West Seattle Event Calendar

*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!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info 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!

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
25
Thu
ERA, redistricting, more at West Seattle Democratic Women @ online
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, for its meeting on Thursday, March 25th, the West Seattle Democratic Women have invited Alison McCaffree from the League of Women Voters of Washington to present the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and current efforts to get it passed. She will also tell us about Speak Up Schools in Washington State, a program created to inspire people to testify in front of the Washington State Redistricting Commission, which will draw the lines for our legislative districts this year. Why do we care about these issues? How do they impact us? To join us on Zoom for this interactive and engaging presentation, email Mary Fisher at maryfisher1@comcast.net by 11 a.m. Thursday for the Zoom link. Speaker begins at 7 p.m, after we share positive news of the month in a pre-meeting discussion starting at 6:30 p.m.

Mar
26
Fri
Twelfth Night Productions presents ‘All in the Timing’
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions Presents a streaming production of ALL IN THE TIMING

ALL IN THE TIMING

Twelfth Night Production is proud to present four one-act plays from All in the Timing by David Ives. The four short plays are hilarious and sometimes absurd, providing witty perspectives on life and meaning, with a sometimes sharp tongue and often uproarious word pay.

The four shorts featured in the live stream include:

· In Sure Thing, a couple on a first date has the opportunity to reset and try again each time they say the wrong thing.

· Words, Words, Words takes the “infinite monkey theorem”– the idea that given enough time, three monkeys in a room could eventually compose any given text, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet — and turns it into reality.

· The Universal Language, a shy young woman places her faith in her fraudulent language tutor, who is changed for the better when he discovers is the language they share: not the made-up “Unamunda” professes to be fluent in, but rather the language of love.

· The Philadelphia, a man discovers that he’s entered a strange pocket of the universe where the only way to get what he wants is to ask for the opposite.

The shorts will be streamed live on March 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm and March 28 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 and can be purchased at twelfthnightproductions.org/productions/tickets

Mar
27
Sat
The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions @ online
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

March 27 (Saturday, 10:30-noon) we are presenting a special program called The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions.

Our webpage: 34dems.org/the-elephant-in-the-democratic-party-racism-in-political-institutions/

Racism is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest and in liberal spaces. Join us for a 90-minute presentation which will cover the history of systemic racism in political institutions and Progressive policies, and how it continues today. As members and leaders in the Democratic Party, we will gain new tools on how we can listen, reflect, and engage in important conversations that are necessary as we continue the fight against racism.

Presented by Olgy Diaz, who serves as a PCO in the 29th Legislative District as well as on the Boards of Casa Latina, Institute for a Democratic Future, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of WA.

This is a FREE presentation offered to the community by the 34th Democrats.

ZOOM: bit.ly/Anti-Racist-34th

Twelfth Night Productions presents ‘All in the Timing’
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions Presents a streaming production of ALL IN THE TIMING

ALL IN THE TIMING

Twelfth Night Production is proud to present four one-act plays from All in the Timing by David Ives. The four short plays are hilarious and sometimes absurd, providing witty perspectives on life and meaning, with a sometimes sharp tongue and often uproarious word pay.

The four shorts featured in the live stream include:

· In Sure Thing, a couple on a first date has the opportunity to reset and try again each time they say the wrong thing.

· Words, Words, Words takes the “infinite monkey theorem”– the idea that given enough time, three monkeys in a room could eventually compose any given text, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet — and turns it into reality.

· The Universal Language, a shy young woman places her faith in her fraudulent language tutor, who is changed for the better when he discovers is the language they share: not the made-up “Unamunda” professes to be fluent in, but rather the language of love.

· The Philadelphia, a man discovers that he’s entered a strange pocket of the universe where the only way to get what he wants is to ask for the opposite.

The shorts will be streamed live on March 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm and March 28 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 and can be purchased at twelfthnightproductions.org/productions/tickets

Mar
28
Sun
Twelfth Night Productions presents ‘All in the Timing’
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions Presents a streaming production of ALL IN THE TIMING

ALL IN THE TIMING

Twelfth Night Production is proud to present four one-act plays from All in the Timing by David Ives. The four short plays are hilarious and sometimes absurd, providing witty perspectives on life and meaning, with a sometimes sharp tongue and often uproarious word pay.

The four shorts featured in the live stream include:

· In Sure Thing, a couple on a first date has the opportunity to reset and try again each time they say the wrong thing.

· Words, Words, Words takes the “infinite monkey theorem”– the idea that given enough time, three monkeys in a room could eventually compose any given text, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet — and turns it into reality.

· The Universal Language, a shy young woman places her faith in her fraudulent language tutor, who is changed for the better when he discovers is the language they share: not the made-up “Unamunda” professes to be fluent in, but rather the language of love.

· The Philadelphia, a man discovers that he’s entered a strange pocket of the universe where the only way to get what he wants is to ask for the opposite.

The shorts will be streamed live on March 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm and March 28 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 and can be purchased at twelfthnightproductions.org/productions/tickets

Mar
30
Tue
Understanding Medicare @ online
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm

Understanding Medicare

Medicare Health Insurance is confusing – the way it works, the options available, what to consider, what steps to take – but you want to choose the best plan for your particular situation.

Come and join a Zoom informational presentation to get help with your decision-making. We’ll go over Medicare basics and look at the different types of plans available to you.

To sign up, send an email to patricelewis@wespeakmedicare.org and I’ll send you the session link. Or call 206.430.3782.

Zoom presentation:

Tuesday March 30th at 6:30

Friday April 2nd at 3:30

Apr
2
Fri
Understanding Medicare @ online
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm

Understanding Medicare

Medicare Health Insurance is confusing – the way it works, the options available, what to consider, what steps to take – but you want to choose the best plan for your particular situation.

Come and join a Zoom informational presentation to get help with your decision-making. We’ll go over Medicare basics and look at the different types of plans available to you.

To sign up, send an email to patricelewis@wespeakmedicare.org and I’ll send you the session link. Or call 206.430.3782.

Zoom presentation:

Tuesday March 30th at 6:30

Friday April 2nd at 3:30

Apr
5
Mon
Modern Monetary Theory @ online
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is not actually a theory rather it is a currency analysis of the Federal Reserve accounting system. Stephanie Kelton, the leading thinker and most visible public advocate of MMT, dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, fighting climate change, and building resilient, climate supporting infrastructure. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT redefines how to responsibly use our resources so that we can maximize our potential as a society.

In this engaging presentation, Vandana Whitney will explain the basics of MMT and Randy Mandell will talk about the implications for funding Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee and the Green New Deal.

(Stephanie Kelton served as Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee for the Democratic staff in 2015. Her new book, “The Deficit Myth”, is a New York Times Bestseller.)

