PBK Detroit Event Gallery

See photographs from our trip to the Seattle Japanese Garden on May 28, 2022, and from our Indigenous Walking Tour on June 26, 2022.

If you have any questions about our events, please email Linda Willenberg at or call her at 425-641-1606. For any free events, please email to let us know you plan to come.

Humanities Award Presentation

In 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Endowment of the Arts, we established our Humanities Achievement Award to recognize individuals and institutions who have contributed outstanding work in the humanities. The last recipient of the award was David Armstrong, the past executive producer and director of the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m., when we will present our 2022 Humanities Achievement Award to Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington School of Drama. She is also the founding artistic director of the Hansberry Project, a professional African American theatre lab. She has directed plays at professional theatres around the country, including Seattle Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Intiman Theatre. She has been widely recognized for her work, including being named to the 2020 edition of The Seattle Times' Most Influential People of the Last Decade.

The event will take place at the Simpson Center for the Humanities in rooms 202 and 204 of the University of Washington Communications Building, located on the east side of the campus. There is a handicapped entrance and elevator on the southeast side of the building. Public transportation is available to the University of Washington campus. Self-pay visitor parking is available for $6.25 in lots N20 and N21, located in the Padelford Garage, just past the guard station on Pend Oreille Road NE (the east entrance to the UW campus from 25th Avenue NW). Handicapped parking is available in lot N22 near the Communications Building. Parking is also available for $12.50 in the underground parking garage on the west side of the campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Willenberg, programs and activities chair, at, or call her at 425-641-1606; or contact Dennis Yamashita, PSA-PBK president, at

Frahm-Lewis Trio Livestream

This year, the Frahm-Lewis Trio will be performing as the 2022 Conference Artists for the state conference of the Nebraska Music Teachers' Association, hosted by the University of Nebraska, Kearney. The program will include works by Johannes Brahms, Ferdinand Ries, and the premiere of a trio by New York-based composer Steven Christopher Sacco. (The pianist is the cousin of a member of our activities committee, and the violinist is the pianist's wife.)