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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Wing Luke House Party, Iconic Black Women, Arts Gumbo Samoa, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Oct. 16:

Knife Knights / Darius Jones and Stas Thee Boss — Earshot Jazz Festival

“Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and crew chief Erik Blood weave what they describe as ‘soul and shoegaze, hip-hop and lush noise, bass and bedlam’ with DJ OCnotes (Otis Calvin III) and Marquetta Miller. Opening: OCnotes’ fellow KEXP DJ Stas Thee Boss (Stasia Irons, ex- Psychedelic-Space-Rap-Jazz duo THEESatisfaction) and alto-sax expansionist Darius Jones.”

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Langston Hughes — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $10–22

*Also coming up at Langston—Film screening and talk back: Sembene, the Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema, on Sat., 10/19 and Silent Movie Mondays – Within Our Gates (1920) on Mon., 10/21. Within Our Gates is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Earshot Jazz Festival, JUST Words Spoken Vol #2, Seattle’s QTPOC Music Scene, and More!

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Thurs., Oct. 10:

Earshot Jazz Festival – Columbia City Performances

The Earshot Jazz Festival 2019 has begun with performances in venues across town. The Royal Room and Columbia City Theater will collectively host performances beginning Thursday, October 10. Artists include, but are not limited to D’Vonne Lewis, Joe Doria, and Cole Schuster, performing The Tony Williams Lifetime’s ‘Emergency!’ and Makaya McCraven.

Also at the Royal Room, on Wed., Oct. 9, is the Led to Sea (EP Release) w/ Betsy Olson (Solo).

Time: Showtimes vary
Where: The Royal Room & Columbia City Theater
Cost: $10–29

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Tagalog sa King Street, 4th Seattle Urban Book Expo, Mighty Diamonds, and More!

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Thurs., Oct. 3:

Tagalog sa King Street

“Join us for the workshop production of Tagalog sa King Street, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in Tagalog.

“With creative use of live English subtitles and shadow puppetry, non-Tagalog speaking audiences can enjoy the innovative, brave, new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

“Presented by the creative team comprised of Lorna Velasco, Joyce Juan Manalo, Ai Lalo, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Arlo Magpoc, Nina De Torres Ignacio, Leah Mitts, Manny Golez, and Pia Rivera.This event repeats on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See event for individual performance details. 

Time: 6 p.m.
Where: ARTS at King Street Station — 303 S. Jackson St (top floor) Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE (RSVP)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — ART OF SOUL Gallery Opening, Up From The Table, “Young, Gifted, and Black” Closing Exhibit Party, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Sept. 26:

RainierAvenueRadio.World’s ART OF SOUL Gallery Grand Opening

“You are invited to the Grand Opening of the RainierAvenueRadio.World ART OF SOUL Gallery!

“Art of Soul Gallery is dedicated to showcasing individual creativity and artistic expression for beginning, emerging, and experienced artists. Art of Soul Gallery artist exhibits explore and discover the unique ability to inspire deeper meanings.This event starts at Rainieravenueradio.world and then moves to the Art of Soul Gallery at 5250 Rainier Ave S.

Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Rainieravenueradio.world — 5256 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

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

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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!

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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!

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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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