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Mayor McGinn’s inaugural events Saturday

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Greenwood resident and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will give his inaugural address Saturday at City Hall, 600 5th Ave., in downtown Seattle. The day’s events include a City Hall Open House, a number of different musical acts and a circus arts performance, followed by an Inaugural Music Festival at the Showbox SODO.

Here’s Saturday’s schedule:

Main Lobby:

  • 1 p.m. Victor Noriega Trio, jazz piano inspired by Filipino folk music
  • 2 p.m. Recess Monkey, kiddie-pop rock for the young and young at heart
  • 3 p.m. Mayor McGinn’s inaugural address
  • 3:30 p.m. Seattle Symphony Brass Quintet, top brass perform classical and pops
  • 4:30 p.m. Quinton Morris, classical violinist with pianist Kevin Kaukl

Mayor’s Office, 7th Floor Lobby:

  • 1 p.m. Warren Chang, world-renowned master of the erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle)
  • 2 p.m. Quichua Mashis, Andean music performed by Quichua Indians of northern Ecuador
  • 3 p.m. Mayor McGinn’s inaugural address
  • 3:30 p.m. Northwest Tap Connection, modern and tap dance from Seattle’s brightest young artists

City Hall, 2nd Floor

  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Councilmembers’ offices will be open to the public

City Hall

  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Circus arts – acrobatics, juggling and stilt walking by performers from the former ensemble Circus Contraption

Public Art Tours of City Hall – Tours begin at 1:50 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the lobby’s fireplace behind the amber glass wall.

The Inaugural Music Festival, a free, all-ages event featuring Wheedle’s Groove, Hey Marseilles, Gabriel Teodros and headliners The Maldives, is at 8 p.m. at the Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave. S. A number of popular local food vendors will be parked outside.

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