April 20-May 13
Youth in Focus: Spring Core Classes
Check website for class times. $25 suggested donation, ages 13-19
Youth in Focus is committed to creativity and community through photography. The current three classes focus on stop motion, loneliness and photography, and storytelling through photography, and all you need is a smartphone camera. The classes are all pay-what-you-can and suitable for anyone who is age 13-19. If you know someone who fits the bill and is interested in photography or simply looking for a creative outlet, Youth in Focus classes are a wonderful resource.
Thursday, April 23
PCC Community Markets: Board Meet & Greet
4:30-5:30 p.m., RSVP mandatory, Zoom link provided
If you’re a member of PCC Community Markets, or would like to be, head to this link to RSVP to a meet and greet with the Board of Trustees and management team. Grocery stores and markets have become even more integral to our communities during these wild times, and we have a feeling it could be interesting to hear what this group has to say. Also, as an aside, if you’re headed to a PCC in the near future, pick up the Syrian Pomegranate Dip — it will change your life; feel free to let the Board of Trustees know that when you catch them on Zoom!
Friday, April 24
Fridays, 1-1:30 p.m., Facebook Live
Every Friday, Mocha James Herrup will host a show in real time on Facebook Live, talking all things cinema. It might be an understatement to say we’ve all been watching a lot of movies lately, so check out this show to keep your cinema know-how fresh. This week, Mocha James will be joined by a surprise guest from Translations: Transgender Film Festival. Three Dollar Cinema strengthens, connects and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media, and it’s an organization that makes Seattle cool, so be sure to support if you can!
Cooking Online: A Lentil Loaf!
5 p.m., register on Zoom at link
If there has ever been a time for dried legumes, this is definitely it. While some of you may be whipping up beans and lentils galore, it might be a bit more challenging for others of us. Amanda Strombom — the president of Vegetarians of Washington — will be hosting a few cooking classes on how to cook with lentils and beans. This Friday, a lentil loaf will be the star, so push your banana loaf (which truly has been getting way too much lockdown attention) aside and get ready to try something new. Cooking with dried goods doesn’t have to be daunting or intimidating! Get ready to have fun.
Jet City Improv
Varying dates, donations encouraged, Facebook Live
Jet City has been making Seattle laugh since 1992, and the enduring theater is working to keep up the laughter through all of this, too. You can catch their timeless and new improv shows on Facebook Live, dubbing over movies or answering Q&As in very unconventional ways. A little laugh never hurt anybody, so check out their schedule at the link above and get ready to chuckle.
Sofar Sounds: Online Listening Room
Every day, free
Good music will always be relevant. Even though we can’t make it out to live shows, we can support and come together over stellar live music. With Sofar Sounds, musicians from around the world perform daily, bringing amazing music from their place to ours. The Sofar online listening tool is a really cool way to learn about up-and-coming musicians and add something new to your routine — and it’s a fun date night idea! Sofar Sounds reminds us that things that brought us together before all of this can still bring us together during. Happy listening!
The Works: Seattle
Go to link for info; varying prices
The Works is a space that used to bring people together in a little studio to learn new skills. It was part summer camp, part informative and all very lovely. The bad news, which you already know, is that we can’t just head over now to their studio for a lesson on something awesome. The good news, however, is that you can head to the site linked above and choose between live classes or on-demand classes to take whenever the feeling arises! At this exact moment, you can learn how to pickle things, make mochi and even start a garden. It’s like a lockdown hobby heaven!
This is compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Apr. 15-21, 2020 issue.