Wikli 2008, 01/16

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Columbia City Bakery, by sleevelesshearts

60 Citizens have shared their photos in the gallery.
Go for it!

Live locally. Consult your community calendar

  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • Magic Lantern Montessori open house (Wed),
  • Drinking Liberally (Wed),
  • a writers' group (Thu),
  • Landmark District review committee (Fri),
  • Lakewood movie night (Fri),
  • Gallery opening reception (Sat),
  • Design Review Early Design Guidance (Tue),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed).

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information.
If a local event is missing, please send a Citizen's alert.

Columbia City Cinema

Now playing through January 17 — Charlie Wilson's War: showtimes.

Is Charlie Wilson's War a good movie or what? We're sorry it's only here until the end of the week. With a zingy script by The West Wing's Alan Sorkin, and with Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts firmly in charge, it's a movie worth getting up off the couch on a week night and hurrying down to see for the sheer perfection of it. Read more...

Coming on January 18: The Great Debaters.

Visit www.columbiacitycinema.com and sign up for our weekly newsletter — get movie times delivered straight to your inbox.

Cinema link

At the library

  • Storytimes with Miss Nancy return on Friday, Jan. 18 from 10:30-11:15 am. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.
  • There will be no Play and Learn this week. This exciting bilingual program for children 0-5 will return next week!
  • Be sure to catch our displays on Manga and True Crime and Forensics!

Nancy Pew

library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater is Seattle's oldest historic Vaudeville Theater complete with a recording studio and the Hendrix Electric Lounge. We're still booking events for 2008! So whether you enjoy catching a show or are looking for the perfect place to host one, give us a try!

This week:

  • Wed — live music by Gabe Mintz in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
  • Thurs — live music by Dr. Richard Kimball & The Fugitives in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
  • Fri — Columbia City Cabaret (burlesque, aerialists & more), hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, 8pm, $20 adv, $25 door,
  • Fri — the Comedy Shop (nationally recognized comedians), 10:30pm, $10 door,
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge (open mic, poetry/spoken Word) in Lounge, 8:30pm, no cover,
  • Fri — Marquis 1000 in Lounge, 10pm, no cover,
  • Sat — New Ground Records presents: All or Nuthin’, $2008 Cash Prize Rhyme War, 8:30pm, $10 door,
  • Tues — live music by Anastasia Stasko in Lounge, 8pm, no cover.

note: advance tickets through brownpapertickets.com

Coming up:
Wednesday, February 6 — Big Night Out, with the Seattle Channel. The live-taped return of our local Seattle-style variety show!!

theater link

Landmarks Review Committee

The Columbia City committee meets Friday. On the agenda:

landmark link

Lola's South City Bakery

Lola's at 5607 Rainier Ave S is seeking artists for monthly shows. Please send three small jpegs to Michael Williams, moc.oohay|sepacstemoc#moc.oohay|sepacstemoc.

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Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition

HARVC is applying to be one of the communities in the upcoming King County Food and Fitness Initiative:

King County is ready for change. Hundreds of passionate individuals and organizations are working to make it easier to eat well, access locally grown food, and live actively, spurred by data showing that half of county residents are overweight and that low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected by overweight, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Read more here.

We'll turn in the application the end of January then hear if we're selected in February. This is a great opportunity to improve the health of valley residents.

HARVC link

Columbia City Gallery

Check out the new exhibit titled New Year… New Works and in our Guest Gallery: Life through the Lens of Tibetan Refugee Children. These works will be on exhibit from January 16 to March 9, 2008. Join us for an Opening Reception & Auction Kick-Off: Saturday, January 19, 5-8pm. This event is free, and we encourage the public to attend.

Also, check out our first ever silent auction of works by Columbia City Gallery members! This is a unique opportunity to collect both 2 and 3-dimensional art by your favorite local artist. Artists will set a minimum bid for their work. Bids will be accepted from January 16 - 31st. Bids may be made in person, on the phone, or via email. Winners will be notified on February 1st.

The Columbia City Gallery is a program of SEEDArts.

gallery link

Acrylic Painting Classes with Jacqui Beck

January 25; February 29; March 28, 2008 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center

These are general acrylic painting workshops. Each has a focus and will allow time for students to work on individual projects. All ages and levels welcome. Tuition is $75/workshop (10am - 4pm). Register for one, two, or all three!

Find all the details at SEEDArts.

Jacqui Beck link

Movie Nights at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club

Kids and adults will enjoy this wonderful idea of “Friday Movie Night”. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied with an adult or high school age child sitter. This is not a babysitting venue.

Come have fun, enjoy and participate! 1st Night: Fri. Jan. 18th High School Musical 2 Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Learn the hot dances that have got the young people going wild!

no admission fee required LSPCC is at the corner of S Angeline and 50th Ave S.

As seen in a full-page ad in Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Dec 2007. Do you know where this photo was taken? It was fun recognizing this place from the neighborhood!

Columbia City in the news

… in news.


Columbia City in the blogossiphere

So many Columbia Citizens' posts!

Gateway project

Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:

The Columbia City Community Council page has had a facelift, including new posts of past minutes.
Citizen K has compiled an exhibit featuring Columbia City's Hydrant Henge.
Edit and page source buttons are now featured prominently at the top of the sidebar — thereby stripping you of your very last excuse for not editing the wiki!
New photos in the Citizens' gallery. Share yours! flickr:2186784050 flickr:2186001529 flickr:2190060777 flickr:2191640362

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