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!*

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

Mar
21
Sat
Mary Lou Basket Exhibit at the Duwamish Longhouse
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

See the legendary basketry of Duwamish Tribal Member Mary Lou Slaughter back at the home of the www.duwamishtribe.org, the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Join us in welcoming Mary Lou and her baskets on March 21st for the opportunity to speak with the artist, admire her work, and build our community. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Artist:

A direct descendant of Chief Seattle himself, Mary Lou Slaughter has been recognized as a Native Master Weaver for her work in the fields of functional and decorative traditional weaving. Mary Lou studied under Master Eddie Carriere, and her current work runs the gamut from skirts, hats, blankets, vests, jewelry and more. In addition to her work in weaving, Mary Lou Slaughter has worked tirelessly for the ongoing cause of the Duwamish People in our efforts to gain federal recognition. Her enthusiasm for weaving is only surpassed by her passion for preserving tradition and fighting for the rights of the Duwamish Tribe.

CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Mar
22
Sun
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Mar
26
Thu
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Mar
27
Fri
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Mar
28
Sat
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Apr
2
Thu
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Apr
3
Fri
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm

On Thursday 3/12, ArtsWest announced the run was canceled.

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Apr
5
Sun
CANCELED – ‘Saint Joan’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Saint Joan

Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)
Adapted by Corinne Magin
Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

March 11 preview; March 12 – April 5, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

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.

Aug
17
Mon
STEAM Learning From Home: Coast Salish Design And Crafts
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Coast Salish Design and get some ideas to create bookmarks and carving soap!

Visit our Kids YouTube Channel to watch the videos.

Summer of Learning Teaching Artist, Ty Juvinel is a Tulalip Tribal member, artist and carver.

Coast Salish Design a closer look: an introduction to the Coast Salish style of art, reviewing shapes and how they should be used in theory to create positive and negative designs, depicted as Salish art.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: none. This is not a hands-on or participatory but you can use pencil, paper, or crayons, to draw and create your designs.

Salish Style Bookmarks: If you had the chance to watch Coast Salish Design a closer look, then we will put some ideas to paper, using shapes to create an eagle and salmon bookmarks. Once done designing you will see how to color and understand positive and negative shapes.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: cardstock or paper; scissors; pencil and eraser; colored pencils/pens, crayons or paint

Salish Style Salmon Soap Carving: learn how to carve a salmon figure with minimal tools needed, as well as understanding coast Salish Design elements.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: bar of soap, spoon, optional butter knife

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Every Day is Earth Day!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. This year Summer of Learning is a little different, but we still have plenty of activities to keep kids engaged, reading and learning all summer!

Aug
22
Sat
Duwamish River Festival @ Duwamish Waterway Park
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the Duwamish Valley community for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition‘s Annual Duwamish River Festival!

The Festival is free to all!

Oct
3
Sat
Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s @ WSHS Parking Lot
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

“Bless those who curl themselves around our hearts, who twine themselves through our days, who companion us in our labor and who call us to come and play.

-from the Litany of Blessing

Bring your pet(s) for St. John the Baptist’s annual community-wide St. Francis’ Day Blessing of the Animals on the West Seattle High School parking lot. The Rev. Kate E. Wesch will preside at the brief service and then, with Brother Paul Dahlke, OSF, will be blessing the animals.

This year will be a little different due to the pandemic, but never fear, we will be here! There are two options. Stay in your car, and Rev. Kate and Brother Paul will come to you, or stand in the parking lot maintaining appropriate social distancing and with faces covered (pets are not required to cover their faces.) We will collect contact information for those who choose to stand outside for contact tracing purposes, and are required to keep these records for three weeks. Please have your pet on a leash or in a carrier.

Oct
4
Sun
Virtual Blessing of the Animals & In-Person Walk-By @ Alki UCC
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Send Pictures for Inclusion in Virtual Service

Animal-lovers in our community are invited to send in pictures of their own favorite creature to be a part of Alki UCC’s special “Blessing of the Animals” online service on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00 am. Send pictures and the animal’s name to office@alkiucc by Thursday, October 1 for inclusion during worship.

Blessing of the Animals is an annual service is held around the world to coincide with the Feast of St. Francis in remembrance of the great saint’s love for all creatures.

