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5 grain Flatbread with Uncle Harry
10:45am-11:45am Armory Balcony
Join Uncle Harry and learn how to make 5 grain flatbread. Choose your own topping to complete the dish!
African Dance and Drum with Sumayya Diop
12:00pm-12:45pm Loft 3
Groove to the beat with Sumayya E. Diop as she demonstrates the heritage and performance of African dance, drum and song with integrity and love.
Join ARPAN as they showcase artists who promote Folk and Classical India traditions passed through time, while creating relevance to our modern world.
American Sign Language with Visually Speaking
12:15pm-1:00pm Loft 1B
Do you want to speak with your hands? Visually Speaking is an innovative leader in teaching ASL that offers a variety of techniques to learn how.
Aztec Dancing with Ixtlixochitl White Hawk
12:00pm-12:30pm Fisher Pavilion
Learn the culture and traditional dances of the Aztec people with local artist and dancer Ixtlixochitl White Hawk
Beatboxing with AudioPoet
2:15pm-3:00pm Loft 4
Human beatbox James “AudioPoet” Burchfield will teach kids of all ages the beginning components of beatboxing. Join this workshop and see what noises you can make!
Brazilian Capoeira with ICAF
10:15am-10:45am Fisher Pavilion
Get moving with the International Capoeira Angola Foundation as they demonstrate Brazilian Capoeira, an activity that encourages strength building while working together with others.
Creative Drama with Youth Theater Northwest
2:45pm-3:30pm Loft 1B
Through the magic of theatre, Youth Theater Northwest helps young people find their “inner light” of self-confidence, sensitivity, creativity, and leadership.
Dhaanto with Somali Youth and Family Club
1:15pm-2:00pm Armory Loft 3
Learn the steps of the Dhaanto Dance with the Somali Youth and Family Club of Seattle.
Drag Queen Story Time with Aleksa Manila
10:00am-10:45am Armory Loft 1B
All ages story time! Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality who will be sharing stories for the whole family to enjoy.
Duwamish Stories with Blake Shelafoe
11:00am-11:45am Loft 1B
Spirit of Indigenous Peoples Day presents Duwamish Cultural Representative Blake Shelafoe. Join him as he shows us how proud he is of his ancestors and tribe.
11:00am-11:45am Fisher Pavilion
Enjoy some popular Brazilian music with Eduardo Mendonça! He’s a musician, singer, composer, and director who works to keep diversity of Brazilian culture alive in the region.
Family Dance with Clare Woolgrove, Caller
10:45am-11:30am Loft 3
Grab a partner and dance along to a good old singing game with Clare Woolgrove. She loves bringing the barn and ceiligh dances of her youth to families.
Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin
Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin is a group promoting love for tradition and positive values. Dancers learn teamwork, leadership, and community awareness, while dancing!
Global Party with the Shorecrest Dance Team
3:45pm-4:30pm Fisher Pavilion
Get up and dance with STG and the Shorecrest High School Dance Team! They promote diversity by utilizing Hip Hop as their medium.
Hip Hop Dancing with North City Rockers
1:45pm-2:15pm Fisher Pavilion
3:00-3:45 Armory Loft 3
This multi-generational B-Boying Hip Hop crew performs award-winning breakdance and invites the audience to join in the fun.
Homemade Crankies with Dejah Leger
1:30pm-2:15pm Loft 1B
Dejah Leger pairs her musical stylings with moving illustrations known as a Crankie, which have a long history in folk art, popular culture, and vaudeville.
10:00am-10:45am Armory Stage
Medena Pitka is a children folklore program that interweaves knowledge of traditional Bulgarian rituals and knowledge of proverbial lyrics, songs and dance.
Northwest Tap Connection
Dance and learn alongside Northwest Tap Connection as they encourage dancers to grow artistically and technically, and develop leadership skills and social responsibility.
The Not-Its! rock kids and families with their albums that give children their first “rock show” experience. This “Kindie-Rock” quintet will have everyone screaming for more!
Okinawan Music with Mako and Munjuru
1:00pm-1:45pm Loft 4
Explore the culture of Japan! Wearing beautifully stitched kimonos, Mako & Munjuru explore the language, traditional dances and instruments of Okinawa.