Presentation is Monday, April 5, 7-9pm. Zoom link: bit.ly/34th-36th-MMT
Senator Joe Nguyen will introduce the presenters.
Brought to you by the 34th District Democrats

Apr
22
Thu
Legal and Social Justice Reform in Washington State @ online
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West Seattle Democratic Women
Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Zoom

Legal and Social Justice Reform in Washington State

Here is an opportunity for a conversation about the different criminal legal system developments in our state. Prachi Dave, Policy and Advocacy Director at the Public Defender Association (PDA) and former ACLU staff attorney, will provide an overview of key legislative actions that occurred during the current legislative session and will discuss impacts of a recent Washington Supreme Court decision invalidating the simple drug possession statute in Washington.

Located in downtown Seattle, PDA uses policy advocacy, organizing, litigation, and public education to bring about criminal legal system reform and develops alternatives that shift from a punishment paradigm to a system that supports individual and community health.

Meeting agenda:
11:00 – 11:30 Discussion Group lad by Theresa McCormick – Topic: Gun Regulation
11:30 – 11:45 Welcome & Short Business Meeting – Approve By-Laws Revision
11:45 – 1:00 Speaker & Discussion

Reservation required! Please RSVP to maryfisher1@comcast.net by the evening of Wednesday, April 21 to receive the Zoom invitation to access the virtual meeting or only the presentation.

For questions and more info, contact Mary Fisher, WSDW chair, at the above email or call her at 206-933-8340.

Rónán Hession And Nancy Pearl Discuss “Leonard And Hungry Paul” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a special conversation between beloved rock star librarian Nancy Pearl and Rónán Hession, whose novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is the 2021 One Dublin One Book selection. Registration required. Click here to register.
Did you know that The Seattle Public Library started the original “one book, one city” program when we launched “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book” (better known now as “Seattle Reads”) back in 1998? The program has been a huge success, spreading throughout the United States as well as to cities around the world.

For the first time ever, we’re partnering with another city to celebrate their “one book” selection and to talk a bit about why shared reading experiences are so powerful.

This event is presented in partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle City of Literature and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be pre-recorded and streamed on SPL’s YouTube channel.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A disarming novel that asks a simple question: Can gentle people change the world?

In this charming and truly unique debut, popular Irish musician Rónán Hession tells the story of two single, thirty-something men who still live with their parents and who are . . . nice. They take care of their parents and play board games together. They like to read. They take satisfaction from their work. They are resolutely kind. And they realize that none of this is considered . . . normal.

Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what’s meaningful in life. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world — the gentle, the meek, the humble. And as they struggle to persevere, the book asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Is it really them against the world, or are they on to something?

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Rónán Hession is an Irish writer, musician, and social worker based in Dublin. As Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, he has released three albums of songs, and his most recent album, Dictionary Crimes, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for album of the year. Leonard and Hungry Paul is his first novel, and was shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year award.

Bestselling author, librarian, literary critic, and devoted reader Nancy Pearl regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. She can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma, discussing her favorite books. Her monthly television show on the Seattle Channel, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, features interviews with authors, poets, and other literary figures. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee “Librarian Action Figure.”

View in Catalog: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

ADA Accommodations: 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.

Apr
24
Sat
What’s the Buzz on PNW Pollinators? @ online
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

What’s the Buzz on PNW Pollinators?!

In our next iteration of DNDA’s Wetland Workshops, we will be going into the realm of the tiny! On Saturday, 4/24, we will explore the world of the tiny winged beasts tasked with the enormous responsibility of pollinating 80% of our food crops. We’ll learn about the diversity of local pollinators, their role in our ecosystems, and how we can best support and advocate for their health and preservation. Additionally, we will be privy to some of the hottest community-driven efforts to aid in this important work.

DNDA is pleased and honored to welcome Demarus Tevuk (Inupiaq) and Stephen Dorsch as presenters for this event.

April 24, 2021 10:30am – 12:30pm

Event page: Delridge Wetland Park Project – DNDA – Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ZpY4yyoM5XqPwK2YA
Cost: FREE!
Contact for more info: Bri Castilleja, DNDA Environmental Education Coordinator – bri@dnda.org

Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Panel: Women Thriving in the Built Environment @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our “Women Thriving in the Built Environment” virtual panel on Thursday, April 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., sponsored by South Seattle College’s Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program. Our virtual panel of thought leaders will kick off an empowering and engaging conversation about the importance of gender equity in the built environment, from building operations to design and construction. What takeaways can you apply within your own workplace?

Please RSVP (required to attend): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LzwHqT7lRZW6WVkvNCr9_Q

We’ll be discussing the following questions during our panel:
How can women contribute to the sustainability aspect of the built environment?
What can we all be doing going forward to support women in this field?
Why is gender equity important?
How do we build a more equitable future?

Meet our panelists and student moderator:
Courtney Blodgett, Director of Market Strategy, McKinstry
Soph Davenberry, Chief Technology Officer, NEMIC
Vicky Hardy, RCFM, Adjunct Faculty & Consultant, South Seattle College Sustainable Building Science Technology BAS Program
Mara Palmer, Certified Sustainable Building Science Technology professional
Sandy Sechang, Just Sales Manager, International Living Future Institute
Treasa Sweek, Principal, Sweek Consulting Engineers
Sheila Roe, Sustainable Building Science Technology student, Event Moderator

About the Sustainable Building Science Technology Program

The Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program at South Seattle College is uniquely positioned as a leader in the dynamic arena of sustainable building education, putting graduates on track for career success in this growing and exciting field. The 90-credit curriculum builds upon an Associate degree and offers a pathway to becoming a highly skilled building science professional. Students learn about smart buildings, fiscal performance, and human-centered building management for today’s changing world. No other program on the West Coast offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares building professionals with the practical knowledge they’ll need for success.

May
3
Mon
David B. Williams And Mary Ann Gwinn Discuss “Homewaters” @ Online (see listing)
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the human and natural histories in, on, and around Puget Sound. Click here to register via EventBrite.

David B. Williams will discuss his new book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound with Mary Ann Gwinn.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and University of Washington Press. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by settlement and resource extraction, Puget Sound and its future health now depend on a better understanding of the region’s ecological complexities.

Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today’s ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound’s ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

Witty, graceful, and deeply informed, Homewaters weaves history and science into a fascinating and hopeful narrative, one that will introduce newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits the Sound and offers longtime residents new insight into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

A Michael J. Repass Book

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator. His many books include the award-winning Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography and Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. His newest book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is available now.

