UW World Series - Grupo Corpo
April 2 - April 4, 8pm
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity in partnership with UW World Series invites you to join us for a world-class performance by Grupo Corpo (Brazil)!
Performances will be held Thursday - Saturday, April 2-4, 2009, at 8 PM.
Single ticket price: $42; $39 for subscribers; $20 for students.
With moves borrowed from African, Portuguese, modern, ballet, and ballroom dance traditions, as well as from martial arts, it's no wonder the Seattle Times called Grupo Corpo "Sensual, subversive, sunny, and surprising" the last time they performed at Meany Hall. Count on a bold, imaginative, and down-right sexy performance when they present their newest work.
Call the ticket office at 206-543-4880
Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Henry Art Gallery April 23, 5 – 7:30 pm
The Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture honors Dr. Kelly’s vision of equity in society and contributes to our knowledge of diversity and its dimensions: race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, nation and nationhood, disability, and age. Dr. Kelly who founded the Office of Minority Affairs in 1970 and served as its first Vice President, created a vision of how the University could and should meet its obligation to students regardless of color or economic status. He spearheaded new models of admissions, counseling, and academic support that have been emulated across the nations.
Call or email Betty Schmitz, 206-685-8276, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and the UW Alumni Association
UW World Series - Sing Sing
Meany Hall May 2, 8pm
From daring maneuvers atop a pagoda of chairs to wire-walking, tumbling, somersaulting, and juggling, this troupe of highly trained acrobats is sure to astonish you. In China, this ever-evolving folk art form dates back to the Chi’in Dynasty (211 to 207BC), and this troupe is simply the best of the best. (Tickets: $35; $32 for subscribers; $20 for students)
UW World Series - Marian Anderson String Quartet
Meany Hall May 9, 8pm
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity in partnership with UW World Series invites you to join us for a world-class performance by the Marian Anderson String Quartet (USA)!
Performance will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2009, at 8 PM.
Single ticket price: $33, $30 for subscribers; $20 for students.
Formed in 1989, this African American ensemble makes creating new and diverse audiences for chamber music an integral part of their mission. They have performed in venues ranging from the venerable Lincoln and Kennedy Centers to local churches, libraries, soup kitchens, and schools. They make chamber music lovers out of everyone who hears them.
UW Arts Ticket Office 206-543-4880 email@example.com
American Heritage Series - Caribbean Americans
Northwest African American Museum April 16, 7 – 9pm
2300 South Massachusetts St
American Heritage is an ongoing series of lectures and discussions that offer new perspectives on the role of African-Americans in American History. Over five million Americans are of Caribbean ancestry, from Marcus Garvey to DJ Kool Herc, Black Caribbean’s have made significant contributions to American history and culture. Please join us as we celebrate and acknowledge these political and cultural contributions.
Tickets: $7/$5 for CD Forum members/students/seniors Order online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Seattle Center House - Fisher Pavilion April 17 – 19th
Explore Seattle’s deep connections with Japan and celebrate the beauty of spring at the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival. From the booms of taiko drums to the silence of ikebana flowers, the event is a feast for the senses. Delicious Japanese food, tea ceremony demonstrations and artwork present both a modern and ancient view of this complex culture. The event commemorates Japan’s gift of 1,000 blossoming cherry trees to Seattle in 1976. The trees were planted along Lake Washington Boulevard, in Seward Park and other places around the city.
Presented by the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Committee.
Seattle International Film Festival
The 35th Seattle International Film Festival runs May 21-June 14, 2009.
Stay tuned for information about submissions and early bird sales.
Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Seattle Center House May 3, 2009
Delve into the cultures of Asia with spectacular lion dances, youth drill teams, martial arts, taiko drums and incredible artists from around the state at the Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration. Experience this diverse culture that includes China, the Philippines, Samoa, Japan, the South Pacific Islands and Cambodia. The festival kicks off Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle.
Seattle Pride Festival
Westlake Center June 29th, 11am
Seattle Pride® is a month long celebration during June. Seattle Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the country, has no paid staff, and an all volunteer Board of Directors.
Sponsorships are sought to offset expenses. The parade, which is always a highlight of the celebratory weekend, will kickoff at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 29th from Westlake Center, Downtown Seattle
for more information.
Filipino Cultural Heritage - Pagdiriwang
Seattle Center House June 6 -7
Celebrate Filipino independence at Pagdiriwang, the annual celebration of the arts and culture of the Philippines. The festival commemorates the end of Spanish rule in 1898 with pageantry, music, dance, food, children’s activities, drill teams, rock bands, exhibits and martial arts. It also features contemporary Filipino literature, performance and thought. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 2009, the BIBAK Association will showcase the IGORROTE VILLAGE: Revisited, highlighting the true culture and history of the Philippine mountain tribes - Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao and Kalinga.
Call 206-527-8605 for more information