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April 21, Seattle Center Campus Sponsored by Bartell Drugs
The Next Fifty Opening Day

 The Next Fifty Opening Day sponsored by Bartell Drugs

April 21, 2012

Join us for The Next 50 Opening Day sponsored by Bartell Drugs on Saturday, April 21. Opening Day is live entertainment, celebrity guests, special exhibits, food, fun and surprises, as part of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair.  Programming, dates and times subject to change.

*FREE admission except for starred events/offerings.

10am Celebrating Century 21 Exhibit Opening International Fountain Pavilion
10:30am – 12 noon Opening Ceremony Mural Amphitheatre
  Paul Deanno from KOMO 4 TV
John Keister from Almost Live!
Theatrical reading by actor Tom Skerritt of excerpts from
The Future Remembered 1962 World’s Fair commemorative book
Seattle Men’s Chorus vocal performance
Guest speakers, elected officials and much more!
12:30pm – 1pm Garfield High School Drum Line International Fountain Area
12:30pm – 1pm  Chief Sealth High School Marching Band Mural Amphitheatre
1pm – 2pm Children's Rocket-Making Workshop The Armory/Center House
1pm – 2pm Doppler - Seattle Storm mascot Seattle Center Campus
1pm – 4pm Community Crochet for Mandy Greer's art installation
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium
The Armory/Center House
1:30pm – 2pm Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team Mural Amphitheatre
1:30pm – 2pm Northside Drill Team International Fountain Area
1:30pm – 2pm Human Harmony Choral Academy The Armory/Center House
2pm 1962 Flash Mob Fisher Pavilion Lawn
2pm Emerald City Search Mural Amphitheatre
2pm – 2:30pm   Leschi and Hawthorne School Choirs The Armory/Center House
2pm – 3:30pm   Northwest Native Cultural presents Living Expressions of Pacific Coast Native Peoples Mural Amphitheatre
3pm – 4pm Book-It Repertory Theatre – The Future Remembered The Armory/Center House
4pm Rat City Rollergirls International Fountain Area
4pm – 4:30pm Jazz and gospel saxophonist Jacqueine Echols The Armory/Center House
4pm – 5pm 56th US Army Band – Heavy Left Mural Amphitheatre
4:30pm – 5pm Seven Diels band The Armory/Center House
4:30pm – 5pm Pat Graney – modern dance performance
The Chair Spectacle


International Fountain

All Day Activities:

9am – 5pm 1962 Television Shows   The Armory/Center House
9am – 5pm World’s Fair Footage in Harrison St. Art Gallery The Armory/Center House
10am – 5pm Balloon Artist, Caricature Artist & Face Painter* The Armory/Center House
10am – 5pm The Next Fifty Information Booth Mural Amphitheatre
10:30am – 4:30pm Celebrating Century 21 Exhibit
Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 Public Radio
International Fountain Pavilion
10:30am – 8:30pm NASA’s Driven to Explore Exhibit The Armory/Center House
11am – 5pm Our Sustainable Futures Experience Exhibit Next 50 Pavilion
11am – 6pm Food Trucks and Carts* Seattle Center Campus
Skillet Street Food • Athena’s Gyros • Barriga Llena • Big Food •
Big House BBQ • The Bistro Box • Charlie’s Buns & Stuff • Crisp
Creperie • Curry Now • Dante’s Inferno Dogs • Good Humor Ice
Cream • Kaosamai Thai Cook Truck • Kornman of Washington •
Lumpia World Mobile • Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream •
Raney Brothers BBQ • Rollin’ Q • Street Treats • Street Donuts •
Here and There Grill • Caribreoso
12 noon – 4:30pm Swing Ride and Monkey Motion South Fountain Lawn and Fisher Pavilion Rooftop
12 noon – 5pm  Living City Design Competition Exhibit Playhouse/INTIMAN
12 noon – 5pm  Earth Portal* Next 50 Plaza
12 noon – 6pm  Beer Garden with Trivia Games* Fisher Pavilion Rooftop
12:30pm – 5pm Skateboarding Party Seattle Center Skatepark

The Next Fifty is sponsored by KOMO, KUOW 94.9, Seattle Center Monorail, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bartell Drugs, T-Mobile, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, City of Seattle, and Seattle Center Foundation.


KUOW 94.9

Seattle Monorail

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bartell Drugs

City of Seattle
Seattle Center Foundation

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