Event Preview: ArtWalk Rainier Beach

Take a mega roster of musical gems plucked from the local and national scene, and diffuse them on multiple stages. Then compliment them with as idiosyncratic a collection of art as you’re bound to find anywhere short of the Louvre. Follow by sprinkling in dance and uncommon cuisine in liberal amounts and you have the essential ingredients for a  Labor Day music and arts festival that attracts throngs. That’s no surprise. That it’s taking place in the shadow of the Rainier Beach Community Plaza and not the Space Needle might be. Continue reading Event Preview: ArtWalk Rainier Beach

Descendant of Chief Seattle Prepares to Welcome South End Festival Attendants Home

Interview conducted by Marcus Harrison Green

Ken Workman. Photo courtesy of interviewee.
Ken Workman. Photo courtesy of interviewee.

This morning’s Rainier Beach Art Walk festival will be a bittersweet “cultural homecoming” for Ken Workman. The great, great, great, great grandson of legendary Duwamish leader and Emerald City namesake Chief Seattle is – like most members of the storied tribe- still shaken by the June announcement the Federal Government would not bestow formal recognition upon them. This, despite other Washington based tribes including the Upper Skagit, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Samish and Snoqualmie having received acknowledgement decades ago. Continue reading Descendant of Chief Seattle Prepares to Welcome South End Festival Attendants Home

The Seven Reasons I’m Parking My Butt in South Seattle This Bumbershoot Weekend

by Mary Hubert

It’s Labor Day Weekend once again, and thousands of Seattleites and non-Seattleites alike are trucking from their respective residences to take part in Seattle’s very own Bumbershoot. Homespun stages are set up around Key Arena, where the biggest names perform.  The Seattle Center area comes alive with vendors selling – as my mother calls it – hippie bullshit. Fried PB&J sandwiches and questionable Thai food remnants scatter the paths. It’s one part music festival, one part fair, and one part culture fest, a medley of events that only Seattle typically shoves together. Continue reading The Seven Reasons I’m Parking My Butt in South Seattle This Bumbershoot Weekend

This Weekend In South Seattle: Art Walk Rainier Beach, Finale of Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and Party Like You Ain’t Working Labor Day (You Aren’t!)

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, September 4th

Movies: Opening Day of Mistress AmericaDetailsTracy is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.-Time:4:45pm, 7:10pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info:  http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Art Walk Rainier Beach, Finale of Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and Party Like You Ain’t Working Labor Day (You Aren’t!)

Commentary: King County Adopts A Pretty Cool Equity and Social Justice Plan

by Hannah Brooks Olsen

(This commentary originally appeared on Seattlish and has been reprinted with permission)

Not exactly known for their radical lefty beliefs (looking at you, Reagan Dunn), King County Council surprised everyone yesterday when they adopted an actually pretty great plan for strengthening its existing Equity and Social Justice Initiative.  Continue reading Commentary: King County Adopts A Pretty Cool Equity and Social Justice Plan

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