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Fortieth Folklife ushers in summer (unofficially, of course)

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Cody Olesen hula hoops during the Northwest Folklife Festival. The festival began on Friday and runs through the Memorial Day weekend ending on Monday.

More than 200,000 people are expected to visit the Seattle Center over the Memorial Day Weekend for the 40th annual Folklife Festival.

About 1,000 music, dance and other events are scheduled over four days, starting Friday, at indoor and outdoor sites. The festival also includes food and craft booths.

The schedule can be found at Folklife's website. And there's an ap for that, of course. Two actually. One for the iPhone here. And the Android here.

You can even listen to Folklife on streaming audio.

Cost: Free. Donation encouraged - $10 per person/$20 per family

Hours: Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Getting there: Seattle Center traffic, hotline and parking info, 206-233-3989. Bike route info here. Metro Transit trip planner here or 206 -553-3000. Sound Transit Link light-rail information here or call  206- 398-5000. Monorail? It has a website and their phone number is  206-905-2620.


New Science Center Exhibit

Meanwhile, a new exhibit opens Friday at the Pacific Science Center, which is at the Seattle Center. It showcases the work of University of Washington oceanographer Deborah Kelley who studies hydrothermal vents and underwater volcanoes.

Her exhibit is in the Portal to Current Research space that features local scientists.

No ap for that. Yet, anyway.