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Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird is coming to the Edward D. Hanson conference center at Comcast Arena in Everett on May 31st and June 1st! Admission is Free!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:14pm
Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird showcases unusual arts and crafts! Free to the public, the Edward D. Hanson Conference Center at Comcast Arena will host to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most unusual and creative celebrations of arts, crafts, and culture when Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird returns on May 31st and June 1st. This […]
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Northwest Puppet Center presents S.C.U.B.A. Super Cool Underwater Blacklight Adventure By Spyglass Theater!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:01pm
Northwest Puppet Center presents S.C.U.B.A. Super Cool Underwater Blacklight Adventure By Spyglass Theater May 10-18, 2014 Sat. 1pm & 3pm Sun. 1pm & 3pm What secrets lie beneath the ocean surface?  Join Dr. Nautilus on an exploration of the undersea ecosystem.  This voyage will take you through colorful coral reefs to the strange dark waters […]
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Vote for the classical musicians of tomorrow

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:17pm

Voting is now open for the 2014 Classical KING FM Young Artist Awards, an annual competition put on by the radio station and the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Judges have chosen 10 finalists (in two groups: ages 6-15 and 6-20) and those finalists' videos are on KING FM's website; the public is invited to watch the performances and vote for their favorites by May 15. All finalists get the chance to perform live on the radio, and a separate prize, the Monika Clowes Memorial Emerging Artist Award, will be awarded by the SCMS.

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“Baron Samedi” – A Compelling Last Work from Alain Buffard

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:21pm
Baron Samedi, by Alain Buffard On the Boards, through May 11, 2014 By Alice Kaderlan I first saw Alain Buffard’s work four years ago in Paris, at the annual fall experimental dance festival. I was mystified by the meaning of the work but dazzled by ...
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'Young and Beautiful': An upscale French view of prostitution

Crosscut Arts - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:17am
François Ozon provides a non-traditional coming of age story in his new film, which is at SIFF.
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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:12pm
Book-It: The perfect translator of a well-written local story. Bumbershoot unveils its lineup. Tony Kushner: A candid conversation.
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Jerry Manning memorial announced by Seattle Rep

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:13am

A tribute to the late theater artist and administrator Jerry Manning will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Rep has announced on its website.

Mr. Manning, the theater's artistic director since 2010 and a Rep staffer since 2001, had been a respected casting director, stage director and theater administrator on the East Coast as well as in Seattle. He died on April 30, due to complications from heart surgery. A full obituary was published in The Seattle Times earlier this month.

The memorial event is open to the public. Mr. Manning's family requests that donations be made in Manning's memory to the Seattle Rep. More information:  www.seattlerep.org or 206-443-2210.



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Ryan Henry Ward Prepares for Sasquatch 2014! This year with 100% More Art and a Team of Artists!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:44am
  Sasquatches in progress!     Ryan Henry Ward’s Studio full of Sasquatches!   Painting squatch!   Unicorn and squatch!   Lunar squatch! Gnome squatch!   Alpine squatch! Hug a squatch!   Simply love squatch!
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Vermillion – ART OPENING: Hannah Cwiek – “To No Avail.” Thursday, May 8, 2014 6-9pm

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:56pm
Vermillion Web Site About Vermillion Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs & Sunday: 4pm-12am Fri/Sat: 4pm-1:30am Closed Monday Happy Hour Specials: 4-7 daily $3 Washington Wine $3 Well drinks! Website: www.vermillionseattle.com Twitter: vermillionseatt Facebook: FACEBOOK FAN PAGE Our Mission Showcasing dedicated, professional artists, Vermillion offers art, wine, beer, cocktails, and a daily seasonal menu in a unique, comforting setting. […]
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Exploring Parallels: Tatjana Pavicevic Solo Exhibition Fri. 5/9 6-10pm & Sat 5/10 12-4PM

