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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2016
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Hip-Hop Fashion, Innovation, Creativity and More At MOHAI This Spring and Summer

March 29, 2016

SEATTLE, WA –Join the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) for programs this spring and summer including the popular Seattle AntiFreeze (now on First Thursdays), History Café, and Maker Days. Get your groove on during The Saturday Spin as local DJs spin vinyl inspired by MOHAI’s vibrant special exhibition The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop now showing at the museum through May 1. Mark your calendar and get ready to party at MOHAI on April 30 during Fresh Dressed Jam!

Upcoming Programs and Events

Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added.

Free First Thursdays

Thursday, April 7, 10 am–8 pm
Thursday, May 5, 10 am–8 pm
Thursday, June 2, 10 am–8 pm
On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day. Free admission includes: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey, the Bezos Center for Innovation, and the temporary exhibit, The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop. Be sure to check out free events happening throughout Lake Union Park. Seattle AntiFreeze is also now part of Free First Thursday!

Seattle AntiFreeze: The Theatre, The Theatre

Thursday, April 7, 6 pm–7 pm
MOHAI Cafe
Free
Seattle AntiFreeze is now part of Free First Thursday! ACTLab invites artistic experimentation and the exploration imaginations for both artists and audiences. While they’re usually at 1 of 5 ACT theater venues, this time they’re at MOHAI! Join ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer and ACTLab partners for dramatic banter about their grand experiment, 2016 season, and a little Seattle theatrical history. Each month, MOHAI hosts Seattle AntiFreeze, a social gathering for people interested in exploring what – besides the Freeze- defines the character of this city.

The Saturday Spin

Saturday, April 9, 1 pm–4 pm
Included with museum admission
MOHAI, Walker Gallery
April’s Saturday Spin features a showdown between DJ Topspin and DJ DV One. With over two decades of work behind him, DJ Topspin has solidified himself as a musical pillar in the Northwest and increasingly across the world. DJ DV One is regarded as one of the most innovative and unique DJs working in the areas of Hip-Hop, Funk, and new classics. He is the official DJ of the Seattle Seahawks.

Living Voices: Journey from the Dust

Saturday, April 16, 2 and 3 pm
Included with museum admission
MOHAI, Joshua Green Foundation Theater
Share the story of a family’s struggle to leave the Oklahoma Dust Bowl for a new life in Washington State during the Great Depression. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

History Café: Building Tradition—Pan-Asian Seattle and the Residential Hotels

Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Free (Does not include admission to galleries)
MOHAI Cafe
Dr. Marie Wong discusses the impact of single room occupancy (SRO) hotels on Seattle’s Asian American history. The construction of these buildings provided the setting for cultural identity and built expression of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino American immigrant communities. History Café is co-presented by MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org. Learn more

Maker Day: Homemade Microscopes

Saturday, April 30, 11 am–2 pm
Included with museum admission
MOHAI
On the last Saturday of the month, tinker and experiment in the museum’s Bezos Center for Innovation and create alongside some of Seattle’s most innovative makers. Can a smartphone’s camera become a powerful microscope? Find out at April’s Maker Day! Assemble a homemade microscope out of household materials with HiveBio. These homemade microscopes will allow makers to view objects at approximately a 175x magnification using any smartphone camera—bring a phone to test microscopes on the spot! Learn more

Fresh Dressed Jam

Saturday, April 30, 8 pm–11 pm
All ages welcome (17 and under admitted with paying adult)
Members and youth (17 and under): $15; General Public: $20; $25 at the door
MOHAI
Come dressed and ready to impress at Fresh Dressed Jam celebrating the closing of the landmark exhibit, The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop. Experience 360° of Hip-Hop culture in a high-energy fashion show, and take a journey through time from Hip-Hop’s historic roots to the fresh and fashionable trends of today. This event showcases creativity and performances from some of Seattle’s top fashion stylists, designers, dance crews, graffiti artists, and music industry royalty. Learn more

Behind the Seams: Haute Couture from Paris

Saturday, May 7, 12 noon–4 pm
$5 members; $25 general public (includes admission); $15 students (includes admission)
MOHAI
You know the names—Chanel, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli—now see high fashion from the MOHAI collection in person. Garments focus primarily on the 1930s–1950s, and include stunners from familiar and lesser-known couture designers. Three viewings will take place at 12 noon, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Behind the Seams is a peek into MOHAI’s collection to see treasures that are usually kept in storage. Learn more

What’s Next? Innovation Breakfast with Nick Hanauer

Wednesday, May 11, 7 am–8:30 am (breakfast begins at 7:30 am)
Individuals may join for a suggested minimum donation of $150. Tables for 10 are also available. Seating is limited.
Join MOHAI and entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, and author Nick Hanauer for a conversation centered on Seattle’s global impact. In his keynote address, Hanauer will discuss the important role of diversity in innovative communities, and how it strengthens the ability to compete on a global stage. Learn more

History Café: Wing Luke—Champion of Civil Rights

Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Free (Does not include admission to museum galleries)
MOHAI Café
Join panelists Bettie Luke, Ron Chew, and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for a discussion of the life and legacy of Wing Luke (1925-1965), the first Asian American elected to office in the Pacific Northwest. Wing Luke had a powerful and lasting impact on the advancement of civil rights in the Pacific Northwest. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org. Learn more

Living Voices: Within the Silence

Saturday, May 21, 2 and 3 pm
Included with museum admission
MOHAI, Joshua Green Foundation Theater
Within the Silence highlights the effects of Roosevelt’s 1942 Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned thousands of American families because of racism and fear. Witness this silent chapter of our history through the eyes of one Japanese American family as they fight to stay together and sustain faith in the country they love. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

Empathy, Insights, & Leadership: THIS is Design Thinking

Friday, June 10, 9 am–4 pm
$200 MOHAI members, $250 general public; Lunch included
MOHAI
How can design be used to create great experiences and inspire innovation? This hands-on workshop led by Bobby Hughes of Aardvark Design Labs is open to anyone—young entrepreneurs, CEO’s, or those just curious. Learn design thinking techniques aimed at creating a new mindset and methodology for leading innovation, inspiring and engaging others, as well as tackling global challenges confidently.

History Café: World Refugee Day—Stories from Western Washington

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Free (Does not include admission to museum galleries)
MOHAI Café
To commemorate the United Nation’s World Refugee Day, join a conversation with community members and activists about Seattle’s refugee communities, the world history events from which people sought refuge, and their experiences after arriving in Western Washington. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org. Learn more

Living Voices: Klondike

Saturday, June 18, , 2 and 3 pm
Included with museum admission
MOHAI, Joshua Green Foundation Theater
The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century. Join one young woman as she seeks riches and a new life during the Klondike Gold Rush. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

Save the Date! Seattle Youth Empowerment Day

Saturday, August 6, 9:30 am–4 pm
Registration Opens April 1
$10, scholarships available
MOHAI
Calling all future leaders! Join MOHAI and NonprofitLeader.org for Seattle’s second annual Youth Empowerment Day. During this day-long event, Seattle’s young people imagine ways to make an impact in their communities.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s
July 2, 2016 — September 25, 2016

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of these popular toys capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. A playful traveling exhibit developed by the Minnesota History Center Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exudes fun with its themed rooms filled with games and toy treasures.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
November 19, 2016 – September 10, 2017

Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how we eat in the city and how our urban palate developed over the years. Discover the secret history of food and devour the stories that helped Seattle grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.