Wikli 2008, 10/01

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • a Hillman City business meeting (Wed),
  • Farmers Market (Wed),
  • a crime prevention meeting (Wed),
  • library events (Wed, Fri),
  • a coyote presentation (Wed),
  • Big Night Out (Wed),
  • baked potatoes & tacos (Fri),
  • BeatWalk (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • a neighborhood celebration (Sat),
  • a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • Columbia City Community Council (Mon),
  • CCBA monthly meeting (Tue),
  • Sustainable South Seattle (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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BeatWalk comin' up, Oct 3rd

South Seattle's only monthly music festival continues on October 3rd from 7-10pm. Another great line-up at our 7 venues, including our newest: the beautiful Columbia City Theater.

You can't beat the price: still a mere $5, kids are free. But don't let that fool ya — the quality of the music is first-rate. See the full line-up at ColumbiaCityBeatWalk.org.

If you're a BeatWalk regular, you can help us out by reviewing BeatWalk on Yelp. The more reviews we get, the higher on the list we appear.

You can also help out by volunteering, and our way of saying "thanks" is to give you a free dinner at Tutta Bella. Contact Matt Kelly at moc.liamtoh|55namyllek#moc.liamtoh|55namyllek to help out on October 3rd.


Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Burn After Reading continues for another week and The Family That Preys, the best Tyler Perry movie to date, ends Thursday, Oct 2.

Starting Friday, October 3, is Lakeview Terrace, an interesting, suspenseful examination of racial issues lurking beneath the surface of your average harmonious burb.

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 at the Farmers Market we have more apples, roasted peppers from Billy's, fresh peas from Stoney Plains, pole beans in yellow, green and purple, and literally dozens and dozens of vegetables from artichokes to zucchini, all fresh from local farms.

More winter squashes are showing up too — recently at a wedding I enjoyed a delicious Moroccan-style tagine that used both winter squash and summer zucchini, reminding me that the possibilites for delicious vegetable combinations are nearly endless).

We've got live music this week from Trio Los Flacos.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Evening Book Group Wednesday October 1st from 6:45-7:45. Join us for a book discussion at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month's title is Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy — pick up your copy at the library!

Preschool Storytime Bring your preschoolers on Fridays at 10:30am to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian.

Homework Help Starting Monday Sept 22nd, volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis. Mon - Thurs from 5:00-7:45pm.

September 27 - October 4 is Banned Books Week! Come to the library to see what books were challenged in the past year and leave with a good read!

library link

Columbia City Theater

We offer 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, Monday through Sunday and consider our venue the perfect place to host, enjoy or record your event.

Happy hour now 3-9pm daily!

Columbia City Theater Grand Re-opening Oct 1st - 4th

  • Wed — Bossa Nova Lounge Grooves by Faith & Adam
    9pm-midnight, no cover, lounge
  • Wed — 8-10pm, Seattle Channel's Big Night Out
  • Thu — C2M2 presents: open mic with host Stephen Smartt
    7pm, no cover, lounge
  • Thu — the vice-presidential debate,
    5-8pm, theater
  • Thu — Your Divine Tragedy, Rishloo, Future Fossils
    8-10:30pm, tix: $7/18+, $5/21+
  • Thu — DJ Money "D" & Quest
    11pm – close, tix: $15/18+, $25/21+
  • FriBeatWalk, live comedy and live music
    7–10pm w/ Stephen Smartt (theater)
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop,
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • Fri — The Sol Lounge featuring The As One Band
    8:30pm, no cover, lounge
  • Mon — Karaoke every Monday!
    8pm to close, no cover, lounge
  • Tue — Deseo Carmen (Latin Flamenco, Gypsy, Funk Rock)
    7:30pm-midnight, no cover, lounge

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

You Art What You Eat Benefit: Oct 14th

Dine at Tutta Bella (4918 Rainier Ave S) in Columbia City on Tuesday, Oct 14th anytime between 6am-10pm and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit SEEDArts! Bring your family and friends and make it a fun outing!

The Annual Fund supports all SEEDArts programs, including the Columbia City Gallery, the Rainier Vally Cultural Center, the Rainier Valley Youth Theatre, and the Public Art Program. For more information, visit the SEEDArts website.


Call to Artists & Craftspeople

The Columbia City Gallery is preparing for its 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Shop of Contemporary Crafts. We are currently taking applications from local artists and craftspeople to sell their work on consignment in the gallery. We are looking for artists that create unique, handmade pieces for the holiday gift season.

The gift shop will open from November 12, 2008 through January 18, 2009. The deadline for submissions is October 19, 2008. Download an application form. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 760-9843 or moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra#moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra

gallery gift shop

Neighborhood Matching Fund 20th Anniversary

October 4th @ Rainier Community Center from 10am-2pm

Please join the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods — this event is fun, free, open to everyone, child-friendly, and includes food, music, free 20th Anniversary reusable bags, and scrap booking activities for NMF project participants.

If you or someone you know has been involved with NMF projects, we encourage you to bring copies of your project photos, news clippings, stories, and other project-related memorabilia so you can create your own project scrapbook page. The public is invited to attend and mingle with old friends/neighbors and new. More information.

Yun Pitre


Columbia City in the news

  • The proposed development at Columbia Plaza got some press attention.
  • In its review of how tough things are on Main Street, the P-I profiles Citizen Will Austin (one of his photos graces our front page).
  • Architecture critic Lawrence Cheek on Columbia City Station: simple, straightforward, all the amenities … but minus the facilities.
  • Meanwhile, they've renamed the BHN/SDJ — but what happened to the news?

Columbia Plaza

… all in news

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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