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‘From Here,’ co-produced by West Seattle filmmaker, premieres Friday

That’s the trailer for “,” co-produced by West Seattle filmmaker Amy Benson. Its Seattle premiere starts on-demand tomorrow (Friday) during Northwest Film Forum’s . Here’s what it’s about:

… Filmed over the better part of a decade in two of the world’s largest immigration countries – the U.S. and Germany – “From Here” captures an international generation’s fight for belonging in an era of rising nationalism.

Set in Berlin and New York, “From Here” interweaves the stories of Tania, Miman, Sonny, and Akim – artists and activists raised in the Global North to parents from the Global South. The film accompanies them as they move from their 20’s into their 30’s, facing major turning points: fighting for citizenship, creating a family, surviving violence, and finding creative expression. …

We spotlighted Benson’s award-winning film “吉林快三大小群” five years ago; it was the first of a documentary trilogy that she continues working on. “From Here,” she says, is a “hopeful story … a powerful documentary that says: ‘everyone has the right to belong’.”

吉林快三大小群“From Here” will be available for viewing on-demand Friday-Sunday; pay-what-you-can tickets are available through . The film is also part of a lorger educational initiative you can learn about .

WEST SEATTLE ART: New mural celebrating history

(WSB photo)

Thanks to Joey for the tip – a new mural in progress on the west-facing upper wall at in The Junction. We went over to check it out and discovered that the artist is prolific West Seattle-based muralist . He was finishing up for the day when we stopped by, but told us the mural will also include portraits, including the business’s founder. (It’s been .)

WEST SEATTLE ART: Restoration work begins for another mural

At the corner of California/Oregon in The Junction, muralist Bob Henry has started work on the next West Seattle mural restoration. This time it’s “Bank Day,” on the north-facing side of the building (which, by the way, has been a bank since its 1952 dedication as a Washington Mutual branch). Henry tells WSB he’ll be working on this one for “four or five” days, and it’s weather-dependent, so that might stretch out a while. The mural was painted by Alan Wylie, one of 11 murals created ~30 years ago. Of the nine remaining at their original locations, this is the . While the mural-restoration project kicked into high gear with philanthropy seed money two years ago, donations will get it to the finish line – you can assist by .

ALSO ONLINE TONIGHT: Ethiopian Community in Seattle celebration

Thanks to Brenda for sending this:

吉林快三大小群With all the smoke and people staying inside today, I wanted to share another online event that is happening this evening. The Ethiopian Community in Seattle is having a virtual event tonight to replace their annual gala. Yesterday was Ethiopian New Year; Ethiopians follow the Coptic calendar, which is 7 years behind the Julian calendar, making it the year 2013.

吉林快三大小群There will be entertainment, and admission to the event is free. We have a sizable Ethiopian population in West Seattle so wanted to pass this along.

吉林快三大小群The event link . If you choose to donate, you can do that .

Scenes from September 2020’s West Seattle Art Walk

5:14 PM: Indoor, outdoor, online – including the video playlist above – you have multiple ways to enjoy tonight’s 吉林快三大小群! Participating venues and artists are spotlighted – times and locations vary. We’re headed out to check on a few in-person stops – coverage to come.

5:44 PM: Outdoor stop! Ginny Conrow at :

BPP is the southernmost stop on the Art Walk, 42nd/100th in Arbor Heights.

6:07 PM: (4505 California; WSB sponsor) is open until 8 pm, featuring 19-year-old artist Saiyana Suzumura:

吉林快三大小群Saiyana is quoted on the Art Walk website: “One day after drawing one of my friends, I just began to draw all kinds of black women, and black people in general, amongst other ethnics who are not portrayed beautifully in this society, but I want to capture the beauty of black beauty and love in my art. Since drawing with my new found style I’ve explored other ways of communicating social awareness through my drawings and paintings. I want my art to empower my people.”

P.S. Verity is a hybrid indoor/outdoor stop tonight – while it’s indoors, the entire front of the branch is open-air (folding doors).

TONIGHT: West Seattle Art Walk, from Admiral to Arbor Heights – and online!

It’s the second Thursday of September, so tonight’s the night to celebrate the end of summer with one more indoor/outdoor/online West Seattle Art Walk. As listed , 12 venues – from Admiral to Arbor Heights – are participating – including WSB sponsors (4540 California SW, in-person), (4505 California SW, in-person), and (5440 California SW, online). You can scroll through the online artist gallery – or around the official Art Walk start time, 5 pm, to see the YouTube playlist. The Art Walk has been steadily building back – if your business is interested in participating next quarter, .

