May events calendar
Events around Seattle and the region, late May 2012.
Dates and times subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Chihuly Garden and Glass opening day
MAY 21 Indoor and outdoor glass art installations, garden, cafe, retail/bookstore, Collections Cafe display of vintage items, open daily starting May 21. Hours vary; in May, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19. (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
Ski to Sea
MAY 22-27 Carnival, May 22-27; Block Party music, dancing, food, beer garden, 5-9 p.m. May 25; parade, noon, May 26; Ski to Sea race, 8 a.m. May 27 from Mount Baker to Marine Park (by preregistration); music, food vendors, beer garden, noon-6:30 p.m. May 27, Marine Park, Bellingham. (www.skitosea.com).
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
MAY 24 to JAN. 6, 2013 Display of 100 artifacts from the tomb of King Tut and insights from new scientific discoveries on King Tut's life and death, artifacts from other sites in ancient Egyptian history, hours vary. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50 or $10-$20 for members (800-664-8775 or www.kingtut.org or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).
Northwest Folklife Festival
MAY 25-28 Hundreds of music performances, dancing, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 25-27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 28, Seattle Center, Seattle. Free; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklifefestival.org).
Seattle Center Playway
MAY 25-SEPT. 30 Part of the Next 50 celebration, inflatable rides, zip line, Saturdays-Sundays May 25-June 24, daily June 29-Sept. 30, Seattle Center, Seattle, prices vary (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/playway).
Kitsap Harbor Festival/Seagull Calling-Festival
MAY 26-27 Farmers markets, classic car and motorcycle show, fun run, sailing regatta, music, beer gardens, May 26-27, Bremerton and Port Orchard waterfronts; Seagull Wings Cook-off and Seagull Calling Contest, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 27, Port Orchard (www.kitsapharborfestival.com/).
May 26-Sept. 3 Family entertainment, art contests, music, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays (and May 28 and Sept. 3), downtown Long Beach, Pacific County (800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com).
Bellevue Jazz Festival
May 30-June 3 National artists, local musicians and high-school all stars perform in free and ticketed venues ranging from Meydenbauer Center to downtown bars and hotels, 4:30-9 p.m. May 30-June 1, 5-10 p.m. June 2, 5-9 p.m. June 3, downtown Bellevue (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuejazz.com).
— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie