May 26-29 is the 46th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival! Folklife is a yearly celebration that promotes the arts and cultures that make Washington unique. Over the four day festival, there are over 800 scheduled performances, including music, dance, film, and visual art demonstrations.
The Northwest Folklife Festival is completely free and takes place throughout Seattle Center. The programming begins at 11:00am every day and ends around 9:00pm. You can view the full schedule, see an area map, and find out what food and shopping vendors will be available on their website.
Don’t miss out on this amazing event to learn more about the great communities and artists around Seattle!
Shoreline Community College is proud to be one of the venues for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Shoreline Community College’s opening night reception is Friday, May 26. It will feature The Odyssey (France), which is a stunning biopic of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a pioneer of sea exploration.
Some highlights of the films at Shoreline Community College include:
Becoming Who I Was (South Korea). From the SIFF website: “After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a beautiful story of faith and unconditional love.”
Woodpeckers (Dominican Republic). From the SIFF website: “This hard-hitting but compassionate prison story from Santo Domingo, shot on location with real inmates, tells the love story between two prisoners in neighboring institutions who communicate through an elaborate sign language known as woodpecking.”
Winnie (France). From the SIFF website: “The absorbing life story of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who fought on the front lines for South African human rights during her husband’s 27-year imprisonment, comes into focus through abundant archival footage and interviews with both her closest friends and those who hoped to silence her.”
Films will be playing all the way through Saturday, June 3rd. You can see the full list of movies playing at Shoreline Community College on the SIFF website, where you can also see the full schedule for all SIFF theaters. Movies are shown in the Shoreline Community College Theatre and tickets are $14 per person, per movie.
The United States celebrated Mother’s Day on May 15th. Shoreline Community College’s International Peer Mentors share how they celebrate their mothers and parents in their home countries!
In China, we celebrate Mother’s day at the second Sunday of May every year. It is the time for mothers to take a break and relax. As children, we usually give our mother carnation as a gift, cook a fancy dinner for our mom, and help with housework. We also sometimes give our mom a massage during that day. The purpose of the Mother’s Day is not only to reduce our mother’s pressure for one day, it is more about raising attention among children to take more care about their mothers.
I would say people in Hong Kong celebrate Mother’s Day like in the US. Grown-up children (usually daughters) would buy flowers and make fancy dinners, as well as spend more time (than usual) with their mums. You know, to appreciate what they have done for us over the years. 🙂 P.S. I love you, mum ❤
In Japan, we have custom that we give mother flowers, especially carnations. Kids give them picture or painting stuffs which made by themselves. Adult give them some stuffs sometimes. But I’m feeling that this custom and Mother’s Day are more forgettable than other events like Christmas as well as Father’s Day in next month. In case of me, I have never given something to my mom since I was in elementary school. 😄
We do not have a proper mother’s day in D.R. Congo. Instead, every May 1st, we celebrate Parent’s Day which is the same day as National Work Day. So, parents don’t go to work which is perfect because we get to spend the entire day with them. What we usually do on that day is go on excursion, cook dinner for the parents, and thank them for everything.
In South Korea, May 8th was originally Mother’s Day in 1956, but in 1973 it officially became Parent’s Day. Since then in South Korea people have been celebrating Parent’s day. On that day we give thanks to our parents, give them flower (carnation) and gifts (card, etc).
Mother’s day in Thailand is on the 12th of August which is on the Queen’s birthday. All or most of Thai people will wear a blue color shirts, and we will gather to sing a song in honor of the Queen. Also, we will spend most of our time on that day with the family, especially mother.
Mother’s day in Jordan is March 21st, we usually celebrate it by buying our mom a gift and a card and going out to have dinner together at night.
Yes, we have Mother’s day in Indonesia. It is not really a big occasion but usually me and my siblings would get a flower or a present and then have dinner afterwards.
The Producers is a beloved musical comedy by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Space Balls, Blazing Saddles). It tells the story of Max Bialstock, a Broadway producer whose last project utterly failed on opening night. He meets accountant Leo Bloom, who realizes they can make money from Bialstock’s misfortune. They team up to create the world’s worst musical ever!
Performances are in the Campus Theater (1600 Building): Fridays and Saturdays, May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm Sunday matinees, May 14, 21 at 3:00pm
Shoreline Community College Students: $12
Seniors, Shoreline Community College Staff, and Non-SCC Students: $16
General Admission: $20
Parking is free during these show times, and there will be refreshments available for purchase. Don’t miss out on this fun and classic American musical!