Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is pleased to co-sponsor the August 2009 Seattle Art Museum Remix event!

Celebrate Summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park! Join SAM on Friday, August 7, for a unique late-night mashup of art, music, dancing, spoken word and after-dark tours in a social atmosphere. Highlights will include a sunset performance by poet Roberto Ascalon and musician Paul Rucker, DJ sets by Colby b and DJ Freddy King of Pants, live music performances curated by Decibel, and a comics drawing rally with Friends of the Nib.

Tickets: SAM members $5, nonmembers $10, students $8. Purchase tickets at any of SAM's three sites, over the phone by calling the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121, or at the door the night of the event. This event is open to guests age 18 and over only, and the first 100 guests at the door get in FREE.
Date: 8/7/2009
Time: 8 pm–midnight
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park

The night's activities include:

  • A special collaborative sunset performance by poet Roberto Ascalon and musician Paul Rucker beside Alexander Calder's Eagle at 8:30 pm.
  • A stage of internationally renowned recording artists curated by the Decibel Festival in the PACCAR Pavilion, including Rena Jones (Portland) at 9 pm, Filastine (Barcelona) and DJ Collage (Seattle) at 10 pm, and Lusine (Seattle) at 11 pm. The stage will also feature interactive projections from some of Seattle’s most respected digital video artists.
  • Tours of the park after dark with the Strangers: Bethany Jean Clement, Jen Graves, Charles Mudede, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee and Lindy West.
  • A comics drawing rally with Friends of the Nib in the Alvord Art Lab all night.
  • DJ Freddy King of Pants mashing up mixes and DJ Colby b spinning her stellar set in the park beginning at 8 pm.
  • Innovative street moves by the Breakdancing Ninja Clan on the PACCAR Pavilion's south terrace.

SAM is proud to have Pacific Northwest Ballet Backstage Pass, Canoe Social Club, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Decibel Festival, EMP|SFM, Girl Power Hour, Great City, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Northwest African American Fine Arts Association, NW NOMA -- National Organization of Minority Architects, Out for Sustainability, Sustainable Belltown, Sustainable Seattle and Three Dollar Bill Cinema as our August SAM Remix cohosts.