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Northwest Film Forum: 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 16–26

From the host: Northwest Film Forum welcomes audiences back for in-person screenings with their 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival! The beloved annual event will be presented with a hybrid of in-person and virtual events, taking place Sept. 16-26.

The 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings 2021 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

For more information, including the Festival Catalog, and to purchase passes, visit the NW Film Forum’s “24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival” website.


Refuge for Outdoor Festival Camp-In

Sept. 17 — 4:30 p.m.

From the host: Join us for Refuge Outdoor Festival Camp-In, a BIPOC centered festival that focuses on outdoor learning, community building, and showcasing the voices of BIPOC people in the outdoors. Moving to a virtual format, the festival will still focus on key aspects of outdoor learning and community building. This year participants can expect an array of workshops from “Demystifying the ‘Ten Essentials’” to “Environmental Justice IS Disability Justice,” and more.

The Refuge Outdoor Festival serves Black, Indigenous, and People of Color first and foremost. We invite you to take refuge with us where you will be seen and your voice will be heard. We represent the diversity that goes unnoticed by outdoor culture. Diversifying the outdoors and showing our community fun/accessible ways to enjoy outside is our goal. ⠀
For more information and to register, please visit Golden Brick Events’ “2021 Refuge Outdoor Festival” Eventbrite page.


BIPOC Paddling Skills Day

Sept. 18 — 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 Northwest Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA 98027

From the host: Join us for a fun and free Paddling Skills Day at Tibbet’s Beach, Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington. Participants will be able to take lessons in kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, and rafting with experienced instructors. No experience or equipment is required to participate! We welcome you to register your children but they need to be big enough to fit a PFD and work a paddle.


For more information and to register for the BIPOC Paddling Skills Day, please visit  iUrban Teen’s Eventbrite “Diversify Whitewater Paddling Skills on Lake” webpage.


Pioneer Square 1st Avenue Medians Clean-Up Event

Sept. 18 — 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Occidental Square

From the host: In lieu of our Annual Spring Clean efforts, the Alliance for Pioneer Square will host a volunteer clean up event in the neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Join us and a host of neighborhood volunteers for an afternoon of weeding, mulching, plant maintenance, and litter removal on the First Avenue South medians. Team up with your fellow coworkers and neighbors for this community effort as we give the neighborhood a little extra TLC.

First Avenue South will be closed to vehicular traffic for the safety of volunteers. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at the start of the day’s activities along with a pair of working gloves. A boxed lunch will also be provided to volunteers in the afternoon.

For more information and to register, please visit the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s “Pioneer Square 1st Ave Medians Clean-Up Event” Eventbrite page.


AloHā: BIPOC Navigating Relationships With White Loved Ones

Sept. 18 — 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

From the host: Seattle JACL continues our Mixed Race Seattle series with a free workshop on AloHā — the Indigenous way of navigating relationships. This session is geared toward people who identify as BIPOC and/or Mixed Race who could use support in their relationships with white partners, friends, and family members. The two-hour session will include a presentation, discussion in small groups, and a short break.

The workshop is led by Gerry Ebalaroza-Tunnell, the executive director of Co3 Consulting: Co-Creating Cohesive Communities. Ebalaroza-Tunnell is a doctoral candidate at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the director of Equity for the Mukilteo School District. As a Mixed Race Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific Islander woman married to a white man, Ebalaroza-Tunnell brings lived experience, professional expertise, and her own ancestral wisdom to the session.

In order to attend, you must register HERE: https://bit.ly/2RQOcot. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.


For more information about AloHā: BIPOC Navigating Relationships With White Loved Ones, please visit the following Facebook event page. To register, please fill out the following form.


Rainier Beach Farm Fest

Sept. 18 — 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 S Cloverdale St., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join us on Saturday, Sep. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Rainier Beach Farm Fest, a celebration of urban agriculture and our beautiful Southeast Seattle community. 

All set within Seattle’s largest urban farm, we plan to host plant-based crafts, nature walks, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, farmer meet-and-greets, live performances by local artists, food trucks, a farm stand and so much more.

Hosted by Tilth Alliance, Farm to Table, and Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, this event is free and open to the public.

Local businesses and community organizations will be providing additional opportunities for getting involved in Rainier Beach. Stay tuned for more details!


For more information, please visit the following webpage and follow Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands and Tilth Alliance’s Facebook event page.


HONK! Fest West

Sept. 18 — 12–7:30 p.m.
Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: HONK! Fest West returns for the 13th year to Columbia City, bringing much-needed musical joy to feed your soul. Come celebrate with us in Columbia Park on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a day of brass bands spanning multiple genres, as well as traditional African and Brazilian drum & dance. Eighteen groups will be performing throughout the day! Come out and reconnect with your community in the open air! 

Masks will be required to attend. All precautions are being taken to keep our performers, attendees, and the community safe. Starts at noon and ends with a community jam at 7 p.m.


For more information, please visit https://honkfestwest.org/.


Detective Cookie’s Chess Park Pop-Up

Sept. 18 — 1–3 p.m.
Detective Cookie Chess Park, 9201 Rainier Ave S (corner of S. Barton Place and Rainier Ave S.)

From the host: Come play chess outdoors near the site of the future Detective Cookie Chess Park (chess sculptures location)! There will be free pizza, games, and music!


For more information about the Chess Pop-Up, check out the Emerald’s article “Rainier Beach Chess Park Pop-Up Brings a Vision of a Future Permanent Home for Chess” and visit the following website.


South Park Multicultural Latino Market: Fiestas Patrias

Sept. 18 — 1–5 p.m.
8456 Dallas Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

Te invitamos!! Featuring DJs spinning salsa, cumbia, merengue, banda, and quebradita sonidero music and vendors selling authentic Mexican and Latino foods like tacos, empanadas, elotes, specialty non-alcoholic drinks as well as clothing, jewelry, and collectibles, you won’t want to miss out on Fiesta Patrias!


For more information, check out the Emerald’s article “South Park’s Multicultural Latino Market Celebrates Mexican Independence Day Saturday.” To RSVP, please visit Fiesta Patrias’ Facebook event page.


Photo of artist's supplies and spoons and paint on a stained light-colored tarp.
Photo by laura adai on Unsplash.

Beacon Arts’ Saturday Zoom Artist Meet-Up

Saturdays — 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

From the host: Designed as a social gathering to have company in your studio during COVID, it has become a place to discuss ideas and share information with other South Seattle Artists. The first half-hour is dedicated to introductions and social check-in.

To give the meet-ups a little more shape, we offer guided discussions or studio tours, etc., that will start at 11:30 a.m., and generally be 45 minutes to an hour, with time again at the end for open discussion. The BA Guild Steering Committee also holds business meetings as needed.

Second Saturdays in summer are just a day for socializing, parallel play, shared virtual studio time, art discussion, etc.

To offer to present at a Zoom and for questions, email us at callforartists@beacon-arts.org. Or drop in.


Celebrate Black Lives Matter Festival

Sept. 18 — 4–7 p.m.
City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

From the host: September 18, the City of Seattle is partnering with Legendary Children and local Black-owned small businesses and creative workers to host a “Celebrate Black Lives Matter” festival at City Hall Plaza. This festival will be a presentation of art, music, and performances by queer and transgender artists. 


For more information and to RSVP, please visit the City of Seattle’s “September Welcome Back Weeks” webpage.


Intiman Theatre: Homecoming Performing Arts Festival

Sept. 18 — 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sept. 19 — 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Harvard Avenue between Pike and Pine

From the host: Intiman Theatre is proud to invite you to join in and celebrate the return of the live arts in a safe, outdoor setting! On the final weekend of summer, Harvard Avenue between Pike / Pine will transform into the HOMECOMING Performing Arts Festival featuring vendors, food trucks, artist installations, a beer garden presented with Life on Mars and over 100 artists performing on the mainstage.

Performances will include children’s programming from South End Stories, live bands from Café Racer, dance from Velocity, stand-up comedy curated by Emmett Montgomery, drag, burlesque, DJ sets, LGBTQ+ entertainment from BeautyBoiz, and much more. The artist lineup has been announced and festival passes and single-day tickets are now available!

Visit www.intiman.org/homecoming to purchase tickets and learn more.


Welcome Back Seattle: Finale Concert

Sept. 19 — 2–7:30 p.m.
Mural Amphiteatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109

From the host: September 19, the City of Seattle is hosting a Welcome Back Seattle finale concert at the Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center! The Vera Project will provide free screen-printing of an exclusive Welcome Back Seattle design. Local Seattle hip-hop, soul, and R’n’B artists will perform until sunset., with Adra Boo hosting!


For more information and to RSVP, please visit the City of Seattle’s “September Welcome Back Weeks” webpage.


Artwork depicting golden and dark brown brushstrokes.
“An Alhambra Afterglow,” (2019) by Rajaa Gharbi. Acrylic on canvas 36″x 48″

CoCA Presents ‘Tell Me More II’

Sept. 9–Oct. 23

From the host: The Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is pleased to present “Tell More II” (Sept. 9–Oct. 23, 2021), a solo exhibition by Rajaa Gharbi. 

A celebration of this exhibition will be hosted on-site at the CoCA gallery on Oct. 7, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. PST in conjunction with Pioneer Square Art Walk. 


For more information about this exhibit, please visit the following webpage.


Business Resource Open House: The Business of Community

Sept. 21 — 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

From the host: What is the ecosystem that drives a healthy economic community? Come help us dream and work toward an equitable relationship economy! This free event is perfect for any Seattle business owner or nonprofit organization dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Get face time with experts on the topics of pivoting, how to use technology to take your business online, and other resources like mentoring and financing. 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3dRmPmh

In-language translation provided in Amharic, Mandarin, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese. Please select your preferred language when prompted. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This Zoom webinar will be livestreamed to Seattle Public Library, Beacon Business Alliance, and Rainier Ave Business Coalition Facebook pages. 

The Business Resource Open House webinar series is co-created by Beacon Business Alliance and SPL’s Library-to-Business. Production by John Chen, CEO Geoteaming. Sponsors include Rainier Ave Business Coalition, Essential Southeast Seattle Collective, with partial funding from Verity Credit Union and the Office of Economic Development.


For more information and to register, please visit the following Zoom registration webpage.


Columbia City Farmers Market

Wednesdays, ends Oct. 13 — 3-7 p.m.
Columbia Park, South Edmunds Street and 35th 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.


Rainier Arts Center Porch Festival EXTENDED

Wednesdays in September — 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Rainier Arts Center’s Porch Festival has been EXTENDED through September!

Join Rainier Arts Center for live performances on the center’s porch every Wednesday in September from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.! South End musicians, poets, drummers, and dancers perform on the Rainier Arts Center porch! Relax in Columbia Park and enjoy the show.


For more information about the Porch Festival, please visit the following webpage and check out the Emerald’s article “Rainier Arts Center Hosts Weekly Porch Festival Showcasing BIPOC Artists.”


Farm Stand at Rainier Beach Urban Farms & Wetlands

Thursdays beginning June 17 — 2–7 p.m.

From the host: Starting June 17, the farm stand will be open every Thursday, 2–7 p.m., at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands (5513 S Cloverdale St — get directions)!

We offer an abundance of fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, eggs, and honey. Available products include produce grown right at our farm and additional items sourced from small, local farms.

Donations are encouraged for produce, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. We accept cash, credit, EBT, Fresh Bucks, and offer SNAP Market Match.

Bring your masks! We will be following King County farmers market guidelines, which currently require staff and shoppers to wear maks even if fully vaccinated.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


The Power of Money Series

Sept. 23, Oct. 21, & Dec. 2

From the host: Young Women Empowered  invites you to join us in a  3-part workshops series, unpacking the impacts of intergenerational colonial racial trauma by understanding the history of money, the growing of the racial wealth gap,  how our individual trauma and experience re-enforces colonial practices, and how we as a whole can heal, decolonize our relationship with money, and create a world where we can thrive. 

For the next three months, we will work together to learn, unlearn, and reimagine how resources are shared, decisions are made, and what accountability can mean for all of us. We will center decolonization as a path to challenge and transform our world into one that normalizes responsibility to one another and guides us to our collective liberation.

Tickets for all three sessions total are $100.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the series, please visit Young Women Empowered’s “The Power of Money Series” Eventbrite page.


Ali’s Legacy — Athletes, Activism, and Art

Sept. 23 — 6:30–8 p.m.

From the host: Join KCTS to celebrate the release of the new Ken Burns’ Muhammed Ali documentary. The legendary boxer is known for his unwavering commitment to his beliefs, even when he knew it could end his career. Today’s athletes follow in his footsteps when taking a stand for causes close to their hearts.

We’ll explore the topic of athletes and activism through conversation, art, film clips, and a boxing demo! Learn about and engage in activism with community partners, plus a chance to purchase a limited edition print of artwork featuring Ali by artist Keegan Hall, with proceeds benefiting local organizations who do work that aligns with Ali’s principles. There will be an audience Q&A segment, so submit yours for consideration in the check-out process when you reserve your ticket. We’ll also incorporate questions submitted during the event. Additionally, one of our community partners for the event, Cappy’s Gym, is giving away a gym membership, hand wraps, and gloves to one lucky winner. If you’d like to be entered, please select “yes” when prompted during the checkout process.

This event will be virtual. The link to join will be sent in your confirmation email after registration and again in an email the day prior to the event. Closed captioning will be available.

For more information and to register, please visit KCTS9’s “Ali’s Legacy — Athletes, Activism, and Art” Eventbrite webpage.


Let ’im Move You: This Is a Formation

Sept. 24 — 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 — 9:30 a.m.
On the Boards, 100 West Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98119

From the host: This Is a Formation, the final work in jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham’s “Let ’im Move You” series of performance and visual works informed by Black queer and Black femme innovations, centered around the artists’ explorations with the J-Sette Form, running from Sept. 23–25. 

Through jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham’s “This Is a Formation,” culminating ten years of collaboration in J-Sette dance through their “Let ’im Move You series,” audience members will, in the Merrill Theater and the streets outside the building, share space with dancers (including seven local performers) whose call-and-response movement forges and affirms community around Black queer resistance and delight; in conjunction with these performances, poe and Beacham’s work will kick off with a procession across a mile at sunset in the historically Black Rainier Beach neighborhood. 

Proof of vaccination* or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours will be required for entry. Patrons are required to wear masks during the entire event. 

*Photo of vaccination card is acceptable. If you do not have your card, you can access your vaccination record remotely by creating an account on the WA Dept of Health Immunization Information System, WA.MyIR.net.


For more information about “Let ’im Move You: This Is a Formation,” please visit jumatatu m. poe’s “Let ’im Move You: This Is a Formation” webpage.


Marcus Harrison Green: Readying to Rise

Sept. 29 — 7:30 p.m.

From the host: It’s been a watershed year. Social justice, and all that may mean to us all, is both in our grasp and slipping out our fingers. Seattle journalist Marcus Harrison Green knows this well. Growing up Black in South Seattle, Green, a dear friend and frequent collaborator with Town Hall Seattle, has seen both the sharp rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the murk of police brutality in tandem.

Ready to Rise is a new collection of essays, highlighting where things break down and what comes from the brokenness. Based on experience, Green offers sharpness and clarity in regard to racism as it pervades all aspects of our society — from the classroom, to the police patrolled streets, to the newsroom. He also writes about religion, mental health, human morality, and what his beloved grandmother taught him and will now teach us all.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this virtual event, please follow Town Hall Seattle’s “Marcus Harrison Green: Readying to Rise” Facebook event page.


