Fun and Inspiring Virtual Experiences Fill April at Seattle Center

Seattle Center continues to offer fun, creative ways to interact virtually with campus organizations and programs. The Seattle Center website captures these experiences in a new landing page, Seattle Center Arts at Home. Here are some of the ways it lists to connect with the Center this month online and over the airwaves.

Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Cultural Festival offers virtual options in place of its annual festival, April 24–26. Check the Center Arts at Home page or www.cherryblossomfest.org for ongoing announcements.

The Seattle Center Festál podcast, Yes, and… continues in April to delve into important questions about race and identity. The podcasts urge listeners to take a stance of curiosity for one another over assumptions as the episodes explore life through shared stories and honest conversation. The producers will release new episodes April 13 and 27 and May 18. www.yesandpodcast.libsyn.com.

Our Big Neighborhood – Movin’ Around the World Virtual

Our Big Neighborhood – Movin’ Around the World Virtual celebrates the arts and culture of our region, April 13–17. Families can join in dances, music, and culture from around the world from some of the same artists they would see at Northwest Folklife events, right in your own home! Each day will focus on a new topic as local artists share their arts and culture with us through videos. New videos and activities will be available daily starting at 11 a.m. Just go to: www.nwfolklife.org/maw-virtual.

KEXP

Although in-studio viewing and tours have been suspended, KEXP continues to broadcast at 90.3FM and live stream at www.kexp.org. The KEXP website also offers a guide for musicians and fans confronting the impacts of COVID-19, with links to helpful resources.

Classical KING FM

Classical KING FM provides many ways to explore the region’s classical music scene. It continues live broadcasts of the St. Mark’s Cathedral Compline service, 9:30 p.m., Sundays, and offers other inspiring listening opportunities and a collection of local performances previously aired on KING FM at www.king.org and www.king.org/2020/03/13/the-music-continues.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Virtual visitors to Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will find an abundance of online entertainment options, along with a list of MoPOP’s 100 horror films. A weekly horror watchalong happens at 7 p.m. Fridays. The April 3 discussion and viewing party on Zoom celebrates the campy, frenetic genius of Sam Raimi’s 1987 film Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament join a Bill Simmons podcast to discuss their new album and listen to Gigaton in full. These and much more can be tapped at www.mopop.org//about-mopop/the-mopop-blog.

Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife offers a variety of audio and video stories, performances and community encounters at www.nwfolklife.org/listen.

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center features hands-on, fun science explorations to do at home through its website. Site visitors will find online demonstrations, “live” science shows and numerous D.I.Y. projects suitable for kids and families. Learn more at www.pacsci.org.

Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera offers a host of entertaining ways for all to engage in its artform, from silly musical and video playlists and Zoom video chat backgrounds of previous Seattle Opera production scenes to educational podcasts and musical storytelling at 10 a.m. Saturdays for young opera fans. Find it all at:  www.seattleopera.org.

Seattle Rep

Seattle Rep includes a 2020-21 season preview, production spotlights, actor interviews, theatrical “did you knows,” and other thought-provoking content at www.seattlerep.org/about-us/inside-seattle-rep.

TeenTix

TeenTix offers arts-curious teens several virtual opportunities to meet their peers through online forums. TeenTix members receive deeply discounted arts and entertainment tickets, and during this event-restricted time, they can live stream OntheBoardsTV.com and Seattle Symphony concerts. Interested teens can check it all out at www.teentix.org

Seattle Center encourages the public to explore these virtual experiences through this period of self- isolation as a reminder of the Center’s role in inspiring spirit and building community. To learn more about these activities, visit www.seattlecenter.com/artsathome or call 206 684-7200.

About Seattle Center:

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.