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Seattle World’s Fair anniversary celebration begins Saturday

The Seattle Center will celebrate the last 50 and next 50 years with ‘The Next 50’ exhibit, which opens this weekend. - Contributed Photo
The Seattle Center will celebrate the last 50 and next 50 years with ‘The Next 50’ exhibit, which opens this weekend.
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The Seattle Center will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair this weekend with The Next 50 beginning on Saturday, April 21.

The event is free, with a few exceptions, and is being held at the Seattle Center.

The celebration begins with an opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Mural Amphitheatre, hosted by KOMO 4’s Michelle Esteban and Theron Zahn.

The opening ceremony will also feature Tom Skerritt reading excerpts from “The Future Remembered” 1962 World’s Fair commemorative book, a performance by the Seattle Men’s Chorus and John Keister from “Almost Live.”

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1962 televison shows will be screened in the Armory and Center House. The celebrating Century 21 exhibit will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the International Fountain Pavilion, while NASA’s “Driven to Explore” exhibit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To get a full list of the activities schedule for Saturday’s event, visit www.seattlecenter.com.

 

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