Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New […]
Oct 7, 2019

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New […]

Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun! Sing, dance, play, and discover with 2 main stages, 3 interactive workshop spaces, 2 Discovery Zones full of hands-on activities, a STEAM Lab, and so much more! With so much […]
Aug 12, 2019

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SOUNDS, & NATURE Lusio. A Night to Awaken is a free, family friendly, one night only festival of light and sound. Explore 30 + light art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats are curated directly into 18 acres of lush nature in Volunteer Park. Enjoy kinetic video projections, analog […]
Jul 17, 2019

AVP Seattle Open Pro Beach Volleyball 2019

The FREE AVP Pro Tour comes to Lake Sammamish State Park June 21-23, 2019 with the top professional female and male pro beach volleyball players. Join the grand stands for exciting beach volleyball matches, heart-thumping DJ music, family-fun activities, beer garden, food and drink, fan activities, athlete meet n’ greets, and more.  Free to watch […]
Jun 17, 2019

Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival

Join Orca Salmon Alliance at the Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival to officially start Orca Action Month with a free, family-friendly festival! The Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival will feature live music performances, DJ’s including KEXP dj Michele Myers, art activities, an Orca Sound station, storytelling time, food, drinks, beer garden, orca chats […]
May 16, 2019

Movin’ Around the World: Spring

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, Movin’ Around the World: Spring brings the cultures of the world together for a weeklong celebration of music, dance, art, hands-on activities, and family fun! Each day will highlight a new theme including arts and music from India, the Balkans, and West Africa. DAILY THEMES: ◦ Saturday, April […]
Mar 14, 2019

Free Movie “HAPPY”

DOES MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?  Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being?? “Happy” sets out to answer these questions and more. Covering 5 continents and four years and taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of […]
Nov 12, 2018

Pitter Patter 5K

Announcing the PITTER PATTER 5k!  Taking BIG strides for LITTLE lives. Please join the Hudson David McNeel Foundation on October 7th for our annual fundraiser!  This family friendly, stroller friendly 5k event is open to anyone who is ready to take a step forward and join us in making a difference! When you participate in […]
Sep 4, 2018

City of Seattle to add paid leave for new parents

Tonight at 6pm, the Seattle City Council invites the public to an informational meeting and open discussion at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on gender pay equity.
Dec 2, 2014

New novel fuses immigrant experience and transgender identity

Canadian transplant Kim Fu’s “For Today I am a Boy” is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity.
Jan 9, 2014

Finding a new branch of my family tree in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand– They were complete strangers, but it instantly felt like a family reunion. One week before I departed for my first international reporting trip, my grandmother Cece and my great aunt Karen casually drop to me on Facebook that, oh by the way, I have relatives in Thailand. Come again? Now I’m from a long and […]
Nov 26, 2012

Dinner with Alma: Stories of family and reunification abroad

There is nothing quite like the stories that unfold when good friends gather to share an honest, home-cooked meal. For this special dinner, I hosted four of my friends to eat, drink and talk about their travels abroad in search of family they have never met. I made vegetables in green curry with coconut milk, […]
Sep 19, 2012
A market in El Salvador, which has the highest rate of homicide against women in the world. (Photo from Flickr by Jpeg Jedi)

Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America

Inside a conference room in Seattle’s Municipal building all eyes are fixed on Shira Downs as tears run down her face. She’s talking about the epidemic of violence against women in her home country of Nicaragua. “We have laws to protect women, but how do you make sure the law is effective or obeyed?” she […]
Jul 31, 2012