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Celebrating Hispanic Influences at Seattle Center  

The 30 days between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 are considered Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a time of independence days and national holidays for Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Chile. At Seattle Center, Hispanic influences, including those from Spain, show up throughout the month starting today. 

Seattle Center Festál: Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias, Sept. 18-19, celebrates Latino culture with music, folk dancers, poetry and demonstrations of time-honored foods. The festival also commemorates the independence of Latin American countries as it takes pride in the new generations of Latinos who now call the U.S. home. The festival live streams at noon today at  

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Poster

Join KEXP at 90.3 and online at for Aqui y Ahora (Here and Now): Without Borders, Sept. 13- Oct. 15, a month dedicated to amplifying and celebrating the voices, stories and music of the communities of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latin and Latinx diaspora around the world. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center presents Life, Law, and Love | Latinx and Living with HIV: A Community Conversation, 5:30pm, Thursday, Sept. 23. RSVP for this free event at Classical KING FM 98.1, which broadcasts recordings of previous Seattle Opera performances on the radio and at Saturday mornings at 10am, airs the George Bizet’s popular Carmen, set in Seville, Spain around the year 1830.  

KEXP Aqui y Ahora without borders poster

Online and live at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2021-22 season opens with Singularly Cerrudo, Sept. 24-26, featuring works by PNB’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, born in Madrid, Spain, in this triple bill of his most beloved work. At the center of it all? Spectacular dancing and Cerrudo’s compelling and sublime perspective on humanity. 

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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.