Step back in time to the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation! Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI, American Spirits brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life through a re-created speakeasy, films, photos, multimedia, and more that 100 rare artifacts. -MOHAI
PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection, MOHAI
Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times
Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times
In Washington State, Prohibition lasted from 1916 until 1933. Local police and federal agents made regular raids and arrests. Circa 1921.
At the new MOHAI show, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” Maria Lunder, 10, of Seattle, tries to do the “Charleston” dance, using the foot prints on the dance floor.
At the new MOHAI show, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”, a wall displays vintage police photos of bootleggers.
The exhibit marks a 12-city national tour that begins at EMP, where it will be on view January 31 through October 4, 2015
Explore the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars™ universe in this special behind-the-scenes look at the costumes that shaped the identities of the most iconic characters of our time.
Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and designers—and reveals the powerful connection between character and costume.
TheMuseum Pass allows you to use your Seattle Public Library card to reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge.
In this fun, hands-on workshop, teens learn about what kinds of questions get people talking, and then interview each other using professional audio recorders. This program is open to teens 13-19 years of age.
RadioActive is a radio journalism program for teens, based at KUOW 94.9 radio.
Teens ages 16-18 may want to stay afterwards to learn more about a competitive paid summer intership and get assistance filling out an application.
Registration is required. Please call the University Branch at 206-684-4063 to register.
When? Today Saturday May 2nd @ 6-8 p.m. (You’ll get to be in the library after hours! The Ballard Branch closes at 6 p.m. and will re-open especially for Spilled Ink attendees. )
This event will showcase student works including art and photography, along with a screening of student-produced videos at 6:30 p.m. Live music and spoken word will be performed throughout the evening by local artists Roy Street, Golden Years, Dragon & Android, Ternbern Quertet, Eli Goldberg, Noah Forslun and Sophia Hermann.
There will also be a ukulele jam with members of the Ballard Ukulele Club that all are welcome to join. Players are invited to bring their own instrument to the jam, or play one of the limited number of ukuleles that will be available.
For more info call the Ballard Branch @ 206-684-4089
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY for short) was founded by three Washingtonians shortly after their high school graduations. What started as a one-day showing of young filmmakers’ work has now grown into the largest international festival for filmmakers under 25 years of age. It’s currently an annual three-day showing at the SIFF Uptown and Cinerama theaters in downtown Seattle.
The Central Branch Library recently had a showcase of some of the best pieces from last year’s NFFTY lineup. Works ranged from the highly comical “Iceberg” about Marcus, a teenage thespian, cast as the iceberg in his school’s production of “Titanic”, to a hard-hitting visual story about terrorism in Egypt titled “Trapped”. In addition to other comedic and dramatic shorts, they screened music videos, a documentary, and the 2015 NFFTY trailer (which can be seen here) that alluded to the same high quality of work to come in this year’s festival.
NFFTY this year takes place the weekend of April 23-26. There are panels with professional filmmakers and a variety of films to see, all grouped by common themes. A Day pass gets you access to all of the sections of events/showings on that day. You can see all of them, or just go to the few that pique your interest the most. There are some sections of family-friendly shorts (all noted on the festival website as “Family”), selections of historical dramas, thrillers, animation, a feature-length film, and so much more! It’s a perfect opportunity to see young people make beautiful, meaningful, intelligent work and it is always a blast.
The full festival line-up, tickets, and more information on the festival can be found on NFFTY’s website.
A real treat for music lovers of all kinds, flamenco and jazz in particular.
The musical group Acoustic Fantasy performs original instrumental music consisting of styles like Flamenco, jazz and some elements of classical and folk music. Acoustic Fantasy is fronted by guitar virtuoso Sergey Ignatov and is backed by musicians of equal caliber and exceptional musicianship.
A must see. Great family entertainment!
Sergey Ignatov – Lead Guitar Julia Ignatova – Violin, Keyboard Ilya Ignatov – Guitar Farko Dosumov – Bass Ahmad Yousefbeigi – Percussion Andrey Zasypkin – Drums
Приглашаем всех на концерт музыкальной группы “Acoustic Fantasy”, кторая исполняет в основном музыку собственного сочинения, используя при этом различные стили и направления музыки такие как “Фламенко”, “Джаз” с элементами классической и народной музыки мира. Автором музыки является лидер группы гитарист Сергей Игнатов. Виртуозное исполнение каждого музыканта в группе не оставит вас равнодушными. Такой другой группы в Америке нет.
Состав группы “Acoustic Fantasy”: Сергей Игнатов – Гитара Юлия Игнатова – Скрипка-Клавишные Илья Игнатов – Гитара Фархад Досумов – Басс-Гитара Ahmad Yousefbeigi – cajon Андрей Засыпкин – Ударные Инструменты
Bill Speidel’sUnderground Tour is a world-famous tour that I would definitely recommend. Starting in Doc Maynard’s Public House – a saloon from the 1890s, the tour takes you across Pioneer Square and eventually makes its way underground. At the first site is one of the first flush toilets in Seattle, invented by Thomas Crapper. The same site holds props from the 1973 movie The Night Strangler: a decorative wooden door, and a beaten up red couch.
From there, the tour moves on to the second site. Though it may seem like a giant wall of bricks, it is actually proof of the fact that Seattle was built on sawdust. Considered to be Seattle’s first economic father, Henry Yesler himself stated “We commenced sawing wood under a shed in March ’53; the saw dust we filled swamps with, and the slabs we built a wharf with.” The third and final underground site presents an old bathtub. Not every house had a bathtub and most settlers had one bath a month; once a bathtub was filled with water, a dollar would be charged to first person in the bathtub, fifty cents to the second, a quarter to the third person, and so on. Imagine paying fifty cents to bathe in dirty water!
The tour ends in Rogues Gallery, the Underground Tour gift shop. It features a fancy porcelain crapper imported from England, antique typewriters, and much more. Taking the tour is a very engaging experience that reveals little-known facts about Seattle. The tour guides are very engaging and tell you several stories, ranging from ghost stories to embarrassing stories that our early settlers wouldn’t want you to know.
Then do I have the weekend event for you! Jet City Improv, Seattle’s own Improv Theater is hosting their annual Seattle Open this weekend! The Seattle Open is an improv competition for high school teams where students are judged based on their energy, creativity, and of course, improv. Watch some of western Washington’s most talented high school improvisers in the Semi-Finals and the Finals of the competition this weekend! Returning champs Charles Wright Academy will be there, along with two teams from Ingraham High School and representatives from three other schools! The preliminary round of the competition was last weekend letting only six out of eleven teams through to the second round.The competition will be held at Jet City Improv in the University district and tickets are free (there is a $5 suggested donation)! These students are crazy talented and it is sure to be an entertaining event!
Or if for some crazy reason you have plans this weekend and can’t make it, Jet City is a great place to go year round. They often have themed long-form shows running, as well as their usual Jet City show. It’s fun for everyone and always a good time! Support local improv, local theater and local students and come on out to Jet City this weekend!!!
Jet City Address: 5510 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Semi-Finals Showtime: 2:00 PM Saturday March 14th 2015