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

By Lalaine Ignao
February 1, 2018

Feb 2 ROOT PIE DAY (Eat Your Roots) Returns

Relive a Belltown Cafe tradition that was done from 1978 to 1982, also known as a Groundhog Day Root Pie tradition. Pick up your free root pie pass for this one-of-a-kind experience and have access to ten of the finest root pie recipes in Belltown. Celebrate Groundhog Day and try an assortment of root pie recipes filled with below-ground vegetables including rutabaga, parsnips, beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and garlic for all to enjoy.

Bell Street Park. Seattle, Washington 98121. 4-6pm.

Feb 3 Full Tilt’s Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Pajama Party!

Celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Full Tilt Ice Cream this upcoming Saturday! The  White Center, Ballard, and the new Capitol Hill locations will open at 8:00 AM until they run out of flavors. The case will be stocked with breakfast themed flavors and waffles a la mode will be served. Customers are encouraged to dress up in their best pajamas and will be entered to win one of the Full Tilt Ice Cream Prize packages. Morning beverage such as orange juice, milk, coffee, cold brew, and Mimosas (21+) will be available as well as popular cereals for ice cream toppings.

Full Tilt Ballard. 5453 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107. 8am-1pm.

Feb 3 Civic Saturday at Hillman City Collaboratory

Experience a civic analogue to church, also known as a gathering of friends and strangers in a common space to nurture their spirituality. This event is not of a specific religion but rather of American civic religion, practicing the right of liberty, equality and self-government. Eric Liu will lead a sermon and participants will listen to poetry, songs, civic scripture and then gather into Civic Circles to share thoughts and ideas. Please email if you would like to be an event volunteer or to request ASL interpretation services.

Hillman City Collaboratory. 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98118. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free, donations accepted.

Feb 3-4 Winter Warehouse Sale

Participate in the fourth annual Winter Warehouse Sale, featuring markdowns and discounts from a city-wide assortment of local shops and designers. Some of the vendors you can expect to see includes Callus, Division Road, Glasswing Shop and Likelihood. Enjoy coffee and treats from Shovel & Stone at this two-day shopping event.

Callus. 323 1st Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98104. 11am-6pm.

Feb 6 Opening reception for C. Davida Ingram: A Book With No Pages

Support the opening reception for “A Book with No Pages,” an exhibition of work by C. Davida Ingram. As the 2018 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Ingram’s work focuses on venerating pioneering Seattle black artists including Jacob Lawrence, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, James Washington, and Barbara Earl Thomas to create dialogues around black radical imagination and deeper dreaming of solidarity in the Trump era. Ingram is an award-winning artist whose primary muses revolve around race, gender, and social relationships.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery. 1915 NE Chelan Ln, Seattle, Washington 98105. 5-9pm.

Feb 7 A Central Vision – Film Showing and Discussion

30-minute documentary film, A Central Vision, takes a look at the history of the Central Area. Current plans and policies for the neighborhood will be addressed in the rapid growth and change in Central Area, as well as the future stake of long-time residents. After the film, participate in a panel discussion to have your questions and concerns be heard.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144. 6-8pm.