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Date
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time
10:30 a.m.
Place
Armory Stage/Dance Floor
Cost
Free Event

Seattle Center and its 25 resident organizations kick off the six-month celebration of its 60th anniversary date, Thursday, April 21st at Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall. The public event- featuring remarks from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle Center Director of Programs & Events Chelsea Most, Pacific Northwest Ballet Executive Director Ellen Walker-  will honor the Center’s history and provide a look forward to the future of the 74-acre campus.

The celebration will include music by DJ Mike Steve and a spoken word performance by Zinnia Hansen, Seattle's Youth Poet Laureate, as well as several locals sharing a 60th birthday with the Seattle World’s Fair who will receive a special gift and be on hand for a rendition of “Happy Birthday” by Seattle Opera at 11 a.m., the exact time the gates opened to the world 60 years ago. As a nod to the “World’s Largest Birthday Cake” unveiled at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, you can take a picture in front of a cutout of the cake.

This event marks the kick-off of our anniversary season!

Same Day Events Showing Events on April 21, 2022

10:00 a.m.

Seattle International Film Festival: New Works-in-Progress: Session One - Motherland

Admission Fee
The 48th Seattle International Film Festival will be a hybrid experience, with films screened at SIFF theaters and venues throughout the city as well as virtually on the SIFF Channel.
6:30 p.m.

Seattle International Film Festival: Bigfoot Script Challenge Awards and Live Reading 2022

Admission Fee
The 48th Seattle International Film Festival will be a hybrid experience, with films screened at SIFF theaters and venues throughout the city as well as virtually on the SIFF Channel.
7:30 p.m.

Ghosts

Admission Fee
7:30 p.m.

Swan Lake

Admission Fee
This most famous of classical ballets is a tour de force on all levels.

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