The spring performing-arts jamboree formerly known as the Seattle International Children’s Festival is revving up again under a new moniker: Giant Magnet. This year’s offbeat name change was in part motivated by the organizers’ desire to draw more of a cross-generational audience for their global mélange of acts. The fest will still bring in bus loads of youngsters from around the state to weekday events in Seattle and Tacoma. And it continues to offer an array of cultural experiences to the general public, acts hand-picked from various continents, in weekend and evening shows. Giant Magnet shows are in Seattle Center and at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma.
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