Wikli 2008, 02/13

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Live locally. Consult your community calendar.

  • Sure, there's usually a bulleted list here.
  • But in honor of Valentines Day, let's KISS
    (Keep it Simple, Scott).
  • It's all in there — take a look!

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information. If a local event is missing, please send a Citizen's alert.


calendar link

Columbia City Cinema

Starting Thursday, February 14: The Spiderwick Chronicles (showtimes)

All the mystery and fury of the unseen world cuts loose as the beloved children's and teen's book, The Spiderwick Chronicles, comes to the screen in an exciting and whimsical adventure. Read more...

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get movie times delivered straight to your inbox. See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

  • Gaming at the Library! On Monday February 25th from 2-5 pm, come to the library for open play on the Wii, a Dance Dance Revolution tournament, board games, new books and free snacks. Everyone is welcome and you may win a prize just for coming!
  • Storytime this Friday and all the rest of the Fridays in February from 10:30-11:15 am.
  • Play & learn meets on Fridays from 11:30-1. There will be a one-week break that coincides with Seattle Public Schools midwinter break — no group meeting on Friday, February 22.
library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater is Seattle's historic Vaudeville Theater complete w/Recording Studio & Hendrix Electric Lounge. We're still booking events for 2008! So, whether you enjoy catching a show or are looking for the perfect place to host one, give us a try!

Wk of Feb. 13

  • Wed — Lovers' Ball w/Live Music, Fashion & More, 9pm, All Ages, $10 Door
  • Thurs — Burning Hearts Burlesque, Sex & Chocolate, 9pm, 21+ Only, $15 Door
  • Fri — Columbia City Cabaret, Valentines Celebration, 8pm, 21+ Only, $20 Adv/$25 Door
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop, 10:30pm, $10 Adv/Door
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge 8:30pm, The Marquis 1000 10pm, In Lounge, No Cover
  • Sat — Visionary Dance & House of Tarab, All Ages, 7:30pm & 9:30pm, $25 Adv/Door
  • Sat — Live Music by Big Neighborhood in Lounge, 9pm, No Cover
  • Tues — Live Music by Serabande in Lounge, 8pm, No Cover

Wk of Feb. 20

  • Wed — Jet City Burlesque, Beach Blanket Bimbos, 8pm, $15 Adv/Door
  • Wed — Live Music by Mishka’s World in Lounge, 8pm, No Cover
  • Thurs — Live Music by Dr. Richard Kimball & The Fugitives in Lounge, 8pm, No Cover
  • Fri — Columbia City Cabaret w/Tamara The Trapeze Lady, 8pm, 21+ Only, $20 Adv/$25 Door
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop, 10:30pm, $10 Adv/Door
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge 8:30pm, The Marquis 1000 10pm, In Lounge, No Cover
  • Sat — Live Music by Matt Jorgensen Trio in Lounge, 9pm, No Cover
  • Sun — Opera Kabaret w/Alicia Murillo, 7pm, All Ages, $25 Adv/Door
  • Tues — Live Music by Diet Blonde in Lounge, 8pm, No Cover
  • adv = brownpapertickets.com

Coming up
March 5th, Big Night Out with the Seattle Channel
The return of our local Seattle-style variety show, live taping!!

theater link

What's Happening to Columbia Plaza?

The Landmarks Preservation Board has announced a meeting
Friday, February 15th at 4 pm
Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S (basement community room)

On the agenda is a preliminary briefing on redeveloping the Columbia Plaza site. Representatives from Weinstein AU will present some massing alternatives for the site. These studies concentrate on the size and shape of buildings in the development.

Columbia Plaza

New Frame Shop

Framesmith of Seattle has opened a new location in Columbia City. We are located in the loft at Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave South. We are a full service shop that — in addition to framing — offers delivery, pickup and installation. Framesmith has been doing business in Seattle since 1986. We offer a 15% discount for new customers.

We are excited to be here and we look forward to meeting our new neighbors. You can reach us at 725-1335.


framesmith link

Last Chance to Visit an Open House at Rainier Valley Coop Preschool

Tuesday, February 26th from 6pm - 8pm
3818 South Angeline, in the basement of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool invites prospective parents to visit our final open house of the enrollment season. We are a Cooperative Preschool offering mixed-age classes for children ages 2 -5, with two teachers using a co-teaching model, right in the heart of Columbia City. As a cooperative preschool, our parents work in the classroom on a regular basis and manage the overall operations of the school. Tuition ranges from $110 to $400 a month, with scholarships available to qualifying families. Maximum class size is 16. Learn more about our school online.

During our open house, our children are welcome to come explore the space and play, and parents are encouraged to ask questions, get to know our families, and arrange a tour during class times. Currently enrolled families and our teachers will be on hand to answer your questions about the school. Hope to see you there!


preschool link

Join the C-City Runners for a run this week

The C-City Runners are gaining steam. You might have seen the rather large pack of well-insulated runners cruising down sunny Rainier Avenue on one of our first Saturday runs. We had an amazing turnout and every runner, no matter what their level, was able to get a great workout. Join us for our weekly Tuesday night and Saturday morning runs! You can find out more at www.ccityrunners.com. We would love to see you there.
C-City Runners link

DPD publishes decision for Eagle Rock Ventures

DPD recently published its Master Use Permit decision for a four-story mixed use project with 63 residences at 5201 Rainier Ave S. This follows up from the Design Recommendations report delivered earlier. Here's an April 2007 P-I article about it.

The design changed markedly in response to public input and direction from the Design Review Board. You too could influence new development in Columbia City.


Columbia City in the news

  • C-City Runners are off to a strong start.
  • New leadership for the Southeast District Council
  • Hillman Citizens send a time capsule to their future neighbors.

… mostly in news.

BHN/SDJ link

Columbia City in the blogossiphere


Columbia Citizens' posts

  • Hillman Citizens promoted their priorities at the Citywide budget conference.
  • … and here's another Valentines KISS (Keep It Simple, Scott). Lots of great comments in the discussion board: take a look!

Some great photos
of our
Raucous BarackO1 Caucus

in the Citizens' gallery.

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Max has posted a link to his web-design business in neighbors.
Chris has updated Columbia City Community Council.
MissJenn has posted the homegrown Obama music video.

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