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Seattle, 98144 United States

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May 2015

Spirit of Pride Teen Pageant 2015

May 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Spirit of Pride Teen Pageant Sunday, May 3, 2015 Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Avenue S, Seattle 98122 Free to attend. An all-gender event. Categories: Day at School, Talent/Performance, Theme - Spirit of Pride Interested contestants please visit http://www.Facebook.com/SeattleParksCOD for application. Contestants under the age of 18 must complete an E-13 parental authorization form. Pageant open to contestants age 13 – 20. Deadline to enter the pageant is end of day Sunday, April…

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December 2015

WE ARE ONE: A FREE CONCERT FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

December 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

A free concert to lift your spirit in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2015, featuring performances by: Message from Guinea Zambuko Marimba Ensemble Kaze Daiko Temple Beth AM Choir Minister Sam L. Townsend & the Imani Fellowship Choir Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research and Fred Hutch. Produced by the Multicultural HIV/Hepatitis Action Network (MHHAN) in partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. MHHAN is a network of community-based organizations and concerned community members working…

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October 2016

Power: from the Mouths of the Occupied

October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - October 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

As part of a national effort to end State violence, Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied will feature the stories of Black community members who have been targeted by law enforcement and denied basic human rights in a collaborative performance that amplifies experiences that are typically unseen and unheard. This is the first time the Seattle community will participate in Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors' national production. Seattle participants will tell their stories to help transform our community…

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February 2017

Cultural Xpressions

February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

This is a weekend produced by Sundiata African American Cultural Association, the same group that brings you Festival Sundiata. We felt that the community deserved this great event during Black History Month. We proudly present Cultural Xpressions, a cultural event you don't want to miss. Check the schedule on the flyer there is too much to list here. It's free to the public, space permitting, Once the tickets are gone they are gone. They will be available at Langston Hughes…

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Show the Love Launch Party & INTIMAN 2017 Season Announcement

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Join Intiman as we announce our 2017 programming and kick off our big, bold #SHOWTHELOVE Campaign! We’re showing the #love to our powerful community of collaborators and mischief makers - and we’re doing it with champagne and bold local talent like 2017 Co-Curator, Solo Performer, Activist, and magic-maker Sara Porkalob amongst others. #<3 Find out more about the campaign: http://www.showthelove.rallybound.org Join us at at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institutefor free drinks, outstanding performances, and other fun surprises. Tickets: $20 (FREE…

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March 2017

Genre Bender 2017

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 5, 2017

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Genre Bender is an original event produced by City Arts that pairs up 10 Seattle artists of diverse disciplines, talents and voices, and commissions them to create original and unique collaborations. This year’s sixth iteration of Genre Bender will feature the following artist pairs: - Choreographer/Thunderpussy frontwoman Molly Sides + street artist No Touching Ground - Rapper/storyteller Yirim Seck + filmmaker/conceptual artist DK Pan - Visual artist/designer Mary Anne Carter + dancer/choreographer Dani Tirrell - Folk/blues musician Ben Hunter +…

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Genre Bender 2017

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Genre Bender is an original event produced by City Arts that pairs up 10 Seattle artists of diverse disciplines, talents and voices, and commissions them to create original and unique collaborations. This year’s sixth iteration of Genre Bender will feature the following artist pairs: - Choreographer/Thunderpussy frontwoman Molly Sides + street artist No Touching Ground - Rapper/storyteller Yirim Seck + filmmaker/conceptual artist DK Pan - Visual artist/designer Mary Anne Carter + dancer/choreographer Dani Tirrell - Folk/blues musician Ben Hunter +…

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October 2017

An Evening with G. Willow Wilson

October 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

G. Willow Wilson lies at the center of multiple fault lines of American identity. Originally a self-described “upper-middle-class American White girl with bland politics and polite beliefs,” she converted to Islam while in college, worked as a journalist in Mubarak’s Egypt, and now writes the hugely successful comic series Ms. Marvel. Featuring a Pakistani-American teenage girl from Jersey City named Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel became a surprise hit, winning a Hugo Award and becoming one of the few comics in…

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December 2017

The Every 28 Hours Plays (Seattle)

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

The Every 28 Hours Plays (Seattle) A Play reading and celebration to activate, cultivate, and shape the community around the injustices against Black people. The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national collaboration inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. The title focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard. The collection of 80 one minute plays about this historic time were…

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February 2018

Back to the Block: A Theater and Jazz Experience

February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Back to the Block: A Theater and Jazz Experience Saturday, February 24, 2018 7 – 8:30 pm http://mohai.org/event/back-to-the-block-a-theater-and-jazz-experience/ This program takes place at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Experience the richness of Seattle jazz in this immersive performance of live music and monologues. Local artists engage with Central Area history, as recorded by photographer Al Smith in Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith. Join them to celebrate the legacy of jazz in the city from past…

