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Our best entertainment bets Dec 11-13

By Laura Dannen December 11, 2009

Lauren Edson competes Saturday night in The A.W.A.R.D Show! Photo by Jaycob DesRosiers.


In this four-night dance-off, 12 local choreographers compete for $10K and a chance to shine in front of the executive director of NYC’s Joyce Theater. Plus, it’s interactive—there’s a Q&A with each artist after the show, and the audience votes for its favorite performance. It’s
The A.W.A.R.D Show!, through Sunday.

The Dandy Warhols are calling their show tonight at Neumos a “Fellini-inspired holiday fete.” Translation: There’s free espresso and gelato from Caffe Vita, and the Portland psychedelic rockers will probably play their cover of “Little Drummer Boy.” “LDB” is the kind of song people love to hate, but I love to love to love this version.


SPORTS/NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Our day starts at 4pm with a last-minute dash to get cheap seats to the Battle in Seattle at Key Arena. Gonzaga (7-2), ranked No. 22 nationally (ESPN/USA Today poll), takes on unranked Davidson (2-6) in what we hope isn’t a blowout. Though this game doesn’t have the cache of last year’s battle against an undefeated UConn team, we’re too lazy to go to Spokane and relish the chance to watch the Zags play in Seattle.

We’ll either continue the night getting drunk on basketball (Jason Reid’s documentary Sonicsgate plays at SIFF through the 17th), or catch jazz gods Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White in their final performance (10pm) at Jazz Alley this weekend. All six shows in this three-night stand have nearly sold out, so book your tickets now.

Will we be at Bob Saget’s stand-up show at the Moore? Probably not. But we felt the need to tell you (warn you?) that the self-proclaimed dirty bastard is in town.

The Bard (Boston Legal’s Anthony Heald) has one last chance to tell off King James in the final performances of Equivocation at Seattle Repertory Theatre. The hit show from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival closes today, with shows at 2 and 7.30pm.

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