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August 2015

MVOT Mexico Report Back and Potluck

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hillman City Collaboratory,
5623 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Many Voices One Tribe is a study abroad program for young writers of color. We are taking our inaugural voyage to Mexico from July 13-27. You can follow them on their journey at http://www.manyvoicesonetribe.blogspot.com When we return, the youth will share their writing and also about their experiences at this community report back and potluck. If we’re lucky, the Seattle Fandango Project might bless us with a song. Come, bring a dish to share, and support these incredible youth. Its…

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$5 - $15

Swing, Sip, and Screen: DANCING IN JAFFA

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Swing-Sip-Screen Photo Montage

6:30 p.m. swing & sip | 8 p.m. film screening Tickets: $15 dance class, drinks, dessert, and film | $10 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth $10 film only | $5 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth Learn to swing dance before a screening of “Dancing in Jaffa,” an Israeli film about the power of ballroom dance to promote peace. Join us for a full evening of dance, drinks, and dessert before the film, or just catch the film. Swing class led…

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$10 - $16

The Tumbleweed Zephyr

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week until Aug 23, 2015
12th Avenue Arts,
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA United States
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Two brothers climb aboard the Tumbleweed Zephyr, a transcontinental train headed out of New Providence for the wilds of the Western Territories. But what starts as a simple journey by rail veers off on an unexpected track, with airship bandit raids, twists of fate, wayward sparks of romance and the lonely call of a train whistle echoing across the clear desert sky. So grab your satchel and dust off your best traveling hat for this epic new summer adventure! WHO: Pork Filled…

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Seattle Caribbean Festival

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seward Park, Seattle,
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

The purpose of the Seattle Caribbean Festival is to bring together the culturally and linguistically diverse members of the Caribbean Community in the Pacific Northwest along with those interested in learning and experiencing Caribbean cultural expressions to share in a day of cultural performances, cultural expression, and cultural exchange. The secondary purpose, and the reason for holding it at the amphitheater, is to encourage community members to connect with the natural environment. We will have a green theme through out.…

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Breakfast Briefing with His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce,
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500 Downtown Seattle
Seattle, WA United States

Ambassador Mirpuri will offer Singapore’s perspective on the U.S.-Singapore economic and security relationship and the importance of the United States’ rebalance to Asia, including through initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Ambassador will also discuss important trade developments in Asia, such as efforts in Southeast Asia to achieve an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and negotiations between the ten ASEAN countries and six of its Asia-Pacific partners for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

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Pop-Up On the Plaza: Celebrate the life and legacy of science fiction master Octavia Butler

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Seattle Public Library,
Central Library, 1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Celebrate the life and legacy of science fiction master Octavia Butler. Enjoy a conversation with writers from the new anthology “Octavia’s Brood,” Walidah Imarisha and Gabriel Teodros. They’ll be discussing where science fiction and social justice meet. The event kicks off with a live music set by local hip-hop legend Gabriel Teodros. Enjoy our pop-up library, plenty of hands-on fun, plus Seattle’s hottest artists on Wednesdays this Auguston the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. Library events and programs are…

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