West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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
7
Sat
Chorando na Chuva performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chorando na Chuva performs Brazilian music live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Longtime performers at C & P Coffee, Chorando na Chuva digs deep into the roots of Brazilian music, expressively playing and singing classic choro tunes like no one else. They pour decades of musical exploration and travel to Brazil into their upbeat interpretations of this style that blends African rhythm and European forms.

Formerly known as Choro Tocando, Chorando na Chuva (Crying in the Rain) likes that their new name suits the Seattle weather.

Their YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6ghMwl513YtFM6zBsP1pw

Wings and Things: Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds, The Kelsey Sprague Band, Julia Francis, Aline and Wes @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club Wings and Things: Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds, The Kelsey Sprague Band, Julia Francis, Aline and Wes..

$8 / Ages 21+

Mar
8
Sun
CANCELED – Kindiependent kid-music concert series @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

3/8 SHOW CANCELED

The Not-Its 11/10
Recess Monkey 11/24
Johny Bregar 12/8
Brian Vogan & Gbs 12/29
Harmonica Pocket 1/12
The Not-Its 1/26
Recess Monkey 2/9
Eli Rosenblatt 2/23
Caspar Babypants 3/8

Series pass at ticket link

*CANCELED* Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

*CANCELED*

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Join us for a concert by the Ladies Musical Club: Lieder by Wolf & Schumann, Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by Beethoven & O’Keefe

Lieder by Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Das Verlassene Mägdlein (The abandoned maid)
Verborgenheit (Seclusion)
Verschwiegene Liebe (Silent love)
Er ist’s (It is he)

Lieder by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Er ist’s (It is he)
Schneeglöckchen (Snowflake)
Mondnacht (Moonlight night) from Liederkreis, Op. 39
Mein schöner Stern, ich bitte dich (My beautiful star, I pray to you)
Rose, Meer und Sonne (Rose, Sea and Sun)

Lin Chen, soprano and Abigail Habegger, piano

Three Conversations for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano by Patrick O’Keefe
Conversation #1
Conversation #2
Conversation #3

Trio in B flat major, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro con brio

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Erika Pierson, cello
Karin McCullough, piano

The Ladies Musical Club is a corporation of women with the mission to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards.

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.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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.

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Cash and/or non-perishable food item donations appreciated.

3rd Annual Washington State Entertainer of the Year competition – all ages @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club: Washington State Entertainer of the Year

Prizes: First place prize : $300 and a spot to perform at the coronation Second place prize : $200 Third place prize : $100

Doors open 5pm, Show 6pm
$20 Suggested Donation.
All Ages

More information on Facebook.

Mar
10
Tue
Freudian Slurp performs @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm

Live avant/jazz music featuring Freudian Slurp. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
11
Wed
Joe Doria’s McTuff featuring Esshan Karimi and Cole Schuster @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm

B3 wizardry with Joe Doria’s McTuff featuring Esshan Karimi and Cole Schuster. At the Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. Ages 21+ only.

Mar
12
Thu
The Sandbox featuring Bob Heinemann @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 12 @ 9:00 pm

Funk, jazz, improv jams w/ West Seattle musicians – THE SANDBOX. This month features Bob Heinemann (Cecil Moses, Chromatic Jones), Joe Doria, and Ben Bloom & Grant Schroff (Polyrhythmics, Unsinkable Heavies). 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $7.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
13
Fri
CANCELED – Songwriters’ Showcase @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Songwriters are showcased live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

A monthly showcase from Songwriters In Seattle. A new lineup each month featuring four local singer-songwriters performing their original material. Anchored and hosted the second Friday of each month by West Seattle’s own Tom Humphreys. Each performer gets a 25-minute set in the showcase. Come on out to hear the best local singer-songwriters ply their craft!

Mr. Dinkles live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

Local duo Mr. Dinkles will be live in store at Easy Street March 13th, 7 pm. Free and all ages!

Actionesse, Stereo Creeps, Peyote Ugly perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club: Skularoid Presents Actionesse, Stereo Creeps, and Peyote Ugly.

