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
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.
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.
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.
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!
The ROCKiT spaceTuesday Folk Club concert series continues tonight at 7:30 pm, with WB Reid performing both solo and with Mark Graham and Bonnie Zahnow. Sounds will include rags, blues, banjo-guitar, fiddle, clarinet, and more.
The event is at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S. Doors open at 7. Admission is $5 minimum, kids free.
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.”
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.