by Emerald Staff
Wed., Sept. 4:
“Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.
“Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Thora Birch, Finn Wittrock, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps
Advisory: Rated R for language, brief nudity and drug use”
*Also playing at Ark Lodge Cinemas: The Farewell, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Midsommar: The Director’s Cut, Ready or Not, and opening Thurs., 9/5—IT Chapter Two
Time: Showtimes vary (see website)
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas — 4816 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $9–13 ($6 Wednesdays!)
Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Jackson Street Jazz Walk, Grandparents Day Celebrations, Last 2019 Beatwalk, and More!
by Aaron Burkhalter
Ready with their walking shoes, they gathered in a small meeting room at the Rainier Beach Community Center to start. After a brief chat, they were ready to enjoy a stroll in the sun.
Continue reading Weekly Rainier Beach Walking Group Blends Health, Safety, and Community
by Jake Goldstein-Street
Neighbors voiced their concerns with the architects of an early-stage five-story Rainier Avenue housing project Thursday evening, with grievances including the lack of parking, minimal affordable units, and the possible displacement of a local small business.
Continue reading New Five Story Building on Rainier Avenue Draws Community Concern
by Carolyn Bick
Tommy Swenson and Casey Moore were obsessed with movies as kids. Growing up in Seattle’s University District in the 1990s only served to further that obsession.
“There were, like, five or six different movie theatres, and Scarecrow Video, and Cinema Books,” Swenson said. “I was really plunged into this movies incubator, where I had access to see so much and got such an education, just by watching a lot of movies.”
Continue reading New Beacon Cinema Grows Out of Shared Love of Film
by Emerald Staff
Wed., Aug. 28:
“Come see mural artists Ari [Glass] and Craig [Cundiff] work with Franklin High School students, painting a new mural around the entire fence, highlighting transportation issues and how they relate to climate change.” This event is ongoing and takes place daily at the Mt. Baker light rail station through Sept. 14.
Time: 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker light rail station — Rainier Ave S. & S. Forest St
Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — CAC MURAL Community Paint Day, Compassion Health Clinic’s Free Health Clinic, Deaf Comedy Jam, and More!
by Carla Bell
Prompted by the state murder of Mike Brown in 2014, and the public outcry and protests that followed, Pecha Kucha Seattle, in collaboration with Northwest African American Museum and the Facebook group Seattle People of Color Salon, produced Pecha Kucha Vol. 56, #Ferguson, gathering hundreds of Seattleites to pour out their hearts. Pecha Kucha Vol. 66 #BlackLivesMatter: The Movement for Black Lives, held at Seattle University in 2015, was a time to “explore the past, present and future impact of the movement in Seattle, across the United States, and around the world.”
Continue reading Pecha Kucha — 20 Frames at 20 Seconds to Hold Life-Changing Conversations
by Susan Fried
Teen Summer Musical presents Uncle Willy’s Chocolate Factory this weekend at Benaroya Hall, a presentation put together with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Atlantic Street Center, and Seattle Parks and Recreation. Emerald Contributor Susan Fried attended a dress rehearsal and provided this photo essay.
Continue reading PHOTOS: Teen Summer Musical Presents ‘Uncle Willy’s Chocolate Factory’