Find Posts By Topic

Mayor’s inaugural events feature arts

We are pleased to bring arts and culture to Mayor McGinn’s inaugural festivities this weekend at City Hall. We hope you can join us Saturday, Jan. 9, when the mayor will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. to celebrate the city’s commitment to openness, transparency and the spirit of service in Seattle.

Come on down to meet the mayor, tour his office and Council offices and connect with city departments. We will also lead tours of public art at City Hall. Here’s the lineup of afternoon performances:

Main Lobby
1 p.m. Victor Noriega Trio, jazz piano inspired by Filipino folk music
2 p.m. Recess Monkey, kiddie-pop rock for the young and young at heart
3 p.m. Mayor McGinn’s inaugural address
3:30 p.m. Seattle Symphony Brass Quintet, top brass perform classical and pops
4:30 p.m. Quinton Morris, classical violinist with pianist Kevin Kaukl
Mayor’s Office, 7th Floor Lobby
1 p.m. Warren Chang, world-renowned master of the erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle)
2 p.m. Quichua Mashis, Andean music by Quichua Indians of northern Ecuador
3:30 p.m. Northwest Tap Connection, modern and tap dance by young artists
Strolling through City Hall
1 to 3 p.m. Circus arts up close and personal, including acrobatics, juggling and stilt walking by performers from the former ensemble Circus Contraption

Public Art Tours of City Hall
Tours depart from the lobby fireplace nook
1:50 p.m.
3:30 p.m.

The Mayor’s Inaugural Music Festival will follow the open house. The free, all-ages event will feature Wheedle’s Groove, The Maldives, Hey Marseilles and Gabriel Teodros. The action gets underway, 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Showbox SODO.

Image: Seattle City Hall. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.