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Lola's South City Bakery
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T&L, shopping for baked goods by missjenn

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • snakes at the library (Thu),
  • zines at the library (Fri),
  • landmark district review (Fri),
  • Shakespeare in the Park (Fri, Sat),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • A parade and festival (Sat),
  • Bicycle Sunday,
  • travel to Vietnam, info meeting (Sun),
  • a public health documentary (Mon),
  • a rebel reading group (Mon),
  • 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 Dark Knight continues for one more week. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ends Thursday, 8/14.

Mama Mia! starts Friday, 8/15.

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 Wednesday, look for loads of berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysen-, goose-, and tayberries, plus currants), cherries, peaches, melons, nectarines, apricots, plums, summer apples…

On the veggie front, eggplants are coming in (purple, ivory, striped), sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, pole beans. Plus about 50 other summer vegetables — the bounty from local farms is stunning indeed.

If you feel overwhelmed with choices, pick two colors and go for it. Like ripe red tomatoes and fresh green basil; or steamed yellow wax beans and pale green summer squash — that alone is a meal fit for a king. Though a hunk of good market bread and some farmstead cheese would go well with that, too!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

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At the library

Snakes: Friend or Foe rescheduled for Thursday August 14 from 1-2 pm. Learn all about snakes in this program led by professional snake handler, Nick Sutton. See cool snake artifacts, learn how to identify both local and tropical species, and even touch a real snake! For ages 7 and up.

Zinery 101 Workshop Friday, August 15 from 2-4 pm. Learn how to make your own zine and let your creative voice be heard. The library provides materials, but space is limited, so be sure to come on time. Ages 12 and up.

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, mezzanine, catwalk and an elegant cocktail lounge. It's all here! Come enjoy a show and a cocktail any day of the week and consider our venue the perfect place to host, enjoy or record your event. Happy Hour now 3-9pm!

  • Wed — Lounge Grooves by Faith & Adam
    9pm, no cover
  • ThuWe Are Golden with Sarah Rudinoff & Gretta Harley
    7:30pm, 21+ only, $17 adv or $20 door
  • Thuopen mic every Thursday with prizes
    signup starts at 7pm, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with AG White & Nat Jackson
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • FriThe Sol Lounge featuring The As One Band
    8:30pm, no cover
  • Sat4 Front Entertainment presents Tiffany Wilson
    8pm, $12 adv or $15 door
  • SunThe Lilium presents A Midsummer's Nightmare
    9pm, 21+ only, $15 Door

coming soon: Wed, Aug 20th & 27th, Black Box Opera presents Sondheim, Newman & Weill — A Cabaret

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

Arts Gumbo Kick-Off Festival

August 27, at Columbia Park (in front of the Rainier Valley Cultural Center), 6-9pm — free

This performance will feature Red Eagle Soaring, International Capoeira Angola Foundation, AbrĂ¡ce, Global Heat & Adefua Cultural Education Workshop. See all of the 2008 Arts Gumbo events at our website.

For more information, contact: Jerri Plumridge, SEEDArts Director, 760-9846

Arts Gumbo

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

Free Shakespeare in Seward Park

Don't miss out on GreenStage's last weekend of Free Shakespeare in the Park! Show information below. All performances are free, donations are accepted. More information available at www.greenstage.org

Twelfth Night, playing on Friday, August 15 at 7pm, and Saturday, August 16 at 3pm. A charming production with an excellent cast (Seattle Weekly)

Hamlet, with Shawn Law in the title role. Playing Saturday at 7pm. Shawn Law makes the role his own with such zest and intensity that resistance is futile. (Seattle Times)



"Dinner With Friends" at Island Soul

On Sunday, August 24, go out for dinner at Island Soul restaurant from 5 to 8pm, and a portion of your check goes to support the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed's habitat restoration and public education and outreach programs. These efforts bring clean water to your home as well as protect and create healthy watersheds!



Island Soul

Columbia City in the news

Local stories in or around Columbia City:

PI link

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Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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Columbia Citizens updates

  • In neighbors, there are new links to neighbor blogs and websites:
    • Rock the Cradle, the politics of motherhood
    • House on Angeline, a personal blog about home improvement, bicycling, gardening, and living in Columbia City
    • Green Choice Gardens Environmentally Friendly, Organic, Pesticide-Free Gardens: Design, Consultation, and Creation
    • The Not-Its! play pop-rock for kids, and feature Columbia City's own Norea Hoeft on bass.

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