The full schedule for Bumbershoot is set, and considering the entrance price there better be a lot of quality stuff going on, right? Don’t worry, there is, but there’s so much how are you going to figure out what you want to see? Some of you may even be sitting on the fence over whether or not to even attend. We’re here to help.

The Bumbershoot website has a full schedule posted for each day over the Labor Day weekend, which you can break down by date, event type or venue. It’s a handy and useful schedule. It’s also overwhelming. In several articles in the coming days we’ll highlight some of the best happenings for each day of Bumbershoot, and tell you how to get around. Our lists are by no means exhaustive – that would be exhausting – but they’ll give you a feel for all the different things going on. Bumbershoot is more than just the music. Descriptions come from the Bumbershoot website.

Saturday, September 5

seattle-moscow-poster-show11 am – 8 pm
Seattle-Moscow Poster Show
Northwest Rooms
“Graphic art as a bridge between cultures.” Posters from Moscow and Seattle.

12 pm – 1:10 pm
F is for Food: Tom Douglas & Kathleen Flinn Leo K Theatre
“Local culinary greats Tom Douglas and Kathleen Flinn treat the Festival audience to a literary feast.”

1 pm – 3 pm
Rock Prophecies
SIFF Cinema
Full feature length film of “rock photographer Robert Knight’s life work. Meet Rock Prophecies superstar photographer Robert Knight at the Samsung Tent during Bumbershoot weekend.”

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Story Pirates AfterDark Present FOUND
Charlotte Martin Theatre
“Inspired by the cult publication FOUND Magazine, this one of a kind, multimedia comedy musical performed by NYC’s Story Pirates AfterDark ensemble, is the true embodiment of the adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” FOUND: The Show, is based entirely on lost and discarded notes, diaries, love letters, and to-do lists. (FYI—Audience members are highly encouraged to participate by bringing their own “finds” to the performance.)”

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Massy Ferguson
Mural Amphitheatre
“Described as “unapologetic rock Americana for the masses,” Massy Ferguson’s alt-country and rock style has given them international acclaim. The Seattle group aligns no-frills lyrics with a sound perfect for both bar-room brawls and cross-country road trips.”

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Best of SIFF Jury Award Winners
SIFF Cinema
“Featuring: The Herd (Director: Ken Wardrop, Ireland, 4 minutes), Lowland Fell (Director: Michael Kinirons, Ireland 21 minutes), Photograph of Jesus (Director: Laurie Hill, United Kingdom, 7 minutes), Next Floor (Director: Denis Villeuneuve, Canada, 12 minutes).”

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sick Puppies
Exhibition Hall
“Australian rock trio Sick Puppies features aching vocals, melancholy acoustics and triumphant guitar swath. The band gained worldwide attention with their single, “All The Same,” the music video for which became a YouTube sensation because of its “Free Hugs” campaign.”

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Spin the Bottle, Jr.
Center House Theatre
“Spin the Bottle, Jr. is Seattle’s Annex Theatre’s kid-friendly version of their long-running variety show. Launched in March 2009, the Sunday afternoon variety show has a little music, a little dance, a little theatre, and a little film all in one sitting. This show has quickly gained a following among 4-8 year olds and their parents! Presented as part of Youngershoot.”

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Improvised Shakespeare
Charlotte Martin Theatre
“…a fully improvised, Elizabethan-style play. The players have brushed up on their “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed or written-not even the players know what’s coming!”

cordero5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NW Court
“Fronted by Ani Cordero, this quartet blends indie pop with the earthy vibe and sultry tone of Latin pop to create songs with a romantic flair. A mix of Spanish and English lyrics, a trumpet player and rhythmic blends have propelled Cordero to the adoration of fans and critics alike.”

6 pm – 7:15 pm
Performance Space 122 NYC: Seattle Edition
Bagley Wright Theatre
“Performance Space 122, NYC’s legendary hub for contemporary performance, brings you a live bento box teeming with a delectable assortment of technology-infused multimedia, mind-bending dance, inflammatory theatre, and addictive live art.”

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Speak, Poet! Tara Hardy, Jack McCarthy, Danny Sherrard
Leo K Theatre
“Seattle has become a hotbed of some of the Nation’s best spoken word performers. With national and international champions, ranking slam teams, and one of the longest-running slams in the country, Seattle has earned its bragging rights. Three of our very best are represented in this program: Bent founder and former Poet Populist Tara Hardy, “stand-up poet” Jack McCarthy and Danny Sherrard, 2008 World Cup Poetry Slam champion.”

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Old 97’s
Memorial Stadium
“After 15 years of playing together, the Old 97’s continue to create the type of music that helped put them on the map. With their seventh record, Blame It On Gravity, the band delivers their familiar blend of alternative country, pop and rock that fans have always loved.”

8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Bagley Wright Theatre
“Founder and member of the off-Broadway hit STOMP, Yako Miyamoto directs COBU, combining elements of Taiko drumming with rhythmic tap dancing.”

longwinters9:30 pm – 10:45 pm
The Long Winters
Broad Street Stage
“Formed by guitarist John Roderick, The Long Winters’ first album was credited as a recording project, but when Barsuk Records picked up the recordings, a live band was formed. In 2006, KEXP named Putting the Days to Bed a Top 10 Release of the Year, stating Roderick is ‘one of the smartest and creative song writers making music today.'”

Have an idea now what you want to do at Bumbershoot on Saturday? Click on this link for a map so you know how to get around the Seattle Center grounds to your events.

Tickets are on sale now and you can save significant dollars by purchasing before August 22. A one day pass is $35 and will go up to $50 on August 22. 3 day passes are $80 and will go up to $120. Click on this link for full ticketing information and to purchase.

Culture Bumbershoot 2009 festival and lineup highlights for Saturday 9/5