10 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (July 22-24)

10 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (July 22-24)

No need to travel far from home in search of weekend fun, because there’s plenty to do right here in South Seattle. Enjoy, neighbors!


1. Free Outdoor Movie in Jefferson Park
See “Labyrinth” with an open mic before the movie at 7 pm. Movie starts at dusk. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket! Presented by Jefferson Advisory Council. Beacon Hill

2. Music Under the Stars
Third in a series of free classical music events at Columbia Park; starts at 7:15 pm with a live performance followed by an audio broadcast of the evening’s Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert, streamed live into the park by KING-FM radio, direct from Benaroya Hall at 8 pm. Columbia City

3. Posing Beauty in African American Culture
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. Mount Baker


4. Summer Story Time Series at Third Place Books
Featuring local authors reading from their own books and their favorites! Everyone is welcome. This week, Mark Holtzen with The Penant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle; 11 am. This nostalgic, historically accurate picture book follows Huey through the Seattle of 1955 exploring a diverse and charming neighborhood surrounding the baseball stadium. Lakewood/Seward Park

5. Rainier Beach Arts & Music Festival – BAAMFest!
With its roots in Summer Fest and Art Walk Rainier Beach, BAAMFest is a cultural celebration and local activation of our dynamic community through music, dance, spoken word, visual arts, food, art vendors, contests and MORE!  This year’s theme is “Our Story” exploring how we express who we are through all forms of art. Rainier Beach

6. Learn to Make Salvadorian Pupusa
El Centro de la Raza is expanding its cooking class offerings with hand-made Pupusas taught by experienced Chef Camiel Chavez. A pupusa is a thick, hand-made corn biscuit-like flat bread stuffed with cheese (queso), fried pork meat ground to a paste consistency, squash (ayote), refried beans (frijoles refritos) or queso con loroco. Beacon Hill

7. Alma Summer Pop Up Sale
Open air sale with colorful, handmade quilts, bracelets, bags, pillow covers and more featuring unique and expressive bead work from the Huichol people of Nayarit and Jalisco Mexico. Co-hosted with Bayle & Co. at 3806 S. Ferdinand Street; Saturday and Sunday; 10 am to 4 pm. Columbia City

8. Hillman City Collaboratory Garden Restoration
Help restore the community garden at the Hillman City Collaboratory after it was recently vandalized. Feel free to bring anything in your yard that needs a new home. 9 am to 12pm. Hillman City


9. See a Movie at Ark Lodge Cinemas
Seattle’s best independent movie house, featuring first-run films, children’s movies, art-house specials and Dark Lodge, a series of films blending horror, the macabre and high camp. This weekend, see The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory, Star Trek beyond and Ghostbusters. Columbia City

10. Seafair Triathlon
Voted the Pacific Northwest’s best triathlon and Seattle’s only Olympic distance course. Includes Olympic triathlon and duathlon, sprint triathlon and relay courses, and kid’s triathlon. Seward Park

Hosting an event that you’d like to share with your neighbors? gosouthseattle@gmail.com


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