host: Get loud and have fun in the sun with like-minded feminists while learning the skill of speaking at rallies and protests. It is time to make our voices heard! Get the basics from socialist feminists who have been upsetting the system since Day One. Learn how you too can make some noise as a Radical Women member!

This workshop is hosted and sponsored by Radical Women Seattle.

Keep up to date with the Radical Women Skill Workshop by following Radical Women’s Facebook event page.


Artist Access Forum: An Evening With Differ Studios

July 21 — 6–8:30 p.m.
The Grocery Studios, 3001 21st Ave. S., Seattle WA 98144

From the host: A discussion with Ramona Lee and friends, focusing on how creatives tune into their personal and business development.

Join us for an evening of inspiration, discussion, and opportunity for artists. Thursday, July 21, 6–8:30 p.m. at The Grocery Studios. 

FREE — limited admission — reserve a seat: https://artist-access-differ-studios.eventbrite.com

Differ Studios is embarking on a new venture to provide resources to artists, and would like to hear your voice and perspective on this idea. A short presentation is followed by conversation with artists, music, snacks, and beverages, and thoughtful discussion. 

Come build creative community with us!

With your hosts and performers Ramona Lee (@differ.agent), Alexander Elkholy (@alexanderelkholy), Rya Wu (@rya.Wu.Art), Darryl Collins (@dcinthehaus), and Falon Sierra (@falonsierra). Production by Perla Xóchitl, DJ Smerk (@originaldjsmerk). Promo visuals & design by @dcinthehaus

At The Grocery Studios on Beacon Hill, 3001 21st Ave S, Seattle 98144. The Grocery Studios has an accessible entrance and restroom. Please contact us if you need other accommodation.

For more information and to register, please visit Artist Access Forum’s Eventbrite page.


Rainier Arts Center 100th Birthday

July 20 — Porch Festival performance at 5 p.m., Reception at 7 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: You’re warmly invited to join friends, staff, and board members of SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) and SEEDArts for Rainier Arts Center’s 100th Birthday Party!

We’ll start the celebrations at 5 p.m. outdoors in Columbia Park with our Porch Festival performances from southeast Seattle favorites ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop and Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons. At 7 p.m. we’ll have a reception that includes refreshments from Chef Tarik Abdullah of Feed The People and behind-the-scenes tours of the newly renovated Rainier Arts Center.

For more information and to register for the reception (limited space!), please visit Rainier Arts Center’s Centennial and Grand Re-Opening webpage.


Stories From the Salish Sea

*May 17 — 5:30–6:30 p.m. (*This event has passed.)
*June 7 — 5:30–6:30 p.m. (*This event has passed.)
*June 21 — 5:30–6:30 p.m. (*This event has passed.)
*July 5 — 5:30–6:30 p.m. (*This event has passed.)
July 19 — 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

From the host: Come to Pier 62 for Native American storytelling, led by Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) sharing traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with Native American flute playing.

Paul Chiyokten Wagner is an internationally performing presenter of traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors. Chiyokten is a member of the Wsaanich (Saanich) Tribe of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. An award-winning Native American flutist, his songs have come to him with visions of healing and prayer for all relations (tree people, animal people, and human people). Sessions are the first and third Tuesday each month, May through July (weather permitting).

For more information, please visit Waterfront Park’s Events page.


Bubbly & Beats (21+)

July 16 — 12–5 p.m.
Metier Brewing Co., 2616 E Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98122

From the host: Come enjoy LIVE MUSIC + DRINKS + VIBES !!! (21+)

This special event will celebrate the launching of our Future Voter Hubs — an election season service created by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle to Get Out the Vote! Dress to impress and come celebrate the start of the 2022 election with us! DJ Famous will be spinning everything from R&B and hip-hop to dancehall and Afrobeats. There will be drinks and free delicious eats available to attendees.

For more information and to RSVP, fill out Urban League of Metroploitan Seattle’s Bubbly & Beats form.


Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Virtual and In-Person Community Conversations

July 16 — 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

From the host: You are invited to Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Virtual & In-Person Community Conversation on Saturday, July 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During routine evaluations of the renovation project at OBCC Central District, repairs beyond the original scope were discovered. As a result, we will be closing the Central location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation. We are shifting clinic visits and operations to the OBCC Othello location. We remain fully committed to serving patients for decades to come in the Central District as we have for more than 50 years. 

We will also discuss the OBCC Governance Cabinet, in which elected members will engage in dialogue about advancing health equity work.

For more information, go to: https://bit.ly/3yTS8Xx

Free parking is available in the OBCC garage, the entrance is on 39th Ave. S.

Virtual link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2924587481

In-person: 3939 S. Othello Street, Seattle, WA

Keep up to date with the OBCC Virtual and In-Person Community Conversations by following their Facebook event page.


Seattle Restored Market Summer Celebration

July 15 — 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Seattle Restored Market, 1505 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: Join us to celebrate one of the newest Seattle Restored locations, Seattle Restored Market! Shop a collection of 10 Seattle Restored vendors, learn more about the program, and enjoy some complimentary drinks and nibbles! The market is free and open to all ages!

Transit:
Seattle Restored Market is located in downtown Seattle, and there are many bus lines that drop off nearby. It is also one block away from the Westlake Station.

Parking:
There are paid lots in close proximity to the venue. Street parking is also available.

For more information and to register, please visit Seattle Restored’s Summer Celebration Eventbrite page.


FEEST Summer Rest & Restore Series

*July 14 — 5–6:30 p.m. (*A prior event occurred on June 14.)

Join us for our second summer event series on July 14 from 5–6:30 p.m. for virtual practice led by Heather Adam, who is a breath meditation teacher and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. This session consists of meditation and breathwork, which are powerful tools we all have access to and we can begin to use them to help repair our nervous systems. With a little practice, we can use them to ground and steady our journey forward. In this class, Heather will give a brief introduction of mindfulness and then we’ll spend the rest of the time calming our nervous systems with breathwork and meditation.

These virtual events are FREE and open to students, teachers, parents, and community members. Register early and attend to win a $50 Safeway and or $25 Grubhub gift card!

Teachers, if you would like to host folks in your rooms, please reach out to multi-gen organizer Fotima Ibrokhim at fotima@feestseattle.org for questions and set ups.

Spanish interpretation is available.

For more information and to register for the Rest & Restore series, please vist FEEST’s Rest & Restore webpage.


Free Yoga With Atlee Treasure at Pier 62

Weekly on Wednesdays, May 18–July 13 — 6–6:50 p.m.

From the host: Join Atlee of Treasure Movement in a fun exploration of yoga. Classes are geared toward those who want to explore their yoga practice and build on strength and mobility. Atlee’s teaching is designed to give you the tools and foundation to dig deeper into the mind and body’s potential.

We will explore basic foundational poses each week, and focus on tuning and connecting with the breath. Movements will open up those difficult, hard-to-reach muscles that may limit flexibility, all while focusing on the breath and building peace from within.

Check-in begins at 5:45pm. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. The class will be held outdoors. Waivers are required. Pre-registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are still welcome. Dress comfortably for the weather, bring a yoga mat, and water bottle. In the event of inclement weather, Friends will email pre-registrants about cancelations — time permitting.

For more information and to pre-register for Yoga With Atlee Treasure at Pier 62, please visit Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s Eventbrite page.


Online Mobilizing Meetings: Plug Into Local Reproductive Justice Organizing

Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly, March 23–July 13 — 6:30 p.m.

From the host: Join other activists in a grassroots, intersectional effort to defend abortion and all reproductive justice. The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, will undoubtedly gut, if not destroy, abortion rights for most people. People of Color and poor and working women will be hardest hit. Destruction of the federal right to abortion will further embolden our state’s patriarchal far right, which already targets Planned Parenthood and other clinics.

Your help is needed to plan a “day of decision” action for when the Supreme Court ruling comes down this spring or summer. Make a difference as you work with like-minded feminists and learn new skills, such as organizing rallies and doing community outreach.

Planning meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2022justice

For more information: RWSeattle@mindspring.com, 206-722-6057. Ask for Gina. See the demands of the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice at www.ReproJusticeNow.org.



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