It’s Day 3 of City Arts Fest and the events just keep on coming…
City Arts Fest
Soliloquy: Timeless Language in the Present
When you think of the great playwrights of our time, Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan probably don’t come to mind. But their pop culture contributions and historical speeches are fodder for this evening of monologues, performed and directed by equally unexpected folk. Of note: Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant— the Gus Van Sant, who gave us Good Will Hunting and Milk —leads Seattle filmmaker Karl Krogstad in an excerpt from Tom Robbins’ novel Villa Incognito, and renowned choreographer Donald Byrd directs equally renowned dancer/PNB’s artistic director Peter Boal. Proceeds benefit YouthCare. $18. 7pm, Town Hall.
Fireside Chat with Chase Jarvis and Seattle 100
Haven’t heard of Chase Jarvis? Time to get acquainted: Over the last three years, the Seattle photographer has made black-and-white portraits of 100 of the city’s most fascinating figures—everyone from Linda Derschang and Lynn Shelton to mushroom forager Jeremy Faber and Cliff McCrath, second winningest soccer coach in NCAA history. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Jarvis is penning the next War and Peace. Several of his subjects will join him in a talk about Seattle 100: Portrait of a City; the photos will also be on display. $5. 11am, Seattle 100 Studio.
Earshot Jazz Presents James Carter and John Medeski
Still riding the high of their hit 2009 album Heaven on Earth, the iconic jazz duo blazes into Seattle for a funk-filled show at the Triple Door. Keyboardist John Medeski allegedly learned to play jazz before he learned to walk (so you know he means business), and saxophone superhero James Carter has taken it upon himself to master every single- and double-reed instrument known to man, and some probably unknown. In other words, prepare to be blown away. $30. 7 & 9:30, The Triple Door.
The Alloy Orchestra Scores the Complete Metropolis
All the way from the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires comes Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis, re-released after the discovery of 25 minutes of long-lost footage. The movie will run at SIFF Cinema with live accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble specializing in scoring silent classics using synthesizers and a so-called “rack of junk.” Nothing says “struggles in the German caste system” quite like the musical saw. $17. 7:30, SIFF Cinema, McCaw Hall.
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