May 6-18: Talking Latino Musical Migrations Throughout the State

Speakers Bureau’s Antonio Davidson-Gómez tours the state with his presentation Mapping Latino Musical Migrations this week. Other Speakers Bureau presentations, grant-funded events and Washington State Poet Laureate readings add to the statewide offerings.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (May 6-11, 2013)

SPARK PICK

Gaucho

Davidson-Gomez says that it’s difficult to pin down the start of the Latin music as a genre, but one could point to early Mexican and American cowboys, like this one in an illustration from the 1880s.

OLYMPIA AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON – Speakers Bureau’s Antonio Davidson-Gómez tours the state with his presentation Mapping Latino Musical Migrations. In this interactive musical presentation, the musician and educator explores what songs show us about how ideas and experiences are traded between diverse communities. The presentation will visit Olympia [Details] and Burbank [Details] May 8 and Prescott [Details] and Walla Walla [Details] May 9. For a preview of Davidson-Gómez’s presentation, check out his recent interview with Spark magazine.

TUESDAY (May 7)

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums. [Details]

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes[Details]

WEDNESDAY (May 8)

SAMMAMISH – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]

THURSDAY (May 9)

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored[Details]

FRIDAY (May 10)

ISSAQUAH – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]

SATURDAY (May 11)

CENTRALIA – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads. [Details]

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath, The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives. [Details]

PACIFIC BEACH – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]


NEXT WEEK (May 12-18, 2013)

TUESDAY (May 14)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

EASTSOUND – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

THURSDAY (May 16)

WOODINVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

WALLA WALLA – Public Art Practices: New Possibilities for Engaged Placemaking in Walla Walla, the next in a series of Big Idea Talks at the Walla Walla Public Library. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

BUCKLEY – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken at a Friends of the Library event. [Details]

PASCO – Speakers Bureau’s Shawn Wong, How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years. [Details]

FRIDAY (May 17)

BELLINGHAM – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes. [Details]

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