Mary Ann Gwinn writes about books and authors for The Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, she was the book editor of the Seattle Times from 1998 to 2017 and a judge for the 2017 Pulitzer fiction award. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

View in Catalog: Homewaters by David B. Williams

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.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

May
15
Sat
El Club Latino Virtual @ Online (see listing)
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

La discusión se llevará a cabo completamente en español a través de la plataforma de reuniones en línea WebEx. El espacio es limitado. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse.

Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: El olvido que seremos de Héctor Abad Faciolince.

El 25 de agosto de 1987 Héctor Abad Gómez, médico y activista en pro de los derechos humanos, es asesinado en Medellín por los paramilitares. El olvido que seremos es su biografía novelada, escrita por su propio hijo. Un relato desgarrador y emocionante sobre la familia, que refleja, al tiempo, el infierno de la violencia que ha golpeado Colombia en los últimos cincuenta años. La novella ha sido ganadora del Premio WOLA-Duke en Derechos Humanos en Estados Unidos y del Prémio Criaçao Literária Casa da America Latina de Portugal.

View in Catalog: El olvido que seremos by Héctor Abad Faciolince

Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month.

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.

May
16
Sun
Clarion West & Seattle Writes Presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors And Publishers In Speculative Fiction @ Online (see listing)
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Clarion West and Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundtable. Registration required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17

This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundtable

Featuring: Bill Campbell (Rosarium), Milton Davis (MVmedia), Zelda Knight (AURELIA LEO), and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Mocha Memoirs)

With major publishers stuck in a cycle of selling the same mainstream stories or tightening their belts when it comes to the work of marginalized communities, how are Black publishers shaping opportunities for BIPOC writers to have their voices heard?

About the Panelists:

Bill Campbell (Rosarium)

Bill Campbell is the author of Sunshine Patriots, My Booty Novel, and the anti-racism satire, Koontown Killing Kaper. Along with Edward Austin Hall, he co-edited the groundbreaking anthology, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. He also co-edited Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany with Nisi Shawl, Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction and Fantasy with Francesco Verso, and APB: Artists against Police Brutality with Jason Rodriguez and John Jennings. His Afrofuturist spaceploitation graphic novel, Baaaad Muthaz (with David Brame and Damian Duffy) was released in 2019. His historical graphic novel with Bizhan Khodabandeh, The Day the Klan Came to Town, will be released by PM Press in 2021. Campbell lives in Washington, DC, where he spends his time with his family and helms Rosarium Publishing.

Milton Davis (MVmedia)

Milton Davis is an award winning Black Speculative fiction writer and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a publishing company specializing in Science Fiction and Fantasy based on African/African Disapora history, culture and traditions. Milton is the author of nineteen novels and short story collections; his most recent the Sword and Soul adventure A Debt To Pay. Milton is also a contributing author to the upcoming Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, published by Marvel and Titan Books and coauthor of Hadithi and the State of Black Speculative Fiction with Eugen Bacon. He is the editor and co-editor of eight anthologies; The City, Dark Universe and Dark Universe: The Bright Empire with Gene Peterson; Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology and Griot: Sisters of the Spear, with Charles R. Saunders; The Ki Khanga Anthology, the Steamfunk! Anthology, and the Dieselfunk anthology with Balogun Ojetade. Milton’s work had also been featured in Black Power: The Superhero Anthology and Rococoa published by Roaring Lions Productions; Skelos 2: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, Steampunk Writers Around the World published by Luna Press; Heroika: Dragoneaters published by First Perseid Press, Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Volume Two, Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire, and Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda by Marvel/Titan Books. Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade won the 2014 Urban Action Showcase Award for Best Script. Milton’s story The Swarm was nominated for the 2017 British Science Fiction Association Award for Short Fiction and his story, Carnival, has been nominated for the 2020 British Science Fiction Association Award for Short Fiction.

Zelda Knight (AURELIA LEO)

Zelda Knight is the publisher and editor-in-chief of AURELIA LEO, a small press based in Louisville, Kentucky. She has published over one-hundred authors, artists, and poets from around the world. She is also the co-editor of Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (AURELIA LEO, 2020), which has received critical acclaim! Keep in touch on social media @AuthorZKnight. Or, visit www.zeldaknight.com.

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.

May
17
Mon
Clarion West & Seattle Writes Presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors And Publishers In Speculative Fiction @ Online (see listing)
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clarion West and Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Zines and Magazines: Expanding Worlds in Speculative Fiction. Registration required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17

This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Zines and Magazines: Expanding Worlds in Speculative Fiction

Date: Monday, May 17th, 7 p.m. Pacific

Featuring: Eboni Dunbar (FIYAH Magazine), Craig Laurance Gidney (Baffling Magazine), Brent Lambert (FIYAH Magazine), Chinelo Onwualu (Omenana/Anathema) and LaShawn Wanak (Giganotosaurus).

Join prominent Black editors of online zines and magazines as they discuss their journeys into editing and the role editors play in creating space for the voices of BIPOC communities in the speculative fiction field.

Moderated by Arley Sorg of Locus and Fantasy Magazine.

About the Panelists:

Craig Laurance Gidney (Baffling magazine)

Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary and genre fiction. He is the author of the collections Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008), Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press, 2014), Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013) and A Spectral Hue (Word Horde, 2019). He is the co-editor of Baffling Magazine (along with dave ring), an online magazine of queer speculation fiction.

Chinelo Onwualu (Omenana/Anathema)

I am a Nigerian writer and editor living in Toronto. I’m the non-fiction editor of Anathema Magazine, and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African Speculative Fiction. I’m also former chief spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society. My short stories have been featured in Slate, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, The Kalahari Review, and Brittle Paper, as well as in several anthologies including the award-winning New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction from People of Colour edited by Nisi Shawl. You can find me on my website at: www.chineloonwualu.com or follow me on Twitter @chineloonwualu.

Arley Sorg (Fantasy)

Arley Sorg is co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine, as well as associate editor at Locus Magazine and both Lightspeed & Nightmare Magazines. He reviews books for Locus, Lightspeed, and Cascadia Subduction Zone and is an interviewer for Clarkesworld Magazine. Arley grew up in England, Hawaii, and Colorado, and studied Asian Religions at Pitzer College. He lives in Oakland, and, in non-pandemic times, usually writes in local coffee shops. He is a 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate.

Eboni Dunbar (FIYAH)

Eboni J Dunbar (She/her) is a queer, black woman who writes queer and black speculative fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner. She received her BA from Macalester College in English and her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. She is a VONA Alum, a former associate editor for PodCastle, a managing editor for FIYAH Literary Magazine, and a freelance reviewer. Her work can be found in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Drabblecast, Anathema: Spec from the margins and Nightlight Podcast. She also has a novella out now from Neon Hemlock called Stone and Steel. You can follow her on twitter @sugoionna87.

