Awesome events to support minority-owned businesses, organizations, and communities

By Christy Pham
October 25, 2017

Oct 27: Cuba Libre Salsa Dance Night (Halloween Edition ) @ Club Sur

Salsa, bachata, reggaeton, oh my! Celebrate Halloween early by dancing the night away. No moves? No problem. Enjoy a free salsa lesson taught by La Clave Cubana dance studio. Don’t forget to wear a costume, prizes goes to the best ones. Yes, you can go as the dancing girl emoji.

2901 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. 9pm-2am. $10 with costume, $15 without.

 

Oct 29: The People’s Party Debate @ Blaine Memorial UMC

The People’s Party will not be forgotten. Join the People’s Party at their first General Election debate centered on underrepresented communities in Seattle. Attorney, educator, and activist Nikkita Oliver will be moderating. Mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan and City Council Position 8 candidates Jon Grant and Teresa Mosqueda will be participating. ASL interpreters and childcare will be provided.

3001 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. 5-7pm. Free.

Nov 1: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration @ Casco Antiguo

Kill THREE birds with one stone at this event. First and most important, delicious food & strong margaritas. If that isn’t enough to get you out, there is also an auction of luchador masks made by local artists with proceeds going to support an organization (urbanartworks.org) working with at-risk youth through the arts. Third, you get to say you celebrated Dia de los Muertos by doing something cool.

115 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104. 5-9pm. Free.

Nov 2: 13th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit Opening Night @ El Centro de la Raza

Construyendo puentes no paredes! Build bridges not walls! This Dia de los Muertos, El Centro de la Raza is honoring those who died fighting for freedom and justice. Come listen to live music and poetry, partake in children’s activities, and explore ofrendas (altars) by community organizations. The exhibit will run from Nov 2 – Nov 20.

2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. 5:30-8:30pm. Free.

 

Nov 2: Pen 2 Pad: Why We Write @ Northwest African American Museum

Why do we write? Writers of color will reflect on this question in a panel discussion. Celebrate established and up-and-coming authors, poets, copywriters, grant writers, and writers of all forms in this community forum. Come early for a self-guided tour of the historical Northwest African American Museum and stay for Q&A. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144. 6:30-9pm. Free.