Thru July 27
Here and Now: Native Artists Inspired
Where did the inspiration for the Seattle Seahawks logo come from? The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture has the answer. In November the artifact in question—a transformation eagle mask crafted by the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia—landed at the Burke as part of Here and Now: Native Artists Inspired. The exhibit celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bill Holm Center by showcasing 30 new works presented alongside the artifacts in the Burke’s collection that served as inspiration. There are no plans to keep the mask in Seattle beyond the run of the exhibit, so gaze at this piece of Seahawks history before it flies back home. Burke Museum, $8.
Wed, Dec 5
Red Bull Sound Select: Deafheaven
Deafheaven exists on its own plane of heaviness. In Sunbather, the San Francisco post-metal created music that's simultaneously beautiful and brutal. Singer George Clarke directs the crowd like a charismatic dictator at live shows and howls in a way that seems more instrumental than lyrical, creating a tapestry of unrelenting melodic noise. Experience the crush of Deafheaven as the group heads to town for the latest edition of Red Bull Sound Select. Chop Suey, $3 (with RSVP); $10.
Thu, Dec 4
Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014, and Northwest Film Forum honors the Japanese masterpiece with a special one-night 16mm screening. Richard D. Pepperman, the author of Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned from Seven Samurai, will introduce the film via Skype. Northwest Film Forum, $11.
Fri, Dec 5
Sell Your Sole Holiday Happy Hour
The consignment treasure trove that is Sell Your Sole hosts a holiday happy hour with champagne, astrology readings, and ten percent off everything all night long. In addition to the brands you love from top name designers, this sip and shop event will also have gifts from local emerging designers Kate Mensah, Jeri Warlick, and Brooke Westlund. Sell Your Sole, free.
Sat, Dec 6
Couch Fest Film Festival
In the age of HDTV and instant streaming, our living room has become the new cineplex. Since 2008, Seattle founded Couch Fest Films has taken the next logical step by bringing the communal thrill and discovery of film festivals home for one day. Dart between various host sites to see world-class shorts with a dose of home spun comfort. Various Homes, $10.