They want a Revolution

By Alexandra Bush April 9, 2010


Little Dragon, a Swedish outfit with the kind of dreary-string infused soul-jazz thump you’d expect from a bunch of Nordiques, are coming to the Nectar Lounge‎ tonight. Singer Yukimi Nagano, who is the most gorgeous woman alive for the second year running, has a voice like a soul butterfly. Tonight at 9 pm at Nectar (412 N. 36th Street). Tickets are $12.


Local nonprofit Powerful Voices seeks to address the impact of violence on young women by doing programs in public schools and the juvenile justice system—and they want a revolution. GIRLvolution is the organization's first-ever youth led conference for  educators, juvenile justice employees, social workers,  community organizers, and young people.

Young women age 15-17 will present workshops on topics like teen dating violence, adult vs. youth power dynamics, and high school drop out rates.  They'll be accompanied by performances from girls in the Powerful Poets program.

Tomorrow 9am-3pm at Asian Counseling and Referral Services (3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way).  Adults $25, youth free.

The Weekend's Full All-Outdoor Calendar:

After weeks of cold and rain, it's supposed to be beautiful out tomorrow.  Celebrate by preparing the Burke-Gilman trail for long summer bike rides:  Green Seattle hosts a Burke-Gilman restoration project to clear invasive blackberries from the trail.  Tomorrow, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Meet at 5212 NE 60th St.

You know how when the days get longer and the sun comes out in Seattle, everybody in the city hits the streets, faces tilted toward the sky?  Street fairs like HONK! Fest West are the perfect venue to soak it all in—over 20 bands from the US and Canada will fill the Central District with music all day tomorrow.  Tomorrow, 10am-evening, Historic Washington Hall (153 14th Ave).  Free and open to the public.

In case two outdoor events aren't enough for you on a beautiful April weekend, check out the Crossing to Haiti 5K on Sunday, a run/walk to support Haitian relief efforts.  Go to watch, or it's still not too late to sign up.  Sunday at 11am, the waterfront at Magnuson Park (6500 Sand Point Way).
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