The first-ever Town Love Hip-Hop Awards will be held on Monday, February 25th at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome in Seattle! The show will be hosted by Stas Thee Boss, and will count down the best hip-hop records from Washington state with a Laser Show. Twenty nominated records are vying for the title of “Record of The Year” and a prize of $500 will be provided by organizer Crane City Music, Seattle’s premier hip-hop record label! The awards will be held at the Pacific Science Center on Monday, February 25th at 7:30. You can find tickets on Eventbrite.com.
The homie Josten with Majorleague360 curated a collection of black history and hip-hop inspired vintage clothing & accessories from the 80’s and 90’s! Come shop and find some dope vintage looks you can serve at your next social outing. FREE and all ages.
Not only is Barboza hosting a party catered to all early 2000’s & 99’s R&B lovers, but they’re bringing back Twin Tolo. Twins, triplets, quadruplets whatever, you and your friends break out identical throwback twin outfits and stunt on the dancefloor! Visit Eventbrite.com for tickets!
Celebrate Black History Month at this one-year anniversary screening of Black Panther at MoPop!
Tickets include admission to "MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes" and Black Panther trivia and prizes including tickets to MoPOP gallery openings, memberships, and collectibles. This is an all ages event, doors open at 6: P.M. but the event starts at 7:00 P.M. Hit up MoPop.org for more info!
If you have yet to make Valentines day or even “galentines day” plans, here are a few that will definitely be a great time. Trey Songz with Special Guests will be heating up the accesso ShoWare Center at 8 P.M. You can find tickets: here! Bilal and Paris Alexa will be at the Nectar Lounge at 8 P.M. You can find these tickets: here! And miss Ella Mai will be at Showbox Sodo at 9 P.M. if you can score some tickets because the venue is currently sold out!
Inspired by Black History Month, join the Seattle Central activities board for an intimate discussion on the future of black culture in America at the Erickson Theater of Broadway. This discussion will highlight the voices, identities, and perspectives of local leaders like hip hop artist Raz Simone, Chef Tarik Abdullah, The Seattle Collegian’s editor Astro Pittman, and many more! This FREE event is sponsored by Northwest Film Forum, and will be filmed and published online to encourage further discussion in our communities.
Black Folx Dinner is back and The Union is hosting! For those that don’t know what Black Folks Dinner is, it started as monthly pop up potluck dinner for Black folks to come together in Seattle. It disappeared for a little while but its back this February 17th! So RSVP, bring a friend and a dish! FREE to attend. 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. Find more info here!
Complimentary rum, Caribbean food buffets, and Afro Caribbean beats? Sounds like a poppin Sunday. Enjoy a full Afro-Caribbean experience at this super fun day party hosted by EatsAVibe this Sunday at Hyena Culture in downtown. Food will be available from 4 P.M. - 6 P.M. and the party goes until 8 P.M. You can find tickets at Eventbrite.com!
The NAACP is hosting a FREE criminal justice “Know Your Rights” Presentation and a Free Legal Clinic this Sunday from 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. at the Washington Labor Hall. This is a great opportunity for Seattle’s Black community to close the power and knowledge gap between between community members and law enforcement. Come through and get informed!
One Vibe Africa and SAM are proud to present the fourth annual Kijiji Night on Thursday, February 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm! The evening will bring the spirit of an African village to SAM through a special album launch and tribute to Samini from Ghana and Gabriel Teodros from Seattle. The evening will also feature storytelling and an unlimited supply of authentic African from various countries. FREE and all ages, you can RSVP here.
Third Place Books Seward Park is excited to announce a new “Black Lit Book Club, intended for black, indigenous, and other people of color starting Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 PM. With unlimited genres, alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drink specials, and gatherings at the last Tuesday of each month, this book club is a great way to live your best bookworm life!
The Seattle Art Community is hitting up Cafe Red on this Friday evening to showcase their eclectic talents, including, but not limited to spoken word, visual artists, and hip hop artists. Come through at around 7:00 PM to enjoy a three course vegan tasting menu and maybe give the open mic a try!
Powerful Voices is hosting an amazing FREE self-care day for young black girls with services ranging from hair cuts to hair styling to make-up to bags of free hygiene products and more! This is a first-come first-serve event with young folks of color being the main priority, so make sure to stop by to revel in some self love and enjoy endless fun activities (like making bath-bombs!).
If you are a woman stylist of color that would like to offer your services, or you are interested in hosting a resource table or self care activity please contact Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contribute to the self-care station, or donate of hair care products (esp. for black hair!), winter coats (especially in larger sizes), menstruation products, and hygiene products. Please contact Sabia at email@example.com.
Celebrate MLK Day by doing. Garfield High School is honoring the holiday by hosting major events including, but not limited to, an opportunity fair at 8:30 A.M., rallies with guest speakers starting at 11 A.M., a march beginning on 23rd & Jefferson at 12:30 P.M., a community meal at 2:30 P.M., and more! Check out this link for more information!
(Also the Northwest African American Museum is free on MLK day from 11am-5pm, they will also have keynote speakers, film screenings, children & toddler activities, and a pop up soul café!)
Is “Twerk” by the City Girls in every single one of your Spotify playlists? Do you run to the dance floor when you’re in line for the bathroom at the club and hear “Cash money records takin over for the ‘99 and the 2000’s?” Then this event is for you, and your chance to take home the $500 cash prize!
Columbia Fitness Center is hosting a twerk dance party and contest this Saturday with help from DJ Toya B serving up Hip Hop, New Orleans Bounce, Dancehall, and Afrobeats. Tickets available here!
The Orisha dance class is a meditative and healing dance class focusing on traditional Orisha movement for all abilities that encourages spiritual centering. Classes are $10-$15 or a “pay what you can” basis.
Find out more about this class and others at this link!
Friends of the Conservatory, in partnership with Seattle’s Department of Parks and Recreation, have waived all admission fees through February 2019, so go enjoy some Seattle nature.
More information at this link!