National Geographic + Pop-Up Magazine

National Geographic + Pop-Up Magazine, the internationally renowned “live magazine,” makes its Benaroya Hall debut in a one-night-only evening of live journalism. Featuring a fascinating cast of renowned storytellers, from the worlds of film, print, audio, photography and more.

Pop-Up Magazine works with Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, popular radio and podcast voices, and internationally known artists to perform thrilling stories at large theaters across the nation. This unique, collaborative edition of Pop-Up Magazine is being produced specifically for fans who share National Geographic’s legendary fascination with the world around us. It will feature a mix of multimedia stories from Pop-Up Magazine and National Geographic contributors accompanied by an original live score performed by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Presented in partnership with the Seattle Symphony. Photo by Erin Brethauer/Pop-Up Magazine

National Geographic

Dates and Tickets

  • 30 Apr (Mon) 2018 7:30PM

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Wendy MacNaughton


Graphic journalist, New York Times bestselling illustrator

Jon Mooallem


Writer at Large, The New York Times Magazine, author of Wild Ones

Cord Jefferson


TV writer and editor, The Good Place, Master of None, The Nightly Show

Fazeelat Aslam


Award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, correspondent

Samin Nosrat


Chef, New York Times bestselling author

Filipe DeAndrade


Host of Nat Geo Wild’s Untamed web series, director of the Comfort Theory production company

Erika Bergman


National Geographic Explorer and submarine pilot

Ashley Ahearn


Award-winning public media journalist, host and producer of terrestrial

Magik*Magik Orchestra

Magik*Magik is a made-to-order orchestra for artists and creatives