NOW Seattle: The Fifth Annual Shero Awards

Oct. 3 — 5–6:30 p.m.

From the host: On Sunday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m., the National Organization for Women (NOW) Seattle Chapter will be hosting the Fifth Annual Shero Awards online. Registrants will enjoy a virtual auction, entertainment, and a formal Shero Award presentation ceremony.

This year, NOW Seattle will present the Shero Award to three honorees: Sen. Claire Wilson, chief development officer for AtWork! Alicia Crank, and founder of Peoria Home Paula Newman-Skomski. The Shero Award honors remarkable women for their outstanding accomplishments and efforts on behalf of women. It is awarded to women who have been powerful advocates for other women, and who have done significant work to change women’s lives for the better.

Proceeds from this event will directly support the efforts of the National Organization for Women Seattle Chapter and this year’s Shero Awardees. More details at nowseattle.org/shero-awards. 


For more information and to register for the Fifth Annual Shero Awards, please visit nowseattle.org/shero-awards.


Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash.

Trees for Neighborhoods: Planting and Care Events

Application Deadline: Aug. 9
Zoom Webinar, Sept. 25 — 10-10:45 a.m.
Zoom Webinar, Sept. 29 — 7-7:45 p.m.
In-Person Workshop & Neighborhood Celebration, Oct. 2
Tree Delivery Begins, Oct. 4

From the host: Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 11,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That’s 11,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier! When you participate in Trees for Neighborhoods, you receive help selecting the right tree and planting location, FREE trees (up to 4 per household, lifetime max of 6), a watering bag and mulch for each tree, training on proper planting and care, assistance applying for street tree planting permits, ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities, planting assistance (on a limited basis due to COVID-19 concerns), and street tree evaluations for the first couple of years to let you know how your trees are doing!

Applications for 2021 trees are available now and close on Aug. 9! In order to receive a free tree for planting, you must attend a webinar or in-person workshop listed above.


For more information about the Trees for Neighborhoods program and to apply, please visit the following webpage.


Delridge Farmers Market

Second Saturday of the Month — 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
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 beginning June 12! 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.

The market will occur on the second Saturday of each month from June to November 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of Hope Academy (9421 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106). Everyone is welcome to attend, and robust food access programs are available to all food-insecure families (including SNAP/EBT, WIC/Senior, SNAP Market Match, and Fresh Bucks). Masks are required, and social distancing protocol will be enforced.

The Delridge Farmers Market is made possible by King Conservation District, Albertsons Foundation, and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.


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.


BHGC’s Garden Shares Events Return!

Second Saturdays Monthly
10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Began April 10, 2021.)

From the host: Beacon Hill Garden Club (BHGC) is gearing up for their monthly Garden Share events beginning April 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. outside The Station Coffee Shop. Club members and neighbors will share free bedding plants and veggie starts.

To make sure BHGC has enough plants this year, they’re inviting folks to become “Foster Farmers” and raise a few extra veggie starts for the Garden Shares. It’s a great activity for young and old! Foster Farmers who are new to gardening can get a free “Foster Farmer Kit” with seeds and instructions as well as receive guidance from an experienced garden mentor. Grow your own and bring the extras to swap or share at the monthly Garden Shares from May to September. 

If you’re having trouble finding seeds this year, please check out the BHGC Seed Library outside the Station Coffee Shop by the Beacon Hill Lightrail Station. The library is stocked weekly and available free of charge to anyone who can grow them.


To become a Foster Farmer email seattlebeaconhillgardenclub@gmail.com with “Foster Farmer” in the subject line. For more information about BHGC, visit their website at seattlebeaconhillgardenclub.org.


HERO House NW 5K Run and Walk

Oct. 10 — 9 a.m.
Redmond Municipal Park

From the host: Take a step for mental health and sign up for the HERO House 5K Run and Walk to benefit HERO House NW and its Clubhouse programs. We are excited to offer the first annual in-person, in-place HERO House 5K run and walk! Run or walk IN PERSON on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. at Redmond Municipal Park on the scenic Sammamish River Trail.

For those not yet comfortable running in person, you can sign up for our virtual event, and run or walk on a route in your neighborhood, wherever you are in the world! Runners swag includes a performance shirt, window sticker, wristband, and event magnet. Shirt sizes not guaranteed after Sept. 10.


For more information and to register, please visit HERO House NW’s Facebook event page.


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.


Indigenous People Festival

Oct. 12 — 12–8 p.m.

From the host: Indigenous People Festival is a free, annual celebration of Indigenous creativity and brilliance where all attendees can learn about Indigenous cultures from a lineup of contemporary talent. This year, we’ll present four exciting days of virtual performances and panels featuring locally and nationally recognized Indigenous artists and advocates.

Indigenous People Festival is presented in partnership with Seattle Center as part of Festal.


For more information about the Indigenous People Festival, please the Seattle Center’s “Indigenous People Festival” webpage.


‘Health Matters: Advocating for Washington Women’ Webinar Series

Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

*Sept. 14 — Seeking Solutions Through Advocacy (*This event is in the past.)
Oct. 12 — Reproductive Justice and Women’s Empowerment
Nov. 9 — Improving Access to Care in Washington State
Dec. 14 — Preventing Violence and Serving the Needs of Survivors

From the host: Join AAUW of Washington as they host a series of four webinars on specific critical health access issues for Washington women! Each webinar will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

To defray the expenses of holding the events, the cost for attending webinars is as follows:

  • Members: $15 for each webinar or $50 for the series
  • Non-members: $20 for each webinar or $60 for the series

For more information and to purchase tickets for the webinars, please visit AAUW of Washington’s Health Matters’ Eventbrite webpage.


25th Annual SpiritWalk and Warrior Run

Oct. 16 — 9–1 p.m.

From the host: The 25th Annual SpiritWalk & Warrior Run is a community 5k run and 1.25m walk that’s open to the entire community! This year’s theme is Land Back — the movement to restore land, language, ceremony, kinship, and medicines to Native people. All registrants will be eligible for raffle prizes, and 5K winners will receive custom-beaded medallions. The walk/run will be followed by a family picnic with Indigenous art vendors and entertainment.


For more information and to register, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Seattle/SpiritWalkWarriorRun.


Walk the Block: Wa Na Wari’s Third Annual Fundraiser

Oct. 16 — 3–6 p.m.

From the host: This fall Wa Na Wari is taking art to the streets for our 2021 Fall Fundraising Event. We are creating our own one-day art walk pop-up in the Central District and it’s called “Walk the Block.” 

“Walk the Block” transforms homes, businesses, parks and other common spaces in our neighborhood into street viewable art installations and performance sites. Enjoy art, video installations, live music and more as you stroll the neighborhood with family and friends. All while helping to raise funds and build community with Wa Na Wari.

All participants are required to wear a mask at the event. Participants can arrive and begin the walk anytime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. This will allow participants to stay socially distanced throughout the walk. Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes.

For more information, including participating artists and ticket packages, follow Wa Na Wari’s “Walk the Block” Facebook event page. To purchase tickets, please visit Wa Na Wari’s “Walk the Block” Eventbrite webpage.


Seattle Restaurant Week

Oct. 24–Nov. 6

From the host: Seattle Restaurant Week is a bi-annual prix fixe dining promotion that gives diners a unique chance to support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food!

Seattle Restaurant Week is back this fall between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6. Over 200 participating venues across 45+ neighborhoods and cities in the greater Seattle area will participate. Restaurants will be offering special menus of $20 lunches, $35 and/or $50 dinners. Menu offerings can include takeout, delivery, or on-site dining.


For more information and to see a list of participating restaurants, please visit https://srweek.org/.


Multiracial Artists in Conversation

Nov. 2 — 10–11:30 a.m.

From the host: Join us for Seattle JACL’s final Mixed Race Webinar of 2021! (FREE event). As multiracial people, we are constantly put into narrow categories that try to define who we are. But what does it mean to tell your own story? To be able to claim and celebrate all parts of who you are? Speakers for this panel are defining their own narratives through the arts — including photography, visual art, and writing. Mixed Race youth, adults, and families — as well as the arts community — will benefit from this inspiring discussion about what it means to be a storyteller of your own narrative, be it on a canvas, in a book, in a photograph, onstage, or in everyday life.

In order to attend, you must register at the link below and a Zoom link will be emailed to you: https://forms.gle/zDQnrWhnJ2u8BfNUA


For more information about the Multiracial Artists in Conversation webinar, please visit the following Facebook event page. To register, please fill out the following form online.


FareStart’s Guest Chef Night at Home Virtual Series

Join FareStart for a quarterly one-hour virtual event focusing on a culinary theme or skill! Hosted by Chef Wayne Johnson.

*March 25 — 5–6 p.m. (*This event is in the past.)
Chopping Like a Pro with Chef Kristi Brown of Communion and That Brown Girl Cooks!, and Varin Keokitvon of Seattle Central College and formerly of Heartwood Provisions
*May 20 — 5–6 p.m. (*This event is in the past.)
Art of the Appetizers with Chef Rachel Yang of Joule, Trove and Revel, and Chef Melissa Miranda of Musang Seattle
*Sept. 9 — 5–6 p.m. (*This event is in the past.)
Perfecting Pizza with Chef Francisco Migoya of Modernist Cuisine
Dec. 16 — 5–6 p.m.
Relishing Fermentation with Chef Edourado Jordan of JuneBaby and Salare, and Chef Brendan McGill of Hitchcock

From the host: FareStart Guest Chef Night was launched nearly 30 years ago. It became one of Seattle’s most beloved culinary events where the community gathered every Thursday night at the FareStart Restaurant to enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by a local celebrity chef and FareStart students. Since the event’s inception, more than $6 million has been raised to support FareStart’s job training programs for youth and adults with barriers to employment. The event was paused in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as FareStart pivoted to provide emergency meals to communities across the Seattle area.


For more information about FareStart or to register for a FareStart Guest Chef Night at Home virtual event, visit FareStart’s Guest Chef Night webpage.


Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.

Superfine Art Fair Seattle 2021

May 12–15, 2022 — 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Block 41 in Belltown

From the host: The highly anticipated return to in-person art fairs is finally here! Superfine is the #1 art fair for independent artists and art-lovers, where you are supporting living, local artists and meeting them too! The unconventional art fair will land at Block 41 in Belltown from May 12 to 15 in 2022. Real art lovers will be able to connect with real artists, buy affordable art, and support great causes: 25% of your ticket purchase goes to an LGBTQ+ charity to support LGBTQ+ youth, and 90% of art is priced from $50 to $3,000. 

Buy your tickets online now to save 20-40%! General Access or VIP Private Access tickets are available with timed entry in adherence to our COVID-19 Compliance Commitment.


For more information and to book tickets for the Superfine Art Fair, please visit the following webpage.


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RECENT PAST EVENTS:

Organizing Meeting: ¡Adelante! ¡Forward! for Abortion Rights From Mexico to the U.S.

Sept. 16 — 7–9 p.m.

From the host: Are you an avid activist for reproductive freedom? Then this is the meeting for you! On the agenda: Learn more about the recent victory for decriminalized abortion in Mexico. Find out how to help build Seattle’s action for “Remember Rosie Jiménez: National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice” on Oct. 3. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! 

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/SeptSRW

Sponsored by Radical Women.

For more information and to register, please visit Radical Women’s “Organizing Mtg: ¡Adelante! ¡Forward! for Abortion Rights From Mexico to the U.S.” Facebook event page.


Real Change 27th Anniversary

Sept. 16 — 12 p.m.

From the host: Join Real Change virtually on Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 16, at noon for their 27th anniversary event! Together, we’ll celebrate the hard work of Real Change vendors, the incredible volunteers who power our programs, and community activists! The event will be hosted by local comedian Brett Hamil, and the keynote speaker will be David Delgado of REACH.

The event is free and open to the public with a $150 suggested donation, and gifts of over $250 will be doubled by a generous matching fund.

Real Change will also share videos, prizes, and more on social media all week from Sept. 13 to 17, so like and follow @RealChangeNews on all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to follow along with events and celebrations the week of Sept. 14. Thank you for all you do, and we look forward to celebrating with you!


For more information and to register for Real Change’s 27th Anniversary event, please visit the following webpage.


King County Disaster Preparedness Demo

Sept. 15 — 2 p.m.

From the host: During #NationalPreparednessMonth, King County is sharing ways to stay safe during emergencies.

We’re going LIVE at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to demonstrate some simple ways to protect your home and answer your preparedness questions. We hope you’ll join us!

To watch the livestream, please King County, WA’s Twitter feed @KingCountyWA.


Planning Meeting for Reproductive Justice & Remembering Rosie Jiméz

Sept. 14 — 6:30–8:30 p.m.

From the host: Help organize an action to commemorate Rosie Jiménez and build the fight for reproductive justice! This local action is part of the call to “Remember Rosie Jiménez: National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice” that Radical Women has been working on with other activists around the United States. Organizing meetings for Seattle’s action will be every Tuesday. 

The next meeting is on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

For more information and to register, please visit Radical Women’s “Planning Meeting for Reproductive Justice: Remembering Rosie Jimenéz” Eventbrite page.


Crosscut.LIVE: Northwest Newsmakers — America After 9/11

Sept. 14 — 6 p.m.

From the host: As the nation reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a  new FRONTLINE documentary, America After 9/11, traces the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks and devastating consequences across three presidencies. We break from our Northwest focus for a special conversation with award-winning director Michael Kirk about the decisions that changed the world and transformed America. From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the January 6th insurrection, America After 9/11 re-examines the legacy of September 11 — and the ongoing challenge it poses for the president and our country.

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron.

For more information and to register, please visit the following Crosscut.LIVE “Northwest Newsmakers — Frontline America After 9/11” Eventbrite webpage.


Spean Rajana Mini Summit 2021

*Sept. 13 — 12–1 p.m.: Fishing Industry and Slave Labor (*This event is in the past.)
Sept. 14 — 12–1 p.m.: King County International Airport Community Coalition

From the host: Spean Rajana, an arts and civics organization grounded in Khmer culture, is hosting a mini summit to help community members learn more about the fishing industry, forced labor, and migration. Panelists will include former State Rep. Velma Veloria, Seattle Port Commissioner Sam Cho, Erik Nicholson of Pandion Strategy, and the King County International Airport Community Coalition (KCIACC).

For more information and to register for this mini summit, please visit the following Google Doc by Spean Rajana.


Photo by Olia Gozha on Unsplash.

Free Meditation Walk

Sept. 12 — 10–11 a.m.
Seward Park

From the host: Tune your awareness to the natural world of Seward Park’s ancient forest, sky, and shore. Find peace and rejuvenation on a guided meditation walk with Sifu Kim. Modest pace, up to 2 miles including some stairs. Older children who can maintain silence may join with their adults. No pets, please.

See the website for more info: www.dragonkungfuseattle.com.


Bystander Intervention Workshop

Sept. 11 — 1–3 p.m.
Admiral United Church, 4320 Southwest Hill Street, Seattle, WA 98116

From the host: Hate crimes against people of Asian heritage and African heritage, as well as other marginalized communities, continue to increase dramatically in Seattle, in King County, and in the U.S. But we can learn to intervene SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY in a hate-filled situation. Learn how to bypass your fight/flight urge. Practice how to support the target and de-escalate the energy at the in-person Bystander Intervention Workshop. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Masks required.

For more information about the Bystander Intervention Workshop, please visit the Anti-Hate Alaska Junction’s “Next Bystander Intervention Workshop” webpage.