Registration is required to attend Sunday Worship; look for the Zoom link on the home page of www.alkiucc.org.

Pets and People Invited to In-Creature/In-Person Neighborhood Walk-by

From 11:00 am to noon, bring your furry, fuzzy, feathery, scaly creatures to a Neighborhood Community walk-by outside the church entrance at 6115 SW Hinds. Social distancing observed.

Important! All pets must be on a leash or in an appropriate carrier/cage. Children of all ages are welcome to bring their stuffed animals or photographs of a beloved pet.

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC)

6115 SW Hinds

www.alkiucc.org

Oct
14
Wed
Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre And Post-Event Discussion) @ Online (see listing)
Oct 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st.

Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness.

Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club to An American Sunrise. Reflect on what home means for Native peoples and carrying ancestors with you. A pre-event discussion and post-event discussion in anticipation of a live streaming event with Joy Harjo presented as part of ALWAYS INDIGENOUS (October 19-23) celebrating 50 years of Chief Seattle Club, an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

Wed, October 14 – Joy Harjo Book Club (pre-event discussion)

Wed, October 28 – Joy Harjo Book Club (post-event discussion)

Always Indigenous event registration (for LIVE Stream with Joy Harjo on October 21)

See the reading guide here.

Check out the full Always Indigenous schedule for the line-up of programs. Free attendance is available, although this is a fundraiser for a non-profit serving homeless and insecurely housed indigenous community members.

Oct
17
Sat
Virtual Seattle Reads Presents Tommy Orange @ Online (see listing)
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Tommy Orange joins us digitally to discuss Seattle Reads selection There There. He’ll speak with Dr. Christina Roberts, the Director of the Indigenous Peoples Institute at Seattle University.

A limited number of “seats” are available through the digital platform. Registration was required – Event is now full. This event will also be streamed live to The Seattle Public Library’s Facebook page.

Seattle Reads There There is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, The Wallace Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, with additional support from sponsors Seattle City of Literature, The Seattle Times, and Vintage Books.

About the Book:

There There is a powerful novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities and explores their connections to one another as each travels to the Big Oakland Powwow.

There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, “There There” is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

About Tommy Orange:

Tommy Orange is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. There There was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Pen/Hemingway Award. There There was also longlisted for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Orange graduated from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California.

About Seattle Reads:

Seattle Reads is a city-wide book group, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book. It’s designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Everyone is invited to participate by reading the featured book, joining in a book discussion or attending programs with the featured writer.

View in Catalog: There There by Tommy Orange

Oct
20
Tue
Jill And Sasha La Pointe Discuss Vi Hilbert’s “Haboo” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The La Pointes will discuss the newly rereleased edition of Vi Hilbert’s Haboo, a collection of thirty-three stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The La Pointes will discuss the newly rereleased edition of Vi Hilbert’s Haboo, a collection of thirty-three stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound represent an important part of the oral tradition by which one generation hands down beliefs, values, and customs to another. Vi Hilbert grew up when many of the old social patterns survived and everyone spoke the ancestral language.

Haboo, Hilbert’s collection of thirty-three stories, features tales mostly set in the Myth Age, before the world transformed. Animals, plants, trees, and even rocks had human attributes. Prominent characters like Wolf, Salmon, and Changer and tricksters like Mink, Raven, and Coyote populate humorous, earthy stories that reflect foibles of human nature, convey serious moral instruction, and comically detail the unfortunate, even disastrous consequences of breaking taboos.

Beautifully redesigned and with a new foreword by Jill La Pointe, Haboo offers a vivid and invaluable resource for linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, future generations of Lushootseed-speaking people, and others interested in Native languages and cultures.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Jill tsisquał La Pointe is director of Lushootseed Research and granddaughter of Vi taqšəblu Hilbert.

Sasha taqwšəblu LaPointe is a Coast Salish author from the Nooksack and Upper Skagit tribes. She received her MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a focus on creative nonfiction and poetry. She is the great granddaughter of Vi taqwšəblu Hilbert and her namesake. Her memoir, Red Paint is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press.