LaShawn M. Wanak (Giganotosaurus/Uncanny)

LaShawn M. Wanak lives in Wisconsin with her husband and son. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and a little bit of horror. Her works have been published in Fireside Magazine, FIYAH, Uncanny Magazine, and many others. She is the editor of the online magazine GigaNotoSaurus and a book reviewer for Lightspeed Magazine. When she is not working at her dayjob as an administrative assistant, she enjoys knitting, anime, and wrestling with theological truths from a Black womanist perspective. Writing stories keeps her sane. Also, pie.

Brent Lambert (FIYAH)

Comic books, SFF and good cooking are the essential elements of SFF author Brent Lambert. A full-fledged military brat, he is consistently struck by wanderlust and has a keen sense of things never really being permanent. Currently based out of San Diego, he gets to enjoy sunshine for more than half the year. Always working, he’s determined to allow Black Queer men to be the stars of their own stories. He can be found on Twitter @brentclambert

Visit Clarion West website for more events.

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.

May
24
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Dances Of The 20th Century @ Online (see listing)
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dances of the 20th Century with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

From the Lindy Hop and Charleston to Motown and Hip-hop, it’s been quite a century. Dance along with us by using simple moves led by mirroring. Participants can stand or sit.

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

May
27
Thu
‘Pressing the System: How Newsprint Won Women the Right to Vote’ @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is delighted to announce “Pressing the System: How Newsprint Won Women the Right to Vote” a live Zoom presentation and panel discussion on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 PM. Join us for a presentation discussing suffragist Katherine Smith’s utilization of newsprint to inform voters, and hear from SWSHS volunteers Bethany Green and Kathy Mulady, as well as Tracy Record from the West Seattle Blog in a panel discussion reflecting the power of the press. Registration is required.

Newspapers were instrumental in convincing voters that women deserve the right to vote in Washington state 10 full years before the 19th amendment passed in Congress. This program will dig deeper into that journalistic legacy, and explore how the press protects and promotes the basic rights of the American people today. We’ll discuss how the press shaped the way that the public perceived the suffrage movement in Washington for 50 years while women fought for the right to vote and reflect on that power today.

The program will consist of a 20-minute presentation from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion, and an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

For more details and to register, please visit our website at https://www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/may-27-pressing-the-system, or contact Maggie Kase, Curator at maggiek@loghousemuseum.org.

Jun
1
Tue
Lynda Mapes And Guests Discuss “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” @ Online (see listing)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the history and the future of Orca whales in Puget Sound. Registration required. Click here to register via EventBrite.

This panel conversation will include Jay Julius, former Chairman, Lummi Nation; Deborah Giles, Orca scientist at UW Center for Conservation Biology and Science Director of Wild Orca and Jason Colby, Chairman of the History Department at University of Victoria and author of Orca.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, Mountaineers Books and The Seattle Times. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. This event will be recorded for SPL’s YouTube Channel.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home journalist Lynda V. Mapes explores the natural history of the orca and the unique challenges for survival of the Southern Resident group that frequents Puget Sound. These whales are among the most urban in the world, a focus of researchers, tourists, and politicians alike. Once referred to as “blackfish” and still known as “killer whales,” orcas were for generations regarded as vermin to be avoided or exterminated, then later were captured live for aquariums all over the world. With greater exposure, scientists realized how intelligent the mammal is and are learning about their matriarchal family groups, vocalizations, behavior, and different subspecies. Today only 74 Southern Resident whales are left, and they are threatened by habitat degradation, lack of Chinook salmon (their primary food source), relentless growth, and climate change. Can we reverse the trend?

This special project, co-published with the Pulitzer Prize winning Seattle Times newspaper, features stunning imagery by Times photographer Steve Ringman, as well as from partner organizations including The Whale Museum, NOAA, and Center for Whale Research.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

LYNDA V. MAPES is a journalist, author, and close observer of the natural world. The Seattle Times has made a point of focusing on environmental issues for its readership; Lynda has been a key part in this effort, covering natural history, environmental topics and issues related to Pacific Northwest indigenous cultures. Her writing connects ordinary people and nature. In 1997, while working at the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington, she was awarded the Gerald Loeb award for a series on salmon recovery efforts in the Columbia Basin. It was the first time anyone looked at what the region had spent on recovery in the basin and what had resulted from those efforts. In addition to her newspaper career, she is the author of two books, Washington: The Spirit of the Land and Breaking Ground. Her first extended encounter with the Elwha ecosystem, dams, Port Angeles community and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, this latter book laid an important groundwork of sources for reporting the forthcoming newspaper series and this proposed book on the Elwha. She lives in Seattle with her husband Douglas MacDonald.

Born and raised at Lummi Nation in Bellingham, Washington, Jay Julius spent a number of years in California as a professional golfer, speaker, and entrepreneur before returning home to Lummi. He has served as Chair of, and on Council at, Lummi Nation; has organized and executed Tribal, local, regional, and national campaigns. During his time on Lummi Nation’s Council, Jay led the Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office; saw the launch of the Nation’s Salish Sea Campaign; sounded the alarm for the clean-up of the fish farm disaster; instigated the acquisition of culturally and economically significant lands; and was deeply involved in the fight against the proposed coal port at Xwe’chi’eXen/Cherry Point. He currently works as a strategic advisor and executive coach through Julius Consulting LLC.

Dr. Deborah Giles serves as the Science & Research Director for Wild Orca, and as a Research Scientist at the University of Washington—monitoring the Southern Resident killer whales’ health through non-invasive sampling with Eba, her highly-trained poop detection dog.

Jason M. Colby is associate professor of environmental and international history at the University of Victoria. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, and raised in the Seattle area, he worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and Washington State. He is the author of The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and US Expansion in Central America.

View in Catalog: Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home by Lynda Mapes

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.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Jun
14
Mon
Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa and Tom Ikeda Discuss “We Hereby Refuse” @ Online (see listing)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of We Hereby Refuse, which honors three historic voices and their three acts of defiance in the face of one mass injustice. Registration required. Click here to register via EventBrite.

This event is presented in partnership with Densho, The Wing Luke, and Elliott Bay Book Company and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on SPL’s YouTube channel after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Japanese Americans complied when evicted from their homes in World War II — but many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight. In this groundbreaking graphic novel, meet JIM AKUTSU, the inspiration for John Okada’s No-No Boy, who refuses to be drafted from the camp at Minidoka when classified as a non-citizen, an enemy alien; HIROSHI KASHIWAGI, who resists government pressure to sign a loyalty oath at Tule Lake, but yields to family pressure to renounce his U.S. citizenship; and MITSUYE ENDO, a reluctant recruit to a lawsuit contesting her imprisonment, who refuses a chance to leave the camp at Topaz so that her case could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. Based upon painstaking research, We Hereby Refuse presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Frank Abe wrote and directed the PBS film on the largest organized resistance to incarceration, Conscience and the Constitution. He won an American Book Award for JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy (University of Washington Press) and is co-editing a new anthology of incarceration literature for Penguin Classics. He blogs at Resisters.com.

