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B/ IAS Events: 2009

The Second Tuesday of Each Month : B/ IAS Public Planning Meetings

Tuesday Oct 13 will be at The Burien community Center 146th and 4th, starting at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer for Novembers Night of 1000 Pumpkins, A Wake for B/ IAS and can not attend please contact us directly at

June 21st : Burien 5K Run, Sponsored by WhiteWater Aquatics

Tree Spire sculpture

The Burien Festival 5K Run is an annual community event sponsored by WhiteWater Aquatics. The purpose of the run, aside from providing a healthy activity for our members and the community, is to raise funds for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center and WhiteWater Aquatics, both 501 (c) (3) organizations.

This year, they are adding a 1K Family Run.  The 1K will have a SuperHero theme – kids are encouraged, but not required, to dress as their favorite SuperHero and run the race. A prize for best costume for kids 12 and under will be given at the completion of the 1K Family Run. The Run will start and finish on the B/ IAS site.

July 2nd : Were We Live Now - Why Burien

Burien will be revealed through three public events with Tom Sieverts at the helm: a discussion with local leaders and visionaries, a walk-about exploration of all aspects of Burien's core, and a shared meal with expanded conversations.

More Details on the days events.....

July 24th, Aug 7th : Friday Night Movie, An evening of Student Films, BBQ and One surprise by Steven Bradford

An evening of Student Films and one surprise by Steven Bradford

Aug 1st : Ludington GT's Metropolis Saturday Night Movie, A reinterpritation of the soundtrack for the Classic Metrololis...

Join us for a fun night with a new look to the Classic Silent Film Metropolis via Ludington GT Techno Funk Soundtrack...More info on Ludington GT

Aug 14st : Floor Burns, a crew battle 5on5

Floor Burns : The flyer says it all.

If it rains, the battle will be moved to the Burien Community Center (425 SW 144th ST)

Aug 15th and 16th : Pieces of Eight, An urban Concert like no other !

Pieces of Eight: A performance of compositions written for 8 channels over 8 speaker stacks placed throughout the B/ IAS site.  A two day cutting edge musical happening stretched over the one acre B/ IAS site. An event that enables artists to create sound performances on a scale deeper, larger and in a truly unique environment.

All Composers welcome, submittals due Aug. 1st to participate please contact

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Aug 21st, 28th and Sept 4th: “Burien Babes and Toddlers” Meet-Up group will be holding “Sidewalk Chalk Fridays”

Chalk art at the Burien Interim Art Space begining Friday, Aug. 21st at 1pm, then continuing for the next two Fridays.

■Friday, August 21st at 1:00pm
■Friday, August 28th at 11:00am
■Friday, September 4th at 2:30pm
Parents are encouraged to bring their toddlers and friends, along with sidewalk chalk and a snack or two and join the group to decorate the parking lot at the Burien Interim Art Space

September 12th : the Burien Arts-A-Glow, A night of light art, Lantern parrade, Bands and Fire ,,,, A Festival of Light !

Burien's Amazing Lantern Festival & Procession!

Saturday, September 12, 2009
5:00-10:00 PM

Burien Town Square Park and the B/ IAS site.


During Arts A-Glow the park will be lit by beautiful and fascinating artist created lantern sculptures. Come explore on this magical evening, make your own lantern and join the procession at dusk! We will have musicians and performers around every corner and treats to be sampled too.

If you helped make lanters at INW's Crittical Massive ,, you can come to the event and see them in Action !

You can also sign up for one of the upcoming August Lantern Making Workshops at the Moshier Art Center. Lanterns can also be made earlier in the day at Kids Day at the Burien Fire Station.

For More information go to : Arts-A-Glow

Nov 1st : Day of the Dead / Night of a 1000 Pumpkins

November 1st : Bring your pumpkins and a candle to the B/ IAS site for a night of 1000 pumpkins and a celebration of The Day of the Dead. A night of pumpkins, music, art and fire. All pumpkins will be composted with the help of Waste Management.

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