The Sporting Life
Seahawks vs. 49ers
The Seahawks own the division rival San Francisco 49ers at home. Don’t expect it to turn around soon. After an off-season for the Niners that saw the departure of star coach Jim Harbaugh, franchise stalwarts Patrick Willis, Frank Gore, and Justin Smith, and young studs Chris Borland and Aldon Smith (many consider it to be the worst off-season in pro sports history), anything less than a big win for 11-4 will leave the 12s disappointed.
Nov 22 CenturyLink Field, seahawks.com
The Kelley Collection of African American Art
Drawing from one of the richest private collections of African American art from the early 1900s to the present, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper collects abstract and figurative drawings, etchings, watercolors, screen prints, and more. It’s a cultural history lesson via art that touches on post–Civil War regionalism, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the calm moments of strength in everyday life.
Nov 21–Apr 17 Northwest African American Museum, naamnw.org
Emergence @ PNB
Choreographer Crystal Pite’s Emergence is no delicate, whimsical ballet fantasy. The dance is a dark, psychologically taxing, nightmarish vision set to an unnerving ambient score. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat—with your fingernails digging into your armrest.
Nov 6–15 McCaw Hall, pnb.org
“I’m dancing upon these tables in spirit. I’m singing your songs, oh, you’ll never hear it.” —Lemolo, “Backslide”
It’s easy to fall into a trance when listening to Lemolo’s ethereal dream pop. With her haunting and emotive vocals and instrumentation, Meagan Grandall continues her dream-weaving ways on Lemolo’s second LP, Red Right Return. The record officially goes on sale on November 10, but early copies can be snagged at the release show at the Crocodile.
Nov 6 The Crocodile, lemolomusic.com
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped
There’s the reliable yuletide cheer of traditional holiday standbys, and then there’s brazen, boozy bawdiness of Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales’s Unwrapped. After scoring a hit at the Rep last year with their musical The Vaudevillians, the local-turned-national drag duo revives their dazzling holiday program. Beware: Attendance might land you on Santa’s naughty list.
Nov 25–Dec 13 Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org
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