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This Week Only

Sat, Feb 27
African American Writers Alliance at the Elliott Bay Book Company
At this virtual gathering, the lineup of poets and authors of the Seattle African American Writers Alliance will come together for a group reading. Expect both upcoming writers and established ones like Margaret Barrie and Minnie Collins. 7pm, Free

Tue, Mar 2
Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection
Lindsay Gardner’s new book celebrates women, their stories, and their connection to food. In Why We Cook, Gardner shares personal essays, Q&A sessions, and recipes from women across the culinary world: restaurateurs, sommeliers, home cooks. 6pm, Free

Inside the Newsroom: Bias, Prejudice and Discrimination in Health Care
For this month’s edition of Inside the Newsroom, Crosscut looks at the biases and restrictions embedded in health care institutions. Jen Dev, who directed Crosscut’s Hidden Barriers series, will offer insight into the barriers in Washington. 4pm, Free

Thu, Mar 4
The Intersections of Jewish and Latin American Culture
Anthropologist, historian, and Columbia University professor Claudio Lomnitz traces his family's history and immigration in his book Nuestra America: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation. During this online presentation, Lomnitz will share stories from his grandparents' exile from Eastern Europe to his own childhood in Berkeley, California and Mexico City, while also examining the crossways of Jewish and Latin American culture. 7:30pm, $5

Be Loud Breakfast Fundraiser
The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s 32nd Be Loud Fundraiser is, like most events, virtual this year. Still, the morning’s online gathering will give community members the opportunity to learn more about the resource center and support survivors and their families. 11am


Ongoing Events

Feb 1–26
The Soul of Seattle
Edouardo Jordan’s annual celebration of Black excellence in Seattle returns virtually this year, with events such as chef demos, panels, special takeout meals, and a weekly silent auction. $30–$165

Feb 2–Mar 1 
Lil Woody’s Burger Month 
Four notable Seattle chefs grace the city with their own special recipes for this year’s burger month. Every week a different chef is featured at Lil Woody’s three locations—the month's rounding up with Monica Dimas of Little Neon Taco, who adorns her Neon Torta's house-made telera roll with pulled pork, cabbage cilantro slaw, and sauteed jalapenos.

A work from Revolutionary Royalty

Feb 5–26
Revolutionary Royalty
To celebrate Black History Month, the Julian Peña Gallery asked artist Soulma Ayer to curate the exhibit Revolutionary Royalty in which artists consider from past to present what it means to be Black in America. Ayer’s will have her own work on display too.

Feb 18–28
Children’s Film Festival Seattle
For its 16th year, Seattle’s Children’s Film Festival has selected the theme “Love and Light.” With four feature films and 16 short film programs, the festival aims to engage kids in learning empathy and understanding. $5 per program, $75–$125 for festival pass

Feb 18–Mar 7
Field to Table
Even Lumen Field is getting in on the city’s mania for outdoor dining. A new dinner series brings four-course meals by top-tier Seattle chefs (and some heaters) to the Seahawks’ turf. Each week brings a new lineup, including John Sundstrom, Liz Kenyon, and Trey Lamont. First up: Jason Wilson and Roy Breiman of Columbia Hospitality.

Feb 19–Mar 27
Puffy Jacket Pop-Up

Columbia Hospitality has coordinated a series of outdoor popups among its restaurants in Washington and on the Oregon coast. That could mean Dungeness rolls and rooftop s’mores at Ben Paris downtown, or cocktails and a seafood boil on Copperleaf’s expansive patio. A la carte menus run Fridays and Saturdays through March 27, at 12 locations that range from Kirkland to Everett to San Juan Island.

Feb 26–Mar 18
The Calidore Quartet
Emerald City Music is rolling out a virtual welcome for the Calidore String Quartet and the premier of their new album Babel. Before the album’s video performance debut on the 26th, the quartet will appear in an online discussion and a behind-the-scenes interview. Concert premiers online at 7pm, Free to $20

Mar 4–18
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Opening the 26th year of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival is the documentary, Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me. Following the showing, Mandel, a comedian and TV host, will appear on Zoom with director Barry Avrich to discuss the documentary. You can find a full lineup of the festival’s films and watch dates here. $15–$20 for single film tickets and $75–$180 for festival passes

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