Feb 15

Seattle Opera has big plans for its new headquarters at Seattle Center

The glass walls of the Seattle Opera at the Center building at Mercer Street and Fourth Avenue North will be a far cry from the opera’s current administrative space. But they are also a way to literally and figuratively invite the public behind the scenes of one of the most complex art forms.

    Seattle Opera has big plans for its new headquarters at Seattle Center
    Seattle Opera's glass-clad, $60 million headquarters at Seattle Center, which the company plans to move into this fall, is representative of how it hopes to invite the public behind the scenes of one of the most complex art forms. Share story In recent months, Seattle Opera has been putting up the last steel beams and constructing the exterior framing of its new headquarters at Seattle Center, all in preparation for the glass that will eventually encase the building and serve as a symbol of how the opera plans to connect with the public.

Jan 25

Community calendar: Sportsmen’s Show, GroundFrog Day, Belgian beer fest

SAT Children and families invited to opening celebration for education-based child care location, ribbon-cutting ceremony, dance party, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 601 Valley St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-886-3999 or kiddieacademy.com/events/danceparty/?l=seattle-at-queen-anne).

This article has 14 other Seattle locations (Show)

FRI Music by Valse Cafe Orchestra, swing, Latin, waltzes; masks required, available at the door, 9 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $65 (brownpapertickets.com/event/3208596).

SAT Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html).

SAT Traditional piping in the haggis, poetry and songs of Robert Burns, Highland piping, Scottish dancers, 5 p.m. Saturday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; $45 (caledonians.com/special-upcoming-event.php).

...training and job placement programs; seating 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1, FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St., Seattle; $29.95 (206-267-7601 or farestart.org...

SAT Plan and prep your edible garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

...out of recycled materials, no musical experience required, noon Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai...

FEB. 1 Exhibits, programs and events on the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent; free admission 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 1, Northwest African Museum of History & Industry, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/).

FEB. 1 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1; Museum Experience tours offered at discounted rates, $7.95-$11.95, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).

FRI Visitors become part of guest artist’s process, 7 p.m. Friday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, preregister (tickets.seattleartmuseum.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=11).

SUN Guided tour for adults, focusing on conifers from the Northwest and around the world, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/about/events/).

PLAN AHEAD Walk to look for salamanders as they search for mates, for ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-684-7434).

SUN Explorers, scientists, photographers share stories and images; NASA astronaut Terry Virts, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $34 and up (206-215-4747 or benaroyahall.org).

...our changing climate with presentations and panel discussion, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lagunitas Taproom, 1550 N.W. 49th St., Seattle; free (strangertickets.com/events/51170025/climate-science-on-tap-presents-going-to-extremes-is...

...p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch...

    Community calendar: Sportsmen's Show, GroundFrog Day, Belgian beer fest
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2018. Share story SAT-SUN Speakers, information on binoculars and scopes for birding, presentations on swans that migrate to the area for the winter, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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