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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Queen Street, Love Train Back to School Play Street, Sunday Sunday Sunday, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Sept. 19:

Emerge: a movement based healing intensive

“You’re invited to (E)MERGE: a movement based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond.

“(e)merge: a movement based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond+ is an intensive sponsored by What’s Poppin’ Ladiez? x 206 Zulu x Moonyeka that will be exploring: How to honor ourselves and the histories we stand on in Street Style Culture; Addressing appropriation through dance/movement (based in Black/Latinx, Street/Club Styles practices); Healing through somatic body-based practices.

“Folks who are holding this space include Stacy Torres, devon de Leña, Dani Tirrell, Naomi Macalalad Bragin, and Moonyeka.Registration required; register here

Time: 12–8 p.m.
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: $75 for 21+ ($25 under 21)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Black Arts Love 2019 Mixer & Marketplace, City Council D2 Debate, Author Talk w/ Gabby Rivera, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Sept. 12:

No Small Talk: Exploring Blackness Through Candid Conversations

“In partnership with University of Washington’s School of Social Work, this community dialogue series invites and highlights voices and ideas from across the black diaspora on important topics that inform the individual and collective black experience. September’s session is entitled: Keeping Us Together: Examining Mental Health and Wellbeing through a Black Lens. It will be a moderated conversation that includes the voices of performing artists, mental health professionals, spiritual and body workers, writers, authors and more from across the northwest. Free & open to the public!

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Jackson Street Jazz Walk, Grandparents Day Celebrations, Last 2019 Beatwalk, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Sept. 4:

Last Black Man in San Francisco—Tenth Week at Ark Lodge!

“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 CutReady 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!)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — CAC MURAL Community Paint Day, Compassion Health Clinic’s Free Health Clinic, Deaf Comedy Jam, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Aug. 28:

New Mural on the Ave.

“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
Cost: FREE

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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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Javoen Byrd Drums The Beat of His African Heritage

by George Collins

It’s hard to miss Javoen Byrd as he enters Empire Espresso on Edmunds Street in Columbia City. He sports a cream colored outfit with soft gold balls dangling from the collar, an Aso Yoruba. It’s an outfit I’ve seen him wear several times when tapping his hands on a set of drums in celebration of his African heritage.

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