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Book-It Repertorty Theatre finds adventure on the high seas with its adapatation of Treasure Island.

Theater

Nov 23–Dec 24
Treasure Island
Literature’s most popular pirate tale comes to swashbuckling life when Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for the stage. Set sail to experience the high-seas, treasure-hunting, coming-of-age adventures of Jim Hawkins under the mutinous command of the legendary Long John Silver. Center Theatre, $25–$40

Visual Art

Thru Feb 26
Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi
Acclaimed Japanese video installation artist Tabaimo takes her first major crack at hybrid curation with Utsutushi Utsushi. Based around the Japanese concept of utsushi, where an artist attempts to emulate a master artist's work in order to more deeply understand their techniques, Tabaimo presents her own work alongside pieces from the Asian Art Museum collection that inspired her (or she directly quoted). Examples of this melding of the classic and contemporary include a video installation with worlds inside furniture entitled Two, which was based on the museum's twin 16th century Chinese cabinets. Asian Art Museum, $9

Concerts

Wed, Nov 23
My Goodness: Islands Release Show
One certainly can’t accuse Seattle’s My Goodness of rock ‘n’ roll complacency. While the group started as a straightforward and ripping guitar-and-drums duo, the bands latest mini EP Islands expands the group and touches on expansive, softer, less aggressive, and more pop-friendly notes accented with calm electronic keys. Catch the reinvented My Goodness testing out its new sound on the Chop Suey stage at Islands’s record release show. Chop Suey, $10

Fri, Nov 25 
Thee Oh Sees 
There are only two consistent elements of Thee Oh Sees: songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer and fuzzy, psychedelic garage rock noise. The latest incarnation of the San Francisco group will release the jam-heavy An Odd Entrances on November 18. See the messy, energetic noise of Thee Oh Sees live when the band stop at Neumos with opening support from the dark and foggy art pop of Aussie Alex Cameron and the delightfully sloppy local shredders of Mommy Long Legs. Neumos, $16

Sat, Nov 26
Bernadette Peters

Anytime actress, singer, and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters takes the stage, a tidal wave of applause soon follows. Expect to hear a cavalcade of her Broadway hits from shows like Into the Woods and Anne Get Your Gun when the distinctive three-time Tony winner performs with members of the Seattle Symphony. Benaroya Hall, $55–$100

Sat, Nov 26 
Car Seat Headrest
While many haven’t even registered that Car Seat Headrest is a Seattle band yet, the group undoubtedly turned out our city’s breakout record of the year. After moving from Virginia to Seattle in 2014, Will Toledo began crafting an anthemic rock record with downtrodden weirdo heart. The resulting Teens of Denial has already been hailed as one of 2016’s best records by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Neptune Theatre, $15–$17 

Nov 27–30
X: 40th Anniversary
Punk rock isn't exactly built to last, but iconic LA punk band X has officially been causing a scene for 40 years. Led by singer Exene Cervenka and bassist/vocalist John Doe, the band created artfully angsty classic early '80s albums like Los Angeles and Wild Gift (both of which charted on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"). All four original members of X set up shop at the Crocodile for a four-night run which kicks off the celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. The Crocodile, $30–$99

Food & Drink

Thru Sept 2017
Edible City: A Delicious Journey
Tonight’s menu: a deep dive on Seattle food history in six courses. MOHAI’s Edible City takes patrons on a culinary journey by breaking down the elements of Seattle’s distinctive flavor: the local ingredients, processing industries, public markets, home-cooking tradition, modern innovations in food technology, and restaurants that have become part of the city’s identity. There may not be room for dessert. Museum of History and Industry, $20

Family

Thru Dec 17
Super Fun Party Time!
Every weekend is a birthday bash at Teatro ZinZanni during the run of its children's show, Super Fun Party Time!. Local kiddie rock band Recess Monkey crafts a magical circus world complete with balloons, cartwheels, juggling, robot dogs, and a riveting tale of friendship. Jack has a birthday party coming up, and his best friend Peter can’t wait. But disaster quickly ensues: Peter loses his money through a pesky hole in his pocket! (Cue sad trumpet sound effect.) This interactive, nail-biting adventure for the kids follows the ever-devoted Peter on his quest to buy the perfect gift. Prepare for suspense and lots of little ones wiggling to the rockin’ new original tunes by Recess Monkey. Teatro ZinZani, $20–$25

Comedy

Wed, Nov 23
Two Joke Minimum

If family obligations have got you down during Thanksgiving week, you might need a pick-me-up in the form of Laughs Comedy Club’s Two Joke Minimum. You may notice the jokes getting loopier and punchlines getting punchier as the night goes on as local standups tell a few jokes, toss back a few stiff drinks, and then hit the stage again to continue their set. Highlights of the anything-could-happen performance might include the self-deprecating humor of Lisa Wallen, absurdity from Rick Kunkler, or the unexpected gags of Levi Manis. Avoid the familial stress by slipping away from the in-laws for a few laughs, a few drinks, then a few more laughs. Laughs Comedy Club, $10

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