Upper Skagit tribal elder Vi taqšəblu Hilbert (1918–2008) received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994, taught language classes at the University of Washington, and cowrote the Lushootseed Dictionary.

PRAISE:

“Engaging, entertaining, and informative. . . Recommended.”―Choice

“Hilbert writes interestingly and informatively about the storytellers and the culture that produced the tales. . . . This carefully edited collection makes a significant contribution.”―Journal of the West

View in Catalog: Haboo

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

Oct
24
Sat
Spooky Town Grab n Go at Steve Cox Memorial Park
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 25 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 26 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Keith And Chenoa Egawa Discuss “The Whale Child” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This brother and sister writing team share the story of Shiny, a whale child that becomes a boy to help humans understand the harm facing the world’s oceans.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Shiny is a whale child. One day his mother teaches him about the harm facing the world’s oceans because of human carelessness. Shiny agrees to be turned into a boy by the ocean’s water spirit so he can visit the land and alert people to these dangers. He meets Alex, a young Coast Salish girl who learns from Shiny that the living spirit of water exists in everything–glaciers, rivers, oceans, rain, plants, and all living creatures. Together the two travel the earth, confronting the realities of a planet threatened by an uncertain future. Inspired by Shiny’s hope, humor, and wisdom, Alex makes the promise to become a teacher for future generations. She realizes that the timeless Indigenous value of environmental stewardship is needed now more than ever and that we must all stand up on behalf of Mother Earth.

Written and illustrated by Indigenous authors Keith Egawa and Chenoa Egawa, The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action. Also included are resources for students and teachers to facilitate learning about Pacific Northwest Indigenous cultures and the environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

KEITH and CHENOA EGAWA are siblings who co-wrote and illustrated The Whale Child (2020) and Tani’s Search for the Heart (2013). They are both enrolled members of the Lummi Indian Nation.

KEITH EGAWA is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing program and author of the novel Madchild Running (Red Crane Books Inc. 1999). Keith’s extensive work experience in the fields of Children and Family Services and Indian Education Reform has provided him with both inspiration and insight into this subject matter. Keith has been awarded several artists grants, including the ARTs Up grant through the Seattle Arts Commission, which was used to conduct a series of writing workshops for Native youth in the Seattle area.

CHENOA EGAWA is the owner of Swan Clan Productions. She is a traditional Native singer, storyteller, ceremonial leader, and medicine carrier. Chenoa has served as a Lummi delegate and an interpreter in Central and South America and for the UN. She has also served as Indian Education liaison in public and tribal schools, promoting racial equity through art and education.

PRAISE:

“Vivid illustrations juxtapose the beauty and scale of the natural world that the children explore. . . . This necessary read decolonizes the Western construction of climate change.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“For the Coast Salish people, the nonhuman living world is not filled with resources to be abused and extracted—rather, these are our relatives that carry our original instructions. . . . Promoting these concepts and the necessary fusion of Indigenous ecological perspectives with western understandings is the fully realized mantra narrated for us in this marvelous story. The critical insights of our responsibilities and the truth of reciprocity—particularly with water, the first medicine—are woven into each page. Through playful adventure, the essence of ancient instructions emerges in the context of a modern world.”

—Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot, author, Native food systems strategist and wild medicine expert

“A treasure of a book—educational, inspirational, and beautiful!”

—Keely Parrack, author of Morning, Sunshine!

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.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre And Post-Event Discussion) @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st.

Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness.

Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club to An American Sunrise. Reflect on what home means for Native peoples and carrying ancestors with you. A pre-event discussion and post-event discussion in anticipation of a live streaming event with Joy Harjo presented as part of ALWAYS INDIGENOUS (October 19-23) celebrating 50 years of Chief Seattle Club, an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

Wed, October 14 – Joy Harjo Book Club (pre-event discussion)

Wed, October 28 – Joy Harjo Book Club (post-event discussion)

Always Indigenous event registration (for LIVE Stream with Joy Harjo on October 21)

See the reading guide here.

Check out the full Always Indigenous schedule for the line-up of programs. Free attendance is available, although this is a fundraiser for a non-profit serving homeless and insecurely housed indigenous community members.

