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Winterfest Opening Weekend, Nov. 24-26

  Opening weekend of Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 24-26, promises sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Center venues and on the grounds. The weekend launches five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities. Here is the schedule of ongoing and Thanksgiving weekend activities (unless stated, events are free of charge and held […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Laurie Metzinger

LAURIE METZINGER started working at Seattle Center as a scenic artist for Pacific Northwest Ballet. From there, she began working on Winterfest Train & Village, where she has served as installation lead and decorator since 1988. “I’m turning the reins over this coming year to a woman named Colleen Gwen, who’s been working with me […]

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I am Seattle Center-Andrew Steen

ANDREW STEEN, Technical Coordinator at Seattle Center Productions.  Andrew is most often seen working behind the scenes to make sure events like Concerts at the Mural, Winterfest, and Festál cultural festivals happen smoothly and successfully from an operations and technical standpoint. “One of the things that attracted me to this position was a way to […]

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Mobility Workshop this Saturday, Nov. 18

Please join the North Downtown Mobility Action Plan Workshop this Saturday, 10am-4pm, at Seattle Center Pavilion. Learn more what the City of Seattle is doing to ease traffic flow and promote transit, pedestrian and bike options, and provide your input on how to address our transportation needs in a rapidly densifying area. Here’s the event […]

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I am Seattle Center-Pete Rush

PETE RUSH, Arts Programs Manager, Seattle Center Productions.  Pete coordinates many signature programs like KConcerts and Movies at the Mural, Best Damn Happy Hour, and Seattle Center Winterfest.  A favorite part of his job involves booking artists. “I am an artist in my own right. I freelance as a designer—I design costumes and scenery for […]

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I am Seattle Center-Jeffrey Parrish, DDS

JEFFREY PARRISH, DDS, serves as the Dental Director for Seattle/King County Clinic, a 4-day free health clinic at KeyArena for those who need help accessing care.  Here he speaks about the value of the clinic in this region. “Haiti is a very poor country; it doesn’t have a lot of infrastructure, so in terms of […]

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Hmong New Year Celebration, Nov. 4

Join us for Seattle Center Festál: Hmong New Year Celebration, 11am – 6pm, Saturday, Nov. 4, in Seattle Center Armory. This multi-generational harvest festival seeks to preserve, promote and share its ethnic culture with the broader community. It showcases the intricate needlework, impressive clothing patterns, music, dance, interactive activities for all ages and long rooted traditions of […]

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OVG KeyArena Open House, Oct. 28

On Sept. 12, the Mayor’s Office transmitted to Seattle City Council a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak View Group to renovate, redevelop and operate KeyArena. The public may attend a Design Open House, 10am-2pm this Saturday at Cornish Playhouse, to learn more about the project.

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Dia de Muertos Celebration, Oct. 28-29

Seattle Center Festál: Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday, Oct. 28-29, in Seattle Center Armory, presents elaborate altars, colorful face painting, sugar skull making and processions to keep this deeply spiritual tradition alive. Started in South Park by elders […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Marika Yaplee

I Am Seattle Center MARIKA YAPLEE, is a student at Seattle University and is heavily involved in their athletics department, including the SU men’s basketball team, which plays in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Here, Marika speaks about the balance of school and sports “In almost every class, in every major, there’s going to be an athlete. And they […]

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