The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is acclaimed as one of America’s leading musical theatre companies, committed to the development of new works and the next generation of musical theatre artists. Under the leadership of executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong, managing director Bernadine C. Griffin and producing director Bill Berry, the 5th has premiered 17 new musicals since 2001, nine of which have subsequently moved to Broadway including Hairspray (2003 Best Musical Tony Award®, The Wedding Singer, Shrek, Memphis (2010 Best Musical Tony Award®) Catch Me If You Can, A Christmas Story, Scandalous, First Date and Disney’s Aladdin.
Sakura-Con is an annual three-day anime convention held during March or April at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington. The convention, which is traditionally held over Easter weekend, is the largest anime convention in the Northwest and is the 9th largest North American anime convention as of 2015. It is organized by the volunteer Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA).ProgrammingThe convention typically offers anime game shows, anime music video contest, art show, artist alley, dances/raves, collectible card gaming, cosplay chess, cosplay contest, exhibitors hall, fashion show, Japanese cultural arts and presentations (aikido demonstrations, kabuki performances, kendama play, kendo swordsmanship, taiko drumming, tea ceremonies), Japanese pop and rock concerts, karaoke, masquerade ball, panels, table top RPG gaming, video gaming (arcade, console, PC), 24-hour video theaters. The convention runs programming for 24 hours a day.In 2002 the charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised $4,560. The 2010 charity auction also benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation raised $27,000. The convention before holding fundraisers at the 2012 event raised $90,000 for Tsunami relief. The 2015 charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised over $40,000.
GPBF returns! 2016 marks the 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – we invite you to join us inside and outside Elysian Fields in the North Lot of CenturyLink Field, where more than eighty pumpkin beers from near and far will be poured, including 20 or so from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers and their collaborators.
For those who haven’t been to GPBF: we have a giant, several-hundred pound pumpkin that is scooped, scorched, filled with Elysian pumpkin beer, sealed and conditioned, and then tapped at the fest for all to enjoy!
GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture.
This unique race to the top of the Columbia Center in full combat gear and self contained breathing apparati (SCBA) is the largest individual firefighter competition in the world. The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees.
Seattle Interactive spotlights disruptive thinking and technologies impacting how we work, how we play, and our day-to-day lives. Behind the boldest ideas are innovators unafraid to challenge convention and change the conversation. SIC is a place where new ideas are shared, new connections are made, and the first step to the next big thing is taken.
SIC draws the thousands of attendees from cutting-edge businesses, leading brands, and cultural beacons, based in the Northwest and around the world. Sessions cover marketing, branding, strategic development, communications, design, culture, creativity, and more.