Anacortes-based group, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, are a regular act at Folklife. Here, they perform at the annual Spring Festa in Skagit County, another one of their regular annual gigs. (Photo from www.goskagit.com)

Folklife Festival: A Memorial Day weekend from around the world

This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the rich cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest all in one place, this is where you will find it.
May 23, 2014
Croatian Comedian Pedja Bajovic takes the stage to compete in Seattle’s International Comedy Competition. (Photo byLauren LeMieux)

Croatian comedian takes a crack at American laughs

“I am from Croatia,” Pedja Bajovic shouts as he walks into the bright spotlight on stage at the Market Theater. His opening line is no joke (a good thing because the audience didn’t laugh). Bajovic is indeed Croatian. He’s in town for the Seattle International Comedy Competition, his first-ever performance in the US.
Nov 21, 2012