Las Posadas event with music, tree lighting, art chairs tonight

As reported earlier, tonight at 6 p.m. is the free Las Posadas event at El Centro de la Raza. The event will include a Christmas tree lighting, free holiday food, $5 photos with Santa, and performances by the Seattle Fandango Project, the Beaconettes, the Danza de Negritos Troupe, and A La Carte.

Additionally, ROCKiT Space volunteers have been working hard putting the finishing touches on a fleet of 45 community art chairs. Volunteers have been working on “artifying” these chairs for a few months. The chairs will be gifted to the community tonight and used at the Las Posadas event.

El Centro de la Raza is located at 2524 16th Ave. S. For more information about Las Posadas, call 206-957-4605.

Chair-painting workshop participants at Jefferson Community Center worked along with artist Fulgencio Lazo to decorate the ROCKiT Space art chairs. L to R in back: Jaffer, Jia, Franklin, Peter, Emily, Fulgencio Lazo, Raymond, Jean Lee of the Jefferson Community Center Teen Program, Julie; arms outstretched: Chattdy; foreground: Vu. Photo by Sheba Burney-Jones.