July is here, and with it patriotism, fire & thrills — and we aren’t even talking about the fireworks! The Globalist Calendar is just bursting with Bollywood this month. Lava’s shooting out as well, as we see what can be learned from the world’s volcanoes. Don’t forget the excitement of leadership and justice training, along with our usual offerings of music, film and dance as you check out my top picks for fun things to do this month!
1) Red, White and Bollywood with Improv Comedy Mumbai, July 2-5
Improv Comedy Mumbai have represented India at international Improv Competitions and they’re coming to town with a show celebrating the over-the-top joy that is Bollywood Movies. Heroes, villains, love-stories, and elaborate song and dance all come together with your audience suggestions! Their July 4th Red, White and Bollywood even gets out early so the sparks can keep flying as they follow you home.
2) Resilience at the Crossroads of Race and Climate Justice, July 5
5) Hagereseb – Film Inspired by Yesler Terrace Residents, July 23
Fresh from the Seattle International Film Festival, Hagereseb is ready to be seen by a wider audience… and they’re making it a party! Inspired by actual stories of people living in Yesler Terrace in 1997, Hagereseb is the first major film from director Zia Mohajerjasbi, who you may know from his video work for Blue Scholars and Macklemore. Q&A with the cast & crew, as well as DJ DV One spinning 90s cuts, with a full program hosted by Larry Mizell and Rahwa Habte.