This Friday, November 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., Jo Miller “Tells a Tall Tale” from her memoir, Never Holler Whoa at a Horserace. The show at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave South, will include music and storytelling, and a reunion with former Burly Roughnecks bandmates Dave Keenan and Nova Devonie (aka Miles and Karina) for a country-swing jam.
You’ll probably recognize most of the locations in the video for “Just Another Day” by emcees Gabriel Teodros, Mic Flont, and Ka.lil, vocalist Jill Laxamana and producer Uce Wayne. This updated version of Queen Latifah’s song is a tribute to Beacon Hill, featuring neighborhood landmarks including Red Apple, The Station, Jefferson Park and Fou Lee Market. The video was directed by Eric Miller and Mic Flont.
The monthly Beacon Bards poetry reading series will celebrate its first anniversary next Wednesday, November 13 at The Station coffee shop on 16th Avenue South with local poets Marjorie Manwaring and Kelsea Habecker. The readings start at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more information, see the website.
The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S.
That old dusty violin or clarinet in your attic could help fifth-graders who want to learn to play.
Beacon Hill International School is seeking donated trumpets, clarinets, flutes, and violins (1/2- or 1/4-size only) for the 45 students who want to study music. The school has only a few instruments to lend, and many students who cannot afford to rent or purchase.
If you have an instrument to donate, please drop it off in the front office at 2021 14th Ave. S. on North Beacon Hill.
It kind of sneaked up on us this year (can it be September already?), but this Saturday, September 7, from 12-8 p.m. is the third NEPO 5K Don’t Run art event, a 5km walk from the International District up to Beacon Hill.
Not just your normal walk, the route of this one will feature over 60 art projects including sculptures, interactive artworks, poetry readings, video projections, sound installations, music, and theater. The end of the route at the NEPO House on South Lander Street will have live music and DJs, a beer garden, and food trucks.
Registration for the walk is in Hing Hay Park in the International District from 12-3 p.m. Admission is $10, free for children.
For more information about the big event, see the NEPO House website.
Is it really almost the end of August? It is. And that means that this Sunday, August 24, is the last Beacon Rocks! of the summer of 2013. This month’s event from 1-5 p.m. on Roberto Maestas Festival Street is themed “Duwamish!”
There will be a flea market, kids’ wading pools, and the usual entertainment from local performers. Youth from the Duwamish Tribe will share Duwamish River clean up information along with info about current efforts for Federal recognition of the tribe.
Here’s the schedule for the event:
- 1-1:45pm: Ala Carte
- 2-2:45pm: X8 Interactive
- 3-3:45pm: Stefanie Robbins
- 4-4:45pm: Tumbuka Marimba
- Break dancing by “Catch ‘Em All” during every set break!
Who you gonna call? That’s right, the 1984 comedy blockbuster Ghostbusters is this month’s feature at the Jefferson Park Outdoor Movie Night. Showtime is dusk on Saturday, August 17, and admission is free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, or purchase snacks at the site.
Mark September 14 on your calendar as well, when Raiders of the Lost Ark will close out this year’s summer outdoor movie series.
For more information about the event, contact the Jefferson Community Center at 684-7481.
Beacon Hill musicians, poets, and more — you’re wanted for the Beacon Hill Boombox, a collection of recordings by Beacon Hill artists. The recordings will play in several neighborhood businesses in August and September.
Here’s the announcement:
Are you a recording artist who lives or works on Beacon Hill?
GET IN THE BOOMBOX!
We are creating the Beacon Hill Boombox, an audio catalogue of artists who call Beacon Hill home. In August and September, the boombox will be located in several different neighborhood establishments, featuring the diverse sounds and expressions of Beacon Hill for all to listen to and experience on cassette tapes. We want to hear you!
Submit your recorded work –- music, poetry, anything recorded! –- in order to be part of this project. Your recordings will also be featured online on a digital archive.
Please send an MP3 or link to a stream of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave physical submissions at The Station Café (16th Ave. S. and Beacon Ave. S.).
The deadline is July 30th, so you still have time to put something together.
The Beacon Hill Merchants Association presents a special treat for this coming Saturday, July 20th: A “Walk About” and Scavenger Hunt at Beacon Hill Station and Stevens Place Park (the park commonly known as “Triangle Park” at Beacon Avenue South and South Stevens Street).
The Stevens Place Park info booth for the event will sell four different “Walk About” collectible buttons featuring local artists. The buttons are also good for that-day-only bargains at local shops.
A “Taste Of Beacon,” starting at 4:30 p.m. at the park, features a piñata at 5:30, plus samples of food and drink from the following Beacon Hill restaurants: Traveler’s Thali House, Baja Bistro, Inay’s, La Cabaña, El Sabroso, Beacon Avenue Sandwiches, Victrola Espresso, Despi Delite Bakery, and Golden Daisy.
Free entertainment on your way all along Beacon Avenue starts at 4 p.m. and includes: The Adam Hicks Trio at the Station; DJ WD4D, DJ Shorthand, Culture Shakti, and Naira Kai at Hanford Mural Stage; a community art project at 15th and Beacon; DJ Joel Mercado, Gosona, and Dansing Lolos at the El Quetzal/Victrola stage; and an ongoing letterpress printing demonstration at Day Moon Press.
The Scavenger Hunt can be played one of two ways. Register at Stevens Place Park or at Beacon Hill Station starting at 4 p.m. The smartphone version uses the Munzee app to play. The competition runs between 4 and 8:45 pm. The top three hunters of Munzee sites will receive trophies.
Those desiring an old-fashioned scavenger hunt may register, then follow a map and clues, to pick up twenty items at participating “Walk About” businesses. The fastest person to collect all twenty wins a trophy.
For more information on this all-ages event, see the website.
The weather was warm (very warm) and sunny for this year’s first Beacon Rocks! event, with the theme “Beacon: A Hill of Beans!” Here are a few photos from the event. All photos are by Wendi Dunlap.