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

Alec Baldwin brings his memoir to town, Sera Cahoone and the Maldives celebrate new albums, and Seattle Symphony musically explores Andy Warhol.

By Seth Sommerfeld March 21, 2017 Published in the April 2017 issue of Seattle Met

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Classical & More

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Apr 28 Seattle Symphony’s casual late-night series gets its 15 minutes of fame when [Untitled] 3 draws musical inspiration from legendary artist Andy Warhol. Benaroya Hall’s lobby will be filled by Paul Moravec’s piano and bassoon composition “Andy Warhol Sez” and cabaret troupe the Bearded Ladies’ performance of selections from Andy: A Popera. Yannis Kyriakides’s chaotic and lively “Tinkling,” inspired by a Thelonious Monk riff, rounds out the evening. Benaroya Hall,

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The Maldives and Sera Cahoone

Apr 1 April Fools’ Day offers a folkie Sophie’s Choice scenario as both Sera Cahoone and the Maldives play album release shows. Cahoone traces her sound back to its Americana roots on From Where I Started, while the Maldives step away from the alt--country path for a more expansive sound on Mad Lives. The Triple Door, Tractor Tavern,

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What the Day Owes to the Night

Apr 13–15 There’s a stoic, masculine intensity to choreographer Hervé Koubi’s What the Day Owes to the Night. With a dozen men dressed only in flowing white pants, the program fuses modern dance, ballet, breakdancing, and capoeira with Sufi music to create an almost ritualistic spectacle. It’s a sight to behold as La Compagnie Hervé Koubi makes its Seattle debut. Meany Hall,

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Books & Talks

Alec Baldwin 

“I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.” —Alec Baldwin (Interview Magazine, 1989)

Apr 14 We don’t think he meant a satirical POTUS, but Baldwin’s version of Trump on Saturday Night Live has become required pop culture intake. Baldwin travels to Seattle with his new memoir, Nevertheless. Town Hall,

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Apr 23 The 1930 silent film Earth is masterful Soviet cinema with unsettling propaganda ties. It celebrates Stalin’s collectivization project, which forced Ukrainian peasants off their land and led to famine and death. Renowned Ukrainian folk quartet DakhaBrakha performs its own live score for the film in the hopes of showing the true spirit of its homeland. Neptune Theatre,

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