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                                                                                         May-SEPT
The countdown is on to The Next Fifty, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair,
April 21 – October 21, 2012. Visit the grounds this summer and watch some exciting changes start to take
shape – with groundbreaking for The Chihuly Garden Exhibition and completion of Seattle International
Film Festival’s new Seattle Center home. Join us for Festál cultural festivals, August evenings at the Mural
and lively KeyArena entertainment. Cool down in International Fountain, eat a picnic on the grass or take a
self-guided tour through the 74-acre campus. You’ll find plenty of FREE and affordable activities at Seattle Center.
MAY
                                                                            SEATTLE CENTER SUMMER 2011
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HANDLE WITH CARE – GALLERY SHOW CURATED BY JENN MILLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JUNE          CONT INUED

Through May 28 • Pottery Northwest Gallery • FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MARION OLIVER MCCAW HALL TOURS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Free Monthly Tours • 12 noon • June 21, July 19, Aug. 16
JACKIE & ME                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pre-registration required: 206-733-9725
Through June 5 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SUMMER FITNESS
The 37th SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GENTLE YOGA WITH HOME YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER
Through June 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             June 22 & 29, 11:30am – 12:30pm • Exhibition Hall Lawn • FREE
Various venues including SIFF Cinema/McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS: HEARTTHROBS
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY BY JANE AUSTEN, ADAPTED BY JEN TAYLOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 24 – 25 • McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Through June 26 • Book-It Repertory Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SEATTLE GEM AND JEWELRY SHOW
SILLY SIZES – INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           June 24 – 26 • Exhibition Hall
Through Nov. 1 • The Children’s Museum, Seattle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE NEW MAJORITY COMEDY TOUR
NIRVANA: TAKING PUNK TO THE MASSES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Starring Gabriel Iglesias & Russell Peters with Special Guests
Through April 22, 2013 • EMP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lisa Lampanelli & Steve Byrne • June 25 • KeyArena

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL – A PART OF FESTÁL 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2011
May 27 – 30 • Seattle Center Campus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         June 26 • Fisher Pavilion, International Fountain • FREE
SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL – PRE-SEASON VS TULSA SHOCK                       SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL – PRE-SEASON VS TULSA SHOCK                                           SADE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN LEGEND                                    JOSH GROBAN – “STRAIGHT TO YOU” TOUR


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JULY
May 29 • KeyArena                                                                            May 29 • KeyArena                                                                       Aug. 14 • KeyArena                                                   Aug. 27 • KeyArena

DISCOVERY DAYS: A TO ZOLO – ASSORTED SUMMER CAMPS
May 30 – Sept. 5 • The Children’s Museum, Seattle

                                                                          MURAL AMPHITHEATRE                                                                                                                                                                                                                10TH ANNUAL SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 1 – 3 • Mural Amphitheatre

JUNE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FIRECRACKER 5000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 3 – 4 (Midnight Race)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memorial Stadium
2011 NORTHWEST PINBALL AND GAMEROOM SHOW
June 3 – 5 • Northwest Rooms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 4, 11am – 2pm • Outside Fisher Pavilion • FREE
GISELLE
June 3 – 12 • Pacific Northwest Ballet • McCaw Hall at Seattle Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SUMMER FITNESS – ZUMBA® CLASS WITH BROOKLYN DICENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 5, 12, 19, 26, 6pm – 7pm • Fisher Pavilion Rooftop • FREE
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: PAGDIRIWANG PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL
June 4 – 5: Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 11am – 5pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUMMER FITNESS
Center House, Mural Amphitheatre • FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GENTLE YOGA WITH HOME YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER
Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Verizon Wireless                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               July 6, 13, 20, 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm • Exhibition Hall Lawn • FREE

SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GREENNOTETM FESTIVAL
June 4, 9, 17, 24 • KeyArena                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                July 9 • Mural Amphitheatre
                                                                                   10TH ANNUAL SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST                                              SEATTLE CENTER MOVIES AT THE MURAL                          KEXP & SEATTLE CENTER PRESENT CONCERTS AT THE MURAL
JUST DESSERT – DEBORAH SCHWARTZKOPF EXIT SHOW                                                        July 1 – 3                                                              July 30; Aug. 13, 20, 27, 28: 9pm (Dusk)                      Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26: 6pm • KEXP BBQ, Aug. 6: 3pm – 9pm            YOGA FOR HOPE
June 4 – 30 • Pottery Northwest Gallery • FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              July 9 • North International Fountain Lawn
                                                                                                Mural Amphitheatre                                                                 Mural Amphitheatre • FREE                                        Mural Amphitheatre • FREE Admission
AVATAR: THE EXHIBITION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: BASTILLE DAY – A FRENCH CELEBRATION!


                                                                          ACROSS SEATTLE CENTER CAMPUS
June 4, 2011 – Sept. 3, 2012 • EMP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          July 9 – 10, 11am – 6pm • Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center Pavilion • FREE

KOMEN PUGET SOUND RACE FOR THE CURE®                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        URBAN CRAFT UPRISING
June 5 • Fisher Pavilion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    July 9 – 10 • Exhibition Hall
GET MOTIVATED! BUSINESS SEMINAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL
June 7 • KeyArena                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           July 9, 12, 21 • KeyArena
SPIRIT WALK – AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE HEALTH AWARENESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RAT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
June 11, 8:30am – 3pm • Mural Amphitheatre • FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           July 10 • KeyArena
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: FESTIVAL SUNDIATA PRESENTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
BLACK ARTS FEST                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 14 – 16 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
June 11 – 12: Sat. 12 noon – 8pm, Sun. 12 noon – 8pm
Center House, Fisher Pavilion • FREE • Sponsored by Verizon Wireless                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COMCAST BITE OF SEATTLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 15 – 17 • Seattle Center Campus • FREE Admission
GOOSEBUMPS! THE SCIENCE OF FEAR
June 11 – Sept. 5 • Pacific Science Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE CHERRY ORCHARD
                                                                         THE 37TH SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL                  FESTÁL 2011: A SERIES OF              NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL                                                      NEXT STEP:                                                  July 18 • SIFF Cinema/McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                      AVATAR: THE EXHIBITION                                                   RAT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: IRANIAN FESTIVAL                                             FILM FESTIVAL                         FREE CULTURAL EVENTS                    A PART OF FESTÁL 2011                                             CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                             Throughout Summer                           May 27 – 30                 June 4, 2011 – Sept. 3, 2012                                                      June 18              KATY PERRY – “CALIFORNIA DREAMS WORLD TOUR”
June 18, 12 noon – 7pm • Center House • FREE                            Through June 12 • Various venues including                                                                                                                   June 18 • Pacific Northwest Ballet
                                                                        SIFF Cinema/McCaw Hall at Seattle Center        Seattle Center Campus • FREE               Seattle Center Campus                        EMP                                                                   KeyArena              July 20 • KeyArena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
FAMILY FUN DAY: THE SECRET GARDEN
June 18 • Book-It Repertory Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE HOBBIT & AS YOU LIKE IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 21 – 23 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
NEXT STEP: CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE
June 18 • Pacific Northwest Ballet • McCaw Hall at Seattle Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SEASK8 SUMMER JAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 23, 2pm – 5pm • Seattle Center Skatepark • FREE
RAT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
June 18 • KeyArena                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SEATTLE MERRELL® OYSTER URBAN ADVENTURE RACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 23 • Fisher Pavilion Rooftop, South International Fountain Lawn
NORTHWEST COFFEE FESTIVAL
June 18 – 19 • Fisher Pavilion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MARINE AQUARIUM EXPO “SEA-MAX”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 23 – 24 • Exhibition Hall
