Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.

Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.

Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Arts Gumbo 2019 SAMOA

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rainier Arts Center presents Arts Gumbo 2019-SAMOA!

Talofa lava! (Greetings)!
We invite you to celebrate Samoan culture through their traditional music & dance, delicious food, arts and children’s crafts. A family-friendly festival showcasing an amazing Island culture!

Arts Gumbo event program:
5:30 pm
Doors Open

6:00 pm
Welcome to Arts Gumbo 2019
Master of Ceremonies – Ben Leiataua Jr.

Animated Short Films – Legends of Samoa
The Turtle and The Shark animation by Ryan Woodard
Sina and the Eel animation by Doveton Live.

6:15 pm Samoan Music and Dance
Lumana’i o le Pasefika (Future of the Pacific) Cultural Group

7:30 pm Polynesian Crafts for Kids!
Make your own kukui nut lei or bracelet
Get a samoan ie (polynesian wrap)

7:30 pm A Taste of the Islands
Island Breeze Catering
Pineapple-BBQ Chicken, Oka (Poke), Sapasui (rice noodle with beef) and Panikeke (Deep-fried donut) and Poi Fa’i (Blended ripe banana and coconut smoothies).

FREE Arts Gumbo Book Chats schedule
Columbia City Library
Thursday, Oct 17, 6:00pm-7:45pm
“Where we once belonged” by Fia Figiel

Rainier Arts Center is a program of SEEDArts



Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States


Rainier Arts Center