Events this weekend in the South Seattle area
Friday, April 3rd
Movies: Opening of Furious 7– Details: Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan – Showings: 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue Suth, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Backstreet Bazaars, Easter Egg Hunts and The Youth Speak
by Jennifer Cox
On the occasion of my first visit to Altaye at 8135 Rainier Avenue S. I was still somewhat new to Rainier Beach and was actively trying to lure people south to socialize. Luckily my friends are somewhat easy to manipulate with Ethiopian fare and were fairly easily coerced into congregating at Altaye for dinner. Continue reading The Warm Hug From Altaye
by Lola Peters
A long, coffin-shaped, red-fabric draped box sits center stage at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute’s Theater. A pillow atop the stage-right end of the box indicates it might be a bed. An area rug extends from beneath the bed in all directions. Immediately stage center right of the bed, and at a slight angle facing toward it, is a farmhouse-style wooden chair. A framed, black and white photograph of a man in a suit and hat stands on the seat of the chair. Continue reading Review: Black Is The Color Of My Voice
Captain Mike Washburn, who will officially take over as head of the South Precinct on April 8th, wished to introduce himself to the South Seattle community via this open letter.
Dear South Seattle Community,
I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself prior to taking over the South Precinct on April 8th. I am thrilled about returning to my home precinct where I began my career 29 years ago. Continue reading New South Precinct Captain’s Letter to the Community
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead were joined by Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, Joe McDermott and Dave Upthegrove today to announce new measures to further reduce both the county’s youth detention population and the unacceptable racial disparities growing within it. Continue reading King County Announces Measures to Attack Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice System
Note: This is the inaugural piece in our Articles of Faith column, which will feature views on current events from local clergy members of diverse religious affiliations.
by Brandon Duran
When something is important we tend to repeat it. We want to ensure that the message has been fully received and its importance, truly grasped. Continue reading Articles of Faith: Turning Tables