“How many months of rain, and tea drinking, and head colds, can we take?” I asked myself. It was a long stretch from winter to spring but we made it! February had five “dry” days, March had three, and April had four, according to the 4/26 Seattle weather blog. That was about the time I caught the worst cold yet; the kind that leads to antibiotics, and an inhaler. I missed Easter, and cancelled two tour dates, but I’m excited to welcome a new season with sunshine, and great events.
I’ve been suggesting that my guests conclude their upcoming tour-day at the Seattle Center so that they’ll have ample time to visit the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. The history and artifacts are well-presented with guests walking among the ancient soldiers, and learning about China’s first ruler. His obsession to build his tomb and have it guarded by an army for eternity is a fantastic story. The army was discovered in 1974, while the actual tomb remains buried. Only two U.S. cities (Seattle and Philadelphia) will host the exhibit this year. See it in Seattle until Sept. 4th, 2017.
Northwest Folklife is this weekend (May 26-28) at the Seattle Center, and the three-day party of acoustic, folk, and ethnic music and dance is one I’ve enjoyed as a participant, and as an audience member. The rumor is that it’s the last one! If they don’t make the donation goal, there’s no money for 2018. Suggested: $10 per person, each day. That is such a great deal, and you can donate through the website too.
Last but not least, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting a greatly anticipated exhibit by ultra-pop artist Yayoi Kusama called Infinity Mirrors this summer. General tickets go on sale May 30th (exhibit runs June 30 to Sept 10).
Let me know if you have visitors coming to Seattle this summer, and Thank you for reading, from Margaret, Best Guide Seattle