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Met Picks: Sasquatch! Launch Party, Ozzy and Slash, Grupo Corpo

The top 10(ish) things to see or do this weekend.

By Laura Dannen February 3, 2011

Heightened senses Sexy Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo performs Feb 3-5 at the UW. Photo courtesy Jose Luiz Pederneiras.

DANCE Physical, graceful, sensual: Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo blends ballet with modern and street dance for routinely sold-out performances. Feb 3-5.

FILM Remember seeing Jurassic Park for the first time in theaters? How the T. rex got so close, you could smell its breath? (We had active imaginations.) Relive those days at a midnight screening at the Egyptian Theatre. Feb 4 & 5.

Enjoy eight sci-fi films in really high-def, from campy ’50s flick Forbidden Planet to…campy Tim Allen vehicle Galaxy Quest. Plus, a Spaceballs quote-along! It’s Sci-Fi on Blu-Ray at SIFF. Feb 4-6.

VISUAL ART It’s First Thursday, which means free museum entry and later gallery hours across the greater Seattle area. Check “last chance” below for exhibits closing that you shouldn’t miss.

THEATER Opening this Friday, Feb 4: Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Babs the Dodo, a world premiere by talented young playwright Michael Mitnick (check back later today for our preview); and Taproot Theatre’s production of Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey, starring 14 actors in 85+ roles.

CONCERTS Ozzy Osbourne and Slash descend on Tacoma on Saturday (Feb 5); soul singer Bettye LaVette covers the Who at Jazz Alley all weekend (Feb 3-6); and pop-rock band the Tea Cozies play Sunset Tavern tonight (Feb 3) with opening acts Finn Riggins and World’s Greatest Ghosts.

PARTY This summer’s Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup will be announced at a FREE Showbox at the Market event on Sunday night (yes, Super Bowl night, grumble grumble), but the Thermals, Das Racist, Mad Rad, and comedian Todd Barry will be on hand to help celebrate. Besides, the game starts at 3:30PT, this starts at 7, it all works out. Feb 6.

Last chance…
The Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum ends Feb 6.
In its final weekend at Roq La Rue: Mandy Greer’s surreal knitted installations of yarn animals and plants of prehistoric proportions (thru Feb 5).
Watch James Carville yawn for one more weekend at the Henry: Harry Shearer: The Silent Echo Chamber goes dark on Feb 6.

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