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Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues for another week.

Away We Go and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 start this Friday, 7/24, and this is the last week for Public Enemies and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,

On Facebook? Join the Columbia City Cinema group. Just another great way to stay on top of all that's happening at Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Cinema.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

Columbia City Farmers Market

The season is halfway over — time sure flies when you're eating good food!

Come enjoy this week's farm fresh bounty, which will include early sweet corn, summer squash, and tart crisp summer apples. Like last week, there will also be a variety of sweet and juicy berries, cherries, apricots, and peaches. Please join us as we roll into the second half of our market season.

Also, the first 100 customers who show us their Orca Cards, Flex Pass, or Light Rail ticket receipt will receive a free reusable shopping bag! See you at the market!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Play and Learn Thursday July 23rd from 10:30am to 12pm. Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.

Preschool storytime Friday July 24th from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Hands-on Henna Tuesday July 28th from 1-2 pm. Create and wear great looking art! Discover this beautiful form of body adornment and learn about the fascinating history and traditions of henna with artist Krysteen Lomonaco. For ages 6 - adult. Not suitable for large groups such as day cares or summer camps.

Summer Reading Come to the library to sign up, find out about summer events, and win prizes!

Library programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend.

library link

Columbia City Theater

The Light Rail is Coming!!! The Light Rail is Coming!!!
That's what Paul Revere would be shouting down Rainier Ave if he were alive today.

Cheap drinks for those with Orca cards or Light Rail receipts:
$1 off beer and $2 off drinks

Even without all that excitement, this is a great weekend to stop by the Columbia City Theater. We have Tamara on Saturday night and Seattle's best open mic night with Martin G. Sunday night. So stop on by and say hi.

  • Thu — Art & Music Showcase
  • Fri — Rock the Light Rail Show, Wren Drive, Otherwise, the Taphandles
  • Sat — Columbia City Cabaret hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady
  • Sun — The Not-Its CD Release Party (All Ages)

Here's the full list of events.

theater link

Pieces of Us: Opens this Thursday @ RVCC!

In 2009, RVYT partners with Native American Youth Theatre to present the NW Premiere of this contemporary, abstract play by our country's foremost Native American playwright, William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. (Assiniboine). Pieces of Us: How the Lost Find Home is an intensely contemporary theatre piece that explores Native identity and mixed heritage through the psychological journey of main character Adam. This wry, poignant play casts a sharp look at the institutions, people, and legacies that help and hamper a Native reclaiming his heritage. The all-teen cast rehearses for six weeks to present this challenging work, which also features video and multi-media projection art by Native Lens and Longhouse Media.

Performance Days & Times:
Thursdays - Saturdays; July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug 1 (7:30pm)
Location: Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118
Tickets: $7 Students & Seniors, $10 Adults
Information & Reservations: 725-7169

RVYT link

Full Tilt Ice Cream

We have set the final inspection date as Thursday, July 23rd, and hope to be open at noon!

We are VERY excited to bring our own fresh ice creams, including many vegan options, as well as some great old-school pinball machines and vintage video games. We make our own root beer, and will also be selling a few choice microbrews in bottles.

Our address is 5101 Rainier Avenue South, #105. We are a 1/2 block south of Hudson Street and Tutta Bella, on the Busy Bee side of the street. There is a parking lot just beyond LEMS bookstore, and before Tina Nails. You will find us in there. Thanks for being patient, we look forward to serving you!

Full Tilt link

Touch: Call to Artists deadline on July 31st

Submit your entry for the Columbia City Gallery's 4th Annual Juried Exhibit by next Friday, July 31st. Artists in all media are encouraged to submit artwork which reflects the theme "touch". For a $25 entry fee, applicants may enter up to 3 pieces for consideration. Download the call to artists and application at ColumbiaCityGallery.com.

Gallery link

New Park at 46th and Juneau!

It's time for the next community meeting to help design the park at Juneau and 46th!

The park's steering committee has been working with John Barker to flesh out some possible park designs based on initial input from the community. He'll be presenting some design drawings at the meeting for the community to comment on.

If you couldn't make the last meeting, here's your chance to participate!

The meeting will be Wednesday, July 29th, at 7:00 pm, at the park site at 46th Avenue South and South Juneau Street. (There'll be a tent in case of rain).

After the meeting enjoy food and drinks with your neighbors. Beer and wine this time.

See you there! For more information, go to http://juneaustreetcommunity.net/

Juneau park link

Kids: Enter the Summer Streets coloring contest!

The Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Streets Festival is coming up on Sat., Aug. 8, and to celebrate, coordinators are inviting local kids to enter the commemorative coloring contest by illustrating answers to the question, “What do you like best about the Rainier Valley?” Find more info and official entry form here.

All submissions will be on display at the Rainier Chamber of Commerce (5290 Rainier Ave. S.) from Aug. 7 through 21, and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, who will be notified by phone. Winning drawings will also be posted at Rainier Valley Post.


Columbia City Gallery presents…

In our Main Gallery, '(de)construct' features new art by gallery members Eric Edgerton, Sarah Lavin, Joan Robbins, and David Chula Tupper. In our Guest Gallery, 'A Chapter in Human Trafficking: Cambodia' by Tim Matsui, whose photographs document the complexities of human trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia.

Tim Matsui will give a presentation about his work in Cambodia on Wednesday, July 29th at 7pm in the gallery.

More info at ColumbiaCityGallery.com or by calling 760-9843

Gallery link

Night Out block parties

August 4, Night Out is a national crime prevention event. Here it's a great excuse to close down a street, throw a block party, and connect again with neighbors.

  • Want to join in? Some neighbors have created pages with details of their events.
  • Can you help out? If you've got a grill to share, a table to loan, or an hour to drop notes with neighbors, you can update your block party's page. That way it's easy to tell what's already covered.


Night Out

Columbia City in the news

Everyone was atwitter and ablog at Light Rail opening weekend. That includes the local media, where Columbia City got several mentions.

PostGlobe link

… That's the news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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