Tamiko Nimura is an Asian American (Sansei/Pinay) writer living in Tacoma, Washington. Her training in literature and American ethnic studies (MA, PhD, University of Washington) prepared her to research, document, and tell the stories of people of color. She can be found at http://www.tamikonimura.net.

Ross Ishikawa is a cartoonist and animator living in Seattle. In addition to his work on We Hereby Refuse, he is working on a graphic novel about his parents and their coming of age during World War II. His work is online at rossishikawa.com.

Tom Ikeda, the founding Executive Director of Densho, is a sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. Tom’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. Prior to working at Densho, Tom was a General Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Multimedia Publishing Group, and previously worked as a research engineer and as a financial analyst. He has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium award for Education, and the Microsoft Alumni Fellows Award.

View in Catalog We Hereby Refuse by Abe Frank

ADA Accommodations: 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.

Jun
17
Thu
‘From Stonewall to Seattle: The History of Pride on the Duwamish Peninsula and Beyond’ @ Online (see listing)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is excited to host “From Stonewall to Seattle: The History of Pride on the Duwamish Peninsula and Beyond,” a live Zoom presentation and panel discussion on Thursday, June 17 at 6:00 PM. Join us for an historical presentation discussing the history of Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community on the national and local levels. Attendees will also hear from panelists Stacy Bass-Walden, founder of Alki Beach Pride, Aleksa Manila, a drag artist and social activist, and Oliver Webb of the Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound. Registration is required.

Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link to the program on June 17. Please register HERE.

The Stonewall Uprising wasn’t the first protest against police raiding of gay clubs and LGBTQ+ spaces, but it’s often the first that comes to mind when we think of Pride today. We’ll dive deeper into one of the catalysts for the contemporary LGBTQ+ rights movement that spread from Stonewall to Seattle and beyond. We’ll also explore how Pride is commemorated today on the Duwamish Peninsula not only in June, but all year round.

The program will consist of a 20-minute presentation facilitated by Maggie Kase, curator of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion, and an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

Registration is required. Please register HERE today.

This program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors Luna Park Cafe, 4Culture, Duwamish Tribal Services, and HomeStreet Bank.

Jun
18
Fri
‘No Surrender’ release party with Thunder Road Guitars and Best of Hands Barrelhouse
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our next 16oz can release will be on Wednesday June 16th and features all IPAs (hop heads rejoice)! This time around we are offering two beers “for good” as well as two returning favorites. The collaboration beers include the Washington Brewers Guild IPA and a beer with Thunder Road Guitars; proceeds going to WBG and to WANMA (Washington Nightlife & Music Association) / Keep Music Live WA, respectively. There will be limited draft as well (no to-go on the draft, only the packaged cans will be available to-go).

In addition to all cans being available on Wednesday the 16th, we will be hosting a No Surrender release party with Thunder Road Guitars on Friday the 18th. Thunder Road will be on premises from 6-9pm dishing out some surprises!

No Surrender (Collab with Thunder Road Guitars), NEIPA – 7% – Hazy IPA featuring a boat load of Strata & Sabro hops on a generous, pillowy body. Combining our mutual love for The Boss & for live music, this beer’s name is a nod to the Bruce Springsteen song of the same name. Our mission is to help the struggling independent music venues of WA state, devastated like so many industries by the pandemic. We need the arts and music more than ever. We will see them resurrected. As the song says, “no retreat baby, no surrender.”

Multiplayer Guild Collab, IPA – 7% – IPA featuring Amarillo & Idaho 7 hops. Brewed in order to support the Washington Brewers Guild.

2021: A Spruce Odyssey, IPA W/ Sitka Spruce Tips – 6.5% – Featuring Sitka spruce tips, Citra, & Azacca hops for aromas of sweet tangerine, red berries, & evergreen sap with hints of tropical fruit. Juicy, lush body showcasing floral & lime-like flavors melding expertly with those of mango, peach, subtle herbal-spiciness, & cherry skins from the hops. Luscious & bittersweet on the back end with hints of orange hard candy and grapefruit rind complimenting a final spruce-resin pungency on the lingering finish.

Buckets of Metrics, DIPA – 9% – Double NEIPA Featuring Citra & HBC-586. Pungent hop dankness & loads of lush tropical fruit notes on the nose. Flavors of mango salsa with a floral-fruitiness akin to guava. Impressions of herbal-woodiness and cream enter midway before dissolving into flavors of citrus pith & pine tar. Rose-like notes of alcohol and some boozy-warmth on the long resinous finish.

Jun
22
Tue
Mortada Gzar Discusses “I’m In Seattle, Where Are You?” @ Online (see listing)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Gzar’s new memoir, a moving tale of love and resilience from this award-winning Iraqi writer. Registration is required.

Click here to register via EventBrite..

Gzar will appear in conversation with the book’s translator, William Hutchins. The conversation will be moderated by Christopher Merrill, Director of University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

The event is presented in partnership with Seattle City of Literature, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, University of Iowa International Writing Program, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

Closed captioning will be available at the event. The program will be recorded and posted on SPL’s YouTube after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

As the US occupation of Iraq rages, novelist Mortada Gzar, a student at the University of Baghdad, has a chance encounter with Morise, an African American soldier. It’s love at first sight, a threat to them both, and a moment of self-discovery. Challenged by society’s rejection and Morise’s return to the US, Mortada takes to the page to understand himself.

In his deeply affecting memoir, Mortada interweaves tales of his childhood work as a scrap-metal collector in a war zone and the indignities faced by openly gay artists in Iraq with his impossible love story and journey to the US. Marginalized by his own society, he is surprised to discover the racism he finds in a new one.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Iraqi novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and visual artist Mortada Gzar was born in Kuwait in 1982, grew up in Basra, Iraq, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. He earned a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Baghdad and was later a member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Gzar is the author of four novels, a children’s book, and a short-story collection; he has illustrated two books for children. English translations of his work have appeared in Words Without Borders, World Literature Today, and Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq, and his journalism and political cartoons are featured in Arabic newspapers. Gzar’s animated films have been featured in international film festivals, his film Language was awarded a grant by the Doha Film Institute, and he created the Seattle Arab Film Festival hosted by the Northwest Film Forum.

