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EMP – updates (Experience Music Program)

EMP|SFM Events Calendar for June, July and August 2008

Please note: Hours of the museum have changed for the summer.

EMP|SFM
is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

FILM

EMP|SFM, in partnership with The Warren Report, present Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM. The series includes new films, cult favorites and classic sci-fi and music films. Each screening is followed by a behind-the-scenes look through an interactive discussion with actors, directors or screenwriters associated with the film.

In June, EMP|SFM presents Terra, a new animated film that puts a spin on the traditional alien invasion premise. Director and animator Aristomenis Tsirbas will be present to discuss his film. Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report will host the evening.

Originally made as a seven minute animated short in 2003, Tsirbas explains that the new full-length Terra gives “the aliens as much of a character and as much sympathy and complexity as we do for the humans” in an alien film. The plot centers on Mala (voiced by Evan Rachel Wood), living on the planet Terra where peace and tolerance are the norm. Little does Mala know that the inhabitants of Earth have exhausted their resources and are searching for a new home. Terra also features the voices of Dennis Quaid and Luke Wilson among others.

In collaboration with Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM, Revolution Bar & Grill is pleased to offer a film-themed happy hour before the screenings. Stop by the restaurant to mingle and take advantage of appetizer and drink specials from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information visit Revolution Bar & Grill online.

Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: JBL Theater at EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free to EMP|SFM and The Warren Report members; $5 general public, 206.770.2702 or 1.877.EMP.SFM1. Reserved seats unclaimed 10 minutes prior to the event are subject to be released to the wait list. Films and conversations are candid; some material may not be suitable for all ages.

FAMILY / LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, June 21 – “1 in 4 Million” Birthday Celebration and Family Day at EMP|SFM

Join us and celebrate more than 4 million visitors and the museum’s 8th birthday. Great prize giveaways, free birthday treats and many activities, including a family-friendly seminar on why we love and fear robots, led by popular author Daniel H. Wilson at 2 p.m. Wilson is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics and author of several books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where’s My Jetpack? and How to Build a Robot Army.

The day also features musical performances by local band Board of Education at 12 noon and 1 p.m. in Sky Church; bilingual docent tours of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music at 1:30 and 3 p.m.; and a robot art project from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SpinKids Station. The celebration is generously sponsored by IKEA, Star 101.5 FM, Guitar Center and Daniel’s Catering.

Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free for EMP|SFM members or with a paid admission, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth, military and students with ID, free for children 10 and under

INTERVIEW

Friday, June 27 – Oral History Live! An Evening with Krist Novoselic
The Oral History Live! series features intimate interviews before a live audience. Enjoy an evening with Krist Novoselic, best known as the bassist for Nirvana. He currently plays in the band Flipper and has been active in politics, including creating JAMPAC, the Joint Artists and Musicians Political Action Committee. Jacob McMurray, senior curator at EMP|SFM, will interview Krist Novoselic.

Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: JBL Theater at EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free to EMP|SFM members; $5 general public, 206-770-2702 or 1-877-EMP-SFM1

MUSEUM / LIVE MUSIC

Thursday, July 3 – All Access Night at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM offers free admission and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday evening of every month.

July’s All Access Night at EMP|SFM will feature Elspeth Savani at 6 and 7 p.m in Sky Church. Savani’s singing is strongly rooted in Cuban song – rhythmic and improvisatory. Her quartet features song forms from all over Latin America with a heavy infusion of jazz harmony. She has been singing for and directing Orchestra Zarabanda (formerly Yerbabuena), a 10-piece Cuban charanga band, for the better part of a decade. She was nominated by Earshot Jazz as “Best Emerging Artist” of 2007. All Access Nights are sponsored by The Boeing Company.

Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free and open to the public

Information: Call 206-770-2702 or 1-877-EMP-SFM1

FILM

Tuesday, July 15 – Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM – The Objective with Director Daniel Myrick

EMP|SFM, in partnership with The Warren Report, present Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM. The series includes new films, cult favorites and classic sci-fi and music films. Each screening is followed by a behind-the-scenes look through an interactive discussion with actors, directors or screenwriters associated with the film.

