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From Wikimedia Commons: "The strike committee set up soup kitchens and distributed as many as 30,000 meals each day. In the photo, a woman serves a plate of food to a striking worker."
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From Wikimedia Commons: "The strike committee set up soup kitchens and distributed as many as 30,000 meals each day. In the photo, a woman serves a plate of food to a striking worker."

Seattle weekend in culture: Friday, February 8

Due to the winter storm advisory, Seattle Art Museum has cancelled this weekend's 'Winter in the Park' activities. The University of Washington has also decided to close at noon on Friday 2/8.


Snowy forecasts haven’t put a chill on local arts and cultural organizations — yet. This weekend they've scheduled activities for all ages. Before you head out, double check for cancellations.

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riday, February 8:

LANGSTON, the programming arm of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, teams up with Seattle Theater Group to present “Roger Guenver Smith: Frederick Douglass NOW.

Smith melds excerpts from the 19th-century abolitionist’s writings with a jazz-infused score to create a one-man show inspired by Hal Holbrook’s solo interpretation of Mark Twain.

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riday, February 8:

This year marks the centennial of two major events in Washington state labor history: Seattle’s General Strike, and the 1919 Centralia Tragedy, a deadly labor uprising.

University of Washington’s Allen Library, on the Seattle campus, presents an ongoing exhibition called “Solidarity Centennial,” curated by the UW’s Labor Studies program. It’s free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 9.

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Weather willing, Seattle Art Museum continues its Winter in the Park Kids' Saturday programming at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Artists and educators offer free, hands-on activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a 12:30 p.m. screening of the Pixar animated film “Coco.”

Listen to Morning Edition with Angela King every Friday to hear the new weekend culture picks. You can subscribe to Marcie Sillman's monthly email arts newsletter at KUOW.org/newsletters