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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — What the Funk?! Fest, SAMBAthon REMIX, Pagkakaisa (United as One) Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Aug. 22:

What the Funk?! Fest 2019

“Seattle is going to be extra funky this August as we bring the first Pacific Northwest all people of color burlesque festival to Queer/Bar Seattle and Columbia City Theater! August 22-24th! Three nights of the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk!

“Night One takes place at Queer/Bar Seattle with our guest of honor and emcee the boss of burlesque, Foxy Tann from Minneapolis! Featuring the 12 burlesque performers from the Pacific Northwest tearing the roof off the mothersucka! Ticket link for night one is here. Nights Two and Three take place at the historic Columbia City Theater! Featuring over 12 performers each night including our headliners: Egypt Blaque Knyle (California), Tre da Marc (Minneapolis). Nox Falls (Seattle), The Luminous Pariah (Seattle) and our PNW featured performers: Ms. Briq House (Seattle), spICE! (Seattle), The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire (Portland).

“Three nights of funk, burlesque and celebrating the diversity that makes this artform funky!Tickets for nights two and three at Columbia City Theater here.

Time: All shows start at 9 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater (Queer/Bar, Thurs.) — 4916 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: $20 GA / $25 at the door (+ VIP table options)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Skyway Festival, Hai! Japantown 2019, Future Ancestors Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Aug. 15:

A Living Legacy Artist Talk

“Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy Artist Talk Presented by Northwest African American Museum and Pratt Fine Arts Center. The Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy exhibit at NAAM is coming to a close on August 28th and we want to invite our community into a conversation between the artists of the exhibit. Tara Tamaribuchi, Jite Agbro, and Marilyn Montufar will be in discussion about how their art practices are informed by the work and legacy of Edwin T. Pratt. Nancy Rawles will open the conversation with a reading from her essay, Edwin T. Pratt: Excellence and Opportunity.

Time: 6:45–8 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

*Also at Northwest African American Museum this week on Fri, Aug. 16: Let Us Tell It film Series: Daughters of the Dust.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Rainier Beach Back2School Bash, Othello Park International Festival, Rizal Park Jazz Festival, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Aug. 7:

It Happened Here! – Stories in Hing Hay Park

“’It Happened Here!’ is an afternoon outdoor talk series in Hing Hay Park featuring community speakers, local history, and neighborhood stories from Seattle’s International District. Co-Hosted by Wing Luke Museum, InterIm Community Development Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bring a lunch and enjoy a story!

SPEAKER: August 7 – Akemi Matsumoto, APACE – on becoming a community activist and the fight for education, employment, and opportunity.This free, all-ages event repeats weekly through Aug. 28 with new speakers/topics each week!

Time: 12 p.m.
Where: Hing Hay Park — 423 Maynard Ave S.
Cost: FREE

*Also at Hing Hay Park (on Sat., Aug. 10):  SAAFF (Seattle Asian American Film Festival) C-ID Summer Cinema: Iron Monkey—“Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for a free outdoor screening of Iron Monkey in Cantonese with English subtitles.With performances by: Junhong’s Kung Fu Club, Sendai ERA, and Brenda Xu.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Umoja Fest, CID Block Party 2019, Jamaica’s 57th Independence Celebration, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Heads up South Seattle! This weekend is SeaFair. The event is at Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Boulevard near the park (and on the lake itself). Learn about all the ways it will effect traffic and be super loud — planes, jets (Blue Angels, etc.), hydroplane racing, and other stuff — on the event website. Public transit will be affected by the gazillion people trying to get in and out of the Rainier Valley all weekend. 

Wed., July 31:

First Forty – July Edition

“First Forty is an intimate showcase of SassyBlack’s variety of talents & skills. Event will include: Live Performance by Sassy; Special Stand Up set by Sassy; Listening of unreleased music; Interview w/ special guest.

“Prizes, Giveaways & more! *’Sassy Special’ tickets come with an album download card (#NewBlackSwing or #NoMoreWeakDates).

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: 18th & Union: an arts space — 1406 18th Ave.
Cost: $10 Adv. / $12.50 “Sassy Special” / $15 Door

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — South End Heritage Festival, Othello Block Party, Alchemy Poetry Series, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., July 25:

Free Meaningful Movie: Never Give Up

Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice relates the life history of an American hero. Minoru (Min) Yasui was born and raised in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon in 1916, by Japanese immigrant parents, Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon and during World War II, he initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that lead to the incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. War Relocation Authority concentration camps. He spent 9 months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him.

“Doors Open: 6 pm for snacks and conversation. Stay for speaker & audience discussion. Co-sponsors: Mt. Baker Community Club, So. Seattle Climate Action Network.

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker Community Club — 2811 Mt Rainier Dr. S.
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — JamFest, Beacon Cinema Grand Opening, Farm Fest, Seattle Latinx Pride, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., July 18:

Beacon Hill District 2 Candidate Forum

“The Beacon Business Alliance will co-host a D2 Candidate Forum in partnership with the Beacon Hill Council (BHC). This is an opportunity for the community to learn about candidates’ platforms, ask questions, register to vote, and more. The event is free! A short social hour will precede the forum, beginning at 5:30 PM, on the plaza adjacent to the venue.

“Our confirmed list of guests includes 16 candidates running for Seattle City Council, King County Council, Port of Seattle, and more. Follow BBA on Facebook for event and other community updates!

Time: 5:30–8 p.m.
Where: Centilia Cultural Center — 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Fest St
Cost: FREE

*Also happening tonight in Skyway: West Hill Voter Town Hall w/ Girmay Zahilay & Larry Gossett (King Co. Council candidates, both of whom will attend both events). 7–8:30 p.m. @ Dimmitt Middle School —12320 80th Ave S.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Close the Camps & Lights for Liberty, Last Black Man in San Francisco, Undocumented Tales, and More!

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**Immigrant Detention and Family Separation Protest & Solidarity Actions Planned for July 11, 12, and 13:

Thurs., July 11, 5–7 p.m. @ Westlake Park: Close the concentration camps now!

Fri., July 12, 7 p.m.: Lights for Liberty (at *Your Location):
“Lights For Liberty will be holding Friday night vigils around the country from 7–9 pm to show that we stand in solidarity with immigrants who are under attack by the Trump administration.
*South Seattle location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park

Sat Jul 13th, 12:30 p.m. Community Engagement: Lights on Detained People NWDC Northwest Detention Center (1623 E. J St, Tacoma)

Thurs., July 11:

Close the concentration camps now!

“Over the past months we have witnessed the brutality that refugees and the displaced have faced at the hands of this administration. We have seen and heard the reports of children sleeping on concrete floors, locked in cages and denied basic human rights. This is not a protest about political issues but one about moral responsibilities. The severe overcrowding and denial of basic needs like food, beds, soap, showers and medical care are unacceptable.

“Today hundreds of children are still waiting to be reunited with their families. They are living in detention centers facing psychological and physical trauma. Since Trump took office we have lost 24 people including 6 children and many more injustices. This not the world we want to live in!!? What side of history do we want to stand on? Follow us @El Comite, get informed about what is happening and teach, share, protest ACT. We are asking that all of the people who care to come out and join us this Thursday at 5pm at Westlake Park.

Time: 5–7 p.m.
Where: Westlake Park — 401 Pine St
Cost: Free to attend

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