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Experience Music Program “EMP”, upcoming events: April

MUSEUM / LIVE MUSIC
Thursday, April 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. April’s All Access Night at EMP|SFM will feature local bands State of Security at 6 p.m. and The Acoustic Dovetail Liftkit at 7 p.m. 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

MUSIC

Thursday, April 10-Sunday, April 13 – Pop Conference at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM is proud to present the 2008 Pop Conference on April 10-13, 2008. This year’s theme is Shake, Rattle: Music, Conflict, and Change. The conference will pose the following questions: How does music resist, negate, struggle? Can pop intensify vital confrontations, as well as transform and conceal them? What happens when people are angry and silly love songs aren’t enough?

The largest Pop Conference to date, this year’s event will feature more than 160 presenters across some 40 sessions and panels. The conference is highlighted by a keynote panel inspired by American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, and featuring Louie Perez of Los Lobos and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli on April 10 at 7 p.m. Other highlights include a performance by Seattle political hip-hop leaders Blue Scholars on April 12 at 1 p.m.; a talk about being a “ghostwriter” by the king of the music as-told-to book, David Ritz on April 12 at 6 p.m.; and presentations ranging from music and the war in Iraq, youth struggle from Sierra Leone to Colombia, Bob Marley, grunge’s anti-nostalgia, to John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.”

Venue: EMP|SFM, 325 5th Avenue North
Tickets: Conference registration is free and open to the public, however space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register, send an e-mail to PopConferenceRegistration@empsfm.org or call 206-770-2745 and provide your contact information and the dates you plan to attend.

FILM

Tuesday, April 15 – Exposed: Inside Film at EMP|SFM – The Golden Compass with Writer and Director Chris Weitz

EMP|SFM, in partnership with The Warren Report, presents a new film series, 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 April, The Golden Compass will be screened followed by a conversation with Writer and Director Chris Weitz. Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report will host the evening.

Chris Weitz directed American Pie, About A Boy and most recently, The Golden Compass. He also wrote the screenplay for The Golden Compass and About A Boy, which was nominated for an Oscar.

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

FAMILY

Saturday, April 19 – Family Day at EMP|SFM

EMP|SFM hosts Family Days the third Saturday of every month. April’s Family Day activities include a Jimi Hendrix-themed art project with local artist Diana Falchuk from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; bi-lingual American Sabor tours at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm; and live music in Sky Church. This is a great opportunity to bring the entire family to EMP|SFM and discover the great interactive activities available for children and adults. 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, May 1 – 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. May’s All Access Night at EMP|SFM will feature past Sound Off! bands. 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