For those of you who visited the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle - and I was among you, at age 13, traveling with my family from Oregon, pioneer-style, in a Safari Airstream travel trailer - this summer's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the fair will be a trip down memory lane.
"The Next Fifty" runs through Oct. 21 at Seattle Center, with a boatload of exhibits, entertainment and community and family events that, say organizers, "honors the past, celebrates the present and envisions future possibilities." Among them:
"Tutankhamen: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" features more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and ancient sites that represent some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of Egyptian history. Come face-to-face with a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; the boy king's golden sandals created specifically for the afterlife; and jewelry, furniture and other ceremonial items. Through Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center.
The Seattle Marathon 10K Run for The Next Fifty, Aug. 25, will start and end at Seattle Center, and travel through downtown Seattle, past Pike Place Market and the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
"Nirvana," an exhibit of what's billed as the most extensive collection of memorabilia celebrating the music and history of the Seattle grunge band, runs through April 22, 2013, at Experience Music Project.
Historic Seattle Center walking tours allow visitors to experience the cultural, architectural and historical legacies of Seattle's space-inspired 1962 fair. The 90-minute walks are led by guides from the Museum of History and Industry and the Seattle Architectural Foundation. Details: seattlehistory.org.
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a multi-media retrospective of sci-fi television and film, with works by Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland and others, plus a fly-by through the solar system, Sept. 30.
For more events, go to seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.
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