Skin Deep Dance is celebrating the season on Wednesday evening with a Winter Solstice Hafla and Four Year Anniversary Party. The event is at their dance studio in El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., #311, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. It’s free, family-friendly, and open to all ages, but it’s a potluck, so guests are asked to bring “holiday cheer” of one kind or another. Gifts will be given to the first 50 guests.
There will be performances by Bollywood Bliss (adult Bollywood students), Bollywood Dolls (kid Bollywood students), Egle (guest belly dancer – wings of Isis), J9 Fierce (guest belly dancer), Jen Cerdena (guest belly dancer – double sword), Katrina McCoy (flamenco), Maysun (guest belly dancer), Nomaditude (guest student dance troupe – tribal improv), Sierra Bloom (guest belly dancer – fusion style), Tales From the Hip (advanced ATS belly dance students), Verbena (guest belly dance troupe).
Perhaps you prefer to get your hands dirty. On Sunday, you can do that at one of two community work parties. The Lewis Park work party is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lewis Park, 12th Avenue South and Golf Drive South. Help plant native plants or do other things the park needs. Tools, gloves, water, and refreshments are provided. This is a weekly event.
There’s another art show opening at NEPO House this weekend. The Pajama Game, an exhibition curated by Jason Hirata, features works by Gretchen Bennett, Sol Hashemi, Matthew Offenbacher, Daphne Stergides, and Ian Toms. The opening is on Saturday February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a movie screening in the NEPO House living room from 8 to 10 p.m.
Klara Glosova of NEPO House tells us,
This is the first installment in our brand new NEPO Little Treats series of exhibitions at NEPO House. We will present a series of monthly shows that will focus on presenting new work by individual artists and small group shows. In order to avoid moving too much furniture the shows will take place only and entirely in our entry room. The openings will take place on the first Saturday of a month from 6 to 8 p.m. (with optional movie screenings afterwards).
NEPO House regular open hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-2 p.m. and by appointment.
The Station will be hosting a Super Bowl watching event on Sunday, February 6. Owner Luis promises “beer, wine, mimosas, sangria and much much more!!” The Station is located at 2533 16th Avenue South, just north of Beacon Hill Station.
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A public meeting is planned for Monday, February 7, to update the community on the cityâ€™s plans for a transitional encampment for homeless people and listen to neighborhood feedback. The meeting will include Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and staff from the Department of Planning and Development, Human Services Department, and Seattle Police Department.
The meeting will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, at the Seattle Department of Transportation Sign Shop, 4200 Airport Way South.
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Jumping ahead to next weekend, local resident Tess Martin, who lives near the library and Stevens Place/Triangle Park, is hosting a neighborhood potluck on Saturday, February 12. If you’re interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact address and time. Tess writes, “Come meet your neighbors! February 12 also happens to be Neighbor Appreciation Day according to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, so that’s another reason to attend besides, of course, the good food and conversation you will no doubt encounter.”
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You may want to save the date for these other upcoming events:
El Centro de la Raza community meeting to discuss the development on their south lot, Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at El Centro.
Town Hall meeting with Mayor McGinn, Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center.
More information about these events will be posted in the blog soon.
Update: Missed one while assembling this post: 5:30pm Wednesday (tomorrow) at the Beacon Hill Library: SDOT community open house regarding the planned changes for Columbian Way between Beacon Avenue South and 15th Avenue South.
7:00pm next Wednesday (the 9th) at the Jefferson Community Center: Follow-up meeting with Seattle City Light regarding the new power lines going up the west side of the hill and the new higher poles running along South Stevens Street. Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco is expected to present remediation options to the nearby affected neighbors.