Juneteenth Week, tinyurl.com/yd2ub2v7
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County, FW Black Collective and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle have put together a week-long celebration of Juneteenth. The week will feature food, music, storytelling, performances and so much more. For those not in the Black community, you can celebrate Juneteenth week by donating and financially supporting an array of Black-owned businesses as well as organizations that support the Black community.
This is WAK - A Virtual Post-Colonial Karaoke Jam, 5 p.m., register at link, donations encouraged, tinyurl.com/ya9m7e2w
Have you ever had a pop medley stuck in your head for days? Even if it’s a song you can’t stand? WAK (Weird Allan Kaprow) harnesses the power of the pop jingle to show how ideas of culture, country and conquest are so deeply embedded in our collective society, even if we don’t like those ideas. This karaoke will feature a summer playlist of Black songwriters and performers. Registered participants will have the opportunity to sing pop songs rewritten to reflect post-colonial narratives that critique intergenerational wealth, museums, elections, gentrification and manifest destiny. The evening is hosted by Wa Na Wari, a center for Black art and culture in Seattle’s historically redlined Central District, and they are actively accepting donations to create a stronger community.
Doodle Therapy, 6–7:30 p.m., tickets at link, $25, tinyurl.com/y7mjxxgw
Doodle therapy, also known as art journaling, is fun and proven to reflect your thoughts and experiences. Whether you’re exploring new feelings, expressing gratitude or calming anxiety, an art journal is a wonderful outlet to work through emotions. This class, put on by Seattle’s emerging Spacecraft, will present journaling concepts and exercises to help you get started. All you need is a sketchbook or paper, a pen and ideally something to color with (paint, markers, crayons, colored pens, anything!). This isn’t about making high art — it’s about making what you want.
Fremont Solstice Parade Gone Virtual
1 p.m., Facebook Live, donations encouraged, tinyurl.com/yd564k2e
While this year is quite a bit different, one thing remains, the Fremont Solstice Parade will celebrate the longest day of the year in Seattle. The location will shift from Gas Works to streaming, yet the spirit of the day will persevere! The virtual parade will feature a compilation program of historical archives, ensemble performances, personal testimonies and new art submitted by the community. We can’t wait to see what this year’s parade holds. Keep the custom going!
Seattle Black Gay Pride
9 p.m., register at link, donations encouraged, tinyurl.com/ycqet8at
Calendar 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 June 10-16, 2020 issue.