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:51pm
May 6 (1 day ago) to core URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS presents “Exploring Parallels: Tatjana Pavicevic Solo Exhibition“ Pavicevic revealss a series of mostly monochromatic graphite drawings characterized by an intimate tone. The work explores  subjective experiences and their parallels in the external world. Illustrative in character, it suggests a narrative, and its abundant line work creates […]
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Quick update on Jeff Jacobson aka “Weirdo” in Bellevue! Mural approaching completion!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:31pm
I got this in my e-mail this morning–Looks like if you want to check out Jeff in action you better hurry down to Bellevue! Soma towers Apartments at 288 106th in Bellevue! “Hi Xavier, Hope all is going well with you. I have attached a recent image, taken yesterday. Jeff is looking pretty comfortable on […]
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Hair at ArtsWest in West Seattle! It is the Age of Aquarius! Now through June 7th, 2014!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:32pm
Sometimes a play is just a play.  As we have always heard–and to paraphrase–a play is a thing.  A combination of a space, a story, some actors, some props and an audience.  But sometimes a play just doesn’t work.  It lies there flat.  Either the acting just isn’t there, the sets don’t inspire, or more […]
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Seattle Symphony opens NYC trip with nightclub gig

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:40pm

Off the plane just a few hours before, a group of Seattle Symphony musicians and music director Ludovic Morlot – in New York for an appearance in the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall Tuesday night – took the stage at Greenwich Village nightclub Le Poisson Rouge  late Monday.

The 10 p.m. chamber gig’s theme was telling Seattle history through music; the program opened with SSO pianist Kim Russ playing Debussy’s “Pagodes,” written in 1903 – the year Seattle Symphony was founded. The packed house (which included composer John Luther Adams) cheered as Morlot kicked things off, explaining that the chamber performance was in tandem with what the orchestra does in Seattle in its [untitled] late-night series. It was definitely informal, as individual musicians spoke briefly, sometimes humorously, before each piece.

Along  with the “Pagodes,” the bill featured Varese’s “Density 21.5,”; John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape No. 1”; Nikolaev’s “vnik-ton experience” (Nikolaev’s homage to Seattle and Jimi Hendrix, noted violinist Mikhail Shmidt); and Seattle composer Angelique Poteat’s Nirvana-inspired “Much Difference.” The set closed with Adams’ “The Light Within.”

It’s been a luminous spring for Adams, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his SSO-commissioned piece “Become Ocean,” which the orchestra will play at Carnegie Hall Tuesday night (May 6). The affable composer, unmistakable in his hat while mingling  with patrons at the nightclub,  will hear “Ocean” performed live for the first time at Carnegie.

Tonight's (May 6) concert will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on KING FM 98.1.

It’s a quick turnaround for the musicians;  the orchestra departs for Seattle – where many are playing for “Tales of Hoffmann” at Seattle Opera -- on Wednesday.

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Give Big May 6th to your favorite Arts Organization!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:37pm
Save the Date: GiveBIG to SAM on May 6 Mark your calendar for May 6 and plan to participate in an exciting day of philanthropy. Make a contribution to SAM, and your gift will be stretched even further by The Seattle Foundation and its sponsors!Here’s how you can participate in GiveBIG: Make a fully tax-deductible gift to […]
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Nominations open for 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards Awards celebrate contributions of arts and culture community to Seattle; Nomination deadline is 5 pm, Thursday, May 15

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 1:11am
City of Seattle Edward B. Murray, Mayor Office of Arts & Culture Randy Engstrom, Director NEWS RELEASE Nominations open for 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards Awards celebrate contributions of arts and culture community to Seattle; Nomination deadline is 5 pm, Thursday, May 15 SEATTLE (April 15, 2014)— Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Mayor’s […]
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This “Room” Needs a Better View

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 7:30pm
A Room with a View, a new musical 5th Avenue Theatre, through May 11 By Alice Kaderlan All good theater – straight, comic or musical – begins with a well-crafted script and characters we care about. This new, musical version of “A Room With a Vie...
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