William Maynard Hutchins has translated many works of Arabic literature into English, including Return of the Spirit by Tawfiq al-Hakim, The Cairo Trilogy by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and The Fetishists by Ibrahim al-Koni. His translation of New Waw by al-Koni won the ALTA National Prose Translation Award for 2015. A three-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Hutchins’s translations from Arabic have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Banipal: Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, and Words Without Borders, as well as elsewhere. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Chicago and has taught subjects ranging from English and Arabic to philosophy and religious studies at the Gerard Institute in Sidon, Lebanon; the University of Ghana; the American University in Cairo; and Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars, Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War, and Self-Portrait with Dogwood. His writings have been translated into nearly forty languages; his journalism appears widely; his honors include a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, numerous translation awards, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial and Ingram Merrill Foundations. As director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa since 2000, Merrill has conducted cultural diplomacy missions to more than fifty countries. He served on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO from 2011-2018, and in April 2012 President Barack Obama appointed him to the National Council on the Humanities.

View in Catalog: I’m In Seattle, Where Are You? by Mortada Gzar

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.

Jul
8
Thu
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Jul
9
Fri
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Shakespeare in the Park at High Point Commons
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm

More Shakespeare in the Park! “Twelfth Night” Friday, “Tempest” Saturday.

Jul
10
Sat
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Shakespeare in the Park at High Point Commons
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

More Shakespeare in the Park! “Twelfth Night” Friday, “Tempest” Saturday.

Jul
11
Sun
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Jul
16
Fri
GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park @ Lincoln Park
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE Shakespeare in the Park! Get ready for a summer full of family fun and FREE theater in the great outdoors in Seattle-area parks. GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-operating Shakespeare company, celebrates its 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park with favorite “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and our scaled down Backyard Bard shows “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.” The season runs July 9 –August 14. Visit greenstage.org for our full calendar and where we’ll be. Go see a play!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri, Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sat, Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sun, Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – Lincoln Park

Backyard Bard

Twelfth Night –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – Delridge Playfield
The Tempest –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 4:15 pm – Delridge Playfield

Jul
17
Sat
GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park @ Lincoln Park
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE Shakespeare in the Park! Get ready for a summer full of family fun and FREE theater in the great outdoors in Seattle-area parks. GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-operating Shakespeare company, celebrates its 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park with favorite “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and our scaled down Backyard Bard shows “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.” The season runs July 9 –August 14. Visit greenstage.org for our full calendar and where we’ll be. Go see a play!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri, Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sat, Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sun, Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – Lincoln Park

Backyard Bard

Twelfth Night –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – Delridge Playfield
The Tempest –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 4:15 pm – Delridge Playfield

Jul
18
Sun
GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park @ Lincoln Park
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FREE Shakespeare in the Park! Get ready for a summer full of family fun and FREE theater in the great outdoors in Seattle-area parks. GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-operating Shakespeare company, celebrates its 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park with favorite “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and our scaled down Backyard Bard shows “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.” The season runs July 9 –August 14. Visit greenstage.org for our full calendar and where we’ll be. Go see a play!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri, Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sat, Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – Lincoln Park
Sun, Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – Lincoln Park

Backyard Bard

Twelfth Night –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – Delridge Playfield
The Tempest –
Sun, Jul 25 @ 4:15 pm – Delridge Playfield

Jul
22
Thu
Nobuko Miyamoto and Friends: “Not Yo’ Butterfly” @ Online (see listing)
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us for a discussion celebrating influential artist and activist Nobuko Miyamoto’s new memoir. Registration required. Click here to register.

Joining Miyamoto at this special event are University of Washington professor Vincent Schleitwiler, Ph.D, spoken word artist and UW Senior Artist in Residence Anida Yoeu Ali, UW Professor and Women Who Rock organizer Michelle Habell-Pallan, artist and designer Asiyah Ayubbi and Community Art Activist and Organizer Linda M. Ando. Deborah Wong, editor of Not Yo’ Butterfly, will moderate the program.

About the Book:
Not Yo’ Butterfly is the intimate and unflinching life story of Nobuko Miyamoto—artist, activist, and mother. Beginning with the harrowing early years of her life as a Japanese American child navigating a fearful west coast during World War II, Miyamoto leads readers into the landscapes that defined the experiences of twentieth-century America and also foregrounds the struggles of people of color who reclaimed their histories, identities, and power through activism and art.

Miyamoto vividly describes her early life in the racialized atmosphere of Hollywood musicals and then her turn toward activism as an Asian American troubadour with the release of A Grain of Sand—considered to be the first Asian American folk album. Her narrative intersects with the stories of Yuri Kochiyama and Grace Lee Boggs, influential in both Asian and Black liberation movements. She tells how her experience of motherhood with an Afro-Asian son, as well as a marriage that intertwined Black and Japanese families and communities, placed her at the nexus of the 1992 Rodney King riots—and how she used art to create interracial solidarity and conciliation.

Through it all, Miyamoto has embraced her identity as an Asian American woman to create an antiracist body of work and a blueprint for empathy and praxis through community art. Her sometimes barbed, often provocative, and always steadfast story is now told.

About the Author:
Nobuko Miyamoto is a third-generation Japanese American songwriter, dance and theater artist, activist and is the artistic director of Great Leap. Her work has explored ways to reclaim and decolonize our minds, bodies, histories, and communities, using the arts to create social change and solidarity across cultural borders. Two of Nobuko’s albums are part of the Smithsonian Folkways catalog: A Grain of Sand, with Chris Iijima and Charlie Chin, produced by Paredon Records in 1973, and 120,000 Stories, released by Smithsonian Folkways in 2021.

This event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, Denso, JACL Seattle and University of California Press and supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. The program will be recorded, captioned, and posted on SPL’s YouTube channel after the event.

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.

Jul
25
Sun
GreenStage Backyard Bard at Delridge Park
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Doubleheader “Backyard Bard” versions of “Twelfth Night” (3 pm) and “The Tempest” (4:15 pm). Details at the website.

Aug
12
Thu
Wine & Food Pairings at Brookdale Admiral Heights
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents

Wine & Food Pairing Event!

Join us on our Garden Terrace for an evening of delicious food and wine. You will learn the secrets to living well, lessons in well-being and longevity developed by the Blue Zones. Our celebrity guest is Michelle Babb, Registered Dietician and owner of eat. play. be.

Attendees will be entered to win all 3 of her books and a bottle wine!

Thursday, August 12th
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

RSVP by August 6th at tmeade@brookdale.com or

Via phone at (206) 512-7730. Only vaccinated guests

Aug
28
Sat
Twelfth Night After Dark @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

Are you itching to see live theater? We are too!
Join us on Saturday 8/28 for Twelfth Night After Dark.

After Dark is a “rate R” celebration of the comedic and risqué side of musical theater.

