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The Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 2–5

Spectrum Dance Theatre highlights the work of immigrants, Seattle Symphony gets 'Looney,' and the MLS Cup Champion Sounders return to the pitch.

By Seattle Met Staff March 2, 2017

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The wascally wabbit is at it again with Seattle Symphony's Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II.

Classical & More

Mar 3–5
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

When you stop and think about it, has anyone introduced more children to classical music than Bugs Bunny? With Looney Tunes shorts like “Rabbit of Seville” and “Rhapsody Rabbit,” everyone’s favorite carrot-munching cartoon character is a symphonic ambassador. Introduce new generations (or relive your faves) when the Seattle Symphony plays along with those timeless episodes on the big screen. Benaroya Hall, $41–$106


Mar 2–5
Rambunctious Iteration #3: The Immigrants
The artistic impact of U.S. transplants is still among the strongest arguments to combat the rising tide of hateful anti-immigrant sentiment. Spectrum Dance Theater offers Rambunctious Iteration #3, choreographing its movements to music by immigrant composers to showcase the value and beauty of our diversity. Cornish Playhouse, $42

Fri, Mar 3
Calling Glenn
Isreali choreographer Danielle Agami and her Los Angeles-based company Ate9 have been heralded as one of modern dance’s top emerging creative voices. In a special one-night only world premiere, she teams up with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche for Calling Glenn (somehow, it’s not named after him). The program mixes Kotche playing his eclectic score with Ate9′s energetic and buoyant movements for a bright night at the Moore. Moore Theatre, $30

Visual Art

Mar 4–Sept 10
Kraft Duntz: Fun. No Fun.
The lower level of Henry Art Gallery transforms into an exploratory world of form and space when Seattle collective Kraft Duntz (woodworker Dan Webb, architect David Lipe, sculptor Matt Sellars) teams with artist Dawn Cerny for Fun. No. Fun. A hodgepodge of colorful furniture, oblique sculpture, and overturned oddities conveys themes of polarity (purity/impurity, togetherness/ aloneness...). Henry Art Gallery, $10


Thur, Mar 2
There’s a good reason Minneapolis Doomtree rapper P.O.S hasn’t put out a solo album since 2012’s We Don’t Even Live Here—his kidneys were failing. After a successful transplant in 2014, P.O.S returned in January with Chill, Dummy and looks to reclaim his spot as an essential voice in alternative hip-hop and as one of the best live rappers around. The Crocodile, $17

Sat, Mar 4
Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club
Ever a purveyor of non-traditional compositions, the Seattle Rock Orchestra isn’t your average symphonic ensemble. The all-volunteer group’s classical approach to pop and rock tunes breathes fresh life into every familiar crescendo. Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club—the smaller, more intimate, and less single-themed offshoot of SRO—stops by Town Hall to play renditions of hits by David Bowie, Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, The Jackson 5, Backstreet Boys, Ace of Base, and more. Town Hall, $12–$20

Sat, Mar 4
Shelby Earl: The Man Who Made Himself a Name Release Show
Seattle singer-songwriter Shelby Earl steps out of her folky comfort zone with her new LP, The Man Who Made Himself a Name. There’s still a tender side to some songs (“Like I Do” ), a sleek rock edge permeates tracks like “The Vapors,” and things get danceable on “James.” Catch Earl celebrating the new release at the Tractor with opening support from Silver Torches and Planes on Paper. Tractor Tavern, $12

Sun, Mar 5
Lvl Up
Lvl Up’s Return to Love almost sounds like a compilation of lost songs from indie rock stalwarts like Neutral Milk Hotel and Built to Spill—eminently familiar without being derivative. With three songwriting vocalists, the Sub Pop band effortlessly shifts between wailing cryptic lines, heavily distorted frustration, and pastoral psychedelia to craft an expansive guitar-rock journey. Chop Suey, $12

Sun, Mar 5
Ben Gibbard: Standing Rock Benefit
Local artists have been fighting for the #NoDAPL cause for months via fundraising events and other artistic endeavors, and now big names are entering the fray. To raise funds for Water Protector Legal Collective (the on-the-ground legal team for the resistance camps in North Dakota), Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard hosts a Standing Rock benefit concert at the Showbox. In addition to a Gibbard solo set, the night will feature readings from Sherman Alexie and a performance by singer-songwritter Naomi Wachira. The Showbox, Sold out

The Sporting Life

Mar 2–5
Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament
Washington’s senior guard Kelsey Plum is the most lethal scoring threat in college basketball, and it’s not even close. See the NCAA's all-time leading scorer eviscerate defenses as she tries to lead the Huskies to their first ever Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament title. KeyArena, $15–$30

Sat, Mar 4
Seattle Sounders Opener at Houston Dynamo
The Seattle Sounders finally exorcised their playoff demons in 2016, and now the men in rave green return to the pitch as MLS Cup Champions. Unfortunately, the unkind schedulemakers put the Sounders on the road for the first two games of the 2017 MLS season. Tune in to see Jordan Morris’s continued star rise, Clint Dempsey’s return from injury, and title game hero Stefan Frei deflect shots as the team opens the new campaign in Houston. Televised on Fox


Sat, Mar 4 
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
For all the little picky eaters out there, Seattle Symphony and vaudevillian troupe Really Inventive Stuff, delves into the enchanted world of Dr. Seuss and the ever persistent Sam-I-Am with this family-targeted performance. Whether you like green eggs and ham—or remain open to be convinced—Rob Kapilow’s playful composition for the classic children’s story makes for an enjoyable trip to the symphony for adults and kids alike. Arrive early for pre-show fun that includes crafts and an instrument petting zoo. Benaroya Hall, $15–$20

Special Events

Sat, Mar 4
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary Opening
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame remains one of the most under the radar aspects of the Museum of Pop culture, but it takes center stage anytime there’s a new crop of inductees. Since it’s still in relative infancy, each class reads like a who’s who of creativity. The year’s inductees include individuals like Guillermo del Toro, Jack Kirby, C. S. Lewis, Margaret Atwood, H. P. Lovecraft, Leonard Nimoy, and George Orwell, plus projects across film (2001: A Space Odyssey, The Princess Bride, The Matrix) , TV (The X-Files), and gaming (Dungeons and Dragons, Myst). To celebrate, MoPop throws a party featuring a Wonder Woman marching band, a Star Trek panel, nerdy trivia, cosplay, and more. Museum of Pop Culture, $22

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