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Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in the snow scene of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

Mon, Nov 20
Bill McKibben
Prominent American environmentalist and nonfiction writer Bill McKibben tries his hand at a novel, though his new book Radio Free Vermont doesn't venture too far from his repertoire. McKibben tells a story of grassroots activism based out of the Vermont woods, as a group starts a radio show to transform the forest into a community hub that supports secession from the U.S. Elliott Bay Book Company, Free

Tue, Nov 21
Flying Lotus in 3D
Much of the music from LA-based wunderkind Flying Lotus belongs on a spaceship stereo system: trippy, chill, and ripe for a joyride through the cosmos. On his new U.S. tour, he pairs psychedelic beats with a barrage of digital imagery projected from the stage and feasted upon by an audience adorned with 3D glasses. Buckle up. Paramount Theatre, $31 —Darren Davis

Wed, Nov 22
Night Lab: Board Games and Booze
Calling all barbarians, druids, and warlocks: Ada's hosts two rounds of a special Thanksgiving Dungeons and Dragons adventure with high stakes and alcohol content. Not an expert D and D fan? No worries—no required experience to play, and there's plenty of other games to flaunt your tabletop genius. Ada's Technical Books, Free

Wed, Nov 22
The Work
About twenty years ago, Folsom Prison began a program that invited members of the public to participate in a group of inmate's therapy sessions. Part of the South by Southwest Film Festival's Official Selection, The Work marks the first documentation of these retreats, unveiling the hard reality of the prison system and the lives of level four convicted men. The Work examines the pitfalls of rehabilitation and challenges dehumanizing rhetoric and stereotypes of incarcerated men. Northwest Film Forum, $12

Fri, Nov 24 
Shabazz Palaces and Gillian Gaar
Sub Pop's local legends Shabazz Palaces teams with Fantagraphics Books and comic artist Joshua Ray Stevens to debut a cutting-edge album that fuses music and comic art. Stevens works with the hip-hop duo to create colorful comic accompaniments to Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. Seattle-based writer Gillian Gaar joins to sign copies of her new book Hendrix: The Illustrated Story, an exploration of rock star Jimi Hendrix's roots in Seattle and rise to international fame. Fantagraphics Bookstore, Free 

Fri, Nov 24 
It Will Be Now 
Macbeth and Hamlet with a female-centered twist, Wyrd Sisters Productions presents Meghan Dolbey's Unsex Me Here and Meme Garcia's House of Sueños. Both writers perform their respective pieces, creating parallels between Shakespeare's classics and their own artistry. Through bloodshed, canonical transformations, and explorations of love and loss, both Dolbey and Garcia create work unpacking questions of humanity and vulnerability. 18th and Union, $12–$25

Fri, Nov 24
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Unlike snow days, The Nutcracker is a winter guarantee every year in Seattle. Now in its third production, after replacing Pacific Northwest Ballet’s long-tenured Maurice Sendak run, the George Balanchine iteration offers all the timeless staging and iconography that this classic ballet is known and loved for. McCaw Hall, $26–$170 —Darren Davis

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