Seattle Office of Film + Music

The Many Things To Do At The Northwest Folklife Festival
May 24, 2013, 2:14 pm
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While Sasquatch is taking the headlines this weekend, the 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival is taking over the Seattle Center Campus with art, dance, music, and fun for the entire family. Best of all, its free.  The four day long festival boasts an enormous amount of activities to participate in.  The laid-back atmosphere can give you a sense that, while there are an overwhelming amount of options available, experiencing Northwest Folklife is not to be rushed.  The open grounds of the Seattle Center will carry you on to what ever sparks your interest.  This year, the musical options are plentiful and more diverse than ever.  While you plan you weekend, consider these options:

Fin Record’s Showcase (Friday, 6:00pm) – Ballard Label, Fin Records will have a few of their bans perform including, Lures, Low Hums, and Red Jacket Mine

The Soul of Seattle (Saturday, 6:30pm) – Feel rhythm and groove of homegrown soul music

Northwest Fiddle Traditions (Sunday, 11:40am) – Join two of the Northwest’s premier fiddle players, who also help found NWFolklife, for some down home rustic music

Vamos! – A Latin Dance Party (Sunday, 6:30pm) – Get your dancing shoes on and move your hips to Latin vibes

You Can’t Fake Fresh- NW Live Hip Hop (Sunday, 7pm) – Hip hop at Northwest Folklife? Yup!

and much much more!

(don’t forget about the drum circles!)

For more information check out the full schedule on the Northwest Folklife website.

Concerts at the Mural Start this Weekend at Seattle Center
August 2, 2012, 12:03 pm
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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.


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.

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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

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July 11, 2011, 11:12 am
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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 to ‘insure’ a spot.

July 8, 2011, 11:33 am
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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.

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June 21, 2011, 10:58 am
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Teen Tix
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

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