HOLIDAY MUSIC: From the bridge to the ridge

Thanks for the.photos and videos from two local musical performances on Labor Day:

UNDER THE BRIDGE: Every so often, you might notice someone playing under the bridge, west of the 5-way. If it’s an entire band – it’s probably :

Rose Feliciano吉林快三大小群 sent the pic and video after spotting them playing last night:

As the short clip shows, the band even drew a bit of an audience, despite the location.

ON PUGET RIDGE: Thanks to Lisa Kauffman for photos and video from a performance at Puget Ridge Edible Park on Labor Day afternoon:

Thaddeus Spae and Richard Dean were the featured musicians, with a guest turn by Stu Hennessey:

吉林快三大小群Here’s video of Spae:

If you haven’t been to PREP – check out our August story!

THEATER: West Seattleite to direct ‘Everyone Wants to Love Your Beating Heart,’ online

With health restrictions putting much of the performing-arts world on hold because of the pandemic, some artists are finding new ways to express themselves anyway. West Seattleite Kelly McMahon吉林快三大小群 is about to direct a play you can see live online starting this Friday. Here’s the announcement:

Playlist Seattle and Trial and Error Productions are pleased to announce the online revival of Everyone Wants to Love Your Beating Heart, a full-length theatrical production inspired by Temple of the Dog’s eponymous album.

Originally staged in 2016, Director and Playlist Founder Kelly McMahon and playwright Stacy D. Flood return to the play in this time of social distancing to explore the connection that is possible through music and to answer the questions: how can we find ways to relate to one another without occupying the same physical space? How can we do that through music? And through theater? While traditional theater spaces and music venues aren’t available to us, this production melds performance with live video manipulation via digital platforms to bring actors and audiences together.

Everyone Wants to Love Your Beating Heart is about overcoming isolation using the songs of Temple of the Dog as a jumping-off point for exploring our connection to music despite time and distance. The characters alternately relate and repel as they consider the songs they all know and love in the space music creates. The cast includes Joe Glass, Christopher Martinez, Sarah Lockard, Garrett Dill, Liz Vital, and Bjorn A. Whitney吉林快三大小群, working from their living rooms across the country.

Since its founding in 2014, Playlist Seattle has created original plays and performance pieces inspired by a range of Seattle bands, from legends like Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains and Nirvana, to current artists performing in the scene today, such as such as Ayron Jones, Whitney Mongé, Prom Queen and The Black Tones. Trial and Error was founded in 2013 to present inclusive and thought-provoking productions for a wide range of audiences by supporting visual artists, writers, and performers of the Puget Sound region and beyond.

“Everyone Wants to Love Your Beating Heart — a play inspired by Temple of the Dog” will be streamed live via Zoom on September 11, 12, 17, and 18. Tickets for the show are available at . Admission is $10-35 with proceeds going to MusiCares and Road Recovery. More information about the show and Playlist Seattle at

MUSIC: How to sing with Endolyne Children’s Choir, virtually!

As school starts virtually, so do some other activities – even choir! That video from shows a virtual performance from this past summer. Here’s the announcement of how to join this fall:

Endolyne Children’s Choir – West Seattle’s community choir since 2003 – kicks off their 2020-2021 season with our Fall Session beginning on Tuesday, September 8th. Sessions will be held virtually on Zoom this session, so it is a great opportunity for new singers from all over Seattle and beyond, from kindergarten to High School, to join our fun and welcoming non-audition choir. Singers in kindergarten through 2nd Grade rehearse from (updated) 5 to 5:45 PM, 3rd through 5th graders rehearse from 5:45 to 6:45, and singers 6th through 12th grade rehearse from 7:00 to 8:30. Registration is open right now! For more information and to register, visit .

Our Music Director Megan McCormick and Staff Instructor Janelle Maroney吉林快三大小群 have planned a fantastic session of virtual music education, building on the success and lessons learned from our (unexpected) online Spring Musicals session. They will provide engaging, challenging online instruction, coupled with interactive opportunities for singers to build friendships and have fun together. We are working on opportunities for our singers to spread cheer throughout the holiday season with virtual performances and other ways of connecting remotely with our larger community.

Quality musical education is so important and essential for children, and we want every child to have the opportunity to benefit from our program. One benefit of virtual rehearsals: no commuting, so singers from anywhere in Seattle, the greater Puget Sound region, Washington State and beyond can join us for this session.

We are offering several tiers of tuition pricing, from full tuition to full scholarship, so anyone can participate regardless of their financial situation. Simply select your payment tier when registering at .

吉林快三大小群Fall session begins Tuesday, September 8th. Registration ends on September 6th. Please visit for more information.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Neighborhood serenade

In this seventh month of the pandemic, neighborhood cheer continues, and we’re always happy to hear about it. Thanks to Judith for sending this video of a neighborhood serenade last night near 41st and Charlestown – klezmer music! Judith ID’d the band as “Samson and the Katz” (anyone with more info on the front-yard concert, please let us know!).

