Right now, another way KNKX is connecting to our community during COVID-19 (and beyond) is getting the word out about things organizations and individuals around the region are doing to serve their communities. Folks throughout our listening area have created or made available virtual/online content (live music, live streamed community conversations, art that you can enjoy from home, educational tools), and others have stepped up to help their neighbors in need. ALSO, more venues are reopening, offering opportunities for in-person attendance, and you'll find some of those events here, as well.
If you want to get the word out about something you’re offering, we’d love to hear about it. The KNKX Community page will be updated regularly. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your information which should consist of just the facts (event title, date and time, a short description and--very important--a URL or other link where listeners can get more details). And be sure to ask questions if you have them.
KNKX Sponsored Events and Community Partnerships
Youssou N’Dour: Return to Gorée is streaming on the SIFF Channel, supported by KNKX. A musical road movie, Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's historical journey tracing the trail left by enslaved Africans and the jazz music they created. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire of his own songs to perform a concert in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to honor its victims.
KNKX is a presenting media sponsor of this year's Virtual BAM Arts Fair, July 21 - August 4. The Bellevue Art Museum Arts Fair is one of the longest running arts fairs in North America. Started in 1947, the Fair is older than the city of Bellevue and served as the original impetus to create an art museum in Bellevue. The Fair attracts 250,000 people annually. This year, the Arts Fair will be organized as a custom, virtual marketplace featuring around 200 artists. In future years, the Fair will be open both online and in person. Get more information here.
Schack Art Center presents the Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work on August 21 and 22. See 100 local artists practicing their craft as you stroll through the newly remodeled Port of Everett Marina. Purchase art fresh off the easel during Schack Art Center's biggest summer art festival. The Port of Everett boardwalk will be filled with more than 100 artists selling their wares and demonstrating their craft. You'll find painters, potters, glass artists, jewelers and much more.
KNKX is proud to support the Broadway Farmers Market, which opens May 6 and operates Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through August (and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September and October). It’s located on Broadway between 9th and 11th in Tacoma’s theater district. KNKX is back with a booth in front of our Tacoma studios most weeks during the season—stop by and say hi, and pick up some cool KNKX swag. Now in its 30th year, this vibrant downtown marketplace hosts more than 80 vendors who provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, honey, specialty foods and artisan crafts. Located in the shadow of the historic Pantages Theater, the market also offers a wide selection of hot food vendors and café seating. You’ll find something for everyone, from farm fresh produce, to kid’s activities, chef’s demos, gardening advice and more.
Washington State History Museum created this original exhibition in collaboration with historian and author Peter Boag: Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West highlights historical narratives of transgender people in the West from 1860 to 1940, and considers how westward migration provided opportunities for self-expression and fulfillment. As they traversed unfamiliar territory, these individuals crossed both physical boundaries and the perceptual boundaries of their earlier lives. Like all pioneers, they shared a history of obstacles and fear, bravery and triumphs. Join us in learning more about the history of gender, identity, and changing cultural perceptions in the West and the connections between transgender history and the LGBTQ+ community today. This exhibition (on through December 10) is supported by Humanities Washington, KNKX Public Radio, and The Norcliffe Foundation.
Seattle Arts and Lectures’ 2021-2022 season is on sale, including the Ijeoma Oluo Presents: Our Existence Beyond Trauma Series (beginning October 27, 2021), Journalism Series (beginning October 21, 2021), and Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series (beginning September 14, 2021), all sponsored by KNKX. Get more information and tickets here.
LIVE STREAMED MUSIC AND OTHER MUSIC EVENTS - such as:
ALSO: KNKX music show Facebook pages, Live music events (in person), Live streamed and previously recorded video concerts, Music conversations, Online music classes, National jazz streaming sites
VIRTUAL AND ONLINE CULTURAL/ARTS - such as:
ALSO: Virtual bingo, Online museum tours and talks, Film screenings, Community arts conversations, Virtual tourism, Literary happy hours, Educational programs, Online book clubs
VIRTUAL/ONLINE CIVIC EVENTS - such as:
Town Hall Seattle events, Civic University Civic Saturdays, Seattle CityClub, Grit City Think&Drink, Live community and business forums, Lectures, Virtual boot camps, Environment-themed events and the great outdoors, Local city/county informational events, Educational opportunities, Community support
VIRTUAL/ONLINE KIDS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES - such as:
Museums, Seattle Aquarium, Festivals
Bidding for the Schack Art Center Summer Solstice Auction is July 15-25 on a diverse selection of local artwork online.
An Evening at the Falls is a fundraising dinner for Café Nordo on July 31 at 7 p.m.
The Northwest African American Museum’s annual UNITY campaign kicked-off Juneteenth and will continue through the summer, culminating in a celebratory event on October 7.