Savion Glover’s Sole Sanctuary
Tap dancing is already something of a religion to Glover; and in this new, stripped-down performance staged before a brick-walled shrine to hoofing, we get the tap master, his sidekick Marshall Davis Jr., and their thundering feet in percussive glory. Moore Theatre, $47–$60.
PNB: New Works
Montreal choreographer Victor Quijada fuses breakdancing and ballet in a new work for Pacific Northwest Ballet—one of three modern dance premieres at McCaw Hall this weekend. McCaw Hall, $28–$168.
Degenerate Art Ensemble: On the Beach
Give feedback to a work-in-progress: The experimental art troupe presents a 20-minute multimedia interpretation of Einstein on the Beach, the four-act opera that launched the careers of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass. DAE’s live performance features a string quartet and video art by Leo Mayberry, along with a short documentary about the original piece. Moore Theatre, free, 8pm.
Jack Hitt: Making Up the Truth
In this touring solo show, raconteur and This American Life contributor Hitt tells riotously bizarre tales of the people he’s met—like a building superintendent who used to be a hit man—and examines the neuroscience of how and why we embellish stories. Northwest Film Forum, $12–$15.
Mark Siano Presents Modern Luv
After a hit show spoofing ’80s music, the Soft Rock Kid and his bevy of backup dancers return with a new comedy cabaret about the perils of dating during the days of texting and social media. The Triple Door, $12–$22.
Stew and the Negro Problem
Front man Mark “Stew” Stewart and his cohort Heidi Rodewald made waves with their Tony-winning, pop-rock musical Passing Strange (later adapted by Spike Lee). For their next act, the duo created an album, Making It (just out January 2012), about their unlikely Broadway success and the unraveling of their romantic relationship. Neptune Theatre, $30–$35.
CLASSICAL & MORE
Renee Fleming with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony
After a winter spent performing the title role in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Met, the world-class soprano sings joins the orchestra and its new conductor for a night of classical, rock, and indie music—from Ravel to Death Cab for Cutie. Benaroya Hall, $71–$180.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The American Jewish Committee presents 10 days of films, from rom-coms and documentaries to spy thrillers and dramas, opening with the internationally acclaimed Mabul (The Flood), about an autistic man who encourages his family to drop the dysfunction in time for his younger brother’s bar mitzvah. Cinerama, AMC Pacific Place, SIFF Uptown; single ticket $9–$20, series pass series pass $75–$250.
Mar 17–June 10
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Yes, this is the Hide/Seek exhibit, whose 2010 debut at the National Portrait Gallery prompted a firestorm of public complaint and the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s unfinished film A Fire in My Belly, with its now-infamous ant-covered crucifix. The drama overshadowed an impressive retrospective of works from masters such as Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Jasper Johns, and Thomas Eakins, that re-examines America’s art history through the context of homosexuality. Tacoma Art Museum, free–$25.
Sounders FC Home Opener / St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a perfect storm of fun-lovin’ locals in shades of green descending on Seattle this Saturday. The Sounders kick off against Toronto at 7pm, but we know Fado’s is open early for a St. Paddy’s Day preparty…at 5:15am. The Sauced blog is your guide to St. Paddy’s Day.