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May 2016

African American Film Series: Eve’s Bayou

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Seattle Public Library,
Central Library, 1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

A young girl learns some difficult lessons about truth, love, and fidelity in this critically-acclaimed Southern gothic drama. Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett) is a ten-year-old girl whose father Louis (Samuel L. Jackson) is a successful and well-liked doctor in an African-American community in Louisiana....Eve's Bayou was the first project as writer-director for actress Kasi Lemmons; leading man Samuel L. Jackson also co-produced. Rated R Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the…

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Screening of Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla (Director in attendance!)

May 5 @ 6:30 pm
Shoreline Community College- International,
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133 United States

Join us for the screening of the movie Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla on May 5th at 6:30pm @ Shoreline Community College. Get to know the real Importance of this date and what is celebrated through this wonderful production. Q&A after the movie with Director Rafa Lara, followed by a small reception. About the movie: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one…

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Black Laughs Matter

May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway,
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States

Seattle Central's College Activities Board welcomes Comedian Anthony Robinson for a night of laughs and fun. Host & opening act: Cyprus Richardson

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$12 - $16

A Hand of Talons

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 21, 2016,
and An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Apr 29, 2016
Theatre Off Jackson,
409 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at 8 pm Sun May 15 at 2 p WHERE: Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S. Seattle PRICE: $15 Advanced General, $12 Student/Senior/TPS in Advance $18 General at the door, $15 Student/Senior/TPS at the door $12 for all on…

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RAP ON RACE May 5-22

May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Leo K Theater,
155 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States

In 1970, these two towering personalities of American intelligentsia sat together and recorded a conversation about the defining subject of the American experience: race. Mead, 68 years old, white and liberal, was the most famous anthropologist of the 20th Century. Baldwin, 46, black, living in exile in France, was one of the most prominent novelists. The two had never met before. Their conversation, carried out in three long sessions over two long days, was tape recorded, transcribed, and published as…

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Responding to Putin’s Russia

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP,
1201 3rd Ave, Ste 2200
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Is Putin's Russia a threat to the United States? And is current U.S. policy towards Russia effective in defending U.S. interests? From Ukraine to Syria, Russia and the United States are at odds, tensions are rising, and experts and policymakers debate what to do about Russia while Russia seems to do what it wants. On May 6, join the World Affairs Council and the Jackson Foundation for a discussion with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for…

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