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Marvel at Louis Kahn's stunning architectural achievements at Bellevue Arts Museum.

Image: Raymond Meier

Jan 23–26
Dr. Strangelove
Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 dark-as-night comedic satire is as funny today as it was over half-a-century ago. When an insane general sets off a chain of events that will lead to complete nuclear devastation, he riles up an entire room into pure calamity. Peter Sellers turns in not one, but three great performances, and receives support from a legendary cast featuring George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, and James Earl Jones. Central Cinema, $8

Fri, Jan 29
Little Big Show: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra headlines the latest Little Big Show, complete with a new flowing psychedelic rock aesthetic that the band sussed out on its third album, Multi-Love. Get there early as Baltimore’s Lower Dens opens with haunting pop songs from one of 2015’s most acclaimed indie albums, Escape from Evil. All money from ticket sales will be donated to the nonprofit Red Eagle Soaring: Native Youth Theatre. Neptune Theatre, $18

Jan 29–May 1
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
As one of the twentieth century’s greatest architects, Louis Kahn understood that buildings could serve as magnificent public art. From California’s Salk Institute to the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh, Kahn’s buildings showcase his mastery of geometric symmetry while also conveying a substantial, hefty built-to-last weightiness. Bellevue Arts Museum presents Kahn at the height of his powers through architectural models, photos, film, and drawings in Louis Kahn: The Power of ArchitectureBellevue Arts Museum, $12

Sat, Jan 30
Mommy Long Legs and Wimps
Mommy Long Legs is bum-rushing the Seattle music scene whether you like it or not. (For the record, we do.) The quartet overflows with pissed off youthful and crass energy that makes their punk tunes feel unrelentingly fierce. Things are sure to get rowdy at Columbia City Theater when the women are joined by the always excellent Wimps and Boyfriends. Columbia City Theater, $10–$12

Sat, Jan 30
Sunil Yapa
Sunil Yapa travels to Seattle to present his debut novel, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, which captures the 1999 WTO protests’ tense chaos on a personal and human level. Over the course of a day, seven narratives— nonviolent protesters, street cops, a politician, a police chief, and said chief’s estranged pot- dealing son—slam together and explode in this visceral, literary molotov cocktail. Elliott Bay Book Company, Free

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