$8 / 21+

CANCELED – The Mutineers, Michael Ray & the Plastic Sheets, Gravel Road perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm

*Show canceled, tavern remains open*

Rawk out with The Mutineers, Michael Ray & the Plastic Sheets, Gravel Road perform. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
14
Sat
Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Marco has been a performance guitarist, composer and arranger for thirty years. He plays an extensive repertoire of music from Rio de Janeiro as well as his own compositions. Marco has played with many musicians in Brazil and the USA. He has recorded on numerous CDs and sound tracks also producing and arranging.
https://marcodecarvalho.com/about/

Hans Teuber has been a mainstay on the Northwest jazz scene for over 25 years, working with Wayne Horvitz, Jeff Johnson, Clay Giberson, and others who lean toward progressive jazz.

http://originarts.com/artists/artist.php?Artist_ID=27

Jeff Busch is an exuberant drummer/percussionist, vocalist, and composer whose passion for soulful music of varied traditions has led him to perform with jazz, blues, and gospel groups–as well as calypso, samba, and Cuban jazz ensembles.
http://www.artno.com/bongo/bio.htm

Acid Tongue live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm

Acid Tongue is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk, and psychedelic rock. Led by singer/songwriter Guy Keltner, & drummer/visual-artist Ian Cunningham, Acid Tongue has been touring the world and espousing a timeless rock & roll sound with a DIY mentality since 2015. Employing nostalgic riffs lifted straight from a forgotten jukebox and razor-sharp lyrics delivered in a childish croon, Keltner has built a large catalogue of material in a short period of time. Acid Tongue will celebrate the release of their sophomore LP, Bullies, with a free, all-ages in-store!

Acid Tongue live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle psych-rock gods Acid Tongue will celebrate the release of their sophomore LP, Bullies, with a free, all-ages in-store! March 14th – 7pm.

Damon Buxton performs @ C&P Coffee Company
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Damon Buxton performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Damon Buxton: Guitarist & Composer, solo instrumental guitarist. Influences are Will Ackerman and the Windham Hill Artists guitarists such as Alex de Grassi and Michael soothing and comforting. at http://DamonBuxton.com.

POSTPONED – Magical Strings in Concert @ Kenyon Hall
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

*New date June 27th*

We’re delighted to present the beloved Celtic duo, joined by lively Irish dancers from the Tara Academy. Described by the Washington Post as “sonically gorgeous,” they’ll carry you to sublime realms with ancient airs and their own unique compositions, and have you “dancing” to lively jigs and reels. Philip and Pam Boulding, who have toured worldwide for over 40 years, and recorded 22 albums, perform on their own hand-crafted Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers, along with whistles, button accordion, concertina, and more. Please visit magicalstrings.com for more information.

Tickets and Reservations

Tickets are $15 general, with no table seating

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

For more information and pictures, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

CANCELED – Northwest Symphony Orchestra in concert @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

*CANCELED*

Northwest Symphony Orchestra, continues their Music for the Soul series with a performance of Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony #4 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Also, on the program are two works by northwest composers- Shuksan Storm by Ian Guthrie (world premiere) with students from West Seattle High School performing with the NWSO, and the second movement from Mountain Symphony by Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

ABOUT NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Northwest Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1987, and has received local, regional,
and national acclaim, having been featured several times on National Public Radio and
once on NBC’s Today Show.  Under the incomparable leadership of Music Director Dr.
Anthony Spain, the orchestra has grown into one of the Northwest’s premiere orchestras.

Locations
Holy Rosary Catholic Church- 4210 SW Genesee St. in West Seattle

Tickets-
Tickets are $15- $20, and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets online at
brownpapertickets.com/event/4333335, or by calling 800.838.3006

For more information on Northwest Symphony Orchestra, full season and concert
schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit their website at
www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org or call (206) 242-6321.

Sweet Jesus “Memoria” Record Release w/ Heavy Denim and Low Hums @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club.

Come party with Sweet Jesus and hear them play the songs from their fantastic new album, “Memoria” Opening the night will be Low Hums and Heavy Denim.

$8 / Ages 21+

The Loose Heels perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 14 @ 9:00 pm

Danceable country classics with West Seattle favorites, the Loose Heels, plus Curtis Moore. 8 pm at the Parliament Tavern. $8 / Age 21+ only.

Mar
15
Sun
Jamtime performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bluegrass and old-time music with Jamtime at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Sunday, 1–4 pm.

