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Kallaloo's musical parade…
photo by MissJenn

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • library events (Fri),
  • a square dance (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Powerful Writers open mic (Wed),
  • and Citizens post more events all the time!

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.

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Columbia City Cinema

Seattle’s Coolest Neighborhood Theater

The Forbidden Kingdom continues this week. It's the Number One film in the country, destined to become a kung fu classic.

Coming May 2, Leatherheads, a thoroughly enjoyable homage to screwball comedy starring George Clooney as the incarnation of Cary Grant and Rene Zellweger as the His Girl Friday figure.

Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date movie information! Or, better yet, 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

  • SNAP! The Columbia Library is hosting the City of Seattle's SNAP Program: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare. It's the newest preparedness program for disasters being offered by the City. Thursday, May 8th 6:30-8 pm.
  • Storytimes continue on Fridays from 10:30-11:15 with Miss Nancy.
  • Play & Learn meets from 11:30-1 with Janice from Neighborhood House. Children 5 and under and their grownups are welcome to come and play!
library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater offers a classic show stage, a multi-track recording studio, a video production facility and an elegant cocktail lounge. Come enjoy a show and a cocktail Tuesday – Saturday and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.
  • Wed — Jet City Burlesque presents Spring Cleaning (benefit for animals), 8pm, $15 adv/$20 door
  • Wed — live music by Whiskey Romance in Lounge, 8pm, no cover
  • Thu — Burning Hearts Burlesque presents The Bedroom Club, 9pm, 21+ only, $12 adv/$15 door
  • Thu — Open mic night every Thursday with prizes!, 7pm signup, no cover
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop with Shang, 10:30pm, $10 adv/door
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge, 8:30pm, no cover
  • Sat — Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool presents The Children's Circus, 3 pm sold out
  • Sat — Live music with Big Neighborhood in Lounge, 9pm, no cover
  • Tue — Live music by Kurt Crandall in Lounge, 8pm, no cover

Wed, May 7Big Night Out Seattle Channel’s Live Variety Show/Taping, 7:30pm $10 adv/door

theater link

Rainier Valley Historical Society's 117th Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 3rd, 10 am - 12 pm, Rainier Valley Cultural Center

Jack Osborne's "Makers of Mischief" reading (listed below) is part of the RVHS Annual Meeting. The program also includes:

  • "Not Just a Nightclub: The Royal Esquire Club Celebrates 60 Years"
  • New photo acquisitions presented by outgoing RVHS President Buzz Anderson;
  • A huge Thank You to Buzz for his decades of service to the RVHS, and the introduction of our new President Brian Fairchild,
  • A revival of "The Columbia School Song" by members of the class of 1949 – come prepared to sing along!
  • Historical displays for your perusal, and a light lunch after the program.

For more information please contact the RVHS at 723-1663 or moc.loa|eciffoshvr#moc.loa|eciffoshvr.

RVHS link

Book reading and memories of Columbia City

by author Jack Osborne

Saturday, May 3rd, 10am - noon
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
3515 Alaska Street (1/2 block from Rainier Avenue)

Makers of Mischief: A Boomer’s Adventures in Childhood is a humorous and heartwarming look back at life in the old housing projects of Columbia City during the 1950s. I'll read excerpts from my book, which features stories about childhood adventures at Columbia Elementary School, Columbia movie theater, Sick's Stadium, and Seafair.

I'll also be participating in BeatWalk on Friday, May 2nd with a reading at Bookworm Exchange.

Join me as I tell stories that span the generations… and share how my childhood dreams have led me back home.

Makers of Mischief link

Columbia City in the news

  • The Times features Columbia City's new live-work lofts.
  • Also in the Times, an MLK makeover

Times link

… one of them's in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere


In other neighborhood wikis…

Columbia Citizens' posts


Columbia Citizens updates

Now you can see the latest Big Night Out, the variety show filmed in Columbia City.
Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation (SPPIF) has posted more of their work.
Kent has posted his bike commute — from Issaquah.
New photos
in the Citizens' gallery.

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