Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This Saturday, $9 admission to EMP|SFM, brought to you by the number "9"

Join us for EMP|SFM's 9th Birthday Celebration, Family Day and the popular, limited-run exhibition, Jim Henson's Fantastic World Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.!

In celebration of the museum's 9th birthday, Washington state residents will receive $9 admission to the museum as well as a 10% discount in the museum's stores. The $9 admission price is not valid with other discount offers.

Families, take advantage of the special Family Day programming in honor of Jim Henson's Fantastic World:

Picture Puppet Workshop with John Kennedy
Venue: The Rec Room at EMP|SFM
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

Join author and Muppet performer John Kennedy as he shows you how to make a puppet from a picture of you. The Picture Puppet is from John’s puppet making book Puppet Mania which details John’s early days of puppet building and dreaming of being a professional puppeteer. When you’re done with this workshop you will have a puppet of your likeness to show your family and friends.

John Kennedy is a puppeteer who has performed on various Muppet projects since the early 1990s. In recent years Kennedy has developed a career as an author and written two popular puppet making books, Puppet Mania! and Puppet Planet.

Art of Puppetry and Storytelling film screenings
Venue: JBL Theater at EMP|SFM
Time: 3:00 pm.

Go behind the scenes to witness the magic of the Muppets in this compilation of rare footage of the variety of puppetry created by Jim Henson. See a classic episode of The Muppet Show (1979) directed by Philip Casson. A special highlight of the program, Harry Belafonte sings an African song with puppets derived from traditional masks. Another kind of puppetry is used in The Storyteller: “The Heartless Giant” (1989) directed by Jim Henson. In this episode of the remarkable TV series based on classic folk tales, an evil giant — who has hidden his heart so he will feel no emotion — tricks young prince Leo into releasing him from his dungeon. Consumed with guilt, Leo searches for the heart and learns about friendship and betrayal. Part of Muppets™, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy.

Today's events are brought to you by the number 9.
Check out some fun "Sesame Street" shorts featuring the number 9:

Number Nine Martian Cutie
Number Nine with Baker
Number Nine Special of the Day

Experience Music Project
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
T: (206) 262-3245 F: (206) 770-2727
330 Sixth Avenue North Suite 200 Seattle WA 98109

Current Exhibitions
Jim Henson's Fantastic World
May 23 – August 16, 2009

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print
October 11, 2008 – July 19, 2009

Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound
April 26, 2008 – April 11, 2010

Upcoming Exhibitions
Spaced Out: The Final Frontier in Album Covers
August 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010

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