CELEB WATCH
Hey, Isn’t That...?
Keep an eye out for these famous faces around Seattle and Tacoma.

Rihanna
“Diamonds” are a girl’s best friend. 
Apr 3 KeyArena, keyarena.com

Jeff Bridges
Jeff and the Abiders play crazy-hearted tunes. The Dude can sing.  
Apr 5 Moore Theatre, stgpresents.org

David Sedaris
His latest book of essays is Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. It’s a hot-button issue. 
Apr 27 Pantages Theater, broadwaycenter.org

Janeane Garofalo
Acerbic comedians love Seattle. The gloom suits them.  
Apr 11 Neptune Theatre, stgpresents.org

Nick Cave
This rock concert’s tickets are will-call only. No bad seeds allowed (other than Nick’s). 
Apr 7 Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org

 

BOOKS & TALKS
Amanda Knox Tells All

On the same day Amanda Knox’s memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, hits stores, the West Seattle native gives her first interview to Diane Sawyer after being convicted—then acquitted—of murder in an Italian court. Even if Sawyer drops bombs like “Foxy Knoxy,” the interview can’t be as bad as the 2011 Lifetime movie (what were you thinking, Hayden Panettiere?). 

Apr 30 ABC News, abcnews.go.com

 

VISUAL ART

“We have to integrate two worlds. It’s okay. We deal.” 

An East African teen girl tells artist Mary Coss how she balances American culture with Islamic tradition, like wearing a hijab to Cleveland High in Beacon Hill. Over two years Coss worked with these girls to create art that expressed their thoughts on life, faith, and culture; the resulting exhibit, Layers of the Hijab, is on display for just a few more weeks. 

Thru Apr 21 Columbia City Gallery, columbiacitygallery.com


DANCE

10The number of years choreographer Donald Byrd has been at the helm of Spectrum Dance. On this anniversary, they reprise his debut work for the company, A Cruel New World/The New Normal, an emotionally charged response to 9/11. (Byrd lived four blocks from the World Trade Center at the time.) 

Apr 11–13 Emerald City Trapeze Arts, spectrumdance.org

 

SOCIAL DATEBOOK

Eat small bites by local chefs from Poppy, Canlis, Terra Plata, and more, washed down with mimosas and microbrews. 

Run a 5k around Seward Park. Come early for the
bacon relay.

Hope  for fetal health. After Ethan Stowell and his wife lost their unborn twin sons to the rare Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in 2011, they launched the first Eat Run Hope fundraiser for the Fetal Hope Foundation. It’s back for round two.

Apr 14 Seward Park, ethanstowellrestaurants.com


Published: April 2013

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