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caption: An image from "Going Viral," by Marcy Stone-Francois, part of the COFF festival this weekend
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An image from "Going Viral," by Marcy Stone-Francois, part of the COFF festival this weekend
Credit: photo @ Marcy Stone-Francois

The weekend in digital culture, May 22-25, 2020

Memorial Day weekend usually brings a spate of pre-summer festivals and other cultural offerings.

Although public gatherings are not an option these days, you can still enjoy some of your holiday weekend traditions.

Northwest Folklife Festival will present its 49th iteration as a four-day stream of music, storytelling and dance called “From Home to Home.”

The Seattle International Film Festival may not be in full swing this weekend, but you can still indulge your cinematic cravings. SIFF has an array of virtual delights, including the best of CatVideoFest and a reprise of the acclaimed documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG.

Looking for something a little more homegrown? The Stranger presents COFF aka Confinement (Online) Film Festival, featuring reader submissions and more. Organizers describe it as the first ever (and hopefully last) festival of its kind.

Or you can check out the offerings from Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum.

Seattle Symphony was an early adopter of online performances, with weekly streams of past concerts. This week the orchestra presents selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” plus a selection of events for kids.

Pacific Northwest Ballet has been producing a variety of content, from a stunning video of company and orchestra members performing an excerpt from George Balanchine’s first American ballet, “Serenade,” to a stream of “Swan Lake” starring PNB principal dancer Noelani Pantastico in the fiendishly difficult double role of Odette/Odile.

Langston and Wa Na Wari continue their seven-week online Northwest hip-hop series 2(06) The Break on Saturday, May 23. This week’s focus is the 1980’s.