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

By Rashi Bhogal
June 9, 2016

THEATER

Thu, June 9
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Come celebrate the fifth anniversary of Where No Man Has Gone Before at the Theater off Jackson. The play is an improvised spoof on the original Star Trek television series, and the cast delves even deeper into the satirical realm by using audience members to further fuel their parody. Playgoers participate by suggesting which direction the play goes so the show changes each time. It’s adventure and alien culture at its best. Theater Off Jackson, 8pm, $20

MUSIC

Fri, June 10
Jasmine Jordan at the Columbia City Theater
Jasmine Jordan has blown up since first embarking on her solo career back in the summer of 2014. She immediately caught the ears of urban producers and quickly became known as the artist to watch. Her album Time Travel is rhythmic and has a ‘90s vibe to it. It’s soul and pop fusing together and blending into a funky-soul sound.  It leaves listeners with a feeling of a revitalized sense of appreciation. She has been selling out venues in LA and Seattle so check her out before it’s too late. Columbia City Theater, doors at 8, $10—$12

FESTIVAL

Sat, June 11
Georgetown Carnival
The industrial meets historic and colorful. Georgetown Carnival is a yearly event that takes place this Saturday. The festival is centered around vibrant modern art which blends in effortlessly with the classic circus theme. Accentuating the circus motif are stilt walkers, jugglers, and acrobats along with carnival games. There are also theater and dance performances combined with literary and media arts. Other perks? Beer gardens set up in various areas, and the Hazardfactory is sponsoring a power tool drag race that’s all about taking average everyday tools and turning them into drag racers. Georgetown, noon to 10, free.

FOOD AND DRINK

Sat, June 11
Elysian Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
The Elysian Brewing Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Saturday at the Seattle Center. In addition to beers such as Batch 1000, Avatar Jasmine IPA, Wise ESB, and Rosemary’s Baby, they will also play host to food trucks from around the area such as Plum Bistro, The Grilled Cheese Experience, and Hallava Falafel. Another perk of their commemoration is the music: They have four bands, The Gits, The Raveonetts, Black Lips, and the Ming City Rockers scheduled to play throughout the day as well as free fan giveaways. And it’s not all just about partying, 100 percent of ticket sales will be donated to local charities like Team Red, White, and Blue, Bloodworks NW, Baily-Boushay House, Obliteride, and The Fisher House Foundation. Cue warm, feel-good vibes. Seattle Center, 2-11pm, $30-$35

TALKS

Sun, June 12
Our Circle Of Breath at Elliott Bay Book Company
Join Alan Chong Lau for an invigorating afternoon of art, poetry, and music. These three very different artistic forms converge and then explode into an enticing and intellectual discussion that is thought provoking, stimulating, and mind blowing all at once.  Lau is joined by composer and University of Washington professor Stuart Dempster, poet John Levy, and famed poet Don Mee Choi. Choi will be reading from her latest book Hardly war which is a collection of her father’s photography from wars in both Korea and Vietnam as well as her own work. Elliott Bay Book Company, 3 pm, free

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