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Readers, show us your Halloween pumpkins

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:37pm

We know you're creative. We know you'll have beautifully carved (or painted!) pumpkins on your doorstep this month. So, show them off!


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SEASON to exhibit at Exchange Rates Bushwick October 23-26

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:14am
Exchange Rates Conceived and produced by arts organizations helmed by artists and curators in Bushwick, Brooklyn and London, England, Exchange Rates—known also in this inaugural iteration as The Bushwick Expo—is an international exposition of artworks and curatorial programs in which host spaces in one art community open their doors and share their walls with kindred […]
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ARTS NEWS: Announcing new “Seattle Presents” gallery / Clyde Petersen’s “Empire Building” exhibition

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:56am
City of Seattle Edward B. Murray, Mayor ___________________________________________________   Office of Arts & Culture                           Randy Engstrom, Director NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release Contact:                Calandra Childers, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, (206) 684-7306   Announcing new “Seattle Presents” gallery in Seattle Municipal Tower Inaugural exhibition features Seattle-based filmmaker, animator and musician Clyde Petersen’s “Empire […]
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You’re Invited to Community Night Out – October 30th at SAM!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:25am
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM ASIAN ART MUSEUM OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK Public and family programs                 STEP OUT TO SAM! Oct 30, 6 – 9 pm Seattle Art Museum Learn More » Community Night Out: Día de los Muertos Experience a night of culture inspired by art and tradition from all over the globe! […]
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La Sala – Están todos invitados! – You are all invited! — South Park Neighborhood Center on October 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:12am
Hola! La Sala and the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) are excited to be working together to produce a collaborative project by artists Michelle de la Vega and Jovino Santos Neto called plex.us. On October 1st, composer Jovino Santos Neto and visual artist Michelle de la Vega began work on their collaboration as part of the Center […]
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Latino…err Mexican…err Chicano, or what have you–Part 1. (Warning graphic speech and imagery)

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:54pm
This has been an interesting month.  On October 30th, Ryan and I will be “Live Painting” for the Dia de los Muertos celebration, recently we were both invited to the Seattle Latino Film Festival opening gala as guests, current issues in the news and a few other things have made issues of race come to […]
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Fall TV poll: 'Blacklist,' 'Gotham' are the winners

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:01am

Looking over the results of our recent TV poll about new and returning shows, it was apparent that crime scored big. Poll voters simply love their crime shows -- and James Spader, apparently. ("The Blacklist" beat out "The Walking Dead" by one single vote.) A lot of viewers discovered Spader and his FBI fugitive drama "The Blacklist" over the summer and it led the pack of favorite returning shows at No. 1. AMC's wildly popular zombie-drama "The Walking Dead" came in at No. 2, with "The Big Bang Theory," "The Good Wife," "NCIS," "Parenthood," "Homeland," "Once Upon a Time" "The Amazing Race" and "Person of Interest" filling out the top 10.

Fox's moody crime-drama/"Batman" prequel, "Gotham," swept the top spot in the category of "most promising" new shows. The Tea Leoni political drama "Madam Secretary" came in at No. 2, with "NCIS: New Orleans," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Scorpion," "The Flash," "Black-ish," "Red Band Society," "Forever" and "Gracepoint" completing the top 10.

Reader feedback included a nice email in praise of the funny sketch comedy of "Key & Peele," and a query about why "Justified" wasn't on the list. The FX drama returns for its final season in January.

Thanks for participating, and now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Scarecrow Video throws re-opening party

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:00am

From listings coordinator and TV Picks guy Doug Knoop:

Scarecrow Video is celebrating its grand re-opening as a nonprofit rental store and archive with a celebration from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 (which also happens to be the 4th Annual International Video Store Day - who knew?).

The event will include 50% off all Criterion titles, "Geeks Who Drink" video trivia rounds, music, prizes and giveaways. Info: scarecrow.com

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Something's up with 'Something Rotten'

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:13pm

From Misha Berson, theater critic:

The theatrical news website playbill.com has reported that Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle ("Peter and the Starcatcher," "Smash") played the character of Shakespeare in a private industry  workshop of the new musical "Something Rotten!" held recently in New York City.

"Something Rotten!" is set in the sphere of Elizabethan drama and will have its world premiere next spring at the 5th Avenue Theatre under the direction of Casey Nicholaw ("Aladdin," "The Book of Mormon").  The New York workshop ensemble also included Tony nominees Brian d'Arcy James ("Shrek") and John Cariani (who play young playwright rivals of Shakespeare),  well as Seattle performers Allen Fitzpatrick, Jeff Steitzer and Taryn Darr.

When contacted for comment, 5th Avenue Theatre publicist Bridget Summers said she could not confirm who would appear in the Seattle run of the show (April 29-May 24, 2015).   She said casting had not yet been established, and will be announced at a later date.

