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Met Picks: David Sedaris, Chris Cornell, Pro Bull Riders

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

By Seattle Met Staff April 28, 2011

Author and humorist David Sedaris will discuss his new book, titled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, at Benaroya Hall on Sunday.

DANCE The world premiere of Catherine Cabeen’s Into the Void, inspired by the work of contemporary artist Yves Klein, brings together a digital media artist, an installation artist, and a kora player to create a dance-theater performance at On the Boards. Apr 28–30.

FILM Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about the New York Times photographer obsessed with style and the documentation of fashion trends, opens at the Harvard Exit tomorrow. Read style editor Laura Cassidy’s take on the film on the Wear What When blog. Opens Apr 29.

See Glee star Heather Morris’s directorial debut—and a host of other aspiring young filmmakers’ work—at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) this weekend. Apr 28–May 1.

The eighth annual Langston Hughes African American Film Fest features more than 30 films, including Sundance Audience Award winner and festival opener Kinyarwanda, based on true stories of Rwandan genocide survivors. Apr 30–May 8.

THEATER Love Horse is a story of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy breaks a tooth and, um, discovers he was born a horse. The West Coast premiere at Washington Ensemble Theatre opens on Friday (with a preview tonight). Apr 29–June 6.

VISUAL ART Last chance to see Light in Darkness at Western Bridge, in which nearly 20 artists, including Martin Creed and Euan Macdonald, experiment with light as the main medium, brightening the dark galleries with an incandescent (and fluorescent) glow. Thru Apr 30.

CLASSICAL & MORE In the Glass Ceiling, Simple Measures hosts New York quartet Ethel for a performance of Philip Glass’s score to the 2002 film The Hours. Also on the program are pieces by Terry Riley, Huang Ruo, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Apr 29 & 30.

CONCERTS Love ’em or hate ’em, Seattle band the Head and the Heart are getting big. They have two sold-out shows this weekend, one at Showbox at the Market on Friday and one at the Moore on Saturday. Apr 29 at 9 & 30 at 8.

Another sold-out show Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell makes a stop at the Moore on Sunday to play an intimate solo acoustic set as part of his spring Songbook tour. Maybe he’ll talk about the rumored new Soundgarden album? May 1 at 8.

BOOKS & TALKS David Sedaris, our favorite humorist and author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, reads from his new book of twisted fables, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, at Benaroya Hall. May 1 at 7.

SPECIAL EVENT Let out your inner cowboy (or girl) at the Professional Bull Riders event at KeyArena. Seventy tons of dirt will be hauled in for the top 40 bull riders in the world, all for an eight-second ride and a buck to the curb. Apr 30 at 7.

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