MONDAY, FEB 17 6PM
INAY'S (2503 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA)
Living in an rapidly-changing city like Seattle means carrying the fond memory of places that no longer exist, the stories made in them, and the stories shared through them.
For many artists, organizers, musicians, workers and families, Hidmo was such a place. In spite of the creeping curtain of gentrification edging closer with each year, from 2006-2010, a brilliant community ate, drank, sang, rapped, danced, talked and organized in a space open to anyone who didn't believe in margins and boundaries. We were sad to see it close, but thrilled with the possibilities that such a place inspired in many of us.
So here we are, three years later, witnessing the same people who once called Hidmo home continuing to make music and art, mobilizing for social justice, and surviving. Though the place we called Hidmo is gone, the idea of Hidmo still lives. This pop-up restaurant project was born out of the spirit of Hidmo, and many of the same people who you'd see there are among the people who have helped support Food & Sh*t. So when our good homie Rahwa brought up the idea of bringing Eritrean dishes to the menu, we thought, "HIDMO BACK!" Even if just for one night.
Nostalgia is often an excuse to avoid facing the future. For the graduating class of 20th & Jackson, it's always been about the future. This month's pop-up is a homecoming and a reminder that we create and recreate our homes wherever we are, whatever we do, and with whoever shares the same vision. And knowing that the greatest endeavors often starts when you have a room filled with good food, good music and good people.
HIDMO BACK! will be running two pop-up dinner services: one from 6-8pm which is open to the public ($25, limited to 50 seats) and a private 8pm dinner (invite only).
For menu and RSVP (for 6pm dinner) click the image or go here.