Kubota Garden Fall Plant Sale

Sat., Sept. 11 — 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kubota Garden Maintenance Area, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Did this summer’s unprecedented heatwave make you long for more shade trees in your yard? Do you need to replace plants? Has working from home made you pay more attention to your garden?

Kubota Garden is excited to present our Fall Plant Sale in person again! Our nursery is bursting with items nurtured over the past year and waiting just for you.


For more information about the Kubota Fall Plant Sale, please visit Kubota Garden Foundation’s “Events” webpage.


‘Belly of the Beast: Reproductive Injustice in Prisons’ — A Social Justice Film Event

Friday, Sept. 10–Sunday, Sept. 12 — All Day

From the host: Learn about prisoner rights, reproductive justice, and the fight to hold the California Department of Corrections accountable for a pattern of abuse.

Join the Social Justice Film Institute, Fix Democracy First, the Meaningful Movies Project, Meaningful Movies Tacoma and Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS, for a limited online stream of the award-winning documentary Belly of the Beast.

Register to watch the film on-demand from Friday, Sept. 10, to Sunday, Sept. 12, then tune in to a virtual Q&A on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. with reproductive health and incarcerated people’s rights activist Courtney Hooks to discuss systems of violence and sterilization abuse in women’s prisons.

All events are free, and a link to view the film will be emailed to registrants on Friday, Sept. 10.


For more information about the film ‘Belly of the Beast’ and to register for this social justice film event, please visit the following webpage.


Welcome Back Seattle: Borealis, A Festival of Light at the Paramount Theatre

Sept. 10 — 4–10 p.m. (various showtimes)
Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, WA 91801

From the host: On Sept. 10, Seattle Welcome Back Week is partnering  with Borealis, A Festival of Light to host a free, immersive light and sound experience at the Paramount Theatre. Borealis will put on four 35-minute presentations throughout the evening, with 30-minute intervals between each show to allow for cleaning and movement in and out of the theatre. Recent Borealis productions include a virtual show on the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve and a Borealis, A Festival of Light Video Mapping Competition at MOHAI.

For more information, including showtimes, and to get your free ticket, please visit Seattle Welcome Back Week’s “Borealis, A Festival of Light at the Paramount Theatre” webpage.


Road Map Youth Storytellers Project Showcase

Sept. 9 — 4–5:30 p.m.

From the host: To change our inequitable education systems, we need to reimagine who “experts” are, resource Young People of Color to own their stories and follow their visions of transformation. Come learn from five young leaders from South Seattle and South King County — Adar Abdi, Erandi Flores-Bucio, Nurhaliza Mohamath, Savannah Blackwell, and Sophia Vazquez — about community stories and calls to action for all of us.


For more information and to register for the Road Map Youth Storytellers Project Showcase, please visit the following Zoom registration link.


Webinar for Maddesyn George

Sept. 7 — 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

From the host: Maddesyn George is a 27-year-old Native woman and mother from the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State and a survivor of domestic and sexual violence. She has been jailed for more than a year for defending herself against a white man who raped her and threatened her life. She is facing as many as 17 years in a federal prison in California, more than 1,000 miles from her 16-month-old daughter, family, and community.

The Campaign to Free Maddesyn George invites you to attend a webinar Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring Earth-Feather Sovereign, director of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Washington (MMIWW). Come learn more about the work of MMIWW and how you can join the fight to free Maddesyn.

Co-sponsored by Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, API Chaya, Collective Justice, Free Them All Washington, Radical Women, Fight Toxic Prisons, Mother Nation, and Survived and Punished.

For more information about this webinar, please visit the “Free Maddesyn George” Facebook event page. To register, please visit the following “MMIW & Free Maddesyn George Webinar Registration Form” webpage.


Virtual Event: The 7 Layers of Listening and How to Listen With Your Heart

Sept. 6 — 6–7 p.m.

From the host: Transformation in Action welcomes Antesa Jensen on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. PT! Antesa will be talking about listening, one of the most important skills we need to be actively anti-racist. 

Antesa is a Tedx Copenhagen and Tedx RushU speaker and an expert in the domain of emotional intelligence. She teaches honest, kind, and compassionate communication styles that deepen connection. We need to learn our history and anti-racism concepts as well as understand the impacts of racism and othering in this society. We also need to learn the skills of relating beyond our reactive responses so we can connect with one another. Listening with our hearts is at the top of that list. Antesa has generously donated her time and will not be compensated for this speaking engagement. Proceeds of this event will pay for BIPOC speaking fees and BIPOC coaching fees.

Tickets are $10–$25.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this speaker series, please visit Transformation in Action’s “The 7 Layers of Listening: How to Listen With Your Heart” Eventbrite webpage.


The Mad Bus Driver and Friends Are Back Again!

Sept. 5 — 8:30 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center, 3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join comedian Anthony Session aka The Mad Bus Driver for a hilarious evening of fun at the beautiful Rainier Arts Center. He will be joined by Minneapolis comedian J ROCK, and DJ DIPH will be providing some great music. The show will be hosted by J WILL.

Tickets are $15 (plus service fee).


For more information about The Mad Bus Driver and to purchase tickets for his show, please visit the following webpage.


Etana Live in Seattle at Rumba Notes Lounge

Sept. 5 — 8 p.m.

From the host: Join Rumba Notes Lounge as they host Grammy-nominated reggae superstar Etana! Etana will perform live at the Lounge on Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $20 to $35.

For more information and to purchase tickets to see Etana, please visit the following webpage.


Hitoiki Karate Presents Fall Fellowship Seminar

Sept. 4–6 — 4–8 p.m.
Ninja School Columbia City, 5601 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join Ninja School Columbia City as they host a Fall Martial Arts Fellowship Seminar on Labor Day weekend! For three days, participants and spectators will get to experience martial arts perspectives from many different teachers around the Washington State area. See you on the mat!


For more information and to register, please visit the following Facebook event page.


(Re)Generate! Seattle Sustainability Summit

Sept. 3 — 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

From the host: The need to build our climate resilience has powerful implications for our development, infrastructure, and social connections, from how we deal with the increasing threats of climate disruptions and how we, as a community, can plan to recover and thrive. Re-envisioned in 2020 as (Re)Generate!, this summit is a direct, hands-on action that examines the unique challenges, as well as the opportunities, in preparing our region for the impacts of climate disruption.


For more information and to register for the summit, please visit the following webpage.


Community Bike Ride and Picnic

Aug. 29 — 2–6 p.m.
Genesee Park to Seward Park

From the host: Join Bike Works for a free, all-ages ride to Seward Park for a picnic-style hangout on Sunday, Aug. 29! The ride will start at Genesee Park at 2 p.m. with a slow roll out by 3 p.m. along Lake Washington Boulevard to the Seward Park north end beach. Kids, pets, and all cycling styles and abilities are welcome. We’ll also have some friendly competitions with prizes!

Be sure to bring your mask, helmet, water bottle, lights, lawn games, swimming gear, and picnic supplies! Food will be provided (including Full Tilt Ice Cream, Ezell’s Chicken, and pizza). Feel free to bring snacks to accommodate your dietary needs.


For more information and to RSVP for the Community Bike Ride, please visit the following webpage.


Africatown’s Black on the Block Rally & Teach In for Economic Justice

Aug. 29 — 1–7 p.m.
23rd Ave South and South Jackson Street

From the host: Y’all ready for one more for #BlackAugust to end the summer??

If you missed the first one on Memorial Day … missed Juneteenth … missed ReUnion on Union … missed Umoja Day of Unity … or you just want more Black love, culture, business and community — this is it for summer 2021!!!


For more information about Black on the Block, please visit Africatown’s Facebook event page.


Nyema Clark, founder and director of Nurturing Roots Farm, holds a white chicken while a youth reaches out to pet the chicken's feet.
Seattle native Nyema Clark, founder and director of Nurturing Roots Farm, located on Beacon Hill. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Back to School Fair at Nurturing Roots Farm

Aug. 29 — 12–3 p.m.
Nurturing Roots Farm, 6218 Beacon Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

From the host: Join us on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Nurturing Roots Farm for farm tours, volunteer opportunities, family fun activities, vendors, resources, and more! This is a FREE event for all ages. Masks required.


For more information about Nurturing Roots Farm, please visit the following webpage.


Black Summer Camp: Movies Based on the Black Experience

Saturdays — 8 p.m.
*Feed the People Plaza, S. Hanford St. & Beacon Ave S.

From the host: Join the Sankofa Film Society and Feed the People Plaza with support from 4 Culture every Saturday night for Black cinema under the stars. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this FREE outdoor film series! Popcorn provided!


*Venue is moving. Follow Sankofa Film Society’s Instagram @sankofaseattle and Facebook @sankofafilmsociety for updates!

For more information, check out the Emerald’s article “Watch Black Cinema Under the Stars Every Saturday Night With Sankofa Film Society.” To see what’s showing, follow Sankofa Film Society’s Instagram @sankofaseattle and Facebook @sankofafilmsociety.


Women holding green triangle scarves, seated in front of a colorful mural calling for legalization of abortion.

Women’s Rights Day: The Inspiring Global Fight for Reproductive Justice

Sat., Aug. 28 — 1 p.m.

From the host: Don’t miss this exciting event! Two international speakers will tell how women in their countries won legal abortion by building massive grassroots movements. Building on their inspiration, a Phoenix feminist will discuss how to counter threats to reproductive justice in the United States. Come away energized, hopeful, and galvanized to action!

Register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/WRD-RW 

Sponsored by Radical Women U.S.


For more information, please visit the following Facebook event page.


CID Food Walk

Aug. 28 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

From the host: Our last CID Food Walk of the summer returns this Saturday, Aug. 28! Take a look at our menu or visit our website at seattlechinatownid.com.

Under the current revised mask mandate, please wear a mask when visiting our businesses so we can keep everyone safe while enjoying delicious deals across the neighborhood! 

You can also swing by our tent at Hing Hay Park to pick up a copy of the physical menu.

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For more information and to see the menu, please visit the following webpage or follow Seattle’s Chinatown-International District’s Facebook page @iheartID. To get an idea of what the CID Food Walk looks like, check out the Emerald’s article “PHOTO ESSAY: Dragon Fest Food Walk Showcases Local Asian Cuisine.”


RBAC’s Back 2 School Bash

Aug. 28 — 12–4 p.m.
Rainier Beach Plaza, Rainier Ave S. and S. Henderson St.

From the host: It’s that time of year again: This Saturday, Aug. 28,  is the 18th Annual Back2School Bash. Students MUST BE PRESENT. We have filled backpacks with supplies. Come on down from 12 to 4 p.m. We’ll be there till we run out. This is a WALK-THRU Event. 

Register online by using the QR Code on the cell phone image above. 

You don’t have to hangout after you get your supplies and lunch. Entertainment (Youth Showcase) will be Facebook live right here 👉  https://rbac.me/FaceBookLive


For more information and to register, please visit Rainier Beach Action Coalition’s Facebook post about the Back 2 School Bash. And check out the Emerald’s article “‘Back 2 School Bash’ Pivots to Walk-Through to Provide School Supplies” for a sneak peek!


Kids Capoeira Class at the Park

Aug. 28 — Toddlers (ages 2–4) 9–10 a.m.; Kids (ages 5–12) 10–11 a.m.
Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA 98144

From the host: The Union Cultural Center is offering a FREE kids and toddler Capoeira class with Mestre Silvinho on Saturday, Aug. 28

No registration needed. Just show up and bring your joy and smiles! We will do movement, music, and signing with both groups!


For more information, contact the Union Cultural Center at info@unionculturalcenter.org or 206-214-8892.


Skyway Virtual Cinema

Fridays — 7 p.m.
Cinema Pack Pick-Up on Thursdays — 5:30–7:30 p.m.

*Aug. 6: Sister Act (1992) (*This event is in the past.)
*Aug. 13: Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) (*This event is in the past.)
*Aug. 20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (*This event is in the past.)
Aug. 27: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

From the host: Nothing can replace the sheer joy of packing into a parking lot with y’all to gorge on food truck cuisine and 50¢ popcorn while watching a new release on a 20-foot screen. We missed you last year when the pandemic forced us to rethink in-person events.

And while we do love Skyway Outdoor Cinema (SOC), we realize the pandemic still poses some difficult challenges for large gatherings. To keep folks safe while still keeping the SOC spirit alive, we’re continuing our Skyway VIRTUAL Cinema series all August.

Register online to get access to the films for Friday nights, and don’t forget to pick up FREE Cinema Packs filled with goodies on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. behind the 7-Eleven in the old U.S. Bank parking lot!

For the movie lineup and to register for movie access, please visit the following webpage. For more information, check out the Emerald’s article “Skyway Outdoor Cinema Adjusts to Bring Community Together.


Seattle JazzED Block Party

Aug. 27 — 5–8 p.m.
JazzED’s New Site, 2101 22nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

From the host: Block Party is back! To celebrate the culmination of Seattle JazzED’s summer PLAYBOOK programming and get fired up for the new school year, they’re throwing a PARTY at the site of their future home in Rainier Valley. Featuring special performances by New York band Sammy Miller and the Congregation, JazzED musicians fresh out of PLAYBOOK camp, and one or two secret guests, this evening is shaping up to be the best bash of the season. This event is for the whole family, with free hot dogs and cake, games, prizes, and enough room to dance to all the funky tunes!

RSVPs are encouraged (to ensure they have enough hot dogs and cake)! RSVP on Facebook.

Sponsored by Friends of Douglas Roach.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the following webpage.


Back to School Community Giveaway

Aug. 27 — 3–6 p.m.
Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Gifts of Hope will be giving out free desks, backpacks, school supplies, toys, haircuts, and more on Friday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. A free Pfizer vaccination clinic will also be hosted at the giveaway.


For more information, please contact Gifts of Hope at  info@givinggiftsofhope.org or 206-486-7171.


Virtual City of Music Career Day

Aug. 27 — 3–5:30 p.m.

From the host: The Seattle Music Commission, the Office of Arts & Culture, and the Office of Economic Development are proud to announce the return of Seattle’s City of Music Career Day! Produced in partnership with Connors & Co., KEXP, The Vera Project and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), City of Music Career Day provides young people ages 13–26 with direct access to music industry professionals through networking, experiential learning, engaging workshops, and performances.

We’re excited for you to join us virtually in the Hopin event platform on Friday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. PT!


For more information about the City of Music Career Day, visit the Office of Arts & Culture’s Art Beat Blog post, and to register, please visit the following webpage.


Redistricting South King County Mapping Session

Aug. 26 — 4:30–6 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168

From the host: The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and Redistricting Justice for Washington is hosting a South King County Mapping Session to help draw our districts for the next 10 years. Join us to review and vote on redistricting map proposals for South King County state legislative districts. This is your opportunity to learn about this year’s redistricting process and make your voice heard for equitable redistricting in our BIPOC communities. Food/Refreshments will be provided.


To register for the South King County Mapping Session, please visit the following webpage.


Photo by Natalie Rhea on Unsplash.

Camp Read-a-Rama: Tunes & Tales

Aug. 23–26 — 9–11 a.m. & 1–3 p.m.

From the host: From August 23 to 26, vocalist and violinist James Dargan will be leading campers in writing their own freedom song at our “Tunes & Tales” camp! We will also be crafting and showcasing our own stories through writing, recordings, and art. We hope to see you there!

Register by August 13! This is a virtual camp, and space is limited to 30 campers.

