Black History Month
A month of programming celebrating the many achievements made by African Americans.
Commemorate the many successes and advancements of accomplished African Americans throughout the month of February, including performances from Draze and Northwest Tap Connection, a screening of Purple Rain, and more.
Campout Cinema: Purple Rain
Friday, February 19, 2016
As part of Black History Month, EMP's Campout Cinema presents Prince's first starring film with Purple Rain (1984). The event will also feature specially curated music videos of artists inspired by Prince. Tickets include admission to Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume, where you can explore the evolution of the guitar through the lives and accomplishments of other musical innovators.
8:00pm (doors 7:00pm); Sky Church at EMP Museum
$12 ($10 EMP members). 21+.
When Doves Sing: '80s Karaoke Night
Friday, February 19, 2016
Let loose at this super fun night hosted by Baby Ketten karaoke, taking place right after Campout Cinema: Purple Rain! With a curated song list featuring all the greatest hits from the '80s including Prince; artists from the Prince stratopsphere (The Time, Sheila E, Apollonia 6, etc.) with an emphasis on R&B/pop/dance/funk/sexy party songs; and a smattering of late '70s and early '90s for good measure.
10:30pm–1:00am; The Lounge at EMP Museum
Through the Eyes of Art
Friday, February 26, 2016
Presented by EMP Museum and Brandkings, Through the Eyes of Art is the city’s premier Black History Month celebration. Now in its third year, the event will take an artistic look at the topic of Black Love featuring live performances from Draze and others, presentation of the Servant of the People Award honoring gospel singer Pat Wright and Gregg Alex (Matt Talbot Center), and an art show from some of Seattle's top painters and photographers.
7:00pm–11:00pm; Sky Church at EMP Museum
$15 ($10 EMP members). All ages.
Northwest Tap Connection
Friday, February 12, 2016
Enjoy an evening of captivating choreographed dance from Northwest Tap Connection youth performers in this special performance, and partake in a discussion about the transformative power of dance in urban communities.
7:00pm–9:00pm; Sky Church at EMP Museum
$10 ($8 EMP members). All ages.
EMP is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and Seattle Writes to present The Door to a Pink Universe writing contest.
Seattle Writes invites writers to submit a work of flash fiction to The Door to a Pink Universe competition in honor of EMP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame member and Seattle resident Octavia Butler.
Deadline: February 29, 2016