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Your Weekend Plans: Movies, Plants, SNAP, Storytelling

In addition to the big 23rd & Union cleanup tomorrow, we’ve got a lot of other fun stuff on the community calendar this weekend.

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (CDNews sponsors) closes on Sunday. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • Friday 5:30pm at Central Cinema – Double Dutch Exhibition – See the Award winning NW Double Dutch team do their thing
  • Friday at 7:00pm at Central Cinema – Doubletime – Follows two jump rope teams at the championships at Harlem’s Apollo Theater
  • Saturday 10:30am at NWAAM – Tales From the Dark Side – “An insiders guide to the film makers’ game”
  • Saturday 1pm at Central Cinema – Burn – Documentary on the 1921 race riot in Tulsa OK
  • Saturday 3pm at Central Cinema – Adera 
  • Saturday 5pm at Central Cinema – Up from the Bottoms – Personal accounts of African AMericans migrating up to Michigan to work in the 1940s.
  • Saturday 7pm at Central Cinema – Soundtrack for a Revolution – Connects the story of the civil rights movement to the music that went along with it
  • Sunday 6pm at MOHAI – Still Bill – A special live tribute to Bill Withers

Plus more from the calendar:

  • The FREE plant exchange runs from 10am – 2pm in the parking lot at 20th & Union. Pick up and/or drop off plants for your garden. Plus knowledge too: “Gardening questions welcome, You might get answers.”
  • The latest exhibit on Ethiopian artists opens at NWAAM on Saturday.
  • A SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) class is being held at the Douglas-Truth Library from 10:30am – Noon. Learn how to be connected and ready during emergencies. 
  • Learn the story telling and craft traditions of traditional Ethiopian culture. 1pm – 3pm at NWAAM
  • Get an introduction to traditional Ethiopian dances from 2pm – 4pm, also at NWAAM

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