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Songs of the Wanderers Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs as part of the UW World Series

Theater

203 Million Grains of Rice

The estimated number that Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan employs in its production of Songs of the Wanderers. As part of the UW World Series, the group will perform Lin Hwai-min’s contemporary dance, which juxtaposes wild, flowing gesticulations and calm, meditative ponderings on enlightenment (while using three and a half tons of rice). Mar 6–8, Meany Hall, uwworldseries.org


Film

Reel Revolution

In the wake of socialist Kshama Sawant’s election to the city council and the ongoing fight for a $15 minimum wage, Seattle has become the national epicenter for social justice causes. And Northwest Film Forum examines the ideas sparking the movement with Red Renewal: Seattle’s Socialist Spring. The series brings together community partners—including design nonprofit Arcade and Seattle Met’s PubliCola blog—to present and discuss films exploring labor issues, human rights, and more. Mar 18–May 1, Northwest Film Forum, nwfilmforum.org

 

Concert

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Fremont Abbey's Cathedrals VII featuring Agnes Obel

Agnes We Have Heard on High

Since its inception in 2011, there’s been no finer concert series in Seattle than Fremont Abbey’s Cathedrals, which invites local favorites such as Damien Jurado and Sera Cahoone to St. Mark’s Cathedral, where their music reverberates beautifully in the church’s cavernous space. This month the Abbey breaks its local mold and imports Danish singer-­songwriter Agnes Obel and her calm, sweeping grand piano arrangements (with cello and violin accompaniment) for the seventh edition of Cathedrals. Local songwriter Bryan John Appleby opens.  *RESCHEDULED* Mar 15, St. Mark’s Cathedral, fremontabbey.org


B.B. King brings the blues to the Moore Theatre March 3rd

Concert

Legendary Blues

“The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.”

—B. B. King. The 88-year-old legend brings his timeless blues to the Moore Mar 3, Moore Theatre, stgpresents.org


Museum

Gadgets Galore

Pop culture’s fascination with fictional spies in part stems from their amazing gadgets, from James Bond’s jet pack in Thunderball to Agent 86’s shoe phone in Get Smart. Pacific Science Center’s new exhibit Spy: The Secret World of Espionage shows off the real deal, uncovering the history of modern covert intelligence through nearly 300 declassified documents and gizmos used by the CIA and FBI from the 1930s to modern times. And as an added bonus, you’ll learn how to sneak through one of those security laser beam array things.  Mar 29–Sept 1, Pacific Science Center, pacificsciencecenter.org

Poison Umbrella Spy: The Secret World of Espionage shows off top secret gizmos and gadgets