Wikli 2008, 07/30

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Welcome to Week XLVI

of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

This is a bi-Wikli, spanning 7/30 - 8/13.
(Next week's Wikli will be kicking back
at its block party.)

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She was the best dancer…
by missjenn

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wednesdays)
  • a public health documentary (Wednesdays),
  • a party by Dwell (Thu),
  • Seafair (Fri-Sun),
  • library events (Fri, Sun, Wed 6th, Fri 8th),
  • BeatWalk (Fri),
  • a spoken word event (Fri),
  • a running group (Saturdays & Tuesdays),
  • CCCC (Mon),
  • a reading circle (Mondays),
  • CCBA (Tue)
  • Night Out block parties (Tue),
  • HCBA (Wed 6th),
  • Seattle Channel's "Big Night Out" (Wed 6th),
  • Bicycle Saturday (9th),
  • a work party (Sat 9th),
  • Park(ing) Day volunteer meeting (Tue 12th),
  • 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.

Expand this view Post your own Columbia City event


our August line-up:
  • Show Brazil
    To Brazil and beyond, this band features Eduardo Mendonça and a stellar group of musicians that play bossa nova, samba, jazz, and originals.
  • Orkestar Zirkonium and Orkestar RTW
    Village dancing from the Old Country at its finest, and wackiest. Come dance the night away with this Balkan double-bill.
  • Les Troubadours with Fathia Allah
    Experience a refreshing and magical ambiance with bright, uplifting and traditional music from France.
  • The Hayburners
    These long-time music partners take their audiences on a bicycle built for two with all-original, rootsy Americana, folk and jazz with excellent musicianship and lively banter.
  • African All Stars
    World-beat band featuring West African pop, hi-life, sucous, juju, calypso and reggae. Players from Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and the U.S.
  • Little Big Man
    Hawaii island reggae.

coming in September:
Columbia City Theater joins BeatWalk.



Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

The Dark Knight continues this week, along with Kung Fu Panda which ends Thursday, 7/31.

Starting Friday, 8/1, is The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

coming soon: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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

Columbia City Farmers Market

This week brings us more squash and squash blossoms (delicious chopped and sauted in an omelet, or dipped in corn meal batter and fried), plus increating numbers of sweet peaches, nectarines and other summer fruits. Also look for fresh salmon! Music this week from a group of local talented violin students.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Khac Chi

Sounds of Vietnam on Sunday August 3rd from 2 – 3 pm. Canadian duo Khac Chi combines the traditional folk music of Vietnam with lively new arrangements, light-hearted humor and creative stage antics for a show that is sure to delight young and old alike! For ages 4 and up.

Evening Book Group on Wednesday August 6th from 6:45-7:45 pm. Join us for a book group discussion. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "In the Company of the Courtesan" by Sarah Dunant. Pick up your copy at the Information Desk.

Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults through all of August! Come to the branch to sign up,read books, and win prizes.

All library programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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 any day of the week and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.

new hours: Monday-Sunday 3-9pm happy hour
Consider us the official Seafair after party, all weekend!

  • ThuOpen mic every Thursday with prizes
    signup starts at 7pm, no cover
  • ThuStill Time & Friends (live bands)
    8pm all ages, $7 adv or $10 door
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with Debbie Wooten & Carey Ann
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • FriThe Sol Lounge featuring The As One Band
    8:30pm, no cover
  • SatKaleidescope Burlesque
    9pm, $20 adv or $25 door
  • SunSummer in the City Cabaret
    7pm all ages, door $15 Adult/$12 under 21
  • TueLoose Marbles & Burlesque by Sister Kate

coming soon:

  • Wed, Aug 6, Seattle Channel's Big Night Out
  • Sat, Aug 9, live music by the Side Project
  • Sun, Aug 10, Jeff Janis CD release party

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

Heritage Festival & Parade

Saturday, August 16 in Columbia City

  • 10:00 Happy Feet and Family Fun Run
  • 10:00 Parade Entrants begin assembling for Parade
  • 10:45 Family Fun Run
  • 11:00 Parade begins on Rainier from 39th to Angeline St.
  • 12:00-3:00 Music Stage — Arts in Motion Musicians and Nyamuziwa
    Bite of the Valley — sample tastes from all over the Valley. $3/bite


parade link

Seattle Art & Seek

A type of scavenger hunt for GPS enthusiasts

Are you up for an artful challenge? Use clues to track down Seattle's public art, capture longitude and latitude for the artwork, and create a stellar Waymark for a chance to win a limited-edition trackable Bounty Geocoin. Plus, it's just really a fun thing to do with your GPS.

Specific art targets are revealed each week for several weeks during this project, and there are several of those in our neck of the woods. Hurry: other people are already on the hunt!



waymarking link

Harbor Properties wants your input

As we move forward with the project on the Saint Gobain site (S. Hudson and 37th Ave. S) we are exploring retail options for approximately 20,000 square feet of space. What businesses are missing in the neighborhood that you'd like to see here?

Potential businesses should complement the existing ones, be financially viable, and have a proven track record. Our desire is to support and promote the existing diversity and small-town feel of the neighborhood.


St Gobain link

Dwell summer release preview party

The community of Columbia City is invited to join us to tour our much anticipated Mature Modern presented by Columbia resident and contractor Dwell Development LLC. Please join us for our summer release preview party and view your local artist's works while sampling hors d'oeuvres & spirits. 3919 South Alaska Street July 31st from 4-7 pm. See you there!

Dwell link

Columbia City in the news

Local stories in or around Columbia City:

BHN/SDJ link

… anything else for news?

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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