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MAY 26-29 Multicultural arts, music, storytelling, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; features include Pagdiriwang Phillippine Festival Presents, 4-6 p.m. Friday, Center Theatre; Bollywood Showcase, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Friday, Exhibition Hall; The New Cool Show with jazz station KNKX, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Fountain Lawn Stage; Festival Sundiata Presents soul music, youth gospel, African-American step team, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Mural Amphitheatre; Festàl Turns 20 Music Collaboration Showcase, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Center Theatre; Full Day of Dancing with lessons, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion; KBCS Acoustic Showcase, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Green State; New Americana Roots Show, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Back Porch Stage; A Bailar! Latin Dance Party, 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Mural Amphitheatre; Gospel Showcase, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Monday, Mural Amphitheatre; Kindiependent Showcase for kids and families, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Fountain Lawn Stage; Cultural Cuisine cooking demonstrations, noon-12:45 and 2:45-3:15 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, suggested donation $10/person or $20/family per day (

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

MAY 18-JUNE 11 Films from around the world to share original stories, diverse perspectives, and emotional journeys, 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days, SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center; McCall Hall; SIFF Cinema Egyptian; SIFF Cinema Uptown; AMC Pacific Place; Cinerama Theatre; Triple Door; Ark Lodge Cinema; SIFF Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel; Paramount Theatre; Majestic Bay, all in Seattle; Lincoln Square, Bellevue; Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland; Shoreline Community College, Shoreline; $14, discounts for weekday matinees, students, seniors, and SIFF members (

Kitsap Harbor Festival

MAY 27-28 Entertainment, food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, pirates, beer garden, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Bremerton (


MAY 26-28 Music on two main stages and smaller stages, headliners include LCD Soundsystem (Friday), Twenty One Pilots (Saturday), and Chance the Rapper (Sunday), Columbian dance band Bomba Estereo (Saturday), Chicano Batman (Sunday) and Jay Som (Sunday), local talent including the Head and the Heart, the Shins, Car Seat Headrest and Blitzen Trapper, 12:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening, The Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road N.W., George, Grant County: $99.50-$295 (

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Memorial Day, Mill Creek

MAY 26, 29 Commemoration ceremony with speakers, chaplain, the Mill Creek Chorale, raising of the flag, 6 p.m. Friday, Veterans Monument, Library Park; parade to honor local veterans and families of those who died in service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, on Main Street from Mill Creek Town Center to City Hall, Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek (425-293-7463 or

Tankfest Northwest

MAY 27 Display of tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $7-$15, free admission for veteran and active military (206-342-4243 or

Memorial Weekend Train Rides

MAY 27-29 Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women and their families, scenic train excursions aboard antique train through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, the top of Snoqualmie Falls, stop at the Train Shed exhibit building; 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:25 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$20; $5 for active duty, guard, reserve, retired military with ID and their dependent family members (425-888-3030 or

Memorial Day Service, Lake View Cemetery

MAY 29 Gathering at the Nisei War Memorial to honor Japanese Americans and all who gave service and their lives in duty to their country, with keynote speaker, presentation of the colors, prayers and meditations, wreath presentations, 10 a.m. Monday, Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave. E., Seattle (

Memorial Day Ceremony by American Legion Post 123

MAY 29 American Legion Post 123 honors our military-service members who died serving our country; speakers include veterans from World War II and the Korean War, 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Lawton Cemetery (300 yards after the east entrance of Discovery Park on the right), Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (206-909-6853).

Memorial Day, Museum of Flight

MAY 29 Boeing Employees Concert Band performance, 11 a.m.-noon; Memorial Day ceremony keynote speaker Col. Leonard Kosinski, Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, noon-1 p.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle; $13-$23, free museum admission for veterans and active U.S. Military personnel with identification (206-764-5700 or

Memorial Day at Garden of Remembrance

MAY 29 Brief ceremony, presentation of wreaths, performance by Seattle Youth Symphony to honor three Washington state residents who gave their lives in service to our country in the past year and whose names have been added to the wall, the official state memorial to service members who’ve given their lives since 1941, 10 a.m. Monday, Garden of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle (

Memorial Day Service, Acacia Memorial Park

MAY 29 Gathering to remember, honor and celebrate those who gave their lives in service to our country and all loved ones who are no longer with us, 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle (206-362-5525).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Evergreen Washelli

MAY 29 91st annual event honoring America’s heroes and heroines, with placement of 5,000 flags in the Veterans Section; concert, 1:30 p.m.; Service of Remembrance with speaker Col. Brad Klippert, Commander of the Washington State Guard, 2 p.m.; guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery to learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care with guide David Bloch, whose father was a Medal of Honor recipient, 3:15 p.m. Monday; 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-362-5200 or

Memorial Day Ceremony, Forest Lawn

MAY 29 West Seattle American Legion Post 160 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-932-9696).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Renton

MAY 29 Honoring veterans at site of nearly 2,000 etched marble plaques, each representing a military veteran who served their country; 1 p.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Park, 523 S. Third St., Renton (

Tahoma National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

MAY 29 Keynote speaker U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Dolan, B-25 flyover, ceremony to honor those who have served our county, 1 p.m. Monday, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent (425-413-9614).

Memorial Day, St. Patrick Cemetery

MAY 29 To honor and remember those who have died in service to our nation and all who have died;  musicians, bagpiper, 10:15 a.m.; honor guard, celebration of Mass outdoors, bring lawn chairs, with Irish community chaplain Fr. John Madigan, 10:30 a.m., followed by wreath laying, St. Patrick Cemetery, Orillia Road South and South 204th Street, Kent (

Northwest Veterans Museum

MAY 29 Displays to honor veterans, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Lynnwood Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood (

Memorial Day Ceremony, Sumner

MAY 29 Color guard, flower ceremony, laying of wreaths, speaker, 10 a.m. Monday, Sumner Cemetery, 12324 Valley Ave. E., Puyallup (