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Festál-Iranian Festival, Aug. 12

Seattle Center Festál: Iranian Festival, 11am-7pm, Saturday, Aug. 12, in Seattle Center Armory, is dedicated to cultural awareness and education. This year, the festival focuses on the people and cultural innovations of Iran. Underscoring a history of “unity in diversity,” festival performances, lectures, poetry, dance workshops, face painting and cuisine provide a glimpse into this […]

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Free Taiwanese Dance – July 28

Join Seattle Center Festál for a free midday performance of  Feng Hsiang Dance Troupe of Keelung, Taiwan, 12:30pm–1:30pm, Friday, July 28, in Seattle Center Armory. Established in 1993, Feng Hsiang Dance Troupe often represents Taiwan on the world stage. This dynamic dance company uses a mix of folk and classical dance, embellished by brightly colored, […]

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I am Seattle Center-Jody May

JODY MAY has been working at Bite of Seattle since her father started it 35 years ago, and now runs an event company called Festivals Inc, which produces the Bite of Seattle.  Here, she speaks about the Festival’s origins. “Both of my parents were born and raised in New York. When they got married, they […]

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Summer Playground Party, Aug. 5 & 19

Seattle Center and Northwest Folklife Festival are teaming up this August to present Summer Playground Party, an entertainment-packed free event designed just for preteens, 5pm–8pm, Saturday, August 5 and 19, in Next Fifty Plaza at Seattle Center. The parties also serve as pre-events for young people going to Seattle Center Movies at the Mural, 9 p.m., […]

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I am Seattle Center-James Whetzel

JAMES WHETZEL, Musician.  Since 2001, James has created the bi-monthly playlist mixes for International Fountain, in addition to a vibrant career as an independent musician and social media maven. “In general, with music in the fountain, I’m trying to create an inviting atmosphere for people to interact with the water. I favor instrumental stuff, because […]

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I am Seattle Center-Chris Zhang

CHRIS ZHANG has been working for Customer Service at Seattle Center for eight years. “When I came here for my interview, back in 2009, the first thing I remember is that I saw birds flying here and then I heard people cheering, a group of students running down the stairs from Center School. And I […]

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Economic Impact Study Released

Key findings released today in An Economic Impact Study of Seattle Center in King County 2016 (click for video) reveal how Seattle Center has evolved as a vital activity and entertainment hub that contributes significantly to the economic health of surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Seattle and the wider region. The Economic Impact Study (EIS), conducted […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Tom Israel

TOM ISRAEL, Director of Finance & Administration for Seattle Center “Seattle Center uses the cultural aspects—the performances, the entertainment—as the vehicle to help give people a place to plug into and find something that speaks to them. The arts and culture and spaces that happen here provide that. So, it is an interesting and unusual […]

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Festál: Polish Festival Seattle-July 8

Join us for Seattle Center Festál: Polish Festival Seattle, 12 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, July 8, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre. The one-day celebration features authentic food and drink, live music and dance, exhibits, workshops, local merchants selling Polish items and children’s activities that highlight Polish traditions and contemporary achievements. Seattle’s long established Polish […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Kristin Ebeling

KRISTIN EBELING is the Director of Seattle’s Skate Like a Girl, an organization that promotes confidence, leadership and social justice through the sport of skateboarding. The group produces many events throughout the summer at Seattle Center Skatepark, Seattle Center’s skateboard park. “As someone who skated for five years without Skate Like a Girl and without […]

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