Your weekend can include an arts and music festival in Rainier Beach, a craft fair in Magnuson Park, the Arab Festival at the Seattle Center, and more...

By Rosin Saez
July 21, 2016



Fri & Sat, July 22 & 23
CompArte: Community, Art, Music, and More at The Station
Down in Beacon Hill’s most community-engaged cafe, The Station, join artists in acts of resistance, solidarity, and creativity. Friday and Saturday there will be deejays, food, graffiti, live painting, visual narratives, performances by community members, and a video booth with vignettes featuring indigenous peoples of Mexico. The Station, Beacon Hill, 7–12am, Suggested donation of $5 to $20


Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24
Renegade Craft Fair in Seattle
For this weekend, the Renegade Craft Fair will come to Seattle, where a hangar full of local artists will showcase their wares at Magnuson Park. There will be over 150 makers and artisan who specialize in ceramics, jewelry, prepackaged treats, handmade clothing, paper goods, art, and more. Plus, local purveyor of ice cream, Sweet Bumpas, will be there with frozen treats. And Seattle’s Soda Jerk will be offering environmentally (and fizzy!) beverages. Don’t miss more crafts, food, and music. Magnuson Park, Hangar 30, Free, 11–6

Sun, July 24
BadWill Market at the Rhino Room
This monthly popup is back for The Capitol Hill Black Party and will be featuring black-owned-and-operated businesses, artists, designers, and allies. And don’t miss the Seattle-based podcast Hella Black Hella Seattle and theirw panel discussion from 4 to 5 on Black lives in America, healing, and moving forward. It will likely be information and transformative because the three women behind the podcast are downright BAMFs in the lovliest possible way. The Rhino Room, Capitol Hill, Free, 12–5


Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24
Arab Festival at Seattle Center
Seattle Center Festál presents Arab Festival July 23-24, 2016. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Arab countries through live performances, foods, hands-on activities, and a lively marketplace. From mouth-watering food to traditional and contemporary music, the Arab Festival provides a place of celebration for Arabs in our neighborhood. A traditional bazaar, deliciously strong coffee, dancing and workshops, along with children’s activities including an Arabic spelling bee, crafts and more, illuminate Arab culture in our midst. Cultural information booths representing several of the 22 Arab countries will be present to provide information and insight into the Arab World.

Sat, July 23
Rainier Beach, Arts, and Music Fest
In celebration of one of the most culturally diverse communities in Seattle that boasts a well of talented youth and artists, Rainier Beach Merchants Association will host BAAM Fest. This event is truly jammed packed with something for everyone, including families with kids. Local art will include a live graffiti mural, spoken poetry, Ethiopoian artist Yeggy Michael highlights the contribution of U.S. immigrants with a Flag Day installation, and more. Seattle soul group, Grace Love and the True Loves will grace the event will funk-soul tunes, plus a performance by break dance group Massive Monkees. Be sure to see the BAAM Fest website for more. Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza, Free, 11–7.


Sun, July 24
Malala Yousafzai at Alaska Airlines Arena/Hec Edmundson Pavillion at the University of Washington
“As far as I know, I’m just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education, who wants to see women having equal rights, and who wants peace in every corner of the world,” said Malala Yousafzai when she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at 16 years of age, the youngest person ever to win the award. Malala will be kicking off her summer tour in the U.S. in Seattle in which she’ll likely touch on her book, I Am Malala, as well as her educational and social initiatives. University District, $200

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