You must be 6’ to ride this ride Only the leggy need apply to dance around in one of Nick Cave’s soundsuits. Photo: Courtesy James Prinz.

Fresh off a furlough, Seattle Art Museum is ready to get back to business—and they’ll do it in style with a new exhibit of beautiful, cacophonous costumes-as-sculptures by Chicago artist Nick Cave (opening March 10). What better way to welcome Cave than with another late-night party at the museum?

SAM Remix is Friday, March 11, from 8pm to midnight. First 50 people to arrive in Mardi Gras masks get in for free.

Highlights include:

DJ Riz Rollins spinning all night.
—Entry into the new Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibit (one of 21 can’t-miss art events of the spring).
—Performances by modern dance troupe Whim W’Him (9:30, 10:30pm); Cornish students wearing Cave’s soundsuits (8:30, 10:20, 11pm); and cellist-composer-visual artist Paul Rucker (8:30, 10pm).
—New Orleans-inspired tunes by marching band Tubaluba, dedicated to “curing this travesty of funklessness.”
—Dance-drag-comedy duo Cherdonna and Lou roam the museum.
— Traditional African dance by Gansango Dance and Music.
—“Highly opinionated tours” of the galleries by Chicago artist Nick Cave, whose work is featured here; The Stranger’s theater critic Brendan Kiley, ACT Theatre’s Ben Rapson, Seattle Out and Proud’s Jeffrey Campbell, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
—Make your own mask and Mardi Gras necklace.
—The usual assortment of beer, wine, and absinthe cocktails; Taste restaurant will also be open until midnight.

Tickets for Remix always, always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours now at seattleartmuseum.org. Ages 18+; $12 members, $15 students, $20 general admission.

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