All Ages Live Music: Wynne Blue’s Nifty Fifty BDAY party @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club. Skularoid Presents: Wynne Blue’s Nifty Fifty BDAY party
Featuring the music of
SeaStar
WES SP8
Christa Fischer

*All Ages*

Mar
17
Tue
Unplugged – A Musical Gathering! @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

Revenge of the Funk Snakes perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm

Revenge of the Funk Snakes featuring Lucky Brown. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
18
Wed
CANCELED – The Suffering F*&%^heads perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm

Punk/jazz provocateurs The Suffering F*&%^heads. 9 pm at the Parliament Tavern.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
19
Thu
CANCELED – Cephalopod performs @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 19 @ 9:00 pm

The improv/pop/soul/funk/jazz of Cephalopod. 9 pm at the Parliament Tavern.

$7 / Ages 21+ only.

Mar
20
Fri
Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice; guitarist and song stylist in the traditions of blues, folk, jazz, country, old-time, bluegrass, r&b, and rock.

Eric Blu & The Soul Revue, Family Worship Center perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 20 @ 9:00 pm

Rock & Soul party with Family Worship Center, and Eric Blu & The Soul Revue. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
21
Sat
Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Marco has been a performance guitarist, composer and arranger for thirty years. He plays an extensive repertoire of music from Rio de Janeiro as well as his own compositions. Marco has played with many musicians in Brazil and the USA. He has recorded on numerous CDs and sound tracks also producing and arranging.
https://marcodecarvalho.com/about/

Hans Teuber has been a mainstay on the Northwest jazz scene for over 25 years, working with Wayne Horvitz, Jeff Johnson, Clay Giberson, and others who lean toward progressive jazz.

http://originarts.com/artists/artist.php?Artist_ID=27

Jeff Busch is an exuberant drummer/percussionist, vocalist, and composer whose passion for soulful music of varied traditions has led him to perform with jazz, blues, and gospel groups–as well as calypso, samba, and Cuban jazz ensembles.
http://www.artno.com/bongo/bio.htm

Roo & the Few – with Special Friends @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roo Forrest and Friends performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). All ages, no cover. More from C & P:

Roo Forrest and Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

13 Finches, Baby Crow Flight School, ExLicks perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm

It’s a West Seattle rock fight featuring 13 Finches, Baby Crow Flight School, and ExLICKS. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
22
Sun
Kelvin Killmon and WINTERSTATE perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kelvin Killmon and WINTERSTATE performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Kelvin Killmon and WINTERSTATE is an alternative rock duo co-founded in 2015 in Valencia, Spain by Berklee College of Music alumni Kelvin Killmon and Alexander Ortberg. Ortberg’s tight, driving rhythms and clean, multi-layered approach to composition provide the musical bedrock for the band. Kelvin brings anthemic melodies and rich vocal harmonies to the mix. His insightful lyrics tackle an impressive array of topics – from scandalous small town love affairs, to celebrating life in the face of chronic illness. “At first listen… feels cozy like a favorite sweater that will still be worn long after its ragged.” – JOHN SIEVERS (507 Magazine)

CANCELED – Donald Sosin accompanies ‘Blue Blazes Rawden’ at the Steinway @ Kenyon Hall
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Donald returns to the hall with a historic film that’s recently been beautifully reconstructed by the Library of Congress, and the resultant print is as clear and clean as one can imagine. Blue Blazes Rawden stars William S. Hart, who also directed the film. It received rave reviews when it came out in 1918, and survives as a classic of the silent film genre.

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

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. We accept cash and checks at the door, and doors open thirty minutes before each show. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Mostly Kosher, The Debaucheraunts perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm

Sunday night Klezmer action featuring Mostly Kosher, and The Debaucheraunts. 6 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
23
Mon
CANCELED – Violinist Caitlin Kelley performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Violinist Caitlin Kelley presents classical chamber music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Mar
25
Wed
Ron Weinstein & Guests perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm

A night of revelry with Ron Weinstein & Guests. 9 pm at the Parliament Tavern.

$7 / Ages 21+ only.

Mar
26
Thu
Gary Benson performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gary Benson will be performing at the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Gary Benson – Solo performer in the style of: Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.

Into the Cold, Buzz Factor perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 26 @ 9:00 pm

The big rock sound of Into the Cold, and Buzz Factor. 9 pm at the Parliament Tavern. $7.

Parliament Tavern is a 21+ establishment.