WEST SEATTLE ART: 2 business murals

More new art on businesses’ walls – first, at :

This one is a work in progress, on the south wall of the QFC building, commissioned by mall manager , which told WSB that the “theme of this is ‘Love where you live’ and is set to celebrate our communities of West Seattle. It is topography based and modern in its look.” Craig Johnson is the artist.

Meantime, in The Junction:

Monika Lidman sent the photo while artist was painting that wall at Uptown Espresso (Edmunds/California/Erskine) earlier this month. She noted, “He’d already repainted the entire building, then created this giant graphic, mapping it all out with a penciled grid, just like the old-timey sign painters. What I loved most was his attitude! He sees this art project as a way to lift up and encourage the neighborhood. It certainly does!”

FOLLOWUP: Bus-shelter mural restored

A couple nights ago, Kay told us about Brooke, working to restore a vandalized at 35th/Thistle. Today, Brooke sends an update:

Just wanted to share the (almost) final result. I need to let this dry and then touch up where it was gouged.

Pretty pleased with the progress and hopefully it inspires others in the community and if nothing else is a bit of good news. I had no idea how much this mural meant to folks.

2 North Delridge recipients in King County’s arts/culture/nightlife grants

Just by the county:

King County provided $2 million in one-time grants to science, arts and culture organizations, and independent live music venues disrupted by COVID-19 across the region. The program is tailored to organizations that draw tourists and is designed to ease the economic burden of the pandemic while also increasing public health measures.

With $2 million of funding backed by the federal CARES Act, King County awarded a total of 62 grants in three categories:

• Music venues (35 awards)
• Arts, culture and science educations organizations (21 awards)
吉林快三大小群 • Science organizations (6 awards)

The grant funds will improve compliance with public health safety measures as these organizations reopen to support the county’s economic recovery and enhance residents’ quality of life.

Grants may be used to reimburse a variety of costs between March 1 and December, such as payroll, rent, mortgage payments (excluding property taxes), healthcare insurance for employees, and utility expenses necessary to sustain the business during and after the public health emergency.

In addition, the grants may also be used for public health measures necessary to prepare for safe reopening, including, for example, plastic barriers and floor markings or public outreach and education materials.

includes two in West Seattle, both in North Delridge – ($19,500) and 吉林快三大小群 ($10,000).

The return of Kenyon Hall! (Sort of)

Just announced by Lou Magor of , the historic venue at 7904 35th SW:

kenyonhall.jpgBeginning this Saturday, we’ll produce online concerts featuring your favorite Kenyon Hall performers. Some of the concerts will be on YouTube, and some will be on Zoom. I’ll introduce each concert from the Mighty Wurlitzer, which is thankfully finally fully operational.

吉林快三大小群All concerts are free, and at each performance you’ll have the opportunity to donate if you’re able. All donations will be split between our artists and Kenyon Hall. We’ve temporarily halted fundraising for our bathroom upgrade, and are now asking for help to keep the lights on. If you’d prefer to donate via post, please send a check made payable to Seattle Artists, 7904 35th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126. Seattle Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible corporation.

吉林快三大小群Here’s the schedule:

This Saturday, August 15, at 7:30 – Casey MacGill
Saturday, August 22, at 7:30 – Jack Williams on Zoom
Saturday, August 29, at 7:30 – Tom Collier on YouTube

(You can also donate online any time by .)

BIZNOTE: Murals taking shape at Mission Cantina

New art in progress in The Admiral District! (2325 California SW; WSB sponsor) has West Seattle muralist creating two murals, described by co-proprietor Shawn Padilla:

吉林快三大小群The artwork includes Día de Los Muertos, a map of Mexico with specific regions where tequila and mezcal come from, a flowering agave plant which includes endangered bottle-nose bats (the agave pollinators), etc. The artwork supports our brand and tells stories about the rich history of the country, culture, food, and spirits.

We’ll be checking back on the progress. P.S. Mission Cantina is open 4-10 pm weekdays, 10 am-10 pm weekends, and has outdoor seating – you can .

VIDEO: 3-mode West Seattle Art Walk for August

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The August is happening now! Above is the YouTube playlist showing you artists and their work. You can also see highlights in – which also has the list of businesses you can visit to see art until 8 pm (including WSB sponsor 吉林快三大小群, 4540 California SW). Second Thursday, every month!

CONGRATULATIONS! Arts awards for local high-school students

From assistant principal Christa Ernst:

Chief Sealth International High School would like to congratulate three seniors from the class of 2020 on winning the Allied Arts Foundation’s prestigious Robert J. Block Awards for Artistic Excellence. The award recognizes Seattle high school students in the areas of visual, theatrical, music or literary arts. Tierra Shaw was awarded for excellence in Visual Arts, Jason Ahmed was awarded for excellence in Music, and Riley Delora吉林快三大小群 was awarded for excellence in Literary Arts. The staff at Chief Sealth is proud of these students for their hard work and dedication to their dedication to their craft.