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

Crosscut Arts - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:13pm
Bask in Kinky Boots' drag queen magnificence, get intimate with Bruce Lee and learn the secret to perfect pies. (GF, no problem.)
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Bootyland Needs Our Help! Two Days Left!! Please Help Local Child Friendly Shop Get a Chase Grant!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:15pm
Press Release Immediate: Bootylandkids.com 1317 E Pine st Seattle Wa 98122 (206) 328-0636   * *   Bootyland Kids is a local child friendly shop focusing on sustainable and creative goods is applying for the main street grant through chase.   * *   We all know retail is shifting as well as our neighborhoods.. […]
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Live theater (and Benedict Cumberbatch) from London, in Seattle

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:32pm

From theater critic Misha Berson:

It's not like sitting in an audience, breathing the same air as the actors and watching them close-up and personal. But the ongoing series of filmed live productions from London, screened at SIFF in Seattle and Landmark theaters, are the second-best thing.  And they give you access to some thrilling performances by Britain's finest stage actors under leading directors, without the cost of an international airline ticket.

Coming attractions in the near future are very enticing.

SIFF Cinema's Stage to Screen series is showing an acclaimed National Theatre version of the Euripides classic "Medea" with Helen McCrory (yes, she did "Harry Potter" films too) in the title role, through Oct.16.  The  wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch alternates with Jonny Lee Miller in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, in an encore showing of  National Theatre's "Frankenstein," Oct. 31-Nov. 2.  And those of us who can't get enough of Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will have the treat of watching them together as estranged lovers in David Hare's "Skylight," a Broadway-bound National Theatre hit. (Nov. 7-13).

Landmark's Guild 45th will be screening more  Bard of Avon productions from  the Shakespeare's Globe on Screen Series.  From this London theater, a replica of the playhouse where may of the Bard's works were first staged, next comes "The Tempest" (Oct. 28); "Macbeth" (Nov. 11); and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Dec. 4).

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Nonstop Laughs from a Delightful Drag Duo

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:58am
The Vaudevillians Seattle Repertory Theatre, through November 2, 2014 By Alice Kaderlan If your taste runs to bawdy and outrageous, then The Vaudevillians is for you. For 90 hilarious minutes, the duo of Jerick Hoffer (aka gender-bending Jinkx Monsoon) and Richard Andriessen (aka Major Scales) take us through this silly, salacious romp of a musical […]
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SAM News: Pop Departures in October! Dia de los Muertos and More!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:50pm
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM ASIAN ART MUSEUM OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK MEMBER NEWS / October 1–15 2014                 It’s a material world Pop departures Oct 9 – Jan 11 Seattle Art Museum Learn More » COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS UNTIL POP DEPARTURES In the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the candy-colored world of […]
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Kirkland Arts Center – No Time for Art Classes?

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 7:56pm
Squeeze a little art into your schedule! Weekend workshops for many mediums & levels Register online, in person, or over the phone Bear by John Sisko Sculpting the Figure through Gesture  John Sisko | Fri-Sun | 11/7-11/9 | 9am-4pm Learn to compose a figurative sculpture with gesture drawings and a live model in this three […]
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New Comics From Local Artist Kassandra Davis! #socalgirlinthenorthwestproblems and Procrastination!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 7:18pm
PROCRASTINATION                                                                           Kassandra Davis *# #socalgirlinthenorthwestproblems                Kassandra Davis * ________________________________________________________________ Visit Mockery and Vodka for more of Kassandra’s amazing work! * * _____________________________________________________________________
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Some News from the Office of Arts & Culture: What’s New for you!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:13pm
Trouble viewing this email? CLICK HERE   EVENTS AROUND TOWN MORE EVENTS Celebrate Filipino American History Month throughout October Pop Departures opens at SAM October 9 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, October 9-19 Ann Hamilton exhibit opens at Henry Art Gallery October 11 Seattle Children’s Festival, October 12 modus operandi October 10-12 MORE… OPPORTUNITIES […]
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Gargoyle Statuary – The Spirit & The Skull The haunting art of Brian Houghton, Craig Luckenbach and Lisa Noble

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 2:55pm
Gargoyle Statuary September 2014 Art Show View this email in your browser   Come join us for our October Art Show! Gargoyles is pleased to present:The Spirit & The Skull The haunting art of Brian Houghton, Craig Luckenbach and Lisa Noble. Please join us for our “darkest” show of the year as we head towards All Hallows Eve… Spirit paintings, Ravens, Skulls, […]
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Kirkland Arts Center – Round-Up! KAC Fall Newsletter: Art for All!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:27pm
Kirkland Arts Center Quarterly Newsletter FALL 2014 From the Executive Director  Fall is bringing in new life to the Kirkland Arts Center with a robust roster of new classes, a new skylight and renewed energy after the most perfect summer!  I am pleased to report the parking lot is filled with cars and the Center […]
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5 things to do this weekend, from cheap to splurgey

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:04pm

Whether you're feeling broke or flush, there are plenty of things to do in the Seattle area this weekend.

Feel free to offer your own suggestions for other readers on the comments thread.

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