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Pop that popcorn! Beth Barrett shares highlights from SIFF 2022

Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival is back, bringing world cinema to Seattle. With more than 250 films, viewers can this find year's hybrid festival in person or at home. With so many great offerings, where to begin? Whether you're into documentary, food flicks, WTF (weird, terrifying & fantastic), or inspiring global cinema, Artistic Director Beth Barrett will send you in the right direction with a few of her favorites.


On 100th day in office, Mayor Bruce Harrell looks at changing the narrative

<p>The <a href="https://www.siff.net/festival">Seattle International Film Festival</a> is back, in theatres and online, with a tight ten days of over 250 films. Artistic Director Beth Barret shares film highlights and not-to-be-missed special events happening at SIFF 2022. Runs April 14-24. Created by Howard Shack</p>
Seattle University Conversations

Earlier this week, Mayor Bruce Harrell explained to Seattle University Conversations hosts Prof. Larry Hubbell and Joni Balter how he is addressing Seattle's most troubling issues - crime and homelessness. He also shares his thoughts on police hiring, revitalizing downtown, the reopening of the West Seattle Bridge, avoiding past friction between the mayor’s office and city council, and his plans to build relationships that benefit the city. 


The Love Markets liberate perfection with “Beauty Factory”

Love Markets perform "Beauty Factory"

The 1920s Weimar Berlin-inspired cabaret band The Love Markets will lure you in with their seductively menacing melody in “Beauty Factory,” a rollicking rebellious romp against perfection. The Love Markets are kicking off the Seattle Cabaret Festival at the Triple Door next Friday, April 22!


MS PAM wows the world of pop art

Tariqa Waters

The Martyr Sauce Pop Art Museum (MS PAM) is a stunner. The space has served many purposes over the years, but founder Tariqa Waters says that in light of the rough time we’ve all been through, its current function is to bring light to the world with a vintage-inspired, larger-than-life, immersive art experience.


“Operation New Day” aims to restore downtown hub

Brian Callanan hosts City Inside/Out

Pre-pandemic, more buses rolled through Seattle’s Third Avenue than any other street in North America. With so much transit, business, and tourism in the area, it’s even been called the “lobby” of Seattle. But recently, there's been a spike in violence dramatic enough to shut down the Third and Pike bus stop. Can the mayor’s “Operation New Day” bring new life to the historic corridor?


Join us for a celebration of the anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

Spirit of '62: Celebrating the Seattle World's Fair

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, which opened on April 21, 1962. Join us live on Seattle Channel on the eve of the 60th anniversary for a look back at how the city was changed by the fair, and how it celebrated its international connections. A handful of fair personnel will be there to share memories of the fair and Seattle Center, as well as to look ahead to Seattle's future - and how lessons learned 60 years ago can be applied today as the community recovers from the pandemic. Hosted by KIRO Newsradio's resident historian Feliks Banel, and presented with support from KIRO Newsradio, Downtown Seattle Association and the Space Needle.

Watch "SPIRIT OF '62: Celebrating the Seattle World's Fair," Wednesday, April 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, on Seattle Channel LIVE from the Space Needle, or on Channel 21 on Comcast and Wave.


Seattle Channel receives 10 Emmy nominations

Seattle Channel nominated for ten Emmy awards

Seattle Channel is humbled to receive ten Northwest Regional Emmy Award nominations, including the coveted Overall Excellence, where the channel will compete with some of best public and commercial stations in the area. We're honored to be in such incredible company! Check out the work we were nominated for, which ranges from arts to history to sports to political affairs. We're proud to tell the stories of our great city.


COVID-19 updates: Tests, vaccines, boosters, masks & more

Updates. The federal government's covid.gov is a one-stop website for everything COVID. The site aims to carry the latest information on vaccines, masking advice, how to find free masks, vaccines, treatment information, and local information.

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website sayyescovidhometest.org (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks. Masks remain an important tool in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health experts recommend that people who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or feel sick should wear masks to protect themselves and others when in indoor public spaces.

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