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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - 14 hours 13 min ago
"Hold These Truths" at ACT, kiddie "Mikado" at Bathhouse, STRFKR does Neumos, and Wes Anderson flicks - outside at King's Hardware.
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Diane, 7:30 p.m., July 31: 'Twin Peaks' night at SAM

Seattle Times ArtsPage - 14 hours 56 min ago

"Watch — and see what life teaches," urged the Log Lady, who was just one of the odd/creepy/puzzling characters that inhabited the amazing TV series "Twin Peaks." By the time the series ended, most viewers weren't sure what they had learned, other than "Twin Peaks" was the most radical, inventive and disturbing shows on television.

Feeling nostalgic for those days?

--There's a shiny new Blu-ray set out, "Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery," that includes every episode; the U.S. and European versions of the pilot; "Fire Walk With Me"; making-of features and all manner of other material.

--If you'd rather not spend upwards of $120 on '90s feels, Seattle Art Museum hosts "Twin Peaks/David Lynch Night: Cherry Pie,  Coffee, and the Dark Night of the Soul." Starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, the event includes a screening of short films plus "Fire Walk With Me" for 8 bucks. Sweetening the deal: Taste restaurant's cherry crumble/coffee special -- $7, honoring Lynch's favorite number.

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RAW: Come see local artists at RAW : Seattle on 8/20/14!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - 20 hours 10 min ago
RAW:Seattle UPCOMING SHOWCASE Come see local artists at RAW:Seattle on 8/20/14! FREE to Alum RAW Artists, reply with your first and last name to reserve complimentary admission for you and a guest! WHEN August 20th, 2014 @ 7:00PM WHERE Neumos, 925 E. Pike St, Seattle DETAILS 21+//Cocktail Attire//Bars Open//Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the Door […]
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ANT – This Saturday: Opening Reception for “Pain, An Artistic Experience”

Seattle PI Arts Listings - 20 hours 20 min ago
This Saturday: the opening for “Pain: An Artistic Experience.” Performances, art, and refreshments, August 2, 6-10pm.  September exhibit: “Home.” October: “Of the Art, By the Art, For the Art.”   Pain: An Artistic Experience Pain is a shared by all humanity, but everyone experiences pain very differently. For some, their daily lives involve the management […]
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'Mikado,' 'Othello' spark public forum at Seattle Rep

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:59pm

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, with the support of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and 4Culture, will present a Forum on Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at at the Poncho Forum at Seattle Rep.

The event was sparked by a lively debate in the Seattle Times, other publications and social media over the racial implications of  a recent production of "The Mikado" by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, which had no actors in the cast of Asian heritage, and a GreenStage airing of Shakespeare's "Othello," which had an actor of color who was not black in the title role.

According to The Office of Arts and Culture, the forum will be a collaborative conversation, in which the audience is asked to raise questions, provide examples and offer strategies, while engaging in respectful dialogue.  A video of the event will be posted online sometime after the event.   One can also follow along on #seattleAFAR on Facebook or Twitter to take part in the conversation.

The forum is free, though reservations are requested through eventbright.com, where one can also submit questions or ideas one would like to see addressed. More details on Seattle Rep's website.


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Two Winners, One Loser in ACT’s one-acts

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:27pm
An Evening of One Acts ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, through August 17, 2014 By Alice Kaderlan ACT’s decision to present an evening of three one-act plays by three of America’s most talented playwrights was inspired; chances are you’ll like at least one of the plays and leave feeling your time and money have been well spent. […]
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Femke Hiemstra and Casey Weldon at Roq La Rue – Opens Thursday August 7th 6-9pm show runs through Sept 27th (2 month show)

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 1:16am
Roq La Rue Gallery presentsFemke Hiemstra ” Warten am Waldrand” new paintingsand Casey Weldon ” Novel Relic “ new paintings Opens Thursday August 7th 6-9pm show runs through Sept 27th (2 month show) Please join us 8/7 6-9pm for a festive opening night party. You can also contact us to be place on an email […]
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Only Forty-Eight Hours for you to help the GDC to fund the Dreams of Seattle’s Street Artists! Follow the link and make a difference!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:05am
Indiegogo    – http://igg.me/at/seattlemurals/x/3096063   Xavier Lopez:  Its been ages since I have had a chance to chat with either Justin Hart or Golda Goodheart of the Graffiti Defense Coalition and I have been chomping at the bit to find out what they have been working on.  So I was very pleased and excited when the […]
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Weekend preview: Seafair, Block Party, Bellevue arts & more

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:26pm

It's the Godzilla of festival weekends: The Seafair Torchlight Parade and FanFest; Capitol Hill Block Party; and three major Bellevue arts fairs -- and that's just the top of the list. If you love music, art, street food, and guys in breeches who say "Arrr," this is the weekend for you.

