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
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 @ 6pm. National Nordic Museum (subject to change).
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)
Monthly Meetups (organized with @seattle_artifacts, @historicseattle, @seattlejunklove, @space24retro & more!)
Come hang with us at various historic Seattle watering holes!
Next Meetup: TBA
Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 7pm.
Vanishing Seattle Film screening: Capitol Hill (Work In Progress)
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.
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)
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!!
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