Phillipines Rural Dance and Culture with Juliet Cheatle
Exercise the spirit of dancing with The Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington. Collect, preserve, perform and express in art forms the way of life of the Filipino people.
Sunshine Music Together
10:30am-11:15am Loft 4
Introduce your baby or toddler to music! Babies instinctively respond to and imitate loved ones, so caregiver participation is an essential part of this musical environment.
Swing Lessons with Dean Paton
Get your dancing shoes on and learn to swing with instructor, Dean Paton, with accompanying music by Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band.
Swing Dance with Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band
Eckstein’s music program delivers instruction and the pursuit of musical excellence for all students regardless of status or socioeconomic barriers.
Te Fare O Tamatoa
4:15pm-5:00pm Armory Court
Savor the Tahitian culture with Te Fa O Tamatoa as they share intricate dance moves, exhilarating drum beats, song; while wearing eye-catching hand-made Tahitian costumes.
Tunes for Tots with Miss Charlotte
11:45am-12:30pm Loft 4
A sing along for the whole family! Miss Charlotte is the recipient of a 2016 Parents’ Choice Silver Award for her children’s music CD, “A Spoonful of Songs”.
2017 Seattle Children’s Festival Schedule
= Toddler Appropriate Presentations
FISHER PAVILION STAGE sponsored by City Arts
|10:15am – 10:45am||Movement Series: Brazilian Capoeira with International Capoeira Angola Foundation|
|11:00am – 11:45am||Brasilfest presents Eduardo Mendonça|
|12:00on – 12:30pm||Movement Series: Aztec Dancing with Ixtlixochitl White Hawk|
|12:45pm – 1:30pm||The Not-Its!|
|1:45pm – 2:15pm||Movement Series: Hip Hop Dance with North City Rockers|
|2:30pm – 3:15pm||Festival Sundiata presents Northwest Tap Connection|
|3:45pm – 4:30pm||STG presents Global Party with the Shorecrest High School Dance Team|
ARMORY COURT STAGE sponsored by KCTS 9
|10:00am – 10:45am||Medena Pitka with the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Dia de Muertos presents Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin|
|12:45pm – 1:30pm||Traditional Indian Dances with Arpan Arts|
|2:00pm – 2:15pm||Movement Series: Swing Lessons with Dean Paton and Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band|
|2:15pm – 3:15pm||Swing Dance with Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band|
|3:30pm – 3:45pm||Movement Series: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival presents Phillipines Rural Dance, Music and Attire with Juliet Cheatle|
|4:15pm – 5:00pm||
Tahitian Dance and Culture with Te Fare O Tamatoa
Loft 1B: Stories & More
|10:00am – 10:45am||Drag Queen Storytime with Aleksa Manila|
|11:00am – 11:45am||Spirit of Indigenous Peoples Day presents Duwamish Stories with Blake Shelafoe|
|12:15pm – 1:00pm||Learn American Sign Language with Visually Speaking|
|1:30pm – 2:15pm||Homemade Crankies with Dejah Leger|
|2:45pm – 3:30pm||Creative Drama with Youth Theater Northwest|
Loft 3: Dance and Movement sponsored by Event Technology Rentals
|10:45am – 11:30am||Family Dance with Clare Woolgrove, Caller|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||The Creative Advantage presents Sumayya Diop Dance and Drum|
|1:15pm – 2:00pm||Dhaanto Dance with Somali Youth and Family Club|
|3:00pm – 3:45pm||Hip Hop Dance with North City Rockers|
Loft 4: Music and Songs
|10:30am – 11:15am||Sunshine Music Together|
|11:45pm – 12:30pm||Tunes for Tots with Miss Charlotte|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||Traditional Okinawan Music with Mako & Munjuru|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||206 Zulu presents Beatboxing with AudioPoet|
Armory Balcony: Cooking Workshops
|10:45am – 11:45am||Diwali Lights of India presents 5 Grain Healthy Flatbread with Uncle Harry|
|1:15pm – 2:15pm||Cooking with Chef Goddess|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Iranian Festival presents Cooking with Sara Alvay|