View in Catalog: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 29 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 30 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 31 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

HALLOWEEN EVERYTHING!
Oct 31 all-day

In case you haven’t found it – our list of EVERYTHING Halloween including decorated West Seattle homes and trick-or-treat events is here.

No-contact trick-or-treating at HPIC
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Walk by the HPIC courtyard, say boo! and try to grab some candy off our fence! Scary monsters will be watching!

Contact-free neighborhood trick or treat.
Masks required and walkers only – the parking lot will be closed.

From 3 to 5 pm on Halloween – Saturday, October 31.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 1 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 3 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 4 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 5 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 8 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
21
Sat
Turkey and groceries giveaway @ Eastridge Church
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

1,500 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Bags of Groceries for Families in Need

Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9 a.m. (while supplies last) at their two locations: Issaquah and Seattle. The church will also be giving away new gloves for adults and children.

The giveaway will take a different look this year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, and will be drive-thru only. The church asks that everyone stay in their cars and wear a mask when receiving their Thanksgiving meal. Also, please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For 17 years, Eastridge Church has put on the giveaway and offered a free turkey and bag of groceries to families in the community who may need a little help to put a holiday meal on their table. Eastridge Church’s goal through the event is to demonstrate to its neighbors that Eastridge cares by providing a meal this Thanksgiving.

When: Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 a.m., while supplies last

The West Seattle Campus of Eastridge Church
4500 39th Avenue SW, Seattle

The 1,500 dinner packages will be given out first-come, first-served, with no demonstration of need required to receive the assistance. One per household, drive-thru only. Please wear a mask and remain in your car. Please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For more information, contact Eastridge Church at 425-270-6300 or EastridgeToday.com/turkeys

Nov
26
Thu
West Seattle coffee shops open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020

We’re compiling this list of independent local coffee shops planning to be open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) 2020. From past experience we can tell you that plans might change between the time we got this info and the holiday’s arrival, especially in this unpredictable year.

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Open 7 am-4 pm. Window service, alley side. (5612 California SW)

Cupcake Royale: Open 9 am-noon. (4556 California SW)

Dubsea Coffee: Open 8 am-3 pm. (9910 8th SW)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Lula Coffee Co.: Open 6 am-2 pm. Features a drive-thru window. (4451 California SW)

Mocha Mojo: Drive-up/walk-up, open 7:30 am-11:30 am. (30th/Roxbury)

Nos Nos Coffee House (WSB sponsor): Open 8 am-2 pm for coffee and pastries only. (6080 35th SW)

Realfine Coffee: Open 7 am-1 pm. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

The Birdhouse: Open 7 am-noon. (3507 SW Henderson)

West Bay Espresso: Drive-thru/walk-up. Open 7 am-1 pm. (2255 Harbor SW)

West Seattle Grounds: Open 7 am-1 pm. (2141 California SW)

Youngstown Coffee Company: Open 8 am-1 pm. (6032 California SW)

We’re still checking – will add anyone else we find – westseattleblog@gmail.com if you have info – thank you!

West Seattle restaurants etc. open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020:

Here are the West Seattle restaurants that told us they’re planning to be open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020), so far. Names are linked to websites when available. PLEASE note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a few days before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – text 206-293-6302 – thank you!)

The Bridge: Open 4-9 pm, serving Thanksgiving dinner. (6301 California SW)

Buddha Ruksa: 4-9 pm for takeout.(3520 SW Genesee)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Great American Diner and Bar: Open for takeout 8 am-10 pm with special dinner menu – some dinners available family-size as well as individual. (4752 California SW)

Gyro Heroes: Takeout, open 10 am-9 pm. (4111 SW Admiral Way)

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open 11 am-11 pm for takeout. 206-935-9443 or order online. (4542 California SW)

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open 12 pm-8 pm for takeout and limited outdoor dining but all booked up at last check. 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

Spring House Thai Takeout 11:30 am-10 pm but might close early if slow. 206-937-8807. (2223 California SW) –

Again, we compile this list as a service, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open – or something open that’s not on our list – please let us know ASAP so we can update! Thank you.

P.S. If you’re just looking for Thanksgiving coffee – see our separate list!