Discover and donate at https://www.read-a-rama.org/


For more information and to inquire about scholarships, please email campreadarama@gmail.com. To register for Camp Read-a-Rama: Tunes & Tales,  visit the following webpage for the morning sessions and the following webpage for the afternoon sessions.


Adult R&B Skate

Aug. 25 — 7:30–10 p.m.
Pattison’s West Skating Center, 34222 Pacific Hwy S., Federal Way, WA

From the host: Come roll with Pattison’s West Skating Center! For this adult-only skating session, there will be a live dj set powered by DJ Graham and Mr. NYICE GUY.

Advance ticket sales only! (No tickets or sales at the door.) 18 and up; masks are required.


For more information and to purchase tickets , please visit the following webpage.


Rainier Arts Center Porch Festival

Wednesdays in August — 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join Rainier Arts Center for live performances on the center’s porch every Wednesday in August from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.! South End musicians, poets, drummers, and dancers perform on the Rainier Arts Center porch! Relax in Columbia Park and enjoy the show.


For more information about the Porch Festival, please visit the following webpage and check out the Emerald’s article “Rainier Arts Center Hosts Weekly Porch Festival Showcasing BIPOC Artists.”


Seattle Center’s Festál: BrasilFest

Aug 22 — 2–4 p.m.

From the host: Seattle Center’s Festál, is a series of cultural community festivals and events designed to celebrate, preserve, and share the rich traditions of the region’s diverse communities with the widest possible audience. Festál is a vital part of Seattle Center’s role in helping to build a larger community and is presented by T-Mobile and Seattle Center Foundation. 

BrasilFest is to expose our community to Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of the Brazilian Folklore Day. This is a unique mission, as this day is not usually celebrated outside of Brazil. In Brazil, this event is an important educational tool in continuing Brazilian folkloric traditions. Our mission goes beyond keeping traditions alive, and combines traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions. It provides an opportunity to bring together all artists and organizations concerned with Brazil and to unite them in one venue. Thereby we hope to increase the visibility of the Brazilian cultural landscape to our community.

Join Seattle Center in celebrating the 23rd Annual BrasilFest on Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. virtually with music, food demonstrations, dance workshops, kid’s activities, and more!


For more information about BrasilFest’s virtual programming, please visit the following webpage.


Summer Thunder in the Garden

Aug. 22 — 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Hear the powerful sounds of taiko drums resounding through Kubota Garden. Three drum corps will perform.

This event is free, and no registration is required!


For more information about “Summer Thunder in the Garden,” please visit the following webpage.


Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play

Aug. 21 — 12–4 p.m.
Rainier Community Center and Playfields, 4600 38th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Big Day of Play is a celebration of Seattle’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities, and families to have fun, build relationships, and be active together. It’s the day to play your way!

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation in-person and virtually from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. Get ready to dance to live music, play games with family and friends, get active with fitness demos, win prizes, eat delicious food, and learn about wellness opportunities in the community!


For more information about Big Day of Play 2021, please visit the following webpage. To learn more about the tasty food that will be at Big Day of Play, check out the Emerald’s article “Grab a ‘Bite of Pinoy’ — Filipino Food and Culture in the South End This Saturday.”


JCCCW 2021 Online Japanese Summer Camp

For Youth 7–11 Years of Age
Dates: August 9–13, or August 16–20
Time: Approximately 2 hours between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. PDT, or 12:30–3:00 pm PDT*
Cost: $200

For Youth 12-16 Years of Age
Dates: August 16–20
Time: Approximately 2 hours between 12:30–3:00 p.m. PDT *
Cost: $200

*Please note that there will be a short break between language classes and culture classes.

From the host: Join the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington for our second Virtual Summer Camp. Featuring introductory Japanese language classes for complete beginners, covering beginning level hiragana and phrases as well as Japanese cultural classes and activities every day, kids can learn about onigiri, manga, martial arts, and more! Each day of camp will be around 2 hours in total with a short break between language and cultural activities. Learn about Japanese culture from the comfort of your home, and from anywhere in the country! This summer camp is perfect for students who want an introduction to the Japanese language and the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture. Please note that the Japanese language lessons are introductory, for beginning students. Necessary class materials and supplies will be shipped to campers before the start of classes.


For more information and to register for the Virtual Summer Camp, please visit the following webpage. For any questions, please email summercamp@jccw.org or call (206) 568-7114.


Our Bodies, Our Lives!: Online Mobilizing Meeting

Aug. 19 — 7 p.m.

From the host: What can we do to defend abortion rights and affirm everyone’s right to control their own body? This Radical Women gathering will feature a presentation on Rosie Jimenez, who she was and why her 1977 death has made her a symbol of the fight for reproductive justice. Learn how you can help build an upcoming event with an international panel of women on the front lines fighting for abortion rights. And get updated on Maddesyn George’s case, a young Native woman from the Colville Reservation who has been charged with second-degree murder for defending herself against a violent rapist. Bring your thoughts on what is needed to fight back and build alliances locally and nationally. 

Register in advance at https://www.tinyurl.com/AugustRW. Sponsored by Radical Women.

For more information, please email rwseattle@mindspring.com or call 206-722-6057. Follow Radical Women Seattle at www.facebook.com/RWseattle.


Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth

Aug. 19 — 10–11:30 a.m. & 1–2:30 p.m.
Terrace Overlook, Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: This free workshop will teach youth (ages 8-17) how to carve animal shapes from soapstone. Members of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association will show each participant how to file stone and create a unique sculpture. All supplies will be provided by Studiostone Creative and participants will keep their finished pieces.

There are two, 90-minute, workshops (one beginning at 10:00 a.m., the other at 1:00 p.m.) with a limit of 50 youth in each workshop. Participants will be working with soapstone and water and soapstone dust will get on participant’s clothing, so children should dress appropriately.

Participants will be appropriately distanced and required to wear masks covering nose and mouth at all times. Instructors and volunteers will also wear masks at all times.

Registration is required for this workshop and will open on Aug. 1.

For more information and to register for the “Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth,” please visit the following webpage.


Mac Seales Quintet

Aug. 17–18 — 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

From the host: KNKX and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley present post-bop jazz pianist and UW professor Marc Seales for two nights! Band members are: Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Jesse Seales (guitar), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Moyce Lucas (drums).

Show times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $16 (handling fee included).


For more information and to purchase tickets for Marc Seales Quintet , please visit the following webpage.


“COVID-19: Equity & BIPOC Families” Virtual Panel

Aug. 17 — 6–7:30 p.m.

From the host: Do you have questions about covid variants? Vaccines and boosters for children, pregnant and nursing parents? Safe return to in-person instruction? Bring your questions and learn with us!

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 6–7:30 p.m., Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) is hosting a virtual panel and community dialogue for King County Families of Color. We’ll be joined by a fantastic panel of local Women of Color physicians and researchers who are leaders in public health and experts on wellness for Youth and Families of Color. 

Can’t join the Zoom call? Don’t worry! FOCS will be streaming live on their Facebook page for those who just want to tune in or watch the recording afterwards.

Made possible by funding from All In WA.


For more information and to register for the virtual panel, please visit the following webpage.


Crosscut.LIVE: Northwest Newsmakers — Climate Change & the Future of Outdoor Adventuring

Aug. 16 — 12–1 p.m.

From the host: From rugged coastline to soaring mountains, lush rainforests to dry deserts, life in the Pacific Northwest comes with unparalleled natural beauty and an embarrassment of riches for outdoor adventures. But as climate change upends our ecosystem, outdoor enthusiasts are already rethinking their relationship to our surroundings. Amy Snover, director of the UW Climate Impacts Group, will join us for a conversation about the dramatically changing PNW landscape and what it means for our beloved outdoor recreation. 

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


Refill Live: A Block Party Benefit Concert & Live Stream

Aug. 15 — Doors at 4 p.m., Music at 5–8:30 p.m.
9th and Thomas in South Lake Union

From the host: Refill is throwing a live outdoor benefit concert in the middle of South Lake Union at 9th & Thomas on August, 15, 2021, doors at 4 p.m. and show at 5–8:30 p.m. Refill has coordinated with the City to shut down the entire block to throw a completely FREE and open-to-the-public benefit concert for the community featuring another packed lineup of local Seattle artists. The event will also be live streamed on KEXP’s YouTube channel

In 2020, Refill was established by local Seattle artists, who not only experienced the effects of the pandemic firsthand, but realized more support was needed for the Seattle arts community. Last year Refill raised over $25,000 for the Seattle Artist Relief Fund (SARF) through a live streamed benefit concert featuring a lineup of local Seattle Artists. This year Refill is continuing with another benefit concert to support Seattle’s young artists through The Vera Project. 

Refill 2021 will be hosted by Eva Walker of The Black Tones and KEXP’s Audioasis and feature a lineup of 6 local Seattle artists, interactive segments, and a block party style event to bring out the community. The event will feature performances by Blimes and Gab, Stas THEE Boss, Enumclaw, Archie, Brujita XO, and one more soon-to-be-announced performer. Set times will be shared the week of the event.


For more information and to donate, please visit the following webpage.


Cinema Under the Stars

Aug. 14 — 7:30 p.m., movie starts at sunset
Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Rainier Arts Center’s Cinema Under the Stars IS BACK featuring RAYA and the Last Dragon. Bring your blankets or low-back chairs. Popcorn and other treats will be available from our concessions stand. We’ll be holding a raffle featuring gift certificates from your favorite Columbia City restaurants and businesses.

Gather at Columbia Park at 7:30, and the movie will start at sunset.


For more information about Cinema Under the Stars, please visit the following webpage.


Free Mindful Movement Outdoors

Aug. 14 — 10–11 a.m.
Columbia City Patio on South Ferdinand Street

From the host: Gentle movements synchronized with your breath to get your energy flowing, your body feeling good, and your mind clear. Great for anyone, any level of fitness. Gentle stretching, warm-up, and qi building meditation followed by Ba Duan Jin Qigong series. Taught by Sifu Kim Bowen of White Dragon Kungfu Seattle.

See the website for more info: www.dragonkungfuseattle.com.


FREE BIPOC Youth Series: Fight for the Future of the Philippines!

Fridays, Aug. 13, 20, & 27 — 2–6 p.m.

From the host: Kabataan Alliance X FYRE Summer Program is an exploration into our Filipino identity and a call to fight for our future. This program for youth ages 14–22 is an in-person series of educational workshops taking place every Friday, August 13, 20, and 27. Please fill out this form  if you are interested in receiving updates for our program as space may be limited!

We will be following a COVID-19 protocol during our in-person session. Updates on this protocol will be sent via email.


To register for this series, please visit the following webpage.


Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories: The River That Made Seattle

Aug. 12 — 6 p.m.

From the host: ‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting BJ Cummings for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6:00 p.m. Cummings will deliver a presentation on her book The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

With bountiful salmon and fertile plains, the Duwamish River has drawn people to its shores over the centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Chief Se’alth and his allies fished and lived in villages here and white settlers established their first settlements nearby. Industrialists later straightened the river’s natural turns and built factories on its banks, floating in raw materials and shipping out airplane parts, cement, and steel. Unfortunately, the very utility of the river has been its undoing, as decades of dumping led to the river being declared a Superfund cleanup site.

Using previously unpublished accounts by Indigenous people and settlers, BJ Cummings’s compelling narrative restores the Duwamish River to its central place in Seattle and Pacific Northwest history. Writing from the perspective of environmental justice—and herself a key figure in river restoration efforts—Cummings vividly portrays the people and conflicts that shaped the region’s culture and natural environment. She conducted research with members of the Duwamish Tribe, with whom she has long worked as an advocate. Cummings shares the river’s story as a call for action in aligning decisions about the river and its future with values of collaboration, respect, and justice.

Registration is required.


For more information and to register for this speaker series event, please visit the following webpage.


Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash.

Camp Read-a-Rama: Cooking Up a Storm

Aug. 9–12 — 9–11 a.m. & 1–3 p.m.

From the host: Camp Read-a-Rama is “Cooking Up a Storm” August 9–12 exploring weather & food! Join us for a week of culinary fun & weather exploration with #STEAM activities. We hope to see you there!

Register by July 30! This is a virtual camp, and space is limited to 30 campers.

Discover and donate at https://www.read-a-rama.org/ 


For more information and to inquire about scholarships, please email campreadarama@gmail.com. To register for Camp Read-a-Rama: Cooking Up a Storm,  visit the following webpage for the morning sessions and the following webpage for the afternoon sessions.


Jazz in the Garden With Jeff Kashiwa and His Trio

Aug. 10 — 6:30–8 p.m.
Terrace Overlook, Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Bring your own seating and picnic to enjoy an evening of melodious jazz from some of our region’s best musicians.

​Seattle native Jeff Kashiwa established himself in the 1990s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade-long tenure with The Rippingtons. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine albums released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists. He has expanded his career to include music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle.

His brand new album, Let It Ride, features a host of great musicians from the world of Contemporary Jazz: Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb, and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride placed in the top four best sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for several weeks.

This event is free, and no registration is required! No alcohol or drugs are permitted at this event.


For more information about “Jazz in the Garden,” please visit the following webpage.


Children’s Store & Indoor Playground Grand Opening

Aug. 10 — 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Child Wonder the World, 2022 SW 152nd St., Ste D, Burien, WA 98166

From the host: We warmly welcome you to the GRAND OPENING of our neighborhood children’s store and indoor playground that celebrate and highlight the diversity of the real world! Join us from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, for a super grand opening! Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Come explore, enjoy, and learn from the great big world of wonder we live in.

Located in Burien, WA and open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Get 10% off admission on opening day! Ideal for kids ages 8 and under, but all ages are welcome! Share the event and bring a friend! We’re COVID-safe!


For more information about Child Wonder the World, please visit childwondertheworld.com and follow their Grand Opening Facebook event page.


Black-presenting individual wearing headphones smiles as they write on paper on the floor, an open laptop with music production software running on the screen.
Photo by Soundtrap on Unsplash.

Arts Globo: Video Production, Audio Production, and Songwriting Classes

Monday and Wednesdays from July 12 to Aug. 9 — 3–5 p.m.

From the host: Join the Brazil Center for their free summer programming in video production, audio production, and songwriting! Students will have a chance to enhance their skills in a joint effort to compose music as well as produce audio and videos. These online classes are taught by teaching artists Bunnie Marie Moore, Ernest Laconic Wingo, and Jeff Santos.

Open to ages 9–12. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from July 12 to Aug. 9 (8 classes total).


For more information and to register, please visit Brazil Center’s Arts Globo webpage.


Lowrider Block Party

Sat., Aug. 7 — 12–6 p.m.
17th Ave SW between Roxbury St. and Delridge Way SW

From the host: Join the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery for their first annual Lowrider Block Party in White Center! This FREE family-friendly event will have lowriders, performers, DJs, live art, vendors, food, and, of course, lowrider art!


For more information about the Lowrider Block Party, please visit the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery Facebook event page.


Duwamish River Community Hub

Aug. 7 — 11–5 p.m.
8600 14th Ave S., Seattle, WA

From the host: Join the Port of Seattle and the Duwamish Valley Port Community Action Team (PCAT) for the opening celebration of the Duwamish Community Hub!

The Community Hub will support the activities of PCAT, build local community access to the Port’s Workforce and Economic Development programs as well as the Green Jobs Initiative and foster connections to the nearby Duwamish River People’s Park.


For more information, including a schedule of activities, please visit the following webpage.


