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"Signs of Vanishing Seattle" Book Launch! With special presentations by the editors. July 28, 2024, 4-6pm. Common Area Maintenance. FREE with RSVP here.

Collide-O-Scope & Vanishing Seattle: The Return! July 8 & 9, 2024, 8pm (doors 7pm). Here-After at the Crocodile. Info & July 8 tix here. July 9 tix here.

Scope Screenings. June 25, 2024, 6:30pm. SIFF Egyptian Cinema. Info and tix here.

[POSTPONED] Inspired By...Mirror Stage 10 Minute Play Festival. June 22, at 7:30pm and June 23, 2024 at 2pm. The Auditorium at UHeights. Info & tix here.


Vanishing Seattle in My Comedian Teacher. June 6th & 7th, 2024, 7:30pm. 18th & Union arts space. Info & tix here.

Vanishing Seattle Presents: VIVA VIDEO! May 25, 2024. 4:30pm. Grand Illusion Cinema. Free. Info & tix here.

Vanishing Seattle: The Beacon film premiere. May 25, 2024, 5:30pm. The Beacon Studio. FREE. Part of Massive Monkees Day 25th Anniversary.

Street Trees of Seattle: Documenting Our Changing City. Conversation with Taha Ebrahimi (Street Trees of Seattle), Vanishing Seattle, and Susanna Ryan (Seattle Walk Report) about their different methods of documenting a changing city. May 14, 2024, 6-8pm. MOHAI. Info & registration here.

Vanishing Seattle: Queer The Land at Seattle Black Film Festival. Washington Hall, April 28, 2024. Schedule & tix here.


Clockout Lounge presents: Joketellers Union. April 24, 2024, 8pm at Clockout Lounge. With Ahamefele J. Oluo. Produced by Emmett Montgomery & Brett Hamil. Tix & info here.

Vanishing Seattle: Queer The Land at Post Alley Film Festival. SIFF Film Center, March 30, 2024. Info here.

Let's Go Girls! An Homage to The Lusty Lady & Seattle's Favorite Third Places. Rob Roy. March 6, 2024.

Dinner at Pam's Kitchen Black History Month Celebration, February 21, 2024. In partnership with Intentionalist.

Real Change Vendor Week Celebration. Westlake Park, February 15, 2024.


WE WERE Here: Vanishing Seattle x Here-After Exhibit Opening & Film Screening. Here-After at The Crocodile. December 19, 2023. 7pm (doors 5pm). Tix here.

Eulogies for Place. Psychopomp Projects. Near True, Equinox Studios. November 4, 2023, 5:30pm.


Collide-O-Scope Halloween show at the Egyptian Theater (costume judge). October 31, 2023.

[SOLD OUT] Vanishing Seattle & Street Trees of Seattle: Lake View Cemetery Halloween Walk. Oct 22 & 29, 2023, 3pm. Tix here.

Poulsbo Film Festival: October 15, 2023: Sea Discovery Center. Tix here.

Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival: LOCAL HAUNTS program. September 23rd, 4pm. In-person and online (9/15-9/24). Tix & info here.

Vanishing Seattle Exhibit at RailSpur, a satellite event to the Seattle Art Fair. July 27-30th and August 3rd, 2023 (1st Thursday Art Walk, 5-9pm. FREE. 409 Occidental Ave S. In partnership with Forest For The Trees and ARTXIV. [EXTENDED to Saturdays & Sundays noon-6pm. Closing night: September 7th, 1st Thursday Art Walk - 5-9pm]

Vanishing Seattle Films presents: We Are Reckless. Official Selection at Oregon Documentary Film Festival - June 10, 2023, 6:30pm at 5th Ave Cinema. Tix here.

Vanishing Seattle films screening at Northwest Folklife Festival. SIFF Film Center. May 26-29, 2023.


SOLD OUT! Collide-O-Scope & Vanishing Seattle special collabo show: May 7 & 8, 2023, 8pm at Here-After. More info & tix here.

Building with Purpose: Black Architects and Community Agency. MOHAI in partnership with Black Heritage Society of WA. February 11, 2023, 11am-1pm at MOHAI. Register here.

Vanishing Seattle: Bush Garden screening in-flight on Alaska Airlines - through March 2023.

Vanishing Seattle film screening (Hardwick's & Scarecrow Video). May 15, 2022. Grand Illusion Cinema.

Vanishing Seattle film screening (Wa Na Wari & Bush Garden) at Northwest Folklife Festival. May 27 & 28, 2022.

Vanishing Seattle Film Fest @ Seattle Channel. In partnership with Cynthia Brothers and Martin Tran, Vanishing Seattle Film Fest features short films produced by independent filmmakers that document a few of Seattle's changing communities.

Seattle's Queen Bea of Neon: a virtual conversation with Brad Holden in partnership with Historic Seattle. "This one-hour program will explore the life and legacy of iconic neon sign designer Bea Haverfield, whose incredible body of work includes signs for Elephant Car Wash sign, Ivar’s Pier 54 restaurant, and Dick’s Drive-In. December 14, 2021 at 6pm.

The Stranger's SCOOP Film Festival. November 12-14 & 19-21, 2021 (online)

Boston Asian American Film Festival. October 21-31, 2021. (online). 

Tacoma Film Festival Screening and Filmmaker Q & A. October 9, 2021. The Grand Cinema.

Seattle Film Summit Opening Night: Vanishing Seattle Bush Garden film Screening & Panel. September 3, 2021.

Bacon Strip: In Memoriam drag showcase. May 22, 2021 @ 8pm (streaming through May 26th). Tix:

Asian Pacific Virtual Showcase. May 1-31, 2021

Community Voices: The Vanishing Seattle Edition. Two very special live episodes that examine the shifting demographics and cultures of Seattle. Includes original films co-produced by Converge Media & Vanishing Seattle, and special panelists.

