Start: 9:30 am
Saturday University Asia Crossings: Travel Accounts Through Asia's History Lecture Series, presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. This spring's ten-week series featuring an array of speakers from near and far on Asian travel and Asian travelers, this morning brings Geoffrey Wade from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, here to speak on "Ming China Goes Abroad: The Zheng He Voyages of the 15th Century." Individual lecture tickets are $5 for SAM members, $10 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $43 for SAM members, $86 for nonmembers. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park. For more information, please see www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Start: 11:00 am
Join us for this fun round of readings from picture and storybooks ... Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!
Start: 12:30 pm
The proverbial March to the Big Seattle Sounders FCPortland Timbers MLS Match begins a little north of Occidental Square here today as Portland scribe Geoffrey C. Arnold presents his new book on the history of things Sounders v. Timbers, Cascadia Clash: Sounders versus Timbers (History Press). "Read and enjoy Geoffrey C. Arnold's book detailing this great rivalry. Players, coaches, games, traditions, tifos and much more are included in his book. I've had the rare privilege of being a player on both sides, and I'm proud to be given to opportunity to share with you some experiences on the subject." - Kasey Keller. The Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant is located at 1201 First Avenue S.
Start: 4:30 pm
Seattle University Theatre and Creative Writing students will read from their own work "on the boards" at Elliott Bay this afternoon. Ten students, including Antoinette Bianco, Connor Calaway, Ryan Gelskey, Jodi Henry, Anne Marie Jones, Sterling Large, Elizabeth Rathbone, Carlos Reyes, and Eduardo Serrano will take us into worlds they created for spoken-word text, be it for stage, screen, or anything in-between. Please join us.