Langston Hughes
Performing Arts Institute
 

2014 SEASON

Pre-Teen and Teen Academy Summer Play

Summer
LHPAI Annual Fall Play

De Cajon Afro Peruvian Celebration

December 12 – 14
Jazz @ LHPAI

Quarterly
Black History Month

February
Langston Hughes African American
Film Festival

April 26 – May 4
Seattle Harlem Renaissance Fundraiser GALA

June
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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

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104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 United States
206-684-4757

Upcoming Events

October 2014
Free

Freshest Roots “Expresso” Open Mic

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014

Details Freshest Roots “Expresso” is held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle. Please come share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!   Tickets FREE

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$12

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Alejandrito y el Cuco” (Alex and the Boogie Man) & “Eliza Lynch: reina de Paraguay” (Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay)

October 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

DOUBLE FEATURE “Alejandrito y el Cuco” (Alex and the Boogie Man) Cuba · 2014 · Color · 15′US Premiere Director:  Alex Medina Short film, Drama, Comedy Rated: G Cast: Carlos Manuel Banzo, Ysmersy Salomón, Jorge Molina Alejandrito is a 9 years old full of imagination, he loves old horror movies, costumes, monster makeup and anything related to. As every kid this age, he’s also attracted to adult magazines that he shares with closer friends. One day the teacher catch Alejandrito…

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$7

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Blanco”

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm

“Blanco” Dominican Republic · 2014 · Color · 70′ Director: Melvin Duran Documentary, Biography Rated: G Spanish w/ English subtitles Blanco portrays the lives of six albinos in Constanza, a small rural mountain community of the Dominican Republic, where albinos are commonly referred to as “blondies” or “Americans.” Without any real information or knowledge about albinism, they struggle to live normal lives, despite enduring physical sufferings like severe sunburns and progressive blindness. Perhaps most challenging of all is coming-of-age in a…

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$12

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “El Elvis chileno” (The Chilean Elvis) & “Las analfabetas”

October 5 @ 2:20 pm - 3:45 pm

DOUBLE FEATURE “El Elvis chileno” (The Chilean Elvis) Chile · 2013 · Color · 11′ Director: Marcelo Kiwi Documentary, Biographical Rated: G Spanish w/ English subtitles Marcelo Rossi, 78 years old, lives alone in Valparaíso, Chile. Known as “The Chilean Elvis”, he wanders the streets acting as if he were the King of Rock n’ Roll himself. This is the story of a man who borrows the identity of an icon, which allows him to escape the rather depressing reality…

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$12

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Lienzo de la tierra” (Canvas of the earth) & “Mateo”

October 5 @ 3:50 pm - 5:30 pm

DOUBLE FEATURE “Lienzo de la tierra” (Canvas of the Earth) Colombia · 2014 · Color · 15′ Director: Raul Gutierrez and Maria Fernanda Silvestre Pico Documentary, Art Rated: G Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles Canvas of the Earth is a 500-year-old tradition that refuses to disappear, but preserve itself and endures. It is a part of the identity of the people of Santander, Colombia; it represents them and makes them unique among the many other cultures that comprise Colombia.  —…

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$8

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Alfonsia”

October 5 @ 5:10 pm - 6:25 pm

“Alfonsia” Switzerland, Argentina · 2013 · Color · 75′ Director: Christoph Kühn Documentary, Biographical, Literature, Art Rated: G Spanish w/ English subtitles Cast: Bendita Berlin, Tania Diaz, Maria Marta Guilart, Mary Storni Alfonsina Storni (1892–1938) is an Argentine legend. In “Alfonsina and the sea,” the song from the 1960s still sung everywhere even today, inspired Alfonsina as the heroine who, with divine consent, plunged into Atlantic and drowned. The creation of legends surrounding Alfonsina – a dauntless feminist who broke…

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Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Luna vieja” (Old Moon) & “Seré asesinado” (I Will Be Murdered)

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:05 pm

  DOUBLE FEATURE “Luna vieja” (Old Moon) Puerto Rico · 2013 · Color · 12′ Director: Raisa Bonnet Drama Rated: PG-13 Spanish w/ English subtitles Cast: Maria Velazquez, Julio Ramos, Laura Cristina Cardona Elsa lives deep in the mountains of the Caribbean island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Her husband has just died and her son-in-law and granddaughter arrive to take their leave of him. Elsa observes with concern the relationship between the two. Only her face gives away her unease…

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$12

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Cigano” (Gitano/Gypsy) & “La Bataille de Solférino” (Age of Panic)

