It’s been 30 years this past Tuesday since Mount St Helens blew her top, and G Gibson Gallery pays homage to the temperamental grande dame with Blow Up, a group photography exhibit of dark, cheeky prints depicting the eruption or playing on the exhibit title. Blow-up dolls included. May 20-July 3.
And opening this Friday is the world premiere of solo show The Thin Place, starring The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe, at Intiman Theatre. Check back here for an interview with Akinnagbe on Monday. May 21-June 13.
Comedy The Extra Man kicks off the Seattle International Film Festival tonight, with one of its stars, Paul Dano, and codirector Robert Pulcini expected at the screening. But Pulcini’s already given us the dirt on his new film; read our interview with P and his wife/co-director Shari Springer Berman here.
Our top SIFF picks this weekend? Bass-Ackwards, A Little Help, The Oath, and Amplified Seattle. Read up on each movie at SIFTing Through Films.
Veteran choreographer Mark Morris and his dance group return to his native city with a revival of Gloria, a modern dance set to Vivaldi’s Gloria in D. The Tudor Choir and Seattle Symphony accompany, and Morris even conducts. Barefoot. I had an…interesting conversation with Morris back in April—you can read the whole interview here. May 21-23.
Lots of great local bands playing this weekend— Tractor Tavern alone has Grand Archives tonight and Hey Marseilles on Saturday. Trying to choose which show to see felt akin to picking a favorite child, so I pawned the decision off on Kyla Fairchild, publisher of roots music mag No Depression. She offers her top picks at Weekend Tractor Pull.
“The End” is near. We’ll be glued to the tube for the Lost series finale on Sunday night from 9-11:30. Yup, two and a half hours. We’re basically watching a feature film. You can turn the whole day into a Lost-athon, starting with a two-hour retrospective special, Lost: The Final Journey, from 7-9, and capped off with Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Aloha to Lost at 12:05 am. And if you really want to get crazy, Lost producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will sit for a chat with The New York Times and that interview will be broadcast in HD in cinemas around the country tonight (8PT). Find out more here.
Review what happened over the past season at Lost Redux.