All Access Fridays Featuring Julz Ilang-Bulan & Nic Masangkay
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

All Access Fridays Featuring Julz Ilang-Bulan & Nic Masangkay

 
 

Join us for the second installment of All Access Fridays featuring Julz Ilang-Bulan & Nic Masangkay. Those that identify as femme, non-binary, trans, and/or queer/LGB+ are highly encouraged to attend.

Julz Ilang-Bulan is a maker of sorts, weaving sounds, shapes, and colors into musical and visual stories. As a storyteller and kultural practitioner, Julz draws inspiration from their Ilokano ancestry and centers on healing, love, grief, diaspora, memory, transformation, and the ocean. Julz believes that storytelling is a sacred way to authentically witness and connect with one another.
https://www.facebook.com/julzilangbulan/

Nic Masangkay is a 25-year-old, multiply-marginalized poet, music producer, and singer-songwriter based in Seattle. With poetry Buzzfeed claims “will leave you speechless” and music the Seattle Times reports is "synth-pop with overlaid vocals in the style of Reggie Watts," Nic is incredibly grateful that anybody wants to listen to the art that they create to survive.
https://nicmasangkay.bandcamp.com/

All Access Fridays is a new pilot series of music workshops led by femme, non-binary, trans, and/or queer/LGB+ identifying teaching artists. Workshops will take place on select Fridays in Winter and Spring 2018 in the Totem Star studio at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. This series is free and open to all young people.

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All Access Fridays Featuring SassyBlack
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

All Access Fridays Featuring SassyBlack

 
 

Join us for the first installment of All Access Fridays featuring SassyBlack. Those that identify as femme, non-binary, trans, and/or queer/LGB+ are highly encouraged to attend.

SassyBlack is space-aged singer, songwriter, and producer. This Goddess of "electronic psychedelic soul" and "hologram funk" explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical and jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu, and Georgia Anne Muldrow. She has gained attention from Okayplayer, Afropunk, The Fader, and Pitchfork.

All Access Fridays is a new pilot series of music workshops led by femme, non-binary, trans, and/or queer/LGB+ identifying teaching artists. Workshops will take place on select Fridays in Winter and Spring 2018 in the Totem Star studio at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. This series is free and open to all young people.

http://sassyblack.bandcamp.com/

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

House Party 6 at The Station

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Young poets, get ready! Young musicians, get ready! Young lyricists, get ready! Totem Star will be hosting our House Party 6 open mic at The Station in Beacon Hill on Friday, February 9th from 7-9pm. We are excited to partner with The Station, one of our favorite coffee shops/community hangouts/safe spaces in Seattle.

As always, the event is all ages and is free to the general public thanks to partnerships with 4Culture, Arts Corps, the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, ArtsWA, the U.S. Bank Foundation, and the D'Addario Foundation.

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Magic Youth Arts Showcase

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Before winter break of every school year Totem Star hosts the Winter Magic youth arts showcase to highlight select artists who have been putting in work in The Studio or have performed at our House Party open mics.

This year’s event goes down on Friday December 1 from 6-8pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. As always, the event is all ages and is free to the general public thanks to partnerships with 4Culture, Arts Corps, the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, ArtsWA, the U.S. Bank Foundation, and the D'Addario Foundation .

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Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

The Story with Nikkita Oliver

Photo: Nate Gowdy

Photo: Nate Gowdy

The Story with Nikkita Oliver

Friday, October 20, 2017 // 3:30-5pm // Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Nikkita Oliver is an organizer, educator, teaching-artist, and attorney who has contributed to the vibrancy of our city through her art and advocacy. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, she earned her Master’s of Education and Juris Doctorate concurrently from the University of Washington. She has spent the years since serving Seattleites as a teacher and pro-bono lawyer. And as a singer and poet, she's rocked many a stage. Whether it's inspiring our young in the classroom, partnering with educators and other working people, or fighting against unjust policies that hurt our residents, Nikkita has made it her life’s work to ensure Seattle leads our nation with progressive policies and transformative structures. Join us on October 20, 2017 for The Story with Nikkita Oliver. As always, it's all ages and free to the general public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Note: We should mention that The Story was, is, and always will be a conversation between our special guests and youth attendees. Grown ups are more than welcome to attend but we ask that you participate by supporting youth voice and observing in silence.

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