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President Obama honors Seattle architect

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:09pm

Seattle architect Johnpaul Jones is one of 10 winners of the National Humanities Medals, the White House announced. The medals will be presented at the White House on Monday, July 28.

Jones was singled out for "honoring the natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture. A force behind diverse and cherished institutions, Mr. Jones has fostered awareness through design and created spaces worthy of the cultures they reflect, the communities they serve, and the environments they inhabit," according to the announcement.

He drew national attention for his work (and that of his firm, Jones & Jones) on the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., but his work is also an integral part of the regional landscape. Among his many projects: Woodland Park Zoo Gorilla Habitat;  Gene Coulon Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park and Environmental Ed Center; University of Washington  Center for Urban Horticulture and Native Longhouse;  Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort; and the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial.

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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:36pm
Amateur dancers schooled by Seattle's top choreographers, tide pool spelunking and the best of Capitol Hill Block Party.
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Seattle Symphony's house label releases its latest recording

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:01pm

By Michael Upchurch/Seattle Times arts writer

In March , when the Seattle Symphony launched its record label, Seattle Symphony Media, with three CDs, SSO executive director Simon Woods promised there’d be more coming soon. A fourth release of orchestral works by Gabriel Fauré was issued last month, and it’s an hour-plus delight of sumptuous melodies and gossamer-fine orchestration. Ludovic Morlot conducts “Masques et bergamasques,” the “Pelléas et Mélisande” suite and four other works. Soloists include principal cellist Efe Baltacigil (“Élégie” for Cello and Orchestra), concertmaster Alexander Velinzon (“Berceuse” for Violin and Orchestra) and former principal flutist Demarre McGill—who shines not just on “Fantaisie” for flute and orchestra, but throughout the recording, delivering some truly sublime passages in “Pelléas et Mélisande.” Available as both download and CD.

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Viral Video: The Seattle Globalist nails transmedia journalism

Crosscut Arts - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:06pm
The Northwest news magazine uses video storytelling to create visual flair and a timely insistence.
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Puget Sound Community Artists Showcased in 2014 Kirkland Arts Center Artists’ Exhibition, Opening July 18th

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:01pm
“KAC builds a strong community for artists to share their passion, and it is an honor to be included in this year’s Artists’ Exhibition highlighting some of the best of local contemporary art.” -Jan Tervonen, 2014 KAC Artists’ Exhibition Artist Press Contact: Anna Braden Kirkland Arts Center (425) 822 7161 abraden@kirklandartscenter.org   Puget Sound Community […]
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5 fun things to do outdoors this weekend

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:03pm

We may get a little sprinkle on Saturday, but Friday and Sunday are looking fine, and in the great Northwest ... we'll settle for two out of three.

Here are five outdoor entertainments to take advantage of while summer lasts. Keep in mind that these are just a few suggestions, not a comprehensive list. Feel free to add your own weekend picks for other readers on the comments thread.



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Blindfold Gallery to close at year's end

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:36am

Scott Burk of Blindfold Gallery announced today that the gallery, on Olive Way in Seattle, will close on Dec. 31. "We have loved being a part of the art community in Seattle, bringing you strong shows from artists that inspire us. But we aren't gone yet! We still have 6 amazing shows for you, and we intend to go out with a blast, not a whimper," he said in a statement. Showing now at Blindfold: New paintings by Ryan Wetherly. Below is his "Study for Wiley."

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Visual arts this weekend: 5 places to go

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:01am

Frying eggs on the sidewalk is no longer an option, and the dreadful (yes, you read that right, dreadful) humidity has drifted away, looking for another city to bother. Seems a good time to go seeking artiness -- you won't have to wander far.

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'As It Is In Heaven': Things aren't perfect

Crosscut Arts - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:51am
Northwest Film Forum's latest is a student cult flick bordering on professionalism.
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'As It Is In Heaven': Things aren't perfect

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:47pm
Northwest Film Forum's latest is a student cult flick bordering on professionalism.
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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:38pm
Dance! Music! Events at Olympic Sculpture Park! Who could ask for anything more -- except for a ticket to a soldout show?
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