West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Social Justice Film Institute Presents Öngtupqa and Hopi Native Flute Performance @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This Social Justice Film Institute is a Community Benefit Cinema cause for the Duwamish Longhouse. All donations and sales will go directly to Duwamish Tribal Services.

Gary Stroutsos will present an evening playing traditional Hopi flute music and showing the accompanying documentary, Öngtupqa. Öngtupqa – the Hopi name for Grand Canyon, that translates to “Salt Canyon” is the creation of musicians’ Clark Tenakhongva, Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe and renowned traditional singer; Gary Stroutsos playing the Hopi long flute, and Matthew Nelson playing clay pot percussion.

This documentary film Öngtupqa shares Hopi cultural connections to the canyon through music and spoken word, stunning images of Grand Canyon, live music footage, time-lapse imagery, and much more. The trio recorded the album inside the Grand Canyon’s Desert View Watchtower, a stone edifice located on the south rim of the canyon, whose architecture is inspired by Puebloan ruins. Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos and Matthew Nelson use their mastery of voice, flute and clay pot percussion to bring the acoustics within the Watchtower to life. Öngtupqa music is an acoustic soundscape intended to honor the surrounding landscape through music created on-site that could never be replicated in a studio far from the views and spirit of Grand Canyon.

Gary Stroutsos live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.

Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.

Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Seattle Writes: Writing Circle With Hugo House @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Drop by this writing circle, hosted by author Jeanine Walker, for writing exercises and motivation.

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing. Jeanine Walker will be facilitating the West Seattle Branch writing circles.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Bring a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources here.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.