Filed under: Music | Tags: Absolute Monarchs, brad, Fly Moon Royalty, KEXP, Music, seattle center
KEXP 90.3FM and the Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural, a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer’s sultriest weekends. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four free admission all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene. Concerts at the Mural are a Seattle music tradition, with local artists from across all genres performing at this year’s series, including Fresh Espresso (8/24), Absolute Monarchs (8/17), Brad (8/10), Fly Moon Royalty (8/3), and many, many more. Come early to get your seats, enjoy the beer/wine garden and visit our sponsor booths.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Motion Picture Competetiveness Program, seattle center, siff, SIFF Film Center, washington filmworks
Join other film enthusiasts for the 6th Annual Washington Filmworks’ Annual Industry Update, TONIGHT at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle Center. The event will bring together other film industry professionals to talk in detail about how you can help renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program during the upcoming legislative session.
Filed under: Interactive, Miscellaneous, Music | Tags: Career Fair, seattle center, Seattle Public Schools, See it. be it: Explore Your Future Career
See It. Be It: Explore Your Future Career is a unique opportunity for curious students in Seattle Public Schools to connect with a variety of professionals from a range of industries. The event is aimed at middle and high school students interested in exploring different career opportunities. Speakers range from members of the music and interactive industry, to sustainable construction managers. The big day is Saturday, November 19th, at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms from 10am to 2pm, and will feature 50 speakers, lunch and prizes. For more information, including available transportation, contact Marilena at email@example.com.
Filed under: Film, Miscellaneous, Music | Tags: free, health care, seattle center, seminar, The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund
Dan Kitowski, Director of Health Services for The Actors Fund, will be presenting a free seminar on health care for artists at Theatre4 in the Seattle Center House next week on Wednesday, July 20. The workshop will focus on health care and health insurance options in Washington, as well as understanding how the new health care reform law affects artists of all mediums now and in the future. Other topics covered include government-subsidized health care programs and options for those without insurance coverage. The workshop takes place from 7- 8:30 PM and is free to everyone in the performing arts and entertainment industry. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to ‘insure’ a spot.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Film, seattle center, siff, SIFF Film Center, theater
SIFF recently announced its official move from South Lake Union to the brand new SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center. The new location inhabits what used to be the Northwest rooms at Seattle Center, situated at the corner of Republican and Warren Avenue North. In addition to housing the administrative arm of SIFF, the SIFF Film Center also has 100-seat theater showing year-round film programming, a venue for lectures and education programs, a classroom, and a reference library for archival materials.
Filed under: Film, Music | Tags: arts, committee, seattle center, teen tix, teens
Do you want to promote all-ages arts and get school credit at the same time? Teen Tix, an program that gives teens ticket discounts at 38 different arts organizations, is looking for some bright young minds to join its steering committee. You can be involved in creating content for the Teen Tix website and blog, meet leaders of various arts organizations, assist with innovative marketing techniques targeting youth in the arts, choose the winners of the annual Teeny Awards, and–of course–see lots of shows. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the local arts scene whether you are a dance, film, music, or theater aficionado. To be considered for the steering committee, an adult (who is not your parent) or fellow teen must nominate you by contacting email@example.com.
Filed under: Digital Media, Film, Music | Tags: 1962, art, call for artists, culture, design, seattle center, the next fifty, World's Fair
The Next Fifty
Next year, the Seattle Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The iconic public space made its debut during 1962 World’s Fair, drawing attention for the futuristic-looking Science Center and Monorail. Seattle Center is gearing up for seven months of anniversary-centric programming called The Next Fifty. Beginning in April 2012, each month will be dedicated to a different focus, ranging from science and technology to global health to commerce and the innovation economy. The theme of art, culture and design will last from April to October and include a wide spectrum of temporary art displays. The Next Fifty will award a total of $500,000 ($75,000 set aside for youth artists 24 years old and younter) to artists whose vision matches the criteria of the art, culture and design committee. Projects can be from a variety of mediums, from screenings to concerts to multi-disciplinary events. The deadline to apply is July 22.
Filed under: Music | Tags: culture, Memorial Day Weekend, Music, northwest folklife, seattle center
Hopefully the rain won’t keep you from checking out the 40th Northwest Folklife Festival this weekend at Seattle Center. Starting tonight, you can partake in a cross-section of performances, vendors and food from a variety of cultures in Seattle. This year, Folklife spotlights two unique cultures: the traditions of the Northwest and the Bulgarian community. The “Northwest Stories” focus features collaborations with local storytellers, poets, writers and dancers. Folklife staff produced eight videos highlighting communities that are part of the annual festival and explore different communities in the Pacific Northwest. The videos can be viewed on the Folklife website, and many of the groups featured are scheduled to perform at the festival. To celebrate Bulgarian culture at Folklife, there will be art exhibits, dance and music performances, workshops and discussions about Bulgarian traditions. Additionally, many local musical acts such as Ravenna Woods, Yuni in Taxco, Wheedle’s Groove, and a plethora of local middle and high school jazz bands will perform at Folklife. For a full schedule of performances and to learn more about how to attend Folklife, click the link above.
The Bumbershoot curatorial team is now accepting artist applications for their 41st annual Labor Day event! Recognized as North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot welcomes artists across all disciplines and over 150,000 visitors to Seattle Center for a performance-packed weekend featuring everything from regional favorites to international superstars. To take part in this year’s big fest, performers are invited to submit applications complete with work samples via the above link. The deadline for film submissions is Sunday, May 15 and the musician application deadline is right around the corner—March 25. Heads up local street performers: The festival also invites local buskers to join in on all the Bumbershoot fun, contingent to the event’s street performer policy which is also available to download on the above site.
Dance and sing along to non-stop Gaelic music at Irish Festival, a weekend-long cultural event hosted by Seattle Center’s Center House and Fisher Pavilion. Presented by the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle, the event will include colorful cultural exhibits and screenings of contemporary Irish short films in addition to workshops that will help you trace your Irish roots and learn the language. Irish Festival is part of Festál, a year-long series of free events that honor cultural richness and diversity, presented by Seattle Center in partnership with community organizations. Follow the above link to learn more and getcha blarney on.