Weekend Guide: Free symphony concert at Langston Hughes PAC + Umoja Center car wash

As the days get longer and sleeves get shorter, weekend life in the CD is ramping up. Here’s a look at some events around the neighborhood. Did I miss anything? Add it in the comments. And remember, you can post information about your event to the CDNews events calendar. Just create an account and click “Post an Event.”

Free Seattle Symphony concert at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

Details, from the Seattle Symphony:

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2012, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Avenue South

WHO:Eric Garcia, conductor

Sophie Lee, violin

Seattle Symphony

WHY: As part of the Seattle Symphony’s ongoing commitment to make classical music accessible to the Puget Sound region, the Orchestra will perform a FREE community concert at Seattle’s newly-renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The night’s featured soloist is talented 8-year-old violinist Sophie Lee, a Mill Creek resident and student at the Coleman Violin Studio. Lee will perform Fritz Kreisler’s showpiece Praeludium and Allegro with the Seattle Symphony. The Orchestra will also perform Mozart’s lighthearted Divertimento, K. 136, Holst’s jaunty St. Paul’s Suite, and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 1, led by Assistant Conductor Eric Garcia.

A multimedia exhibit by Rosaleen Rhee, a Masters candidate in Museology at the University of Washington, will be on display at the concert. The traveling exhibit, Treemonisha: Celebrating African Americans in Classical Music, explores the living legacy and ongoing culture of African American musicians living in and around Seattle.


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Divertimento in F major, K. 136 [125a]

FRITZ KREISLER / arr. Bingiee Shiu – Praeludium and Allegro. Sophie Lee, violin

FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Sinfonia No. 1 in C major

GUSTAV HOLST – St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra

CD Free Spring Plant Exchange

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Where: Green Plate Special Garden, MLK & E Union
What: Share your seeds, plants and garden stuff. Come take what you like. You do not have to contribute in order to take something. Please bring veggie starts and seeds to share with each other, Green Plate Special and Alleycat Acres.

Car Wash Fundraiser for Umoja PEACE Center

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Where: Sea Suds Car Wash 1426 23rd Ave (@ Union St.) Seattle, WA
What: Spring Cleaning! Come give your car a bath and support the Umoja PEACE Center.

UmojaFest is partnering with Sea Suds Car Wash to raise funds for summer programs for youth in the CD.

About UmojaFest PEACE Center

The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a multi-purpose youth centered cultural facility in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District. The mission of the center is to inspire and empower youth through Positive Education, Art, Culture & Enterprise.

Free Launch Party for the Seattle Globalist

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Washington Hall
What: RSVP on Brown Paper Tickets

Join us Saturday April 28th to celebrate the launch of SeattleGlobalist.com! The Globalist is a blog celebrating the Seattle region’s international community and many connections to the rest of the world. We are having a launch party: Saturday, April 28th, from 6-10pm, at Seattle’s historic Washington Hall (153 14th Ave, between Spruce and Fir). The party is free–it’s not a fundraiser–we just want to have fun with all of you! Early in the evening, we will have a community dance workshop with the Seattle Fandango Project. Next, the wonderful journalist, community organizer, and Seattle Globalist Advisory Group member Naomi Ishisaka will give a brief talk. And then we’ll have a dance party, with music by the awesome Last Night’s Mix Tape. The evening will be emceed by Hidmo founder and OneAmerica Organizer Rahwa Habte, and MCDMstudent, journalist, DJ and youth media educator extraordinaire Jonathan Cunningham. We’ll have light snacks and a cash bar (all ages welcome – please bring ID if you want to have drinks!) with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines and Georgetown Brewery beer for just $3. We hope you can join us!

Immortal Dog Adoption Event

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Where: Immortal Dog (1712 S Jackson St)
What: Join us as we host another adoption event with Salty Dog Rescue. We have some amazing pups for this event. Here are a few that will join us looking for their forever homes:

– Papillon mix

– Boxer Mix

– 2 black lab mix

– Yellow lab mix

– Yorkshire Terrier

– Terrier mix

Please pass the event along to anyone who might be looking for their new best friend.

Check out immortaldogpetsupply.com to see how we just saved 11 dogs lives. 

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