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March 2018

Cinema Dissection: Bamboozled

March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Are you ready for one intense Cinema Dissection? Join our class in discussing Spike Lee's BAMBOOZLED. Let's engage with his controversial commentary on the historical and modern implications of minstrelsy. We will examine the film scene-by-scene with filmmaker and scholar Sharon Williams, along with audience observations. In 2000, Bamboozled hit like a bolt of lightning. Spike Lee's provocative portrait of a black TV creative producer who decides to commit career suicide by proposing the most offensive show he can imagine,…

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June 2018

Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist

June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until June 23, 2018

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist A Multi-Media Solo Performance by Chad Goller-Sojourner In Partnership with Langston, Gay City & 4- Culture June 21, 22 & 23, 2018 PRIDE WEEKEND Set in NYC during the height of the AIDS Crisis, Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist, is a Multimedia Solo Performance, that explores the paradoxical and precarious relationship between fighting AIDS while simultaneously engaging in multiple self-harming behaviors. Despite being on the…

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October 2018

Madison McFerrin / SassyBlack

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States

Co-presented with Langston. $20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military. Two arresting singer/songwriter/producers: New Yorker Madison McFerrin deploys “wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata” (New York Times), while Seattle’s SassyBlack conjures up “electronic psychedelic soul” and “hologram funk.” https://www.facebook.com/events/523370601435666/

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November 2018

Transgender Day Of Resistance and Remembrance 2018

November 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Trans Day of Resistance and Remembrance “Mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living!” Trans Day of Resistance and Remembrance “Mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living!” In light of the most recent waves of attacks on trans people, there is a growing urgency within the queer and trans community, as well as the wider left, to develop a strategy to fight back against these vicious attacks. PFLAG, UAW 4121, Seattle Democratic Socialists of America,…

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May 2019

Theater: FagGod

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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FagGod is a new, evolving work-in-progress created by Dani Tirrell, Naa Akua, and Anastasia Renee. In a non-linear focus, this work explores the beginning of the AIDS epidemic that began in 1981. FagGod is a guided thought that uses dance and storytelling as a meditation on the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS. We honor those that have passed, that did not receive the love and respect they deserved. Were the places of safety also places of death? Who and…

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September 2019

Randy Ford + CD Forum present Queen Street

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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QUEEN STREET is a physicalized experience through the lens of queer, trans, non binary, and gender nonconforming people of color. This full length evening dance show highlights the importance of centering intersectionality by giving audiences a peek inside the physical, mental, and spiritual transitions of its performers. Randy Ford (Au Collective, Black Bois) creator and performer, uses dance, theater, photography, video, and song to show how evolution doesn't just happen once but we are in an ever evolving state. The…

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October 2019

Horror Noire Screening with Tananarive Due

October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Presented by Langston Seattle and hosted by Seattle's Horror Hostess, Isabella L. Price, this screening will explore the depiction of black people throughout the history of horror films. From the black painted racist monsters of Birth of a Nation to the social justice smash hit, Get Out, the roles of black characters is varied and barely explored. The documentary, a first and only of its kind, delves deep into the lore and impact of horror on society. Renowned writer and…

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December 2019

The Wondaland BALL

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Alice in Wonderland is a childhood classic and introduced us to whimsical, twisted, magical realms. WONDALAND is to Alice in Wonderland as The WIZ is to the The Wizard of OZ. We are putting our twist on Alice’s playground and making it richer, extra melanated, queerer, and sexier. THE WONDALAND BALL calls for us to recreate this fantasy in OUR style. CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS: 1. LIP SYNC PERFORMANCE: You have just awakened in WONDALAND and not sure how you arrived. You’ve…

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January 2020

Showing Out: Black Choreographers (part 2)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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SHOWING OUT: CONTEMPORARY BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS (Part 2) A mentorship and performance event curated by Dani Tirrell. SHOWING OUT supports the creation and development of work created by Black Choreographers from around the Pacific Northwest -- perfectly aligned with CD Forum's mission to support distinctive Black artistic voices. This follow up to Showing Out Part 1 (Nov 2019), during which artists received audience feedback, showcases new and re-imagined iterations of their work. Some adult content and language. Recommended for ages 12…

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February 2020

Special Sunday Dinner (On Sat): Black Bois Cast

February 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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A SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER (on Saturday) + The Living Room (hosted by Dani Tirrell, Randy Ford and J Mase III), with featured guests, the cast of BLACK BOIS, following their Feb 14th performance at The Moore Theatre, Seattle. Each month we are bringing the community together for food and conversation, as we celebrate some of the most inspirational Black folx in Arts and Culture. We will enjoy food catered by some of Seattle's most sought after and talented Black chefs.…

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Black Bois After Party

February 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Join the cast of Black Bois as we celebrate this groundbreaking work. We are ready to party with our community. As we do with Black Bois come looking fly AF! And also come dressed to sweat and break it down. With DJ Essex and DJ Onesies (Markeith Wiley). Dessert Bar and Cash Bar Cost: $10.00 at the door, with cash or card. Or, attend the Special Sunday Dinner (On Sat): Black Bois Cast before hand, and admission to the After…

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