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Friday, May 10, 2024
5:30 p.m.
Northwest Courtyard (Upper NW Courtyard)
Free Event

Respite at the Bench is an interactive, improvisational multi-media project that aims to tell the stories of everyday people and promote the healing power of art therapy. Film Composer and Pianist Alan Bryant's mix of romantic improvisational serenades soundtrack the performance, creating a safe and serene atmosphere to speak candid on on deep, personal truths. The traumas, trials and tribulations of our lives take their toll, and in many ways, music finds its way into our healing process. Through the mixing of Live Music and Interview we aim to provide a safe, beautiful space to listen and be heard.

Artists At the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities adjacent to Seattle Center campus. The project is made possible by a 10-year grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken.

Join us as we introduce emerging and established artists and celebrate their talent on a newly revitalized Seattle Center campus. Artists are given a performance opportunity, allowing them to connect with new audiences, display their talents and advance their careers. Visitors to campus and the surrounding neighborhood benefit from surprising and delightful pop-up performances throughout the year. Each year, artists are selected with an equity and social justice lens, ensuring equitable representation for underserved and emerging artists. Artistic genres include music, dance, theater, demonstrations, and multi-disciplinary work.

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Same Day Events Showing Events on May 10, 2024

6:30 p.m.

A Tale of Peter Rabbit

Admission Fee
Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good?
7:00 p.m.

Melanie Martinez: The Trilogy Tour

Admission Fee
Melanie Martinez visits Seattle for The Trilogy Tour at Climate Pledge Arena
7:30 p.m.

The Barber of Seville

Admission Fee
The wheeling and dealing Figaro plays matchmaker between the savvy Rosina and the lovesick Count Almaviva, while Rosina's vulturous guardian does everything he can to keep the lovebirds apart.
7:30 p.m.

Fat Ham

Admission Fee
Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar?
7:30 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: Masks Required Performance

Admission Fee
Conflict is brewing in the streets of Verona as a new generation ages into a war they have no stake in–yet.

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