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Events

The KBCS events calendar features KBCS sponsored events and concerts as well as events from qualifying non-profits in the KBCS broadcast area. If you have an event you would like to submit for consideration to be added to our events calendar, please read our event criteria then submit your event here.

Events in May 2024

  • Cinco de Mayo at El Centro de la Raza

    Cinco de Mayo at El Centro de la Raza


    May 4, 2024

    El Centro de la Raza will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 4th at Plaza Roberto Maestas in Seattle. This all-ages celebration of latino culture will include food, art, and live performances.

    Plaza Roberto Maestas
    1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St
    Seattle, WA 98144

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    Global Rhythms: The Campbell Brothers

    Global Rhythms: The Campbell Brothers


    May 4, 2024

    Starting in 1997, the Campbell Brothers have released more than six albums that take Sacred Steel African American gospel music and presents it as an ascending spiral of spirit inspired guitars and high-energy rhythms.

    Town Hall Seattle
    1119 8th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Kayak Cleanup @ Lake Union

    Kayak Cleanup @ Lake Union


    May 8, 2024

    Puget Soundkeeper will host a kayak cleanup on Wednesday, May 8th at Lake Union. At this environmental clean-up event, volunteers will help Puget Soundkeeper staff monitor marine pollution and remove debris from the lake.

    Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC)
    2100 Westlake Avenue N #1
    Seattle, WA

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  • QWANQWA: Psychadelic Roots From Addis Ababa

    QWANQWA: Psychadelic Roots From Addis Ababa


    May 9, 2024

    QWANQWA, an ensemble hailing from Addis Ababa, uncovers lesser known traditional sounds from East Africa regions of Ethiopia and beyond—a trance-like chant of the Eritrean tribe of Blen, a psychadelic Somalian cover, an extended Amhara wedding medley, a Mahmoud Ahmed sing-a-long.

    High Dive
    513 N 36th St
    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • The Oldest Hatred: Coming to terms with Antisemitism

    The Oldest Hatred: Coming to terms with Antisemitism


    May 11, 2024

    Humanities Washington will host The Oldest Hatred: Coming to terms with Antisemitism on Saturday, May 11th at Kol Ami Center for Jewish Life in Kirkland. This event will discuss the origins of Jewish stereotypes and will offer attendees strategies to address antisemitism.

    Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life
    308 4th Avenue South
    Kirkland, WA 98033

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    Bushwick Book Club - When the Elephants Dance

    Bushwick Book Club - When the Elephants Dance


    May 11, 2024

    When the Elephants Dance

    The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is a group of musicians dedicated to sharing our combined passion for both music and reading with the Seattle community and beyond. With each performance, a book is chosen which is read by our talented Bushwick artists who then write original music inspired by the book they just read.

    The Rabbit Box
    94 Pike St
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Zoë Schlanger with Brooke Jarvis

    Zoë Schlanger with Brooke Jarvis


    May 14, 2024

    a picture of zoe schalanger

    Town Hall Seattle will host a book talk on Tuesday, May 14th. Science writer Zoe Schlanger will share with attendees an eye-opening and informative look at the ecosystem we live in from her new book “The Light Eaters.”

    Town Hall Seattle
    1119 8th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Love and Modems: How the Early Internet Helped LGBT Communities

    Love and Modems: How the Early Internet Helped LGBT Communities


    May 15, 2024

    Humanities Washington will host “Love and Modems: How the Early Internet Helped LGBT Communities” on Wednesday, May 15th at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. In this talk, MOHAI will discuss how early digital LGBTQ communities used computers for identity exploration, romantic connections, and accessing vital AIDS resources.

    MOHAI
    860 Terry Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 2024 West Seattle Bee Festival

    2024 West Seattle Bee Festival


    May 18, 2024

    The High Point Commons Garden P-Patch will host the West Seattle Bee Festival on Saturday, May 20th . Event attendees can participate in community clean up and learn about bees and their role in our environment.

    Commons Park P-Patch
    3201 SW Graham St
    Seattle, WA 98126

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  • Kayak Cleanup @ Lake Union

    Kayak Cleanup @ Lake Union


    May 22, 2024

    Puget Soundkeeper will host a kayak cleanup on Wednesday, May 22nd at Lake Union. At this environmental clean-up event, volunteers will help Puget Soundkeeper staff monitor marine pollution and remove debris from the lake.

    Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC)
    2100 Westlake Avenue N #1
    Seattle, WA

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  • Northwest Folklife Festival

    Northwest Folklife Festival

    May 24, 2024 May 27, 2024

    Northwest Folklife Promotional Poster

    Join KBCS at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24 – 27 at Seattle Center. We are proud to be part of the Folklife Festival again this year and will be sponsoring the Fisher Green stage. 

    Seattle Center
    305 Harrison St
    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Northwest Folklife Festival

    Northwest Folklife Festival

    May 24, 2024 May 27, 2024

    Northwest Folklife Promotional Poster

    Join KBCS at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24 – 27 at Seattle Center. We are proud to be part of the Folklife Festival again this year and will be sponsoring the Fisher Green stage. 

    Seattle Center
    305 Harrison St
    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Northwest Folklife Festival

    Northwest Folklife Festival

    May 24, 2024 May 27, 2024

    Northwest Folklife Promotional Poster

    Join KBCS at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24 – 27 at Seattle Center. We are proud to be part of the Folklife Festival again this year and will be sponsoring the Fisher Green stage. 

    Seattle Center
    305 Harrison St
    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Northwest Folklife Festival

    Northwest Folklife Festival

    May 24, 2024 May 27, 2024

    Northwest Folklife Promotional Poster

    Join KBCS at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24 – 27 at Seattle Center. We are proud to be part of the Folklife Festival again this year and will be sponsoring the Fisher Green stage. 

    Seattle Center
    305 Harrison St
    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Volunteer Forest Restoration: Brandon St Natural Area

    Volunteer Forest Restoration: Brandon St Natural Area


    May 28, 2024

    The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association will host a forest restoration event on Tuesday, May 28th at the Brandon Street Natural Area in Seattle. Volunteers will be working with DNDA’s Nature Team to remove invasive plants, plant native species, and more.

    Brandon Street Natural Area
    29th Ave SW & SW Brandon St
    Seattle, WA

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  • Mariee Siou @ Fremont Abbey

    Mariee Siou @ Fremont Abbey


    May 30, 2024

    Abbey Arts will host a neo-folk music concert on Thursday, May 30th at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. This concert will feature Mariee Siou, an acclaimed fixture in neo-folk since 2007. Mariee’s soft, potent voice and beautiful wordsmithing makes her a healing singer and visionary artist.

    Fremont Abbey Arts Center
    4272 Fremont Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103

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