Mar
27
Fri
Halcyon the Mermaid performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halcyon the Mermaid performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Halcyon the Mermaid
Celtic harp as a mermaid

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC0gk_eRsMNjjvu0RTS8RD0Q/videos
.

Surf the Pines, The Loveless Building, Mopsey perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm

Pop/rock throwbacks Surf the Pines, The Loveless Building, Mopsey. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
28
Sat
Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Marco has been a performance guitarist, composer and arranger for thirty years. He plays an extensive repertoire of music from Rio de Janeiro as well as his own compositions. Marco has played with many musicians in Brazil and the USA. He has recorded on numerous CDs and sound tracks also producing and arranging.
https://marcodecarvalho.com/about/

Hans Teuber has been a mainstay on the Northwest jazz scene for over 25 years, working with Wayne Horvitz, Jeff Johnson, Clay Giberson, and others who lean toward progressive jazz.

http://originarts.com/artists/artist.php?Artist_ID=27

Jeff Busch is an exuberant drummer/percussionist, vocalist, and composer whose passion for soulful music of varied traditions has led him to perform with jazz, blues, and gospel groups–as well as calypso, samba, and Cuban jazz ensembles.
http://www.artno.com/bongo/bio.htm

Cantrip, Moraine perform @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm

Heavy prog night with Cantrip and Moraine. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED – All Ages Free Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle’s Best Open Mic – All Ages Version at Skylark Café & Club:

ALL AGES OPEN MIC every last Sunday of the month. The best OPEN MIC in the city is open for musicians of all ages. We offer a full backline, sound engineer to dial you in, 16 track mixable recording, and the full stage experience! SIGNUP AT 3, MUSIC AT 4. Full bar with ID.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type 15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time) Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

CANCELED – Prairie Dawn performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prairie Dawn – Jazz influenced duo with an eclectic repertoire of standards and originals – performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

CANCELED – Last Sunday Open Bluegrass Jam @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

At the Parliament Tavern: Bring your instruments, bring your voice. Jam with friendly folks playing fun tunes in the big ol’ circle.

Parliament Tavern is a 21+ establishment.

Mar
30
Mon
CANCELED – Tx Trumbo and Alan Sobel perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Singer/songwriters Tx Trumbo and Alan Sobel live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Apr
1
Wed
Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Jim Page singer-songwriter: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage

Apr
2
Thu
Bill Davie performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy Bill Davie (Alternative Folk Singer/songwriter/poet acoustic guitar and vocals) at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Apr
3
Fri
Polly Slanderous, Furniture Girls, The Whole Bolivian Army perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Polly Slanderous, Furniture Girls, and The Whole Bolivian Army. Doors at 7 pm, music at 8 pm.

$8 / Age 21+

Jun
5
Fri
Seattle Modern Orchestra Presents “Ipsa Dixit” @ BASE: Experimental Arts + Space
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) presents Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit on two nights in June 2020 at BASE: Experimental Arts + Space near West Seattle.

A “twenty-first century masterpiece” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit is a semi-staged, evening-length chamber music theatre work for voice, flute, violin, and percussion exploring the intersections of language and music, emotion and meaning, expressivity and truth. SMO welcomes notable local director Bobbin Ramsey in her operatic directorial debut to help bring to life a staged performance of this moving work for Seattle audiences.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students.

Jun
6
Sat
Seattle Modern Orchestra Presents “Ipsa Dixit” @ BASE: Experimental Arts + Space
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) presents Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit on two nights in June 2020 at BASE: Experimental Arts + Space near West Seattle.

A “twenty-first century masterpiece” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit is a semi-staged, evening-length chamber music theatre work for voice, flute, violin, and percussion exploring the intersections of language and music, emotion and meaning, expressivity and truth. SMO welcomes notable local director Bobbin Ramsey in her operatic directorial debut to help bring to life a staged performance of this moving work for Seattle audiences.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students.

Jun
20
Sat
Morgan Junction Community Festival 2020 @ Morgan Junction Park
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 20, 2020 10 am to 4 pm, 145th Annual Morgan Junction Community Festival at Morgan Junction Park, 6413 California Ave SW. More details later in the year! The Morgan Community Association presents it.

