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

By Lalaine Ignao
November 30, 2017

Nov 30 – Dec 24 Vanishing Seattle X Eighth Generation Pop-Up Shop

In collaboration with Eighth Generation by Louie Gong, Vanishing Seattle launched a pop-up shop this year in Pike Place Market. Participate in the popular social media project and movement #VanishingSeattle that documents the displaced and disappearing parts of Seattle that makes the city what it has become today. The Vanishing Seattle Pop Up features a variety of products created by Eighth Generation along with work from local street artists No Touching Ground and @besoseattle. Support local artists and contribute to the upcoming Vanishing Seattle documentary film project.

Eighth Generation by Louie Gong. 93 Pike St. #103, Seattle, Washington 98101. 10am-5pm.

Dec 1 – 2 Giving Marketplace

Give back this Christmas by shopping at this year’s Giving Marketplace! Buy unique, socially-conscious gifts from over 30 vendors and organizations while supporting causes including empowering women and girls, saving the environment, clean water and more. Participate in creating your gifts with Michelle de la Vega to help homeless youth.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 440 5th Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109. 10am-5pm.

Dec 3 Pidot: A Fun night of eating Filipino food with your hands!

Experience another side of Filipino culture as Happy Grillmore collaborates with Eats by E and Lahi in a communal evening of eating, popularly known as “Kamayan” or “Pidot.” Throughout the night, enjoy multiple courses that celebrates the mix plates and a night of modern Filipino cuisine created through the lens of Filipino American generations. Cocktails and wine to pair with each course.

Happy Grillmore. 509 13th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122. 6-8pm. $90.

Dec 5 Glassblowing Open House

Try something new this month and experience a glassblowing class at Glassybaby Madrona. Work one-on-one with a professional glassblower to create a holiday ornament for your Christmas tree or a gift for a family or friend! Package choices can include options of selecting a glassybaby or drinker in the color of your choice to take home. One limit per customer and excludes the exotic and double color overlay glassybaby. Participants will receive notifications 3-5 days after the event when they can pick up their custom creation.

Glassybaby (Madrona Hot Shop & Store). 3406 East Union St, Seattle, Washington 98122. 4-8pm. Starting from $90.

Dec 6 Community Information Session: Increased ICE Arrests of Refugees

Get educated in this two-hour info session about the nationwide reports of increased ICE arrests of refugees with criminal records and what our community leaders and community-based organizations have to say about the issue. Listen to them share about ICE’s deportation efforts in Seattle-King County and get information about where individuals can find legal assistance and other help. RSVP in the link above.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, Washington 98144. 5:15-7:30pm.

Dec 7 Poetry Across the Nations: An Indigenous Reading

Immerse yourself in poetry readings from local and national Native poets presented in partnership with Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. The event is a part of a new community outreach program called Poetry Across the Nations and will offer books for sale from Open Books: A Poem Emporium.

Fred Wildlife Refuge. 128 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98102. 7-9:30pm. Free.