Come laugh and join the wild rumpus as members of our talented troupe share their wild and comical side for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Space will be limited to allow for social distancing, so please arrive early. To keep you, our performers, and fellow guests safe, we are requiring proof of vaccination at the door. Your vaccination card or a photo of your
card will be sufficient.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Aug
29
Sun
Classic Novels (and Movies) Book Club of West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The “Classic Novels (and Movies) Book Club of West Seattle” will meet on Sunday August 29, 3 :00pm, to discuss Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love (1945) & (optional) BBC TV miniseries, The Pursuit of Love.

Place: Outdoor table at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on California Ave SW (not far from Paper Boat Booksellers), in West Seattle.

More info: https://www.paperboatbooksellers.com/book-clubs

Sep
17
Fri
Orcas and Chinook Salmon: Twin Monarchs of the Pacific Northwest @ online
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Friday, September 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Online talk: “Orcas and Chinook Salmon: Twin monarchs of the Pacific Northwest and their struggle to survive,” with presenter Lynda Mapes

The Woman’s Century Club’s September meeting will feature Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes speaking on “Orcas and Chinook Salmon: Twin monarchs of the Pacific Northwest and their struggle to survive.” Lynda will explain the roots of the extinction crisis facing the southern resident killer whales and the Chinook salmon they depend on. This story began for her in the moment of crisis as mother orca Tahlequah, or J35, carried her dead calf that lived only one-half hour through the Salish Sea for 17 days and 1,000 miles during the summer of 2018.

This free online program is open to the public. Please pre-register to receive login details.

For more information and to register, visit the Woman’s Century Club events page: http://www.womanscenturyclub.org/meetings-events

Sep
20
Mon
Fresh Hop Week at Ounces
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day

Fresh Hop Week
Sept 20-26

It’s FRESH HOP SEASON!! For one full week, we’ll be featuring a rotating list of local, fresh and oh-so-tasty FRESH HOP BEERS! (with new beers tapped daily!)

More info here: ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/9/20/fresh-hop-week

Oct
1
Fri
Oktoberfest at Ounces
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Oktoberfest
October 1 – 3-10 pm | October 2 – 12-10 pm | October 3 – 11 am-8 pm

Grab your lederhosen and head to Ounces for three days of Oktoberfest fun! Event features local craft beer, bavarian food, live music and family friendly fun for the whole family! This event is FREE and open to all ages/dogs. Vaccination required if over 16.
Full event details at ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST LINEUP OF EVENTS INCLUDES:

Live Music:
Bonnie Birch Trio: Friday, Oct 1 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Smilin’ Scandinavians: Saturday, Oct 2 from 5-8 pm

Bavarian Food:
Zieglers Bratwurst Haus (serving daily Oct 1-3)

Local Craft Oktoberfest beer:
Participating Breweries include:
Reuben’s Brews
Chainline Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Flying Lion Brewing
Aslan Brewing

Oktoberfest Stein Raise Competition(s):
Friday, Oct 1 at 7 pm | Saturday, Oct 2 at 4 pm

Come raise a stein with us! (…for as long as you can!) Event is FREE & we will provide everything you need to compete! Register online or just show up to participate!
More info & to register: ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest-steinraise

Oktoberfest Fun Run/Walk:
Sunday, Oct 3 at noon

Burn some calories before you start sipping that Oktoberfest beer! Join us for a fun run/walk along the Alki trail and back to Ounces. Run is FREE and open to everyone (strollers/pets too!) and perfect for all fitness levels. Just show up by noon to run/walk!
More info here: https://www.ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfestrun

Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament:
Sunday, Oct 3 from 11 am-4 pm

Are you a Cornhole Master? Show off your skills in our Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament! Winner takes $400! $50 entry fee for team of 2.
More info & to register: ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest-cornhole

Oct
3
Sun
Confidently Home Q&A @ online
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents:
Confidently Home Q&A

You have questions about making our community your new home. Get your answers straight from the source! Join us for Confidently at Home Q&A virtual event to experience an authentic perspective on topics like comfort, safety, passion, purpose, fellowship and wellness in our community. Ask all your questions in an open-format, casual session and hear from our current residents why they feel confident calling our community their home!

October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Those interested can register via the Zoom link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
brookdale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-qhqj0tE93ZXEhZI2TmwB-VNo9gfAFl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Oct
10
Sun
Confidently Home Q&A @ online
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents:
Confidently Home Q&A

You have questions about making our community your new home. Get your answers straight from the source! Join us for Confidently at Home Q&A virtual event to experience an authentic perspective on topics like comfort, safety, passion, purpose, fellowship and wellness in our community. Ask all your questions in an open-format, casual session and hear from our current residents why they feel confident calling our community their home!

October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Those interested can register via the Zoom link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
brookdale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-qhqj0tE93ZXEhZI2TmwB-VNo9gfAFl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Oct
16
Sat
Fall Beer Showcase at Ounces
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

Fall Beer Showcase
October 16-17

Fall is here — and that means FALL BEER is too! Come sip the flavors of the season. We’ll have 30 taps of nothing but fall beer including fresh hops, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, Cider and Fall seasonals!
More info here: ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/10/16/fall-beer-showcase

Oct
17
Sun
Confidently Home Q&A @ online
Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents:
Confidently Home Q&A

You have questions about making our community your new home. Get your answers straight from the source! Join us for Confidently at Home Q&A virtual event to experience an authentic perspective on topics like comfort, safety, passion, purpose, fellowship and wellness in our community. Ask all your questions in an open-format, casual session and hear from our current residents why they feel confident calling our community their home!

October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Those interested can register via the Zoom link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
brookdale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-qhqj0tE93ZXEhZI2TmwB-VNo9gfAFl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Oct
21
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a live, online conversation with the City of Seattle Human Resources.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-207-1700; Conference ID: 146 123 2689#

Language: English, Español, 中文, Tiểng Việt, Русский

Meet Heather Weldon, Supported Employment Program Manager, and Steve Zwerin, Director, HR Investigations Unit.

Weldon will share the secret ingredients that make the City’s internationally recognized program to hire people with developmental disabilities so successful. Learn more about how the City is addressing equity and inclusion with this creative approach to inclusive hiring.

Zwerin will be speaking about the City’s diversity recruitment efforts and strategies to encourage applicants who might otherwise be overlooked or excluded from traditional hiring processes. Zwerin will also cover services provided by Seattle Human Services to applicants and existing employees with guidance on resumes, interviewing, and much more.

Civic Coffee Hours bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Learn how decisions are made, how to get involved, and how to take advantage of programs and services. Closed captioning is provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Presented in partnership with Age Friendly Seattle – Seattle Human Services.

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.

Oct
24
Sun
Confidently Home Q&A @ online
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents:
Confidently Home Q&A

You have questions about making our community your new home. Get your answers straight from the source! Join us for Confidently at Home Q&A virtual event to experience an authentic perspective on topics like comfort, safety, passion, purpose, fellowship and wellness in our community. Ask all your questions in an open-format, casual session and hear from our current residents why they feel confident calling our community their home!

