Black History Month

So much to celebrate!

Commemorate the many achievements of accomplished African-Americans throughout the month of February, including a debut music video by Dumi Maraire, unique films, a workshop with DJ Spooky, a book signing, and a tribute to Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame member, Octavia Butler.

Through the Eyes of Art

February 1, 2014

Enjoy a group exhibit of work by regional artists on the theme of gentrification, remarks from Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell, and a live performance by hip-hop artist Draze along with his debut video “The Hood Ain’t the Same.”

Fantastic Voyage: Black Presence in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Technology

February 16, 2014

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival and EMP present a selection of short films and the animated French feature Kirikou and the Sorceress. Curated by Zola Mumford, LHAAFF.

DJ Spooky Multimedia Workshop

February 22, 2014

STG and EMP present DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller who will demonstrate and explore selections from his latest albums and multimedia projects including Of Water and Ice, expanding the concept of DJ and hip-hop with elements of conceptual art, sound art, layering, collage, loops, and layers.

An Evening with Octavia's Brood

February 28, 2014

Attend a tribute to Octavia Butler, member of EMP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame; an interactive reading presented by the co-editors of Octavia’s Brood; and special tribute performances by Gabriel Teodros and Felicia Loud. Music provided by DJ Sassy Black (aka Cat of THEESatisfaction).

Thank you to the following partners for their support of Black History Month:

KUOW 94.9Langston HughesOffice of Arts & Culture SeattleSTGAramark