West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

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USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Mar
9
Tue
A Conversation With Butylene & One @ online
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series: A Conversation With Butylene & One

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Virtual Link (Zoom): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88355535044
Website: artistasstoryteller.com

The Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series, supported by the Seattle Colleges Performing Arts Fund, welcomes BIPOC artists, performers, and activists to share their work and connect with students and community members about what it means to be an artist in today’s social and cultural climate. The series emphasizes the artmaking and storytelling process as it relates to the individual and community.

In this conversation, we’ll chat with Butylene and One about their work as Seattle-based Latinx drag performers, how the pandemic has impacted their ability to perform, and how drag is a form of transgressive joy, resilience, community-making, and medicine.

This conversation is the first in a series of six speaking events. For more information and to view a complete list of upcoming speakers, visit us at artistasstoryteller.com.

Artist Bios:
Butylene [BYOO-duh-leen] is a Xicanx, two spirit, gender fluid, artist, dancer, musician and brujx living on the unceded Coast Salish and Duwamish land known as Seattle. Her authentic, high-energy performance style draws from the medicine of the moment and is often inspired by what she sees as the energetic needs of the collective.
Patreon.com/brujxs
Instagram: @butyleneokipple

One is a Colombian-born Seattle-based drag performer whose body of work focuses on the intersection between camp drag and performance art. One is best known as the current reigning Miss Bacon Strip and as a founding member and performer at Glory Hole, a drag/art show voted best show in town in 2019.
Instagram: @onelikethenumbertwo
Twitter: @onelikejuan

Mar
10
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Bollywood Dance @ Online (see listing)
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bollywood Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn dances featured in films from India – the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry.

Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we’ll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

Supplies needed: water bottle, towel

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
13
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. (The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.)

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour talking and make art together.

Supplies needed: watercolor paints, paint brushes (1″ flat brush and pointed round brush), mixed media or watercolor paper, cup of water, painter’s tape.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Mar
17
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Senior Social Hour @ Online (see listing)
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Senior Social Hour with Silver Kite. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
19
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn how to make South Indian Chicken Coconut Curry with Potatoes.

Chicken curries come in many variations. South Indian chicken curries are rich in aromatic spices, in a mixture tempered by the smoothness of coconut milk. This South Indian chicken curry pairs well with basmati rice and vegetables.

The ingredients list will be sent with the registration confirmation.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Mar
20
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Origami For Beginners @ Online (see listing)
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Origami for Beginners with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Make a mini world from paper. Learn the basic folds of origami and use them to create fun shapes and animals.

Supplies needed: origami paper, 6″ square or larger or a light-weight paper cut into squares

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
21
Sun
Jourdan Imani Keith Presents “Womxn & Whales First, Poetry In A Climate Of Change” @ Online (see listing)
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.

Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”

Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.

The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Mar
24
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Bollywood Dance @ Online (see listing)
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bollywood Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn dances featured in films from India – the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry.

Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we’ll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

Supplies needed: water bottle, towel

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
29
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Mar
31
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Senior Social Hour @ Online (see listing)
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Senior Social Hour with Silver Kite. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us