Duwamish River Festival 2021

 Sat., Aug. 7 — 12–5 p.m.
South Park Plaza, 8456 Dallas Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

From the host: Join us for our 15th anniversary celebrating Duwamish River Festival together with the South Park and Georgetown communities! The event brings our communities together to celebrate our diversity and the cleanup and restoration of the Duwamish River. As in previous years, the 2021 festival will feature a family-friendly mix of activities, arts, culture, and entertainment to celebrate and nurture the creation of a healthy Duwamish River.

The festival will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the South Park Plaza in the South Park neighborhood, with an opening ceremony led by the Duwamish Tribe. Throughout the day, attendees will enjoy interactive educational booths; kayaking trips; local vendors, kids’ art activities; and dancers and musicians.


For more information about the Duwamish River Festival, please visit the following webpage.


Jazz Night School “Jazzathon” in Columbia CIty, Seattle, WA, USA on Aug. 1, 2015. (Photo: Richard Walker)

Jazz About Town

Saturdays, Aug. 7 — 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Columbia City: Outside Geraldine’s Counter & Columbia City Bouquet

From the host: Jazz Night School presents Jazz About Town, a series of FREE music performances on the streets for all to enjoy! Also one of Jazz Night School’s most important annual fundraisers, all proceeds benefit our Tuition Assistance Fund, ensuring that anyone who wants to join our adult jazz education community may do so.


For more information, please visit the following webpage.


ILLUMINATE CommUnity Cultural Celebration Featuring Afro Dance

Aug. 6 — 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S., Seattle, WA

From the host: Union Cultural Center is bringing back their Illuminate Series this time IN PERSON at Hing Hay Park in Chinatown. Y’all ready to dance together in this heat?! We are highlighting Kiné Camara of SAFAL DANCE and Niya Capko. Come out this Friday, Aug. 6, and celebrate re-opening, culture, and our vibrant multicultural community.


For more information about this Illuminate Series event, please visit Union Cultural Center’s Facebook event page.


Urban Farming with YES Farm on Yesler

Aug. 4–6 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (A previous event occurred on July 28–30)
Yesler Terrace, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

From the host: iUrban Teen is partnering again with the Black Farmers Collective to create an Urban Farming experience for youth at YES Farm. YES Farm is developing out 1.5 acres of space along I-5 at Yesler Terrace for community building and educational programming.

The collaboration is an iUrban Teen summer project focused on:

  • A farming curriculum highlighting self-sustainability
  • Activities like community farming and beekeeping
  • Youth groups learning about cultivation of vegetables
  • Developing the ability to grow their own food at home
  • Farming knowledge to inform those interested in choosing a career in agriculture

iUrban Teen will have two cohorts of programs starting July 28 and again on Aug. 4 where students will work with staff. Each student will receive a stipend of $100 for participating and writing an essay on their experience. Each class will be limited to 10 students.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


Microaggressions: Not as Small as They Seem

Aug. 2 — 6–7 p.m.

From the host: Join Transforming Privilege LLC for their Monthly Speaker Series! For August, Talisa Lavarry, author of Confessions from Your Token Black Colleague, will host “Microagressions: Not as Small as They Seem.” While microaggressions are subtle, they create huge challenges for people that feel disparaged in the workplace. Sadly, a culture that breeds microaggression typically makes it easier to exclude vulnerable employees in terms of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, etc. 

We’ll hear how easy it is to fall into a routine of practicing and accepting microaggressions and how much damage these actions cause. We will also discuss productive ways to address said actions while replacing them with more honest and open communication that creates a win-win for all parties.

Tickets are $10–$25 (sliding scale fee based on your ability). Speaker series fees compensate BIPOC speakers/discussion group coaches.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


PhotoWalkSeattle: ‘Close, Closer, Closest’ Exhibit

June 19–August 2021, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Seattle Rep, 155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

From the host: This Juneteenth, PhotoWalk is launching an exhibit at the Seattle Rep entitled ‘Close, Closer, Closest.’ Through murals spread out across the Seattle Rep, photojournalists present a window into the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equity around the world, revealing a carefully curated selection of the ‘need to know’ stories affecting our communities. PhotoWalk is excited to invite you to hit the streets for an exhibition examining the power of visual reportage that deconstructs our present racial and cultural reckoning and aims to reveal how history repeats itself, by examining inequalities and the unfinished work of civil rights globally and the roots of the Black Lives Matter movement, while new to some, are not really new at all.


Photo of individual's orange tennis shoes holding a green tennis racket and tennis ball.
Photo by mobina rb on Unsplash.

Amy Yee Tennis Clinics

Saturdays beginning July 10

From the host: Join the Amy Yee Tennis Foundation for their FREE legacy tennis clinics for kids this summer! The program will run on Saturday mornings July 10, 17, 24, and 31. This is an opportunity for children ages 5–10 to learn the game of tennis in a safe and supportive environment. The number of participants will be limited so sign up today!


For more information and to register for the tennis clinics, please visit the following webpage.


KVRU 105.7 Presents: First Annual Neighbor Party!

July 31 — 12–7 p.m.
KVRU Station, 3642 33rd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

From the host: Join us at the KVRU Station in Southeast Seattle for live music, outdoor games, a chance to hear your voice on air, and find out ways to be part of the KVRU family and ways to keep your family safe as they return to school. There will be booths sponsored by community partners and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) with engaging materials and information about COVID-19 and safety, wellness, and health for Seattle Public School students.

KVRU will livestream on social media with our beloved DJs and talk about our programs on-air while we get to know our neighbors!

KVRU’s Neighbor Party is sponsored by Seattle Public Schools.


For more information about KVRU’s First Annual Neighbor Party, please visit their Facebook event page.


Wandering & Wondering: A Butoh Performance

July 25 — 12–3 p.m.
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Experience the beauty and tranquility of Kubota Garden in a unique way. Over a three-hour period, visitors to the garden will encounter dancers and musicians dispersed in surprising locations throughout the garden as the performers engage in a minute-by-minute response to all the scents, sounds, sights, and sensations of the garden. Joan Laage, a founding member of DAIPANbutoh Collective, is pleased to present “Wandering & Wondering,” an annual event at Kubota Garden.

This event is free and no registration required!


For more information about “Wandering & Wondering,” please visit the following webpage.


Breathe for Kaloni: Black Health Equity Rally

Sat., July 24 — 4 p.m.
Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: Join Decolonizing Science on July 24, 2021, for the Black Health Equity Rally in memory of Kaloni Bolton at 4 p.m. at Westlake Park!

Kaloni Bolton died at the age of 12 years old because of medical racism and negligence. Please attend to honor her memory and the memory of all of the Black children and adults that have been lost due to medical racism, inequitable healthcare, and the systematic disenfranchisement of Black people.

Young Black girls have been deprioritized for too long. We have been planning the event for weeks and are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of attention that has come to Kaloni’s death. If we cannot protect our children, we cannot take steps towards Black liberation.


For more information about the Black Health Equity Rally, please visit Decolonizing Science’s Instagram.


KCTS 9 Book Club — July

July 21 — 7–8 p.m.

From the host: The KCTS 9 Book Club is a virtual conversation event series, in collaboration with Third Place Books in Seattle and PBS Books. Monthly book selections are made by a rotating group of Washington authors who will also host the virtual discussions. The twist: Authors will select books that aren’t their own! Most months, books selected will be fiction, but we may change it up once every so often. Themes will correspond to current programming airing on KCTS 9. 

This month, we’ll be reading Hola and Goodbye: Una Familia in Stories by Donna Miscolta. Local author Claudia Castro Luna will lead the discussion.


For more information and to register for KCTS 9’s July Book Club event, please visit the following webpage.


Federal Way African American/Black Community Quarterly Meeting

July 21 — 6:30–7:30 p.m.

From the host: Join the FW Black Collective (FWBC) for their  Quarterly meeting on July 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.! Their goal is for the African American community to come together to express opinions, hear a public speaker or proposed plan, engage in shared learning about a topic, and work together to develop solutions.


For more information, contact info@fwblackcollective.com, and to register for the meeting, please visit FWBC’s Facebook event page.


Seattle Equity Summit: Art → Activism → Revolution: Are U About This Life?

July 21–22

From the host: The Seattle Equity Summit (SES) 2021 Virtual Summit will support systemic social change through use of artistic and cultural expression, identify ways that corporate and philanthropic organizations may participate in social change by engaging with artivists, and showcasing the work of artivists. The summit will bring together upwards of 400 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), along with white allies/partners while centering the arts.

SES 2021, themed “Art > Activism > Revolution: Are U About This Life?”, is a community collaboration between creatives from Seattle, WA and Detroit, MI. We have already begun to schedule presenters who will share their stories as artist/activists or “artivists” who have been on the forefront of movements for social justice.


For more information and to register for the summit, please visit the following webpage.


Crosscut LIVE — Northwest Newsmakers: Missing Music

July 21 — 11 a.m.

From the host: Music has always reflected back and helped tell ​the story of our times. Music informs culture, and culture informs music. It is a part of the fabric of our lives. Live music was the first to go when the pandemic hit, and its absence marked all that we were missing. Now, as restrictions lift, music is returning and we have a renewed perspective on its value in our lives. To celebrate this return and reflect on a year in its absence, we’ll talk to photographers Dick Caruthers and Bruce Talamon, joined by local photographer Chona Kasinger. 

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


A Conversation With Candacy Taylor

July 20 — 5:30–6:30 p.m.

From the host: Join Historic Seattle virtually on Tuesday, July 20, for a deep-dive into the legacy and history of the Green Book in the Pacific Northwest with Candacy Taylor, author of the bestselling book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America, and moderators Stephanie Johnson-Toliver and Jackie Peterson.


For more information and to register for this virtual event, please visit the following webpage.


Photo overhead of wooden table filled with rocks, paper, markers, paints and other art supplies. A youth's hands work on painting a rock.
Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash.

Short Run Summer School: Bookmaking, Drawing, & Comics

Mondays, June 21–July 19 — 1–2:30 p.m.

From the host: Short Run, a nonprofit that celebrates and strengthens Seattle’s lauded comix and arts community, is hosting this year’s Summer School outdoors in Othello Park! Short Run’s Summer School features classes for artists (youths and adults) by artists in topics ranging from drawing and writing techniques to professional development. These one-off classes are affordable ways for artists to improve their practice.

This year’s Summer School is for teens ages 14–18 and will take place in Othello Park on Monday afternoons from 1–2:30 p.m. beginning on June 21 through July 19. Cost is $30 per class or $120 for the 5-workshop series.

  • All supplies provided (but bring your favorite pen or pencil)!
  • $30 per class or $120 for the 5-workshop series (Flip Books, Next Level One-Sheet Books, Drawing Basic Perspective, Comics Ecology, and Creating Kooky/Cool Characters).
  • Scholarships are available; email Short Run to inquire about them at short.run.info@gmail.com.
  • All staff are vaccinated.

For more information and to register for Short Run’s Summer School classes, please visit the following webpage.


Pan Afrikan Market Place

July 18 — 12–5 p.m.
Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

From the host: Join Wa Na Wari as they host the Pan Afrikan Market Place, a vintage and antique market with local vendors, featuring Afua, Feed the People, Olawyola, Lavender Dream Beauty, Two Witches Apothecary, SolGlow, Wolf Delux, and BeUnique!


For more information about the Pan Afrikan Market Place, please visit Wa Na Wari’s Facebook event page.


Block Party for the Youth Achievement Center

July 18 — 12–3 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Angeline Street

From the host: Join the movement to build the Youth Achievement Center (YAC). Help Creative Justice raise $100,000 to build affordable, supportive housing for and by the young people of South Seattle! Join us for our Block Party at the project site on Sunday, July 18 at 12 p.m.!


For more information about the Youth Achievement Center, please visit the following webpage.


ReUnion on Union: Community Dinner and Block Party

Sat., July 17 — 4–8 p.m.
Liberty Bank Building, 24th Avenue & East Union Street

From the host: The annual ReUnion on Union Celebration is happening on Saturday, July 17! Families are invited to reserve a table! Let’s break bread together as a community family.  

With the loss of beloved family and community members that grew up on Union, this year’s event definitely has special meaning. Let’s break bread together as families, foster fellowship, honor our history in the community, and celebrate each other’s presence.

Food, music, children’s activities, and US!


For more information, visit @wykingbuilds on Instagram, and to RSVP for a table, please visit the following webpage.


Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest Virtual 2021

Sat. July 17–Sun. July 18 — 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

From the host: Festival Sundiata is the Pacific Northwest’s longest running African American festival celebrated in Seattle. The festival showcases art, education and entertainment which depicts the colorful perspectives, culture and history of African American people.

Streaming on Facebook and YouTube.


A sign outside Casa Latina that reads with black and red text "Say no to sexual harrasment. Shame on Casa Latina."
A sign outside Casa Latina takes issue with management’s approach to reports of sexual assault in the organization. (Photo: Alex Garland)

Radical Women’s Spotlight on Community Victories and Organizing

July 15 — 7 p.m.

From the host: Learn about the successful Latinx community campaign to stand up to sexual harassment and worker intimidation at the Casa Latina Job Center. Rank-and-file staff and day laborers used militant tactics to win needed changes. Also on the agenda, Radical Women’s campaign to invigorate the fight in defense of abortion rights on a local and national level. Bring your ideas and get involved!

Sponsored by Radical Women.


For more information and to register for this virtual event, please visit the following webpage.


Garfield Super Block Community Gathering

July 14 — 5–8 p.m.

From the host: Join us for a special community gathering on July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.! We will be gathering with community to share the project and celebrate the vision for a park that both uplifts the community and honors its history. There will be food trucks, music, and parkour, compliments of our friends at Parkour Visions!

Come show your support for this crucial community project!


For more information about the Garfield Super Block, visit www.garfieldsuperblock.org. For more information about this community gathering, follow Garfield Super Block’s Facebook event page.


Financial Empowerment Webinar Series — How Money Works for Kids: A Parents’ Guide

July 13 — 6:30–8 p.m.

From the host: Join Gina and Elias Bullock in a virtual webinar “How Money Works for Kids: A Parents’ Guide.” This is the final workshop in a four-part financial empowerment webinar series hosted by the Seattle-King County NAACP. This FREE event will be held online on Tuesday, July 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


To register for this webinar, please visit the Seattle-King County NAACP’s Facebook event page. To view earlier workshops in this series, visit the following website. For more information, please contact Seattle-King County NAACP 2nd Vice President Erica Conway at vicepresident2@seattlekingcountynaacp.org.


SEA-KC NAACP Virtual Health Fair: Take Control of Your Health

Sat., July 10 — 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

From the host: Join the Seattle King County NAACP for their virtual health fair, titled “Take Control of Your Health,” on Saturday, July 10, to address a range of health disparities among communities of color that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a year of social unrest and trauma.

Since early in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people in a variety of ways. Couple that with societal and social unrest and communities of color have been hit particularly hard. In addition to concerns about physical health, depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide have risen significantly. In addition, racism, protests, lack of access to healthcare, distrust of healthcare systems, and fear of law enforcement have had a negative impact on individuals both physically and mentally. In this virtual fair, we’re addressing mental and physical health through a racial and equity lens and offering valuable resource information on how to receive treatment, access healthcare systems, and support friends and family members who may be experiencing a health crisis.


For more information about the Take Control of Your Health virtual fair, please visit the following Facebook event page.


