There are lots of great arts events coming up next month at Seattle Pacific University. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, wheelchair accessible and located on the SPU campus, 3307 Third Ave West in Seattle. Free parking is available in the West Dravus Street parking lot. For more information, call 206-281-2205.
Night of Beats (5/8)
SPU’s student multicultural club, Mosaic, presents a night of beat boxing, hip-hop music and dance performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, in Royal Brougham Pavilion, 3414 Third Ave West.
Wind Symphony Concert (5/15)
The SPU Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave West, adjacent to the SPU campus.
Jazz Ensemble Concert (5/17)
The SPU Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of swing, traditional, and modern jazz at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at Seattle’s Triple Door Theatre, 216 Union Street in Seattle. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.thetripledoor.net.
SPU Theatre’s “See Rock City” (5/26-30)
This play follows two newlyweds through the end of World War II. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26-Friday, May 29, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 30, in the Backstage Theatre inside of SPU’s McKinley Hall. Tickets are $6. Call 206-281-2959, or visit www.spu.edu/boxoffice.
Senior Visual Communication Art Show (5/28-6/13)
Artwork from senior visual communication students will be on display 8a.m.-5 p.m.in the SPU Art Center Gallery, 3 West Cremona.
Thalia Concert (5/29)
Seattle Pacific University’s orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, presents music from Russia, Europe, and Asia on Friday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. Special guest Li Bo will play on the morin khuur, a Mongolian fiddle. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at www.thaliasymphony.org.
Percussion Ensemble Concert (6/2)
SPU’s Percussion Ensemble will perform traditional music of West Africa and the South Pacific at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside of McKinley Hall, 3307 Third West. The concert features special guest, Cascade Percussion Ensemble under director Ian Alverez.
Choir Concert (6/5)
SPU’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choirs will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave West, adjacent to the SPU campus.