Seattle Center offers a variety of events and programs for people in August.

Seattle Center Festál Presents Music at the Mural (in person) — This new curated series, highlighting multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-rhythmic world sounds, launches Sunday at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. The Sunday noontime concerts, which will run through Sept. 12, will include the groups La Cantina, Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!, Sistas Rock the Arts, Guzo Band, Ghost Horse, Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano and The Djeliyah Band featuring Kouyate Arts. Learn more at  

Seattle Center Festál (virtual) — The series highlights ethnic and cultural communities in our region, presented virtually in 2021 with music, dance, spoken word, workshops, discussions and opportunities to learn about their traditions and histories. The Seattle Arab Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday. BrasilFest is scheduled for Aug. 22, and Tibet Fest is Aug. 28. For information and event links, go to

Seattle Center Movies at the Mural (in person) — The five-week outdoor Friday and Saturday night movie series begin at 9 p.m. at the Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. View the line-up and learn more at

Summer Fitness (in person) — Seattle Center continues Workout Wednesdays through Sept. 8, with Gentle Yoga at 11:30 a.m., Exhibition Hall Lawn and Zumba® Class at 6:30 p.m. on the Fisher Pavilion Roof. All ages and abilities are welcomed. Classes are free of charge. Learn more at

Chihuly Garden and Glass celebrates the region’s creative energy and inspiration through the artistic lens of glass artist Dale Chihuly. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Aug. 31. Elevate Clean protocols are in effect. Information and tickets at 

Classical KING FM continues its 10 a.m. Saturday broadcasts of past Seattle Opera productions in August at 98.1 on the FM dial with I puritani, Aug. 14; Aida, Aug. 21; and Parsifal, Aug. 28. Learn more at

Disco Donnie Presents teams up with Upper Left in Seattle to present one of the first outdoor live music event at Seattle Center since the since the pandemic began, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Pavilion. The lineup of music and entertainment includes Diplo, Dom Dolla, Walker & Royce, VNSSA, LP Giobbi and Subset. Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now. For more information, go to

KEXP presents Refill Live: A Block Party Benefit Concert & Live Stream from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, an outdoor benefit concert that shuts down a whole block at Ninth Avenue North and Thomas street. The free and open-to-the-public event features a packed lineup of local Seattle artists. The event also live streams on KEXP’s YouTube channel. Refill launched in 2020 to help the local arts community during the pandemic. This year, it benefits The Vera Project’sEquip The Kids program, which helps young artists get access to training and support needed to create their art and join the creative economy. Learn more and donate at

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Advance ticket purchasing is encouraged. 

Rise Up!/MELTED RIOT Movement Workshop (virtual) with Fox Whitney and Gender Tender, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18, celebrates MoPOP’s latest exhibition, Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. The workshop is offered in partnership with artists Fox Whitney, Gender Tender and additional collaborators, for all levels of movers interested in engaging in the improvisational choreographic processes informed by resting/rioting, whispering/ screaming, the Rise Up exhibition and the nation’s history of protest. Learn more and register at 

Registration is now open for in-person classes at Pottery Northwest. Learn more and register at

Rainbow City Performing Arts, which envisions a world that promotes healthy attitudes about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied, invites the community to join in an All Seattle Pep Rally  at 6 p.m. Aug. 22, on the Fisher Pavilion Apron to celebrate the joy of music in a marching band and SpinOUT color guard performance,

Join Seattle Opera at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 on Fisher Pavilion Lawn for an outdoor Welcome Back Concert of Die Walküre. Tickets are now on sale. Information and tickets are at

Seattle Rep offers a free outdoor gallery, PhotoWalkSeattle, sunrise to sunset through the summer near the Rep’s entrance at Mercer Street and Second Avenue North., 

To learn more about activities at Seattle Center go to, or call 206 684-7200.