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Seattle Center 2021-220 Season Primer Pacific Northwest Ballet opened its 2021-22 season this weekend with Singularly Cerrudo. The production is presented in-person at Oliver Marion McCaw Hall and available to stream online. Seattle Opera opens its season in October with a live McCaw Hall performance of the beloved La Bohème.  Given various approaches to the […]

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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 […]

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08.12.2021 It Takes a Village to Build a Skatepark We’ve just completed Seattle Center Skate Plaza, an 18,000 square-foot skateboard facility located in a section of Broad St between 5th and Taylor avenues north vacated to make way for the SR-99 Tunnel.   The new Skate Plaza fulfilled a commitment to the Seattle skateboarding community […]

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We’re coming up on 20 years since the tragedy of 9/11. The nation seemed to stop cold that Tuesday as we learned of the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the plane hijacking. Our country had been attacked, compelling so many of us to seek solace and the company of others to collectively grieve.     […]

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08/29/2021 Creative Redevelopment Re-use Creative re-use of programmatic and construction elements has always been a goal at Seattle Center, where reusing, reducing and recycling are daily practices. Three recent examples show that we’re still striving to cut down on waste and retain what has meaning, history and beauty.   As Seattle Center prepared for the […]

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08/22/2021 International Fountain Music Music plays an important part in fully experiencing International Fountain. The 120-foot high supershooters and dome-mounted water jets are choreographed to move with pre-programmed music, including Aaron Copeland’s “Billy the Kid,” Duke Ellington, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and a mix from Northwest rock ‘n roll legends.  But when the fountain waters flow […]

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8/1/2021 Waterworks on the grounds Did you know the first weekend of August is historically the warmest of the year in our region? The high temps give rise to thoughts of fun ways to cool down like enjoying a splash of cool, refreshing water. If you stroll the Seattle Center grounds, you’ll encounter an amazing […]

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Nearly 30 years ago, May 9-17, 1992, the 74th Junior Hockey championship, the Memorial Cup, was hosted at Seattle Center. The competition, which determined the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), included the winners of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey, Western Hockey and Ontario Hockey leagues. Seattle Thunderbirds, as the Memorial Cup host team, […]

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As we approach the other end of the pandemic, we have found that the 16-month journey has changed event production “at Seattle Center.” With the moratorium on in-person events last March, organizations on the grounds, along with our own public programming, quickly pivoted to virtual activities. Now that we’re gradually returning to live events, we […]

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As the region sizzles in the excessive heat, we want to recognize the place of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, + Other Identities (LGBTQA+) at Seattle Center.  Since 2007, Seattle PrideFest has filled the grounds with exuberant celebration the final Sunday of June. It is our most jam-packed outdoor event of the year. […]

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