16 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (Aug. 12-14)

16 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (Aug. 12-14)

The only hard part is choosing. Enjoy, neighbors!


1. Karaoke Friday at Royal Esquire Club
Darnell Shut Tha Doe returns to the Royal Esquire Club accompanied by DJ Superstar and Sensational Sherry for a grown and sexy karaoke evening of fun, entertainment, dancing and whatever jumps off. Open to all Esquires and guests. No cover. Columbia City

2. Culture Yard presents Sister Carol
Longtime reggae star Sister Carol with special guests Laborer and the Universal Roots and DJ Court Columbia City Theater. 21+; $16 advanced/$20 door. Columbia City

3. Comedy Night at Spinnaker’s
Lots of laughs with Val Nigro, Nick Sahoyah, Aila Slisco, Billy Anderson, Sam Miller, Heather Thomson and drag halftime act Sylvia O’Stayformore and hosts Mac S. McGregor and Jeffrey Robert at Spinnaker Bay Brewing. Suggested donation $5. Hillman City

4. Gypsy Soul at The Royal Room
Gypsy Soul will play two sets of new material and old favorites. Tickets $22 advanced/$25 day of. Columbia City

5. 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. Now playing: Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13), Pete’s Dragon (PG), Florence Foster Jenkins Curtain Call (PG-13), Suicide Squad (PG-13) and Captain Fantastic (R). Columbia City


6. NWBR Adoption Event at Tin Umbrella
Come out and meet NWBR volunteers, alumni and available pups in the area. Learn about rescue, adoption, fostering and other volunteering opportunities. Hillman City

7. Georgetown Art Attack
A beautiful summer night featuring industrial strength visual and performing arts. Diverse dining, exotic shopping, adventurous galleries, festive nightclubs, music and more at over 40 locations, including Trailer Park Drag Strip featured in the photo above. Second Saturday of each month. Georgetown

8. LUNGevity
A 2.4-mile walk and fun run dedicated to ending lung cancer. Seward Park

9. Big Day of Play
Big Day of Play offers exciting obstacle course inflatables, rock climbing wall, cultural music and dance presentations, dance workshops, and sport exhibitions for all ages! Noon-6pm at Rainier Playfield and Center. Columbia City

10. Rainier Valley Heritage Parade
This annual parade and festival draws thousands of people who come to celebrate the area’s diverse history and community. Columbia City/Hillman City

11. Ladies Night Jam at Royal Esquire Club
Michel’le of R&B Diva’s LA will perform with special guest The Surround Sound Band and DJ Craig Jackson jamming into the after party. Hosted by Kenya B. Tickets $30/$40. Columbia City


12. Obliteride
Fred Hutch’s annual three-day fundraiser dedicated to fighting cancer. Several different route options for cyclists of all levels, including some that come through South Seattle. South Seattle

13. 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; 3806 S. Ferdinand Street. Columbia City

14. Bicycle Sunday
One of South Seattle’s most beloved traditions, Bicycle Sunday is an opportunity to bike or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to the entrance to Seward Park sans motorized traffic from 10 am to 6 pm on 14 different Sundays this spring and summer (find full list here). Mount Baker to Seward Park

15. Beatwalk
BeatWalk places an extraordinarily talented and diverse range of musicians in our neighborhood businesses. All sorts of music from all around the world spills into the streets, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Columbia City

16. Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival
Tenth annual free festival with food and fun reflecting the community’s diverse cultures. A world of ethnic variety will convene with music, dancing, food, art activities, and booths. Othello

Hosting an event that you’d like to share with your neighbors? gosouthseattle@gmail.com. Photo/Trailer Park Drag Strip


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