By the Numbers: Medgar Evers Pool
25-yard indoor pool
85 degrees—the pool’s temperature
1-meter diving board
15-yard teaching pool
2 family changing rooms
18+ years—the age you can go in the deep end without passing a swim test or wearing a life jacket
1 sauna on the premises
0 runaway lemurs have been spotted on the rope swing
The coaches at Cappy's Boxing Gym arm their students with ring-ready boxing skills and endless encouragement. Classes here focus on fortifying the foundations of boxing fitness—namely, conditioning, core strength, and fundamentals. Once they're ready, they might choose to throw some punches in a sparring course. An assortment of apparel and equipment, such as hand wraps, jump ropes, and tee-shirts ensures that everyone has what they need to succeed.
Glance at the upcoming features list at Central Cinema and you'll find a refreshing lineup of old favorites, cult classics, foreign films, and new indie features that Seattle moviegoers might not track down anywhere else. Who knows, you may even spot a live performer, who blends music and other art with projections onto the movie screen.
But that's not the only thing that's different about the theater. Each show only takes place after Central Cinema's signature dine-in service, which elevates the traditional concession stand to the level of a sit-down restaurant. During the pre-show feature (typically a short film or cartoon), servers make their way through the theater, where tables and menus sit in front of each audience member. After taking orders, they head to the kitchen just like Tom Hanks in Efficient Service, and then chefs cook everything from naan to braised short ribs to creme brulee.
Of course, Central Cinema still serves up movie favorites like popcorn—made organic with real butter—and entire plates filled with assorted candy, all of which they make in house. The homemade ethos also extends to drinks: bartenders mix up craft cocktails between pours of wine and beer.
In 2004, the Langston Hughes African American Film festival began as a simple weekend series. Nearly a decade later, the festival has expanded to feature more than 40 films over the course of nine days. When guests aren’t viewing feature-length movies or documentary shorts, they can attend workshops and interactive events, all focused on celebrating black filmmakers both up-and-coming and established.
Five Things to Know About PB Kitchen at Polish Home Association
Within the walls of Polish Home Association, a private club for Polish immigrants and Polish-Americans, hides PB Kitchen. There, using recipes directly from the motherland, chefs serve traditional Polish fare, which is available to the public select on days and times. Here are a few important points to keep in mind when you visit:
It’s cash only.
Pierogi are the specialty. The steamy little dumplings filled with meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms, or blueberries are what keep people coming back for more. Lindy West of The Stranger highly recommends the all-you-can-eat-pierogi days, “If you've never been” she says, “you should stop eating right now.”
Come as a crowd. Round up the family or gather some friends, there’s plenty of space and the hearty portions make for ideal communal-eating opportunities. If your group is 10 or more, make a reservation.
They have very specific hours. Throughout the year PB Kitchen is open to the public on Friday nights. Between October and May, Sunday lunch hours are added.
You need a membership to get in. If you’re not already a part of the Polish Home Association, you can get a temporary membership for just $1 in order to dine at PB Kitchen.