by Marcus Harrison Green
The chronic riddle of how modern American society can make restitution for the roaring legacy of chattel slavery is the crux of decorated playwright Darren Canady’s latest work, Reparations, presented by the Sound Theatre Company and opening January 10 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Continue reading With Reparations, Playwright Darren Canady Wants America to “Piece Together Its Ghosts”
by Emerald Staff
Thurs., Jan. 9:
“An intimate evening in conversation with artist Hiawatha D. for insight behind the ‘Iconic Black Women: Ain’t I a Woman’ art exhibition at Northwest African American Museum.”
*Also check out Pre-King Day: King in the Wilderness Film Screening (Sun., Jan. 10).
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $10 (free for members)
Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Operation Nightwatch Community Kitchen, Pushout: Screening and Community Conversation, Restorative Social Hour, and More!
by Chetanya Robinson
A new Seattle City Council was sworn in Monday, bringing four new faces behind the dais, three members returning for new terms, and with them, perhaps, a more progressive direction for Seattle politics. Continue reading Morales, New City Council Members Sworn In, Offering New Visions for Seattle and the South End
by Nick Patterson
These seven words encapsulate my feelings of gain and loss, all my hopes and fears, and ultimately the belief that everything happens for a reason.
This is the story of my wife Chelsea and me becoming parents, then having that relationship taken away from us. We thought it was the culmination of our long journey to adoption. Instead it became 74 hours that were among both the best and worst of our lives, during which we experienced the greatest joys and deepest sorrows. Yet it was also a time when we felt an unbelievable amount of love and support from our community, both during the time the baby was home and in the aftermath. Continue reading I Was A Father For Three Days
by Emerald Staff
This week, there’s not a whole lot happening outside of New Year’s Eve festivities, so we rounded up the best of South Seattle’s NYE events. Scroll down for a few post-NYE events!
Tues., Dec. 31 (AKA New Year’s Eve!):
“Party like it’s 1939! The Royal Room Big Band, led by Steve Treseler, brings you the swing of yesteryear, with a jazz dinner and swing dancing. Prix fixe menu and a cover charge for the musicians are included in the [prix fixe] price. The evening’s entertainment will include sonic renderings of pieces by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Sun Ra, and more!”
Time: 7 p.m. (doors)–1 a.m.
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $25–75 (to guarantee seating, make a reservation)
Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — South End New Year’s Eve and more!
by Jessie McKenna
This article first appeared as a blog post for Beacon Business Alliance (BBA).
For 30 years, an unassuming little bakery on Beacon Ave just south of Columbian Way has quietly churned out baked goods for Beacon Hill and beyond. Eight years ago, Nga Do (“Nn-yah Doh”) bought Mimi’s Bakery and Floral and started living her dream as a culinary queen and florist extraordinaire—and if you have a large event to pull off, she’s got you covered there too. Continue reading Culinary Dreams Blossomed into Mimi’s Bakery and Floral
by Felix Jung
When the snowflakes hit, it’s hard to tell
if I’m the one they cling to, or if it’s
one another. Flagrant lovers, they’ll bind
at any opportunity. There’s a solid inch
laid down, a frosted white that makes
all surface icing, all concrete cake. Continue reading Sunday Stew: First Snow