Oct
14
Wed
An Evening With Khu.Éex’ @ Online (see listing)
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Members of Khu.éex’, a funk/rock band founded by internationally known glass artist Preston Singletary, will share their music and some stories behind their most recent album Héen.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

This event is presented as part of Seattle Reads 2020 and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Performers include Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Edward Littlefield, Swil Kanim, Nahaan, Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo.

Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex) translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language, a Native group from Southeast Alaska. Singletary thought of the name Khu.éex’ because of the notion of sharing culture, stories, and music. This is the intent of Khu.éex’, to present a contemporary interpretation of our culture to empower others.

The recording of Khu.éex’s newest album, “Héen” (water in the Tlingit language), coincided with critical events and issues affecting Indian Country (and the earth as a whole) including the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline and the endangerment of clean water in our communities. These events were on the group’s mind during these sessions, which resulted in water being a conceptual connecting thread throughout the material.

Oct
22
Thu
Music to Power Democracy @ Online
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm

Support voter empowerment while enjoying an evening of music.

The Pigeon Point Antiracism Project presents
Music to Power Democracy
A virtual concert and fundraiser for the Black Voters Matter Fund
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 8 p.m.

With soprano Ellaina Lewis (known for her roles in such productions as Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha), Erika Lundahl (singer-songwriter featuring poetic lyrics for “resilient hearts and resonant bodies”), and Brian Cutler (veteran songwriter drawing on an electic mix of genres).

To attend, please make a donation to the Black Voters Matter Fund. Then send an electronic receipt from your donation to ppantiracismteam@gmail.com, and we will provide details for attending the event on Zoom.

The Black Voters Matter Fund fights voter suppression and supports civic engagement and political power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. They’ve been working tirelessly to get out the vote and also donating food, helping people fill out the census, distributing masks, and offering relief to hurricane survivors. Recently, they’ve been organizing voter drives by bus tour through swing states.

The Pigeon Point Antiracism Project is a grassroots group based in West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood and organizing actions to support equality.

You can find out more about the Black Voters Matter Fund by going here.

Oct
24
Sat
Heebie Jeebies live online from Parliament Tavern @ Online
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Heebie Jeebies’ annual Halloween show, streamed!

Oct
25
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 25 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
26
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 26 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
27
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 27 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
28
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 28 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
29
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 29 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
30
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 30 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
31
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 31 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
1
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 1 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
2
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 2 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
3
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 3 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
4
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 4 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
5
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 5 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
6
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 6 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
7
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
8
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 8 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Music And Memories: The 1960s @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Music and Memories: the 1960s with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop. Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with dementia and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants in these activities.

Facilitated by Jen Kulik.

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.

Dec
5
Sat
Gem and rock show
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The World’s Fossils and Minerals
Rock and Gem Show
Saturday December 5th
10 to 4 pm
2009 SW Dakota

Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists With Mayumi Tsutakawa @ Online (see listing)
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, join us in remembering some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

About the speaker:

Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. Tsutakawa lives in Seattle.

This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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.

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

Feb
18
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a live, online conversation with Mariko Lockhart on the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#

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

Meet Mariko Lockhart, Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), to learn more about the SOCR’s work to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. Mariko will talk about how SOCR enforces laws against discrimination, including what kinds of protections exist in Seattle and how people can file complaints with the office. She will also share information about SOCR’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, a citywide effort to end institutional racism in City government and to achieve racial equity across our community.

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, Korean, 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.

Feb
25
Thu
Meditate for clean water with The Woo-Woos @ Lowman Beach Park
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

My meditation group “The Woo-Woos”, formerly known as “Krystal Kelley & the woo-woos”, has been playing our crystal bowls down at Lowman Beach.

Our passion is to meditate for healing. It is our intention at present to meditate for clean water.

We recently partnered with Leon MacLaughlin at Clean Water Foundation www.cleanwaterfoundationwa.org . Together, The Woo-Woos and Clean Water Foundation (among many others) are helping raise the vibrations to help bring clean water to the Hopi & Navajo Tribes. The United Nations in Paris just endorsed this project and tweeted about it. https://twitter.com/neil_dhot/status/1362037623028670469

When we meditate at Lowman Beach, We have had many people ask us when we are coming back so, so we wanted to invite anyone from the community to meditate with us at Lowman Beach and help raise vibrations for a very important project. Here is our upcoming schedule:

Thursday, February 25th 2:30-3:00