West Seattle Event Calendar

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ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jan
26
Sun
Storytelling Festival on Vashon @ Vashon Theatre
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm at the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This free, family-friendly event is “for the community, by the community” and will feature nature-based stories–personal, mythic, and ancestral–told by VWP’s seasoned staff and audience members alike.

Storytelling is a core routine at VWP’s nature-immersion programs. Their staff practice oral traditions to inspire the children and instill valuable lessons in wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and community building. VWP students also practice sharing their own stories, both to help deepen their learning journeys and to discover their authentic voices.

Audience members of all ages are invited to bring a prepared 5-minute story, spin a tale in the One-Minute Story-thon, or join the fun, interactive group storytelling improv games.

The Storytelling Festival is best suited for ages 4 and older. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase snacks and sign up for a tellers’ spot.

VWP (a 501c3 non-profit) provides nature immersion programs for people for all ages from Vashon and surrounding Puget Sound communities. To date, VWP has helped nearly 4,500 children, teens, adults, and families connect deeply with themselves, each other, and nature through their transformative nature mentoring programs, camps, workshops, and trainings.

Jan
30
Thu
Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Feb
1
Sat
‘Food for Change’ @ West Seattle Meaningful Movies @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join DGC at High Point’s Meaningful Movies — Food for Change

Come join the Delridge Grocery Co-op as we host a free showing of the film Food for Change at West Seattle Meaningful Movies on Saturday, February 1. The movie starts at 7pm, and seating will open at 6:30pm. Returning to our potluck roots, DGC members will be bringing snacks and desserts to share. DGC volunteers and board members will also be on hand to talk about the importance of Co-op membership, give an update on store construction after the movie, and answer questions. No charge for admission, but donations gratefully received.

About the Film

Food for Change tracks the ups and downs of cooperatives from the Great Depression to the present through rare archival footage, animation, graphics, and interviews with co-op leaders. The film is a great education piece to help DGC members and the general public learn about the nation’s longest surviving alternative economic system, which is also a social movement based on principles of cooperation.

Steve Alves, an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts, narrates the film he directed. He sees the story’s theme of cooperation as particularly relevant to today’s political climate. “It’s American history, from the Great Depression to the present, with co-ops as the protagonist,” says Alves. Food co-ops introduced whole and organic foods to the American diet in the 1970s; today they are the champions of local food systems.

“Across the U.S. we’re experiencing both a renaissance and a challenge to food co-ops,” says Sean Doyle, General Manager of the Seward Community Co-op (in Minneapolis, MN). “As food co-ops have grown to be successful businesses with annual sales of over $2 billion, they are facing fierce competition from corporate chain stores in the natural foods market they created. We want the public to know our story and what we stand for.”

When: Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm (6:30 pm seating and refreshments)

Location: Meaningful Movies, High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Feb
8
Sat
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
16
Sun
‘Love’ silent film with Dennis James on the mighty Wurlitzer @ Kenyon Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm

Wrapping up our Valentine’s weekend, our favorite organist is back to present Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in Love, a grand, over-the-top operatic scale silent film. It’s a modified version of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina story, but in this one Anna lives!

It was retitled to capitalize on the fact that Greta and John were having a torrid affair, and the publicist had a field day displaying on theatre marquees: GRETA GARBO AND JOHN GILBERT IN LOVE. It worked, and the film was a big hit.

Reserved table seats are $14, and row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. (Table seats are not discounted.) Elementary, middle & high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.