Not to be missed in August

8-18 Tamale Making Classes Offered by El Centro de la Raza – Have you always wanted to learn how to make tamales? Now is your chance to learn from a master tamalera! To register for a Tamale Class, please visit Brown Paper Tickets at, call (206) 957-4611 or email The Saturday, August 18th class runs from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in El Centro’s kitchen (2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). Class fee:  $75 per class – includes recipe and one dozen tamales. Class fees support El Centro’s Senior Wellness Program and Senior Home Delivered Meal Program. Please register in advance.

Questions? Call (206) 957-4611 or email Space is limited – sign up now!

8-21 ROCKiT Family Free For All – at Garden House 2336 – 15th Ave. South. This is “a kid-friendly alternative to happy hour… a monthly social-time with music and arts for all families.” To learn more hit the link

8-24 Outdoor Cinema at Jefferson Park This is a free event sponsored by the Jefferson Advisory Council. Bring the family, a blanket, and weather appropriate clothing for this G-rated film from 1977. Screening starts at dusk (i.e., the movie will start when it is dark enough, hopefully by 9pm at the latest) and will be held in the north end of the park, likely the amphitheater area. There will be refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Teen Programs at Jefferson Community Center.  For more information contact Doreen Deaver at Jefferson Community Center (206) 684-7481.

8-26 Beacon Rocks! From 1-5pm on Roberto Maestas Festival Street, next to Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. This is the last one of this excellent summer music series, where you can skip, hop and dance to local/regional performers, eat yummy food from our neighborhood food vendors, and stop over for treats at The Station Coffee Cafe. Here’s the schedule (or click here to learn more):

1:00 Jean MannPicture
1:45 Mister K and the Rhythm Rockets Kids Show
2:30 Splinter Dance
2:45 Lushy
3:45 Splinter Dance
4:00 Tumbuka


Thumbs up for the Beacon Boogie!

We are happy to report that the Beacon Boogie, our first “beat walk” style neighborhood event, was a big success. Thanks to you, businesses along Beacon Ave. South and S. Hanford enjoyed some actual street life until a shockingly late hour, for Beacon Hill that is! Not to mention the fabulous dining, dancing, art viewing… What was your experience?

Seattle's ChoroLoco plays Quetzalcoatl Gallery

Many business owners, Seattle musicians, and neighborhood community members asked when to expect the next one… Come get involved in The Beacon Merchants Association and help us plan for 2012! Our next board meeting is Wednesday 9th, 9am at Baja Bistro, 2414 Beacon Ave. South.

P.S. Like us on Facebook! Soon we’ll be posting event pics shot by photographer Greg Sciborski.


More than food on our minds…

Has it been awhile since you’ve chosen Beacon Hill as your ‘dinner out’ destination? Did you know our very own El Quetzal serves up some of the best tacos pescados (fish tacos) in town? The current spotlight on Beacon Hill restaurants, like today’s Seattle Times Dining Out and the recent Seattle Met article, make the Beacon Hill Merchants Association want to celebrate!

Come out on Saturday, October 29th for dinner on the town. The Beacon Hill Merchants Association is sponsoring The Beacon Boogie: Five bands in five venues for five dollars. No charge for kids 12 and under. All venues on Beacon Ave. S. within a half block of S. Handford Street.

Start the evening with chef Jerry Corso’s delectable pizza and gypsy jazz with Trio Zazou at Bar del Corso from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Then from 7:00 to 10:00 pm four other venues will host a range of Cuban son, folk and jazz. SuperSones plays El Quetzal, and ChoroLoco will help kick off the Almendra Sandoval Photography Exhibition next door at Quetzalcoatl Gallery. Abe’s Cuts & Kicks will be open too – drop in for a quick hair cut – then stop in for Trio Á Propos‘ special style of jazz at Kusina Filipina. Top the evening off with a hot drink and the Greg Ruby Trio at Victrola Coffee Roasters.

Beacon Boogie Event Schedule



Put your Beacon Hill home business on the map!

Are you running a home business on Beacon Hill? Consider becoming a member of the Beacon Hill Merchants Association! We’ll include your information on the site- why not get linked up? Note: Currently no dues are required to be part of the BMA.

Come to our next board meeting next week (see details below), or drop us an email at

MEETING: Wednesday, November 9th! We’ll meet at 9 – 10:30 am at Baja Bistro, 2414 Beacon Ave. South, 98144.