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April 1, 2018
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Swing Into A Jazz Celebration At MOHAI Friday April 20, 8 PM – Midnight

April 1, 2018

Experience an evening of 1940s-style live jazz, performances, dancing and more at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry

Vintage attire encouraged

SEATTLE — Put on your best vintage attire for the Hep Cat Ball on Friday, April 20 from 8 – midnight celebrating Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry’s (MOHAI) Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith exhibit, with performances, dancing, live music, and more. The museum, located in beautiful Lake Union Park, will be transformed for this fun event.

Channel your inner hipster, pick out classic 1940s vintage attire – you could win the costume contest – and get the night moving in MOHAI’s atrium with dance performances by Kutt’n’Up Entertainment, and live music performed by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with singer Gail Pettis.

Visit Seattle on the Spot, an exhibit the New York Times called “radiant“” and “compelling“”. Enjoy activities in the special exhibit gallery inspired by Al Smith’s incredible photography, including a photo booth and scavenger hunt.

Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, and drinks are available for purchase. The Hep Cat Ball is all ages and is presented in conjunction with the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, through collaborations with the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas and LANGSTON.


Tickets are required and may be purchased online at Tickets are selling out quickly; advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged. Prices are $20 for MOHAI members and Langston Hughes African American Film Festival ticket holders / $35 general public and include full access to the museum’s galleries (including special exhibit Seattle on the Spot).

Up-to-date information about the Hep Cat Ball can be found in the MOHAI online calendar at or by calling (206) 324-1126. For vintage style costume suggestions check out our Facebook event page. Be sure to tag us (#SpotOnMOHAI) on Twitter and Instagram!


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. For more information about MOHAI, please visit or call (206) 324-1126.

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