“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)
Because TWISS usually comes out on Wednesdays, and this week, Wednesday happens to be Christmas, we decided to highlight a fabulous annual Christmas-day event that’s sure to bring cheer to all who attend…
“Chef Tarik Abdullah is calling a CITY WIDE ‘Chef Challenge’ asking chefs, local business, and restaurants to donate a large hotel pan of food to our ALL DAY holiday community feast on Christmas Day.
“We’re hoping to feed our community all day–breakfast, lunch and dinner!
“The annual event focuses on community organizing to provide meals, warmth, and community for any South Seattle residents (especially our community experiencing housing instability, vulnerability and homelessness).
“Come eat, build relationships and show love to one another!
“Lineup: John Osebold [‘Jose Bold’]+ members of ‘Awesome’: Evan Mosher, David Nixon, John Ackermann, Kirk Anderson, Basil Harris, and Rob Witmer + marimbist/percussionist/producer Erin Jorgensen + comedy artisan Emmett Montgomery + members of Degenerate Art Ensemble: Joshua Kohl & Crow Nishimura + singer/songwriter Rick Miller + recently certified chainsawer Sara Edwards + lighting board player Xris Ex Nil.” 21+
Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors) Where: Columbia City Theater — 4916 Rainier Ave S. Cost: $15
“Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!”
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (daily 12/13, 12/14, & 12/15) Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center — 4705 West Marginal Way SW
“‘Tis the season to support Black businesses, small and big alike! Our holiday market provides space for business owners to directly connect with their communities and build within them. Our market will offer an array of vendors who specialize in apothecary, literature, home goods, African textiles and prints to so much more!”
Time: 12–5 p.m. (Sat., 12/14) Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
“Two Indigenous women (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and, introducing, Violet Nelson) from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic attack. What begins as an urgent and terrifying escape tentatively expands as the women weave a fragile bond in their short time together while navigating the complexities of motherhood and the ongoing legacy of colonialism. Edited by Tony Massil. With music by Fawn Wood and Jordan Wilson, Chad Neufeld.”
“Wolf Shop Wednesday! The high school screen printing class at Interagency Southeast invites you to come support youth entrepreneurs selling their own t-shirt designs. Pop up and in on Nov 27th from 5-8 and meet the young designers!”
Time: 5–8 p.m. Where: Ola Wyola — 4427 Rainier Ave S. Cost: Free to attend
“Come see this exhibition organized by the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery and featuring artworks created by more than 50 local artists of color reflecting on freedom. The exhibition is organized by the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery (EHAG) Board, a collective of City of Seattle employees including people who are of Black, Latinx, Native, White, Asian, and Indian backgrounds who showcase local artists of color and build appreciation for diversity and social commentary expressed through art.
FREE and open to the public.
The exhibition features 100 artworks including paintings, photography, sculpture, print, video and four installations.” Exhibit live through Jan. 11, 2020.
Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Where: ARTS at King Street Station — 303 S. Jackson St. (top floor) Cost: FREE
“Join us to learn more about domestic violence and build skills around interventions to harm. Refreshments will be provided. For questions, concerns, access needs, contact email@example.com.” This is part of the API Chaya Community Education Series. Childcare is available upon request.
Time: 5:30–7:45 p.m. Where: 2100 Building — 2100 24th Ave S. Cost: FREE
“Concerned about the health of our planet? Wondering how to connect with other climate activists? Please join us at the next SSCAN Action Meeting to find out about action to take on proposed policies to pay for climate justice. ”
Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Columbia City Library — 4721 Rainier Ave S. Cost: FREE
“NAAM’s new Let Us Tell It film series centers the narratives of Black women and their families, both blood and chosen, through film. October’s feature film is the 1996 classic Set It Off. This series is free and open to the public.”
Time: 7 p.m. Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St Cost: FREE