Hall at Fauntleroy Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 – CANCELED
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE – CANCELED ENTIRELY as of 11/17

The 22nd annual Hall at Fauntleroy Community Thanksgiving meal will be on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th – from 11 am to 2 pm.

This year’s feast will be Take-out style.

We will be in front of the Hall at Fauntleroy handing out fully prepared Thanksgiving meals and totes with other essentials.

The Hall at Fauntleroy is located at 9131 California Ave SW.

To our amazing volunteers, we can’t wait to gather for full service dining next year!

For now, we invite you to breathe deeply into this pause and come on by to pick up a meal for you, a friend, family member or a neighbor.

We are accepting, and would truly appreciate, donations:

~ Reusable grocery/tote bags

~ Masks

~ Hand sanitizer

~ New blankets

~ Hand warmers

~ Cash donations

Please call Meg Haggerty 206-353-8382 to arrange for drop off of donations by Friday, November 20th.

In the spirit of our core mission of gathering to feed the heart, soul and bellies of the community, we would like to put out a special thank you and invitation to our colleagues in the hard hit hospitality and arts industries.

We hope to see all of you as we navigate this different kind of year ~ even if it is just a drive by with a honk and wave!

Brought you to by Seeds of Love, the Haggerty Family, and from the generous donations of our neighbors and community.

Nov
27
Fri
Holy Rosary School’s 2020 Christmas Tree Lot
Nov 27 – Dec 14 all-day

Holy Rosary School will once again host their annual tree lot.  The lot, located on the Holy Rosary School playground, will open Friday, November 27 and remain open through mid-December. The lot will offer Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs ranging in height from 4-8′ … Specialty heights, up to 11′, may be requested.

Holiday greenery is also for sale. Circle and cross wreaths, garland sold by the foot and Seattle Lutheran poinsettias will be available for pre-order or to purchase at the lot.

Multiple purchase options will be available:

1. Pre-purchase on the school web site
2. Shop from your car
3. Shop the lot, masks and social distancing required

Delivery will be available, for an additional $25 fee, as a fundraiser for the 8th-grade class.  In addition to proceeds benefiting Holy Rosary School and Seattle Lutheran (poinsettias only), two local charities will also receive a portion of the proceeds, Salvation Army Hickman House and West Seattle Food Bank. Lot hours, directions and additional information may be found at https://holyrosaryws.org/give/tree-lot/. Thank you for your support!

Dec
4
Fri
Winter Wander: A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Title: Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

Dates: 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to 7 PM, Sunday, Dec. 13

Free, and open to all West Seattle residents of every age.

Participants can enter the prize drawing for $200 in local merchant gift certificates by sending qualifying selfies to WinterWander2020@gmail.com

More details at http://wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander/

A free community event sponsored by Alice Kuder, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway HS NW Real Estate, and Just in Case, Disaster Preparedness Services

Direct your questions to Alice Kuder, 206-707-9800, WinterWander2020@gmail.com

OLG’s Virtual Light Up the Night @ Online
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
9
Wed
34th District Democrats Holiday Celebration @ Online
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Register to attend.

Holiday Celebration Program

7:00pm – Welcome & Holiday Giving

As we approach the holiday season, we are saddened we cannot gather with family and friends to celebrate and to share in our traditional potluck meal together. Instead of preparing a potluck dish to share, consider making a donation to one of our four local food banks listed below.

Food Banks

White Center Food Bank

Highline Area Food Bank

Vashon Island Food Bank

West Seattle Food Bank

7:05pm – Mingle

Join us for breakout sessions as we mingle with fellow members, hear about holiday plans, and bring cheer to one another!

7:30pm – Annual Awards

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to the 34th this year, a PCO who has gone above and beyond, or an elected official whose advocacy has inspired you? Nominate them for the 34th Democrats Annual Awards, to be announced at our virtual holiday party on December 9th. Read more about the awards and make nominations on this form. Nominations are due by November 30th.

7:50pm – Candidate Speeches

In January we will be electing new officers for our organization. This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates who have declared they are running for an officer position. If you are interested in running or would like to declare your intention to run, please reach out to chair@34dems.org.