March 18th, 2021: International District & U-District

March 25, 2021: Central District & Ballard

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Closing Night: Collective Memory, Community Spaces. March 14, 2021 


23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Fest: Opening Night: Vanishing Seattle Films (entire series premiere). Northwest Film Forum (online). September 18, 2020 at 7pm. Followed by Q&A with Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle, Karen Sakata of Bush Garden, Inye Wokoma of Wa Na Wari, & Bjorn Ruud of Scandinavian Specialties. Info/ticketing here.


Vanishing Seattle Films - Ballard: Scandi Specialties

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 @ 5:30pm. Virtual Screening & Discussion 

Co-hosted by the National Nordic Museum

Free. Registration required at Nordic Museum site (here)

Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival

Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 7pm. 

Vanishing Seattle Film screening: Capitol Hill (Work In Progress)

Vanishing Seattle Film Series Launch: Wa Na Wari

VS is excited to launch our series of short films that take a deeper dive into the stories of legacy, resistance, and resilience behind the #VanishingSeattle hashtag! We are premiering with a film about Wa Na Wari - a 5th-generation Black-owned home in the Central District that creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection.

Thursday, January 16, 2020. 7-9pm @ Wa Na Wari House

Film screening + art + food. Free & All-Ages.

Meetup & Fundraiser for Rat City Roller Derby

Thursday, June 13, 2019. 6-10pm @ Darrell's Tavern (Shoreline).

Silent auction, merch & more - help Rat City's search for a new home!

There Goes the Gayborhood Panel (co-sponsor)

Saturday, June 8, 2019. 10:30am @Seattle Public Library

Heart Bomb Bush Garden

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 5:30-8:30pm @ Bush Garden Restaurant. In partnership with Historic Seattle & The CID Coalition/#HumbowsNotHotels

Hello | Goodbye: Viaduct Arts Festival

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:30-6pm @ Viaduct & Battery Street Tunnel

Free Tix at:

Drag Bingo at the Bush! Hosted by Atasha Manila & CID Coalition, co-sponsored by Vanishing Seattle. Save Bush Garden! Thursday, December 6, 2018. 7pm @ Bush Garden


Seattle Art Museum REMIX (My Favorite Things Tour): Friday, November 9, 2018, 8pm-midnite @ SAM

Lessons From the Showbox: How to Proactively Protect the Places We Love. October 23, 2018, 6-8:30pm @ FOLIO: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St. Presented by Allied Arts of Seattle. Beer & Culture Panel with Vanishing Seattle, Historic Seattle, & Equinox Studios.

June Meetup & Fundraiser for Rat City Roller Derby: 6/13/2019, Darrell's Tavern

October Meetup: 10/11/2018, North City Lounge

1-Year-Anniversary Meetup! 7/26/2018, Orient Express/Andy's Diner

May Meetup: 5/3/2018, Old 5th Ave Tavern, Maple Leaf

March Meetup: 3/22/2018, J&M Cafe, Pioneer Square

February Meetup: 2/1/2018, Mike's Chili Parlor, Ballard

December Meetup: 12/7/2017, Lock & Keel, Ballard

October Meetup: 10/26/2017, 6pm, Jules Maes Saloon, Georgetown

September Meetup: 9/21/2017, 6pm, The Sloop Tavern, Ballard

Seattle Art Museum REMIX: March 30, 2018, 8pm-midnite

@ Seattle Art Museum

Includes Vanishing Seattle-themed creative activities & artmaking, and "eclectic performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM's collection and special exhibitions. Become part of Seattle’s creative community of artists, performers, and thinkers through this unique museum experience inspired by Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas. With music by DJ Riz."

"Carnal Knowledge"- November 18, 2017, 7pm @ Timbre Room

Presented in partnership with Seattle Public Library

A kaleidoscopic performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque with performances by Miss Kitty Baby, The Marquis Façade, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty and more!

DesignFest 2017 Block Party: "Did You Notice?", Sept. 9-10, 2017

Interactive installation in partnership with Miller Hayashi Architects at Occidental Park. Did You Notice? is a structure that conveys the design review process through a series of thresholds representing memory, public action and comment, and proposed development - and prompts passersby to engage and ‘densify’ the final threshold with opinions of how the public process can better serve the Seattle community. Feedback left at the site was then shared with City Council during their 9/11 meeting on Design Review modifications. More info here.

Vanishing Seattle Holiday Happy Hour Meetup

December 14, 2016

Bush Garden, International District

The Vanishing Seattle community had its first ever meetup December 2016 at the much loved Bush Garden, (which has been bought and occupied by developer Solterra). We got to hear from Bush Garden's owner & community activists about the history and importance of the Bush, how it and the larger Chinatown International District is being threatened by development and displacement, and how folks can support the Bush in its transition. You can read more about the rich history of Bush Garden here and here. If you're interested in staying updated and supporting the Bush, contact or go here.


Shelf Life Stories project also shared their storytelling & documentation work around the upcoming closing of the Red Apple/Promenade and the gentrification of the Central District. 

Plus, we did a giveaway of T-shirts from local small biz including Fantagraphics, Nate's Wings & Waffles, Georgetown Records, and The Streamline Tavern. And of course, Karaoke!!


Monthly Meetups (organized with @seattle_artifacts, @historicseattle, @seattlejunklove, @space24retro & more!)

Come hang with us at various historic Seattle watering holes!

Next Meetup: TBA

If you have a suggestion or are interested in partnering on a future event, give us a holler:

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