While you may not find “Happy National Women’s History Month” cards at Hallmark, you can still celebrate with daughters and friends. Since 1911, women around the country have been celebrating the achievements their “foremothers” have made. Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to partake locally. Here are five of the best Seattle events happening this month.
STG Presents “Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays”
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students and Seniors
This year, Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays are focusing on “The Women of Silent Film.” Discover for yourself the dramatic and comedic legends before talkies came to be. Each film is presented on the big screen at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Here is this month’s schedule:
- March 4 – See Mary Pickford in “Heart O’ the Hills” (1919)
- March 11 – See Lillian Gish in “The Scarlett Letter” (1926)
- March 18 – See Joan Crawford in “Our Dancing Daughters” (1928)
- March 25 – Greta Garbo in “The Kiss” (1929)
Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents “Photograph 51”
155 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: $35 adults/$30 Senior/ $22 Student/$12 25 and under
Hours: Feb. 1 to March 10 – showtimes vary
“Photograph 51” is a historical, scientific and yes, romantic play that has been extended by popular demand until March 10. Get up and personal with British scientist Rosalind Franklin who had a part in discovering the double helix structure of our human DNA. Franklin was known to be as cantankerous as she was courageous, working in a field with very few female colleagues.
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9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
Hours: March 9 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Flight is offering its annual “Women Fly” event for middle school and high school girls with an interest in aviation as a career. This year’s event will be held on Friday, March 8 and will be lead by women aerospace professionals, including a panel of notable women.
“Women Who Rock” UnConference and Film Festival
153 14th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: March 9 – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This year’s “Women Who Rock” has the theme of “Making Scenes and Building Community” and will be held Saturday, March 9 at the Washington Hall. This unique free event is for women who consider themselves to be activists, scholars, musicians, filmmakers and artists to gather together and celebrate all day long. The celebration includes movie shorts, keynote speakers and an “open mic.”
MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry)
860 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: $14 adults/$0 children ages 0 to 14 (with adult) /$12 seniors and military
Celebrate Women’s History your own way on your own schedule at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Still smelling of fresh paint and carpet, MOHAI continues to celebrate its grand opening at its new location on Lake Union. Here, you’ll find the area’s largest private collection of history artifacts on the history of the Pacific Northwest. True, you’ll witness achievements made by the other gender as well, but this museum gives equal time to both sexes.
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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.