Downtown Lowdown: Week of 5/9 – 5/15

Downtown Lowdown: Your weekly dose of the top-level events happening in Downtown Seattle.

Monday, May 9 — “Wave Sine” in Occidental Square

PARKOURCome celebrate the work of artist Scott Trimble. “Wave Sine” is a 75-foot, wooden wave first seen at the University of Washington. You can sit on it, lie on it and jump around it through the end of June.

Where: Occidental Square



Tuesday, April 12 — Food trucks in the parks

Food Trucks low angle wideOur food trucks are ready to serve you delicious meals (for lunch and dinner), six days per week in Westlake and five days a week in Occidental. Check out the schedules for Westlake Park and Occidental Square!




Wednesday, May 11 — EXPO 16: Art and Design BFA Exhibition

EXPO16_MultipleViews_0215Cornish College’s graduating class has displayed their artistic talents through a variety of media, including print, installation, photography, painting, sculpture and writing. The exhibition is open Wednesdays through Sundays.

When: 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sundays until May 15

Where: Art – 2000 Terry Ave. Design – 2014 Terry Ave.


Thursday, May 12 — A Rap on Race

RORslides1Inspired by a conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead, A Rap on Race re-energizes the current conversation on race in America and challenges the borders between dance and theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday

Where: Seattle Repertory Theatre

Tickets: Buy them here.


Friday, May 13 — Argosy Cruise

Argosy-Cruises-1Cruise season is upon us! Visit Argosy Cruises to see a wide range of beautiful sight-seeing trips around Elliott Bay, Lake Washington, Lake Union and more.

When: All summer long.

See schedule for times and prices.



Saturday, May 14 — iFEST at Seattle Center

iFest-poster_FINALv2_WEBiFEST is an independent video game festival with dozens of games from established studios and first-time developers. It’s free and open to all ages!

When: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday

Where: Seattle Center Armory

More info.





Saturday, May 14 — Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival Harbor Open House

cache_2304409Three harbors are open for tours at Pier 66 and the Downtown Waterfront. This open house includes a chowder cook-off, a Vigor welding booth, military and government displays, survival suit public time trials, face painting, sand art, Puget Sound Maritime crafts for kids, Center for Wooden Boats kids’ boat building and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday

Where: Pier 66 and the Downtown Waterfront

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