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Events

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🌟 Workshops & Meetings
🌟 Markets
🌟 March 2023
🌟 April 2023


Emerald Hosted, Sponsored, and Partnered Events

Promotional graphic featuring a photo of Rev. Dr. Cornel West, a Black, bearded man wearing glasses. Text reads: TABLE TURNING: THE PROPHETIC TRADITION IN THE TIME OF NEOFASCISM; Valley & Mountain; April 2nd, 2023 11am - 12:30pm PT; Rainier Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska Street; Livestreamed on the Valley & Mountain YouTube channel tinyurl.com/valleyandmountainmedia ; THANK YOU MEDIA PARTNERS & COCREATORS: KCBS, South Seattle Emerald, Kadima, Faith Action Network, Kingdom Family Worship Center, International Council of American Islamic Relations, Washington Council of Churches of Greater Seattle, Innovation Vitality Team of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church; photo downloaded with permission from cornelwest.com/bio; "JUSTICE IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE IN PUBLIC." On Palm Sunday, V&M welcomes Rev. Dr. Cornel West who will be speaking at a joint service with Innovation Vitality Team of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church and Kingdom Family Worship Center International. following service there will be an intergenerational sign-making party as a part of prep for our annual Table Turning event.”

Table Turning: The Prophetic Tradition in the Time of Neofacism with Rev. Dr. Cornel West

From Valley & Mountain: On Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023, 11am PST at the Rainier Art Center, located 3515 S. Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118, Valley and Mountain Fellowship welcomes Dr. Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary and is considered one of the greatest public intellectuals our time. This is a joint service with Innovation Vitality Team of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church and Kingdom Family Worship Center International—an open and affirming Black Pentecostal congregation. The event will be livestreamed on the Valley and Mountain YouTube page.

Immediately, following service there will be a protest sign making party as a part of our annual Table Turning event. On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 1pm, Valley and Mountain joins La Resistencia for their solidarity days to protest outside the Northwest Detention Center located 1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421. We understand the draconian immigrant policy to be contrary to the teaching of Jesus and the Beloved Community. We support those in detention and their demand for better conditions and call for their immediate release.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The Emerald is a proud media partner of Turning Tables: The Prophetic Tradition in the Time of Neofacism with Rev. Dr. Cornel West

Workshops & Meetings

AAWA Virtual Writers Read

Second Sundays Monthly — 2 p.m.

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

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


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Markets

Spring Market

March 24 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St., Seattle, WA

From the host: Goodbye winter, hello spring! Come celebrate springtime and support local at our Spring Market at Occidental Square, Friday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop from 15+ makers featuring handmade jewelry, art, gifts, flowers and more. Face painting, a craft station and live music will also be on hand. All are welcome and this event is rain or shine. 

For more information, please visit Downtown Seattle’s Events webpage.


Punk Rock Flea Market

April 1 — 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
April 2 — 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Nii Modo, 1404 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA

From the host: Through the courtesy of the Seattle Restored program, the Pacific Northwest’s favorite underground shopping experience breathes life into the pulsing heart of downtown Seattle.

The PRFM remains an ALL AGES event. Bring the kids, bring your parents, bring the whole damn crew. We are PROUD to say that since 2006 it costs just ONE DOLLAR to enter the Punk Rock Flea Market. Is it worth one measly dollar to take a deep dive into the bowels of punk rock ephemera, bring DIY energy back to the streets of Seattle and support local independent business? We say YES.

For more information, please visit PunkRockFleaMarketSeattle.com.


Black Night Market*

Monthly; May 26, June 29, July 28, Aug. 31, Sept. 29, Oct. 27 — 4–10 p.m.
LeMay America’s Car Museum Field, 2702 E D St., Tacoma, WA 98421

From the host: A Night Market that highlights BIPOC-owned businesses and performing artists! We’re moving to a larger location at the LeMay America’s Car Museum Field, right across from Tacoma Dome!! Our market will now hold space for 150+ vendors, food trucks, beer garden, live performances, activity booths and more! 

For more information, please visit Black Night Market’s Events webpage.

*Note: The Black History Month edition of the Black Night Market on Feb. 24 is in a different location.