October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Those interested can register via the Zoom link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
brookdale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-qhqj0tE93ZXEhZI2TmwB-VNo9gfAFl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nov
6
Sat
Twelfth Night Productions’ Cabaret Live Stream Fundraiser
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a live streamed Cabaret!
We are so excited to formally invite you to our 2021 Cabaret Fundraiser, live streamed from the Hall at Fauntleroy on Saturday, November 6th at 6:30pm!

We had (really, really!) hoped to bring you this event in-person, but after careful consideration decided to err on the side of caution and produce one final (hopefully!) streamed event. We all had such a great time on Zoom last year, and this year will be no different.

Our delightful emcees, Lisa and Amy will be back, our incredibly talented cast will be performing, and we’ll be delivering treats for some of our local attendees! This Cabaret has always been a showcase of the knock-you-socks-off performers we are so grateful to have in this community, and this year will be no different. So, won’t you join us for a wonderful production, streamed to you live in your very own home?

* Donations starting at $50 will receive a link to watch the Live Streamed event. You can join us live on November 6th, or save it and watch later!

* Donations starting at $100 will get a delivery of champagne and treats for two (local addresses only).

Thank you for your support and commitment to our theatre community.
We can’t wait to see you when the curtain rises again!

To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit:
www.fundraiser.support/TNPcabaret21

Nov
12
Fri
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama presents Crazytown
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran Drama is proud to present Crazytown by Jonathan Rand.

In the weirdest town in America, let Jim and Babs of Crazytown Action News break down all the top stories of the day. In politics, the race for president at Crazytown Elementary is really heating up! In public safety, citizens are being brought in for questioning by police for being too kind and considerate! A fierce competition is underway by two professional sports-watchers! All that, along with weather and traffic, tonight on Crazytown Action News.

Crazytown will be performed in person in the Menashe Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School. Audience members will be seated in distanced household groups. Masks are required for audience members. We hope to see you there! Crazytown is appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Friday and Saturday (November 12th and 13th) at 7:30 pm

Tickets at the door (Cash or credit card payment accepted):
$7 for adults
$5 for seniors and non-SLHS students
Free for SLHS students (bring ID) and children 6 and under

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Nov
13
Sat
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama presents Crazytown
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran Drama is proud to present Crazytown by Jonathan Rand.

In the weirdest town in America, let Jim and Babs of Crazytown Action News break down all the top stories of the day. In politics, the race for president at Crazytown Elementary is really heating up! In public safety, citizens are being brought in for questioning by police for being too kind and considerate! A fierce competition is underway by two professional sports-watchers! All that, along with weather and traffic, tonight on Crazytown Action News.

Crazytown will be performed in person in the Menashe Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School. Audience members will be seated in distanced household groups. Masks are required for audience members. We hope to see you there! Crazytown is appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Friday and Saturday (November 12th and 13th) at 7:30 pm

Tickets at the door (Cash or credit card payment accepted):
$7 for adults
$5 for seniors and non-SLHS students
Free for SLHS students (bring ID) and children 6 and under

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Nov
19
Fri
Online talk: “Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s?” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Woman’s Century Club’s November meeting will feature Bill Woodward, PhD, award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University.

Program description: A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.” Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s? Professor Woodward will chart the eerily familiar developments of a century ago: shattered idealism, social clashes, domestic terrorism, culture wars, disorienting technologies, and fearsome disease. How might stories from a particular moment in the past—one with remarkable parallels to the present—shed light on ways for us to move forward? As the 2020s unfold, what conversations should we have?

Thanks to Humanities Washington and The Steamer Virginia V Foundation for their support of this program.

This free online presentation is open to the public. Please pre-register to receive login details.

For more information and to register, visit the Woman’s Century Club events page: http://www.womanscenturyclub.org/meetings-events

Nov
23
Tue
Understanding Medicare @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Medicare Health Insurance is confusing – so much information: the way it works, the options available, what to consider, what steps to take – but you want to choose the best plan for yourself. Don’t struggle on your own to try to figure it out, get some help!

Sign up for an individual 30-minute session with me, Patrice Lewis, at the WS Senior Center. I can help clarify how it all works, what your options are, and how to decide on the plan that fits you the best. I’ll be available on Tuesday, November 23rd from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Call the Senior Center to register at 206.932.4044. The center is at 4217 SW Oregon St just off California.

Nov
25
Thu
West Seattle coffee shops planning to be open Thanksgiving Day 2021
Nov 25 all-day

Here are the West Seattle coffee shops that say they plan to be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021. The information was gathered either online or by visiting the shops – please let us know of any changes/additions:

C & P COFFEE: 7 am-2 pm. (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor)

CAFFE LADRO: 6:30 am-4 pm. (7011 California SW)

FRESHY’S: 7 am-2 pm. (2735 California SW)

MOCHA MOJO: 7:30 am-noon. (30th/Roxbury)

REALFINE COFFEE: 8 am-noon. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW and 7900 35th SW)

THE BIRDHOUSE: 7 am-2 pm. (3507 SW Henderson)

UNWIND CAFE: 8 am-4 pm. (1619 Harbor Avenue SW)

UPTOWN ESPRESSO – DELRIDGE: 7 am-1 pm. (3845 Delridge Way SW)

UPTOWN ESPRESSO – JUNCTION: 7 am-5 pm. (California/Edmunds/Erskine)

WEST BAY COFFEE & SMOOTHIES: 7 am-noon. (2255 Harbor Avenue SW)

WEST SEATTLE GROUNDS: 7 am-noon. (2141 California SW)

STARBUCKS ADMIRAL: 5:30 am-4 pm. (4101 SW Admiral Way)

STARBUCKS ALASKA JUNCTION: 6 am-3 pm. (4233 SW Alaska)

STARBUCKS ALKI: 6 am-5 pm. (2742 Alki SW)

STARBUCKS AVALON: 4:30 am-3 pm. (4408 Fauntleroy Way SW)

STARBUCKS MORGAN JUNCTION: 6 am-2 pm. (6501 California SW)

STARBUCKS WESTWOOD VILLAGE: 6:30 am-4 pm. (9023 25th SW)

We’ll add any more we find – but welcome email info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Nov
26
Fri
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Nov
27
Sat
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Nov
28
Sun
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
2
Thu
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
3
Fri
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
4
Sat
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
5
Sun
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
9
Thu
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
10
Fri
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
11
Sat
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
12
Sun
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
16
Thu
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
17
Fri
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
18
Sat
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
19
Sun
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
22
Wed
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
23
Thu
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Dec
26
Sun
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.