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Fri May 27, 2011
Fortieth Folklife ushers in summer (unofficially, of course)
More than 200,000 people are expected to visit the Seattle Center over the Memorial Day Weekend for the 40th annual Folklife Festival.
About 1,000 music, dance and other events are scheduled over four days, starting Friday, at indoor and outdoor sites. The festival also includes food and craft booths.
You can even listen to Folklife on streaming audio.
Cost: Free. Donation encouraged - $10 per person/$20 per family
Hours: Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Getting there: Seattle Center traffic, hotline and parking info, 206-233-3989. Bike route info here. Metro Transit trip planner here or 206 -553-3000. Sound Transit Link light-rail information here or call 206- 398-5000. Monorail? It has a website and their phone number is 206-905-2620.
New Science Center Exhibit
Meanwhile, a new exhibit opens Friday at the Pacific Science Center, which is at the Seattle Center. It showcases the work of University of Washington oceanographer Deborah Kelley who studies hydrothermal vents and underwater volcanoes.
Her exhibit is in the Portal to Current Research space that features local scientists.
No ap for that. Yet, anyway.