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March 2023

Looking for more arts events? Be sure to check out our “Arts in the South End” March roundup!

DISPERSED: The Womxn of Region Six

March 23 — 7:00–8:30 p.m.
March 24 — 7:00–8:30 p.m.
March 25 — 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

From the host:  Dispersed: The Womxn of Region Six, a powerful and thought-provoking play exploring the experiences, stories, and strength of Black women in the African diaspora. This production will be created using ritual poetic drama, with an ensemble cast of Black women and original music from multiple genres.

For more information and to register, please visit Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute’s Eventbrite page.


Katie Davis: The Role of Digital Media in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up

March 23 — 7–8:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: What happens to the little ones, the tweens, and the teenagers, when technology — ubiquitous in the world they inhabit — becomes a critical part of their lives? “Technology’s Child” brings much-needed clarity to what we know about technology’s role in child development and provides guidance on how to use what we know to help children of all ages make the most of their digital experiences.

From toddlers who are exploring their immediate environment to twenty-somethings who are exploring their place in society, technology inevitably and profoundly affects their development. Drawing on her expertise in developmental science and design research, Katie Davis describes what happens when child development and technology design interact, and how this interaction is complicated by children’s individual characteristics and social and cultural contexts. Critically, she explains how a self-directed experience of technology—one initiated, sustained, and ended voluntarily—supports healthy child development, especially when it takes place within the context of community support.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for youth 22 and under.

For more information and to register, please visit Town Hall’s event webpage.


Y Community Conversations: Creating Sustainable Health Equity in Washington

March 24 — 12–1 p.m.
Online

From the host: Everyone deserves equitable access to quality, culturally responsive health care — yet, not everyone has this access.

Queer, Trans, disabled, and BIPOC communities need and deserve sustainable, vital health care access that centers their needs. While strides are being made, many health care systems still fall short of meeting their needs and removing barriers to quality health care.

At the Y, we know that removing barriers with the tools and systems that created and perpetuate them doesn’t work sustainably and often creates more trauma and harm.

Join us at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, for a virtual Y Community Conversation as we discuss how we can sustainably create access to Whole Person Health that addresses the well-being of our minds, bodies, and spirits for all through culturally responsive care.

You’ll hear from panelists within health care fields who will share their insights on a community-centered, shared strategy for pursuing Whole Person Health and Vision 2025 with the goals of addressing:

  • HIV/AIDS care for Black, African American, and African populations
  • Senior healthcare for Asians and Asian Americans
  • Healthcare resource provision and the specific needs of multilingual/multiracial Latinx and Hispanic communities

For more information and to register, please visit the Y Community Conversations: Creating Sustainable Health Equity in Washington’s Eventbrite page.


Pictures at and Exhibition | Andrew Armstrong, Piano

March 25 — 2–3 p.m.
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

From the host: Seattle Chamber Music Society presents this free concert at the Frye Art Museum in celebration of the partnership with the museum’s here:now Creative Aging programs. Designed for adults living with dementia and their care partners, here:now is a free arts engagement program that celebrates present-moment awareness and new possibilities for creative expression.

Following a special program for here:now participants inspired by Mussorgsky’s famous piano suite, the public are invited to a performance of this virtuoso showpiece by acclaimed pianist Andrew Armstrong. 

For more information and to register, please visit Frye Art Museum’s event webpage.


Pride Family Bilingual Story Time at White Center Library

March 26 — 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th St., Seattle, WA 98146

From the host: White Center Pride invites you and the whole family to an enchanting bilingual story time at the White Center Library.  For this story time, our reader, Mel Mercado-Garibay, will be reading the classic Spanish songbook De Colores and Stonewall Book Award-winner Families.  There will be singing, paper flower making, and more surprises.  

Seating is limited to approximately 50 people so please reserve your free spots today.

For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit KCLS’ event page.


Preservation Awards Series: University National Bank

March 29 — 5–6 p.m.
University National Bank, 4500 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

From the host: We look forward to joining you for an in-person tour of our 2022 Community Investment Award winner’s project, University National Bank.