Find out more about the awards program ; that page also lists winners at the city’s 14 other public high schools, including Caitlin Ward, Thea Pulido, and Ashly Brown from .

CONGRATULATIONS! Local student’s art featured on West Seattle billboard

That billboard just north of the South Delridge 7-11 [] features art by Madison O’Neal, who was a 8th-grader when her work was chosen as a winner of the Champions Together Hope & Resilience contest. The contest was citywide, asking youth to create art or poetry with a message of hope and resilience to get through the pandemic. The Southwest Seattle Youth Alliance provided the photo; Denny principal Jeff Clark吉林快三大小群 tells WSB, “We are very proud of her and the many other Denny scholars who are stepping up to lead for positive change in many different ways! Go Dolphins!”

WEST SEATTLE ART: New installation planned as part of Alki Pump Station 38 project

(SPU-provided images)

The photo above shows the site of Seattle Public Utilities Pump Station 38 in the 1400 block of Alki SW []. is in the works next year, with an art installation as part of it:

That’s the initial concept by artist Sarah Thompson Moore, who’s been commissioned for the work. This flyer吉林快三大小群 has details, explaining that the inspiration is an old topographic map of Alki.

Right now, SPU is looking for feedback on both the art concept and the project itself, which is currently being designed. The project website explains, “SPU will convert the current pump station from an airlift type station to a more standard pump station. This conversion will improve service reliability, improve system performance, and reduce maintenance requirements and costs.” According to this overview, construction is expected to start early next year and could last up to a year; SPU tells us the project is estimated at $1.2 million, with the art project coming in around $50,000. You can answer the feedback survey , by next Friday (August 14).

WEST SEATTLE ART: ‘Multimedia, multicultural, multilingual’ display along bridge-detour route

(WSB photos)

Above are artists Kay Kirkpatrick, Judith Camann, and Kelly Lyles, who – along with Monica Cavagnaro – have just unveiled ‘s first “outdoor sandwich-board art display.”

They describe “Drive By and Sign Hi” as a “Burma Shave Ad-inspired recycled creation … a multimedia, multicultural, multilingual piece created to amaze and amuse your WS Bridge Detour route drive.”

It’s on the north side of busier-than-ever SW Holden, right outside HPIC (between 11th and 12th SW), and expected to be up into September.

TONIGHT: West Seattle HS musician’s guest DJ appearance

That’s senior Jonah Elbaum, and if you listen to between 8 and 9 pm tonight, you’ll hear him as a guest jazz DJ! His mom Mindy Elbaum explains, “His band director Ethan Thomas reached out asking if Jonah would be interested in hosting the monthly student DJ segment on with Abe Beeson. Typically students go in studio to record but because of the pandemic, Jonah recorded from his kitchen table!”

BIZNOTES: Beveridge Place’s new ‘garden’; Il Nido’s summer break

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吉林快三大小群Two beverage/food biznotes:

吉林快三大小群: The sent the photo and announcement;

Our new Beer Garden is open for you, with 20 well-spaced tables (no seating indoors)!
NEW HOURS (in-house & to-go): Mon-Thu 3-10 pm; Fri-Sun 1-10 pm;

(in-house & to-go): Beveridge Place Online Store. We still have our TO-GO on-line store where you can order and pay for growlers, cans, wine bottles, cider bottles, mead bottles, & snacks!
TO-GO Orders: Pick-up at the front door or at our dedicated curbside spot. Please have your ID ready so we can make sure we have the right order…and that you’re 21 or over. CHEERS!

BPP is at 6413 California SW.

IL NIDO:吉林快三大小群 The Alki Homestead -turned-market is taking the month of August off. They’ve been selling take-吉林快三大小群-to-cook pasta as well as salads, bread, desserts, and more, and promise to return in September.

WATCH: Skeleton Theatre creators’ new online series T,O.S.T.

The sun’s not fully out (yet), so maybe you’re inside, looking for entertainment. Here’s a West Seattle creation: The team behind the annual Halloween animatronic extravaganza has something new – online. Team spokesperson Maia Low explains, “We finally launched the side project we teased at the last Skeleton Theatre. It’s a YouTube web series called ‘Two Old Skeletons Talking’吉林快三大小群 (or T. O. S. T.). Two of our skeletons drive around Seattle talking about various subjects.” Above is the trailer for the first episode; you’ll find the series – episodes and trailers – .

BACKSTORY:吉林快三大小群 In case you’re new around here – while Skeleton Theatre, staged in an Admiral-area yard each year for more than a decade, happens at Halloween, it’s not spooky – it’s geared for laughs, not shrieks.