10 Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend  (June 10-12)

10 Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (June 10-12)

No need to leave the ‘hood this weekend, because there are plenty of fun and games to be had right here in South Seattle! Here are a few of our favorites…

Friday, June 10:

1. Rainbow Bling-O!
Bring your bling, people! This super fun adults-only event promises a night of games and pandemonium including games, prizes, tasty beverages, costume contest and entertainment by Stanley Alleyne Steel Drums and Sylvia O’Stayformore. Tickets are $28, including dinner and 12 bingo games. Buy your tickets early, because this event will likely sell out. Unclaimed seats will be resold at 7 pm. Wheelchair accessible; 6-9 pm at Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St., Seattle WA 98118).

Saturday, June 11:

2. Georgetown Carnival
Art, music and more at this free, multidisciplinary arts festival held on the second Saturday of June each year since 2006. Colorful contemporary art complements traditional circus and performing arts in several venues throughout the neighborhood. Acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers, creative carnival games and confections appeal to visitors of all ages. Interactive visual arts exhibitions combine with diverse music, theater, dance, literary and media arts in a wide variety of urban environments. Noon to 5 pm in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of South Seattle.

3. Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Posing Beauty in African American Culture is curated by Deborah Willis and organized by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty and highlight how we see ourselves and are seen by others. Runs April 30–September 4 at Northwest African American Museum (2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144)

4. Emergency Preparedness Awareness Event
Come see what your community is doing to be prepared for the Big One! A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster. From 9:30 am to 12 noon at Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118) and Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (4916 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118).

5. 1st Annual Peace Festival
Featuring a friendly game of basketball between South Seattle youth and Seattle Police officers, including a 3-point contest, free throw contest, HORSE contest, local entertainment, free haircuts, resource fair, raffles, prizes and plenty of free food from local vendors. The All In The Net Basketball Game vs. Seattle Police will start at 4 pm. The community is invited to come out and support this free event. Noon to 6 pm at the Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118).

Sunday, June 12:

6. Beatwalk
Funk is the theme as Beatwalk kicks off with the first of five free, family-friendly summer nights in historic Columbia City! Get your groove on with Mctuff, Swindler, Tsunami Piñata, Horse and Tiger, India Mitchel, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons and KEXP DJ Johnny Horn spinning in the alley, as well as some fine youth performers and an Art Walk. Takes place from 4 to 9 pm on the second Sunday of the month, from June through October.

7. Furry 5k Fun Run & Walk
This 17th annual 5K fun run and walk benefits Seattle Animal Shelter. Registration starts at 8:15 am at Seward Park.

8. Shore Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk
Run/Walk along the shore of Lake Washington from Seward Park to Madison Park. The 10K run begins at 8:15 a.m. at Ferdinand Park, heads north on Lake Washington Blvd S, turns into Lakeside Ave S and turns back into Lake Washington Blvd S. Continue north on McGilvera Blvd, east on E Lee St, north on 42nd Ave, east on E Garfield St, north on 43rd Ave, west on E Blaine St, south on 42nd Ave, west on E Garfield St, east on Madison St to Madison Park. The 5K starts at Leschi Park at 9 am and heads north on Lake Washington Blvd S, onto Lakeside Ave S, onto Lake Washington Blvd, north on McGilvra Blvd E, east on E Madison St to Madison Park. About 3,000 people are expected to participate.

9. Southeast Seattle Tool Library Celebration
Help the tool library celebrate its one-year anniversary in South Seattle. Stop by and learn how to use some of the library’s most intimidating shop tools, including demonstrations of a few basic woodworking steps. There will also be a hands-on project where you can make a set of wooden drink coasters from Christmas tree limbs, as well as a massive sale of surplus tools and donated gear. (4425 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98108)

10. June Literary Series at Columbia City Gallery
“Memory” featuing Anastacia Tolbert, Robert Flor, Jon Olson, Goergia McDade, Ann Teplick at Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118) from 5 to 7 pm.



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