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY
June 21, 2pm – 5pm • Seattle Center Skatepark • FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DISNEY’S MULAN JR. & JUNGLE BOOK
                                                                               SUMMER FITNESS:                            SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2011                NATURALIZATION CEREMONY             COMCAST BITE OF SEATTLE             SEATTLE MARATHON 10K                     BUMBERSHOOT®:              July 28 – 30 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
SUMMER FITNESS – ZUMBA® CLASS WITH BROOKLYN DICENT                        Zumba® Class – Tuesdays, 6pm                               June 26                        July 4, 11am - 2pm                      July 15 – 17              PRESENTED BY THE NEXT 50            SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
June 21 & 28, 6pm – 7pm • Fisher Pavilion Rooftop • FREE                   Yoga – Wednesdays, 11:30am                Fisher Pavilion, International Fountain       Outside Fisher Pavilion            Seattle Center Campus                      Aug. 27                             Sept. 3 – 5            MORE LISTINGS ON BACK > > >
                                                                             June 21 – Aug. 24 • FREE                                 FREE                                  FREE                        FREE Admission                   Seattle Center Campus                 Seattle Center Campus
JULY                                                                AUGUST
                                                                                                                                                                                        SADE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN LEGEND
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aug. 14 • KeyArena
                 CONTINUED                                                                               CONT INUED
                                                                                                                                                                                        SEASK8 SUMMER JAM
SEAFAIR - A TASTE OF TORCHLIGHT AT SEATTLE CENTER                   SUMMER FITNESS – GENTLE YOGA WITH                                                                                   Aug. 20, 2pm – 5pm • Seattle Center Skatepark • FREE
July 30, 2pm – 6pm • Seattle Center Campus • FREE                   HOME YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER
Also featuring Torchlight Run 6:30pm and Parade 7:30pm              Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:30am – 12:30pm                                                                               SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: TIBET FEST
                                                                    Exhibition Hall Lawn • FREE                                                                                         Aug. 20 – 21, 11am – 5pm
SEATTLE CENTER MOVIES AT THE MURAL                                                                                                                                                      Northwest Rooms • FREE
July 30: The Princess Bride                                         AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION
9pm (Dusk) • Mural Amphitheatre • FREE                              Aug. 5 – 7 • Seattle Children’s Theatre                                                                             CENTURY 21 GEOCACHE:
                                                                                                                                                                                        WORLD’S FAIR TREASURE HUNT
THE GERSHWINS®’ PORGY AND BESSsm                                    KEXP & SEATTLE CENTER PRESENT                                                                                       Aug. 21 – Sept. 20 • TheNextFifty.org
July 30 – Aug. 20 • Seattle Opera                                   CONCERTS AT THE MURAL
McCaw Hall at Seattle Center                                        Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26: 6pm                                                                                             SEATTLE MARATHON 10K
                                                                                                                                                                                        PRESENTED BY THE NEXT 50
                                                                    KEXP BBQ, Aug. 6: 3pm – 9pm
HISPANIC SEAFAIR                                                                                                                                                                        Aug. 27 • Seattle Center Campus
                                                                    Mural Amphitheatre • FREE Admission
July 31, 11am – 7pm • Mural Amphitheatre • FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                        JOSH GROBAN – “STRAIGHT TO YOU” TOUR
                                                                    DREW NICKLAS EXIT SHOW
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS                                                                                                                                                                Aug. 27 • KeyArena
                                                                    Aug. 6 – 27 • Pottery Northwest Gallery • FREE
July 31, 2pm & 6pm • Fisher Pavilion • FREE


                                                                                                                                                                                        SEPTEMBER
                                                                    SEATTLE TATTOO EXPO
                                                                    Aug. 12 – 14 • Northwest Rooms and Courtyard

