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Centuries of African American art on paper from Harmon and Harriet Kelley's esteemed collection arrive at the Northwest African American Museum.

Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1968.

VISUAL ART

Nov 21–Apr 17
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper
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. Northwest African American Museum, $7

THEATER

Thru Dec 13
Come From Away
In the panic after planes struck the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, 38 planes were told to land in the tiny town of Gander, New-foundland, increasing the population by 66 percent. The true story of locals’ overwhelming hospitality in the days that followed receives a heartfelt and touching musical tribute in Come from Away. Seattle Repertory Theatre, $17–$105

CLASSICAL & MORE

Nov 19–22
Mahler Ten
At the time of his death at the age of 50 in 1911, Austrian composer Gustav Mahler left his Tenth Symphony unfinished. But in the 1960s British musicologist Deryck Cooke completed the dissonant work, even earning the seal of approval from Mahler’s widow. Seattle Symphony performs Mahler’s Symphony no. 10 for the first time ever, with the aid of Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Benaroya Hall, $21–$121

THE SPORTING LIFE

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Sun, Nov 22
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Seahawks own the division rival San Francisco 49ers at home. The team boast a 10-4 record in Seattle versus their rivals from the Bay since joining the NFC West. 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. CenturyLink Field, $225–$295

CONCERTS

Thur, Nov 19
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper has found mainstream hip-hop success while still being artistically risky. After breaking onto the scene with his Acid Rap (which garnered more than a million downloads), he followed it up with 2015’s Surf, an album that mixes pop rap, neo soul, and jazz fusion while musically centering around trumpeter Donnie Trumpet. Paramount Theatre, $46

Fri, Nov 20
Robert DeLong
Electronic whiz and Bothell native Robert DeLong has taken up residence in Los Angeles, but that just makes his homecoming dance parties that much more wild. DeLong delivers another burst of his percussive, indie rock–influenced style of knob-twisting, joystick-swirling EDM with his new album, In the Cards. The Showbox, Sold out

Fri & Sat, Nov 20 & 21
Ayron Jones and the Way: Thanksgiving Spectacular
With Friendsgiving gatherings becoming more and more popular, the Seattle rock genre chameleons of Ayron Jones and the Way decided to host their own musical Friendsgiving at the Tractor Tavern. The band headlines two nights at the Ballard venue, and keeping with the spirit of the season portions of the proceeds will go to charity. Friday’s show supports MusiCares and includes the Young Evils and the Hollers, while Saturday’s slate benefiting Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission features the Staxx Brothers and Grynch. Tractor Tavern, $20

Sat, Nov 21
Redwood’s 10th Anniversary Party #1
Capitol Hill’s homey Redwood Tavern may not be long for this world (it’s slated for closure), but there’s still reason to celebrate. The bar marks ten years of service with a two-weekend local music bash, and the first edition features a robust lineup of psychedelic Seattle rock acts: Dræmhouse, Black Whales, Bod, and Versing. Redwood Tavern, $7–$12

FILM

Thur & Fri, Nov 19 & 20
Crispin Hellion Glover: ‘It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine’ and ‘What Is It?’
The always unusual and wonderfully eccentric Crispin Hellion Glover treks to Northwest Film Forum for a two nights of captivating artistic oddity. On Thursday he’ll screen his latest film It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine, and follow that up on Friday with his directorial debut What Is It? In addition to the movies, each evening Glover will perform a live one hour narration of illustrated books which will projected behind him. Northwest Film Forum, Sold out

BOOKS & TALKS

Sun, Nov 22
Patti Smith
Patti Smith has more than proved her worth as an author. The New York rock legend won the National Book Award for her 2010 account of her youthful days in the city, Just Kids. She returns to our bookshelves with her latest memoir M Train. Town Hall, Sold Out

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