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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Art

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and Tête-àTête

11:00 AM Free–$10 Henry Art Gallery

Most known as a painter of intricate canvases, Mickalene Thomas also takes photos. At Muse, she displays shots that draw influence from 1970s Black Is Beauti...

Group Therapy

10:00 AM Free Frye Art Museum

Twelve artists and healers converge at the Frye for a show that both explores and proffers self-help. Maybe that’s Liz Magic Laser’s padded-room video projec...

Gravity Jokes

1:00 PM Free The Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University

A lineup of local artists including Khadija Tarver and E.T. Russian seek to add a little levity to the gravitas of their sculptures. The pieces here incorpor...

Janna Watson: Moody as Light

10:00 AM Free Foster/White Gallery

Janna Watson’s abstract mixed media panels emanate wild connotative energies. The swooping, zooming, churning brushstrokes and emphatic negative space combin...

Linguistic Spill ([un]contained)

11:00 AM Free Center on Contemporary Art

Here Gary Hill—who’s held instillations in New York’s Guggenheim SoHo and Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou—couples piled video projectors with reverberating el...

Comedy

Blank Slate

8:33 PM $10 The Market Theater

Aspiring and amateur directors can head to Market Theatre to try their hands at crafting a narrative for the stage at Unexpected Production’s latest improv s...

Dance

Femme Fatale

7:00 PM $35–$95 CanCan

Looking to exotic dancer and WWI spy Mata Hari for inspiration, Can Can's summer production tells a sultry tale of deceit, framing Hari’s resistance as a see...

Special Events

Pearl Jam: Home and Away

10:00 AM $28 Museum of Pop Culture

MoPOP's exhibit collects nearly 500 pieces of band memorabilia—perfect for superfans. (Note: The exhibition will run until early 2019, not January 1 specific...

Visit Understory

10:00 AM Free The Spheres

After years of planning and construction, Amazon’s unmistakable glass sphere–housed urban garden finally opens to the public. The first tour of the visiting ...

WW1 America

10:00 AM $20 Museum of History and Industry (MoHAI)

Coinciding with the centennial of Armistice Day on November 11, MOHAI brings the nationally traveling exhibit to Seattle for its West Coast debut. WW1 Americ...

Cirque du Soleil Volta

8:00 PM and 4:00 PM $39 Marymore Park

The big-time big top company brings its show Volta to Marymoor. This one’s about Waz, a boy who’s trying to find acceptance in the world. But as with any Cir...

Theater

Native Gardens

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $38 Intiman Theatre

This comedy gets topical over the topiary when a pregnant PhD candidate and her ambitious lawyer husband move into a DC house and meet their new neighbors, a...

Skylight

8:00 PM $56–$82 ACT Theatre

David Hare’s 1995 play finds two erstwhile lovers reuniting in a London apartment to cook dinner. She’s a schoolteacher, he’s a successful businessman. What ...

Femme Fatale

7:00 PM $35–$95 CanCan

Looking to exotic dancer and WWI spy Mata Hari for inspiration, Can Can's summer production tells a sultry tale of deceit, framing Hari’s resistance as a see...

Prelude to a Kiss

7:30 PM $27–$36 12th Avenue Arts

Often seen as an AIDS allegory, this play follows a young couple's conundrum: The husband tries to surmise whether his beautiful young wife, while on honeymo...

Richard III

7:30 PM $32–$48 Leo K. Theatre

Why not ring in the autumn darkness with Richard III? Better yet, catch a version that reimagines the murderous king as a femme fatale. Seattle Shakespeare C...