8:10pm – Depart

Dec
10
Thu
Click, Mingle, & Jingle @ Online
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presents a virtual holiday party! CLICK, Mingle & Jingle will still be a business networking event, with fun and prizes in the mix. Tickets are $50/members, $60/non-members, with each ticket INCLUDING a $30 gift card to a Chamber-member restaurant. This event presented by Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc. will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6-8 pm. Get tickets and support your local Chamber at this link:

westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/click-mingle-jingle-2020-presented-by-nucor-steel-seattle-2866

Dec
11
Fri
Seattle Lutheran High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ @ Online
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Presents:

This fall, Seattle Lutheran Drama is proud to present a rare holiday-themed performance! It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry is an adaptation of the classic film interpreted as a 1940’s-style radio drama. Clarence, an Angel 2nd Class, is given the daunting task of teaching George Bailey about all the good he has put into the world in order to prevent George from taking his own life. George sees his hometown and the changes that would have occurred if he had never been born. Our talented actors will each perform from their homes, assisted by live practical sound effects. Filled with all your favorite characters and lines, this heart-felt Christmas classic is sure to please!

Streaming ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, December 11th

Tickets: $15 per device: Purchase tickets at: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/not-live/axqvbhE87LWS-its-a-wonderful-life-a-live-radio-play–seattle-lutheran-high-school–december-11?channel=live-productions

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc

Dec
12
Sat
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Virtual Arts For 50+ Holiday Paper Decorations @ Online (see listing)
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Holiday Paper Decorations 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.

Brighten up the season with festive paper decorations. In this class, we’ll make paper ornaments and garlands which you can use to spruce up your digs.

Supplies needed: assortment of paper (construction paper, card stock, printer paper, paper from the recycling bin), scissors, glue stick or liquid glue, circle template (round jar lid or 16 oz. canned food can), paper clips, small pieces of wire or needle and thread.

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
13
Sun
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Dec
24
Thu
HOLIDAY INFO
Dec 24 @ 12:15 am – Dec 25 @ 11:45 pm

Church services, restaurants, grocery-store hours, shopping … all in our Holiday Guide!

Dec
31
Thu
Puget Ridge Edible Park New Year’s Eve Vigil
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With our sights set on new hope in a new year many of us feel the need to reflect on the struggles and losses of the past year and the 1.7 million souls we have lost. We also may want to say a swift goodbye to 2020 as well.

Therefore, the volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park thought it would be a good idea to invite our friends and neighbors to a Covid Candlelight Vigil and Say Goodbye to 2020 New Year’s Eve at the community garden. We have a luminaria candle lit pathway to bring up to 5 people at a time to our New Year’s Eve fire to toss out the old year by throwing into the fire a written message or any symbol of bad memories over the last year.

The vigil will take place Thursday, New Year’s from 6pm to 8pm at 5265 18th Ave. SW. Be prepared to wait your turn to enter the park as we are limited to 5 people at a time. Wear warm clothes and bring some warm drinks. Parking will be available along 18th Ave. SW and SW Brandon St. Heavy rain will cancel.

The volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park would like to offer you a healthy and happy New Year!

Jan
1
Fri
Alki Beach New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim(s) @ Alki Beach
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
18
Mon
MLK Day of Service in Highland Park
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday January 18 – Highland Park Day of Service
co-sponsored by HPAC & HPIC

We have some opportunities to work on demo of the HPIC ceiling, plus trash grabbers and bags for folks to do socially distanced neighborhood cleanup at large. And if you have your own tools and projects at home, join us in spirit!

Tools available at 10am at Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden. Return pickup tools and collected trash by 3 pm.

Free SDOT traffic mitigation signs available day of event or email HPACtraffic@gmail.com to request alternate pickup.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
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
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

Apr
10
Sat
Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the first in a series of events, curated by writer D.A. Navoti, that examine the highs and lows of growing up. Registration required. Click here to register.

In this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Today’s program is presented with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Youth Poet Laureate program.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a nonfiction and poetic prose writer. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He produces the literary series We the Indigenous and co-created Fight For Our Lives, a reading series supporting communities targeted by divisive politics. He is a 2020 Radical Imagination grant recipient from the NDN Collective and was a 2020 CityArtist from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Navoti lives in occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle, WA). Visit his website www.danavoti.com.

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 program