We’re getting into August, and there’s a load of culture to be had all over town. Arab and Caribbean Festivals, Capoeira and swing dancing, even a chance to meet the Ambassador of Singapore! Having just moved to the north end of Seattle, I’ve been surprised to see that the Central District isn’t the only diverse neighborhood around. On that note, this month’s calendar encompasses events from Port Townsend to Richmond Beach to Puyallup… Let’s delve right in:
1) Get down with Seattle’s Arab culture!
There are so many Arab Events locally, from the (Sold Out!) Arab Center of Washington Picnic, learning about Muhammad – The Astonishing Story of the Prophet, and finally the Arab Festival at Seattle Center rounds out the month.
2) Your choice of Caribbean festivals!
Are you as excited as I am about the multitude of Seattle Caribbean Festivals? There are THREE! That’s one every week! Caribbean Summer Fest Seattle (in Puyallup), Caribbean Jerk Fest & the Seattle Caribbean Festival. Food, dancing, food… more food… dancing. You get the picture.
3) Try out capoeira on your lunch hour!
The Pop-Up On the Plaza events showcase music and dance, and you can join in!
4) Have breakfast with an ambassador!
Seattle’s a great place to meet important big-cheese-types, and this month you can have breakfast with His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore.
5) Around the world in 80… minutes?
Okay, the film’s actually a lot short than that — about 20 mins — but you get the idea. You’re invited to the premiere of “Around the World in Seattle”, a film which takes you on a whirlwind world tour through the eyes of Seattle’s diverse youth.
You’ll find more on the Seattle Globalist events calendar, including the Northwest Genealogy Conference, Chef Showcase 2015, theater events and more! Have an event to share? Are we missing your neighborhood? It’s easy to submit your own Globalist event online. We’ll see you around town, as we share the best of the world, right here at home!
This post has been updated since its initial publication.