In July, The Objective will be screened followed by a conversation with director and screenwriter Daniel Myrick. Daniel Myrick is the director of the pioneering film, The Blair Witch Project. Myrick’s latest film, The Objective tells the story of a CIA operative sent to lead a team into the desert of Afghanistan to make contact with a man known as “Mohammed Aban.” Instead they find something else, something that even their elite training hasn’t prepared them for. Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report will host the evening.

In collaboration with Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM, Revolution Bar & Grill is pleased to offer a film-themed happy hour before the screenings. Stop by the restaurant to mingle and take advantage of appetizer and drink specials from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information visit Revolution Bar & Grill online.

Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: JBL Theater at EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: (On sale June 12) Free to EMP|SFM and The Warren Report members; $5 general public, 206.770.2702 or 1.877.EMP.SFM1. Reserved seats unclaimed 10 minutes prior to the event are subject to be released to the wait list. Films and conversations are candid; some material may not be suitable for all ages.

FILM | LIVE MUSIC

Wednesday, July 16 – Screening of Timbuktoubab and concert by Markus James

Join EMP|SFM for a special evening of film and music with musician Markus James and The Wassonrai, featuring Yacouba Diarra, Amadou Camara and Karamba Dioubate.

Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: (On sale June 9 for members and June 12 for general public) $7 for members, $10 for general public

Information: Call 206-770-2702 or 1-877-EMP-SFM1

FAMILY / LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, July 19 – Family Day at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM hosts Family Days the third Saturday of every month. July’s Family Day activities include Rhythm Ambassadors, a fun educational workshop led by local musician and educator Arturo Rodriguez at 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. in Sky Church. Rhythm Ambassadors act as emissaries for Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin historical and cultural awareness through the universal language of music and dance. Their workshop will feature both traditional and contemporary forms of Afro-Cuban music and dance, illustrating the development and influence of these rhythmically complex art forms while creating a high-energy aural, visual, and cultural experience for the audience.

July’s Family Day also features drum workshops with Seattle Drum School in Demo Lab; bilingual docent tours of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music at 1:30 and 3 p.m.; and a fun art project from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SpinKids Station. Family Days are sponsored by IKEA.

Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free for EMP|SFM members or with a paid admission, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth, military and students with ID, free for children 10 and under

MUSEUM / LIVE MUSIC

Thursday, August 7 – All Access Night at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM offers free admission and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday evening of every month. August’s All Access Night at EMP|SFM will feature The Endeavors at 6 p.m. and Tea Cozies at 7 p.m. in Sky Church.

Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free and open to the public

Information: Call 206-770-2702 or 1-877-EMP-SFM1

FAMILY / LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, August 16 – Family Day at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM hosts Family Days the third Saturday of every month. August’s Family Day features musical performances by beloved local kids band Recess Monkey at 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. in Sky Church; drum workshops with Seattle Drum School in SpinKids Station; and bilingual docent tours of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Family Days are sponsored by IKEA.

Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free for EMP|SFM members or with a paid admission, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth, military and students with ID, free for children 10 and under

FILM

Tuesday, August 19 – Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM – Altered by Elvis with Directors Jayce and Tiffany Bartok

EMP|SFM, in partnership with The Warren Report, present Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM. The series includes new films, cult favorites and classic sci-fi and music films. Each screening is followed by a behind-the-scenes look through an interactive discussion with actors, directors or screenwriters associated with the film.

In August, EMP|SFM presents a screening of Altered by Elvis with directors Jayce and Tiffany Bartok. Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report will host the evening.

Altered By Elvis is a documentary that explores lives deeply and permanently affected by Elvis Presley. It follows those who have been imprinted, fathered, fulfilled and even destroyed by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

In collaboration with Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM, Revolution Bar & Grill is pleased to offer a film-themed happy hour before the screenings. Stop by the restaurant to mingle and take advantage of appetizer and drink specials from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information visit Revolution Bar & Grill online.

Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: JBL Theater at EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Free to EMP|SFM and The Warren Report members; $5 general public, 206-770-2702 or 1-877-EMP-SFM1

Museum Hours:

EMP|SFM is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 23, 2008 through September 1, 2008. EMP|SFM will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 2, 2008 through May 21, 2009.

Museum Admission:

General adult admission to Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) is $15. Admission for seniors, youth, military and students (w/ID) is $12, and admission for children under 5 is free.