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Met Picks: Fran Lebowitz and Dan Savage, Alden Mason Masterpieces, The Lonely Forest with Seattle Rock Orchestra

The top five things to see or do this weekend.

By Seattle Met Staff March 1, 2012

“Success didn’t spoil me. I’ve always been insufferable.”—Fran Lebowitz

Editor’s note: Met Picks are short and sweet this time. For an extended list of weekend events, visit our Arts and Entertainment calendar, which we update ’round the clock. —LD

SPECIAL EVENT

Mar 2
Fran Lebowitz: A Conversation with Dan Savage
“Spilling your guts is exactly as charming as it sounds.” Ah, Fran. The professional gabber shares the stage with The Stranger sex columnist for an unscripted chat, which could wander anywhere from Fran’s HBO doc Public Speaking by Martin Scorsese to Dan’s It Gets Better Project, to…I don’t know, Jane Austen and bedbugs. Q&A with the audience to follow. Benaroya Hall, $42.

DANCE

Mar 1–3
Teeth: Make/Believe
Portland dance company Teeth ­dominated last year’s A.W.A.R.D. Show! with an electrifying interpretation of a long-term relationship, from lust to languish—a romp under the sheets to a gnashing of…er, teeth. They return to On the Boards with a multimedia piece about obsession and anxiety. On the Boards, $20.

CONCERTS

Mar 2
Grynch: Perspective Album Release
Seattle hip hop is one of the strongest scenes in the city thanks to acts like Macklemore, Blue Scholars, Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and rising star Grynch, a 21-year-old MC whose new album of party tracks drops Friday. Neumos, $10.

Mar 3
The Lonely Forest with Seattle Rock Orchestra
The Anacortes-born indie rockers play behind 2011’s Arrows, their debut on Trans Records (the label imprint of Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla); they’re backed by the city’s only orchestra that prefers Beck to Bach. Black Whales opens. Neptune Theatre, $15–$17.

To plan a music binge, check Four Concerts to Catch This Weekend.

VISUAL ART

Mar 1–31
Alden Mason and Archie Bray Foundation
Now 92 years old, the Everett-born painter exhibits his large, colorful, abstract works—created in a style he partly credits to a mail-order cartoon course—next to contemporary ceramics from the Archie Bray collection. It’s a smart pairing, given the Through the Looking Glass feel to several of the sculptures: notably Alessandro Gallo’s anthropomorphized seagulls and lizards clad in puffy jackets, hooded sweatshirts, and camo pants. Foster/White Gallery, free.

For more First Thursday and visual art offerings, check Art After-Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday.

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