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Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy

Theater

Bullets Over Broadway

Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film becomes a mildly meta experience as it morphs into an actual stage musical. The story follows a young playwright in the 1920s who secures funding for his show by casting a gangster’s talentless girlfriend (whose bodyguard turns out to be a theatrical savant). The soundtrack sets the sonic scene, employing (slightly adapted) jazz tunes and popular standards from the era.
Feb 2–7  Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org

Dance

Bill Evans

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Photo courtesy Windborne Music

Evans put Seattle dance on the national stage in the late 1970s with Bill Evans Dance Company’s electrifying combination of tap and modern styles. All these decades later he’s still at it, and to mark his 75th birthday the ever-spry Guggenheim Fellow returns to Velocity Dance Center for a solo performance.
Feb 20 & 21  Velocity Dance Center, velocitydancecenter.org

Classical & More

The Music of Led Zeppelin at Benaroya Hall

It’s been 47 years since Led Zeppelin shredded its way onto the scene, but the band still gets a “Whole Lotta Love.” One could say the group’s “Rock and Roll” continues to “Ramble On” and leave fans blissfully “Dazed and Confused.” (Sorry.) Classic rock meets classical music for The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Feb 26  Benaroya Hall, seattlesymphony.org

Visual Art

Fabrice Monteiro: Maroons

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Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s pictures pack a punch. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the 100 Global Thinkers of 2015 for his series The Prophecy, which depicted people as monsters of future environmental destruction. With his new collection, Maroons, Monteiro photographs Beninese men wearing replicas of the torture devices used by French slavers in the seventeenth century.
Feb 4–Mar 12  Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, marianeibrahim.com

Kyle Kinane

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Photo: Defy Media

“I want to age catastro-phically.… I just want to be fine, and then one day I go to the doctor and they’re like, ‘Yeah, we gotta give you all metal bones.’ Yeah, that sounds like something cool, I’ll do that.”  —Kyle Kinane

It’s worth a drive down south as the delightful, whiskey-soaked comedian (and voice of Comedy Central) brings his brand of gruff humor to Tacoma.  
Feb 4–6 Tacoma Comedy Club, tacomacomedyclub.com


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