KUOW Events

Upcoming Events


  • A Wake for the Seattle Viaduct

    In early January, the Seattle viaduct will close for the last time. In February, the wrecking ball will turn this beloved (or hated) structure to dust. Perhaps you drove on it every day to get back and forth from work. Perhaps you ran on it during the Rock n’ Roll Marathon, or used it every time you went to a Mariners game.

    Whatever your relationship with the viaduct, KUOW and Cafe Nordo are inviting you to bid farewell to this elevated structure in style. Do you have a story, song, haiku, or poem about the viaduct? Would you like to raise a glass to the impending doom of this highway (and the inevitable traffic apocalypse)? Join us for an open mic-style event where we bid goodbye to the viaduct with music, poetry, limericks…etc.

    To share your story, sign up here. Speakers are chosen randomly. Signing up is not a guarantee that you will be selected.

    LocationWhere: Cafe Nordo Get Tickets
  • Comedian Ophira Eisenberg at SJCC Arts + Ideas

    KUOW and the Stroum Jewish Community Center welcome Ophira Eisenberg, comedian, writer, and host of NPR and WNYC’s “Ask Me Another,” as heard on KUOW, to SJCC Arts + Ideas comedy stage. Eisenberg has been selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor.

    LocationWhere: Stroum Jewish Community Center Get Tickets
  • Seattle Stories: A Public Radio Showcase and Listening Party

    KUOW and Transom.org of Atlantic Public Media present ten stories, produced in seven days, by ten emerging audio producers.

    Join us as the Seattle Collective to hear ten never-before-shared stories and meet the producers who will be offering a glimpse into the unexpected adventures along the way to making unforgettable radio. A delicious locally-inspired menu featuring dinner entrees, shared plates, craft beer and wine will be available for purchase. Audience Q&A will follow.

    Seattle is at the heart of all of the stories, but the topics range far and wide. The surprising and inspiring stories will feature a Korean immigrant teacher-turned-violin-virtuoso, a live-aboard in Seattle's houseboat community, a local barber for the LGBTQ community, a groundbreaking after-school writing program and more.

    LocationWhere: The Collective Get Tickets


  • Front Row Center: Taking Tea

    Join Marcie Sillman, KUOW's Arts and Culture reporter, for a free conversation with independent curator Erika Dalya Massaquoi about the recently debuted installation in the museum’s beloved Porcelain Room,Taking Tea.

    Massaquoi tapped British ceramic artist Claire Partington to create an installation for the space, the first one staged in the Porcelain Room since its debut in 2009. Partington’s signature figurative sculptures bring out the untold human stories of the 1,000 European and Asian porcelain pieces in the museum’s collection. Referencing Baroque painting, European porcelain factories, and 17th- and 18th-century shipwrecks, Taking Tea reminds viewers of the reality of precarious ocean voyages and human exploitation.

    Please arrive at least one hour before the start of the talk so you have time to explore Taking Tea on the museum’s fourth floor.

    LocationWhere: Seattle Art Museum Get Tickets
  • A Conversation with KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone

    What role does empathy play in journalism? Why do sexual assault accusers go to journalists instead of the police? Why does the #MeToo movement keep showing us photographs of sad ladies looking out of windows?

    Join KUOW's award-winning journalist Sydney Brownstone for a look behind the curtain of some of her most complex and impactful reporting on rape and sexual assault. Sydney will open this event with an in-depth examination of how she reports stories involving trauma. Her presentation will include tips for interviewing accusers and the accused, fact checking strategies, insights about self-care for journalists and others close to trauma survivors, analysis of “sad lady” portraits and other clichés in trauma reporting, and more. After her presentation, Sydney will be joined in-conversation by Seattle University Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, and then the floor will be opened for audience Q&A.

    Before and after the program, community organizations will be available with information about support for trauma survivors.

    6:00 p.m. - Doors Open & Resource Fair

    LocationWhere: Seattle University, Campion Ballroom Get Tickets