AUGUST                                                              INDIGENOUS CULTURES DAY
                                                                    Aug. 13, 10am – 6pm • Center House • FREE                                                                           BUMBERSHOOT®:
                                                                                                                                                                                        SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL                                            SEATTLE CENTER MOVIES AT THE MURAL
Aug. 2, 5, 11, 13, 20, 23, 25, 28 • KeyArena                        Aug. 13: Inception                                                                                                  Sept. 3 – 5 • Seattle Center Campus
                                                                    Aug. 20: Raiders of the Lost Ark (30th Anniversary)                                                                 ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW
SUMMER FITNESS                                                      Aug. 27: The Incredibles
ZUMBA® CLASS WITH BROOKLYN DICENT                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 3 – 17
                                                                    Aug. 28: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 6pm – 7pm                                                                                                                                                            Pottery Northwest Gallery • FREE
                                                                    9pm (Dusk) • Mural Amphitheatre • FREE
Fisher Pavilion Rooftop • FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                        SEATTLE STORM BASKETBALL
                                                                    SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: BRASILFEST
SALAD BOWL – FUNDRAISER                                                                                                                                                                 Sept. 9 & 11 • KeyArena
                                                                    Aug. 14, 12 noon – 8pm
Aug. 3 • Pottery Northwest
                                                                    Mural Amphitheatre, Fisher Pavilion • FREE                                                                          © Seattle Center 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dates and Times Subject to Change




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                                        MONORAIL               FOR ALL TEENS,                   KEYARENA AND McCAW                                   SELF-GUIDED TOUR                          SEATTLE CENTER                           SKATEPARK
    Seattle Center offers                                         ALL AROUND                    HALL EVENTS THROUGH
    three convenient and    Ride the Seattle Center          THE PUGET SOUND                                  TICKETMASTER                         Seattle Center’s 74-acre              Whether you came for                       Ladies’ Nights:
       affordable parking    Monorail and take the                                                                                                        urban park offers             a performance, festival              Thursdays, 5pm – 7pm,
garages. When you park       fastest route between          Teen Tix membership               Ticketmaster is the                                         green-scapes and                   or just to hang out,                  May 26 – Sept. 8
  at these facilities, your   Westlake Center and        offers teens ages 13 – 19 - CMYK        official ticketing                                gardens, art pieces and                 Seattle Center wants
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                                                                                          company for KeyArena                                                                                                                   12 & Under Skate:
     fees support Seattle            Seattle Center.     a FREE pass good for $5  Blue – C:100 M:57 Y:0 K:38
                                                                                  Yellow – C:0 M:17 Y:80 K:0                                          water features. You’ll                    to know how you
                                                                                                and McCaw Hall.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon
   Center free programs        The Monorail leaves       admission to our region’smidpoint – 25%


                                                                                         Purchase tickets online
                                                                                  end – 100% yellow                                                   find some significant                   enjoyed your visit.                   July 2 – Aug. 27
   and campus grounds:            every 10 minutes.       best film, theatre, dance,         at ticketmaster.com                                   architecture and intimate            Take our online survey
        Mercer Garage at        Hours of operation:      music, visual and literary                or by phone at                                            corners on this           at tellseattlecenter.com,                      Manik Mondays:
 3rd Ave. N. and Roy St.; Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 11pm,              arts and provides               1-800-745-3000.                                          Self-Guided Tour                and help us improve                               3pm – 8pm
   1st Ave. North Garage Sat.. – Sun. 8:30am – 11pm.      opportunities for youth               Please beware of                                           through campus.                  our services to you.                      July 11 – Aug. 29
between John and Thomas Visit seattlemonorail.com        to connect to our thriving        secondary companies                                         The Tour brochure is
                                                                                           or brokers. Tickets for                                                                                                         Open daily during daylight
Streets; and the 5th Ave N            for rider alerts             arts scene. Visit:        PNB, Seattle Opera                                          available in Center
   Garage along 5th Ave     regarding late closings      seattlecenter.com/teentix. and SIFF Cinema events                                             House and online at                                                 hours for public skating
  between Harrison and           for special events.                                     may be purchased directly                                       seattlecenter.com.
      Republican Streets.                                                                     from these groups.




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                                                                                                                                                              IN EACH PERSON AND BRING TOGETHER OUR RICH
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