Julius Caesar’s Laugh Rehab Presents MICHAEL WINSLOW

July 9 — 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska Street
$25 General Admission; $35 VIP

From the host: The Emperors Group’s, Julius Caesar’s Laugh Rehab is proud to present a night with Michael Winslow, American actor, comedian and beatboxer best known as “Larvell Jones” from the classic 1980’s movie’s Police Academy. Winslow is billed as “The Man of 10,000 Sounds” because of his unique ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. Other appearances include: Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie and Nice Dreams, The Love Boat, as well as many commercials. Michael Winslow will perform live and in concert using only his voice as a variety of musical instruments. His one-man concert series features his awe-inspiring ability to perform everything from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar sounds to Pink Floyd’s synthesizer and everything in between. The emcee and host for the night will be none other than, veteran comedian Morgan Preston. 

The show will take place at the Rainier Arts Center at 3515 S. Alaska Street in Seattle at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Cold drinks available. $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. 

We look forward to seeing you at the show!


To purchase tickets, visit the following webpage. For more information, contact Julius Caesar Robinson at jcaesar.robinson@gmail.com and 206-491-2973.


BUILD 206 Presents Virtual Homicide Healing Circles

July 9 — 6:30–8 p.m.

From the host: Join BUILD 206 in partnership with Community Connections Seattle Unlimited on July 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a virtual opportunity for the community to come together, speak up, and speak out about the effects of homicide on their lives and their community. Learn how to heal and help our community heal in the process. This event will be co-facilitated by Angela M. Davis and Reco Bembry.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the community.


For more information, please contact Mr. Reco Bembry at rbembry@gmail.com or 206-850-3636.


Image is attributed to mamamia05 (under a Creative Commons, CC BY 2.0 license).

Past KCLS Book Chat for Kids: Summer Reading Series

Thursdays — 1–2 p.m.

*June 24: Blast Off to Outer Space (*This event is in the past.)
*July 1: Summer Splash-All About Water (*This event is in the past.)
*July 8: You Gotta Read This! The Best Things We’ve Read So Far This Year (*This event is in the past.)
*July 15: Road Trip! (*This event is in the past.)
*July 22: Through the Wardrobe (*This event is in the past.)
*July 29: Summer Camp Out! (*This event is in the past.)
*August 5: Dream Destinations (*This event is in the past.)

From the host: Join your children’s librarians to celebrate books! Talk about your favorite books and do fun activities. Leave with a screen-free activity to do after the session. Open for ages 7 to 12.

Registration required. Registration for all Book Chat Summer Reading sessions opens on June 10.


For more information and to register for the event, please visit the following webpage.

Have you heard? KCLS Story Time companion for parents and caregivers is now available 24/7 online! Learn songs and rhymes to share with your child in many languages on the KCLS “Tell Me a Story” webpage!


Reading Through It Book Club — How to Do Nothing

July 7 — 7–8:00 p.m.

From the host: Join the Third Place Books and The South Seattle Emerald on Wednesday, July 7 to discuss How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell. You can purchase a copy of the book from Third Place Books’ website.

All are welcome and no purchase required. In accordance with current health guidelines, our in-store book clubs are meeting virtually on Zoom until further notice.

Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of The South Seattle Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report, will lead the conversation.


For more information and to register, please visit the following Facebook event page.


BIPOC STAHC BBQ Paint Party Info Session

July 2 and 3 — 12–8 p.m.
4627 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join the BIPOC Sustainable Tiny Art House Community (STAHC) for an outdoor barbeque paint party and information session! Learn about the BIPOC STAHC, how they’re building equity for low- to middle-income, working BIPOC artists of all disciplines through a sustainable and environmentally healthy home and business ownership model while enjoying delicious food and fun activities. Feel free to bring a folding chair, blanket, or something comfy to sit on!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please bring a mask. Gloves, hand sanitizer, and opportunities for handwashing will be available.


For more information about this event, please visit the BIPOC STAHC Facebook event page.


The Race & Climate Change Festival

June 1–30

From the host: The Race & Climate Change Festival presents a series of virtual dance, video, audio, and visual experiences in which guests explore a future world order that has emerged after a major global climate disaster. It is also a place where current concern around the long-term impact of climate change is confronted through panel discussions and imaginative engagements with the BIPOC communities and youth of Seattle.

This month-long virtual Festival will unfold across multiple dimensions at the intersection of Science, Race, Afro-Futurism, Imagination, Speculation, Sci-Fi, Social Sciences, and Philosophy.

The Festival experience invites visitors to explore and imagine future communities, called shucks, coping with the long-term impacts of climate change on the physical world and humanity. This glimpse into the future showcases the stories of surviving humans, how they have adapted to the new reality, and their interpretation of the impact and events of pre-climate disaster.


For more information, to see a calendar of festival events, and to purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


Rent Smart Webinar: How to Prepare for the End of the Eviction Moratorium

June 29 — 2–4:30 p.m.

From the host: Behind on your rent? Worried that you may be at risk of eviction after the state’s moratorium expires at the end of June? Register for Solid Ground’s next Rent Smart webinar to learn about your rights and the programs available to help keep you in your home — including rental assistance, legal aid, mediation, and repayment plans. These FREE webinars have been filling up fast, but Solid Ground still has room for additional participants in two sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 24 and June 29

Registration is required: Go to www.solid-ground.org/eviction-moratorium to sign up. 

Questions? Email the Solid Ground Tenant Services team at tenantwa@solid-ground.org.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


South Hudson Music Project’s Staycation Festival: Festa Junina Livestream

June 27 — 7:30 p.m. PT

From the host: Join two of the West Coast’s best Brazilian forró bands, En Canto and Xaxado Mission, in an exuberant celebration of Festa Junina (June Festival)! Second only to Carnival, Festa Junina is a national Brazilian holiday, marking the end of the rainy season and hailing the rural life, the ripening of corn—the harvest! At a Festa Junina party, you’ll see brightly colored flags, you’ll smell roasting corn and peanuts, and you’ll see people dancing to forró, the upbeat “country music” of Brazil.

For Festa Junina, En Canto (Seattle) and Xaxado Mission (San Francisco) will serve up a rich forróbodo — “fun without limits”! En Canto, a seven-piece orchestra, features twin accordions, as well as bass, drums, piano, and flute. The band brings music flavored with the jazz backgrounds of its musicians, while staying true to the driving rhythms of forró. Xaxado Mission preserves the traditional forró trio — zabumba, accordion, and triangle — producing an irresistible “heartbeat” of syncopation that draws all ages onto the dance floor! Both bands pay tribute to classic and contemporary forró music, including songs by Luiz Gonzaga, Mestrinho, Sivuca, and others.

Vamos! Let’s go!


For more information about the Festa Junina livestream, please visit the following webpage.


Online LGBTQ+ Pride Event: Defend Trans Youth Against Reactionary Attacks

June 27 — 4 p.m.  Save the Date!

From the host: A virtual event to discuss defending trans youth against reactionary attacks. Sponsored by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party.

Details coming soon! We’ll update this space the closer we get to the event!


To register, please visit the following webpage.


Beach Mural Unveiling and Community Celebration

June 26 — 1–4 p.m.
Be’er Sheva Park, 8650 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Summer is almost here, and we are excited to kick it off with the installation of a community-designed mural at Be’er Sheva Park! Young people from Rainier Beach Action Coalition, A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth, and the Art of Resistance and Resilience gathered community input to create a mural that represents the stories, identities, and culture that make up Rainier Beach and the South End. We can’t wait for you to see it! 

Stop by Be’er Sheva anytime after June 22 to watch the progress! If you are interested in volunteering or contributing a meal for the mural artists, please sign contact Sally at HomesBySally@gmail.com or call/text 425.802.5382. 

JOIN US for the Be’er Sheva Mural Unveiling and Community Celebration on June 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. We are going to PARTY!! There will be food, ice cream, local musical performances, fitness activities, and COVID-19 health and wellness info provided by African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH).


Collective Power Fund Artist Development Grant Recipient Show

June 22–25 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., by appointment only
King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson Street, Top Floor, Seattle, WA  98104

From the host: Join the Northwest Film Forum and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture in celebrating the work of the six recipients of Collective Power Fund’s Artist Development Grant: Mohamed Abdullahi, Kamari Bright, Lauren Du Pree, Ruth Kazmerzak, and Yewon Kwon!

Please note: Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment one day in advance of their visit, which is by appointment only. The gallery space is sterilized between each group’s visit; only five guests are allowed to visit at a time.


For more information and to schedule an appointment to view the show, please visit the following webpage.


Webinar Wednesday: Militarism and Nonviolence Workshop

Wed., June 23 — 7–9 p.m. (virtual event)

From the host: “You are invited to join PJALS [Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane] Youth Organizers Sarah & Ivy for intergenerational, interactive workshops on key skills YOU can use! Learn power-mapping, recruitment, public speaking, campaign planning, self-care, and more! All ages and experience levels welcome. Those who attend four or more workshops/panels will receive a certificate!

“The workshop will cover what militarism and non violence is. The principles of non violence, steps to nonviolent change, as well as local and national context will be covered as it’s important to understand how numbers are impacting people.”


This event will take place on Zoom. A link will be sent with a reminder of the event once registered. Register here.


Circular Innovation Challenge 2021

June 23 — 4–6:30 p.m.

From the host: “Join Seattle Good Business Network and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development for the inaugural, LIVE Circular Innovation Challenge, a virtual pitch competition where FIVE finalists, selected by our judging panel, will pitch their product ideas for the best-manufactured product idea using ‘waste’ or recycled materials! The winner will receive $10,000 cash, continued mentorship, access to investors, and more! Attend to see the finalists compete, hear from our mayor (and other special guests) about Seattle’s Circular Economy initiatives and climate goals, vote for Audience Favorite, enjoy happy hour with live music, and more!” 


For more information and to register for the event, visit www.seattlegood.org/circular-innovation-challenge-event-registration.


An Evening With Stacey Abrams — Stacey Abrams in Conversation With Cari Champion

Tues., June 22 — 4 p.m.

From the host (Elliott Bay Book Co.): “We are honored to partner with Picador Books to present An Evening with Stacey Abrams to celebrate the paperback launch of the New York Times bestseller, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America (Picador). Stacey will be joined by Cari Champion on June 22 at 4 pm Pacific Time (7 PM EST) to discuss the urgency of ending voter suppression and how we can empower citizens to use their power to shape the future. The conversation will be followed by moderated audience Q&A. Zoom links will be sent out a few days before the event date. (We anticipate that we will have a limited number of signed bookplates to include with book orders for this event).

“Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are now.

“‘This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It’s a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It’s a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win.’” —Stacey Abrams


Also check out Lenny Duncan, “United State of Grace” in Conversation With Tim Phillips on Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.


Crosscut.Live: Northwest Newsmakers — Is It Safe to Unmask?

June 22 — 11–11:45 a.m.

From the host: Governor Inslee says the state will reopen on June 30. But that declaration has been met with a lot of questions and anxiety from Washingtonians. Is it really safe to shed our masks, hug our friends, and fill our restaurants? Could we see another surge? Supporting the Governor in his decision to reopen is the secretary of the state Department of Health, Dr. Umair Shah. Join Crosscut.Live as we turn to him for answers to these questions — and many more.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — NAAM’s Juneteenth Encore + Black Music Month Monday Program

June 21 — 6–8 p.m.

From the host: Join us Monday, June 21 for NAAM’s Juneteenth Encore + Black Music Month Monday Program!

Presented in sponsorship with Wa Na Wari and Elliott Bay Books

THE E RATIO: Entertainment vs Education

Paul Porter is a captivating speaker, thought leader, and entertainment industry veteran who empowers students to shift their behavior patterns from consuming social media and entertainment to absorbing education.

Author of the critically acclaimed book BlackOut, Paul Porter unveils the real nature and motivations behind the music that gets played on radio and TV. Porter shares his first-hand experiences with detailed insight as an insider and decision-maker at the highest levels of the industry. A thought leader in the radio and music industry, he is a go-to expert on music, race, and culture for major media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, Billboard, and Rolling Stone.


For more information, please visit the following webpage.


Virtual Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March in WA DC

Mon., June 21 — 2:30–4:30 p.m.

From the host (the Poor People’s Campaign): “On June 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm ET/ 2:30 p.m. PT we will gather online from all 50 U.S. states and territories and from across the world. Many of us in North Carolina and from the nearby region will join in person for a socially distant rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, but wherever you are, we need you to be a part of this historic event!

“One year after the largest ever online gathering of poor and low-income people in this nation’s history, the Poor People’s Campaign will launch our organizing drive towards a massive and generationally-transformative in-person Moral March on Washington on June 18, 2022, where we will flood the streets of DC and create a national stage for the voices and leadership of people directly impacted by poverty, racism and their interlocking injustices

“Join us for this powerful launch event on June 21, 2021, commit to joining us in D.C. in June 2022, and take part as we build our campaign to realize a Third Reconstruction. Forward together, not one step back!”


Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation’s Virtual Furry 5K

June 13 at 10 a.m.–June 20 at 11:59 p.m.

From the host: Join other animal lovers in the Seattle area to raise money for the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation! Help them reach their $75,000 goal by participating in the Virtual Furry 5K, a fun run/walk that you can do wherever you feel safe and comfortable to do so. Make sure to bring your furry friend along, too!

All funds raised go directly to the care of Seattle’s homeless animals at the Seattle Animal Shelter.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Knowledge Is Power Book Giveaway

June 20 — 1:30–4 p.m.

From the host: Join us Sunday, June 20 at the Carl Maxey Center in Spokane! This very special book giveaway is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal employees. During Black History Month, employees donated to provide packages of Black STEM-related books to youth in Tacoma and Spokane.

Black Lives Matter. Black Books Matter. As we strive to have a more just society, books that celebrate Black children and Black lives are more important than ever. And with continued school and library closures due to COVID, literacy and educational empowerment programs are needed more than ever. 

Each month, NAAM gives away brand new books to local K–12 children through family-friendly and school-based youth events within the community. We’ve carefully curated books that teach children the rich history of Black Americans. These books center, reflect, and affirm Black children, and most are written and illustrated by Black authors and artists, with amazing learning within.


For more information about the Book Giveaway, please visit the following webpage.


The William’s Project: The Wealth Walk 

June 5–20

From the host: The Williams Project is a professional, living wage theatre ensemble based in Southeast Seattle. The Williams Project is offering The Wealth Walk beginning June 5 to June 20 — a live, socially distanced walking tour, with Ryan Guzzo Purcell as your guide. In groups of just 15 audience members, starting from Franklin High School, you’ll walk about two miles over the course of 90 minutes.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


South Hudson Music Project’s Juneteenth Staycation Festival

June 19 — 5–6:30 p.m. PT & 7–8:30 p.m. PT

From the host: In celebration of the beginning of summer, the transition from pandemic closures to some new reality, and the commemoration of Juneteenth, South Hudson Music Project is co-presenting three hours of stellar jazz, all with deep roots in Seattle.

All fans of jazz in Seattle know pianist Dawn Clement, who only recently moved to Denver for a teaching position. We sure miss her on the scene. Ryan Burns is everywhere these days and is a true Seattle treasure. Johnaye is one of a kind, beloved locally and internationally known.

The livestream is free and we hope you will tune in. Come for ten minutes or the whole three hours!


For more information about this musical livestream, please visit LoudSwell’s “Shows” webpage.


Juneteenth Outdoor Celebration at Wa Na Wari

June 19 — 6 p.m.
Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

From the host: Celebrate Juneteenth with Wa Na Wari outdoors in their backyard (located at 911 24th Avenue in Seattle’s Central District) with live music featuring BluMeadows Trio!