The gleaming white bank, sheathed in a skin of terra cotta tiles, replaced a fraternity house that had once stood on the property. Wells Fargo (under various entities throughout the years) operated the building as a bank branch until its closure in 2018, ending 106 years of continuous bank operations.

Hunters Capital worked with architect Stephen Day to lead the restoration project. The University National Bank building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Seattle landmark in 2021. Given the two-story building’s grand size of 25,000 square feet, the entire project took 26 months to complete. The project scope included adding new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering systems, as well as the addition of fire sprinklers and fire alarm systems throughout the building. The team rebuilt the marble foyer and grand stairs to the second floor and made minor restorations in the grand vault, thus exposing the hidden heavy timber truss systems on the second floor. The scope also included a rebuild of the original mezzanine space that was used for sorority dances in the ’20s and ’30s, restoration of hardwoods to the upper floor, refurbishing original windows, and adding ADA lifts and restrooms to the building.

We look forward to this in-person tour of the Bank by building owner, Hunters Capital.

For more information and to register, please visit the Preservation Awards: University National Bank’s event webpage.


Adeline Garcia Community Service Award (21+)

March 30 — 11:30 a.m.
115 Bell St.,  Seattle, WA 98121

From the host: The Adeline Garcia Community Service Awards is an annual luncheon where we honor leaders whose service has had a significant impact on urban Native well-being in the Seattle area. On March 30, we’ll gather to honor those who represent the past, present, and future of leadership in our Indigenous community.

For more information and to register, please visit the Seattle Indian Health Board’s Adeline Garcia Community Service Awards webpage.


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April 2023

Historic Seattle’s Spring Meeting

April 6 — 5:30–7 p.m.
Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: We look forward to welcoming you in person to our headquarters on First Hill for our Spring Meeting! Join us to hear updates from our leadership & learn more about our recent work over light refreshments.

Historic Seattle holds semiannual constituency meetings as part of our public development authority charter.

The topics covered at each meeting will vary, but you can always expect substantial updates on emerging issues in preservation and the opportunity to enjoy social time with our leadership.

Free!

Open to the public!

For more information and to register, please visit Historic Seattle’s Spring Meeting webpage.


Justice For All: Generations Connected

April 15 — 7–9 p.m.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd St., Renton, WA

From the host: Rainbow City Performing Arts is excited to be celebrating its 25th year of creating a diverse and inclusive environment for musical expression that promotes the equity and visibility of people in the LGBTQIA+ community! As we celebrate this quarter-century milestone, we will look through the lens of music into our past and present to ensure that we are creating the best possible future for our queer community. We are proud to have Seattle’s Lambert House as our community partner for Rainbow City Concert Band’s performance, “Generations Connected.” Lambert House is a nonprofit which empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. In this concert, RCCB will be celebrating LGBTQIA+ composers throughout history by lifting up the music of these historically marginalized composers and examining how we can make generational connections in our lives and through our actions.

RCCB’s “Generations Connected” will be held at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S 2nd St., Renton, WA 98057) on Saturday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. More information and tickets can be found at our website, RainbowCityBand.com. Tickets purchased at the door will have an up-charge of $5 per ticket, so purchase your tickets now!


Jen Sincero: 10 Years of ‘You Are a Badass’

April 26 — 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

From the host: Once upon a time, there was a gigantic mess named Jen Sincero. She bought the cheapest toothpaste, dated all the wrong people, drove broken cars, and made zero money. A decade later, Jen is now a world-renowned author, success coach, and motivational speaker and celebrating the 10th anniversary of her blockbuster bestseller, You Are a Badass (new edition on sale April 11).

A lot can change in ten years, especially considering 2013 looks a hell of a lot different than 2023 but one thing remains: in order to kick ass, you must first lift up your foot.

Jen Sincero is getting the band back together for the You Are A Badass Anniversary Tour and hitting the road to celebrate her timeless and beloved how-to-guide that has transformed lives and inspired a movement. With her signature “jenisms,” she will make sure you leave the event with a modern-day understanding of why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and, of course, how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

$5 GA + $19 book, limited tickets (50) free for youth 22 and under.

For more information and to register, please visit Town Hall’s event webpage.


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