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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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March 6, 2015 @ 7:00 am - March 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

$20 – $30

Each year, City Arts pairs artists who work in different media, inviting them to leap out of their comfort zones for a special collaboration. We commission each duo to create a unique experience. The alchemy is already underway with each of these special collaborations. Though the details of their performances will remain secret until the curtain goes up on opening night, we’ll be sharing a bit more about the artists in the weeks to come. Stay tuned…and get your tickets now!

The 2015 Artist Duos
Conceptual artist C. Davida Ingram 
& composer/performer Hanna Benn
Rapper Raz Simone 
& multimedia artist Justin Roberts
Photographer Steven Miller 
& theatrical superpower Sarah Rudinoff
Vocalist okanamodé SoulChilde 
& aerialist Lara Paxton
Poet Sarah Galvin 
& musician/philosopher David Nixon

A party in the lobby will follow the Saturday night performance. This event is 21+. No-host bars are available pre-show, at intermission and during Saturday’s after-party.

“I was in complete awe throughout the entire show as performers…pushed the boundaries of art and made new and spectacular creations that left me wanting more. This was beyond just talent, it was full on collaborations between people of immense talent making things that were new and exciting, and absolutely wonderful.” —Jeremy Buben, Art Nerd, 2014

“Indisputably, the pairings in this year’s Genre Bender produced interesting work that tackled heavy topics. The works clearly embraced the strengths and influences of each artist.” —Ciara McCormack, Seattle Dances, 2014


March 6, 2015 @ 7:00 am
March 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
$20 – $30


Cornish Playhouse


City Arts