Updated Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Saturday's Folklife highlights
• Next 50: VJ and Chiptune (electronic music, with Jonathan Womack, CCIVORY, Kids Get Hit by Buses, Scobot, J. Arthur Keenes Band, Wiklund): 1 p.m., EMP Museum Sky Church.
• "Stormwater: Life in the Gutter" (performance about Seattle sewer system by Stokley Towles): 1 p.m., Narrative Stage (SIFF Cinema).
• "We Did the Work — Voices of the Workers Who Built Seattle Center": 2 p.m., Narrative Stage (SIFF Cinema)
• Tango Dance (Ilana Rubin, Bluefish Tango, Ben Thomas and Tangent Tango, Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra): 3 p.m., Center House Court
• "The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy" (Paul Becker and Alan J. Stein discuss their book): 4 p.m. Narrative Stage (SIFF Cinema)
• Emerald City Songwriters Circle (Nancy K. Dillon, Vicci Martinez, Tai Shan, Steve Wacker, Wes Weddell and you, if you care to bring a song): 5 p.m., Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room)
• Bluegrass (Down the Road, Howdy Boys, Dysfunction Junction, Runaway Train): 7 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre.
Northwest Folklife Festival 2012 runs 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, May 28, at multiple venues on the Seattle Center campus; free (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklifefestival.org).
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Hutch School teachers Melissa Walsh, center, and Leah Knopf, background, lead their students in dancing during Friday's opening of the Northwest Folklife Festival.