Every week Ethnic Seattle picks a wide range of community weekend events happening around the city. Here’s our guide for this weekend!

By Kae Saeteurn
May 13, 2016

ART

Sat & Sun, May 14 & 15
Hello Kitty Supercute Farewell Weekend
Calling all Hello Kitty lovers! This is your last chance to check out the Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty Exhibit before it bids farewell to the EMP on May 15. Don’t miss out on an iconic character who has inspired fun, friendship, and happiness for over 40 years! The exhibit includes pieces from Sanrio’s archive as well as mixed media pieces from contemporary artists from around the world. As a bonus, the Hello Kitty Café Truck will be rolling through with treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. EMP, Admission $16-$22

Sat, May 14
Exhibit Opening & Curator Conversation
The Wing Luke Museum has a new exhibit opening this weekend! The name of the exhibit, Everything has been material for scissors to shape, is derived from a Pablo Neruda poem, and explores the movement of textiles through history and culture for Asian American identities. Namita Wiggers, the exhibit’s curator, will also make a special appearance and lead a guided tour. The event is also free with general admission! Wing Luke Museum, $9.95-$14.95, 1-3pm

Sat, May 14
The Poet Is In: The Neighborhood We Remember
The Seattle Public Library’s Poetry Is Happening Here series is back again this Saturday. Join Seattle’s Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, for a poetic exploration about Seattle’s neighborhoods. Whether you’re a long-time resident or newcomer, get ready to express your experiences using pen and paper. No poetry writing experience? No worries, these are low-key sessions and open to anyone who’s interested. Southwest Branch Library, Free, 3-4pm

Sat, May 14
Georgetown Art Attack
It’s that time of the month again! Every second Saturday you can expect the Georgetown Art Attack to be up and running. For this particular month, check out Portland-based illustrator, artist, and educator Bryan Rubnis, Australian artist Simon Hanselmann, and tons of other artists. Get ready to get lost in an exploration of art. History Georgetown, Free, 6-9pm

 

GAMES

Sat, May 14
iFest Indie Game Festival
Whether you’re a video game enthusiast, casual gamer, or someone who just appreciates games, you don’t want to skip out on iFEST. Hosted by Academy of Interactive Entertainment, this festival features indie games of all sorts, including video, board, and card games. Festival goers can expect to experience and play up-and-coming indie games, and hear from industry speakers. Register here. Seattle Center Armory, Free, 10:30am-4:30pm

  

KIDS & FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sat, May 14
South Lake Union Saturday Market Opening Day
Warmer weather calls for weekend markets. Showcasing local farms, purveyors, street food, hand-crafted works, and more, the South Lake Union Saturday Market is ready to impress beginning this Saturday (and will continue throughout the rest of summer). Wear your most comfortable walking shoes and get ready to explore more of what Seattle has to offer. South Lake Union, Denny Park, Free, 10am-3pm

 

VOLUNTEER

Sat, May 14
White Center Spring Clean
Help make White Center even more beautiful with the White Center Community Development Association. If you’re a resident of the neighborhood, or you love volunteering, this is your chance to show White Center that you care. Past projects have included beautification through gardening, graffiti removal, and mural paintings. To get involved, register here. White Center, Bethaday Community Learning Space, Free, 8:30am-2pm

 

FOOD & DRINK

Sun, May 15
Sushi Making + Sake Tasting
That’s right folks. This is your chance to experience sushi and sake in a new way with Chiso Sushi owner, Hirohiko Kirita. Participants will get to learn how to roll and taste five different sushi rolls and enjoy three sake tastings in addition to receiving a full pour. Are you ready to roll with sticky rice, fresh seafood, and tons of seaweed? Register here. Fremont, Chiso Sushi, $79, 12 PM

 

HISTORY

Sun, May 15
Seattle Public Library Southwest Stories
Curious about the birthplace of Seattle? If you are, join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for their monthly series featuring presentations on West Seattle history, the Duwamish Peninsula, and Seattle’s place of birth. Come with a hunger for learning and enjoy a presentation entitled “Culture Shock: The Awakening of Alki and West Seattle in 1962 and Beyond.” Southwest Branch Library, Free, 3-4pm

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