The Top Things to See or Do in November
Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard rolls solo and puppets get saucy in Avenue Q.
Ballet’s Cool Kid
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, an exhilarating New York troupe that cameoed in thriller The Adjustment Bureau, makes its Seattle debut with a high-velocity program of Pite, Shechter, and Ekman works.
Nov 15–17 • Meany Hall; uwworldseries.org
Life Lessons from Avenue Q
Bad Idea Bear: Buy a whole case!
Princeton: A case of beers? No, I can’t get a whole case.
Bad Idea Bear: But you’re on a budget! You’re wasting money in the long run if you don’t buy in bulk!
Local actors learn puppeteering to wrangle the streetwise stars of Broadway-to-Balagan musical Avenue Q.
Nov 16–Dec 15 • Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, balagantheatre.org
Power couple Hans Altwies and Amy Thone bring real-life longing to Seattle Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, directed by John Langs.
Nov 1–18 • Intiman Playhouse; seattleshakespeare.org
Listen to This: Former Lives
Ben Gibbard takes a break from fronting Death Cab for Cutie to release his first solo album, Former Lives, a record he says spans “eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking.” In other words, our 20s.
Nov 16 • Showbox at the Market
Nov 17 • Washington Hall, showboxonline.com
BOOKS & TALKS
Crazy Cat Man
In his new book How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Seattleite Matt Inman of the so-absurd-it’s-brilliant webcomic The Oatmeal has created a comic collection devoted entirely to cats. Clearly, the man understands the Internet. Nov 1 • University Book Store, www.bookstore.washington.edu