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Reel Youth Film Camp

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave South, Seattle

Reel Youth offers hands-on and educational film programs for BIPOC youth from underserved neighborhoods in Central and Southeast Seattle. The film programs encourage, mentor, and teach students the fundamentals of storytelling through the medium of film. Courses offer one on one instruction, engaging group sessions, and hands-on training. Students learn to storyboard, write, produce, direct and act in their very own short films!

REEL BLACK: Sidney Poitier and the Legacy of Black Film

SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

Join Langston and SIFF in a 4 part series exploring the legacy of Sidney Poitier, culminating in a screening and panel of the new documentary Sidney at Langston. Screenings of In the Heat of the Night (September 6, 2022), The Slender Thread (October 4, 2022), and A Raisin in the Sun (November 1, 2022) will take place at SIFF theaters prior to the film talk at Langston on December 6, 2022.

$14

Butterfly in the Sky

SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

A delightfully nostalgic journey back to the groundbreaking television show “Reading Rainbow”, revisiting its nearly 25 years on the air, and the immense impact it had on its viewers and creators alike.

The Black & Tan Musical

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave South, Seattle

The Black and Tan Musical centers on the story of real-life Seattle Entrepreneur turned nightclub owner E. Russell "Noodles" Smith; Seattle’s ‘Black Godfather’ who shaped the Jackson Street jazz scene of the 1930's and 40’s. Known as a ladies man and gambler, Smith also owned a host of businesses, including two hotels; The Golden West and Coast hotel, where notable African American talent of the day lodged due to segregation in the pre-civil rights era, making Noodles one of the richest men in the Pacific Northwest. The second act centers on the reshaping of the Jackson Street corridor of the late 1960’s and the rise of a hippy Rock guitarists based on Seattle Native Jimi Hendrix.

Earshot Jazz Festival: The Holden Legacy

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave South, Seattle

Earshot and descendants of pianist/clarinetist Oscar Holden, bandmate of Jelly Roll Morton and “Patriarch of Seattle Jazz,” honor the musical heritage of Jackson Street and the Central District. His son, Dave Holden senior, another icon of Seattle jazz and blues, hopes to take the stage as will his daughter, soulful vocalist Darelle Holden.

The Amen Corner

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave South, Seattle

The Williams Project and LANGSTON present the first-ever Seattle production of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner, directed by Reggie D. White.

The Amen Corner has never had a professional production in Seattle. As a company dedicated to reimagining and expanding "American Classics," we're thrilled to bring this play, at last, to Seattle.