The event is free, and drinks are available for purchase for 21+ by Erudite & Stone.


Building Black Wealth Experience

June 19 — 3–6 p.m.
The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 $10

From the host: This unique, immersive experience will create an opportunity for people to celebrate and participate in this holiday. Over cocktails, delicious foods and networking, attendees will be exposed to relevant Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and the community programs currently serving them. All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Impact.

The event features the following:

  • Marketplace with innovative products from ten local Black-owned businesses.
  • Panel Discussion featuring community business leaders: Doug Baldwin (Entrepreneur & former Seattle Seahawk) Lewis Rudd (Ezells Chicken), and Keisha Credit (Entrepreneur recently featured in Forbes Magazine).
  • Food will be catered by Black-owned restaurant Communion.
  • Event Program centered on spotlighting the work that Urban Impact and Building Black Wealth are doing.
  • Live performance by Draze, performing new music from his soon-to-be-released album titled African American.

In addition to the live in-person gathering, this Building Black Wealth Experience will be live-streamed by Converge Media as a virtual event, with the opportunity to donate to Urban Impact online.


For more information and to purchase tickets for the Building Black Wealth Experience, please visit the following webpage.


Blackout Healing Presents Juneteenth Yes Farm Kick Back

June 19 — 2:30–8 p.m.
YES Farm – Black Farmer’s Collective, 715 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104

From the host: Blackout Healing is back to celebrate our day of liberation. Join us for a Juneteenth kick-back and healing ritual. There will be art, an opportunity to put your hands in the dirt and explore the farm, or just come with a blanket to sit and connect.

Anyone who identifies as Black, living a Black experience is welcome.

Please RSVP to Mary at mary@y-we.org if you would like dinner and to attend deep roots.


For more information and a schedule of events, please visit the following webpage.


Online 1619: Resistance / Resilience / Remembrance

June 19 — 2–3 p.m.

From the host: Celebrate Juneteenth with a special storytelling hour featuring Mr. Delbert Richardson. During this hour, Mr. Richardson will highlight the resistance of his ancestors during the periods of American chattel slavery and Jim Crow as well as focus on the resilience of Black brilliance. This online program draws from sections of the national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths, which will be on display at MOHAI from June 18 through June 21, 2021.

Spots are limited so register early!

Co-presented by MOHAI and the Black Heritage Society of Washington State. Generous program support provided by Amazon.


For more information and to register for this event, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Jamboree

June 19 — 12–6 p.m.

From the host: The Northwest African American Museum and Rec’N The Streets (City of Seattle Parks & Rec) present the Juneteenth Jamboree! Full of family fun, recreation, and activity from local professional sports teams, this will be a Juneteenth that you won’t forget!

NAAM’s Juneteenth Jamboree will feature:

  • Live Performances
  • Live Storytime
  • Youth Engagement with Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, and Seattle Storm
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations and education from Seattle Fire Department
  • Blood pressure screenings, mental health tools, and COVID-19 vaccine education from OneMedical
  • Live demonstrations, education, and horseback rides from Seattle Buffalo Soldiers
  • Food, Music, and More!

For more information, to RSVP, or to register as a vendor for the Juneteenth Jamboree, please visit the following webpage.


KCEN #Juneteenth21 Freedom March & People’s Assembly

Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20
March Time: 12–3 p.m.
March Start Location: 23rd Avenue East and East Madison Street
March End Location: Jimi Hendrix Park,2400 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144 

Celebration Time: 3 p.m.
Celebration Location: Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144 

From the host: Come to the 2nd Annual #Juneteenth21 Freedom March and People’s Assembly!!! 

Juneteenth is the celebration of Black resistance. We honor those who were enslaved and continue the work to freedom. 

Come to this year’s Freedom March and People’s Assembly starting on 23rd Avenue East & East Madison Street and ending at Jimi Hendrix Park. Live performances by Sevyn Streeter, Gifted Gab, food by Communion, and many more Black vendors!

Last year, we hosted the historic Juneteenth Freedom March and Celebration with over 35,000 supporters in attendance. Uplifting local history, the celebration started on 23rd Avenue and Madison Street to honor the late Decharlene Williams and her Central Area activism where, nearly 40 years ago, she established the Central Area Chamber of Commerce and brought Juneteenth to Seattle. Building on that strong legacy, this year’s will be larger, broader, and even more impactful!

Celebrate Black resistance, Black joy, and the struggle for Black liberation.


For more information about, to RSVP to, or to sign up as a vendor or sponsor for the March and People’s Assembly, please visit the following webpage and follow King County Equity Now’s Facebook event page.


Photo of Donna Moodie, owner of Seattle restaurant Marjorie
Photo of Donna Moodie, owner of Seattle restaurant Marjorie

PCC’s Juneteenth Celebration with Donna Moodie

June 19 — 12–1 p.m.

From the host: Join Donna Moodie — owner of Seattle restaurant Marjorie — for a special Juneteenth-themed class with proceeds benefitting Byrd Barr Place and M.U.S.T. (Mentoring Urban Students & Teens). On this important day commemorating freedom, Donna will cook the dishes that she grew up with, including Jamaican Jerk Chicken (tofu option available) and Mashed Yams. She’ll also speak about the significance of having red on the table for Juneteenth as she shares her recipe for a ruby-hued Hibiscus Cooler.

The complete menu:

  • Assorted Dips with Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantain Chips
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Tofu
  • Mashed Yams
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Hibiscus Cooler

Tickets are $35. This is a demonstration class offered live via Zoom. One spot in class is good for one kitchen. A recording will be sent after class. Class link and recipes will be sent four days before class.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this class, please visit the following webpage.


It Takes a Village — Juneteenth Festival in Othello Park

June 19 — 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Othello Park, 4351 S Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118 

From the host: Juneteenth by It Takes a Village creates a unique, annual event space to celebrate the Black community and learn about the Black experience while sharing in the diversity of culture that makes up our neighborhoods, connecting people to services and resources they need to live their best lives while enjoying a day spent in and with community, sharing food, ideas, goods, and more. 

Our Juneteenth event promotes community health and empowerment of those with the least power in our society.

We do this by bringing people together in a safe and welcoming space to share food, enjoy the talents of local artists, craftspeople, and more, and by giving people opportunities to connect to local services relevant to their well-being. We provide in-depth education on the history of Juneteenth and encourage all event attendees to share knowledge, perspective, and ideas and make valuable connections while enjoying this joyful and educational community event. 

The event will feature…  

Food | Music | A History Lesson | Vendors | Community Services Booths including:

  • COVID Vaccines
  • Health Insurance Enrollments
  • ORCA Lift (get signed up!)
  • Dental Services
  • Rising Sons (SPS program info)
  • … and more!

For more information about the Juneteenth Festival, please visit the It Takes a Village Facebook event page.


ASC’s 20th Anniversary Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 — 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Join Atlantic Street Center (ASC) and Rainier Beach Community Center for a COVID-safe celebration of freedom with food, live music, resource tables, speakers, and special Father’s Day crafting activities!


For more information about ASC’s 20th Anniversary Juneteenth Celebration, please visit the following webpage.


Phenomenal She and Game of Life First Annual Juneteenth Celebration BBQ

June 19 — 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Town Square Park, 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003

From the host: Come celebrate with your local community partners for a day of outdoor festivities, BBQ, mask decorating, 3-point shooting and dunk contest, and more! Can’t wait to see you there!

If you’re interested in the 3-Point Shooting Contest or Dunk Contest, sign up through the following link.


For more information, please visit the following webpage.


Jackson’s Catfish Corner Grand Opening

June 19 — 10 a.m.
Jackson’s Catfish Corner, 2218 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144

From the host: Come celebrate June 19 as Jackson’s Catfish Corner opens their doors to the new staple in the community! With live music, special guest appearances, and a merchandise giveaway!


For more information about Jackson’s Catfish Corner’s Grand Opening, follow on Facebook and Instagram.


‘No Healing, No Peace!’ A Walking Meditation for Black Liberation

June 19 — 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 MLK Jr. Way South, Seattle, WA

From the host: Join Nile’s Edge Healing Arts on June 19, 2021 for a guided walking meditation in Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Park (2200 MLK Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This meditation is to provide participants a moment of reflection, grounding, and spiritual awareness around Juneteenth and the resilience of Black people in America.

‘No Healing, No Peace’ will begin with an African centered libation ceremony by Orisade Awodola. The event will move forward with healing music and a guided meditation by Aishe` Keita, and a live soundscape by vocalist Porscha Shaw. The meditation will end in celebratory African drum and dance by Sumayya Diop and friends. All participants are encouraged to walk the curated path up to the top of the hill in the park, but there is a flat version available for those with mobile limitations as well. After participants finish the walking meditation they are allowed to sit on the sides and continue to meditate and listen to the music until the celebration at the end, or they can simply exit the park after the walk.


For more information about the ‘No Healing, No Peace’ meditation walk, please visit the following webpage and check out their Facebook event page.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — 2021 Artist Collective

June 18 — 7–8:30 p.m.

From the host: Juneteenth honors and celebrates the emancipation of the enslaved people in the United States. The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity Committee of the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass, alongside the Northwest African American Museum, One Vibe Africa, and Wa Na Wari, are celebrating this day by raising the voices of Black and African American artists in an Artist Collective broadcast premiering on Friday, June 18.

As part of Northwest African American Museum’s Juneteenth week, the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass will introduce several amazing Black and African American artists to Seattle through a virtual show, hosted by Northwest African American Museum’s L. Patrice Bell.


For more information about the 2021 Artist Collective, please visit the following webpage.


The Unspoken Truths

June 18 — 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

From the host: Mr. Delbert Richardson and his national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths is coming to MOHAI for Juneteenth! With the use of authentic artifacts, storyboards, and the ancient art of storytelling, Mr. Richardson teaches American History through an Afrocentric lens. His exhibit is broken into four sections: Mother Africa, American Chattel Slavery, The Jim Crow Era, and Still We Rise. This installation is co-presented by MOHAI and the Black Heritage Society of Washington State. Generous support provided by Amazon.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the exhibit, please visit the following webpage.


Civic Boot Camp: Weaving Social Responsibility With Native Values

June 18 — 12 p.m.

From the host: Seattle CityClub is hosting a three-part series of virtual Civic Boot Camps, Native American Leadership in the Salish Sea Region, to explore the contributions of local Tribal leadership to our community and civic landscape. Through a series of webinars with panels of Native adult and youth leaders, we’ll discuss the role, responsibility, and contributions of Tribal leadership to our community as they work with multiple levels of government and non-tribal organizations to manage our natural resources and address social, environmental, and health issues.

This third webinar in the series will feature leaders of local organizations and institutions who are incorporating Native American historical and cultural information into their programs and initiatives.

  • Bill Kallappa will discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating Native American educational initiatives into Washington’s K-12 public school system.
  • Polly Olsen will discuss how museums (and specifically the Burke Museum) portrays Native history and her work to consult with Washington State Tribes to maintain state collections of natural history and cultural heritage.
  • Alyssa Macy will address how environmental organizations, like the Washington Conservation Voters, value and infuse Native wisdom and principles of environmental stewardship into their initiatives.

We’ll address key questions such as:

  • Why is it important for non-native people to learn about Tribal history, people, culture, and perspectives?
  • How are organizations and institutions with colonial legacies incorporating Native wisdom, values, and information into their programs? What more needs to be done?
  • How can non-native people advocate to learn more about our region’s Native history and legacy?

Tickets are at pay-what-you-can levels of $20, $40, and $75. BIPOC community members and youth under 22 can sign up for free! Your registration fee, which is separate for each webinar, includes access to articles, videos, websites, background data, speaker bios, and prerecorded interviews.


For more information and to RSVP, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Youth Night

June 17 — 7:30–10:30 p.m.

From the host: To celebrate 2021 graduates, NAAM will host Drive-In Black Graduation as part of Juneteenth Week 2021 Youth Night. This event will celebrate graduates from pre-K through college. Youth Night will also recognize the accomplishments of NAAM’s 2020 Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curators for the amazing work that they completed in the midst of a pandemic.


For more information and to submit a graduate to be recognized (due by June 10 at 11:59 PT) and to reserve your space at the drive-in, please visit the following webpage.


JCCCW’s 2021 Virtual Tomodachi Gala

June 17 — 7–7:45 p.m.

From the host: Join the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) for our second Virtual Tomodachi Gala! This year’s theme is Resilience. Just like the sakura tree that bursts into bloom after each winter, we celebrate the J’s perseverance in the face of this worldwide pandemic. During this year’s event, we honor Tazue and Yutaka Sasaki and find out more about the ‘J’ over the last year — from cataloging museum items, hosting other virtual events, and reopening the beloved Hosekibako to the public!

Please go to our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/JCCCWA/), and you will see the live program on June 17 at 7 p.m. (PDT)! Free to join! Donate today! 


For more information about JCCCW’s 2021 Virtual Tomodachi Gala , please visit the following webpage.


Mayoral Candidate Forum: Transportation, Equity, & the Environment

June 16 — 5:30-7 p.m.

From the host: Join the Transit Riders Union as moderator Erica C. Barnett sits down with Seattle’s mayoral candidates to find out what they have to say about transportation, equity, and the environment on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.! Closed captioning provided.


For more information and to register for the forum, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Carol Anderson, “The Second” Book Event with Christopher Sebastian Parker

June 16 — 5–6:30 p.m.

From the host: Presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Award-winning author and Emory University professor, historian Carol Anderson pays a welcome Seattle return, albeit in virtual form, for her timely new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (Bloomsbury USA). She is to be joined here in conversation with University of Washington political science professor and author Christopher Sebastian Parker.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — ELEVATE (v.) Raise or Lift to a Higher Position

June 16 — 6:30–7:30 p.m.

From the host: Presented in partnership with Seattle Theater Group

ELEVATE is a showcase of Black and Brown voices uplifting one another through the art of spoken word. This project will share untold and unseen work centered around local and national historical events, the impact of systemic racism, and individuals challenging racist ideologies. Most importantly, ELEVATE is the celebration and empowerment of the people. This event is created for the community, by the community.

Join us as this virtual evening of raw, bold, breathtaking performances from poets of all ages, presentations by a historian, and celebrations of unsung heroes who have paved the way will be followed by a community conversation. All are invited to witness the intricate and creative program for free on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. PT.


For more information, please visit the following webpage.


KCTS 9 Book Club — June: Hemingway

June 16 — 7–8 p.m.

From the host: KCTS 9 is excited to launch the KCTS 9 Book Club, a virtual conversation event series, in collaboration with Third Place Books in Seattle and PBS Books. The series kicks off in June with an Ernest Hemingway selection, The Garden of Eden, in celebration of the new Ken Burns documentary, Hemingway. Dr. Ann Putnam, author and Hemingway scholar, will lead the discussion.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


Celebrating Juneteenth — Inclusivity in the Coffee Industry

June 16 — 10–11:00 a.m.

From the host: On Juneteenth week, Seattle Good Business Network would like to invite you to join us and Edward McFields, owner of NoirePack Inc. and member of Seattle Good Business Network, as we discuss with Boon Boona‘s owner Efrem Fesaha and Campfire Coffee Co’s founder Quincy Henry about the barriers of entry for minorities in the coffee business, the ins and outs of operating a coffee enterprise, community service, and advice to BIPOC entrepreneurs looking to pursue a career in the coffee industry.


For more information and to register for Celebrating Juneteenth — Inclusivity in the Coffee Industry, please visit the following webpage.


