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The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: March 2017

Ali Wong offers a comedic edge, Japandroids returns to rock, and Kelsey Plum leads the Huskies into the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament.

By Seth Sommerfeld February 27, 2017 Published in the March 2017 issue of Seattle Met

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Courtesy Blavka Photography


Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds 

Mar 9–Apr 1 Seattle choreographer KT Niehoff always strives to create enthralling worlds with her dances, but Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds pushes immersion to new heights. As audience members sit in swivel chairs, dancers convey stories of extreme physical experiences—from floating in space to speed skating—while surrounded by an installation of balloon sculptures and virtual reality films projected planetarium style. 12th Avenue Arts,

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Courtesy Camilo Christen



Mar 18 After releasing the best rock record of the last decade (2012’s Celebration Rock), Vancouver duo Japandroids went radio silent for almost three years. The band made a welcome comeback in January with Near to the Wild Heart of Life. Don’t miss out on the sweaty ecstasy of Japandroids live. Neptune Theatre,

The Sporting Life

2017 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament

Mar 2–5 Washington’s senior guard Kelsey Plum is the most lethal scoring threat in college basketball, and it’s not even close. See her eviscerate defenses as she tries to lead the Huskies to their first ever Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament title. KeyArena,

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Shutterstock/Helga Esteb


Ali Wong

“I have one of two strains of HPV: Either... the kind that’s gonna turn into cervical cancer or...where my body will heal itself. So basically either I’m gonna die or you’re in the presence of Wolverine.”

Mar 17 & 18 Wong returns to rip things apart with her adamantium claws of comedy. Moore Theatre,


Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Mar 25–Apr 2 Over its 22-year history, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival has become a cultural touchstone for the local Semitic community. This year’s lineup includes a retelling of the Book of Genesis story of Abraham and Sarah set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra (Harmonia), an adaptation of The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain, and a documentary about a vibrant elderly Holocaust survivor’s tailor shop by local filmmaker Leah Warshawski (Big Sonia). Various venues,

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