Starting the weekend off right with some time for relaxation, Bollywood action and natural inspiration is no problem this summer. On Friday nights through August 3rd, dawn your Snuggies, stuff your pillows, ferment your fruits or malted barley and harvest your picnic goodies in preparation for an 8:30 journey to Volunteer Park. Enjoy Bollywood music and a sunset picnic alongside carefully selected company. Important Notice: Cuddling is A-Okay!

Beginning just as darkness arrives, the Gardner Center is partnering with Tasveer to bring you a Friday night of Bollywood Film under the stars or clouds or whatever shows up to the Volunteer Park Amphitheater. One night, you might see the 1977 classic Shatranj Ke Khilari, a film about two men engrossed in their chess match amidst British attempts to annex the kingdom of Awadh, while on another it might be Band Baaja Baaraat, a 2010 film about two Wedding Planners who enjoy a successful business partnership until feelings interfere. There is something especially appreciable about outdoor movies, especially in such a pleasant natural medium like good old Volunteer park. Although nine months a year we wouldn’t dare watch a movie OUTSIDE!?!? in Seattle, summer is our time to do it. Despite the 99.99% certainty that it’s going to be a perfect night every time; we acknowledge the weather MIGHT not cooperate with such lofty predictions. That being said, we Seattleites are adept at adapting whenever summer-chills come our way, so make your plans fearlessly. Worst case, enjoy watching the movie inside of the Stimson Auditorium, bundled in all of your comfort devices.  There is a no-judgment policy on indoor Snuggie use…

If you’re left wanting more when the Bollywood fun runs out, head down to Cal-Anderson Park on Fridays through the remainder of August for more outdoor movie action!

So remember: Friday nights at Volunteer Park Amphitheatre, the music starts at 8:45 and the movie begins at dark (9:30ish). It is a grand occasion, ’nuff said!

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See you Friday!

 

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