Business Resource Open House

June 15 — 9–11 a.m.

From the host: Join Beacon Business Alliance and SPL’s Library-to-Business as we honor Juneteenth and talk about how Black-owned businesses are building a more equitable relationship economy. What is the ecosystem that drives a healthy economic community? Come help us dream and work toward an equitable relationship economy.

This free event is perfect for any Seattle business owner or nonprofit organization dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Get face time with experts on the topics of pivoting, how to use technology to take your business online, and other resources like mentoring and financing.

Registration required.

In-language translation provided in Amharic, Mandarin, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese. Please select preferred language when prompted. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This Zoom meeting will also be livestreamed to the Beacon Business Alliance Facebook page.

The Business Resource Open House webinar series is co-created by Beacon Business Alliance and SPL’s Library-to-Business. Sponsors include Rainier Ave Business Coalition, Essential Southeast Seattle Collective, with partial funding from Verity Credit Union and the Office of Economic Development.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Juneteenth: Lift Every Voice

June 15 — 7–8:30 p.m.

From the host: This year, 10 leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast will join forces for BLKFREEDOM.org to commemorate Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. 

The annual collaboration has produced a film documenting the national exploration of the deep-rooted anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” through the eyes of historic museums and anthropologists from across the United States.


For more information and to watch the event, please visit the following webpage.


NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — The History and Future of Juneteenth: Annette Gordon-Reed with Marcus Harrison Green

June 14 — 7:30–9 p.m.

From the host: Presented in partnership with Town Hall

In conversation with South Seattle Emerald’s Marcus Harrison Green, Annette Gordon-Reed weaves together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir chronicled in her book On Juneteenth

She recounts the origins of the date in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured since and explains how, from the earliest presence of Black people in Texas, African Americans played an integral role in the state’s story. She demonstrates that the slave- and race-based economy not only defined the fractious era of Texas independence but indeed caused the Mexican American and Civil Wars. 

Don’t miss this urgent program for an essential revision of conventional renderings of history, one that starkly reminds us that the fight for equality is demanding and ongoing.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, please visit the following webpage.


Silhouette of male-presenting youth reading a book against a sunset.
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

NAAM’s Juneteenth Week — Interactive Storytime: “Lift Every Voice” with Interactive Art Session 

June 13 — 1–2 p.m.

From the host: Tune in for a very special Juneteenth Week Interactive Storytime! 

To kick off NAAM’s Juneteenth Week, join NAAM, Seattle Sounders FC + Rave Foundation for a new, culturally relevant story read aloud. Former Seattle Sounders FC player & Broadcast Analyst Steve Zakuani will read Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations by Kelly Starling Lyons, followed by an interactive art session led by Teddy ‘Stat’ Phillips. 

Art will be displayed online through the Seattle Sounders FC & Rave Foundation “Goals for Art” program.

Anyone who wants a free art kit can pick them up at NAAM on Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artwork will be featured online in a Goals for Art gallery.


For more information and to reserve an art kit, please visit the following webpage.


Picture from BHGC's April Garden Share with purple pansies in the foreground.
Beacon Hill Garden Club’s April Garden Share featured pansies. Photo from Beacon Hill Garden Club.

Beacon Hill Garden Club’s June Garden Share

Second Saturdays — 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Outside The Station Coffee Shop

From the host: Beacon Hill Garden Club members, Foster Farmers, and friends start vegetables from seed, divide plants in our yards and houses, and share them free to our neighbors the second Saturday of the month April–September. Anyone is welcome to bring their extras to add to the bounty! Everyone is encouraged to come and see what’s available and take anything they can grow. Free. No limits (except your conscience) and no questions asked.

June Features

  • Free garden plants! Warm weather crops both seed and starts will be available: tomatoes, basil, squash, and more!
  • Posy Posse Returns! Take and enjoy cut flowers from our gardens arranged on the spot for pay-what-you-will donations to support this project!

The Beacon Hill Garden Club is a program of Beacon Arts. This generous group of neighbors love to grow gardens and friendships! Everyone is welcome to join.

See you soon! And let’s keep growing!


Jeremy G. Bell | A Glimpse at Soul | Artist Reception

*June 5 — 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (*This event is in the past.)
June 12 — 2–5 p.m.

512 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98104

From the host: ArtXchange Gallery presents “A Glimpse at Soul,” our debut solo exhibition featuring painter Jeremy G. Bell. Best known for his complexly layered portraiture of contemporary Black subjects, Bell’s work challenges and reclaims the narrative of what it means to be a Black American. Bell’s paintings are layered amalgams; splashes of paint, ink, charcoal, and other media unite with symbolic imagery and hyper-realistic, soulful faces coalescing at the center. Bell uses the portrait medium to investigate the world that his subjects live in, which continually exposes them to stereotyping, violence and suffering; despite these conditions, beauty, Blackness, and the spirit prevail in Bell’s work.

All guests are required to wear a mask while at the gallery. There will be an online version of the exhibition available on our website (artxchange.org) beginning June 5, 2021.

An Artist Reception with Jeremy G. Bell will also be held on June 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets for the reception, please visit the following webpage.


For more information about this exhibit, please visit the following webpage.


Sustainable Seattle Sailgating

June 8 — 6 p.m.
Lake Union Park

From the host: Sailgating = Tailgating on boats. Welcome to our safely distant social gathering option! Show up in your own floatation device, creativity welcome! Floaties, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, motorboats … the sky is the limit! Or join us onshore in a socially distant fashion.

Join Sustainable Seattle (S2) as we host a talk and picnic in South Lake Union. This year we will focus on Seattle’s watersheds and how we live with respect and reciprocity as residents of a water-abundant region.

All S2 events are as accessible as possible. These events underwrite community engagement, education, and direct services to accelerate sustainability efforts. Please contribute generously so these events can remain accessible to all, regardless of income and background.

Register and get the true sailgating experience with:

  • $20 and under: Link to the live stream and gift from S2
  • $25 and up: Eco-friendly picnic dinner and (non-alcoholic) toast, gift from S2, pre-show live music
  • $50 and up: All of the above plus a raffle ticket for a dozen prizes and a bathymetry map of Seattle by local artist Mr. Photy
  • $85 and up: All of the above plus three raffle tickets and a sweet live houseplant
  • $180 and up: All of the above plus five raffle tickets and an annual membership to S2 <<< second most popular!
  • $250 and up: Thank you for being a champion of sustainability! All of the above plus ten raffle tickets.

If donating is a burden at this time, you can sign up to attend by joining our email list.


For more information, visit Sustainable Seattle’s Facebook event page. To purchase tickets, please visit the following webpage.


Hemingway: Misogynistic or Misunderstood?

June 8 — 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

From the host: The Ken Burns documentary, Hemingway, examines many commonly held perceptions of the author and teases out some lesser-known truths. Film producers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein will talk about how they immersed themselves into Hemingway’s world while making the film and share insights gained from the experience. Local Hemingway scholar and author Dr. Ann Putnam will share the truths she unearthed while researching and writing an essay for the book Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Verna Kale, Hemingway scholar and author.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


Community Rally to Cancel the Rent

June 5 — 12–2 p.m.
Othello Park, South Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118

From the host: Cancel the Rent Coalition is mobilizing to rally and march in Othello Park. As the economy continues to reopen, thousands of Washington residents face skyrocketing rents, looming evictions, rental and mortgage debt, unemployment, and homelessness. The global impact of coronavirus has drastically accelerated the already urgent housing crisis in the U.S This disproportionately burdens Black people, Indigenous people, and communities of color as well as people with disabilities, women, and children. 

Cancel the Rent Coalition formed in response to this urgent emergency for many King County residents. This Coalition is made up of the following organizations: Washington Poor People’s Campaign; Democratic Socialists of America, Seattle; Freedom Socialist Party; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Radical Women; Seattle Revolutionary Socialists; Tenants Union; Transit Riders Union; Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL). 

Pandemic profiteers like Kroger and Amazon have made and will continue to make billions off of working-class citizens during the crisis. In contrast, the current legislature has only doled out breadcrumbs to average people. This is with full knowledge that this will do very little to stop the flood of evictions that will come soon after the local, state, and federal eviction moratoriums expire, which is now tentatively set for June 31st, 2021.

We are demanding the following: Mortgage & Rent Debt Relief! – Extend Eviction Moratorium! – Housing for All! – Tax the Rich! – Rent Control Now! – Cancel the Rent!


For more information, please reach out to Kendall at CancelTheRent2021@gmail.com, (425) 739-5380, or check out our Facebook Event and Facebook Page.


Frye Art Museum Virtual Community Day

June 5 — 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

From the host: Families and participants of all ages are invited to join the Frye Art Museum for an array of free virtual activities in celebration of our new exhibition, “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem.” Hosted by local artist Moses Sun, together we will explore the exhibition through artwork discussions, art-making, musical performances, cooking demonstrations, and more all from the comfort of your own home.

Register for a free art kit!

For more information, a schedule of events, and to register, please visit the following webpage.


50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

May 28–31

From the host: Join Northwest Folklife for their 50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival taking place virtually on Memorial Day weekend, May 28–31, 2021! You can tune into the festivities on Northwest Folklife’s website, Facebook, and Twitch

There are many ways to engage with programming at this year’s virtual festival! Streaming channels such as 50 Years of Folklife, Folklife Premieres, and The Roadhouse all feature regional artists while On-Demand and Family Fun channels provide any time access to performances and more. New this year, the Gathering Room provides live workshops and more, in an intimate virtual space. 

Visit the schedule page for a full description of the festival programming to come.


For more information about the festival’s virtual events, please visit Northwest Folklife’s website.


Seattle Art Book Fair: Makeready

Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays, May 14–29

From the host: Seattle Art Book Fair presents Makeready 2021, a virtual event featuring over 35 artists, designers, printers, and publishers in a series of free online conversations, studio visits, and workshops that explore the process of making an art book from start to finish. Makeready speakers will share a wide variety of work — from personal zines to one-of-a-kind artists’ books; from trade art/literary books to contemporary art editions.


To view the Makeready 2021 event schedule and register for events, please visit the following webpage.


Virtual Kodomo no Hi: Children’s Day Festival

Sundays during May 2021 — 12 p.m.

From the host: Kodomo no Hi is going virtual this year! Kodomo no Hi, also known as Children’s Day Festival, is an annual event that encourages children and families to explore and learn about Japanese and Japanese American art, culture, history, food, and music.

The event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us from the safety of your home at our “Virtual Kodomo no Hi, ” which will include a new video every Sunday at noon (PDT) during the month of May on JCCCW’s YouTube Channel as well as Japanese cultural booklets and an activity pack that are free to download!

Through the new kid-friendly, educational videos, viewers can learn about Sumo wrestling, Japanese language (Onomatopoeia, soramimi or mishearing, and Japanese slang), and Nikkei history. Plus, the Japanese cultural booklets and activity pack will guide you through information and activities to enjoy during the spring and summer season, Japanese style! Prior to the main Kodomo no Hi programs, we will publish the Japanese Spring Fun Book on April 5 at jcccw.org/kodomo-no-hi, so please visit our website to download it for free!


For more information and a list of Kodomo no Hi programming, please visit the following webpage.


An old black and white image (circa 1904) of a Black mother, father, and four children — three young and one adolescent — pose for a picture on their front porch. The seated mother in a long dress and hat of the era holds her infant on her lap.
Susie Revels Cayton and Horace Cayton Sr. with Family in 1904. (Image, sourced from Wikimedia, is in the Public Domain.)

Building Dialogue: The Cayton-Revels House

Thurs., May 27 — 5:30–6:30 p.m.

From the host: Building Dialogue is Historic Seattle’s bi-monthly reading and discussion group. Engage in a facilitated conversation about books, films, articles, podcasts, and more on preservation and the built environment with others who share an interest—and perhaps some expertise—in the subject.

The discussion topic for our next Building Dialogue is the landmarking of The Cayton-Revels House. The house, located in Capitol Hill, was built in 1902 for journalist-couple Horace Roscoe Cayton and Susie Revels Cayton. This month’s program will include a short presentation from Taha Ebrahimi, who authored and submitted the nomination, followed by a group discussion about the nomination process and the house’s history. We will also be joined by Harold Woodson, the great-grandson of the Cayton-Revels, and the current owners, Kathleen Jo Ackerman and Erie Jones.


Sign up for this free event here. Learn more about the history of the Cayton-Revels House and its landmark nomination — which was recently voted on and approved — on the Historic Seattle website. And see the event page for an optional reading assignment.


A Reckoning on Race — With Doug Baldwin

Thurs., May 27 — 3 p.m.

From the host: One year after the murder of George Floyd, the reckoning over race in America continues. The mass protests that followed the killing of Floyd included calls for the end of policing as we know it and demanded that we reexamine systemic inequities. Sports leagues and media companies prominently joined a cascade of anti-racist commitments. Even the NFL, notorious for its resistance to social justice efforts, declared themselves allies. A year later, we look back with one of our region’s most famously frank athletes and ask the question: How much has actually changed in America?

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron.


This event is free and all-ages (donations accepted). Get tickets here.


Virtual Museum Tour: Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer

Wed., May 26 — 4 p.m.

From the host: If you can’t visit The Museum of Flight, then we’ll bring the museum to you! Every astronaut in the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle program trained on the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to get ready to go to space. In this live virtual tour, learn what it was like for an astronaut to live in space!


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History Presents Michelle Duster

May 25 — 6–7 p.m.

From the host: Ida B. Wells was often overlooked and underestimated — a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who co-founded the NAACP. Hear professor and Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, offer a “warm remembrance of a civil rights icon” (Kirkus Reviews).

The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. This program will be recorded, captioned, and posted for 30 days on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

Registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit Seattle Public Library’s event webpage.


Equity Campaign Inaugural Virtual Event: Change for Youth Experiencing Foster Care

May 25 — 2–3:30 p.m.

From the host: Join Treehouse, Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the academic and other essential support needs of more than 7,800 youth in foster care, as they launch their new initiative Equity Campaign, which will position Treehouse as a convener of conversations around race, equity, and foster care.

Equity Campaign’s launch kicks off with a virtual event “Change for Youth Experiencing Foster Care,” a live conversation with community leaders, including Ross Hunter, secretary of DCYF; Gary Locke, former Washington state governor and interim president of Bellevue College; and Shrounda Selivanoff, director of public policy at Children’s Home Society. The amazing Angela Poe Russell from KING 5 and Michelle Li formerly from KING 5 will be moderating the conversation.


For more information and to register for this free virtual event, please visit engage.treehouseforkids.org/ChangeEvent.


Education For All: A Civil Rights Milestone — and So Much Further to Go

May 25 — 12–1:30 p.m.

From the host: Join Northwest Center on May 25, 2021 at 12 p.m. for a discussion to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of Washington State House Bill 90 – Education for All, the first U.S. law to grant public education to people with disabilities. This free virtual event will feature leading voices in disability rights and education. We’ll look at the legacy of this groundbreaking law, examine the current state of special education, the intersection of race and disability, and discuss how we can begin taking steps to realize the promise of Education for All.


For more information and to register, please visit the following webpage.


SJC Presents: As the Blooms Appear

May 23 — 2:15 p.m.

From the host: Seattle Jewish Chorale (SJC), the only Jewish community chorus west of the Mississippi, is excited to invite you to our spring concert, “As the Blooms Appear.” 2020–2021 is our b’nai mitzvah season, so it’s particularly meaningful that we’ve able to stay together virtually an