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Indulge in some tasty sounds at Fly Moon Royalty's Delicious Trouble release show at Chop Suey.

Thru July 17
Edvard Munch and the Sea
There’s more to Edvard Munch than just The Scream. The Norwegian master of psychological painting frequently turned to the aquatic majesty of his homeland’s fjords and coasts to serve as a motif in his works. Edvard Munch and the Sea at Tacoma Art Museum collects some of the artist’s finest works that simultaneously display the soft, quiet soul and darker undercurrent of the Scandinavian psyche. Tacoma Art Museum, $14

Fri, Apr 22
Fly Moon Royalty: Delicious Trouble Release Show
Anytime Fly Moon Royalty takes the stage, you better be ready to get your groove on. The Seattle neo soul duo returns with Delicious Trouble, the group's first first LP since its 2011 self-titled debut record. The new album focuses heavily on failing love and infidelity as powerhouse vocalist Adra Boo showcases how easily she can shift between being defiant ("Grown Man"), somber ("I Miss Her"), or smooth and sensual ("Find You"). All the while, DJ Action Jackson lays down warm arrangements and beats capable of enticing wallflowers to the dance floor. The group gets the Delicious Trouble release party started at Chop Suey with help from Breaks and Swells and CoCo Columbia. Chop Suey, $12–$15

Apr 22–28
The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
Belgian director Chantal Akerman didn't simply make films about women, she redefined the entire notion of "women's cinema." An avant-gardist, Akerman's films explore women and the lives they live through long, hypnotic takes as is the case with her landmark film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles which many regard as one of the greatest feminist films of all time. Six months after her death, SIFF pays homage to Akerman with a documentary on the famed director's life (I Don't Belong Anywhere), as well as her somber, final film, No Home Movie, a documentary in which she profiles her own mother who passed away shortly after production. Northwest Film Forum continues the Akerman memorial next with with its own Taking Time: A Tribute to Chantal Akerman programming. SIFF Film Center, $12

Sat, Apr 23
Massive Monkees Day 2016
Seattle’s premier breakdancing crew once again hosts an intense daylong competition to crown the best b-boys and b-girls around. The action begins with preliminary rounds at Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, in the ID, before moving to the Showbox for the finals. With three-versus-three crew battles, a master footwork competition, a two-versus-two funk-style dance-off, and DJs providing soundtracks, it’s a great way to sample the local subculture. The Showbox, $20

Sat, Apr 23
Best of the Bard
It has been 400 years since the death of the man responsible for introducing iambic pentameter to generations of (often disinterested) high school students: William Shakespeare. The master bard wrote a staggering 37 plays and over 150 sonnets in his lifetime (unless you believe that other mysterious authors may actually deserve credit). Four centuries later, his influence continues to spread with each passing year, inspiring movies, novels, and other artistic endeavors. His unparalleled enduring social relevance might be the truest testament to his brilliance. STG celebrates the genius by inviting volunteer fans and fellow bards to recite some of their favorite passages from the long list of his works in short bursts no longer than a minute (interested parties can sign up to perform via STG's website). Moore Theatre, Free

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