Category Archives: Arts

Rizal Park Music and Arts Fest this Sunday

The 3rd Annual Rizal Park Music and Arts Fest is happening this Sunday, August 21, from noon until 8 p.m. at Dr. Jose Rizal Park on North Beacon Hill. The event will feature local Filipino and Pacific Asian musicians and artists, along with Pacific Islands cuisine from vendors such as Beacon Hill’s own Inay’s. Activities for kids are also planned.

The schedule of performers:

  • 12:00 – Angelo Pizarro
  • 1:00 – Mikee Guerzon, Dennis Engracia and Alex Gonzalez
  • 2:00 – NW Gospel Jazz
  • 3:00 – Browngroove Entertainment Artist(s) Bella, Cece Cabading and Jessica Domingo
  • 4:00 – Sky and David Sanoy w/ the Love Fellowship band
  • 5:00 – Luke Ulavale
  • 6:00 – Smooth Techniques
  • 7:00 – Veronica Topacio/Paul Cabrera

For more information about the event, see the event website.

ROCKiT space cancels some events, adds others

ROCKiTspace has made some changes to the event schedule for the next couple of months.

The Open Mic events on the first and third Saturdays have been cancelled, and there will be no Folk Night in August. The Folk Night concerts will resume on September 27.

Three events have been added to the schedule:

  • Beacon Blues and BBQ: 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 26 at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S. Smokin’ Js will play acoustic blues. Barbecue, beer, and wine will available for sale starting at 6:30.
  • NEPO 5K Hilltop Celebration, Saturday, September 10, with live entertainment from 6-10 p.m. Stay tuned for further information.
  • Beacon Harvest Carnival, Saturday, October 8th. An all day free community event sponsored by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, with cider pressing, food, music, and more. Stay tuned for the hours and the list of performers.

Thanks to Betty Jean Williamson!

Beacon Rocks! brings beach to Beacon Sunday

Blue sky appeared for the last installment of Beacon Rocks. Will it appear again on Sunday? Photo by Wendi.
The Beacon Rocks! concert series returns on Sunday, July 31 from 1-5 p.m., along with an interactive art installation that will “bring the beach” to Roberto Maestas Festival Street.

Performance schedule:

Other activities promised from 1-5 p.m. include “ducky kid fun,” a beer garden at the nearby Station coffee shop, food vendors, the interactive art installation, and a viewing of Patrick Gofre and Marga Houtman’s Duckumentary. At 5 p.m. there will also be drawings for prizes.

As always, the event is at Roberto Maestas (Lander) Festival Street, adjacent to Beacon Hill Station.

BHIS seeks tile artist for mural project

Beacon Hill International School is seeking a “working tile artist who explores global themes and enjoys working with children” for a 6-week project in late summer/early fall of this year, working with K-5 kids to create tiles for a mosaic mural.

The artist chosen will also bring the Beacon Hill community into the project, collaborating with neighbors to make tiles and complete the mural.

The installation will be an approximately 10’x7′ tile mosaic, to be installed on the wall of an exterior entryway. Additionally, some smaller areas at the school and a nearby park may also be included in the project. The stipend for the completed mural is $2,000. The application deadline is July 29.

Details and further information are below the jump:
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Images of a musical Sunday

This Sunday we had not one, but two musical events on North Beacon Hill: the summer’s first Beacon Rocks!, followed by The Station’s First Anniversary party. Here are a few photos of those events from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

I’d like to give very special thanks to Dan Bennett for posting a bunch of great photos of the Station event, which the BHB was unable to attend. There are many more photos in the pool; please check them out!

MC Geologic. Photo by Dan Bennett.

The weather was very nice for Beacon Rocks. Photo by Wendi.

Dancing at The Station's First Anniversary Party. Photo by Dan Bennett.

Reiko, singer for Ichi Bichi. Photo by Wendi.

Luis Rodriguez of The Station. Photo by Dan Bennett.

Beacon Rocks! schedule announced

JJ del Serra performing at last summer's Beacon Rocks!. Photo by Wendi.
The performance schedule has been announced for this year’s first Beacon Rocks! concert event, next Sunday, June 26 from 1-5 p.m. at the Roberto Maestas Festival Street (formerly S. Lander St.) next to Beacon Hill Station.

Along with performances from Beacon Hill musicians and artists, The Station coffee house will be hosting a beer garden and food vending on the adjacent El Centro de la Raza grounds. After Beacon Rocks! is The Station’s First Anniversary Party, featuring more local hip hop and rock music from 5pm until dusk.

Chairs and/or blankets are recommended to sit on. Remember that the Festival Street is a paved site.

June 26 schedule, with descriptions courtesy of Beacon Rocks!:

  • 1:00 Leaf Colors: “Indie folk rock with poignant lyrics.”
  • 1:30 Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association: Lion Dance
    “A kung fu school that not only teaches martial arts but teaches everyone whom walks through the door to open their mind, work hard, and become productive members of the community.”
  • 1:45 Sometimes Astronauts
    “Rock and roll built to stand the test of time travel.”
  • 2:30 Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association: Kung Fu Demonstration
  • 2:45 Reckless Nomad “Prepare to kick back with some grungy, blues-tinged rock.”
  • 3:30 Hank Davis and Friends
    “A longtime local singer-songwriter and contributor to the folk music website Victory Music.”
  • 4:00 Ichi Bichi
    “A hard pumping Pop/Punk Rock band, made up of 3 different nationalities (1 Japanese, 2 Romanians and 1 American), 2 different generations, 2 different genders…..all coming together to make great music.”

Blue Scholars’ “Fou Lee” video released

“Cruise on the Hill, getting food at Fou Lee.” Blue Scholars have a new song and video, “Fou Lee,” that features local stores Fou Lee and MC Foods, along with what looks like some pretty tasty cooking. (Watch the video all the way to the end and you’ll see a list of the ingredients in chicken adobo.) Release parties for their new album, Cinemetropolis, are June 17 and 18 at Neumos.

Thanks to Tyler Hill for pointing us to the video!

Pottery classes start soon at JCC

These cute pottery critters were made by students in a previous class at Jefferson Community Center. Photo courtesy of Molly Hueffed.
Jefferson Community Center is offering pottery classes this summer in the skills of wheel throwing and handbuilding. The classes will include basic understanding and techniques of centering and throwing, as well as advanced 1-on-1 instruction.

Classes begin as early as next week, and enrollment is open now. Call 206-684-7481 for more information and to register, or register online by going to this website, clicking “Arts: Visual/Crafts,” and then “Pottery – Adult/Teen.” Classes are listed there for all community centers.

Rumi Koshino exhibit opens at NEPO 6/11

Next Saturday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m., NEPO House presents the opening of another in the series of Little Treats art exhibitions, I’m Sorry. Thank You. I Love You. by Rumi Koshino. The show will be accompanied by “Rumi Koshino: Between the Figural and the Factual,” an essay by D.W. Burnam. A screening of Jim Jarmusch’s film Stranger Than Paradise film will follow the opening event at 8 p.m.

According to the NEPO website, the Little Treats shows are “a series of monthly shows that focuses on presenting new work by individual artists and small group shows. In order to avoid moving too much furniture the shows take place only and entirely in our entry room.”

NEPO House is located at 1723 S. Lander St.

You may also want to mark your calendar for September 10, 2011, when the first NEPO 5K: Don’t Run event, a 5k artwalk from Pioneer Square to Beacon Hill, will take place. Stay tuned for more information as the event date gets closer.