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!
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.
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 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 cultivates a vibrant jazz community to ensure the legacy and progression of the art form by engaging audiences, celebrating artists, and supporting arts education.
With his hard-swinging quartet, the guitarist Dan Wilson, most recent LetterOne Rising Star title winner, merges the legacies of the jazz-guitar greats with gospel, blues, hip-hop, and hard bop. Joining Wilson are David Throckmorton (drums), Brandon Rose (bass), and Glenn Zaleski (piano).
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.
Join us at the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute for an evening of music, poetry, dance, and storytelling in celebration of the 5th Avenue Theater’s production of The Wiz and Seattle’s resilient and reviving arts scene.