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  DOUBLE FEATURE “Cigano” (Gitano/Gypsy) Portugal · 2013 · Color · 18′ Director: David Bonneville Short-film, Drama Rated: G Portuguese w/ English subtitles Cast: Jaime Freitas, Tiago Aldeia, Manuel Camoesas Sebastian, a wealthy young man, discovers he has a flat tire and ends up accepting help from a Gypsy passer-by. In return, Sebastian will have to give the gypsy a ride home. However, they won’t reach their expected destination. — “La Bataille de Solférino” (Age of Panic) France · 2013…

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$8

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Multitudes” (Crowds)

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:05 pm

  “Multitudes” (Crowds) Uruguay · 2013 · Color · 65′ Director: Monica Talamas, Emiliano Mazza De Luca Documentary, Adventure, Biography Rated: PG Spanish w/ English subtitles Crowds records popular events in Uruguay where thousands of people spontaneously gather, called by faith, passion, and the overflow of the senses or their collective unconscious. What happens when we set aside our individuality to act collectively? This documentary observes the passions that draw thousands of people close in order to join in a…

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$10

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Pense que iba a haber fiesta” (I Thought It Was a Party)

October 10 @ 8:20 pm - 9:45 pm

  “Pense que iba a haber fiesta” (I Thought It Was a Party)  Argentina, Spain · 2014 · Color · 84′ Director: Victoria Galardio Drama Rated: PG-13 Spanish w/ English subtitles Cast: Elena Anaya, Valeria Bertucelli, Fernán Miras, Esteban Bigliardi, Esteban Lamothe, Abigail For how long is the ex-partner of a friend untouchable? Lucía has been separated from Ricki. For 4 years. She invites her best friend Ana to stay and care for the house and enjoy summer by the pool while she takes a…

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$10

Seattle Latino Film Festival: “Los Ángeles“

October 11 @ 2:35 pm - 5:10 pm

  “Los Ángeles” Germany, México · 2014 · Color · 97′ Director: Damian John Harper Drama, Violence, Immigration Rated: PG-13 Zapotec & Spanish w/ English subtitles Cast: Mateo Bautista, Marco Rodriguez, Lidia Garcia Mateo lives in a rural community in southern Mexico with his mother and younger brother. His father moved to Los Angeles supposedly to better provide for the family but hasn’t been heard from in a while. Mateo, now 17, is expected to migrate to Los Angeles so…

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$9

Seattle Latino Film Festival: SPECIAL SECRET SNEAK PREVIEW!

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:25 pm

USA · 2014 · Color · 85′ Director: Evan Wolf Buxbaum Comedy, Drama, Immigration Rated: PG Cast: Tate Donovan, Rachael Harris, Ana de la Reguera, India Ennenga, Miguel Sandoval, and Stephen Lang A disgruntled ethics professor lands on a catastrophic run across the Mexican border with his teenage daughter in tow – and four immigrants in the trunk. PURCHASE TICKETS

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$25

Seattle Latino Film Festival: Closing Night Awards / “Las vacas con gafas” (Cows Wearing Glasses)

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm

  “Las vacas con gafas” (Cows Wearing Glasses) Puerto Rico · 2014 · Color · 93′ Director:  Alex Santiago Perez Drama PG Spanish w/ English subtitles Cast: Daniel Lugo, Christina Soler, Alfonsina Molinary, Jaime Bello Cows Wearing Glasses is a film about the emotional awakening of a man who is nearing the end of his days. Marso, a solitary and eccentric painter and art professor, has a disease that will make him lose his sight at any time and that…

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$30

To an Extraordinary Future Fundraiser: Arts-based Education for Seattle Youth

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Extraordinary Futures (EF) is the youth development non-profit founded by Seattle’s own Massive Monkees world-champion break-dance crew. “To an Extraordinary Future” is a fundraiser that will feature local dance groups, musicians, spoken word artists and community leaders. Come support Seattle’s dancers, educators and community organizers for a night of great entertainment, food and community building!

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Free

Let’s Do It Again: Celebrating The Mahogany Project’s Nine Years of Excellence

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re doing it again! The Mahogany Project is celebrating nine years as a platform for Black voices by inviting back artists that we’ve had the opportunity to present. During this night of celebration we will feature poets, authors, playwrights, dance, a musical performance and solo performance. Featured artists include Leroy Mack III, Deatra Harris, Merri Ann Osbourne, Lois Mackey, Umeme, Eva Walker, Sandra Boas-DuPree, Rick DuPree, Sharon Nyree Williams and many more.

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November 2014
Free

Freshest Roots “Expresso” Open Mic

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014

Details Freshest Roots “Expresso” is held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle. Please come share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!   Tickets FREE

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December 2014
Free

Freshest Roots “Expresso” Open Mic

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014

Details Freshest Roots “Expresso” is held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle. Please come share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!   Tickets FREE

Find out more »
January 2015

2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

January 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

January 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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February 2015

2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

February 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

February 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

February 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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2015 Winter Performing Arts Academy

February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until February 28, 2015
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