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Friday, January 20, 2017

Art

Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition

Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM $12 Bellevue Arts Museum

In a world divided by religious differences, Al Farrow possesses an artistic arsenal capable of piercing our collective conscience. In Divine Ammunition, the...

Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $15 Museum of Glass

Enjoy a tour back to the style moderne of the 1920s and 30s when devoted collector and artist David Huchthausen displays an assortment of art deco pieces fro...

Coast to Cascades: C. C. McKim's Impressionist Vision

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $15 Tacoma Art Museum

With an eye for our region’s majestic natural beauty and brushstrokes that conveyed a soft interpretation of light, Portland’s Charles C. McKim established h...

Into the Deep

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $15 Museum of Glass

In its molten state, glass shares many properties with water. The Museum of Glass takes this idea to the next level with Into the Deep. The 55-piece exhibit ...

James Martin: Lion Around

10:00 AM Free Foster/White Gallery

Jennifer West: The FIlm Is Dead...

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $25 Seattle Art Museum

There’s beauty in the near obsolete. Los Angeles artist Jennifer West takes old 70-millimeter film and employs common items like bleach, coffee, and nail pol...

Kathy Jones

Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM Free Patricia Rovzar Gallery

Kathy Jones's paintings possess an alluring sense of mystery. Drawing from the aesthetic of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, the long color-splashed bodies ...

Michael Knutson: Symmetrical Fields

Editor’s Pick 10:30 AM Free Greg Kucera Gallery

The oil and watercolor painting of Michael Knutson refuses to be held back by a strict adherence to perfect symmetry. His grand style involves sketching patt...

SAM Three-Day Free Day

10:00 AM Free Seattle Art Museum

Pursuing a love for the arts shouldn't be pricey, which is why the Seattle Art Museum will open its doors to the public for a whole weekend—for free. Visitor...

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi

2:00 PM $9 Asian Art Museum

Acclaimed Japanese video installation artist Tabaimo takes her first major crack at hybrid curation with Utsutushi Utsushi. Based around the Japanese concept...

Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape in Painting and Film

10:00 AM $9 Asian Art Museum

Mediums change, but some subjects remain the same. Asian Art Museum's Terratopia looks at the tradition of Chinese landscape art by comparing paintings (some...

Timea Tihanyi: Parlor Games: Scientia

10:30 AM Free Linda Hodges Gallery

Seattle artist Timea Tihanyi tends to focus on the connection and disconnection between the physical world and our internal cognative experiences. Scientia—t...

Toru Sugita: Impressions

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free Davidson Galleries

Toru Sugita's photorealistic aquatint etchings thrive in the shadows. The Japanese-born Bay Area artist excels at capturing dynamic contrast of shaded object...

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM $10 Henry Art Gallery

Bellingham's Chris E. Vargas's Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art is an "imaginary" museum. It's an idea of a museum that's always under construction, al...

Xiao Dai: Contemporary Mythology

10:00 AM Free Davidson Galleries

Books & Talks

David Sedaris

Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM Sold Out Broadway Performance Hall

There's a strong case to be made that David Sedaris might be America's premiere literary humorist, so anytime he comes to town, it's an event worth checking ...

Classical Music

Shostakovich Concerto Festival

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM $17–$111 Benaroya Hall

The polystylist proclivities of Soviet composer Dimitri Shostakovich led him to become one of the most revered composers of the twentieth century, with a bod...

Comedy

Britain's Baking Challenge

Editor’s Pick $10–$15 Jet City Improv

What’s the only thing that sounds riskier than making up comedy on the fly in front of people? Improvising wildly in the kitchen. Jet City Improv ignores com...

Concerts

Inauguration Day Benefit with Tacocat

Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM Sold Out Barboza

If you're among the legions that want nothing to do with watching the inauguration, join Tacocat, Wimps, and the Black Tones for a night of activist punk at ...

Dance

Company Wayne McGregor: Atomos

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $18–$53 Moore Theatre

Contemporary British choreographer Wayne McGregor often strips the humanity and emotion from his work to examine scientific ideas through dance. In a piece l...

Shot

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $42 Seattle Repertory Theatre

Complacency isn’t in acclaimed Seattle choreographer Donald Byrd’s vocabulary. His Spectrum Dance Theater opens its 2017 season (American: Identity, Race, or...

Family

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Editor’s Pick 5:30 PM and 2:00 PM $15–$40 Seattle Children's Theatre

Since actual snow days are rare for Seattle children, let the kids experience one on stage when Seattle Children’s Theatre presents The Snowy Day and Other S...

Food & Drink

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $20 Museum of History and Industry (MoHAI)

Tonight’s menu: a deep dive on Seattle food history in six courses. MOHAI’s Edible City takes patrons on a culinary journey by breaking down the elements of ...

Special Events

Wild Nearby

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $10 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

This may seem counterintuitive, but before you go outside, head inside the Burke Museum to check out Wild Nearby. The exhibit shows off the wonders of the No...

Theater

Every Five Minutes

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $25 12th Avenue Arts

Can a fractured mind ever mend? Washington Ensemble Theatre’s production of Scottish playwright Linda McLean’s Every Five Minutes centers on Mo, a man who re...

The 39 Steps

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM $41-$70 Village Theatre

Few shows can match the frenetic fun in the theatrical adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. After comforting a terrified woman when shots ring out ...

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Editor’s Pick 5:30 PM and 2:00 PM $15–$40 Seattle Children's Theatre

Since actual snow days are rare for Seattle children, let the kids experience one on stage when Seattle Children’s Theatre presents The Snowy Day and Other S...

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $17–$77 Seattle Repertory Theatre

Woody Guthrie built the template for the American protest song. With “This Machine Kills Fascists” scrawled across his guitar, the folk singer-songwriter ble...