South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 21 Events

August 21, 6:30 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Preserving the Showbox and Seattle’s Music Scene

With over 80 years of hosting top talent, the Showbox has claimed its place as a musical and cultural institution in Seattle. Performers ranging from Duke Ellington to the Ramones to Pearl Jam have graced the venue’s stage.

Come hear about this rich musical history and the efforts of local advocacy groups, historical organizations, and individuals to preserve this endangered entertainment venue.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.orgtwo weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

August 21, 11:00 am, Lake Union Park

SLU Wednesday Lunch Market

We’re thrilled to add a sister market every Wednesday at Lake Union Park by MOHAI in South Lake Union starting June 5th showcasing the best street food, purveyors and makers this summer!

Over 25 booths serving up curbside cuisine, sweet treats and snacks of deliciousness from food trucks 7 pop-ups and sweet treats with a great view.

DJ’s and lawn games are w great way to get out for lunch and relax this summer, so swing by for the best eats in town.

Take a break, grab lunch and relax at South Lake Union’s own Lake Union Park by MOHAI!

June 25 - August 31, MadArt

Each and Every by Beili Liu

Each and Every
by Beili Liu

Open Studio*: June 25 – July 10  (Tuesday – Friday, 12 -5 pm)
*artwork under construction; studio open to the public
           Artist performances: July 9 (4pm),  July 10 (12pm & 4pm),  & July 11 (5pm)

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11 (5pm)
(including artist performance @ 5pm, followed by Artist Q&A @ 6pm)

Exhibition Period: July 12 – August 31  (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, 12 – 5pm)

MadArt Studio proudly presents Each and Every, an installation and performance by Austin-based artist Beili Liu. Through her practice, Liu subjects commonplace materials to unorthodox processes, extrapolating complex cultural narratives around the trauma associated with migration and diaspora. In her first major Seattle exhibition, she creates an expanse of hundreds of articles of children’s clothing, flattened and preserved by industrial cement and suspended just inches above the ground by thousands of lines of thread. Additional tension are added through dichotomies within her materials and concepts: lightness and heft, malleability and firmness, fragility and strength.

This installation is Liu’s direct response to the atrocities inflicted on migrant children and their families at the southern border crossing of the United States. As the title and work  suggest, Each and Every calls attention back to the individual experiences of these children and their families, generating space for empathy and understanding. Liu also incorporates several performances into her Open Studio period, using the repetitive acts of cutting down and resewing cloth to explore cultural ideas of feminine labor. These performances will take place alongside her physical installation, July 9 – 11 (details above).

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Seattle’s first park — and former graveyard