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

By Lalaine Ignao
January 11, 2018

Jan 18-19 Gay City Arts: Bet Ya Ungodly Things

Enjoy this multigenre dance fable set in the New Jersey countryside where the main character, aspiring acting ballerina Neve, grew up Black, disabled and queer. This show experiments with ballet, character studies, folk magic and (ir)reverent acapella.

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center. 517 East Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98122. 7pm. General Admission $15-$20. Students, Seniors, People with Disabilities $12.

Jan 20 English Innovations presents: Neighborhood Voices

Learn about the immigrant experience within the International District through this world premiere of mini-documentaries. This interactive celebration will be selecting four cycles of student films and all videos were created by students from the Chinese Information and Service Center. Please RSVP by contacting Jeff at (206) 624-5633 x4136 or emailing him at

Wing Luke Museum. 719 South King Street, Seattle, Washington 98104. 2-4pm. Free.

Jan 21 One Year Celebration with the CID Coalition

Celebrate with the Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition as they turn one! Join in on the fun and enjoy delicious food, good company, art and music. Reflect on the organization’s past accomplishments and what they plan to do in the future for the community.

InterIm CDA | Hirabayashi Place Donnie Chin Community Room. 442 South Main Street, Seattle, Washington 98104. 2-4pm. Free.

Jan 22 Meet a Muslim at Kedai Makan

Experience a new culture and learn about Islam while trying out Malaysian cuisine at Kedai Makan restaurant as a part of the Meet a Muslim event series. Moina Shaiq created this event series in response to the San Bernadino shootings in hopes of introducing Islam to those interested in learning more. The program begins at 7pm with tea and appetizers and she will share her story at 7:30pm.

Kedai Makan. 1802 Bellevue Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122. 7-9pm. $15.

Jan 23 “Giving Back” with Nikkita Oliver (NEXT STAGE Workshop Series)

Nikkita Oliver joins the Next Stage Workshop Series to discuss how artists can positively impact the community through art. She will be taking questions from the audience and will be addressing topics including art in the community and social justice. Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, mayoral candidate, and anti-racist organizer.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center. 4272 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98103. 6-8pm. Free.

Jan 24 Patrisse Khan-Cullors – When They Call You a Terrorist

Come together in conversation with C. Davida Ingram as she shares the emotional and powerful story of how the Black Lives Matter movement was born. Patrisse Khan-Cullors reflects on changing the culture that protest comes from the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. She is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles who co-founded Black Lives Matter.

Seattle First Baptist Church. 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122. 7-8:30pm. Free.